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President Obama snubs Margaret Thatcher funeral
The Sun ^

Posted on 04/16/2013 1:59:30 AM PDT by UKrepublican

US President Barack Obama will snub Lady Thatcher’s funeral by failing to send a single senior member of his administration, The Sun can reveal.

Ageing former Secretaries of State James Baker, 82, and George Shultz, 92, will lead the US delegation, the White House will announce today.

The slight comes as German leader Angela Merkel also declines the official invite. She will send her foreign minister instead.

But Downing Street is most angered by rejections from Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice-President Joe Biden.

And none of the four surviving ex-US leaders — Jimmy Carter, George Bush Sr, Bill Clinton and George Bush Jr — is coming either.

The response contrasts with glowing US tributes on the day Lady Thatcher died.

A No 10 source said last night: “We are a little surprised by the White House’s reaction as we were expecting a high-profile attendance.”

The snub came ahead of last night’s Boston marathon bomb outrage.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: obama; thatcher; uk
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After all this women did, after making the effort at her weakest to be there for Reagan. I didn't think Obama could get much lower.
1 posted on 04/16/2013 1:59:30 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

It’s good he’s not going. His brand of lawless and shameless Socialism would not have been welcomed by such a woman.

My Father is buried at Arl Natl and I prefer zero not attend on Memorial Day. I know my Father would feel the same way.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 2:06:29 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: UKrepublican

Good. Lady Thatcher deserves better than a a funeral marred by the presence of a parasitic loser.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 2:09:29 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: albie

Hey, I’m certainly glad he isn’t there, it is just the fact the American government, much as I loathe it, has snubbed her funeral. Thatcher was not modest about her achievements, and nor should she have been. I am sure she would have expected a better response.


4 posted on 04/16/2013 2:09:32 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

No comment....

Jim would ban me.

In. A. Heart. Beat.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 2:09:37 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: UKrepublican
More n' more ... things I read tend to destroy my ability to defend my nation because of the asshole "leaders" and their asshole actions.

I find I don't love America as much as I love the America I was born and reared in

6 posted on 04/16/2013 2:14:56 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: UKrepublican

Sarah Palin is a high profile American fan of Margaret Thatcher. I can’t think of a more apt response to an official snub than having her attend. She’s a sort of spokesman for the America Thatcher knew and loved.


7 posted on 04/16/2013 2:16:08 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: UKrepublican; yefragetuwrabrumuy

Freeper yefragetuwrabrumuy said it well:

Obama, as is typical for socialists, is uncultured, not a gentleman, petulant, fawning over those who are brutes, and disdainful of those who are his betters.

He is a crude man, a boor, crass, and immature.

Lady Thatcher’s respects would not be improved by his attendance, nor by that of his proxies. His destiny, his legacy, is just a footnote reflecting his sloth and irresponsibility. He was a minor president of small consequence, whose efforts did not improve our nation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3008231/posts?page=50#50


8 posted on 04/16/2013 2:18:33 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: UKrepublican
Argentina won't be well represented either.
9 posted on 04/16/2013 2:22:04 AM PDT by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: UKrepublican

Mrs Thatcher funerals would have become a circus if Hussein Obama came to London. Hussein would have made sure all cameras were on him when shedding his crocodile tears.
Hussein must stay home and deal with islamist terror in America, not jet set around the world. Hussein needs to start working for the safety of Americans, not play golf.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 2:26:02 AM PDT by Christian1
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To: UKrepublican

While Inthinknit’s despicable this declining, socialist country can’t gin up one leader to attend the funeral, it’s probably better the Obamastain doesn’t soil the whole event by showing up.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 2:27:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: knarf

“I find I don’t love America as much as I love the America I was born and reared in”

Nor do I. It’s hard to continue loving a country that keeps electing corrupt statistic who would delight at your demise.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 2:29:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

statistic=statists


13 posted on 04/16/2013 2:30:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: No One Special
Obama never got over that British Empire thing. Come to think of he never got over any thing European, with the exception of Engels & Marx.
14 posted on 04/16/2013 2:32:39 AM PDT by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: No One Special
Obama never got over that British Empire thing. Come to think of he never got over any thing European, with the exception of Engels & Marx.
15 posted on 04/16/2013 2:32:54 AM PDT by oyez (Hell must be a Gun Free Zone.)
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To: ScottinVA
While Inthinknit’s despicable this declining, socialist country can’t gin up one leader to attend the funeral, it’s probably better the Obamastain doesn’t soil the whole event by showing up.

At least that should keep the flowers a little fresher.
16 posted on 04/16/2013 2:34:13 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: UKrepublican

His absence should be a relief. 0bama stands for everything that Thatcher stood against.


17 posted on 04/16/2013 2:35:19 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: UKrepublican
“We are a little surprised by the White House’s reaction as we were expecting a high-profile attendance.”

Is anyone surprised here? Not me, I'm surprised he sent anyone as I'm sure Zero despises everything she stood for.

18 posted on 04/16/2013 2:46:26 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: UKrepublican

Lady Thatcher is more of a man than Barry will ever be.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 2:47:00 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: windsorknot

This should not be considered a slight, they should be happy the community organiser and his big but wife are staying home,

However I am ashamed that George Bush decided not to go.

Our Country is going down the tubes and the Republican party no longer exists . As Michelle Obama has finally learned to be proud of her country, I am learning to be shamed by it the way it is represented today.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 2:48:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: caver

I’ll go out on a limb and give W a pass since he recently had back surgery.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 2:57:35 AM PDT by Lacey
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To: UKrepublican

With all respect Obama would be a dishonor at the funeral.... An example of America’s failures such as BHO Inc would not, in its attendance be respectful to such a powerful persons funeral as Lady Thatcher. He has no right to get near her shadow, much less stand in it.

