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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And yet she famously did business with Gorbachev. I'll have to see whether I can find some reference to the episode you describe.
    I can give you a time frame: Late 80's-early 90's..................

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Hola ! And, wrong, it really happened. No one on the Right wants to face what an ideologue the woman was........................
    She apparently was both understood and respected by the people of Britain, since she was the longest serving Prime Minister in English history. Her name in history is second only to Churchil, and they both earned their place in history!

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    I have to say, I have read over the responses twice now, and am disappointed in some, but not shocked. Especially those that chose to attack me personally for raising the question. It isn't about me, it's about the US administration choosing not to pay respects to a former head of state of the closest American ally in the world.

    And to those that believe that conservatives like myself are only posting about this because it is a reason to "bitch about anything Obama does", No. That's not it. Obama could have sent Biden, or even Michelle, and that would have been just fine. Considering that at Reagan's funeral, the Queen was present. I swear, progressive liberals just can NOT accept any criticism of their deity in the white house what so ever.

    And lastly, the other thing that kind of sticks it the attempt to say that the Boston situation precluded Obama from going, and that might even be an excuse if they hadn't announced that no one was going prior to that even happening. See, the official explanation was that because of the importance of the up coming 'gun debate' they couldn't spare anyone to attend. So, the official explanation is that in a stunning moment of unintended honesty, the administration feels it more important to curtail as much of a constitutional right of the American people, than it is to show some class, and good manners and go to a funeral. It's like dealing with spoiled children.

    Obama sent a higher level delegation to the funeral of Chavez than what he is doing here...I guess that is telling for sure.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    She apparently was both understood and respected by the people of Britain, since she was the longest serving Prime Minister in English history. Her name in history is second only to Churchil, and they both earned their place in history!
    She wasn't even fourth. And Churchill was a racist alcoholic who invented gassing Kurds.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    She apparently was both understood and respected by the people of Britain, since she was the longest serving Prime Minister in English history. Her name in history is second only to Churchil, and they both earned their place in history!
    I never said she wasn't popular. And at the time her ideas resonated with the British people. The same train of events was true with Reagan here. But, as I have often stated, a whole people can be wrong and a whole people can make bad decisions.................

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    She wasn't even fourth. And Churchill was a racist alcoholic who invented gassing Kurds.
    OK. The longest continuously serving PM since 1827.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Yeah, they should've kept Chamberlain so that Hitler could blitzkrieg all of Europe at once. And he wasn't even an alcoholic, he sipped watered down whiskey throughout the day and lived to his 90's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    She wasn't even fourth. And Churchill was a racist alcoholic who invented gassing Kurds.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    I never said she wasn't popular. And at the time her ideas resonated with the British people. The same train of events was true with Reagan here. But, as I have often stated, a whole people can be wrong and a whole people can make bad decisions.................
    Best explanation for the re election of Obama yet....
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    She wasn't even fourth. And Churchill was a racist alcoholic who invented gassing Kurds.
    The curd gassing thing is an environmentalist plot of recent invention. Eat your bean curds and shut up about Churchill, Skippy.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Best explanation for the re election of Obama yet....
    Obama is basically right of center. If the Right hadn't gone so rightwing extremist over the last 30 years, they would see that. This is not the country I grew up in and it hasn't been for 30 years now...............................

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