Skip to comments.Obama's Official Snub Of Thatcher Funeral Shows How Small He Is
Posted on 04/17/2013 11:47:06 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
Protocol: President Obama declined to send a high-level delegation to Wednesday's funeral of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. It's a measure of how little he values the special relationship and a sign of his own smallness. Back in more gracious times, vice presidents routinely attended funerals of foreign dignitaries. As such, the presence of Vice President Joe Biden if not Obama himself would seem fitting for as significant a U.S. ally as the late Prime Minister Thatcher, if not out of warmth of feeling, then simply to represent the U.S.' gratitude. Thatcher's uncompromising friendship with the U.S. helped to set off a free-market revolution, end the Cold War, and left the U.S. and U.K. the standard-bearers for freedom in the world the very basis of the power Obama now enjoys. But appallingly, not even Biden could be spared for the funeral of the most consequential British prime minister since Winston Churchill.
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Joe should have been there...It’s one of those jobs that VP’s traditionally take care of.
A very small and petty boy. Acts like a two-year old a lot of the time. [no, I won’t take back the “boy” part]
Given bidens habit of running off uncontrollably at the pie hole, it is probably a good thing he stayed home...
Is there anyone alive who did not already know that Obama is an incredibly small and insecure narcissist?
Some day this POS’s time will come and I hope no one sends a delegation.
obama will go down in history for his great accomplishment - becoming president due singularly to his skin color.
He’s a clod, and so is his bimbo wife.
She was an anti-communist, he shouldn’t be there.
Pray for America to Wake Up
smaller than bj clunton’s pee pee.
Obama can’t be bothered. He’s too busy playing tickle the pickle with Reggie Love.
I wouldn’t ask that ‘boy’ to shine my shoes. He would screw it up.
The VP was there.
The one that had the job before someone gave it to an airhead senator from Deleware.
Correction. A small, small, small commie.
Everyone knew he was not going to go, and had he gone, it still would have not qualified as a “high level” delegation, IMHO.
Unfortunately, his people will make a bigger deal out of than Reagan, MLK, etc. Count on it.
At least VP Cheney went to show his respect. None of the former presidents went either, not that’s any excuse for this administration.
Dinesh D’Souza does have it right. Britain represents one of the western imperial states that consumes him with rage.
Presidents or ex-P don’t usually go.... but it’s a normal job for a VP.
Neil Kinnock was going to attend in Biden’s place.
I cried, thought of Reagan, Thatcher and Reagan together, her speeches in Parliament, memories of the Falklands war. . After I calmed down I said, "The young people have no idea what she did for Western Civilization, etc." Then I said, "Obama better go, if he doesn't it will be a real slap in the face to her legacy and to Britain. I bet he'll end up sending Biden. What a wimp-out."
Obama sent No One! What a disgrace from a classless, unsophisticated, uneducated thug.
Well, when they make this bigger deal of it, I will leave 2 qts of urine for my donation to the revelry.
Many regular Brits were supportive of BO’s election until he tossed Churchill’s bust from the Oval Office.
He surely carries a grudge on behalf of his BRITISH father and truly is an Anglophobe. Not a Statesman - just a small, spiteful child.
Add to the ‘politically correct’ list: anti-UK!!!!! Oscar Wilde is not amused.
Remember how uncultured and illiterate Obama was with the Queen. He had no idea of the protocol, and effed up constantly. It would actually be beneath the dignity of Thatcher and the Queen to have either Obama or Biden there. Better that the old Reaganites go. They too are warriors. Obama is a fag.
It’s called envy.
Thatcher had bigger balls than Barry...
When Texas Senator John Tower was refused confirmation as George HW Bush’s SecDef, Cheney was put in for Tower and quickly confirmed. Therefore he served during “Reagan’s third term” - as some wanted to call the first Bush Presidency, and during Mrs. Thatcher’s later years. He is a respectful guy, but let’s face it Cheney has a special reason for being there to show respect. The others you mentioned, not so much. It’s amazing how much of this nation’s important history Cheney has lived...
He will have a palatial entombment that puts the MLK Center to shame.
The GOP should have sent a bunch of their top people along with an apology for our child king.
You'd think, but I'll bet the Muzzies and the rest of their 5th world immigrants hate her more than they dislike the Oresident.
He’ll never have balls as big as hers. That must really bother him, like the it bothers the anti-military crowd.
Strong women, even dead ones, are a threat to him.
Obama is insufferably petty. John Kennedy, who had a better case for holding anti-British grudges than Obama, as Ireland was occupied by the Brits for eight centuries, vs. a century or so for Kenya, treated the nation's principal European ally with far more respect.
I’m sure Lady Thatcher doesn’t mind. I’m sure she depised him and his ilk
It was a prime opportunity to deliver a stirring Conservative message and score a few badly needed points for the Republican Party.
Of course, they hate Bush even more than they hate Thatcher in the UK, so perhaps he would have been a bigger distraction than a help.
Margaret Thatcher; more of a lady than Michelle Obama; more of a man than Barack Obama.
(with aplogies to Pookie’s Toons)
The Brits probably sent a "back channel" message for both of them to stay home. That's what would be fitting for those two morons.
I’ll personally deliver my ‘delegation’ on that glorious day... full squat.. push.. drop.
it’s on my bucket list
To all our great friends in the UK, we apologize for the actions of our monkey boy president.
Our greatest downfall is too many public school educated robots fall for someone with charisma. Too bad they did’t all fall for Jim Jones.
I’m grateful the Iron Lady’s funeral was not tarnished by Ødungo’s or Bite-me’s presence!!
Cheney is a national treasure
“He’s a small man after all,
He’s a small man after all,
He’s a small man after all,
He’s a small small small small man!”
I am sure Maggie’s ghost is glad the little man didn’t come. I’m sure the Queen is pleased she doesn’t have to put up with the likes of such a boar and his brash wife. Still, Bush should have come or others on the Conservative Movement.
You’re right. The more I think about it, it’s best he wasn’t there. Sometimes I just can’t believe we’re here. . .
George W. Bush did indeed turn down his invitation.
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
U.S. presidential delegation, led by former secretaries of state George Schultz and James Baker
Three-member delegation from U.S. House of Representatives, comprised of Republican Reps. Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and George Holding
Former U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich
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A petty, snide and spiteful little man who’s not all that bright.
“Thatcher’s uncompromising friendship with the U.S. helped to set off a free-market revolution, end the Cold War, and left the U.S. and U.K. the standard-bearers for freedom in the world ...”
There’s the problem right there! He doesn’t think what Thatcher/Reagan/JPII accomplished has a THING to do with his power, much less to be worth of his gratitude or acknowledgement. THEY didn’t achieve that. He did.