Now that Pres. McKinley’s name has been stripped from mountain, here’s left’s next target

Now that Pres. McKinley’s name has been stripped from mountain, here’s left’s next target
What's in a name? Reagan National Airport

Some bad news and some good (or at least better) news.

First the bad: Now that Mt. McKinley is no longer name for a dead white president, liberals have fixed their sites on the next frontier: renaming Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

The good news is that the suggested change is to go back to the airport’s previous name — Washington National Airport — which is at least named for another president.

Fox News Insider advises that “the influential liberal political action committee CREDO Action is behind the effort with a petition drive”:

The petition says that because John Boehner and congressional Republicans complained when President Barack Obama restored Alaska’s Mount McKinley name to Denali, they should stay consistent and change Ronald Reagan National Airport back to its original name honoring America’s first president, George Washington.

Republicans, led by Boehner, voted to rename Washington National Airport after Ronald Reagan in 1998.

“Given Speaker Boehner’s current outrage and disappointment at President Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley, it’s time to give him the opportunity to make up for his own past mistakes,” the petition reads. “Sign the petition and tell John Boehner he needs to be consistent when it comes to naming America’s landmarks.”

As of this writing, the petition has garnered 65,819 signatures. The goal is 75,000 .

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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