Skip to comments.President Obama to award George H. W. Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Posted on 11/17/2010 8:55:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama dropped a bipartisan bombshell today, announcing he will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom next year to ex-President George H.W. Bush.
The magnanimous gesture of bestowing the nations highest civilian honor to the 41st U.S. President came a day after ex-President George W. Bush gave a respectful nod to Obama at the groundbreaking of his library in Dallas.
The decisions of governing are on another Presidents desk, and he deserves to make them without criticism from me, Bush said at the site of his future library at Southern Methodist University.
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, St. Louis (baseball) Hall of Famer Stan Musial, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wall Street wizard Warren Buffett top the list of scholars, athletes, artists, achievers and do-gooders who will be presented the award at a White House ceremony early next year.
These outstanding honorees come from a broad range of backgrounds and theyve excelled in a broad range of fields, but all of them have lived extraordinary lives that have inspired us, enriched our culture, and made our country and our world a better place. I look forward to awarding them this honor, Obama said.
The rest of the list includes civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), environmentalist John H. Adams, poet Maya Angelou, Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein, optometrist murdered by the Taliban Dr. Tom Little, civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez, disabled rights advocate Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and former AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney.
DUmmie heads will EXPLODE!
Political move by the Marxist, but very nice for #41.
When I saw the headline on Google news, it DID say George W. Bush and then when I clicked thru to the source it was the headline you see here. That may pop some heads right there!!
Yo-Yo Ma honored by O-Ba Ma?
That thousand points of light thing, eh?
“Political move by the Marxist, but very nice for #41.”
ANY “medal” awarded by obama is diminished by the stench that accompanies it.
And so Ubanga’s 2012 campaign begins in earnest...
I question the timing.
I’m sure Bush I would prefer a medal from a real President.
Yo-Yo Ma’s recording of the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are on my Desert Island List of recordings.
That's TexasGentSpeak for, "I don't want to be anywhere near all his messups!"
Stan the Man honored by Barry the Fairy?
Seriesly, though, here in St. Louis, Stan Musial is revered, and rightly so. As great a man as he was a player.
Glad for Sr but I thought it was George W. too... Still I don’t think they’re to fond of 41 either.
Google and Yahoo news actually had W as the recipient...not 41. Then the next hour, the headlines changed. Either way, Odumbo is starting his 2012 campaign by looking “bipartisan”.
I was thinking the same thing, while looking for some indication that this was satire.
beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
i would decline it. look at the list receiving the medal this year... it is an insult!!
a co-founder of the NRDC is on the list too.
Natural Resources Defense Council
President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to NRDC Founding Director John Adams
WASHINGTON (November 17th, 2010) — President Obama today announced that John Adams, the founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, is to receive the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. In announcing his selection of Adams, the President cited a tenure “unparalleled by the leader of any other environmental organization,
Maybe Ozero is thinking ahead to make some friends in the ex-presidents club he is soon to join.
Or then again....excuse the/my ‘new world order’, crap the Bush crime family has espoused. Still, people and FReepers fall, for the NWO Bush crap. Wake the heck up FReepers and America! My God. Bush and his open borders plan and his........”they are a religion of peace” speaking of the muslims!!! My God these muslims want us DEAD!!! And the Amercan born president,GW Bush allowed this to happen. Wake the eff up Youngn’s!!!!
New World Order gandydancers working together.
The government party is circling the wagons.
Of course, he’s going with Plan B in kissing up to the GOP after such a disaster of the elections. For anyone with half a brain it won’t play but from what we’ve seen lately there aren’t many functioning brains out there.
One Progressive patting another Progressive on the back. Touching.
1000 Points of Light meets Hopey Changey.
I rather thought it meant that since he said without criticism that he meant he'd just keep his criticisms to himself....needless to say if W had any compliments it wouldn't be necessary to keep quiet. So actually it was a subtle way of criticizing.
No Order of Lenin?
It figures that Obama would award John Sweeney and John Lewis. It’s good to see Stan the Man get awarded. He’s 90 years old and I’ve heard his health has declined over the last year or two.
I question the timing.
Im sure Bush I would prefer a medal from a real President.
I’d pull a Cheney and tell 0bama to go screw himself.
Remember that great pix of Ted and Stan posing at/from the ‘56 or ‘57 Allstar game? Oh boy these kids today have no idea. Mickey...Duke....Ted....Stan...Ernie...Yogi...Mays, Robinson,(yeah Frank....not the over rated Jackie Robinson), Bobby Richardson, Clete boyer....Pee wee.... etc!!!
You beat me to it. I can just hear the conspiracy theories now.
One Progressive patting another Progressive on the back.
Uhhh yeppers :)
settle down young’n...
Here, Mr. Bush, take this shiny trinket that means absolutely nothing to me but might impress those on your side as a sort of capitulation that will engender a new level of trust that I will take advantage of to bury a knife in their backs.
Kind of like a Cub Scout giving an Eagle Scout a Merit Badge.
How bout make zero hand it to him 10,000 feet up, sky-diving?
Pardon me, I need to go hurl here in Texas. brb
Kind of like a slug under a rock next to a Cub Scout giving an Eagle Scout a merit badge.
We could let Cheney pack his chute.
Hell, we could let Pelosi pack his chute.
Next time I see 70, I'll consider it... '-)
If I were Bush 41, I’d tell Obama to mail it.
If I were Bush I’d keep this little obamino jester on the backburner and string him along until the perfect time to accept on my terms..when, where, and certainly at the hour of my choosing where it would damage Obamino the worst.
Okay sonny...whatever you say and that is on the square. Jeeze you kids are really something. Do you know what ‘On the square’ means Junior? No? Well, look it up young man. Good grief you kids are really something!
FWIW, I heard 41 speak about the New World Order. He said that he was speaking of the fall of the Berlin wall, and the subsequent loss of the Soviet Union with it’s satellite countries becoming independent countries. Now, THAT was hope and change! lol
However, he could have been walking back his New World Order statement...
They are both Globalists, so why not?
Ever see any of the old movies with the dictor always in a uniform covered with medals. These statists love them and I’m not saying it to demean - it just puzzles me.
I meant to add it’s like they’ve never grown up.
dictor would be dictator.