Friday, June 1, 2012

How many U.S. presidents does it take to replace a light bulb?

Amazing. The president is turning himself into a bad Polish joke.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no.

Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being “political” is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.

Meanwhile, one of the recipients of the Medal was Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. So socialist politics are acceptable, but not the politics of a man who stood up and fought socialism.
H/T: Captain Heinrichs, Vice President of Research, Paco Enterprises


rinardman said...

Obeyme wouldn't want to showcase someone who fought socialism.

Might send the wrong message.

JeffS said...

This probably happened at the demand of Bill Ayers.

RebeccaH said...

I think we're getting a pretty clear picture of the Obama administration now, don't you think?

mojo said...

His buddy Vlad wouldn't like it.

Zardoz said...

Since the Bamster is now picking the targets for drone attacks, if I were Lech I wouldn't make a big stink about this...know what I mean?

Hurry up November.

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said...There is no proof that Obama is a Commie lovin' socialist, except...his policies, and had an avowed Communist as Green Czar, and friends that are unrepentant terrorists, and gives the Medal of Freedom to a socialist, and disrespects a great fighter against Communism....

I thought "Dissent is patriotic".

Old Sailor Man said...

I met some great people in Poland when I got on the wrong tour boat in Gdansk and joined a party of former draftees and wives on their annual reunion. Went out to Westerplatte, where WWII started. The major and his lads, who held out for a long time, are national heroes all.
2008,it was. Plenty of tears and laughter, beers and sausages, as it should be when adults do such things.
A country that will play a major role in the saving of the West,IMO.
I bet Australian jokes are all the rage in Poland these days.