The Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay reported this week that President Obama has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, a labor activist and honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.

As Markay notes, DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

This is a story the mainstream media declined to cover. But Heritage is getting the story out there regardless.

On his radio show yesterday, Rush Limbaugh read directly from Markay’s post. Watch the video:

What do you think of President Obama’s awarding the Medal of Freedom to Huerta?

Comments (178)

Walt - June 1, 2012

It is sad but unsurprising that he would do this. Raised by socialists, a socialist himself by any fair comparison to the socialist agendae and platforms of Europe, he doesn’t have a clue how this rubs salt in the wounds of most Americans, who are burdened by the welfare state they can no longer support but haven’t the political will to dissolve or reduce.

tom Baynard - June 1, 2012

Dont really know much about her nor her work I do know Obama is a liar , Socialist, and hates America.
Oh, and SURROUNDS himself with communists.Prove me wrong. Please?

ROBERT FLACKE - June 1, 2012

It is just indicative of Obama’s program.

Floyd Tarpenning - June 1, 2012

A major Travesty. Now our Medal of Freedom is really DOWNGRADED. Almost as bad as Obam receiving the Peace Award.

Harry Weeks - June 1, 2012

This is disgusting on more than one front. First of all is that the media is not covering this. Second is that our president is an avowed sociallist (or communist). Third that the people of the United States are not appalled by this action. Thank you Heritage Foundation for trying your best to educate our people (and children) about our true heritage. The founding fathers are “spinning in their graves”.

George Fleming - June 1, 2012

Obama presenting the medal to Huerta is just FURTHER PROOF that Obama is a dedicated SOCIALIST—He is NOT a Capitalist OR an American Patriot—-He is a SOCIALIST!!!!!!!

H. Terry Buchanan - June 1, 2012

Obama’s award to Huerta only reinforces the loyalty he holds to Socialism and its adherents. It is part of his master plan to “transform America”.

Gregory Lunde - June 1, 2012

The CEO of the Democratic Party (USA), President Obama, is a socialist in the most “commune/takes a village” sense possible.

Jimmy - June 1, 2012

It doesn’t suprise me. He(Obama) will promote any socialist movement and he has the Major Media carrying his water for him.

James Simpson - June 1, 2012

I think this is disgusting! Just goes to show you how little Obama thinks of the award – one socialist to another!

James H. cash - June 1, 2012

Dolores Huerta does not deserve the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is not a person who want sindividuals to have freedom of choices. She’s a socialist and socialists want power and control. Once again, the current President shows us poor decision making. He is not a leader.

Roberta Ingram - June 1, 2012

Well, it doesn’t surprise me at all. I have said since the time he made the Democratic nominee for President in2008. BO is a Socialist. I will not be surprised if he doesn’t give Chavez a reward or recognition before he dies.

Melissa - June 1, 2012

Isn’t socialism what has destroyed economies and countries for years!???? We are applauding this person??? Someone needs to go back and see what American stands for, because socialism is not it.!!

Brad Wood - June 1, 2012



George - June 1, 2012

This President is an embarassment to the Democratic Party particularily and to this nation generally.

Charlotte Motschenbacher - June 1, 2012

I think it is a disgrace

Magda - June 1, 2012

Personally I think it is an act of treason! Obama is an embarrassment as a President!

Lou Rose - June 1, 2012

It’s almost, but not quiet as ridiculous as his Supreme Court appointments. The only saving grace is the Huerta award isn’t a life time appointment with benefits.

John Detwiler - June 1, 2012

Every thing the lying person does, reflects on his love for a Socialist form of government. As does his association during his pre college and colege years with known marxcists and communists. This last act is an insult to the citizens of these United States. And hopefully it is enough to unseat this inscruplous, narcisisstic, characture of a man, out of office.

Dee - June 1, 2012

What do I think of Huerta receiving the Meal of Freedom? No surprise here, by any means. Since Americans refuse to see what Obama is doing to America, then this is just one more step toward blessing and welcoming socialism, and saying goodbye to capitalism and constitutionalism. We the People let this happen. We will face the consequences. “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”–Ayn Rand

Willard P. - June 1, 2012

Is anyone surprised? I’m not.

Darrell Clark - June 1, 2012

That should tell all voters where Obama is trying to take this nation. Our Founding Fathers would be appalled.

Farrell Don Hoagland Sr. - June 1, 2012

I think this “Horrible” that BO is doing all these things on the backs of the citizens of the U.S. What is this man going to do next for God’s sakes???

Jean Smusz - June 1, 2012

I do not think that being President gives BO the right and freedom to do as much damage as he has allowed himself to do. He is one man in a nation of people. He is one voice, but it appears that there are others who freely give him license to head in his socialistic direction. Where are the voices and opinions of those who do not agree with the direction he is taking the US? Wake up people and let your thoughts and opinions become known before you will no longer be able to express yourself and/or be able to bring this country back from the dark hole it is falling into. I find his beliefs, choices and his narcissism too unbearable for me to accept. What does he really have to offer our great country? How can one man be the figurehead for those who want to destroy this country? Don’t let him have that power over you! The causes and people that he promotes are not deserving of the honor(s) he is bestowing on them. Shame on you, all of you, who do not take the time to voice your opinion.

