Obama Now Thinks He Can Rename Mountains Just Because He Feels Like It, Mt. McKinley Wiped Off Map by Order

The arrogance of this president has reached new heights–if you will–as now Obama thinks he can just start renaming mountains because he feels like it. Over the weekend Obama wiped Alaska’s Mt. McKinley off the map and decided to rename it Mr. Denali.

Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain in Alaska, has been named after President William McKinley for almost 100 years. But that isn’t good enough for Obama. He has now changed it to Mt. Denali because that is what native Americans called it before Alaska became a state.

As McKinley was from Ohio, both Democrats and Republicans in the Buckeye State are furious with Obama’s pandering to the native Americans.

Ohio lawmakers reacted angrily Sunday to the White House’s announcement that President Obama would formally rename Alaska’s Mt. McKinley — North America’s highest peak — “Denali” during his trip to The Last Frontier this week.

“Mount McKinley … has held the name of our nation’s 25th President for over 100 years,” Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said in a statement. “This landmark is a testament to his countless years of service to our country.” Gibbs also described Obama’s action as “constitutional overreach,” saying that an act of Congress was required to rename the mountain, because a law formally naming it after Ohio’s William McKinley was passed in 1917.

“This political stunt is insulting to all Ohioans, and I will be working with the House Committee on Natural Resources to determine what can be done to prevent this action,” Gibbs said.

The Ohio delegation’s disappointment at the decision cut across party lines.

“We must retain this national landmark’s name in order to honor the legacy of this great American president and patriot,” Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, whose district includes McKinley’s hometown of Niles, in eastern Ohio.

Amusingly, the Native American word “Denali” means “the high one,” and people are saying that Obama must be “high” to change the name of this mountain just because he feels like it.

Warner Todd Huston

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