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Obama Presidential Medal of Freedom Picks Show Opposite Intent

Anybody feel any freer from this horse and pony show with the Community Organizer on Chief giving awards to agenda-advancing One Percenters? (Screen capture from award ceremony video by the White House.)

For the last time before he leaves office, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, bestowing it on 21 stars of Silicon Valley, Hollywood, sports and rock, who created a glittering assembly even for the White House,” the Los Angeles Times breathlessly reports. “Among the honorees were singers Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross, actors Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, and basketball greats Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”

The complete recipient list is on the White House website, which explains:

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to 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. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 22nd.

So it’s kind of like the Medal of Honor for civilians? And Ellen Degeneres and Robert Redford? Really? Why does the award scene from “The Wizard of Oz” come to mind?

That the vast majority are strong supporters of Obama and then Hillary goes without saying. As we’ve seen time and again, with “progressives,” every day is Opposite Day – or as Orwell noted:


The same type of fraudulent disconnect was perhaps best illustrated when Jeb Bush pinned the National Constitution Center’s “Liberty Medal” on Hillary Clinton in 2013.  Significantly, the National Constitution Center still presents the Second Amendment as debatable, dismissing its significance in preserving freedom.

That brings to mind another quote, this time from George Carlin, a guy who came up with brilliant insights but never quite figured out the contradictions between individual liberties and the type of “leftist” politics he otherwise embraced (link not safe for work or for those offended by cussing):

It’s a big club and you ain’t in it.



David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.



  1. What a discrace. Metal of Horror ? These people do not deserve any such award. BHO said that they were chosen as individuals that he looked up to and inspired him. Outrageous !

    1. It’s just like knighthoods in England. They used to give them to heroes. Now they give them to entertainers like “Sir” Elton John.

    1. That was the intention in the first place — it is called rubbing the salt in the wound. To do as much damage as possible right up to the last minute.

  2. I’m sorry to say, but Obama has taken every opportunity to honor and promote every anti-
    american scum bag he can find. One good thing, every loyal American now knows who these
    scum bags are, and where their heart lies. I never voted for that psychopath !!

  3. Thank you, exactly what I thought when I saw the recipients list on the news. Not one individual of real merit, just a lot of really rich political donors. The Medal of Freedom now has all the gravitas of the Noble Prize for Peace Obozo was given while the world burned under his “leading from behind”.

  4. What a crock of S…. Surprised he didn’t. Give the Purple Heart to injured protesters. He has no idea or doesn’t care about the intent

  5. As that progressive Ex-Vice President and global warming expert Al Gore said so eloquently, “…what is up, is down, and what is down is up.”

  6. Obama is trying to make a name for himself before leaving, and he even screws that up. This idiot never should have been president.

    1. He wasn’t/isn’t. Any person who wants to be the President of the United states of American MUST meet three (3) requirements. Obama did not in 2008, 2012, nor does he now. He could have received 100% of the votes in 2012 and he could still NEVER be a US President. All he is, besides a traitor, is a presidential impersonator. Unfortunately that now informs you of how many are also traitors serving within our government in all three branches.

      Obama was never a lawful presidential candidate in 2008, nor was Hillary Clinton. South Bend, Indiana jury found that Election Fraud put both Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election.

      There was Election Fraud in every state. The documents were changed, etc. It is just another treason against the American people, the US Constitution we allowed to continue.

      How many are aware that many of those that served/serve within the military KEPT THEIR OATHS and refused to follow any of Obama’s orders UNTIL he proved, as he is required to do, that he met all three requirements of the office, and are STILL imprisoned?

      What about those who refused to wear foreign entity and foreign nation uniforms as Panetta and Dempsey required are still imprisoned? Heck, how many are aware of that senate floor hearing where both Panetta and Dempsey declared their allegiance to the UN, and that they followed the UN’s orders, and would maybe let the congress know when they sent OUR military to wars?


      1. yep…there simply is not enough publicity regarding your “right on the mark” comments. You over and over again spell out the truth yet our country is vastly ignorant. There is no truth greater than your continuance of such things.

  7. Great article, Codrea – as usual As Bill (commentator) points out, the silver lining is that this medal of ‘Freedom’ is now a scarlet letter for the recipients to wear for the rest of their existence.

    I actually clicked on the link to the award scene of the Wizard of Oz. Ain’t it the truth. Ain’t it the truth.

  8. Once again, Obama rips this great Nation to shreds!!! I do not understand why Oh God, You continue to let people like this continue to spew their poison. To debase and demoralize the one country that has stood as a beacon to the rest of the world and the freedom(s) that we stand for. I think and feel that we need to re institute the house on un-American activities and start deporting with the likes of George Sorros,

  9. He forgot Beyonce and JZ. I’ve seen dogs, cats, police, and every day people who have saved the lives of others, This list left me wondering where Obama’s head is at. He really is an arrogant fool. Bruce Springsteen ?? A homegrown Communist. The Medals aren’t meant to be given to his buddies.

  10. This “Fundamental Transformation of America”, “Hope & Change” along with 8 years of this anti American Islamo-Marxist has taken its toll on this great Sovereign Constitutional Republic in more ways than can be measured. Add to this caustic mix, radical socialist academia brainwashing the youth, socialist back stabbing biased media and Hollywood, the political and social environment is not surprising. We can recover, never totally, however, if we drain the DC cesspool, eliminate any association with the Communist United Nations, there is hope for the future. God Bless America.

  11. I don’t understand how our country can be so stupid when it comes to this kind of crap. Obama is a proven demagogue who was a neighborhood organizer before being elected. And, this country elected him twice as our President. This idiot will continue to shame our nation until the last day in the oval office. He just keeps pussifying America and his minion will try to keep it going when he’s gone. January 20, 2017 can’t get here fast enough. God Bless America!