Allen Gomoll - June 1, 2012

In biblically vulgar terms, I think it sucket. Disgusting

Bill Wright - June 1, 2012

I sincerely believe that, had mainstream Americans been aware of everything Obama has spent millions of dollars to hide from them, he would never have been elected to office. This was a failure of “the system” to keep Americans informed about potential candidates’ backgrounds and true political beliefs. This failure was orchestrated by the Democratic National Party and put into play by our sitting members of Congress, every one of whom, either through direct action or failure to take any meaningful action at all, have become more of a real threat to America, our way of life and our Constitution than any foreign terrorist group. Obama is nothing without the full support of the DNP. He is the “idea guy”, and Congress makes it happen.

Frederick N. Evans - June 1, 2012

It’s just another sign of who he really is…(as if we needed any more signs.) America Beware!!! Nivember us the crunch point (if he doesn’t make it happen before then.)

Bill - June 1, 2012

In an article in Democratic Socialist of America’s Democratic Left magazine, Spring 2007, DSA National political Committee member David Green of Detroit wrote in support of the Democrats and President Obama’s Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)-or “card check”:

“What distinguishes socialists from other progressives is the theory of surplus value. According to Marx, the secret of surplus value is that workers are a source of more value than they receive in wages. The capitalist is able to capture surplus value through his ownership of the means of production, his right to purchase labor as a commodity, his control over the production process, and his ownership of the final product. Surplus value is the measure of capital’s exploitation of labor.”

Surplus value is a concept used by Karl Marx in his critique of political economy. Surplus value refers roughly to the new value created by workers in excess of their own labour-cost, a value which Marx said was appropriated by the capitalist as gross profit, and which is the basis of capital accumulation.

Any questions?

Larry Miller - June 1, 2012

absoutley pathetic!

Lawrence Wical - June 1, 2012

I will say it again, Obama should be tried for treason based on his performance and socialistic behavior..

Barbara Tyndall - June 1, 2012

Totally Outrageous!

Salvatore A Apicelli, Texas - June 1, 2012

Outrageous! If this Socialist has done wonders for freedom, how come I haven’t heard about it.
Can;t wait to vote this America hating, narcissist (Obama) out of office. He is an utter disgrace who is destroying the America we love. I just don’t understand why people are still supporting him.

Barbara H. - June 1, 2012

At this point, nothing he does should surprise us. He has his agenda to bring down our country, and he works daily toward that end. His behavior is disgraceful, but he is doing what he promised — CHANGE our country! With our country and the world ready to fall off the cliff, what is he doing? Out raising millions at 6 fund raisers just today! Yes, he is truly concerned about unemployment — HIS OWN! Let’s work hard to see that he IS unemployed as of November! God help us, and God Bless America.

Mark Morton - June 1, 2012

Birds of a feather…

Sarah Miller - June 1, 2012

I’m so disturbed about this and at the same time I should not be surprised. Pres.Obama does not have the pulse of America and how we really feel.

Judith Weiss - June 1, 2012

Should we be surprised. Obama has surrounded himself with Socialists and Communists. Hope this country lasts until Jan. 2013.

Terry Salo - June 1, 2012

This doesn’t supprise me at all. I have called Pres. Obama a Democratic Socialist Communist now for 2 years. He esposes the Manifesto of both of the organizations for a long time now! Funny how he also sides with the Islamic faith. As a child, Obama went to a Madrahsah (a church that teachs the Islamic Koran) for about 4 years from 6 years till 10 years old! He also was taught Maxism when he moved back to Hawaii till at least 18 years old by a nieghbor called Frank Marshel Davis (A self proclaimed Marxist) Frank may have even closer ties to Obama!

Richard O’Brien - June 1, 2012

Hey, he gave the Medal od Freedom to scumbag Bob Dylan, who’s music the Vietnam anti war protestors grooved to and incited these same jokes of liberty to spit on our troops after their tour in ‘Nam was over. Same guy singing “cocaine blues.”
8 months left folks…

David Christensen - June 1, 2012

I feel like he is spitting in my face and in the face of our “founding fathers” and all those who believe in the truths upon which our country was established. In my mind he is a coward and a traitor and he knows exactly what he is doing. Open your eyes America and see what has been happening. It did not just start with Obama, but he has been the most egregious leader to date who has tried to fundamentally change our country from the land of promise which God created to the manmade mess we see now.

Joanne Kidwell - June 1, 2012

Wake up people!! Obama is a socialist and has no respect for our country. The brain dead media refuses to report on the despicable act of awarding the Medal of Freedom to socialist Huerta because they are the lap dogs for the whole socialist movement. Guess that makes them a bunch of socialists too! Can’t wait to get to the polls in November and throw Obama and his czars out. Hope the main stream media goes broke. We can’t depend on accurate news from them anyway Thank you Heritage for being there for us.

Jack Boyer - June 1, 2012

Quadruple dittos to all of the previous comments.

Roger Doering - June 1, 2012

What do you expect from someone bent on the destruction of our country.

David Nelson - June 1, 2012

It is a political stunt, using the Medal of Freedom award in a blatant attempt to gain votes from the Latino community; using as a cheap political tool what is intended as an apolitical acknowledgement of someone’s contribution to the Nation’s principles of freedom, enterprise, property rights and law.
Dave Nelson

Julie - June 1, 2012

I am appalled and disgusted that a President of the United States would even acknowledge an America hating socialist. I believe Obama is a die hard socialist/communist. I remember the Nikita Khrushchev the former leader of the Soviet Union saying “we will bury your young”. I was one of those he was referring to.
I am frightened for my grandchildren and our country.
We need to weed out socialists professor’s and teachers.
Bring our America back 2012!

