Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will present the National Constitution Center’s (NCC) 2013 Liberty Medal to Hillary Clinton during a Sept. 10 ceremony in Philadelphia, one day before the first-year anniversary of the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya while Clinton was secretary of state. “The Liberty Medal recognizes individuals who have furthered the ideals of freedom, democracy, and equality, often against great odds,” NCC President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen said. “Hillary Clinton has devoted her life to expanding opportunities for ‘We the People’ not just in this country but around the globe.” “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to
Everything the Clintons and Bushes do together is a joke. They pat each other on the back for spending our money to help others, however deserving, which may not be best to examine closely. A conservative would not give that hag a stick of gum, let alone a medal with the word Freedom in it´s title.
How can young people understand the significance of honor and trust in the world if we blur it with this gingerbread.
She and her named and unnamed co-conspirators had already cost us too much.
Jeb is looking for nomination to the RINO Hall of Fame and it´s lifetime achievement award in recognition of his support of Hillary. Unfortunately, John McCain will win in a landslide but don´t underestimate Jeb.
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Robert Jones, 9/5/2013 8:07:07 AM (No. 9506459)
McCain, Lindsey Graham, Rubio, now Jeb Bush! There must be something in the water in Washington. There is a theory that the fall of Rome was due to lead poisoning. Only the wealthy had lead plumbing which of course was not understood back then. All of the Roman leader ship went crazy due to the lead.
This is another example of why Jeb will never, ever do. He is another clueless egotist like John McCain. The egotism would be OK, even useful if he knew what he was doing. But since he does not, it is dangerous. Sleeping with the enemy is never a good idea. And bizarre as it sounds and is, neither McCain nor Jeb Bush nor some other RINOs realize that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, many if not most Muslims, the entire Democratic party etc. are their enemies. What do they hope to achieve by honoring their enemies for anything - even something that on its own merits might deserve honor? They seem to think such foolish and self-destructive behavior demonstrates that they are broad-minded, tolerant and above petty partisan politics. That approach would be fine and work well if their enemies followed suit. Alas, their enemies being their enemies, they do not reciprocate. Nor are enemies to be won over by such shallow symbolic gestures, gestures which they -the enemies- rightly regard as signs of weakness and confusion.
Politics is about friends and enemies. Politicians who cannot or will not recognize enemies are in the wrong business. Mitt Romney is another case in point. Poor Mitt, Dudley Do-Right, Mr. Clean, the Guy Who Is Above It All, probably STILL does not realize that his political enemies hate and want to destroy him. Such naivete might be commendable in other professions; in politics it is invariably fatal. Mitt let a lot of Americans down because he refused to recognize and deal appropriately with his political enemies. That is basically why he lost the election.
This government will never get its head right until these liars are shamed. Clinton stood at the podium in front of the relatives whose loved ones were killed in Benghazi and lied to their face for political reasons.
And Jeb Bush will reward that? The least he could have done is publicly refused to present the medal to a proven liar and cheat! Instead, it´s Jeb Bush who gets the shame.
There is no honor among thieves or most politicians. This is shameful. The only thing Hillary Clinton ever advanced is her own political career. Her climb to the top is littered with bodies of innocent Americans she destroyed on the way. The proof is there for anyone with eyes to see.
This "Liberty Medal" is an insult to those whose lives have been destroyed, not to mention Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith & Glen Doherty.
What is truly amazing is that anyone is surprised by this. The Bushes and the Clinton´s have far more in common with each other than they do with the rest of us, and they know it. Country Class vs. Ruling Class.
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J F Ackerman, 9/5/2013 9:49:57 AM (No. 9506657)
On September 10? Exactly one year ago, four Americans, one an Ambassador doing Hillary´s bidding, were alive. The next night they were dead. Goodness only knows how many others have been imprisoned in their own lives in an attempt to keep us from learning the terrible truth about Benghazi and freedom-loving Hillary. Jeb is a disgrace to be a party to this fraud. Pray for all Hillary´s victims and their families.
#22, I recall reading an article once that claimed Reagan didn´t choose Bush; he was forced to take him by the party elite to mollify the establishment Republicans that thought him too conservative. As for the relationship between the Bush family and the Clinton´s, I think they have one very big thing in common—they are Globalists.
It´s like giving your sister in law a medal! Remember, Barbara says the toad Bill is "like a son" to her.
Want to know why Barbara has ingratiated herself with the Clintons and denigrated conservatives? She wants to make sure that the liberals who write all the history books set down the Bush Dynasty in glowing terms. Have you noticed the last few years, the liberals have gone from mocking out of touch George to gushing about his little matching socks, and how wise and wonderful he is now.
The Bushes and the Clintons have tons in common, and it is mostly their obnoxious greed for power and status.
My husband had to interview Laura and apparently she smokes like a chimney and we know now that she is pro abortion and pro gay marriage. The only one I feel fond for is W, I kind of feel sorry for him. He seems to be the only sincere one in the bunch. But it´s almost like an Onion story where he´s gone from being the president of the United States to painting cheesy portraits of fluffy poodles and cats. I think he is the only one who has serious guilt and regret about sending so many of our soldiers into war and death and painting is how he deals with it along with visiting so many injured soldiers. I do question the intelligence of the Bushes. As much as I like W, after two full terms he still couldn´t string two sentences together. Very strange.
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