It used to be that there was a certain amount of stigma attached to being a Socialist in this country- but to our first Socialist President it is resume enhancer.
He awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. She’s also a board member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The Discover the Networks profile on Huerta:
- Co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO (“UFW”)
- Board member of the Democratic Socialists of America
- Founding board member of the Feminist Majority
- Board member of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
- Opposes War on Terror
- “It’s always been a part of U.S. foreign policy to first put a dictator in power and than to get rid of him.”
The Foundry reported:
Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.
DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”
Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela.
The Medal of Freedom is awarded to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
This isn’t the first time Obama has awarded a Socialist with the Medal of Freedom.
In August of ’09, he awarded the medal to Sidney Poitier, who was described as a “classic poolside Socialist”, after the actor had publicly recommended that the salaries of CEOs everywhere be capped to $500,000 per year.
And in 2010, Obama named AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Sweeney is an advocate of European-style democratic socialism. He has opened the AFL-CIO to participation by delegates openly linked to the Communist Party, which enthusiastically backed his ascent. The U.S. Communist Party [CPUSA] says it is now ‘in complete accord’ with the AFL-CIO’s program.
Three and a half years into this disastrous Presidency, it’s hard to be shocked by anything he does, anymore.
More on how the important Medal of Freedom ceremony was “upstaged by ignorance and incompetence”:
The All American Blogger: Smartest President Ever Screws Up Awards Ceremony and Insults An Entire Culture In One Swift Move
While posthumously awarding Jan Karski the Medal of Freedom, he referred to Nazi Concentration Camps located in Poland during World War II as “Polish Death Camps.”
The Poles took offense, and rightly so…
Yeah, he’s definitely got his “cool” back.
Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!