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Obama Gives Top Medal To Radical Socialist

From the Heritage Foundation:

Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Democratic Socialists of America Chair

Lachlan Markay
May 29, 2012

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.”

Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela.

Despite her apparent radicalism, Huerta has received accolades from top administration officials, including Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. She is now the recipient of the nation’s highest civilian honor – one of 14 individuals to receive the medal Tuesday at the White House.

Here is a little more information about our new hero, from Discover The Networks:

Dolores C. Huerta

The co-founder and first Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), Dolores C. Huerta has long worked to radicalize migrant farmworkers. She is a Board member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Feminist Majority, Latinas for Choice, the Center for Voting and Democracy, and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

As a young adult, Huerta taught school (though she had never earned an education degree) until 1955, when, as a single mother of seven children (she now has eleven), she launched her career as a political activist. She co-founded the Stockton, California chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO), a “voters’ rights” organization. While there, she met labor radical Cesar Chavez…

Driven by a belief that true democracy can only be achieved through a redistribution of wealth, Huerta has been imprisoned more than twenty times as a result of her participation in various protests. In a 2002 interview, she stated, “I think organized labor is a necessary part of democracy. Organized labor is the only way to have fair distribution of wealth…"

Huerta has actively opposed America’s post-9/11 War on Terrorism, which she believes is really a war on immigrants. Accusing President Bush of possessing a “cowboy mentality,” she told WarTimes.org in 2003 that the U.S. had trained both the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, whom it was now fighting to depose. “It’s always been a part of U.S. foreign policy to first put a dictator in power and then to get rid of him,” said Huerta

In April 2006, Huerta was invited to speak at Tucson High Magnet School in Arizona… During her speech, she… twice stated that "Republicans hate Latinos."

Responding to critics of illegal immigration, Huerta says: "We didn’t cross the [U.S.-Mexico] border; the border crossed us."…

In 2006 she praised the socialist dictator Hugo Chavez for his policies in Venezuela and then asked, “Why can’t we do that here in the United States?”

Also in 2006, Huerta said: "Our tema, our theme will be: Republicans hate Latinos, OK? Republicans hate Latinos."

Oddly enough, Mr. Obama did not mention any of her radical background while he was praising Ms. Huerta.

But you know that is really why he ‘honored’ her with the highest civilian award in the land.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama Gives Top Medal To Radical Socialist”

  1. Petronius says:


    The founding fathers would be ashamed at what we have done with their country.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      D’oh-bama himself was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, thereby devaluing it to Walmart coin-slotted crane-game. His achievements to warrant such a bestowal? Z-E-R-O. Nothing. They warded it to him based on what they thought he would do or not do.

      Yet, Syria erupts in violence. Egypt erupts in violence. Libya erupts in violence.

      I have no questions.

      The mutual admiration society of the communists is staggeringly self-serving and smells like dead fish.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    As I am sure the Secret Service (what a horrifying name for an American protective detail) reads Sweetness and Light –

    I am restrained from saying the things I want to say about this a ct of Treason.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      I was in a store the other day when I came across Ms Huerta.

      I said, “Hello, what’s that around your neck?”

      “That eez my prez-ee’denshil meyall of FREEDOM!”

      “Really, where’d you get that?”

      “Fro’ de prezziden! Deed you not know thees?”

      “Oh, I saw something about it in-between bites of my lunch….didn’t really pay much attention.”

      “Don joo know wha an honor eet eez to have such a medal awarr’ed to joo?”

      “It’s not that, it’s that I have one just like it that I got from the Army-Navy Store last week. It makes a great fishing lure. I have a bigger one that I use as a coaster.”

  3. wirenut says:

    The medal means nothing when handed out by an unsurper. His words mean as little as his claims.
    Barry just stoled a page from hollyweird, honor your ownkind. Yes Petronius, shameful.

  4. wirenut says:

    Rusty, thank’s for making my day! Ditto’s on the double-down of the “Haw-haw” factor.
    10 ring of target. Haw!

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