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President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa
National Review ^ | June 1, 2012 | Rory Cooper

Posted on 06/01/2012 2:29:25 AM PDT by Innovative

According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no.

Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too "political." A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being "political" is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.

Meanwhile, one of the recipients of the Medal was Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. So socialist politics are acceptable, but not the politics of a man who stood up and fought socialism.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; poland; socialism; walesa
How much more do we need to learn about Obama?....
1 posted on 06/01/2012 2:29:49 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

What an arrogant, myopic, pos our “President” is.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 2:51:44 AM PDT by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: thoolou

Did anyone see this reported on CNN, MSNBC or any other network, including Fox? I thought not...


3 posted on 06/01/2012 2:54:13 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Innovative

He’s a CLASSLESS ASS.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 2:57:31 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Innovative

Good job, Obama. Make that trip to Poland a TOTAL disaster.

When will the world wake up? When will America wake up?

“A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government”

Well, no one really expect Obama to make Comrade Putin mad, did they? After all, he relayed to Putin he would have “more flexibility” after the election.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 3:11:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Innovative

Lech Walesa EARNED his Nobel Peace prize. It would be too intimidating I guess.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 3:11:30 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree
Lech Walesa EARNED his Nobel Peace prize. It would be too intimidating I guess.

Lech Walesa earned his Nobel Peace prize for opposing communism. I suspect that Obama has always seen Walesa as an enemy.

7 posted on 06/01/2012 3:13:41 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Innovative

Now, who is the Freedom loving Patriot, and who is the real Communist?


8 posted on 06/01/2012 3:20:53 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Innovative

Obama’s petty ego is still twitching because Walesa refused to support him and turned down his invitation to the White House when he found out Obama was a socialist. Walesa fought socialism in Poland. I would lay down a heavy bet that Obama deliberately insulted the Polish peoples. The man is dangerous to our national security and intends to ruin our relationships with every one of our allies and bust up the solidarity of nations fighting communism.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 3:22:41 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: F15Eagle

typo s/b “expected”


10 posted on 06/01/2012 3:26:09 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Innovative

I hope the Obama is better than Romney crowd here looks in the damn mirror ASAP.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 3:38:53 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
I hope the Obama is better than Romney crowd here looks in the damn mirror ASAP.

AIN'T gonna happen, not as long as they choose to formulate their myopic arguments as one which is based on "PRINCIPLES," and has as its core, "Social Issues," such as Gay Marriage, Abortion, etc.....AT THE EXPENSE of our National Security, our Safety, and our SURVIVAL....!

Though they frame their arguments going so far as to question those who will not accept them--or voting for Mittens--as being "Anti-Christian" or more delusional, "Anti-Patriotic" it is they who are willing to ignore the very real threat and danger (BASED ON EVIDENCE OF DEAR LEADER'S ACTIONS SINCE HIS CORONATION) posed if O'Bummer get's another 4 years to continue his attacks on Capitalism, Rights, Liberties and Freedoms as well as his "Capitualtion" and "Submission" to our enemies as he aligns himself ever more with those who would ("destroy our miserable house from within, by our own hand") replace our Consitution with Sharia (Muslim Brotherhood) and other Radical Islamists....going to far as to appoint and accept several members associated therewith, as advisors and high positions within his Regime.

Yes, while Social Issues are important to we Christians and we should never forego fighting for them, IF we have no Republic as we know it 4 years hence, how much good will that do us then?

To me (as a Vet and Patriot) the Security and Safety of the United States trumps all else. Perhaps that makes me a "Bad" Christian (Catholic) and if that be the case, I'll let GOD be my judge and so be it.

However everyone else decides to vote in November, the outcome will be on their/our/my conscience and I know that I won't have any regrets or have any trouble sleeping nights.

Will those who HATE Romney/Mormons and call for a boycott against Mittens--if their action helps reelect Barack Hussein Obama--be able to say the same???

12 posted on 06/01/2012 4:02:43 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: GlockThe Vote
He is the only I will work for Roomey.

I hate this President.

13 posted on 06/01/2012 4:02:43 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Innovative

Good grief. There is hardly a figure on earth who is more symbolic of real bravery that this man. and wasn’t didn’t he serve as a former President of Poland.

This is in the same category as returning Churchill’s bust to GB.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 4:07:39 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Innovative
Apparently Walesa refused to meet with Obama when Obama visited Poland in May 2011.

Whatever his reason was, this probably lessened the chance that Walesa would get an invitation to the White House while Obama was president.

15 posted on 06/01/2012 4:11:45 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Pollster1
Lech Walesa earned his Nobel Peace prize for opposing communism. I suspect that Obama has always seen Walesa as an enemy.

Of course, most Peace (sic) laureates oppose capitalism and liberty.

16 posted on 06/01/2012 4:12:26 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Innovative

By his friends you will know him.


17 posted on 06/01/2012 4:14:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: thoolou

The kenyan boob has never been my President. I don’t recognize him as such, I don’t watch him, and I don’t listen to him.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 4:14:08 AM PDT by Student0165 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Pollster1

Lech Walesa earned his Nobel Peace prize for opposing communism. I suspect that Obama has always seen Walesa as an enemy.

