President Barack Obama has come a long way since the halcyon days of 2009 when then-Newsweek editor Evan Thomas called him “sort of God.” Today, he’s back at war in Iraq and his record-low approval rating stands at 38 percent.
But wait. It gets so much worse.
On Thursday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked Obama down even further by announcing that that the city has abandoned plans to name a new selective enrollment high school after the president.
Chicago’s Barack Obama College Preparatory High School is no more, Emanuel said. The school, scheduled to open in the fall of 2017, will likely still be built, but it will now be called something else, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Problems with the name arose immediately after Second City officials breathlessly announced plans to build the $60 million top-tier high school.