Recorded on May 30, 2012
From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.
President Obama just awarded 13 civilians the Medal of Freedom--America's highest non-military honor.
Obama gave it to former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres. University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn. Folk-singer legend Bob Dylan.
Plus Dolores Huerta.
She helped organize the Farm Workers' Union with Cesar Chavez, best known for boycotting grapes. President Obama praised Huerta as a mother of seven who became a community organizer. He says he stole her chant of Si, Se Puede to create his own Yes We Can! campaign slogan.
Huerta today is the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, which calls itself the largest socialist group in the country.
So on the same day as Obama's campaign attacked his opponent for associating with Donald Trump, Obama himself was publicly praising a socialist.
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