Obama Awards Socialist Leader With A Presidential Medal of Freedom

Barack Obama has chosen an honorary chair of the Democrat Socialists of America (DSA) to be the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Dolores Huerta, the recipient, is also the originator of the “Yes we can” 2008 campaign slogan.

An excerpt from Obama’s speech at the ceremony:

“Similarly, when Cesar Chavez sat Dolores Huerta down at his kitchen table and told her they should start a union, she thought he was joking. She was a single mother of seven children, so she obviously didn’t have a lot of free time. But Dolores had been an elementary school teacher and remembered seeing children come to school hungry and without shoes. So in the end, she agreed — and workers everywhere are glad that she did. Without any negotiating experience, Dolores helped lead a worldwide grape boycott that forced growers to agree to some of the country’s first farm worker contracts. And ever since, she has fought to give more people a seat at the table. “Don’t wait to be invited,” she says, “Step in there.” And on a personal note, Dolores was very gracious when I told her I had stolen her slogan, “Si, se puede.” Yes, we can. (Laughter.) Knowing her, I’m pleased that she let me off easy — (laughter) — because Dolores does not play.” (Laughter.)

Watch the Ceremony

According to the White House, the Medal of Freedom is bestowed upon 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.”

Others awarded the medal by Obama include Madeleine Albright, John Doar, William Foege, John Glenn, Gordon Hirabayashi, Dolores Huerta, Jan Karski, Juliette Gordon Low, Toni Morrison, Shimon Peres, John Paul Stevens and Pat Summitt.

In addition to her DSA activities, Huerta, at age 82, is also a labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. The DSA describes itself as:

“…the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA’s members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics.

The Heritage Foundation reports that Huerta has made the accusation that, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has embraced Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela. Some of her more radical comments have been captured in this audio clip.

Huerta’s radicalism has apparently not prevented her from being praised by other Obama administration officials.  Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has described her as being a “role model”, “teacher” and “friend.”

A Dolores Huerta Foundation also exists, which seeks to “create a network of organized communities pursuing social justice through systemic and structural transformation.”

-Candice Lanier

  • Lorena

    This sounds like a contradiction of terms, in that socialists DO NOT believe or allow freedom. So how the heck does she, a socialist, qualify for the Presidential Medal of Freedom? God, Obama is really doing ridiculous things to get the Hispanic votes.

    • ArmyOfAnts

      Reagan and Bush did what they could to get the hispanic votes, they gave MILLIONS of illegals, amnesty… so all I have to say is, good job Obama, get the vote.

  • ArmyOfAnts

    He will be a two term president, get used to it, look at the gallop ratings…. Rmoney and is bigotry views will prevent him from getting in to the white house, thank god!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1629008196 Jason Sopha

    He gave Sweeny the award last year.

    According to activist and author Joel Kotkin, a longtime fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute:

    “The public-sector unions have pushed the entire labor movement to the left. The [SEIU] has embraced organizations with a New Left origin, such as ACORN and Cleveland’s Nine to Five, and has even set up its own gay and lesbian caucus. … The rise of these unions led to the elevation of SEIU’s boss, John Sweeney, to head of the labor federation. No George Meaney-style bread-and-butter unionist, 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. ‘The radical shift in both leadership and policy is a very positive, even historic change,’ wrote CPUSA National Chairman Gus Hall in 1996 after the AFL-CIO convention.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000946810529 Wynonna Juggs

    Impeach this ass….NOW

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373291147 Greg Malone

    and WHERE are our Leaders that CLAIM they work for We the People?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584684144 Bryan Jensen

    F**K Obama

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1050274601 Don Sterling

    Congress and the Supreme Court need to put a stop him!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001953156276 Scott Corbin

    This is a joke, right ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729096265 Scott A. MacDonald

    Her new slogan for 2012 is “No we can’t”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1629008196 Jason Sopha

    *key phrase:
    The U.S. Communist Party [CPUSA] says it is now ‘in complete accord’ with the AFL-CIO’s program.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1597934154 Dave Stewart


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143936817 Heather Langston

    Medal of freedom? Now that’s ridiculous! There is nothing free about socialism!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1504825690 Andrew Buchen

    Let’s see….How does Obama roll?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708175957 Jason Halsey

    ENOUGH!!!!!! Garbage. Obamma has got to go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1136483216 Ross Whitlock

    Communist democrat party what else did we expect. THis is not what we need nor do we want. This makes me ill if you have ever seen communisim in action its just a death sentence Please dont go there America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432231329 Gordon Kent Nelson

    There will not be an END until WE THE PEOPLE , vote him out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=815087450 Warren Bock

    Democrat Socialist = Social Democrat = Hitler.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017795863 Cynthia Judkins Godbold


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1141382181 Sanja Dalley

    we had better speak up and counter speak everything they spew…..it is time america…we gotta fight

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000080727037 Armand Comire

    B.O. has never hidden his agenda. People just chose to not see it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1521005786 Sean Perdew

    There is no freedom in socialism. Only individuals can be free: Free to choose their own careers, free to choose their own training, free to choose where to work and free to negotiate their own wages. Socialism and even unions are the polar opposite of freedom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1426971973 Michael A Allen

    This is an insult and a slap in the face to all Americans, we can’t just yell any longer time to take action.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000214460193 Colette Nordstrom

    It must be hard to live such a pack of lies.. oh wait! it’s obama we’re talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1477962904 Kaye Ransom

    Dang it won’t let me share

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618725301 Kimberly Bouzguenda


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625047297 Jim Richardson

    Doesn’t surprise me; birds of a feather…Communist!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1474116795 Harry Moritz

    How can a “socialist” get the “Freedom” medal? OXYMORONS, both of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667771212 Peter Faletto

    More ammunition for November and all of the debates leading up to his exit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1236474138 Barbara Katherine

    Will this nightmare ever end??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133292706 Deborah Baker

    this man should be banned from public.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1532772675 Melinda Perino Bebb

    Everyone on this thread needs to share this information with as many idiots as possible…please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1108487750 Patrick Jones

    Bingo Harry. Everything he does is completely overt, and yet none of the major “news” outlets call him out on it, or even bother to report it. Carry water much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002768263343 Mizel Clayton Wood

    Young people who has never contributed anything to this nation but has received everything they can will vote him back in. It’s a shame that they don’t or do pay a little in federal taxes but get back $7,000 – $10000 every year. This is why country is in bad financial shape.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1802651510 Wes Tipton

    Just another WHAT? This fraud loves rubbing it in our faces doesn’t he.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000415839935 Pamela Holden

    It just proves that 0dama has no idea what the meaning of “FREEDOM” is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000966277011 Mark Beissel

    Gordon Kent Nelson @ ^^^ That may not be easy to do .. now that our votes will be counted in Spain by a George Soeros owned company!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002908947293 Mark Todd

    Truthfully there are Fed Income Taxes we file every year. Some very poor people get some back, maybe a little more than they should but how is right any of us pay into this tax to have it spent the way it is by our Pres, Congress and Departments?? Look at the 1000 of taxes and fees on your Cell phone bill, Power, water, Gas, Garbage, Homeowners Ins, ect, ect ect. Giving poor people people a tax break has NOTHING to do with our financial situation…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002908947293 Mark Todd

    But on the subject…I am discusted with this Pres and am ashamed he has not been called out and Impeached..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000624033471 Lois King

    Honor for aiding in the destruction of America ??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468490871 Deb Rowan

    and i get shit because i say i don’t like him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000477924138 Dee McConville

    What the hell???????!!!’n

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1118012730 Melanie Thompson Tisdale

    Socialist and Freedom is like oil and vinegar!