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White House snub to Thatcher:
Obama won´t send envoy
- and leaves it to her old
allies from the Reagan era

Daily Mail (U.K.), by James Chapman

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/15/2013 9:50:39 PM

Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral. Whitehall sources have revealed that the U.S. delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to attend, there had been speculation that he would be represented either by Vice President Joe Biden or wife Michelle. The Queen’s decision to attend

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Msctex1, 4/15/2013 9:53:44 PM     (No. 9277401)

Accidentally doing the right thing.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 4/15/2013 9:54:18 PM     (No. 9277402)

I´d be willing to bet that she´d want it that way.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/15/2013 9:59:32 PM     (No. 9277411)

Notice how he waited for an "incident" before sending out the press release? Why else wait until the evening hours of a Monday?

That´s okay. Thatcher´s death certificate has her occupation as "Stateswoman (retired)." I wonder what the Obamacles death certificate will show as his occupation? "Basketball player (amateur)"?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 4/15/2013 10:00:15 PM     (No. 9277413)

This says just so, so much.

Obama just doesn´t understand proper English.

Next, he represents ALL Americans.

Thirty more to go.

What a disappointment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 4/15/2013 10:01:45 PM     (No. 9277415)

I would be honored to attend and pay my respects. She was a great lady, may she rest in peace.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 4/15/2013 10:06:02 PM     (No. 9277429)

Obama and Thatcher don´t belong in the same sentence.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 4/15/2013 10:06:34 PM     (No. 9277431)

His kind use to be called low rent.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kiwinews, 4/15/2013 10:07:07 PM     (No. 9277432)

Isn´t attending funerals what we have a vice president *for*?
Though Biden would probably make some remark about testicles again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: annie xango, 4/15/2013 10:08:17 PM     (No. 9277433)

I ,honestly, am happy that Mooch and Bite Me are not going..it would taint it..

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nimby, 4/15/2013 10:10:13 PM     (No. 9277436)

Classless

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jl80863, 4/15/2013 10:12:57 PM     (No. 9277442)

I agree with #9. Perhaps in the future a descendent of Baroness Thatcher can visit the US and urinate on a specific grave.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JonR, 4/15/2013 10:15:41 PM     (No. 9277448)

Always classy Obama is....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 4/15/2013 10:15:58 PM     (No. 9277451)

trash..

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Annalucia, 4/15/2013 10:16:01 PM     (No. 9277452)

I´m so relieved that Barry and Michelle aren´t going - imagine how they would have behaved.

I´m glad the "old allies from the Reagan era" are still available, and willing to go.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mfm, 4/15/2013 10:19:14 PM     (No. 9277462)

Its all Ghetto all day every day...They are trash, all of them...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/15/2013 10:25:31 PM     (No. 9277474)

No one wants goofy Obama there. By the way, only well wishes at seeing him gone will be sent to Obama´s funeral.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: busterman, 4/15/2013 10:28:28 PM     (No. 9277478)

Hmmm. It must be a cold day in hell. I finally agree with 0bama about something.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CzndCitzen, 4/15/2013 10:32:17 PM     (No. 9277482)

Ditto #17

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Shells, 4/15/2013 10:32:36 PM     (No. 9277484)

Up in Heaven, I suspect the Mighty Margaret is thrilled.

Who ever would want rotting trash at their memorial service.

My love of this site precludes further comment.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: john56, 4/15/2013 10:35:04 PM     (No. 9277488)

Gee, that´s a change.

Usually, Obama, the Missus and the kids don´t pass up a chance to fly around on AF One or whatever luxury government jet is hanging around.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 4/15/2013 10:45:46 PM     (No. 9277501)

The farther Obama and his sycophants remain away from anything representing English and American tradition, the better. It proves the utter contempt he has of both countries´ history. Obama isn´t worthy to be near such greatness as Thatcher showed the world. The bust of Churchill must be smiling now.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/15/2013 10:58:26 PM     (No. 9277507)

Told you. We´ll be lucky if our Ambassador to England attends.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: noddy, 4/15/2013 11:00:11 PM     (No. 9277509)

Extremely bad form. It is obvious Obama and no-one in his administration comprehend protocol. I am shocked that the United States of America would behave this way. Unfortunately what he does and doesn´t do reflects on us. Disgusting.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MMC, 4/15/2013 11:00:22 PM     (No. 9277511)

Obama looked for an excuse not to attend. He is uncomforatble in his own skin. A public display of his lacking protocol and manners would humiliate him. Plus the teleprompter doesnt travel well...

