We’ve seen the pardon power perverted to cronyism and self-serving Trump idiocy, now we’re going to see the same thing happen with the Medal of Freedom. Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he is giving his golfing buddy and propaganda mouthpiece, Rush Limbaugh, the Medal of Freedom, which is the highest honor a president* can bestow upon a civilian — because Limbaugh told the world he has lung cancer, and to Trump’s mind this makes that better.

The Medal of Freedom is awarded for, “An especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” Anybody care to take a shot at what Limbaugh has contributed to, out of this list? Is hate mongering a cultural achievement? Perhaps that could be argued, although the cultural contribution of other recipients of the award, such as Barbra Streisand and Robert DeNiro, has been to have a positive cultural impact, on America and the world. Here’s Twitter’s reaction.

Now Limbaugh also praised the man who assassinated Martin Luther King. And this is what deserves our nation’s highest honor?

This is what happens when the GOP decides it’s a-okay to make a cartoon out of our institutions and our traditions. I hope we have some fragment of them left when Trump is finally gone. At the rate they’re being defiled, I frankly have my doubts. And check out Trump’s previous recipients of the Medal of Freedom. They are predominantly white male  and a majority are also either athletes or Republican figures — just like Limbaugh. Well, I guess it makes sense why the GOP loves Trump so much. He’s their boy and sees things the way they do. He just talks openly about what they think, wink-wink, nudge-nudge — and so does Limbaugh.

I’ll tell you a POC voting for Donald Trump, or a woman for that matter, is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. “Has He Heard These Horribly Offensive Racist Quotes?”

    Of course he has heard them! Why do you think he’s awarding T–dblossom Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom. It’s why he’s making the award to the jerk?

  2. Racist comments are like music to Trumps ears. Fck him and Limbaugh and may they both receive the worst that life has to offer.

  3. The Medal of Freedom has been Cheapened by Trump! Almost everyone who has received this medal from him, did not deserve it. He should NOT be aloud to give out any more. Hopefully he will be kicked out of office next January and that will be that!!!

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