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Slighting Lady Thatcher and the British Yet Again

Tomorrow is the funeral for Lady Margaret Thatcher.  Those in attendance will remember Lady Thatcher’s great work as prime minister of Great Britain, and no American should forget the Iron Lady’s steadfast commitment to the United States during the Cold War, throughout her time in office, and until her death.

President Obama will send a four-person delegation headed by two former Republican secretaries of state, James Baker and George Schultz, to attend her funeral.  But his blatant refusal to send a member of his own administration is something the British view as a snub.

From the Daily Mail:

Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral.

Though the House passed a resolution to honor the Iron Lady the day after her death on April 8, the Senate has failed to do the same, thanks to a hold on the resolution by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), which speaks volumes.  

And the President’s decision only adds insult to injury.

Regardless of political ideology or party, it is impossible to ignore the great work Lady Thatcher did, returning economic prosperity to her own country that it so sorely lacked before she came to power and strengthening Great Britain’s relationship with the United States.

The President cites a politically busy week (i.e. his continued tirade on gun control) as his reason for being unable to send even one member of his administration to the funeral.  Secretary of State John Kerry’s absence will also be very conspicuous.

It would be difficult to identify a truer friend to the United States than Baroness Thatcher.  Most Americans recognize this, but unfortunately, our respect and — for the freedom loving among us — admiration for Lady Thatcher is not being conveyed by some of our elected leaders.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Slighting Lady Thatcher and the British Yet Again

  1. Congrats on finally putting some substance behind your blog post from last week. It took you long enough.

    I retract my accusations of you being a liar and apologize for the insult.

    While I don’t mourn for a moment the death of a woman who called Bobby Sands a criminal and Nelson Mandela a terrorist while calling Pinochet a friend and the Afghan Mujaheddin freedom fighters, the decision to not send a member of his administration to the funeral is another slap in the face to our closest ally.

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  5. Katherine now points to the Daily Caller – the same sleazy org that paid prostitutes to lie about Menendez and hookers. Daily Caller might as well be posting Bat Boy stories these days. Same level of journalism as World Weekly News.

    “New Jersey Democrat introduces resolution honoring the late British Prime Minister

    “First of all, Chairman Menendez is not blocking any resolution
    regarding Ms. Thatcher,” a spokesperson for Menendez said Tuesday”

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/menendez-beats-republicans-to-the-punch-on-thatcher-resoluti

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  7. My Prime Minister attended. Obama shows again his disdain for important allies and relations. I will not spit on his grave; I will ignore it.

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  11. Aw, this was a very nice post. Finding the time
    and actual effort to create a top notch article?

    but what can I say? I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get
    nearly anything done.

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