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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Let me see...um..... cognitive dissonance? Yes, definitely.
    Yes, your link cites Adenauer as a "Gaullist" in the German political context, a term with a meaning entirely different from "Gaullist" in France. Your link then names Schroder as an "Atlantiker," an opponent of the German "Gaullists."
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    Bottom line: "Neoconservatism" has no meaning outside the U.S. political context, and "Gaullism" has no meaning outside the French political context. Both words can be (and have been) appropriated for other purposes outside the U.S. and France, but those uses are more properly understood as misuses, their transitory utility notwithstanding.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Let me see...um..... cognitive dissonance? Yes, definitely.
    Bottom line: "Neoconservatism" has no meaning outside the U.S. political context, and "Gaullism" has no meaning outside the French political context. Both words can be (and have been) appropriated for other purposes outside the U.S. and France, but those uses are more properly understood as misuses, their transitory utility notwithstanding.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Bottom line: "Neoconservatism" has no meaning outside the U.S. political context, and "Gaullism" has no meaning outside the French political context. Both words can be (and have been) appropriated for other purposes outside the U.S. and France, but those uses are more properly understood as misuses, their transitory utility notwithstanding.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    The decision was made public long before the Boston massacre, which had absolutely nothing to do with it.
    Okay...

    Still doesn't take away from the fact that this was a decision for the President himself to make, not anyone else. You (and others) may wish to see this as a "slap in the face" against whom I'm not entirely sure, but I don't. It's not as if Mrs. Thatcher was the Queen of England. She was just a former Prime Minister, the head of the British Parliament. That's kina on par with what federal position here in the U.S....?...VP? The President's Chief of Staff? Speaker of the House?

    For those who desperately want to make this a public issue, you should've written/Tweeted to Speaker Boehner and insisted that he go instead of anyone from the Obama Administration or the President himself since the British Prime Minister position is more his equal.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    You win, hands down.
    Thanks. I don't usually think of these discussions as competition, but I'd be less than honest if I denied your post provided some satisfaction.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    already discussed
    Is that another euphemism for, 'abandonment, 'retreat', or 'withdraw'?

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Is that another euphemism for, 'abandonment, 'retreat', or 'withdraw'?
    No, it means you seem to be too lazy to go back and review where I stated previously what I believe the differences are in the ideologies.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Bottom line: "Neoconservatism" has no meaning outside the U.S. political context, and "Gaullism" has no meaning outside the French political context. Both words can be (and have been) appropriated for other purposes outside the U.S. and France, but those uses are more properly understood as misuses, their transitory utility notwithstanding.
    It has no meaning to you. Repeating over and over that an ideology is bound by genetics or geography renders it utterly useless for you. I have seen people unknowingly destroy their own argument, but to deliberately do so is very strange.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Back to the funeral:

    Even if O couldn't spare anyone from his Administration, American sent Amanda Thatcher!

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