Know that those who served the free world during her and Reagan’s administration are grateful for her work.

False representation by posers polidiots such as we see today would not have been respectful IMO.

Hopefully only true friends and family that respected her strength and consistent ideals and goals were present to lay her remains to rest.

Don’t want Obama and those like him near me when I’m alive much less when I pass from this world. I’d like to think Lady Thatcher would agree.

....just my opinion.


22 posted on 04/16/2013 3:06:40 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: UKrepublican

Friggin’ unbelievable..........


23 posted on 04/16/2013 3:08:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: clearcarbon

Inthinknit’s = I think it’s

Sorry ‘bout that confusing mess. I hate auto-correct.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 3:14:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: UKrepublican

Not only does that Zippy Pinhead not have any class, he doesn’t recognize it when it slaps him in the face. I’m kind of surprised Bush 41 skipping, he was the Gipper’s VP. He may have health reasons.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 3:21:42 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ScottinVA

“I find I don’t love America as much as I love the America I was born and reared in”.........

It’s NOT America that I don’t love, its the people who are currently trying to ruin it that I despise.

America is still America but control needs to be taken back. I mAY be wrong but there are millions of people who I believe would agree.


26 posted on 04/16/2013 3:23:13 AM PDT by Progov (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Progov

Problem is.. it’s America that keeps electing the people trying to ruin it.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 3:34:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Venturer

GWB just had back surgery.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 3:40:21 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: UKrepublican

I’m a little disappointed with W over this one


29 posted on 04/16/2013 3:41:49 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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I think he deserves a pass on account of recent surgery, but I am shocked more conservatives aren’t going.

I read Newt Gingrich was invited, does anyone know if he is going?


30 posted on 04/16/2013 3:44:11 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: WomBom

Sky have just reported Dick Cheney is going.

Now I’m happy.


31 posted on 04/16/2013 3:46:14 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

neither obama nor kerry is the caliber of leader that Maggie was

disrespectung the dead doesnt add a wit to them or to her

Too bad Bush 41 too weak to attend her funeral but Bush43 surely should have gone, his absence marks him as also a weakling but didn’t we already see that ... stay home and paint dog pictures, George


32 posted on 04/16/2013 3:46:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Christian1

obama announced his disrespect and dereliction before the bombing occurred, but nice try


33 posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: UKrepublican

Disgusting display of tribal politics.
But it is what you expect from low rent grifters like the Obamas.

And I don’t think much of the Bush clan for their lack of respect either.


34 posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: UKrepublican

I am thrilled he is not going. And I hope no scumbag from this current administration goes. Lady Thatcher would understand completely.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 3:49:29 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I was thinking the same thing.


36 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:01 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: knarf
I find I don't love America as much as I love the America I was born and reared in

My friend a little advice: what you are felling is hatred of FedGov™, not America or Americans in general. the 535 idiots should be the focus of your wrath. This is why I believe it is too late to save ALL of the USA, I wish a state(s) would secede and start over again WITH the Constitution. I have hope anyways, some will wake up eventually.

37 posted on 04/16/2013 3:51:16 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: UKrepublican

I can’t think of a single living person that I dislike more than barak HUSSEIN obama.


38 posted on 04/16/2013 3:59:06 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: UKrepublican

Cheney’s all we need. Maybe also Jean Kirkpatrick


39 posted on 04/16/2013 3:59:38 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: UKrepublican

No surprise that the bozo in the White Hut is insulting Britain, nor the other Dem ex-presidents, but the failure of the Bush family does, I think, show their true colors.


40 posted on 04/16/2013 4:01:06 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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I hope Michael Reagan goes. He’s from the right family — the family of liberty’s champions.

And Dick Cheney...what can I say? That man always steps up and does the hard things, doesn’t he? He too is a blood brother to Lady Thatcher.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 4:02:15 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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***making the effort at her weakest to be there for Reagan. I didn’t think Obama could get much lower.***

Class and Christian heritage were inherent in the British character and assimilated by ‘native’ populations in the colonies that Britons established. The other benefits endowed by the Brits were courts, schools, libraries, churches, charities and hospitals. Sadly, resentment and grudges are more easily passed to the subsequent generations than gratitude. Obama’s hatred for the old British Empire of his father’s memories are greater than his appreciation for his own education and charmed life in the anglo-influenced US.


42 posted on 04/16/2013 4:05:17 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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Actually, if Maggie was able to send invitations, she would probably prefer that none of the US admin or living past presidents would attend.

Ideological worlds apart from her.

43 posted on 04/16/2013 4:07:42 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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I don’t the MF or his Holstein hipped wife at my funeral either. If he went to England he would be with the protestors anyhow.


44 posted on 04/16/2013 4:09:28 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: HomeAtLast

I doubt they will even have the funeral on TV now. It will be Boston all week. God Bless Boston and Thatcher.


45 posted on 04/16/2013 4:10:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Venturer

Bingo! My thoughts exactly...W should have gone..and in addition to all the obvious reasons why, there’s one more..his dad. GHWB is unable to travel. W should be there in his stead.


46 posted on 04/16/2013 4:10:46 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: UKrepublican
"The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong
to some man as his absolute property - either as a child,
a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery
until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men."

[Winston Churchill, 1899, "The River War"]
47 posted on 04/16/2013 4:10:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: shalom aleichem
Maybe also Jean Kirkpatrick

I'm sure she would be there, if she were still alive (died in 2006).
48 posted on 04/16/2013 4:21:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: UKrepublican

She would not have wanted that muzzie demon near her casket.

LLS


49 posted on 04/16/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: UKrepublican

Real Americans loved Lady Thatcher... never doubt that.

LLS


50 posted on 04/16/2013 4:25:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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