California Is Naming A Major Freeway After President Obama, And Conservatives Are Losing Their Minds On Twitter
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:
if some people are destroying confederate monuments, then why is CA naming a freeway after obama, the worst POTUS ever and ISIS co-founder?
— luis pascual (@luisrpascual) September 6, 2017
W.T.F. did Obama do that was so honorable to name a stretch of freeway after him?
— Lou (@captamerican67) September 6, 2017
Must be the stretch full of potholes.
— Donna Jo Tucker (@Blackbeltharper) September 6, 2017
It's called the road to nowhere
— JoeSimpson (@joronemo) September 6, 2017
Both are old, beat up, dark and jam-packed?!🏳️🌈😂
— Do you even troll? (@aaron_mrkupcake) September 6, 2017
California names stretch of Freeway in honor of Obama…
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 6, 2017
🚨 California Lawmakers Vote To Rename Freeway After Obama 😨😨
I Agree If They Change It To "Highway To Hell" https://t.co/9LPIhUBpQr
— Bluestar (@BlueSea1964) September 6, 2017
Obama Freeway road sign-
MECCA – 8192 MILES
KENYA – 9506 MILES
SAUL ALINSKY MEMORIAL – 2140 MILES
— Top208/Baleroni (@Balerion_) September 6, 2017
Obama doesn't deserve to have a road, highway, street, freeway or an alley after him! He didn't do anything in office!
— Ask Me (@714_khmer) September 6, 2017
Thank God I don't live in CA! Who in their right mind would name a hiway after the most failed presidency ever?
— Jordy Salyer (@PlainOlJordy) September 6, 2017
I'm still calling it the 134. Isn't there an dead end street somewhere in the hood The could rename instead?
— أسود باب القلم (@BlackDoorPen) September 6, 2017
Why not a street in South Central? Oh yeah he never went there. He spent all his time in Bel Air and Beverly Hills
— Matt 🇺🇸 (@mmadwin) September 6, 2017
The People's Republic of California strikes again. It's naming a section of an L.A. freeway in "honor" of Obama. PATHETIC! What's next?
— Evan Schenkel (@TrueThisOne) September 6, 2017