Obama SHAMED: University Faculty Want Obama Library MOVED!
So much for their Kenyan native son.
What? You can’t mention Obama’s ethnicity? Well soon even Leftists may not mention the man in any form.
It looks like the University of Chicago turned on Obama.
As the Washington Times reported,
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More than 100 members of the University of Chicago faculty are asking the Obama Foundation to move the proposed library honoring the 44th president to a new location because the plan as currently constituted is “socially regressive.”
The Obama Presidential Center will not provide the “promised development or economic benefits” to surrounding neighborhoods, the professors write and could cost more than $100 million in state funds.
“We are concerned that these are not the best ways to use public funds to invest in the future of Chicago,” the letter reads.
Say what? They don’t see Obama as part of the future of Chicago?
Because he’s “socially regressive”?
I think that’s a nice way for the university to say, “We’ve done all we can for your legacy!”
The article continues,
The library will also take over large sections of two historic public parks, Jackson Park and Midway Plaisance, and force the closure of a major South Side thoroughfare, Cornell Avenue. The professors argue it’s a “traffic-jam in the making.”
An Obama Foundation spokesperson said the library will bring hundreds of thousands of people to the South Side every year and will ”strengthen the economic climate in the region.”
“While we don’t expect everyone to agree with every element of the plan, we look forward to working with people across the community and the city to make the most of the opportunity to create a global destination that will showcase the South Side to the world,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
But this isn’t the only slap in the face Obama has received.
Remember when Hawaii dissed him?
As reported in the Chicago Tribune,
Stanley Chang hatched a plan last year to overcome seven years of failed attempts to name something after Hawaii’s most famous native son.
His target: Sandy Beach, a stunning strip of sand and volcanic ash that he hoped to re-christen “Barack Obama Beach.”
Chang had heard from a congressional staffer that Obama often spoke fondly of body surfing there as a teen. And he had read an interview in which the president described his ideal day as one spent at the Oahu beach.
“It was almost a prose poem,” said Chang. Obama imagined a sea turtle swimming in profile, “like a hieroglyph in the water,” the rolling crest of a perfect wave, the sunset “glittering” as the swimsuit-clad commander in chief sipped a soda.
Chang, who recently stepped down from the Honolulu City Council, submitted his bill, insisting that the beach was one of the president’s “favorite places in the world.”
Like all of the previous Obama naming efforts, however, it has gone nowhere.
And what about other things to be named Obama?
Since 2009, Hawaii’s politicos have sought to name two schools, an abandoned lot, a scenic overlook and two state holidays after Obama. An effort to put the 1960s-era cinder-block apartment building, where he lived, on the National Historic registry fell short.
For now, the most famous thing that bears Obama’s name here is the “Snowbama,” a shaved ice that’s a mix of lemon, lime, cherry and passion guava flavors and sells for $4 at Island Snow, one of the president’s favorite vacation haunts.
To hear Obama discuss his legislative achievements and his transcendental presidency, one would think that Hawaii would be feverishly naming things after America’s first black president.
Well, Obama got his library. However, I believe 2018 will be the year people who doted on Obama will all look for ways to disavow that criminal.
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