Barack Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. During the ceremony today President Obama admitted he stole her slogan “Yes we can!” for his 2008 campaign.

Heritage reported:

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.

The Medal of Freedom is awarded 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.

Barack Obama admitted at the ceremony today that he stole Huerta’s slogan for his campaign.

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.)

 

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  1. What a disgrace this administration is. They are all out in the open now, socialists, marxists and communists. Remember them all. POS shows who he admires everyday. Another loser, Dylan awarded.

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

    Just Comrade Hussein’s type.
    Medal of Freedom, my a$$.
    The anti-Americans. Feh.

  3. Eugene Genovese a celebrated historian and a fugitive from the Left says that Obama is more of a radical than his conservative critics realize. O how I despise this phony who would take us further down the road to Socialism than Vice President Henry A. Wallace.

  4. Eh…this is nothing more than a “circle jerk” award no different from the self-flagellating Academy Awards. There was a time when this award meant something. However, it was hijacked long ago by self-centered presidents on both sides of the aisle to reflect acknowledgement of friendships and crony pals. Take some time to peruse previous winners and you will understand my point. The criteria for selection no longer reflects the original purpose for the award.
    Cheers,
    The Worm

  5. Stalin would be so proud. Hitler is clapping and the Devil is LHAO.

  6. He’s just in over his head.

  7. Don’t you just love how these socialists,Marxists,communists love to praise dictators in other parts of the world from the comfort and safety of America’s borders. We have borders to keep people out, not people in, for a reason. Sean Penn and the rest of these Cuba,Iran,Venezuela lovers need to self deport themselves to the country of their choosing.We will not miss any of them.

  8. He’s not out of touch. He’s going All In.
    If he manages to take the presidency in 2012 it will be Katie-Bar-The-Door.

  9. He is beneath contempt. One by one he redefines positions, political parties, governmental agencies, etc.

    Medal of freedom goes to a Socialist? Hitler was a socialist. Stop right there.

    ABO 2012!

  10. And the talk a couple of years ago was that Michelle O made up the slogan..

  11. Huerta has played a major role in the American civil rights movement. A founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation, she also serves on the board of Ms. Magazine. Numerous awards received among the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton ’98, Ms. Magazine’s one of the three most important women of ‘97, Ladies Home Journal’s 100 most important woman of the 20th Century, Puffin foundation award for Creative Citizenship Labor Leader Award 1984, Kern County’s woman of the year by the California State legislature, the Ohtli award from the Mexican Government, and Smithsonian Institution – James Smithson Award. She is a former UC Regent and has earned eleven honorary doctorates from Universities throughout the United States.

  12. @ Not Likely…so, she’s the perfect Socialist tool.

  13. Thanks for posting this. Isn’t that funny I was watching NBC news at the gym today and they only mentioned the artist types and Madeline Allbright getting the medal of freedom not the Chavista. Amazing that they will hide a person like this in plain sight!

  14. Something strange going on here. Dylan snubbed Hussein in 2009. (Dylan’s a huge supporter of Israel.) Refused to shake his hand. Dylan doesn’t look too happy. Got a feeling that he was coerced in some way.

  15. And the freak show continues.

  16. And the New York Times hates on the US Constitution:

    These are Barry’s supporters. Read it carefully.

    http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/our-imbecilic-constitution/

  17. …OK, I’ll see your “Si, se puede” and raise you two “REMEMBER THE ALAMO!!”



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