R. Soucy - June 1, 2012

What this guy will do to scrape up votes. Another indicator of how lowly he thinks of the American people.I second Jean Smusz’s comments. Shame on us for allowing this person to hold on to the highest office in the land. Voice your opinion so we do not get to feeling that apathy is cast over the land, giving Obama a feeling of successfully overriding our legitimate dissent of his actions and blatantly ignoring our Constitution.
Let us not forget that the members of Congress and the Democratic majority need to be ousted as well, since they are blindly permitting Obama to dictate, segment by segment of this great nation, dissecting as we watch.

Bill Royster - June 1, 2012

It seems to me that common sense Americans have known for some time this man is not trying to promote the excellence of our country, but what is wrong with our members of the news media??? Do they not realize that freedom of the press is one of the first things we loose in a marxist, socialist country? Outrageous!!

Dennis Heck - June 1, 2012

If socialism is so great then why did my grandfather and uncles fight in world wars to defeat it? Now it is being shoved down our throats. Time to stand up in November and vote out all the socialists.

Robert Hanlon - June 1, 2012

It is a disgrace, but hearing all his lies it is not. The democrats & the non coservitve republicans are the ones that are trying to bring us into there socialistic fold.It is people like YOU Rush that awaikens so many sleepers of what is going on in this great country……….Thank You.

Victor Samuelson - June 1, 2012

Outrageous! Another “in your face” action by a man who dislikes our great country and snuck into the Presidency to re-make it.

Jim Rams - June 1, 2012

What do you expect?? One Socialist to another!
What a disgrace!
Let’s be sure he goes away in January.

ROBERT - June 1, 2012


Donald Holloway - June 1, 2012

Again he disgraces himself and the award.

Cecil Donaho - June 1, 2012

He is simply honoring a fellow socialist.

Hunter Comstock - June 1, 2012

Birds of a feather

Earl Grizzell - June 1, 2012

Again, this is yet another BLATANT slap in the face of The American People and 200+ years of blood that was spilled by our fallen heroes to prevent this very thing from happening. Despicable !

[email protected] - June 1, 2012

I feel like the United States of America is being torn apart. ..
So sad..

Janet Konvicka - June 1, 2012

Wake up, America! What else can we expect from our current President?

Dana Parker - June 1, 2012

The President is becoming increasingly open about where his ideological sympathies lie. It seems as though no one is too far left for him. And the worst of it is that the mainstream media continue to totally ignore all the indicators. This award is a major insult to previous winners.

Oscar Brown - June 1, 2012

It makes perfect sense. Ms Huerta is the epitomy of who we are suipposed to be transformed into. That it spits on the meaning and intention of the medal is irrelevant and immaterial. This is who our president thinks “freedom fighters” are.

Larry Sparks - June 1, 2012

Obama’s action to give the Medal of Honor to a dedicated Socialist is just another example his philosophy. Obama is a dedicated Marxist. The problem is that least 45% of the voters do realize his intent to fundamentally change America from a Republic to a dictatorship.

John Smith - June 1, 2012

It’s a typical thing that Obama is known for. A Marxist giving a Marxist an award for being a Marxist.

It’s also about as ridiculous as Al Gore getting the Nobel Peace Prize for a hoax.

mike failla - June 1, 2012

If it walks like a duck.
and quacks like a duck. It must be a duck.
What a coincidence initials are B.O.because this stinks!

Anthony Nicastro - June 1, 2012

This cannot possibly come as a surprise to anyone who has (1) listened to Obama speak–assuming one has the stomach to do so, and (2) has read Paul Kengor’s extremely well-documented tome Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century

Phil Collins - June 1, 2012

This just verifies the fact that Obama is a SOCIALIST ! The inmates are running the asylum ! When are the American people get their heads out of their asses and see the damage being done to our country ??

Don Gury - June 1, 2012

I’m a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and I’ve experienced some pretty scary things in my time. But NOTHING is scaring me like what has been going on in my country for the last decade! Loss of Freedom. Loss of our Constitutional rights. Loss of Respect around the world! I’m sick of this lunacy that’s been happening. I have read about how Hitler and Stalin sweetly “persuaded” their populations into coersion and I’m afraid that is what is happening in our country today.
Question is, when are Americans going to get tired, scared, or fed up enough to do something about this? Our Legislators are NOT LISTENING to us! It is stated in the Constitution when the people don’t like how their government is run or what it is doing, it is our right and DUTY to make the changes necessary to set things right!

JDF - June 1, 2012

If the mainstream media isn’t applauding his choice then it must mean they also think it was a bad idea. If they had just a little courage perhaps they would inform their viewers of the truth.

Jim - June 1, 2012

About as much as I thought of his receiving the Nobel “Peace” Prize. Both have lost any true value and meaning in my opinion.

Millie Lemire - June 1, 2012

Obama is a disgrace. He does not respect the office of the presidency nor does he abide by our constitution.
He is a socialist and gives the medal of freedom plus surrounds himself with socialists and/or communists.
I think he has been the worse and most damaging president in my lifetime. I pray daily that he will NOT be re-elected.

Paul Lapp - June 1, 2012

Destroy all that is good……voting intergerity…truth…..half truth is a full lie…..The OBAMMA game plan

Pearl Nardini - June 1, 2012

The “news media” didn’t cover the story about Huerta….imagine that! For some reason those in the media are so afraid of mentionng any association between Obama and socialism or communism. I could name several instances where they seem to deliberately ignore the story, even Fox is guilty of this. Why?


