There are certain stories you read that just make your jaw drop:
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.
Run that through your head for a second, Lech Walesa, the head of Solidarity, the man who removed the first brick from the wall of the Iron curtain, former Polish President and Fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner is “too political” for the Obama Administration to stand in an accept a Medal of Freedom for a Polish freedom fighter! Really?
Meanwhile lets remind our readers who the Obama administration thinks is worthy
Oh and you know how everyone gets their knickers in an uproar if anyone calls Obama a socialist? Well while the press has focused on Bob Dylan getting the medal of freedom another recipient of the award for some reason didn’t draw much attention:
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.
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.”
Yup, keep moving, nothing to see here.
Honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America? They get the Medal of Freedom, Actual freedom fighter who risked life and limb to free his country and by extension many others from the embrace of Communism and Socialism. Not welcome.
The question is rapidly becoming not “Why do you think these people are Marxists” but “What makes you think they are not?”