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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I can see how some folks would see Pres. Obama not attending the former British Prime Minister's funeral as a snub. After all, Toni Blair attended Reagan's funeral and he wasn't Prime Minister during the Reagan era. But as has already been pointed out, Pres. Obama has a lot on his plate these days especially in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Do you really want your nation's leader attending a funeral while your country is investigating a domestic terror attack?

    I didn't think so.

    Find something else to complain about, folks. This ain't it.
    What investigation is Obama personally doing exactly? Why does he need to be here while the investigation is ongoing?

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I'll let this piece speak for me....

    "A few hours after Margaret Thatcher's death on Monday, the snarling deadbeats of the British underclass were gleefully rampaging through the streets of Brixton in South London, scaling the marquee of the local fleapit and hanging a banner announcing, "THE BITCH IS DEAD."
    Amazingly, they managed to spell all four words correctly. By Friday, "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead", from The Wizard of Oz, was the Number One download at Amazon UK.
    Mrs. Thatcher would have enjoyed all this. Her former speechwriter John O'Sullivan recalls how, some years after leaving office, she arrived to address a small group at an English seaside resort to be greeted by enraged lefties chanting "Thatcher Thatcher Thatcher! Fascist Fascist Fascist!" She turned to her aide and cooed, "Oh, doesn't it make you feel nostalgic?"
    She was said to be delighted to hear that a concession stand at last year's Trades Union Congress was doing a brisk business in "Thatcher Death Party Packs", almost a quarter-century after her departure from office.
    Of course, it would have been asking too much of Britain's torpid left to rouse themselves to do anything more than sing a few songs and smash a few windows. In The Wizard of Oz, the witch is struck down at the height of her powers by Dorothy's shack descending from Kansas to relieve the Munchkins of their torments.
    By comparison, Britain's Moochkins were unable to bring the house down: Mrs Thatcher died in her bed at the Ritz at a grand old age. Useless as they are, British Socialists were at one point capable of writing their own anti-Thatcher singalongs rather than lazily appropriating Judy Garland blockbusters from MGM's back catalogue. I recall in the late Eighties being at the National Theatre in London and watching the crowd go wild over Adrian Mitchell's showstopper, "F**k-Off Friday", a song about union workers getting their redundancy notices at the end of the week, culminating with the lines:
    "I can't wait for
    That great day when
    F**k-Off Friday
    Comes to Number Ten."


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    Please correct me if I am wrong but isn't it illegal in Britain to say negative things against Islam or Muslims?

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Ah, but you see it is his responsibility to be at the funeral of a former head of state while it is not his responsibility to be at the funeral of a private person who died in Boston. He is going to the funeral in Boston to look good even though he has no place there.
    I think he has a greater responsibility to the American people than to Ms. Thatcher

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, Grant!

    Excellent post!

    It makes one wonder why BHO seems to want to concentrate his efforts on people's baser natures, instead of encouraging everyone to strive to be the best they can be! The great leaders throughout history are all remembered for their words and deeds that encouraged people to rise above where they were, not sliding by and always taking the easy road... which gains little in neither self respect nor success.
    What speeches or words will Obama be remembered by? I wonder.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Biden is much more of a clown than Quayle ever was. My comment stands.
    When Quayle was VP I didn't hear much about him at all other tan the misspelling incident.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I had no idea the Brit "middle class" was so unkempt and loutish.
    Leftists look the same everywhere.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think he has a greater responsibility to the American people than to Ms. Thatcher
    Really? Representing the US in a situation like this is his job.What exactly is he doing that cannot be put off for 2 days?

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What speeches or words will Obama be remembered by? I wonder.
    He'll probably be remembered more for his pauses between the banalities.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I think he has a greater responsibility to the American people than to Ms. Thatcher
    Barrack Obama is responsible for the American people? They can't do without him for a few days? He really has created a dependency culture.

    But, in any case, this isn't about Barrack Obama. It's about respect and commiseration between nations, friends and allies.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Barrack Obama is responsible for the American people? They can't do without him for a few days? He really has created a dependency culture.

    But, in any case, this isn't about Barrack Obama. It's about respect and commiseration between nations, friends and allies.
    I said "responsible to" not "responsible for." You know words and their definitions, gotta learn em.

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