Oh, and one last thought... The church service may be too long for the Won to sit through.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 4/15/2013 11:19:13 PM     (No. 9277529)

Black trash

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/15/2013 11:20:41 PM     (No. 9277531)

If she were asked, she would not want the US liberal Democrats to be there anyway. She would much rather have some old acquaintances from the Reagan era bid her farewell.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RPool, 4/15/2013 11:20:42 PM     (No. 9277532)

#10 - you are tactful, but you wasted the first two and last 4 letters of your description of our leader.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 4/15/2013 11:20:55 PM     (No. 9277533)

Just another Obama finger-in-the-eye to the British. Obama´s still sore Gramps (Hussein Onyango Obama) got thrown in jail during the Mau-Mau uprising.

As #25 said, the service might be too long for the Won to sit through, but still Obama may be ticked off that they won´t be praying to HIM.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Safari Man, 4/15/2013 11:26:20 PM     (No. 9277537)

He knows its HIS people who are dancing on Thatcher´s grave and singing "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead." He would like to do the dance himself, but he needs to keep up some semblance of pretense.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/15/2013 11:59:03 PM     (No. 9277566)

Low life, classless scum... No sense of decency or protocol.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: farmwife, 4/16/2013 12:07:51 AM     (No. 9277570)

Obama doesn´t go anywhere where he isn´t adored. He definitely will not be adored or appreciated by the people who revere Margaret Thatcher.

And can you imagine his level of discomfort listening to people eulogize her?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/16/2013 12:50:01 AM     (No. 9277595)

Tacky, yet not unexpected...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/16/2013 12:56:16 AM     (No. 9277599)

I would say it is an honor to not have Biden or Michelle at the funeral.

Or one of our top officials at all.

Biden can´t travel on less than $1 million a day. Michelle would cost even more. And their large security details would be a pain the Brits don´t need.

Baker and Shultz are appropriate selections although I am surprised they are active; Shultz is 92 and Baker about 83.


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Reply 34 - Posted by: Tulunk, 4/16/2013 1:00:22 AM     (No. 9277602)

Obama got his fanny kissed all over socialized Europe, his butt boys arranged--bought--him a shiny new peace prize, then, Dang!! He heard the Brits were not going to make him a knight. Well, he showed them! Sulk. Pout.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dvc, 4/16/2013 1:00:28 AM     (No. 9277603)

Good to not bring the quality of attendees down by polluting with Zero or his minions.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: steveW, 4/16/2013 1:01:13 AM     (No. 9277604)

Rumor has it that "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" has been heard blaring out of the Oval Office lately.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: rambo77, 4/16/2013 1:06:03 AM     (No. 9277605)

Obama´s response to this situation underscores the enormous changes that our society will have to endure to restore any sense of correctness and dignity to our way of life. If we ever expect to regain the respect of the real world, the task at hand seems almost incomprehensible. God help us!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: foxmox, 4/16/2013 1:09:45 AM     (No. 9277606)

Low class grifters.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Reaganite dno, 4/16/2013 1:23:57 AM     (No. 9277614)

Maybe it´s all those years of Monty Python that have twisted my sense of humor. But in my mind I picture Obama and Moochelle, at the funeral next to Lady Thatchers coffin. When all of a sudden the lid opens and Lady Thatcher sits up, flips Obama the bird and yells "Marxist I have seen your future, and you will not win!".

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 4/16/2013 1:30:21 AM     (No. 9277618)

Have you considered the Brits sent the message to Obe and company STAY AWAY we can´t deal with your 200 SS agents and stop the funeral procession so they could drive through?
Plus they can´t hold back the service to long enough to bullet proof the church windows and hotel rooms.
Remember when Obe demanded the palace windows in his 3rd floor suit had to be replaced with bullet proofing for a one night stay?


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Smart11344, 4/16/2013 1:58:48 AM     (No. 9277630)

Does this make Obama a racist? Or did the Brits suggest he go golfing instead?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: rfr46, 4/16/2013 2:07:17 AM     (No. 9277634)

Just what I expected. What a punk.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 4/16/2013 2:12:39 AM     (No. 9277637)

Of course he did. If he returned Winston Churchill´s bust to them the moment he set foot in our White House, he´s certainly not going to soil his reputation crossing the pond for them. He has an immature point to prove about anti-colonialism.

