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Dems block Senate resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher
American Thinker ^ | 04/12/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 04/12/2013 7:04:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

This is beyond petty. It is ignorant. A hold has been placed on a resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher in the Senate which, as Katherine Rosario explains, is an insult:

"A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night. However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution. To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful. One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause? Her unfaltering commitment to freedom? Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?

The House used traditional bereavement procedures, the same model they used for John F. Kennedy. It's a simple, solemn means of honoring the individual by passing a resolution and immediately adjourning. Similarly, Great Britain's House of Commons was recalled, bringing members of Parliament back from vacation to honor Lady Thatcher.

Those actions were a fitting response to the death of one of the world's greatest post-World War II leaders."

Do the Democrats believe they can alter history by ignoring it? Evidently, yes. The Democrats' action in refusing to allow the resolution to come to the floor, and then adjourning as sign of respect for the dead, is loutish behavior.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: democrats; senateresolution; thatcher

1 posted on 04/12/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Message to democrats:


2 posted on 04/12/2013 7:09:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are truly the bastards of America!


3 posted on 04/12/2013 7:09:29 AM 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
History ... written and rewritten constantly to fit the mood of those seeking destruction or having been fortunate enough to have been victorious. Is what is, in spite of clintoon saying the word is is not definable.
4 posted on 04/12/2013 7:09:45 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind
The dems are probably still upset at us for not honoring their great national hero when he died:
Hugo Chavez.

5 posted on 04/12/2013 7:12:28 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is an example of why I have no democrat friends. They're just assholes.
6 posted on 04/12/2013 7:13:24 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Pollster1

On most other forums I’ve been on over the past few days, every argument about this has quickly degenerated into a shouting match about how Thatcher was a war criminal for “murdering” innocent Argentines.

If arguments are indeed “won” these days simply on the basis of how shrill and overbearing they are, I’m afraid that the anti-Thatcher, pro-Argentine folks have won this round in spades.

Many of the folks, who were partying about her death are now vowing to put a stop to her funeral. X.x


7 posted on 04/12/2013 7:13:52 AM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: SeekAndFind

“Socialism is alright; until the other fellow runs out of money.”

Democrats don’t like that way of thinking.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 7:19:46 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: SeekAndFind

She doesn’t deserve to be feted by these commie bastards. We all know what a fine lady and leader she was . . . why even spend two minutes on worrying about the Commie Congress’s saying anything nice about her?


9 posted on 04/12/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

So, who placed the hold?


10 posted on 04/12/2013 7:21:33 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: SeekAndFind

In that case the Republicans should offer up a resolution honoring the city of Detroit as a glowing example of Democratic Party policies.


11 posted on 04/12/2013 7:24:16 AM PDT by avacado
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To: SeekAndFind

The U.S. Senate: there is not a more useless, self-serving, egomaniacal (is that a word?) legislative body in the world. The 17th amendment will be the ultimate downfall of the republic.


12 posted on 04/12/2013 7:26:13 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Arm_Bears

Smart $$ says Bernie Sanders....


13 posted on 04/12/2013 7:26:50 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama and the Democrats are traitors...


14 posted on 04/12/2013 7:31:36 AM PDT by AmbassadorForChrist
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To: Twinkie
“Socialism is alright; until the other fellow runs out of money.”

That is definitely a keeper...

Goes with the notion that there is no such thing as a Socialist Economy... You either have socialism OR you have an economy.

15 posted on 04/12/2013 7:35:57 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Kriggerel

RE: Thatcher was a war criminal for “murdering” innocent Argentines.

And do we hear Leopoldo Galtieri being called a war criminal for ordering the invasion of the Falklands and murdering Britons?


16 posted on 04/12/2013 7:39:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Then our guys need to start talking about it. Call out the Dem caucus, call them petty and uninformed. Use the opportunity to make a case why the policies of Reagan and Thatcher were so successful.

Once again our side is a bunch of incompetent dunderheads. I wish I could manage messaging for 12 months to demonstrate that leadership is not that hard when you actually stay on the offensive.


17 posted on 04/12/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course Dim’s hate Maggie.
She was an enemy of world communism.


18 posted on 04/12/2013 7:55:06 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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19 posted on 04/12/2013 7:57:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is despicable. However, the time for endless breat beating and cataloging the Left’s deeds is coming to an end. We are sounding like complainers. Rush Limbaugh spends 90% of his time on air doing only this. It is payback time. Just once (preferably everyday), I would like a Conservative leader like Rush or Sean Hannity to simply tell their audience. ‘Don’t get mad, get even.’


20 posted on 04/12/2013 7:59:52 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: SeekAndFind

When Ondinga sent back the bust of Winston Churchill to Great Britian...the handwriting was on the wall.


21 posted on 04/12/2013 8:10:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sans-Culotte

Ditto and they’re the enemy within.

I have NOTHING in common with them.

NO shared values.

They celebrate a pagan, commercial Christmas.


22 posted on 04/12/2013 8:10:31 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
..the handwriting was on the wall.


23 posted on 04/12/2013 8:11:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Moron... if it was Che... they would let the bill pass!! Marxists!!


24 posted on 04/12/2013 8:26:46 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: ExCTCitizen

Just wait until Mandela dies......they’ll probably order the flags to go half staff.


25 posted on 04/12/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Dem hate anything that is tied to honor.


26 posted on 04/12/2013 10:07:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: dfwgator

...and will Clinton dies the staffs & poles will go to half-erect...


27 posted on 04/12/2013 11:22:34 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: dfwgator; All

“Just wait until Mandela dies......they’ll probably order the flags to go half staff.”

Or Castro.


28 posted on 04/12/2013 11:27:41 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Rand/Rubio for some R&R from change.)
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To: C210N

That was a statement attributed to Margaret Thatcher (as I’m sure you knew).


29 posted on 04/13/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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