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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Just an FYI, Obama will be at the memorial for the Boston Marathon on Thursday while Thatcher's funeral is on Wednesday, now I don't know the times of each of these events or how quickly the President can fly across the Atlantic or what other business he has on his schedule but I imagine between the two most Americans would agree he should be in Boston.
    1) Whose disagereing with that? Most people who are bothered by his choice on this thread seem to suggest they feel the first lady or the VP should go and have clearly sttated they understand that the President would attend to Boston. I've seen just a tiny few, even on this thread, who are suggesting Obama should go instead of going to Boston.

    2) The initial plans were made and announced PRIOR to the bombing taking place so attempting to put that out there as a means of cowing those who have an issue with it is basically throwing out an after the fact excuse. There would be a difference with him choosing to change plans after the bombing occured.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Churchill was a low level alcoholic and a mediocre politician. He also saved England - the right man in the right place in history. He was no saint. He was good enough, and that's enough for me. There's no honor in denigrating an obviously good man, whatever his faults may have been.
    Good morning, humbolt.

    Well said! :

    He was also a very clever man with words, using the quick quip to make his point, and I do enjoy that! Reagan was good at that, too! We all have faults, but living in a fishbowl can't be the easiest way to spend your life! Both he and Thatcher will long be remembered, while those who won't or can't can't give credit when deserved will soon fade. It costs nothing to be generous towards other people, because none of us are infallible, and we have all made mistakes.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    1) Whose disagereing with that? Most people who are bothered by his choice on this thread seem to suggest they feel the first lady or the VP should go and have clearly sttated they understand that the President would attend to Boston. I've seen just a tiny few, even on this thread, who are suggesting Obama should go instead of going to Boston.

    2) The initial plans were made and announced PRIOR to the bombing taking place so attempting to put that out there as a means of cowing those who have an issue with it is basically throwing out an after the fact excuse. There would be a difference with him choosing to change plans after the bombing occured.
    I didn't read the entire topic so I was just throwing it out there, but good point on the time when the delegation to London was planned.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You say this having been around here for less than 1/4 of his tenure in office.
    Doesn't take too long to see your POV on The President, but I do note you didn't deny what I said....

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    All that hate you harbor is going to eat you up man....Hopefully you don't believe in Karma.
    hey, i'm listening ... because there is no one on these boards who knows more about hate than you
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Doesn't take too long to see your POV on The President, but I do note you didn't deny what I said....
    I noted numerous things he got right, including handling of Somali pirates. Hint: this happened long before you got here. You lose.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    1. So if someone thinks that the president might be busy with a domestic bombing and North Korea that means they are a liberal? Did you think before you typed that? You're insults, btw, do nothing to further the conversation.
    What could BHO possibly do that isn't already being done? Do you think that apart from being a gifted orator, the purchaser of billion dollar industries, the originator of shovel-ready jobs, he is also a crack investigator? The man should just spend more time being a figurehead, a la Joe Biden, and leave the serious stuff to others until he finally nails that job at ESPN.
    2. He wrote a book that very few people have read that some of the more unstudied conservatives out there give way too much credit.
    That could be an Obama sentence.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    He was suggesting that if you don't care that Obama didn't go to the funeral that you are a liberal or a progressive. Look up the definitions J. They have nothing to do with each other. Am I a libertarian because I think Ron Paul seems like a nice guy? **** no. It has nothing to do with libertarianism. Just like this has nothing to do with liberalism.
    That's silly.

    No one said that the act of excusing Obama MAKES you a liberal or progressive. He said that the people in the thread excusing him happen to BE (self-described) liberals or progressives.

    Are you purposely conflating the two, or are you simply confused about the difference?
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I noted numerous things he got right, including handling of Somali pirates. Hint: this happened long before you got here. You lose.
    1 out of 100....wow

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    With Cheney, Kissinger, and Blair attending, even Dubya chickened out of the war criminal get-together.
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