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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Good evening, AP.

    A small administration is finding it difficult to acknowledge a large leader.
    I think you have nailed it. By the way, what's Biden's schedule during the funeral? Bush41 went to most of the state funerals during the Reagan era, but maybe Obama is afraid Joe would open his mouth and say something inappropriate.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    I thought going to funerals was part of the VP job description.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This is a non issue, its just something more for the Right to bitch, face it ROMNEY LOST THE ELECTION!!!
    Funny how every criticism of Obama is a "non-issue" with you, Pete. He must be the first President, ever, who never took the slightest misstep.

    There are diplomatic protocols to this sort thing, and Obama is flouting them. And even if there weren't, our closest ally deserves better.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    I think you have nailed it. By the way, what's Biden's schedule during the funeral? Bush41 went to most of the state funerals during the Reagan era, but maybe Obama is afraid Joe would open his mouth and say something inappropriate.
    You make a good point about Biden.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    I thought going to funerals was part of the VP job description.
    It used to be, but we've never had a clown like Biden in that slot before.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is unbelievable....Not one current official to send to Margret Thatcher's funeral? I mean come on! How many times can Obama snub England? Or any of our other traditional allies for that matter?

    For comparison consider, I believe that when Reagan died, England was represented by the current, as well as the former PM at the time, the Queen herself, and other dignitaries....We can't spare one current administration official?

    BTW, I know that the partisan progressives will instantly say that Bush isn't going either, being as that is the go to excuse for them, and personally I don't think that is right either...Bush should go.
    Bush Sr. should go, not necessarily Bush the younger. Biden should have been the logical choice to attend, but I would have been satisfied with Hillary even though she is no longer Secretary of State. This seems to say the Obama administration isn't sending anyone due to the fact they disagreed with her politics and not whom she was, a loyal U.S. ally and friend.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    OP is hilarious.

    His type of extreme right wing conservative will criticize Obama by saying he's "Snubbing and disrespecting" allies...

    Whilst in the same breath calling us nanny state socialist European sheeple...

    No one disses Americas allies more than the extreme right wing ilk such as the OP who adheres to the idiotic notion of "American exceptionalism"

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This is unbelievable....Not one current official to send to Margret Thatcher's funeral? I mean come on! How many times can Obama snub England? Or any of our other traditional allies for that matter?

    For comparison consider, I believe that when Reagan died, England was represented by the current, as well as the former PM at the time, the Queen herself, and other dignitaries....We can't spare one current administration official?

    BTW, I know that the partisan progressives will instantly say that Bush isn't going either, being as that is the go to excuse for them, and personally I don't think that is right either...Bush should go.
    Put me down as disappointed. Prime Minister Thatcher worked extremely well with the U.S. on matters that benefited U.S. interests. That not a single current senior official will be attending the funeral suggests that the U.S. does not remember its friends to the degree they deserve. The UK is not just any ally. It is one of the nation's most reliable and important allies.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Bush Sr. should go, not necessarily Bush the younger. Biden should have been the logical choice to attend, but I would have been satisfied with Hillary even though she is no longer Secretary of State. This seems to say the Obama administration isn't sending anyone due to the fact they disagreed with her politics and not whom she was, a loyal U.S. ally and friend.
    Good evening,Pero.

    I don't care who is sent, but it should be someone of very high rank, in order that our Country is well represented to the rest of the world. It would be more insulting if anyone of lower rank were chosen than if no one were sent at all, IMO. Could Colin Powell be a reasonable choice?

    If BHO still remembers his embarrassment at attempting to give a toast at the wrong time, that was not England's fault, but his own gaffe. To carry party partisanship to this level is not only disgusting, but says more about this administration than words could ever do.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    George P. Shultz is worth more than all current "top officials" and living defunct presidents heaped together.

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