    1. “And, this country elected him twice as our President.”

      Yeah, like H Clinton was “elected”. We have not had an honest election since after Bush1 was selected by the courts. Obama was put into place by election fraud. Obama was selected for a few reasons;

      One of the most meaningful was to see if the American people were trained enough, subdued enough to stand for a person who did NOT meet the 3 requirements could still be shoved into the presidential slot. Rather like would the American people stand for their president being murdered (JFK). WE stood for both and asked for more.

      The next is that his main purpose was to cause division in our country to the max that he could, which he accomplished way beyond expectations.


      Once again, it is our fault, we allow it all to go on; treason *terrorism, peds in office and mainstream media, brazenly corrupt to go unpunished by our laws, First Degree Murder on a regular basis; the allowance of foreign entities to use what USED TO BE the US military, etc, etc, etc


  12. Thank you, Obama. I don’t think the American People would have elected President Trump with your treason.(Treason, helping Al Quada and DAESH by strapping our military with Rules of Engagement.)

  13. We don’t have a strong nation, we don’t have a free nation, we don’t have a nation of morals, values and ethics, we don’t have a nation that even know’s what reality is anymore. We now have a nation that ignores the truth, embraces the corrupt and the hell spawn that have slither out of the primordial ooze. There is only one way I can see that we are going to take back our nation and our freedom.

    1. Same here, follow the US Constitution exactly as is put into writing for us to follow.

      To do that means it needs to be read, studied a bit. Read a bit that the framers wrote, the debates they held, etc. but it also means that there is no guessing what the law is, what those enforcers are require do BECAUSE it isn’t people changing their minds as politics dictate or on whims. It is in writing, it is always the same; and it is easily accessible to all to know what is allowed what is allowed only under certain circumstances and as long as specific named things are done before doing those actions. There is no guessing or following orders unless those orders are in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution. Makes it all simple and easy, no or very few misunderstandings.

      Then make sure that you are trained as the congress requires the military to be trained – use a vet if need be – because the US Constitution REQUIRES the Militia. It requires those that serve within the state and federal governments to USE THE MILITIA to;
      — Enforce the US Constitution (supreme law of this land and the contract that all who serve within government are under) and each state’s Constitution (highest law of the state and the second contract that all who serve within state governments are under),
      — Enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
      — Protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

      But the only excuse for them to create and use their own enforcement is that there is no longer a real militia trained as required. (Won’t that tick off the BLM when they go to enforce some statute they wrote and the Militia refuses as it is NOT constitutional? Etc.)

  14. Yes…it was dubious at best and the list is not worthy of ANY “Presidential awards” to the caliber it was intended for (to my knowledge). But, it should be no surprise to any of you. Did you expect otherwise? We see the intent and the direction. I’m sure he’ll do more outlandish, divisive, anti-American, borderline or questionably legal executive orders before he is done. I’m sure you know of past “scorched earth” policies practiced throughout the centuries. Get ready for the roller-coaster ride that’s about to begin, because as Hillary goes to contest the vote, I’m sure his highness and the DOJ will prop up what Soros said he would never allow to happen. God speed, brothers.

  15. Bill Gate’s ; Is the perfect choice , for this Metal of Honor ; Gee , he gave free Polio vaccine’s too three-hundred girls in India , that sequentially died , when at a get together , of the , who’s , who in Silicone valley , when asked the question , about their death’s , he laughed and said ,” that’s three-hundred less mouths to feed “; A eugenicist like Bill Gate’s is the perfect choice ; For this Medal of Honor !!!

    1. Bill Gates, another Soros, and his Microsoft has not one original idea in the expansion of that business. They stole intellectual capital and paid off hundred’s of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits rather to avoid a judicial judgment in a court room. He and his business activities are predatory. The only friends he has are bootlickers and those he bought and paid for.

  16. If they can’t be stopped and eliminate their influence, it will come to a need for revolution. No doubt about it. The Founding Fathers figured that out. So why haven’t we?

  17. Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize before he did anything as president. This was a large scam by the prize givers for the purpose to give Obama false credibility. He new supports himself with providing junk medals to in-appropriate persons for the same reason. The World can see all of the lies and conservative Americans have spoken by electing Donald Trump a true patriot.

  18. Wow, so let me get this straight! I can get the”presidential medal of freedom” for putting a round ball through a metal hoop? JP

  19. Evidently no one here understands the Medal of Freedom. Which have been given for different achievements since JFK. I think your article of criticism is just because it is BHO because I see nothing different about these choices than any previous ones by other presidents

    1. I agree with you Harold, this is fake outrage/criticism at its worst. Also the article is poorly written.
      Within the article the author wrutes that this medal can be given to people who make cultural contributions, which Jordan and Deniro have done. Also, I do not see how giving the Gates a medal is a bad thing, for all the charity work they have done I think they certainly deserved it.
      Obama, like all presidents, has done things that should be criticized, but this? If this what we are complaining about, then he must be the best president ever.
      The worst part of the article is when the author asks “So it’s kind of like the Medal of Honor for civilians? ” NO!!! it is nothing like the MOH, the author’s comparison of any other medal to the MOH is the most offensive part of this article.

  20. As to the article about the “hit” piece on Oathkeepers, this is standard communist Saul Alinsky type attacks that occur when they cannot defend themselves with logic. (always) The intent is to attack the person with lies, thereby causing all others to fear being treated the same and refusing to take as stand for the good and right. They don’t know Oathkeepers very well or they would not bother.

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