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The Presidential Degradation of the Medal of Freedom
American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis

Posted on 11/24/2013 12:44:14 PM PST by jazusamo

At the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony held in the East Room of the White House, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama chose to honor more than just a few 'winners.' The colorful collection was a cacophony of politically correct Democrat darlings, with a journalist, a RINO, two deceased homosexuals, a few Latinos, and an occasional black sports figure thrown in for good measure.

In addition to the eclectic array of 13 relatively benign forgers of freedom, three controversial awards also went to a race-baiting billionaire, a misogynist former president, and an abortion-supporting, man-hating women's rights activist.

It was three centuries ago that English Bible commentator and Presbyterian minister Matthew Henry wrote that "The wickedness of a people is great indeed when noted sinners are men renowned among them." Henry's words sum up why Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Gloria Steinem ended up being commended by the president.

As for Bill Clinton, there's no arguing that the 42nd president of the United States is a "noted sinner." Even still, the often-dishonorable Honorable Bill Clinton does deserve a medal. First for criticizing the current president's handling of the Obamacare debacle, and then for allowing the guy he critiqued to approach his neck with something that could easily double as noose.

Clinton may not have realized it, but if the one doing the tying were to express his true feelings towards the honoree, the former president might have found himself in the posthumous category.

Nonetheless, dead presidents and award ceremonies aside, the problem with Bill Clinton is that he's like a Whac-A-Mole- he pops up all over the place, and even walloping him on the head with a rubber mallet probably wouldn't get him to stop butting in.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: clinton; medaloffreedom; obama; steinem; winfrey
DeAngelis' last sentence pretty much says it all.
1 posted on 11/24/2013 12:44:14 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

When you see Dick Luger R-was Indiana, but didn’t live there get one, you know the fix was in.

Kind of like “everyone gets a ribbon.”


2 posted on 11/24/2013 12:51:43 PM PST by hadaclueonce (l)
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To: jazusamo

Anything to take the spotlight from the gutless weasels at 1600 Penn. Ave. And their foreign affairs and domestic debacles.. FRom Benghazi to the Middle East and ObamaCare as well, show me your successes, not your excesses, in and from accepting responsibility for running the most corrupt admistra.. Regime ever to hoist its ‘standard’ on these shores. A standard of surrender.


3 posted on 11/24/2013 12:53:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: jazusamo

Did Gloria Steinem really wear a T-Shirt saying “I Had An Abortion”? Wow. Most women I know would not walk around boasting about having made such a private decision. I guess anything for fame and notoriety, right?


4 posted on 11/24/2013 12:53:49 PM PST by lee martell
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To: jazusamo
"Now, 57 years after Gloria aborted her child, she can celebrate her freedom by accessorizing her Planned Parenthood wardrobe with her big, bold, star-shaped presidential accolade that tells the world that "Having an abortion = a Medal of Freedom."

"In the end, after all is said and done, the only one missing from the day's festivities was MSNBC Palin-basher Martin Bashir. But even without Bashir, the Medal of Freedom is just another example of how everything from a college degree to the office of the president is now represented by grossly unexceptional people, or in this case, lying adulterers, ardent abortionists, and race baiters."

They are so unbelievably without standards, dignity or a sense of decency. Everything this guy and his people touch turns to poo. No reason why this should be an exception. The dregs of society are running our country.

5 posted on 11/24/2013 12:55:03 PM PST by La Lydia
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6 posted on 11/24/2013 12:57:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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7 posted on 11/24/2013 1:02:32 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (War on Terror news at rantburg.com)
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To: jazusamo
Barack Obama even declared that Oprah Winfrey is "living proof" that in a nation full of prejudiced white people, a poor, overweight black girl from Mississippi can rise "from a childhood of poverty and abuse to the pinnacle of the entertainment universe,"

the entertainment industry is the pinnacle of moral poverty and abuse you go girl

8 posted on 11/24/2013 1:07:15 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

I guess one could do worse than Oprah, to be fair to her.

She is not a porn queen. Today that says a lot for character.