That´s about the only thing he has had an original thought on. Everything else was programmed by the marxist radicals &/or written and directed by Val Jar.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: PChristopher, 4/16/2013 2:25:52 AM     (No. 9277643)

Obama has no business being where he is anyway, so it works out that he doesn´t go.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/16/2013 2:55:46 AM     (No. 9277657)

Maggie would prefer it this way - Obama would have to play second or forty fourth fiddle. I for one am most relieved.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 4/16/2013 4:37:14 AM     (No. 9277696)

He does not represent any of us who admired her. There´s no reason for him to go.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 4/16/2013 6:42:22 AM     (No. 9277757)

#29--Gramps----he´s not related to any Obama that´s some kind of twisted romantic dream in his Parkinson-addled brain---Obama is the son of Frank Marshall Davis and everyone knows it

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Reply 48 - Posted by: melanie, 4/16/2013 6:44:49 AM     (No. 9277761)

As usual, he thinks it´s all about him. Our government should be represented officially at the funeral. As much as I despise this administration, they are the current US government. I continue to wonder how many more times he will embarrass us on the world stage. I hope the Brits return the snub someday.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/16/2013 7:07:04 AM     (No. 9277791)

It would be impossible for anyone in the classless Obama administration to sit there while Margaret Thatcher was being praised. Progressives are all about being snide and snarky, and from day one have showed themselves to be ignorant of decorum and protocol. Baroness Thatcher deserves better representation and she will get it from James Baker and George Shultz.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 4/16/2013 7:26:50 AM     (No. 9277817)

He must sit around strategizing about how to be the anti-president because he does it so consistently and so well.
I quit being surprised after his first bow-from-the-waist to a foreign potentate.
But I still despise him for his hatred of America.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Crosscut, 4/16/2013 7:36:06 AM     (No. 9277833)

Well if I thought the Brits had whupped my grandpappy´s butt I would be unhappy with them too.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: BorninOKC, 4/16/2013 7:43:26 AM     (No. 9277849)

Anyone keeping a list of the funerals at which this administration has been represented, such as the one for Chavez, and those it ignores such as this one?

Maybe there will be an article in NRO someday.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: EnsignO, 4/16/2013 7:48:13 AM     (No. 9277856)

#1 and #6 are both right: Obama "accidentally doing the right thing."

And "Obama and Thatcher don´t belong in the same sentence.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: privateer, 4/16/2013 7:55:29 AM     (No. 9277870)

Sending O to represent Ronald Reagan´s America would be like sending Kim Kardashian to represent Audrey Hepburn; a grotesque and ludicrous incongruity. The America Baroness Thatcher loved, and to which she was a friend and essential ally barely exists anymore.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/16/2013 7:58:21 AM     (No. 9277877)

obama continues to prove he should never have been elected.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: pindarjr, 4/16/2013 8:11:50 AM     (No. 9277899)

And in music news, it has been reported that Obama has had "Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead," added to his blackberry.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Judith, 4/16/2013 8:13:38 AM     (No. 9277903)

Will cameron and boris johnson takes this as a gesture by a friendly ally?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: The Advocate, 4/16/2013 8:18:00 AM     (No. 9277907)

We do not even have an Ambassador to UK and are represented by Charge d´affaires.
Obama has referred to the Falklands as Malvinas-giving support for fellow socialist Kirchner.
One of Thatchers greatest achievements was keeping the Falklands British.
Our fake POTUS would have been among the " enemy".
Perhaps he was afraid of being exposed as the fraud he is?
Perhaps he knew about the Boston bombing beforehand and wanted to be here to exploit it?

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Reply 59 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/16/2013 8:21:29 AM     (No. 9277909)

I would like to see Michael Reagan represent us as well. He´s the only child of Ronaldus Magnus who has his head on straight.

