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Double Standards on Rush Limbaugh's Presidential Medal of Freedom
PJ Media ^ | 2-6-20 | Tyler O'Neill

Posted on 02/06/2020 11:04:06 AM PST by DeweyCA

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a president can bestow on a civilian. Obama awarded the most such medals of any president, giving out 123. Many of Obama's recipients arguably deserved the award, including Bill and Melinda Gates, John Glenn, Stephen Hawking, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Sidney Poitier. Obama also gave the award to Republicans like former President George H.W. Bush.

Yet a surprisingly large number of Obama's Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients turned out to be campaign donors for both Obama and his hand-picked successor, Hillary Clinton. At least 17 of his donors received the honor, including tennis star Billie Jean King, author Toni Morrison, former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, actress Meryl Streep, musician Stevie Wonder, actress Barbara Streisand, director Stephen Spielberg, singer/songwriter James Taylor, actor Tom Hanks, basketball legend Michael Jordan, actor Robert De Niro, singer/singwriter Bruce Springsteen, the aforementioned Gateses, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, and architect Frank Gehry.

The former president seems to have had a penchant for awarding celebrities. In addition to those previously mentioned, he awarded Robert Redford, Vin Scully, Gloria Estefan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and more.

Obama also awarded Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected leader in America — and a man credibly accused of statutory rape against a 16-year-old boy when he was in his 30s.

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It also seems particularly rich for Joe Biden to complain about Limbaugh's medal when the former vice president received one himself.

Yes, America's first black president also awarded the honor to his vice president, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. — mere days before Trump's inauguration! (Skip)

If Obama gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert De Niro, Trump can give it to the "oh so offensive" Rush Limbaugh.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; medaloffreedom
As usual, the Left complains about things that it does much more than conservatives.
1 posted on 02/06/2020 11:04:06 AM PST by DeweyCA
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To: DeweyCA

joe apparently thinks that only pedophile rapists deserve the medal- his boss awarded harvey milk, the multiple pedophile rapist who attacked and raped under aged boys repeatedly, the medal


2 posted on 02/06/2020 11:08:06 AM PST by Bob434
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To: DeweyCA

Stephen hawking? Wasn’t he British?


3 posted on 02/06/2020 11:15:07 AM PST by Celerity
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To: DeweyCA

And Bammy gave the award to TED KENNEDY! If you’re a Democrat, I guess you can kill someone and still get the Medal of Freedom.


4 posted on 02/06/2020 11:43:57 AM PST by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell..?)
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To: Bob434

Well since Joe may also be some type of pedophile perv, he probably thought ZERO had a special category for that.


5 posted on 02/06/2020 11:54:23 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: DeweyCA

I’m okay with the award Obama made to Vin Scully.


6 posted on 02/06/2020 12:23:44 PM PST by willk (A bias news media is not a free press.)
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To: DeweyCA

The only one I saw that Bowbama awarded, that I have no problem with, is Vin Scully.


7 posted on 02/06/2020 1:02:59 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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