Renaming Mount McKinley Obama’s Insult To Competence

pres mckinleyPresident Obama says he’s changing the name of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley to Denali. Given President McKinley’s record on racial healing, fiscal discipline, global power and disaster response, Obama’s got some timing.

Ohioans were right to take President Obama’s unilateral changing of the name of the 20,200-foot peak to Mount Denali as an insult.

The mountain, North America’s highest, was named after one of America’s best presidents, William McKinley, a native of Canton, Ohio. Now, after nearly 100 years, at the current president’s whim, the mountain will be called by its Native American name.

It’s not just that the decision bypasses Congress’ naming authority, as Rep. Rob Portman pointed out. It’s the timing.

Though forgotten, McKinley, who was assassinated by an extremist, was renowned for his competence and achievements.

The Ohio Republican was a staunch ally and supporter of equal rights for African Americans at a time when “progressives” such as Woodrow Wilson favored re-segregating the federal workforce while others, such as Margaret Sanger, plotted to reduce the number of black babies.

McKinley also opened the gates to America’s rise as a global power by deciding to build the Panama Canal and by winning Cuba’s freedom from Spain in the months-long Spanish-American War of 1898.

Favoring fiscal discipline and a gold standard, he brought years of economic prosperity to the U.S. And he held a dim view of Prohibition, another “progressive” social policy hobbyhorse that failed miserably.

Moreover, in a policy right out of today’s news pages, McKinley sent criminal immigrants back home — but without demonizing all immigrants.

And his cleanup following 1900’s Storm of the Century in Galveston, Texas, which killed 10,000, was lauded for being both swift and highly competent.

It’s yet another example of both the triumph of political correctness and the Obama administration’s utter indifference to America’s heritage. Why take McKinley’s name off America’s top mountain?

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    Tom in Oregon City

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    Why did Obama take McKinley’s name off the mountain? Because McKinley was white, and not “progressive”.

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    Amber

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    I am surprised he didn’t rename the mountain after himself .
    If Presidents can just run around renaming things without Congress where does it end ?
    A new list of name changes each election ?
    Maybe that should be an election campaign question ….. Future President do you have any name change plans and what are they ?

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      GR82DRV

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      [quote name=”Amber”]I am surprised he didn’t rename the mountain after himself .[/quote]

      No doubt he would if he could. You can bet his media-planted minions will nominate many such Obama [i]named honors[/i] to prop up his phony “legacy” as soon as he leaves office. I’m sure he’s staking out his space on Mt. Rushmore as I write. The only question is who’s edifice will be erased to carve Lord Obama’s.

      Meanwhile, hold on to your seats as his arrogant unilateral executive orders hit a fever pace in coming months. I can only imagine what his list of obscene pardons will look like…

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    John West

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    So, when will Mount Rainier be officially renamed Takoma?

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    Amber

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    I doubt he took it off because McKinley was white ,Republican maybe but white ? No .
    Perhaps it is part of the Democrat platform to call everything by it’s
    ” native ” name . Hillery should be asked ….if elected does she think and support the President unilaterally
    changing names of natural resources ?

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    marlene

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    When obama’s isn’t sticking up his middle finger at US, he’s insulting us in every other way. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW.

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    John Marshall

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    Thanks for the information about McKinley, sounds like a great man, one Obama would do well to emulate.
    Bring back McKinley!

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    Johnson7SS

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    I think it may have to do with two things here. Obama is a Muslim sympathizing racist and McKinley was white. Also it has to do with votes, this president will throw every race in this country (minus the white race) a bone to try and get more votes for the demoncratic party. His entire presidency is about furthering his legacy and the agenda of the demoncratic party. The sooner he is out the better and if he lasts to the end of his term we need to do whatever we can as true Americans to make sure people like him never step foot in the White House again!!!

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    GR82DRV

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    On the other hand, perhaps there [u]should[/u] be a [i]Mount Obama[/i]…

    I’ve seen some landfill mounds that would be a perfect tribute to their namesake.

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    Lynne

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    The mountain didn’t have to be renamed to honor native Americans, because it is already in a national park called Denali National Park.

    Please try to understand that this was not Obama’s decision. He is a puppet and a pawn of those who are really running things.

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    Amber

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    Lynne , I tend to agree with your comment. Then who is really running things … big donors ? Hedge fund billionaires ?

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