We don´t need any member of the current regime to represent us. Maggie knows and hears the prayers of real Americans.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 4/16/2013 8:26:47 AM     (No. 9277918)

Obama´s two greatest English adversaries are now gone; Winston and Maggie. All he has to deal with now are the UK´s milquetoast liberals.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: rod reese, 4/16/2013 8:28:06 AM     (No. 9277922)

Thatcher was a great lady. the two low rent moochers occupying the white house are devoid of any class and character. Her funeral will be much better off without Obummer scum.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: avital2, 4/16/2013 8:35:32 AM     (No. 9277926)

tacky to the max - and it is embarrassing that this behavior is on display internationally. surely he could have sent someone appropriate as his representative as he is president of all the people - not just liberal dems. playing politics at time of death is really a new low. it will boomerang sooner or later

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Reply 63 - Posted by: walcb, 4/16/2013 8:41:08 AM     (No. 9277933)

The US officially turns its back on Margaret Thatcher in unison with the home grown retrogrades in the UK. Oh well, the US will be better represented by people outside of this pathetic administration.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 4/16/2013 8:51:23 AM     (No. 9277954)

There he goes again......our petulant little boy-king. He´s showing his ´true colors´. Wouldn´t expect anything else from he-who-does-not-know-what-a-statesman-is, nor how to be one.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: lana720, 4/16/2013 8:59:39 AM     (No. 9277973)

Is anyone really surprised? Cl-ass-lessness shows.

Rest in Peace, dear Baroness!
IHLG

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Reply 66 - Posted by: LZK, 4/16/2013 9:06:18 AM     (No. 9277986)

Oh Thank God!!

I was hoping VP bite me would not be going..,....

What a great week the prez is having == showing his incompetence..

He chokes on the word terrorist when trying to console the country (like that could happen) and now his insult to the Iron Lady ------ is perfect.

Bet he wishes he could change his first decision...

Oh candy crawley -- have you a piece of paper designating the Boston Marathon Terror -- as terrorist? Or -- like hillary -- you feel -- "what does it matter".....

LZK

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Reply 67 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/16/2013 9:13:40 AM     (No. 9278000)

Naturally, it is NOT about him...if he doesn´t have the spotlight he won´t come out from under the rock.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: Namma, 4/16/2013 9:20:50 AM     (No. 9278020)

It is more fitting that two people from the Reagan adminstration attend the funeral.

hussien is not worthy to attend any tribute to Margaret Thatcher...never

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Reply 69 - Posted by: BarryNo, 4/16/2013 9:35:39 AM     (No. 9278060)

I doubt Thatcher would want him there. Not because he´s Black, you understand, but because he is a hack, rabble-rousing, Marxist boor.

One must have standards, which Obama lacks.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: Husker Infidel, 4/16/2013 9:51:16 AM     (No. 9278095)

I´m glad that no one from that administration is going to the funeral. Their presence would only sully a sacred occasion.

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Reply 71 - Posted by: jerseyden, 4/16/2013 10:03:15 AM     (No. 9278128)

Think how far back you would have to go to find a dem admin with class, integrity and dignity to send someone to pay America´s respect. Obama(no), Clinton(no), Cater(no), Johnson(no), Kennedy(no), Truman(finally). It´s a sad state of affairs to see such trash occupying the highest levels of the dem party for so long.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: jackie, 4/16/2013 10:26:06 AM     (No. 9278175)

Just think of the hours of romping time he would have had with Reggie Love on AF 1.
Maybe Mooch refused to stay home so he declined...

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Reply 73 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/16/2013 10:43:56 AM     (No. 9278209)

Thatcher was a conservative. She loved our founders. She loved our Constitution. No wonder Obama would sully her memory.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: JAN, 4/16/2013 11:06:47 AM     (No. 9278278)

Not attending is a great gift.

His security is always intrusive and over the top.

This is good news for GB

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Reply 75 - Posted by: dman, 4/16/2013 11:11:04 AM     (No. 9278292)

Dinesh D’Souza had it right in his movie. Our Emperor has issues with GB, especially British conservatives.

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Reply 76 - Posted by: maryc, 4/16/2013 11:48:05 AM     (No. 9278382)

If you are expecting him to be ignorant of what is dignified obama never disappoints.

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Reply 77 - Posted by: pianogirl88, 4/16/2013 12:12:53 PM     (No. 9278447)

VP Cheney will attend ~ a much better representative for American than anyone in the current administration.

