Good gravy. Talk about lowering the bar.
Barack Obama awarded Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Or, as it will be known from here on out: The Presidential Turd-Polishing and Participation Trophy.
The purpose of the Presidential Medal of Freedom was to award someone who has made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
Well, that was the purpose.
Obama has been handing these out like dime store trinkets for eight years.
And when you do that, the significance of what was the highest civilian honor is greatly reduced.
He gave one to Ellen DeGeneres, for Pete’s sake.
When you hear “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” do you think Ellen DeGeneres?
So Barack Obama is not just downsizing the economy, the job market, and our culture. He’s also downsizing what passes for “meritorious contributions.”
Giving Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom is like giving an Academy Award to the the guy who played Screech on “Saved by the Bell.”
When you’re willing to turn the Presidential Medal of Freedom into a Participation Trophy, you’ve effectively negated the reason for it.
You’ve cheapened it.
What exactly has Joe Biden done in his life that would fall under the category of “especially meritorious?”
And how has Joe Biden contributed anything to the security or national interests of the United States?
Other than getting fresh with women, cursing like a sailor and burping out an endless string of stupid comments, what significance does Joe Biden bring to our culture or “public or private endeavors?”
In the grand scheme of history, Joe Biden will be seen as nothing more than an insignificant blip on the radar.
Truth be told, the only award Joe Biden has earned is the “Most Handsy Vice President in History.”
Look. We all know what this is about.
This is nothing more than Barack Obama elbowing his way into the history books. Even if that means bestowing on himself and others in his Administration awards they did nothing to earn.
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