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California Is Naming A Major Freeway After President Obama, And Conservatives Are Losing Their Minds On Twitter

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Californians will soon be able to drive down President Barack H. Obama Highway.

State lawmakers approved legislation on Tuesday that would name part of State Route 134 in Los Angeles County after the 44th president, and Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the measure. The decision to honor Obama is in recognition of “two decades of dedicated public service to the citizens of the United States and the state of California” the resolution says.

“I am so proud to have authored this proposal to forever appreciate and commemorate President Obama’s tremendous legacy, statesmanship and direct connection to Southern California,” said state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, who introduced the resolution to name the freeway.

The portion of the 134 (Ventura Freeway) being newly named runs through Los Angeles County between State Route 2 near Glendale and Interstate 210 in Pasadena. Obama used the route to commute to class as a student at Occidental College in 1981.

“His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others,” the resolution says of Obama.

And while most Californians are thrilled, it is a fairly liberal state, after all, there are many conservatives who are furious:

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