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'A true friend': President Obama praises Margaret Thatcher
Politics UK ^ | 04/08/2013 | Ian Dunt

Posted on 04/08/2013 9:50:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Margaret Thatcher restored "confidence and pride" too Britain was a "true friend" of America, President Barack Obama said today.

Upon the death of the former-prime minister, the US president said she stood as a role model to women everywhere about what they can achieve.

"With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend," he said of the 87-year-old.

"As a grocer’s daughter who rose to become Britain’s first female prime minister, she stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be shattered.

"As prime minister, she helped restore the confidence and pride that has always been the hallmark of Britain at its best.

"And as an unapologetic supporter of our transatlantic alliance, she knew that with strength and resolve we could win the Cold War and extend freedom’s promise.

Obama added: "Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history—we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will.

"Michelle and I send our thoughts to the Thatcher family and all the British people as we carry on the work to which she dedicated her life—free peoples standing together, determined to write our own destiny."

Thatcher died after a stroke this morning, following years spent in an increasingly fragile state.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: margaretthatcher; obama; obamathatcher; rememberingthatcher; thatcher; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 04/08/2013 9:50:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The islamist hated her and everything she stood for.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama’s handlers wrote a nice tribute to be distributed in his name.

The worst, so far, is Meryl Streep’s backhanded response. WTH does anyone care what she thinks or has to say, even if she played Lady Thatcher in a movie? We invest intelligence in lefty Hollywood celebrity-doofuses that just isn't there.

3 posted on 04/08/2013 9:54:30 AM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

So, someone wrote that for the Marxist, just like everything else he spews.

He can GTH.

He’s the polar opposite of everything she stood for and believed.


4 posted on 04/08/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT by onyx
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To: SeekAndFind
...feeling lucky punk ?
5 posted on 04/08/2013 9:55:22 AM PDT by virgil283 ( ... Mama say : if'n you can't say someting good don't say nutting...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not bad! Obama spent tax payer money wisely for once and hired a good writer.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 9:55:57 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: onedoug

She was no stranger to terrorism either. She survived an bomb assassination attempt by the IRA at a Brighton hotel early in the morning on 12 October 1984.

Five people were killed, including the wife of Cabinet Minister John Wakeham. Thatcher was staying at the hotel to attend the Conservative Party Conference, which she insisted should open as scheduled the following day.

She delivered her speech as planned, a move that was widely supported across the political spectrum and enhanced her popularity with the public.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: virgil283

Take that Michael Dukakis.


8 posted on 04/08/2013 9:57:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: virgil283
Now, Lady Thatcher in a tank is believable...unlike Dukakis in a tank, which was a joke.
9 posted on 04/08/2013 9:58:02 AM PDT by twister881
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To: virgil283

A rare picture of a softer, gentler Thatcher there :0)


10 posted on 04/08/2013 9:58:35 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Reminds me of a famous quote.
11 posted on 04/08/2013 9:59:06 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: virgil283
Accept no substitutes...or cheap, ridiculous imitations:


12 posted on 04/08/2013 10:04:05 AM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

oh man put some pants on....gee wiz....


13 posted on 04/08/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by virgil283 ( ... Mama say : if'n you can't say someting good don't say nutting...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Moral convicion....Yeh....Killing babies is moral conviction...Right Obie??


14 posted on 04/08/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmmm...Totus must have had a soft spot for Lady Thatcher or else this is a symptom of POTUS sinking poll numbers the world over. Most.Divisive. President. Ever.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 10:15:18 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

Obama wasn’t even awake yet when this statement was issued. Check the schedule. His work day today did not even begin until 11:15 am.


16 posted on 04/08/2013 10:18:34 AM PDT by Hoodat (I stand with Rand.)
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To: twister881

I just read Meryl’s statement. I wish Hollywood was excluded from 1st ammendment rights.


17 posted on 04/08/2013 10:26:47 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: SeekAndFind

Barry, you don’t have 1/1 trillionth of her sense! If you had her brains, you’ll know that your policies are ruining the USA!!!


18 posted on 04/08/2013 10:34:53 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go RED SOX....The 101st year of ol' Fenway!)
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To: twister881

“The worst, so far, is Meryl Streep’s backhanded response. WTH does anyone care what she thinks or has to say, even if she played Lady Thatcher in a movie? We invest intelligence in lefty Hollywood celebrity-doofuses that just isn’t there. “

I heard them read that on the BBC. I was just so floored that she REALLY needed to make such a tacky statement. She made a boatload of capitalist money playing her, and that was the gratitude she gave? She could have just been nice and left it at that....but nooooooooo.

F***ing c**t.


19 posted on 04/08/2013 10:37:44 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: twister881

What was Meryl Streep’s backhanded response?

(No doubt repugnant, I’m sure)


20 posted on 04/08/2013 10:39:18 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama will burn in Hell, just like Hitler, Caliguala, Caesar, Nero, Stalin. Castro, Chavez. Thatcher will stand forever with the likes of Churchill, Reagan, Washington, Lincoln!!! Obama will stand alone as the worst POTUS in United States history!!!


