Sometimes I think we need a reminder of just how childishly petty the Left really is:
A liberal political action committee is pushing for Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport to be renamed after Republicans complained when Barack Obama restored Alaska's Mount McKinley name to Denali.
Illegally and unconstitutionally, as is his way. And, as I learned this afternoon, "Denali" means the same thing in Athabascan that "bama" means in Hebrew: "the high one". Meaning that my "Mt. Obama" riff was actually spot-on accurate. All of which to say that this leftwingnut PAC is outraged that Republicans would dare object to their demigod dissing one of the better presidents in American history in order to further jack off his insatiable ego.
You'd think they would have better things to do, until you remember the kind of guttertrash we're talking about.
CREDO Action, a PAC backed by San Francisco-based cell phone provider CREDO Mobile, has posted the petition on its website, reports Fox News, and is pushing for 75,000 signatures. As of Saturday afternoon, just over 52,000 people had signed the petition.
The petition lauds Obama's "small but important step" for recognizing the history and culture of Native Americans, "but right-wing extremists in the Republican party, including House Speaker Representative John Boehner, don’t see it that way.”
The tiresomely perjorative rhetoric couldn't make it any more garishly obvious that this is a nakeder-than-Miley-Cyrus-on-the-wrecking-ball fundraising ploy. I'm sure every one of those 52,000 petition-signers were hit up for a generous contribution while they were there. Just as I'm sure that Tea Partiers are laughing themselves nauseous at right now at the idea of John Boehner as a "rightwing extremist".
But remember one thing, folks: Obama succeeded in "officially" changing the name of the highest peak in North America. Neither John Boehner nor any other "rightwing extremists in the Republican Party" stopped him, nor ever could have. This little bleep-fit is because any Republican even said a cross word about it publicly. And for that, not only must the first president of the twentieth century be dissed, but the greatest one as well.
Exit question: How can people that small wield so much power so effectively?