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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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