When I heard that Obama, who’s probably just dying to be the first Democrat added to Mt. Rushmore, was reverting the name of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley back to the original name of Denali, for a second there I thought we were revisiting the Indian holiday of Diwali and in honor of the change Michelle would dance like she did in Mumbai.
Thank the good Lord — I heard wrong.
I realized it wasn’t Diwali that was being talked about, it was Denali, and the Indians were not from Mumbai, but were Alaskan Cree Natives, and that the name change, according to Obama, “recognizes the sacred status of Denali to generations of Alaska Natives.”
And who would know better than Barack Obama, who’s a big fan of Alaska – one of the two states he couldn’t make it to on his 2008 “58 state” tour of America.
In addition to Alaska, Mr. Obama is also a big fan of Native Americans. In fact, immediately following the “workplace violence” incident where, before killing thirteen and injuring thirty at Fort Hood military base, Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar,” Obama was scheduled to speak at the Tribal Nations Conference hosted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian affairs.
In an effort to remediate past injustices perpetrated by the White Man upon Native Americans, on the day of the deadly shootings Obama decided before mentioning the mass murder to put his politically correct priorities in order and gave a long shout-out to Medal of Freedom winner Dr. Joe Medicine Crow.
Before condemning the terroristic attack, the president acknowledged Medicine Crow for receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, which Dr. Joe never received.
Nevertheless, keeping Native American sensitivity in mind, the 25th president of the United States, who ironically was a Republican, thanks to Barack Obama is now having his name eradicated from the six-million acre park where the former 20,237 ft. homage to William McKinley sits.
Obama must really like the sound of the name “Denali”, because in the Athabaskan language of Alaska natives it means “the great one” and judging from the way the president behaves, “the great one” is how Obama views himself.
So in lieu of the president inserting his historic image onto the side of Mt. Rushmore, a national monument also dominated by Republicans that is also known in some circles as Mt. White Privilege, Obama has decided to oust the Ohio-born McKinley from North America’s tallest mountain.
Named after McKinley in 1898, in 1975 the Alaska government requested the Interior Department change the name to Denali. But because the Board on Geographic Names submitted to Congress for a name change, even if the bill never passed, for forty years the McKinley name was kept alive by the Ohio delegation introducing bills that incorporated the McKinley name.
That’s why in order to secretly name a mountain after himself, once again Obama has to circumvent Congress.
Ohio Republican representatives like Sen. Rob Portman, who noted that Congress had been debating the name for years, feels that “This decision by the administration is yet another example of the President going around Congress.”
This was echoed by Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich, who feels that by changing the name, Obama “overstepped his bounds.”
Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH) called it another example of Obama’s “constitutional overreach”. Gibbs tweeted that “President Obama has decided to ignore an act of Congress in unilaterally renaming Mount McKinley in order to promote his job-killing war on energy. This political stunt is insulting to all Ohioans.”
Which is precisely why, Mr. Gibbs, after almost seven years of fundamental transformation realized via the flouting of Congress, Obama considers himself “the great one”.
Barack Obama wants to change Mount McKinley’s name back to its original Indian moniker so that if nothing else, he’ll at least have a mountain named after him.
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