9 posted on 11/24/2013 1:08:18 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
She is not a porn queen.

yeah being a fat black chick saved her

10 posted on 11/24/2013 1:12:44 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: La Lydia

You are so right with your post regarding 0bama and his administration, no dignity or sense of decency.


11 posted on 11/24/2013 1:15:23 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Bump.


12 posted on 11/24/2013 1:17:31 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: bigheadfred

Well she DID try to diet. It even worked, for a while.


13 posted on 11/24/2013 1:19:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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14 posted on 11/24/2013 1:21:01 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
The Medal of Freedom was established after the Civil War, and it's our Republic's highest civilian honor, because our Constitution prohibits the bestowing of royal titles.

The purpose of this special medal is to reward selected people for outstanding achievements in various fields of endeavor for their remarkable contributions to society.

Like you said, the last sentence in DeAngelis' column, " pretty much says it all."
15 posted on 11/24/2013 1:39:36 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo
... two deceased homosexuals ...

Cheapest shot of the week. Sally Ride never claimed to be homosexual in her lifetime. She deserves to be remembered for her achievement, not as some gay milestone. Denigrating her as a "deceased homosexual" rather than as an astronaut is as bad worse than honoring her as a lesbian, an identity she never acknowledged publicly.

Bayard Rustin was a distinguished civil rights leader who deserved the reward on the basis of his achievements. Though he started out as a radical he ended up (for better or worse) something of a neocon. He also deserves to be remembered as more than some publicity-hungry blogger's cheap shot.

As always these awards are a mixed bag. A lot of politics and pandering goes into the choices. But I can't see running down everyone on the list because you don't like a few of the honorees.

16 posted on 11/24/2013 1:41:52 PM PST by x
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To: x
Thanks very much, dearest x.

Medal of Freedom established by President Harry S. Truman in 1945.

the Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by JFK - Executive Order 11085
17 posted on 11/24/2013 1:58:06 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo


18 posted on 11/24/2013 2:06:17 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: lee martell

Yup, she did. These people are vile. (pic at link)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/04/19/i-had-an-abortion-shirt-sales-stir-controversy-at-university-of-north-carolina-wilmington/

For the record, I love this article exposing the farce of who qualifies for this honor under Obamas standards. Well done Ms DeAngelis, well done.


19 posted on 11/24/2013 2:57:44 PM PST by IwaCornDogs ("There Will Be Bamboozeling" ~ Nobama 08')
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To: x

It was the awards presentation ceremony which presented Sally Ride as an inspiration to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community. You should cite them and not the blogger.

Sally Ride can be remembered as the third woman in Space and the first American in Space but the script at the White House had it otherwise.


20 posted on 11/24/2013 3:24:40 PM PST by Monterrosa-24 (q)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Honestly, what does anyone expect from the guy who accepted a Nobel Prize for being black?


21 posted on 11/24/2013 3:37:20 PM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: jazusamo

2013 Medal of Freedom?

Or, reconstituted shrouded Order of Lenin?


22 posted on 11/24/2013 3:43:20 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: jazusamo

Obama has degraded every standard, moral and institution of this country since he became president. Degrading the Medal of Freedom is just one other in a long line of spitting on this country by this America Hater.


23 posted on 11/24/2013 3:45:52 PM PST by falcon99
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To: jazusamo

You’d expect this to happen from a Nobel Peace Prize winner.


24 posted on 11/24/2013 4:11:14 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: jazusamo

That award belongs on the ash heap of history of once great things progressives destroyed. Good riddance. The inventor of the suicide bombing gets the Nobel peace prize, a charlatan fraud gets the Nobel prize, and now baby killing eugenicists and disgraced impeached serial abusers get the presidential awards.


25 posted on 11/24/2013 4:23:30 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: jazusamo
In addition to the eclectic array of 13 relatively benign forgers of freedom, three controversial awards also went to a race-baiting billionaire, a misogynist former president, and an abortion-supporting, man-hating women's rights activist.

Koyaanisqatsi.

26 posted on 11/24/2013 10:42:23 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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