Cheryl - June 1, 2012

I agree with Dee June 1, 2012. Why has there not been an outcry of the people for this man’s impeachment…what he is doing is treasonous. It is like the idea of having a non-christian be able to lead a christian bible study on a christian campus. This man has no respect for the country he has been elected president of…when are we going to wake up and call him to task for these travesties?

Sheil Plyler - June 1, 2012

As my Mama used to tell me, “birds of a feather, flock together”.

Jan - June 1, 2012

I think it proves beyond a doubt that Pres. Obama is a socialist.

Edwin D. Russell - June 1, 2012

This is an outrage, and a slap in the face to all freedom-minded, constitution-loving Americans. This man has done WAY too much, already, toward tearing down the America I grew up in, and joined the military to support and defend. In this country, we have the God-given right to speak our mind with impunity, but NOT to rip away the foundations of our freedoms, and openly flaunt the basis of our national liberties…

Ben Moulder - June 1, 2012

This stinks to high heaven!

Patricia Birren-Wilsey - June 1, 2012

With this action, 44 once again illustrates that he thinks little of disregarding his oath of office. Since communism is the antithesis to our constitutional republic, he breaches his pledge. Beneath contempt!

Joseph - June 1, 2012

Obama has told Alexrod I have the black vote in my pocket.Go out and get me the Latino vote. Promise them anything just tell them i need their vote.

Harry Figgers - June 1, 2012

Another blatant betrayal of his Oath of Office! This Marxist Socialist idiot must be retired in NOVEMBER.
Thank you for the update Heritage Foundation.

Joseph Cuenca - June 1, 2012

I heard it on Rush’s show. Not surprised since Obama is a Socialist. His goal is to destroy America by making America like Greece and the rest of Europe. He wants to destroy everything America stands for.

Sandra - June 1, 2012

What else would we expect from this non-American, non-Christian, muslim, who is trying to take our great country down the abyss to the devil? I don’t know which scares me more – 4 more years of this idiot or, when he loses in November – the damage he will do from Nov 07 to Jan 20 with his “executive orders”?

God help us all!

Robert McGrew - June 1, 2012

Yet another Obama atrocity! Freedom will prevail in spite of this dumb dumb socialist a–hole. Bob McGrew

john uhrhammer - June 1, 2012

He trashed yet another great American symbol! He is completely without integrity. If he sees his chance for re-election decreasing he has to trash us quickly and completely! He and has “progressives” are our most severe threat.

RG Schmidt - June 1, 2012

Walt, what’s really sad is you don’t have a clue how much Obama gloats in rubbing salt in the wounds of most Americans in this way. If you think this was done out of innocent ignorance, I feel sorry for you. He knew full well how this would affect patriotic Americans.

Doug Rodrigues - June 1, 2012

Obama has disgraced the Medal of Freedom by awarding it to a Socialist, an anti-Constitutionist just by idealogy alone. Similiarly, Obama has defiled Arlington Cemetery just by stepping his Communist / Socialist feet upon that ground!

K C Shepherd - June 1, 2012

How pathetic. This joker could not be more out of touch with US citizens. We must kick his ass out.

Martin D Miasserian - June 1, 2012

Can you imagine what would happen to this country if the disgusting one wins again. It will be the tragic ending to a great country that lost it’s way and proves the old adage once again, …when the public determines it can vote itself subsidies, the end is not far behind.
My money is on a landslide defeat for Socialism and it’s best friend, Barak Hussein Obama, with the big ears!!!

Sara S Hurd - June 1, 2012

Just another verification of where his allegiances lie, and the direction he wants to take this country to.
He is a disgrace to our founding fathers and all that we have fought for.

Lloyd - June 1, 2012

Not surprised, next it will be someone at ISNA or CAIR. His objective is to promote Islam in America over Americans is it not?

Carolyn - June 1, 2012

Walt has it right.

Loretta Layman - June 1, 2012

Obama’s choice is no surprise, but how a person can logically and honestly consider anyone to be both a socialist and a promoter of freedom is beyond me.

Paul Ackerman - June 1, 2012

To have to endure the continued assault on the intrinsic meaning of honors such as this “Medal of Freedom” by this fraud who poses as our President is just beyond belief. One wonders,why hasn’t he bestowed a similar honor on Fidel Castro,or postumously on Pol Pot ? What a disgusting way to turn inside out the meaning of freedom.

John LaMarr - June 1, 2012

I reviewed the comments and I see my original comments did not make the cut. And there I was, thinking I was using extreme restraint! I’ll try this: well, I don’t like Obama’s actions at all. Multiply that comment times our national debt and you’ll come infinitesimally close to my true sentiments. How’s that for self-editing?

John LaMarr - June 1, 2012

OK, here’s a test: wow, gee, I love Obama awarding socialists.

mary - June 2, 2012

Our present president never was American; he is & always has been anti-American. The disgrace lies in his being elected. He must be defeated to re-capture freedom & capitalism.

Fred Ferrell NV - June 2, 2012

To USA Conservative Citizens: insulting, asinine, and every other descriptive adjective you can think of ….

Thanks for helping spread the info & real moral values.

Wiley Brooks - June 2, 2012

A new low….How disrespectful & insulting to the millions of patriots who sacrificed, so many with their lives, to protect the U.S. from the Socialist/Marxist ideology.

