Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Barack Obama Gets a Blue Ribbon for Trying

Barack Obama recently received the Profile in Courage Award. People would think this is a big deal...that is unless you know more about the award. Here are some of Obama’s fellow award recipients and what they’ve done:



  • 2006 Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) - the FBI suspected that Murtha and lobbyists close to him were running a ploy to funnel earmarks to fake companies and nonprofits to benefit the lawmaker’s friends and former staff members.
  • 2001 Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) -
    • In 2008 Lewis falsely accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Sarah Palin of racism.
    • In 2010 he falsely claimed that Tea Party demonstrators said the “N-word” during anti-Obamacare rally.
    • In 2012 Lewis falsely accused Republicans of wanting to take Americans back to Jim Crow.
    • In 2016 he falsely claimed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) played no role in the civil rights movement.
  • 2009 Edward M. Kennedy
    • In 1969 Kennedy drove his car into a pond in Chappaquiddick, east of Martha’s Vineyard after a night of partying. The senator escaped the accident unscathed while his mistress, 28-year-old Democratic campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned in the car. Kennedy had an expired license and had been drinking at the party yet he only got a slap on the hand, a two-month suspended jail sentence.
    • Kennedy sent former Sen. John Tunney, a fellow Democrat from California, to request face-to-face meetings between Kennedy and Russian General Secretary Yuri Andropov. Tunney brought with him a message regarding the stressful relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The memo clearly showed that Kennedy was siding with the Soviets and against then President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2016 Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D.) – Malloy is facing renewed examination over an FBI investigation into whether the state’s Democratic party illicitly financed his 2014 reelection campaign.
As you see, not everyone who gets this award is an angel. This “hallowed” award goes to more than just honest citizens!