Obama Tarnishes Freedom Medals

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AAAintheBeltway, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap...uAY3Eg?docId=9814dba7998c47d2b5db23d647b42a37


    Among the recipients honored Tuesday were former President George H.W. Bush, former basketball star Bill Russell, businessman Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.


    The 2010 Medal of Freedom recipients were announced in November. Other winners include:

    — Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

    — John H. Adams, co-founder of Natural Resources Defense Council

    — Maya Angelou, poet and author

    — Jasper Johns, artist

    — Gerda Weissmann Klein, Holocaust survivor and author

    — Dr. Tom Little (posthumous), optometrist murdered on humanitarian mission in Afghanistan

    — Sylvia Mendez, civil rights activist of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent

    — Stan Musial, Hall of Fame baseball player

    — Bill Russell, professional basketball player and first African American to coach in the NBA

    — Jean Kennedy Smith, founder of VSA, a non-profit organization that promotes the artistic talents of people with disabilities

    — John J. Sweeney, President Emeritus of the AFL-CIO

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    I heard obama say that whom we honor speaks as to who we are as a people. For once, he was telling the truth. His choices of prize winners is very telling and continues his tradition of trashing things most of the country holds sacred.

    The Presdential Medal of Freedom should be an award reserved for the very best of the best, people who sacrificed and made enormous contributions to their country. War heroes, medical researchers, brilliant innovators who spawned entire industries. Instead, he gave us a motley collection of black racists, political hacks and big money supporters. And a token republican, Bush 41.

    I realize no award can be as tained as his Nobel Peace prize, but this is offensive. He has politicized something meant to be non-partisan. He has obviously made it highly racial, when he was sold to us as post-racial. Thanks obama for ruining yet another part of our national life. I suppose we can look forward to next year's winners including Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, O.J. Simpson, Jeffrey Immelt and Charley Rangel.
     
  2. Bush 41 is the only one who deserves the Medal of Freedom. Angela Merkel is a good choice for a future recipient. [​IMG]
     
  3. So you are offended.

    Oh my...

    "The Presdential Medal of Freedom should be an award reserved for the very best of the best, people who sacrificed and made enormous contributions to their country."

    Care to list all Presidential Medal of Freedom winners and debate their worthiness?

     

  4. List of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients


    These are nothing medals, mere trinkets.

    Dave Thomas - founder of Wendy's is on there because??

    Estée Lauder ??


    The great thing about this site is that we see republican stupidity in real time.
     
  5. Didn't Reagan give one to his astrologer?

    :D

     
  6. More rightist bile. Its what they do.
     
  7. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Corrected for relevant accuracy.