Bill - June 2, 2012

Obama is a Marxist just like Huerta, so why not? His intent is to overthrow America. Check his background. He hates the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He is following Saul Alinsky to the letter. Commies and Marxists are enemies of “Freedom”! The only difference between socialism, communism and Marxism is degree. “Peace”? No, the word is “Treason”.

Thos F Taylor - June 2, 2012

When are we going to really define this man – who is our President – as a man who has absolutely no concept of the founding father’s work in making the United States of America a country for individual people who live and work as free people? He really is a Muslim Socialistic person – quite similar to Hitler during the mid 1930s

Dave Zornes - June 2, 2012

Well birds of a feather, stick together.Medal of freedom to a communist from a communist.What a JOKE.Communism is the exact opposite of freedom.Then she talks about us taking her country,and all I have to say is our country won, you lost, if you like mexico so much, go back there, and take obama with you.The Medal of Freedom has now been turned into a joke, like all our allies who were with us now think of our country because of the commie in the white house.

A. Elaine Chandler, - June 2, 2012

I am absolutely appalled by the actions of this president and this administration. Wake up America! Our founders gave of their time, talent and treasure and pledged their lives to give us freedom. We must be equally bold to preserve that gift.

Kenneth Marvel - June 2, 2012

From one socialist to another? Who’s surprised by this?

Bernard P. Giroux, Dartmouth, MA - June 2, 2012

My reaction is unprintable.

V. Loureiro - June 2, 2012

Disgracefull but not surprising. Hope American people wake up & vote Mr OB out.

Paul Diehl - June 2, 2012

Disgusting! Why are we putting up with this evil man who has made a mockery of the office of President of the United States of America? He needs to be impeached now for abuse of power, lack of defending the Constitution and the Rule of Law, as well as stripping us of our inalienable rights, our freedom, etc, etc and etc.

Dean Campbell - June 2, 2012

What else would you expect from a Marxist fanatic who hates everything about America and has been groomed by affirmative action racism to think he is accomplished, when in fact, he is incapable of having an original thought?

Lou Hodges - June 2, 2012

This move makes the Medal of Freedom slightly more worthless than used dental floss.

Steve - June 2, 2012

It is so sad to hear that the Medal of Freedom has gone to someone who has no understanding of what freedom really is.

Ed Herold - June 2, 2012

And I served in the Military for 24yrs for one man to destroy this country, what is wrong with congress and courts to allow one man totally go against the oath of office he took.

Leilani Lewis - June 2, 2012

I’m not surprised! I think the liberal media and all those who have helped him to try to bring the United States of America to its knees, are just as much to blame.

J.Guidry - June 2, 2012

No surprise here. I must say I was surprised he didn’t give it to Chavez. Maybe that’s in the works.
From reading some excerpts from “his” book, “Dreams..”, I knew where he was going to head this country if he got elected. Unfortunately, I am being proven correct in my assessment with every passing day. I’m praying that the American people wake up and see what he and his minions are doing to this nation. And, that we able to have the elections in November.

Frank O’toole - June 2, 2012

People should already realize how far left the President leans. Huerta is a socialist, and socialism leads inevitably to a loss of liberty in addition to terrible economics. So there is no discernable reason for giving it a plug by giving Huerta this award. However, Obama’s motivation to make previous awards meaningless is best exemplified by the award to Bob Dylan, a child of the counterculture, drug addicted 60’s, who in recent concerts can’t remember his lyrics even with a teleprompter. That is a travesty.

Larry U. Verhoff - June 2, 2012

I just do not understand why Obama and all these other socialists want to change this country so badly for when there are so many other countries are already socialist societies. Why don`t they just move there and they would already have what they want. I`d even help pay for a one way ticket to where ever they want to go, with the stipulation that they could not come back. Larry

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Teri - June 2, 2012

Yep, more evidence of what we have already known… he is a socialist.

robin - June 2, 2012

Obama is a tool,,,,of the socialists and communists. Of course he would advance that agenda. He has shown disdain for Christians, capitalists (at least the ones that don’t contribute to him), and conservatives in general. Why would anyone expect him to do other than to honor those that kiss his backside and/or who contribute to him? Such a sad state we find our country in. O

n a side note: To force equality as a compensation for unequal efforts or gifts only serves to bring everyone down. I don’t see Obama telling the NBA that they have to allow everyone to start in a playoff game regardless of their athletic ability. Sp letting the free market run its course in athletics but not in the workplace is fair?????

Frank Zee - June 2, 2012


Keith - June 2, 2012

It is a sad statement about our country when BHO can continue to push his socialist, anti-America agenda and remain in a virtual tie in polling for the next presidential vote. If true, then those sucking off the government are going to bury our country in debt. Here is one idea, quit paying teenage girls to conceive out-of-wedlock babies.

JS - June 2, 2012

President Obama is a Marxist / Socialist down to the core of his values. All his actions indicate that. If this award does not raise that red flag, I don’t know what will.

If he was honest, he would come out and tell the American people his true values and how he views the USA, then let’s see how many will vote for him.

The problem is that he is a smart speaker that knows how to manipulate the public, supported by a corrupt media that will cover for him even if he burns the country.

Some voters who are stuck on voting Democrat, keep looking for excuses for his performance because they can’t make the move from their position.

Some voters still evaluate his performance based on what you can normally expect from a person holding the office of President. Except, this guy does not have the role of this office at heart. He’s using this perception of some voters and tailors his choice of words around that. then he does whatever he wants.