__________________________________

My husband and I very much agree with you.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 4:17:32 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

“...AT THE EXPENSE of our National Security, our Safety, and our SURVIVAL...”

Explain to me how a self-avowed Progressive and admirer of Alinsky, one Mitt Romney, could be considered supportive of our national security, our safety, and our survival?

Romney is a Globalist, and doesn’t give a damn about our God-given rights as U.S. citizens. He sees himself as a citizen of the world, very much like BHO2.

This situation, fellow veteran, is the crux of the matter: neither candidate is much different one from the other. The question is, who of the two men should we believe will not follow through on their natural intentions?

Frankly, I’m outraged at the choice. It’s like choosing between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea!


20 posted on 06/01/2012 4:19:10 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Innovative

he’s Caucasian


21 posted on 06/01/2012 4:23:26 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Innovative
"Few observers are suggesting that President Obama’s written remarks noting “Polish death camps” were intentionally malicious."

Count me in as part of the few! I loudly proclaim those remarks were intentional!

We know by photographs during moments of disagreement he raises his middle finger while scratching the temple area of his head.

We know by character he enjoys underhand devious comments. (open mic caught Obama asking for "space" on missile defense issues)

We know he meant it by his actions of ignoring one the most important people in the history of Poland (Lech Walesa) And of course being challenged to have Lech to have him on stage.

and of course we know he meant it because we are told he is the most intelligent president ever

Of course he embellishes that his living abroad allows him greater culture sensitivity and understanding. suuuuuuuuure

22 posted on 06/01/2012 4:28:31 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Innovative

I’d. wear that snub as a badge of honor.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 4:49:39 AM PDT by trimom
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To: Innovative
A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being "political" is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.

Baloney. There are few indeed normal Americans who would agree with this rancid ostracization of Mr. Walesa, one of the great men of the 20th century.

This shunning is solely the work of the Kenyan usurper who occupies our highest office, not the United States of America.

President Reagan, Lady Thatcher, President Walesa: these names will be written and discussed for centuries.

The Kenyan usurper's name will be a lingering object of mockery and derision and shame, and maybe we can live down his election in a few short decades.

24 posted on 06/01/2012 4:50:12 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: Innovative
What an arrogant, myopic, pos our “President” is.

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The Polish-American vote: Does this mean that Obama can kiss the Polish-American vote goodbye come election day Nov. 2012?

I make the statement above because Obama had already angered the Polish-American community and the people of Poland with his use of the highly emotional phrase "Polish death camps" at the recent medal ceremony at the White House.

25 posted on 06/01/2012 4:53:51 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: Innovative

Maybe Obama got bored giving out medals. Teh iWON can only handle so many before becoming petulant.

He thinks he should be the one receiving all the accolades. And you know I am only half joking.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 4:54:31 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Innovative
Bows to Saudis and gives the finger to Lech Walesa?

I get it.

27 posted on 06/01/2012 5:13:00 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Innovative

Of course our Marxist commander in chief would shun freedom loving Lech
Walesa.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 5:37:24 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: john mirse
According to Brent Bozell on Hannity last night, the MSM has not reported Obama's gaffe about "Polish death camps." Presumably the public will never hear about Walesa being shunned.

But maybe the word will be spread among Polish-Americans.

29 posted on 06/01/2012 6:25:48 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Innovative
The man has no understanding of European history. He grew up as an admirer of the Third World as presented by his dopey mother and the writings of Franz Fanon. He probably never heard of Fanon until he ran across the path of punk Bill Ayers.

I remember with swelling pride the rise to prominence of men like Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement. It was beautifully documented in the “Man of Marble/Iron” films of Andrzej Wajda.

30 posted on 06/01/2012 6:51:05 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Innovative

One of my most proud moments as a father was when I took my teenaged son to hear President Lech Walesa speak. Later we had a few words with him and shook his hand. A far greater honor for me than when I shook Jimmy Carter’s hand.

A true modern hero whom History will honor, even if Obama does not have the sense or the class to do so.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 6:57:54 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Barack Obama is unmitigated scum. If you think Yalta was bad. Watch what happens to Eastern Europe should he get re-elected.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 7:26:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BwanaNdege

Barack Obama is unmitigated scum. If you think Yalta was bad. Watch what happens to Eastern Europe should he get re-elected.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: RowdyFFC

You’ve got it. It seemed odd at first that “Polish death camps” was on the teleprompter since such speeches are so thoroughly vetted before being given and protocol people are almost always involved in that vetting. Add in the delineate snub to Walesa, and the only logical conclusion is that the phrase was deliberately placed on he teleprompter at the Illegal’s insistence.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 7:41:42 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Innovative

Just finished watching my DVD “Witness to Hope” about Pope John Paul II. Blessed Pope John Paul said that it was the Holy Spirit that drew the crowds and the young people to see & hear him. The Holy Spirit worked through the Pope, the Polish people & Lech Walesa to bring down the USSR. Pray, pray, pray for our country & our children, that we maybe so blessed again in the country to have a leader who believes there is a God.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 8:01:15 AM PDT by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: Innovative

BTTT!


36 posted on 06/02/2012 11:33:31 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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