21 posted on 04/08/2013 10:41:00 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Far better is Sarah Palin's genuine response:

We’re deeply saddened at the loss of Margaret Thatcher. While the Iron Lady is sadly gone, her iron will, her unfailing trust in what is right and just, and her lessons to all of us will live on forever. She was a trailblazer like no other. We lost an icon, but her legacy, as solid as iron, will live on in perpetuity.

- Sarah Palin

22 posted on 04/08/2013 10:42:11 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Michelle and I send our thoughts to the Thatcher family

Spoken like a true atheistic humanist.

23 posted on 04/08/2013 10:47:38 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend,"

Maybe President Obama is coming around to our way of thinking?

24 posted on 04/08/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

The filthy imposter would spit on her grave if he could. What a miserable creep!


25 posted on 04/08/2013 10:56:45 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama added: "Here in America, many of us will never forget her standing shoulder to shoulder with President Reagan, reminding the world that we are not simply carried along by the currents of history—we can shape them with moral conviction, unyielding courage and iron will."

He added:"Of course, what Ronald Reagan and she did is AGAINST what I think, because I'm trying to make the USA into a MARXIST STATE, so now with her gone, I can continue!! Excuse me while I call up Raul Castro and see how I can control my SERFS!!"

26 posted on 04/08/2013 10:59:38 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go RED SOX....The 101st year of ol' Fenway!)
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To: SeekAndFind

pffffftt! yeah sure bammy we believe you on this too.


27 posted on 04/08/2013 11:05:06 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SeekAndFind

Margaret Thatcher restored “confidence and pride” too Britain was a “true friend” of America, President Barack Obama said today.

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What in the world does that sentence mean? Did a “corpsman” write it?


28 posted on 04/08/2013 11:05:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ExCTCitizen

If you had her brains, you’ll know that your policies are ruining the USA!!!

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Obamugabe is evil, but he is not stupid. The ruin of the USA is exactly what he is aiming for, and he is achieving quite a bit of success.


29 posted on 04/08/2013 11:08:47 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Hoodat

LOL.
Thanks very much.


30 posted on 04/08/2013 11:23:54 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

[He’s the polar opposite of everything she stood for and believed.]

If anyone believes what 0 said about her, UK conservatives should send a bust of her to the White House.


31 posted on 04/08/2013 11:30:33 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: RetSignman

ROTFL.


32 posted on 04/08/2013 11:34:06 AM PDT by onyx
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama praising Thatcher is like a porn star praising Mother Teresa for her chastity.


33 posted on 04/08/2013 12:07:21 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Marathoner
We’re deeply saddened at the loss of Margaret Thatcher. While the Iron Lady is sadly gone, her iron will, her unfailing trust in what is right and just, and her lessons to all of us will live on forever. She was a trailblazer like no other. We lost an icon, but her legacy, as solid as iron, will live on in perpetuity.

- Sarah Palin


Sarah Palin's response -- genuine, heartfelt & honest.

0dumb0sh_t's response -- vain, artificial, insincere, pandering & fake. Another example of our RAT bastard, commie pig-in-chief! Every word he speaks are lies & patterned after his father the Devil, the father of all lies.

34 posted on 04/08/2013 12:46:39 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: SeekAndFind

this is like saying “esteemed collegue”.

Friend of america, Obama hates america.

shoulder to shoulder with Reagan, obama hates reagan.


35 posted on 04/08/2013 12:48:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: virgil283

contrast with Dukakis in tank.

contrast with obama playing golf, riding bicycle, hanging curtains...


36 posted on 04/08/2013 12:49:28 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mulatto Taquiya
37 posted on 04/08/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

OH man!!!...WHAT BULL CRAP!!!


38 posted on 04/08/2013 1:10:58 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama talking about Thatcher is like the devil praising God!...He’s so full of crap his eyes are brown!!!


39 posted on 04/08/2013 1:12:49 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Obama talking about Thatcher is like the devil praising God!.

You called?

40 posted on 04/08/2013 1:45:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This phony arsewipe isn’t good enough to shine her shoes.


41 posted on 04/08/2013 3:22:54 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

While she was alive she saw Obama dismantling the freedom for which she fought. Because of her, Pope John Paul II, and the Gipper, hundreds of millions of people were set free from the greatest evil of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, that evil has been replaced by the Islamists, which Obama refuses to fight.


42 posted on 04/08/2013 5:13:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: P-Marlowe

by “thoughts” what he really meant was:

bahahahahaha! Good riddance to the dirty capitalist!


43 posted on 04/08/2013 5:28:56 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Bigg Red
What in the world does that sentence mean? Did a “corpsman” write it?

We all know Obama knew nothing about her, prior to her passing. Obama tweeted within a half hour of Ebert's passing, yet waited quite a while for a speech to be written for him to respond to Thatcher's passing. Obama was a good for nothing junior community "leader". Thatcher was an accomplished chemist, then barrister, then a true leader, all on her own strengths.

44 posted on 04/08/2013 5:47:56 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: twister881

TFF!!!

Pic of the day award...


45 posted on 04/08/2013 6:11:22 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

I stand to be corrected, but has Obama ever actually met the woman??? Actually greeted her??? Shook her hand???

STFU Obama, you don’t even qualify to walk in her shadow!!!


46 posted on 04/08/2013 6:13:09 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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