I wish the voters read about Obama before they vote in November. How about the audio tape where Rev. wright was offered a bribe to stay quiet about Obama and then Obama himself telling him that your problem is that you have to tell the truth. Should that scare people about having someone like that in office.

President Obama does not only believe in re-distribution of wealth and his view of social fairness nationally only, but he believes in that internationally. He would not hesitate to drop the power and economic dominance of the US for 1 second if it fits his eutopic dream of social justice and equality among countries.

John R Thomson - June 2, 2012

We have known at the least two things about President Obama for at least five years:

* He is a well and carefully formed Marxist;
* He embodies a full quotient of hubris.

Amazingly, he continues to do everything conceivable to doom his re-election chances, for which the country should be eternally grateful.

Sadly, in honoring Dolores Huerta, he has tarnished the nation’s highest civilian award, an act which should be an impeachable offense.

John R Thomson - June 2, 2012

We have known at the least two things about President Obama for at least five years:
* He is a well and carefully formed Marxist;
* He embodies a full quotient of hubris.
Amazingly, he continues to do everything conceivable to doom his re-election chances, for which the country should be eternally grateful.
Sadly, in honoring Dolores Huerta, he has tarnished the nation’s highest civilian award, an act which should be an impeachable offense.

Apryl Kingsley - June 2, 2012

It comes as no surprise to me. He is a socialist or worse, hates this country and wants to bring us down. People forget his constant saying we will be like Spain with green energy. The sad part is a majority of the public is misinformed and kept in the dark by our media. He and Hilary want a world gov’t. The UN will rule us and most of them hate us. She hopes to sign a treaty allowing the UN power to have our guns taken away. Two traitors plus our media.

William - June 2, 2012

one more example of his slapping american in the face

James M Grimes - June 2, 2012

Birds of a feather flock together! Glad Heritage is around.

Sherry Hewitt - June 2, 2012

I think it is very telling about Obama and his administration. He has just proven that my thoughts about him are correct. He is a socialist and that is his philosophy. We cannot survive another four years under his lack of leadership. It certainly devalues the Medal of Freedom!

Rachel Anderson - June 2, 2012

I think he also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bob Dylan, the poet of the anti-war movement. Talk about cheapening something that should mean a lot.

Donald Vastlik - June 2, 2012

What else could you expect from a socialish President?

Vincent Miles - June 2, 2012

Delores Huerta being honored is disgusting enough. But it was trumped by the Administration (and I am sure Pres. O.) denying Lech Walesa of Poland coming to America to receive the award being given posthumously to the man who went into a concentration camp and then reported it to the U.S. That is the crime.

Bob Filiatrault - June 2, 2012

I have mixed emotions on this.
I am etremely angered by the fact that the list of recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom has been sullied by awarding the medal to a socialist … indeed a marxist. For there is no true freedom in socialism or marxism.
At the same time this abomination reflects accurately, for everyone to see, just who Obama is.
It is incumbant on all Amirecans who truly love freedom to get the message out on what kind of anti-American slug we have in the White House !!!! Lord knows the mainstream media won’t.
Bob from Michigan

Robert Hardcastle - June 2, 2012

This is ‘sooooo’ like Obama, follower of Alinsky’s marxist, socialist philosophy, to show his true ‘colors’ again by practicing Alinsky’s philosophy. The awarding of the Medal of Freedom to Huerta, a known Democratic Socialist, is proof positive of this statement. May God have mercy on America if he is elected again as President.

Chase Klinesteker - June 2, 2012

Emphasize how Socialistic Governments have an elite wealthy political ruling class and all other citizens are trapped with a low average income with little chance to improve their income and status. Give examples.

Shari Mildon - June 2, 2012

Unfortunately, only the people who ARE concerned about this are the ones who will hear about it. Wish the word was getting out to all the liberals and moderates in the country. Thanks for trying Heritage.

jellywine - June 2, 2012

What else would you expect from a Kenyanese?

JOANN B - June 2, 2012

I think everyone was sleeping on the couch when this man was running for the office of President of the United States. We have to accept the fact that he was not vetted properly and a Socialist was elected. Let us learn from our mistake and never ever let it happen again.

Joseph McKennan - June 2, 2012

I wonder if she is an illegal alien. Labor activist? Does that mean she supports union labor? I know nothing about her. To be fair, she might be a humanitarian that BHO is exploiting. I do not care for socialists though. The media did cover the ceremony but they focussed on Bob Dylan. I saw a picture. I was wondering why Dylan looked so somber.
Famous awards are not what they used to be. If Gore and Obama won a Nobel prize they couldn’t be much.

john jenkins - June 2, 2012

same ol’ same ol’. birds of a feather,flock together.

Ann Van De Water - June 2, 2012

This is just one more way Obama is revealing his true identity and political leanings. Does anyone really believe he loves this Country the way it was established and currently is? I think not, and that is why he ran on the platform “We’re going to fundamentally transform America”,

Dexter Springstead - June 2, 2012

I am an old FART who believes that we have lost our direction and have been led through ignorance by the nose to our Countries destruction. I am a constitutionalist and I believe that as long as we ignore the destruction of this document we will be destroyed from within. I am too weak from age to do much now, but believe in my heart that if we sit back and watch, we will be responsible for its death.

I served my country and would again, but cannot find anyone willing to do so, but me.

Carol Loring - June 2, 2012

This award to Huerta is outrageous as are the other recipients. It reinforces just who Obama is and this needs to be shared with everyone that each of us can reach. We all need to work to defeat Obama before he ruins America.

