The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton.
“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”
Mr. Obama will award the medals later this year. In total, 16 people will receive the award, the White House said.
I looked over at the Washington ComPost and it was pathetic. Another reason for the liberal rag to publicly pat itself on the back for bringing down a Republican President (albeit, a corrupt big government Republican) 40 years ago, but they're too lazy or don't care about bringing down the current occupant of the White House, who makes Nixon look like a Boy Scout. But nowhere will we talk about how "Gentle Ben" should have been fired for hiring the fraud known as Janet Cooke. Also not mentioned is how he started an affair with one of his subordinates who later became his wife. She got high profile jobs, while he even defended her when she wrote a false story about Zibignew Brzezinski allegedly unzipping his fly in front of a female reporter.
Who else is getting a Medal of Freedom? Feminazi Gloria Steinhem, who ushered in the era of men-hatred through radical feminism. Sister Toldjah reminds us the truth about Steinhem's horrible legacy:
And what is the ‘official’ WH bio on Ms. Steinem?
Gloria Steinem is a renowned writer and activist for women’s equality. She was a leader in the women’s liberation movement, co-founded Ms. magazine, and helped launch a wide variety of groups and publications dedicated to advancing civil rights. Ms. Steinem has received dozens of awards over the course of her career, and remains an active voice for women’s rights.
What a load of baloney. “Activist for women’s equality”? Considering over half the unborn babies aborted since Roe v. Wade were girl babies, and considering the epidemic of sex selective abortions in China and India – which she has said next to nothing about – I think calling this woman an “activist for women’s equality” is stretching it quite a bit. I’ve said it a million times: If you’re ok with the abortion of millions of unborn girl babies because you think abortion should be considered “sacred ground”, you are not pro-woman. You are pro-abortion.
What "feminism" is really all about--male bashing
Add to that the popular sentiment at the time that was pushed by Steinem and other prominent “feminists” that traditional female roles equated to “slavery” and “women needed men like fish needed bicycles” – basically, in so many words, demanding that women view men as evil “patriarchal beings” who only viewed woman as necessary in two places: the kitchen and the bedroom. While it’s true that mindset existed among some men at the time, it was a blanket assertion about ALL men made by these so-called “pioneers of feminism” that stretched the bounds of credibility by a wide margin. Were there men who wanted to keep their wives stashed away at home then? Yes. Do those type of men still exist? Yes. But in either era – the “Second Wave” era in the 60s and 70s and now – those types of men are far outnumbered by the types of men who are perfectly ok with the women in their lives, whether it be their wife, sister, daughter, mother, etc., balancing a career and home life. Not only that, but these same men view serious (not casual sex) relationships with the opposite sex as a “50/50″ thing in terms of the decision-making process. Husbands and wives discuss if its feasible for the wife to stay home once she becomes pregnant and to be a stay at home mom for the first five or so years of their child’s life. They discuss the balancing act of a woman being pregnant and choosing to continue to work. In other words, they share their opinions with each other, talk things out, and come to decisions on family-planning and family-raising jointly. THAT’s equality, “feminists.”But liberalism isn't about equality. It's all about "payback."