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Reply 78 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 4/16/2013 12:13:20 PM     (No. 9278448)

Frankly, it´s a huge relief -- if Skippy or Mrs. Skippy attended, they´d be making the occasion all about them. As for Biden, now we don´t have to worry about his embarrassing our country with one of his flaky remarks.

Rest in peace, Lady Thatcher. You served your country, and the world, superbly.

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Reply 79 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 4/16/2013 12:20:13 PM     (No. 9278471)

For the record, I don´t want anyone from the present white house showing up at my funeral either.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: roadrunner, 4/16/2013 12:22:34 PM     (No. 9278477)

He´s just letting us know that people that some of us admire mean nothing to him and his administration. Further evidence of the divide.

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Reply 81 - Posted by: STLstudent, 4/16/2013 12:39:25 PM     (No. 9278517)

No one in this slimy gang occupying the White House is worthy to attend Baroness Thatcher´s funeral. Let the scum stay in Washington.

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Reply 82 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 4/16/2013 1:03:31 PM     (No. 9278579)

BHO, Mooch, and Bird Brain have individually and collectively been "on the dole" grifters all their lives. Thatcher would have known them for what they are. And besides, Moochelle would have shown up looking like a drag queen. (My apologoes to drag queens).

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Reply 83 - Posted by: catfur27, 4/16/2013 1:03:32 PM     (No. 9278580)

...at least we´re not sending a boy to do a man´s job.

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Reply 84 - Posted by: ArtieC, 4/16/2013 1:16:13 PM     (No. 9278613)

What a low class....

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Reply 85 - Posted by: judy, 4/16/2013 1:23:53 PM     (No. 9278625)

He didn´t hesitate to send a plane load for Chavez...how sad that the US is being portrayed this way.

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Reply 86 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 4/16/2013 1:35:18 PM     (No. 9278649)

Testicle envy...

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Reply 87 - Posted by: walcb, 4/16/2013 2:11:30 PM     (No. 9278719)

As a contrast, you may recal that last month the press reported that the US was planning to send an official delegation to the Chavez funeral. As it turned out none was sent because they were discouraged from attending.

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Reply 88 - Posted by: yonjuro1, 4/16/2013 2:46:45 PM     (No. 9278788)

On his best day Obama is not worth one of Margaret Thatcher´s pubic hairs.

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Reply 89 - Posted by: Penney, 4/16/2013 3:36:46 PM     (No. 9278856)

Lady Thatcher never wavered in her support for the principles which secure liberty, the very freedom which the USA stands for. It is thus no wonder the militant lefties of this world still revile both Thatcher and Pres. Reagan, for when the Berlin Wall came down & the USSR fell flat, these magnificent champions for freedom proved that statist/socialist tyranny CAN be defeated and those enslaved by it CAN be set free.

For the leadership of any current free country on the planet not to honor so great a champion of freedom as Margaret Thatcher brings disgrace upon that country and is a petty betrayal of Liberty.

0bama & his harpy gaggle of radical dem socialist politicos have no shame.

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Reply 90 - Posted by: whitesidecounty, 4/16/2013 3:54:32 PM     (No. 9278891)

Rudy Giulliani said it best, "Weddings are optional, funerals are mandatory..." This is a grave insult to Lady Thatcher. The beautiful tribute she played to her friend President Ronald Reagan at his funeral should have been returned by the present American President. Sad...

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Reply 91 - Posted by: William1, 4/16/2013 5:56:49 PM     (No. 9279083)

What right-thinking individual would want the Grifter anyone near his funeral???

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Reply 92 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/16/2013 7:17:36 PM     (No. 9279206)

Obama should listen to Yogi Berra.

Always go to other people´s funerals or they won´t go to yours.

On the other hand Ms Thatcher would not have wanted his presence.

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Reply 93 - Posted by: chatham, 4/16/2013 7:47:54 PM     (No. 9279248)

Obama has the mentality of a Ghetto Thug.

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Reply 94 - Posted by: get er done, 4/16/2013 10:45:31 PM     (No. 9279462)

I do not know who is more relieved -- Americans or the British -- to hear the news that Obama will not send an envoy to Lady Thatcher´s funeral.

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Reply 95 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/16/2013 11:01:44 PM     (No. 9279480)

Trust me we will be less embarrassed this way.

If it was Mandela, it would be a national holiday while they all went and worthy of a stamp.

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