Taking the Left Exit
Larry Thornberry
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California State Senator Anthony Portantino and some of his Democratic colleagues wish to name a portion of the 134 Freeway after Barack Obama and have introduced a resolution to accomplish this.

The portion involved is the stretch between Glendale and Eagle Rock, to which, according to Obama scholar Portantino, the future community organizer-in-chief traveled when he was a student at Occidental College from 1979 to 1981. This is before His Glibness took his act to Columbia University, where he majored in entitlement and minored in sanctimony.

Justifying his pitch for the President Barack H. Obama Highway, Portantino writes that the naming is justified, because “California has a long history of designating our freeways as reminders of the accomplishments of important leaders who have shown character, strength, and passion.”

To me, and doubtless to most TAS regulars, this reads like a non-sequitur. There isn’t an instrument sensitive enough to measure Obama’s “accomplishments,” unless Portantino means to count swamping the country in debt, strangling the economy with taxes and regulations on steroids, making America weak as water overseas, rewarding our enemies, dissing our friends, and attempting to jam every left-wing phantasm to come down a California Freeway down America’s throat. (Don’t even get me started on character.)

But then California Dems have a logic all their own. Clearly that hopey-changey thing worked for them. Besides, it may make a bit of sense to name this part of the road after the most left-wing president in American history. I think this is the stretch that only has left-hand exits.

Larry Thornberry
Larry Thornberry
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Larry Thornberry is a writer in Tampa.
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