For those who persist in stating Barack Obama’s anti-Poland gaffe this past week were mere mispoken words, consider the fact that on the same ceremony in which he awarded the highest civilian award in America to a current chairperson of a national socialist organization, he also snubbed a former Polish leader who helped topple communism in Europe some 30 years ago.
(Cold War warrior Lech Walesa)
The Poles wanted Lech Walesa to receive the medal on Karski’s behalf, but the White House nixed the choice. Last year, during Mr. Obama’s visit to Poland, the hero of Solidarity refused to attend a large gathering to meet the younger leader. Mr. Walesa felt entitled to a tete-a-tete. Administration officials told Polish journalists that Mr. Walesa’s presence was too “political” for this week’s occasion. Poles read something else into it: Mr. Obama holds grudges. The counter-snub was the talk of Poland last week.
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. LINK
Ronald Reagan declared Lech Walesa a hero to humanity for his fight against communist oppression.
It would appear Barack Obama doesn’t let Walesa step foot into the White House for the very same reason…