Miriam B - June 2, 2012

Well, I am not surprised but then again, I am surprised. How is it possible that so many intelligent people (including my oldest son) can be so infatuated with someone who is a blatant socialist and, perhaps, communist. It has been apparent from the start of his “reign” that he absolutely does not care about this wonderful country and its people who gave him the title of most powerful man in the world. I am appalled at everything he does. He is a Hypocrite with a capital H and an arrogant SOB. If he gets another term, this country is doomed!!!!
Lord God, save us!!!!

Fred Watrous - June 2, 2012

It is beging.

Jean Allen - June 2, 2012

Rush was right in the beginning when he said he wanted Obama’s agenda to fail. Every day or so we see who Obama really is–an avowed Socialist and to say otherwise is just hiding your head in the sand. Just 5 more months!!!

sebastian galletta - June 2, 2012

What do you expect from a socialist communist?

Tom Merwin - June 2, 2012

Obama is a total disgrace and he should be tried for treason–for more reasons than I can count. However, this nightmarish situation in our country has been slowly building for at least as long as I’ve been alive-and I’m a senior citizen. And most of our “leaders” don’t have the will or backbone to change it.

Cindy - June 2, 2012

It’s disgraceful AND alarming that President Obama gave this award to a self-avowed Socialist. It’s not surprising at all. I do not understand that to this day there are people who don’t see Obama’s Socialist/Marxist leanings and if they do, they’re not concerned about it. It’s a reality, you are judged by who you associate with. That Obama has ALWAYS been CLOSELY associated with nothing but radicals says all that is necessary to know about him & where he wants to take America. I hope people wake up SOON.

James Skarda - June 3, 2012

Simply pathetic.

Camille Tine - June 3, 2012

If Obama wins the next election, in my opinion, it will be by manipulating ( voter fraud ) the vote. Should that happen he MUST BE IMPEACHED!!!!!!!!!!! We no longer have a choice, the problem is his ATTORNEY GENERAL IS ALSO A SOCIALIST!

Paul Acosta - June 3, 2012

As everything else with this administration, it is who they are. But what makes this even more egregious, is his shunning of Lech Walesa on the same day, he was denied the honor of accepting a medal of honor on behalf of Jan Karski because he was too political, really? I guess the Obama administration is waging a war on blue collar workers, first Joe the plumber and now an ex electrician.

Randy Baptista - June 3, 2012

Nothing surprises me the extremes Obama takes since he hates American values and what America stands for. His vision of capitalism, liberty and freedom are so warped, and the direction he leads the country are way off track. Our founding fathers would have him “tarred and feathered” by now. Can’t wait until November!!

Todd Lester - June 3, 2012

Obama is a radical Marxist and as such, this decision doesn’t surprise me in the least. But that being said, this nation desperately needs to drain the swamp of the catastrophic bacteria known as Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. They all lie, cheat, and steal to further their Marxist agenda.

Alex Vallecillo - June 3, 2012

It evidences once more President Obama”s inclinations towards socialist ideology and big government.

sara - June 3, 2012

why on earth is anyone surprised. The Obamanation / Democrat/Palosi/Clinton/Soros/Mainstream Media has been dismantling our once great country in record time—And the voters are allowing it! God help us!!!!

sara - June 3, 2012

why is anyone surprised???? The Obamanation/Soros/Democrat/Clinton /Palosi machine has been dismantling our great country rapidly and our voters allow it. God help us!!!

Catherine Grieco - June 3, 2012

D. Markey does not deserve the U.S. medal of freedom since freedom and socialism are not compatable.

C Berry - June 3, 2012

I am not surprised at anything this president does. If the people of our country re-elect this man, this country may never recover from his open door to socialists.

The media who remain silent about such actions on his part will one day wake up to find themselves silenced by such a president or government and be demanding, “How did this happen to ME? What happened to freedom of the press?”
My answer: “You helped him do it by your silence.”

Roy W. Brown - June 3, 2012

I seriously doubt whether many Americans fully know and/or realize what Socialism is. I don’t believe it is taught in schools.
I also don’t know whether Americans CARE whether we change to a socialist system. It very well may appeal to many Americans.
I am a Combat Veteran of the US Navy in World War II and am quite SICK of the path we are following. HOWEVER, I feel powerless to do anything of consequence to help slow or halt our speed down that path. What do you suggest?
Roy Brown

Ernest Clark - June 3, 2012

This is no surprise. Where are our Representatives? Why do we not hear from our leaders in Congress? Our elected officials do have a role to play in the protection of our country from within the country. This President is disavowing his oath of office! Where is John Boehner? Where is Mitch McConnel? Where are all of the other Conservative leaders? Why not hold a joint news conference to display and speak out against this type of presidential misbehavior! This is another sign that this president is an avowed socialist determined to destroy our freedoms and our way of life? Every citizen should be calling members of the state congressional delegations and asking these questions! I know I will be on the telephone tomorrow morning!

Donald Duvall - June 3, 2012

aiding and abetting the enemy ! Treasonous !

Jim - June 3, 2012

So…What’s next? The Medal of Honor for Rodney King?

David Goldman - June 3, 2012

Business as usual the USA since Nixon has been going backward, no one seems to,care from,imbecil Nixon to present day. Put the brain of most people in top govt jobs in a jay bird and it will fly back wards. I at 78 have never felt as I do now but the end will be as we hit 50million people here on food stamps now at around 43 million. After election day the fan will spread it all at an Un controller rate. Still the best place in world

Mary Jane Casablanca - June 3, 2012

This is the kind of behavior I have come to expect from Pres. Obama, because he shares and promotes the same ideology in most of his words and actions. I am so tired of him, and can hardly wait to vote him out in November! Keep up the good work of exposing the truth!

