Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Reagan National Airport: Local libs still balk at using name

Reagan Airport in 2011
Seventeen years ago Congress voted to change the name of Washington National Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to honor the greatest president of the 20th Century. Bill Clinton signed the bill into law.

But liberals who live in the District of Columbia still don't want to call it "Reagan."

From the Washington Post:
In a nutshell, that's the current state of affairs at the airport formerly known as Washington National. Though the name changed to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 1998, many — especially D.C.-area Democrats — still won’t call it that.

That's according to an online survey Express conducted in December after noticing intense disagreement among the staff. To our surprise, 42,082 people responded, and many of them feel just as strongly about the issue.

"I'm still mad about the name, because of how it got passed. It got forced upon all the people here by a small group of powerful men in Congress," says survey respondent Jason West, 57, a business analyst who lives in D.C.
As for "how it got passed," West could also be talking about ObamaCare.

Admittedly the newer name is a mouth full, but I have a solution. Rename it Ronald Reagan Airport. Nothing more--nothing less. Just as it is in the sign pictured above.

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