Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment has been in the news a lot–rallying against that Muslim Socialist Kenyan keeping Ted Cruz’s seat warm. They have been unified in their awe-inspiring concerted effort to oust the black guy.
The disgraced group was founded by James Neighbors.
James has been collecting donations for the “movement” since it was founded through a GoFundMe account, which has been taken down. “Why,” you ask? Well, because James seems to have drained money from the account for personal use — prompting the resignation of at least two members of national leadership to date, Ann Whitten and Rick Halle.
Apparently James Neighbors is the ONLY person who had access to the GoFundMe account. The funds were deposited directly into his personal PayPal account.
Now former Overpasses WV leader CJ Ross sums up the situation:
The reason I’m doing this tonight is to at least summarize the events that have transpired this week that have lead me to this point. I’ll be as brief and descriptive as possible and any questions you have I will try to answer the best I can if you private message me on my personal page. Feel free to request me as a friend to do so.
Late last week I was made aware of some events that had taken place amongst our national leadership involving donated funds to the movement. I do not know anyone personally who donated from our state group, but there are many from across the country. At some point as the result of an injury sustained at work, our founder, James Neighbors stopped receiving workers comp payments and took donated money to pay personal bills. He has promised to repay this money once his payments are reinstated.
A lot happened in the ensuing chaos as word got out amongst leaders. I’m not going to argue the legality or illegality of his actions as I have seen arguments to both sides. Neither I, nor anyone else in Wv that I’ve found has been directly affected by this. I refuse to take sides in this argument as I see it to be an enormous distraction to our ultimate mission. Several leaders from all levels have now resigned their positions because of disagreements over this event. I’ve witnessed some of the most horrible behavior by grown adults in this time. Entire threads have devolved into complete chaos and slander of people who are supposed to be on the same team.
It is because of this that I am resigning as the leader of Overpasses-Wv. I feel that I can be of more use to you all in a clean, focused environment. So, as of tomorrow we will create West Virginians for Liberty to continue our fight. Nothing will change. We will still protest and go after political corruption of all forms in any party. Now it is up to you whether you want to remain here, or to join with us. Either way, I’ve counted all of you as my own family. That includes James Neighbors, right or wrong. We are all brothers and sisters in the same cause and I will continue fighting for every last one of you. If you wish to join us at WVfL then please take the opportunity to request me as a friend and the link will be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your time and effort and I’ll see you all out there.
Ann Whitten, a (now) former member of the group’s national leadership explains:
Yes, it would hurt the group if it got national attention, would it not? After all, the leader of a movement supposedly fighting against corruption is just as corrupt as those he claims to be fighting. It’s OK though, as he promises to pay it back.
James responded to allegations through the Overpasses Facebook page:
Gee, James took money from a central organization in a time of purported need? Sounds a lot like socialism! Keep in mind here–his Worker’s Comp is no longer being paid because he was deemed fit to return to work. Could it be that he is attempting to scam the government (his employer) out of more money while he plays Grand Marshal to a bunch of uneducated racist twits?
According to Josh Barry, who now claims that national leadership knew about the “loan,” the leader of the movement HAS to be unemployed, dedicating 8-10 hours a day to the cause:
So, we must ask the question: How far will James go to stay at the reigns? How far will his sheep follow him into oblivion? Is Overpasses simply a clever self-aggrandization effort on James’ part? Given that he is fighting his Worker’s Compensation loss rather than returning to work — as he has been deemed medically fit to do — and has just lightened his organization’s coffers for personal benefit, it seems this is the case.
It should be noted that Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment has not filed for a tax status (though Mr. Neighbors is now discussing it,) which means that all donations must be reported and taxed. It was also stated nowhere that money would be taken for personal use.
James refuses to quit though, and is rather unapologetic — even after being caught red-handed stealing from his own organization!
We will have more on this story as it develops.
In the meantime please enjoy some on-camera STUPID from some of the Overpasses idiots!