Dwight Steele - June 4, 2012

I’m a strict conservative. I do not think the Constitution needs an interpreter. I’m a Rush fan and I admire The Heritage Foundation. However I’m saddened that either Rush or The Heritage Foundation rarely if ever use the words subversion, criminal, treason and impeachment. I’ll never be awarded the Medal of Freedom; but if I were, I’d be temped to spit on it.

Robbie Smith - June 4, 2012

At this point no one should be shocked at what this President does to America and the citizens who love our country. We should be disgusted and appropriately outraged and VOTE him out of office for his failed policies, his obvious disdain of this country, and his flaunting of Constitutional principles which he swore to uphold.

Melinda Colvin - June 4, 2012

I think that to mention freedom and socialism in the same sentence is contradictory. Everything Obama would be laughable if it weren’t so serious.

Steve Lyle - June 4, 2012

Why don’t we name one of our aircraft carriers after her?

Paul - June 4, 2012

Many years ago, my father told me to judge people by the company they kept and the people who educated them, not by what they say.
Obama’s history (the known part) is replete with socialists and liberal educators, so the fact that he awards an avowed socialist the nation’s highest civilian award is consistent with Obama’s character.
Since the Nobel Peace prize was awarded to Obama for his lack of accomplishments, he is passing on Medal of Freedom for similar reasons.

VWhite - June 4, 2012

There Obama goes, showing his true colors AGAIN!
And the liberal media just keeps on ignoring what he’s really doing-rewarding socialisim, dividing our country any way he can, and destroying our great Constitution!

Jim - June 4, 2012

I have never seen Obama display common sense in anything he has done. Knowing that Obama taught the neo-marxist Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, why would his honoring a professed marxist our Medal of Freedom surprise any of us who truly love America. Let this be just another of the awakenings and come Nov 6 2012 let’s again rally around the Tea Party Patriots and give Obama a second shellacking and a one way trip back to Chicago. The most scroufulous man to ever occupy
the presidency.
Jim Brown, Eastvale, Ca

Mike Sheahen - June 4, 2012

What of it?
Think about this, now…”You identify yourself more by what you do than by what you say”, “What you’re doing speaks so loud I can’t hear a word you’re saying (includes denial)”, “You are who you associate with”; plus, Obama’s own “I went out of my way to find and associate with Marxists (which he evidently continues doing), and “You want to know what I am? Look at what I surround myself with (includes Statist/Marxist ‘Czars’)”…not to mention all his other words and actions which are demonstrably, illustratably straight out of and otherwise derived from Marx’s “Communist Manifesto”, complete with the “divide and conquer” or “class warfare” and other schemes for Statist rule. The evidence is indeed evident enough, like the farmer said…”It looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it is a duck”, or in this case a Statist Marxist awarding another Statist Marxist.

George Parten - June 4, 2012

Why should anyone be surprised when Obama gives this honor to one of his socialist contemporaries. This man is an ideologue and is hell bent on making the USA into a European look alike.

Virgil Kilpatrick - June 5, 2012

This action is is as “dispicable” as 95% of all his actions
since taking office in the White House. The un-informed and dis-interested voting populace of America has put
this man in office…and the rest of the Nation suffers. I pray everyone wakes up this next election and votes for the Conservative values most of this Nation prefer.

vicden - June 5, 2012

It’s an excellent thing, the woman has had a great career helping people who have needed it most. Go Obama 12

Joe - June 5, 2012

Hey White bigots it’s not about you anymore, this is not the 1950’s, get over it. White race is doomed whether you like it not, you cannot stop it.

William Mangum - June 6, 2012

He told us in 2007 and 2008 that he wanted to “fundamentally transform” the country. We didn’t listen, now he’s trying to do just that. He is a Marxist, pure and simple.

The old fart

Lori Wells - June 7, 2012

I am a conservative who would not care if she got the medal for organizing the workers IF they were here legally on a work visa of some kind. Their conditions were truly unacceptable in many cases. But her close association with Casar Chavez causes me to doubt if she was just a harmless “champion of the underdog.”

Tom R - June 10, 2012

How can Obama give an award with the word Freedom in it to anyone who dismisses personal freedoms. Wake up everyone, this has been the process since Obama took office. He is trying to change us to a third world country and many of us are ignoring the actual events leading this process.

E. King - June 15, 2012

That award was right up “BO’ alley, he believes in socialism, I’ll think for you, no freedoms whatsoever, that is right up his alley, He knows what is good for everyone in the U.S. Stop thinking for yourself, your too stupid to know better, I’ll make all your decision as I am the President of this United States. You voted me in, now I am making all the decisions for you and bringing in all my socialist friends. Thank you Heritage Foundation, your one bright star in this dark, dark country. Who would have thought this could happen to us all! A communist president in this United States! Love all the comments, they are right on.

William M Snedden Sr - June 15, 2012

Maybe we need a new Declaration of Independence from “King” Obama? This kind of arrogance was enjoyed by the aristocracy before 1776, we need to prevent such actions from happening again. This is a mostly Replublic Nation built on Democracy NOT socialism. This action gets one giant BOOOOO! from me

Richard Diaz, Sr. - July 7, 2012

It just proves over and over, what his true colors are, should we be surprised?

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