Friday, July 3, 2009

When Small Men Rewrite History

Via Memorandum:

If you are still wondering what caliber of characters we’ve got stumbling about the Capitol this article from the Washington Examiner should pretty much settle it.

At Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board meeting, chairman H.R. Crawford – a former District Council member and Marion Barry confidante – told fellow Board members that he has heard talk on Capitol Hill about yanking former President Ronald Reagan’s name off the local airport and returning it to its previous generic moniker: National Airport.“It was just a discussion. We’re not aware of anything specific,” MWAA spokeswoman Tara Hamilton later told The Examiner.

It’s clear that the current crop of congressional leaders want no part of Reagan’s grand conservative vision for America, but erasing all trace of his memory from an airport that’s already been named in his honor is about as petty as you can get.

Why would anybody on Capitol Hill even consider such a patently partisan move, which is guaranteed to make Democrats look small and ridiculous? Do they so fear the inevitable comparisons between the Great Communicator and his teleprompted successor in the White House?

Petty? Small and ridiculous? How about revisionist bastards? Taking Reagan’s name won’t stop comparisons between him and Obama. Reagan brought down The Wall and supported freedom and democracy throughout the world. In contrast, President ‘Let ‘em eat cake’ Obama has turned his back on democracy in both Iran and Honduras. Reagan faced down dictators. Obama embraces them.

JammieWearingFool has suggested that they might skip the formalities and rename it King Obama Airport now. Somehow I imagine ‘Lord and King Obama Airport’ would be more to The One’s liking.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't seem at all premature to appropriate the naming for a sitting President.

After all, how many wrote not one but two autobiographies before they got the job?