Conservative Heads Explode After Obama Renames Nation’s Tallest Mountain
Karl Rove was the first contender for stupidest white-man response to the Denali name change:
Karl Rove: Obama Wouldn't Be President If McKinley Hadn't Annexed Hawaii
After all, Rove told Time magazine, it was President McKinley's administration that annexed Hawaii, making it possible for Obama to be President.
Sheesh. What's the "gracious" way to rename a mountain, pray tell? Give us some examples of name changes that were done "graciously" even though you didn't like them.
Obama hates Republicans?
But with all the bigots in today's Republican Party, Rove's mild complaint about graciousness couldn't stand as the most extreme:
Conservative Radio Host Says Obama Changed Mt. McKinley's Name Because He Hates White Republicans
American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer complained on Monday that President Obama thinks "America is bad and everybody else is good."
By Justin Baragona
“Why would Obama do this? Well, there’s a very simple reason: President McKinley was a Republican and he was American and he was white. So he was all the things that President Obama has such a visceral distaste for. In his worldview, America is bad and everybody else is good, Republican is bad, everybody else is good and so forth.”
It should be noted that Republicans from Alaska have not only commended Obama for his decision but were key in pushing forward legislation to make the change. The state’s two Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, sponsored a bill to change the federal designation. Meanwhile, the state’s governor, another GOPer, applauded the President for officially changing the mountain’s name.
But, none of that matters to right-wingers like Fischer. Any chance to whine about the current black usurper of the White House, you take it! In fact, he loved his line so much about Obummer hatin’ ‘Murica that he also tweeted it out.
Name change = "assassination"?
Unfortunately for Fischer and Rove, Laura Ingraham--or at least her website--took the prize for extremism:
Laura Ingraham's Website: 'McKinley Assassinated Again' By Obama Decision
By Sara Jerde
Jon Conradi, Lifezette's director of audience engagement, whose LinkedIn page also identifies him as a former communications director for the U.S. House as well as a Republican operative, wrote the post.
The peak was named after McKinley during his first candidacy for the presidency in 1896 and was officially minted Mount McKinley by President Wilson in 1917 to memorialize the president and his historic administration. The president has found greater cause with politically correct forces who believe the peak’s moniker was offensive to Native Americans, who knew the summit as Denali.
Which is something Republicans supposedly believe in--states' rights, local control, etc.--when they're not raving hypocrites. Unfortunately, they're raving hypocrites all the time, as this issue proves.
I assume someone posted the following as a spoof of right-wing ignorance. But I gather some right-wing ignoramuses took it seriously. Enough so that Snopes had to post an explanation, believe it or not.
Good God...right-wingers are stupid.
For more on Denali, see Ohioans Protest Denali Name Change and Obama Renames Mount McKinley.