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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    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.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It's a non-issue if the intent is to show disrespect to one of the great figures of the second half of the 20th century.
    I think that every last person who is calling it "a non-issue" identifies himself or herself as "liberal" or "progressive".
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is that right?.....Yeah, see, I see it the other way around....If progressives hadn't dragged this country so far left, they'd see that calling right of center individuals 'extreme' is laughable....This isn't the country I grew up in either my friend.
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    [...] The delegation should have included someone no lower than the Secretary of State. [...]
    While I would tend to agree, nobody of any real importance from other countries appear to be showing up: LONDON: Thatcher Funeral: Attendees and No-Shows - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    I think that every last person who is calling it "a non-issue" identifies himself or herself as "liberal" or "progressive".
    Or someone with common sense and without a desire to be outraged at every turn.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is that right?.....Yeah, see, I see it the other way around....If progressives hadn't dragged this country so far left, they'd see that calling right of center individuals 'extreme' is laughable....This isn't the country I grew up in either my friend.
    I hear this same mythology from both the Left and the Right: The US is so progressive and out in front of the rest of the world: No, it isn't. The US is an oldfashioned, reactionary country. The fact that gay marriage is "legal" in most of New England no more makes America a progressive country than Pussy Riot makes Russia a nation of libertines........................

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is that right?.....Yeah, see, I see it the other way around....If progressives hadn't dragged this country so far left, they'd see that calling right of center individuals 'extreme' is laughable....This isn't the country I grew up in either my friend.
    The country moved left all on its own after the suburbanites were exposed to all the bigotry, hatred, and suffering that had been lying behind the fence of white Christian America for the decades of the mid-20th century.

    Of course, some still prefer to live in the past . . . . . but hey, there's always Leave it to Beaver reruns

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Bonz!

    Another plus, IMO! And the British "Left" will be well represented tomorrow. It's the right thing to do, Bonz. :
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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    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.

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    Re: Obama sends former officials to Thatcher funeral

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    I hear this same mythology from both the Left and the Right: The US is so progressive and out in front of the rest of the world: No, it isn't. [...]
    Which firmly places those who claim it is on the extremes

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