Obama to Award Oprah the Medal of Freedom


I would summon up some outrage, but this isn’t even the hundredth trashiest thing that Obama has done in the White House. This is a cynical government that couldn’t buy class with the entire treasury at its disposal.

So why not?

Or as Hillary would say, what difference does it make?

Also getting the Medal of Freedom will be such luminaries as Bill Clinton, Dick Lugar and Gloria Steinem.

Finally Bill will be able to have a medal of his own after the whole Vietnam thing didn’t work out. Maybe he can try throwing his over the fence with John Kerry.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” the president said in a written statement. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”

This is just a case for jettisoning the Medal of Freedom. It’s a bizarre artifact of liberal Federalism. There was never supposed to be an American version of the The Légion d’honneur. We don’t have any knighthoods and we don’t need to hand out meaningless awards to important people.

This was yet another bad idea that JFK picked up from Europe and it’s worth abolishing.


  • DogmaelJones1

    The individuals who deserve to be awarded a “Medal of Freedom” aren’t even acknowledged to be human. They’re the ones who actually argue for freedom, day in and day out, risk being called Islamophobes or Obamaphobes and clingers to their guns and freedom of speech and notions of let-me-alone, and too often fight for freedom without compensation of any kind. Every one of the people mentioned in the article has not uttered a word in defense of freedom. They are all well-heeled beneficiaries of the welfare state and the political establishment. So, the Medal of Freedom is not only hypocritical, it isn’t worth a plug nickel.

  • truebearing

    Freedom from what? Sanity, integrity, honesty? The Medal of Freedom can take it’s place in the Hall of Shame….right next to the Pulitzer and the Nobelol Peace prize.

  • piter

    this woman is amazing!!!!

    i love her show example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSLTHjsIp5o


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  • DH

    Give “freedom awards” to people who actually fight and risk their lives for freedom.

    Oprah is simply a female version of Jessie Jackson.

  • Zombee

    What a Sham!The Benghazi victims and the victims at Fort Hood deserve the Medal of Freedom awards. How does an impeached, perjuring, adulterating ex-president deserve this award? Obamao is the phony.