VIA| In Willingboro, New Jersey, residents love the late President John F. Kennedy. And they wish to keep honoring him.
However, when the local “Kennedy Center” gets through a series of renovations, it will be renamed the Obama Center, and residents are furious:
A good portion of Willingboro, New Jersey is dedicated to late President John F. Kennedy. Residents there can take a stroll down John F. Kennedy Way, browse the stores at the John F. Kennedy shopping plaza and even get pampered at the John F. Kennedy Nail Salon and beauty supply store. Suffice it to say, Willingboro thinks highly of the late U.S. President.
However, now there are some rumblings from the community about the council’s decision to change the recreation center and former school from the “Kennedy Center” to the “President Barack Obama Center.”
“I graduated from JFK back in ’72 so it’s gonna be kinda hard to all of a sudden start calling the school Obama,” longtime Willingboro resident Al said.
According to published reports, the council and deputy mayor say that President Obama had a major impact on the city and that residents actually want the change.
Although, that doesn’t seem to be the case, as some residents like Beulah have expressed their opposition and indifference regarding the change.
“I love my president, I appreciate him, but why does that need to be reflected on the center?” she questioned.
“I just don’t really see the need to change the name at this point,” Al said.
“Maybe they should call it the Obama/Kennedy center, I don’t know,” resident Francetta added.
The current Kennedy Center is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and when it’s done it will be renamed after President Obama.
The idea for the name change came from Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Jennings, but she may want to take a look at the serious push back the city is receiving.
The city keeps cleaning up their official Facebook page, but has been overwhelmed by local citizens who are not pleased with the decision. For example, one wrote, “Next thing you’ll know, they’ll demand Washington, D.C. rename the Lincoln Memorial after Al Sharpton.” And another wrote, “They should just call it the ‘Thug President Disgrace Center’ Worst Pres in History!”
Modern Democrats wouldn’t recognize John Kennedy, as he was a tax-cutter fiscal conservative. In fact, one would think that if Kennedy was alive today, he would not be welcomed in today’s extreme Democratic party.
Obama has nothing in common with Kennedy, and hardly deserves such an honor.