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Obama's Official Snub Of Thatcher Funeral Shows How Small He Is
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 April 2013 | Editorial

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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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: funeral; obama; puerile; snub; thatcher
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A small small small man, well beneath his office. He knows. And Thatcher shows.
1 posted on 04/17/2013 11:47:07 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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Joe should have been there...It’s one of those jobs that VP’s traditionally take care of.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 11:49:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: IBD editorial writer

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]


3 posted on 04/17/2013 11:49:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IBD editorial writer

Given bidens habit of running off uncontrollably at the pie hole, it is probably a good thing he stayed home...


4 posted on 04/17/2013 11:51:03 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: IBD editorial writer

Is there anyone alive who did not already know that Obama is an incredibly small and insecure narcissist?


5 posted on 04/17/2013 11:51:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Gaffer

Some day this POS’s time will come and I hope no one sends a delegation.


6 posted on 04/17/2013 11:52:24 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: IBD editorial writer
That's okay. He can't soil Thatcher's legacy.

obama will go down in history for his great accomplishment - becoming president due singularly to his skin color.

7 posted on 04/17/2013 11:52:49 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: IBD editorial writer

He’s a clod, and so is his bimbo wife.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

She was an anti-communist, he shouldn’t be there.

Pray for America to Wake Up


9 posted on 04/17/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: IBD editorial writer

smaller than bj clunton’s pee pee.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 11:54:36 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Obama can’t be bothered. He’s too busy playing tickle the pickle with Reggie Love.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:28 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Gaffer

I wouldn’t ask that ‘boy’ to shine my shoes. He would screw it up.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:40 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Sacajaweau

The VP was there.

The one that had the job before someone gave it to an airhead senator from Deleware.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 11:58:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: IBD editorial writer

Correction. A small, small, small commie.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: IBD editorial writer

Everyone knew he was not going to go, and had he gone, it still would have not qualified as a “high level” delegation, IMHO.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 11:59:47 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Mouton

Unfortunately, his people will make a bigger deal out of than Reagan, MLK, etc. Count on it.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 12:00:10 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sacajaweau

At least VP Cheney went to show his respect. None of the former presidents went either, not that’s any excuse for this administration.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 12:00:30 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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18 posted on 04/17/2013 12:01:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Dinesh D’Souza does have it right. Britain represents one of the western imperial states that consumes him with rage.


19 posted on 04/17/2013 12:03:54 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Rusty0604

Presidents or ex-P don’t usually go.... but it’s a normal job for a VP.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 12:05:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Neil Kinnock was going to attend in Biden’s place.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 12:05:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: IBD editorial writer
When I first heard of Margaret Thatcher's death, this is the kitchen conversation:

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.

22 posted on 04/17/2013 12:06:07 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Gaffer

Well, when they make this bigger deal of it, I will leave 2 qts of urine for my donation to the revelry.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 12:09:43 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: IBD editorial writer

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.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 12:10:35 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Art in Idaho

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.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 12:12:52 PM PDT by LifePath
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To: IBD editorial writer

It’s called envy.

Thatcher had bigger balls than Barry...


26 posted on 04/17/2013 12:15:52 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Rusty0604; VanDeKoik

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...


27 posted on 04/17/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: Mouton

He will have a palatial entombment that puts the MLK Center to shame.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 12:18:34 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IBD editorial writer

The GOP should have sent a bunch of their top people along with an apology for our child king.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: sodpoodle
Many regular Brits were supportive of BO’s election until he tossed Churchill’s bust from the Oval Office.

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.

30 posted on 04/17/2013 12:21:05 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IBD editorial writer

He’ll never have balls as big as hers. That must really bother him, like the it bothers the anti-military crowd.


31 posted on 04/17/2013 12:23:34 PM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Strong women, even dead ones, are a threat to him.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 12:24:44 PM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: LifePath
Had a French or German President or Prime Minister passed away, at least Biden would have attended. From the first few months of this Administration, Obama's anti-British attitude has been evident. I suspect that even if Tony Blair were to die while he is President, there would be no official American presence.

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.

33 posted on 04/17/2013 12:24:49 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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I’m sure Lady Thatcher doesn’t mind. I’m sure she depised him and his ilk


34 posted on 04/17/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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I'm seriously disappointed that George Bush didn't step up and fill the political void.

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.

35 posted on 04/17/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by zeestephen
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Margaret Thatcher; more of a lady than Michelle Obama; more of a man than Barack Obama.

(with aplogies to Pookie’s Toons)


36 posted on 04/17/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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As such, the presence of Vice President Joe Biden — if not Obama himself — would seem fitting...

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.

37 posted on 04/17/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Mouton

I’ll personally deliver my ‘delegation’ on that glorious day... full squat.. push.. drop.

it’s on my bucket list


38 posted on 04/17/2013 12:29:26 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: IBD editorial writer

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.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 12:33:43 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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I’m grateful the Iron Lady’s funeral was not tarnished by Ødungo’s or Bite-me’s presence!!


40 posted on 04/17/2013 12:49:03 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: txrangerette

Cheney is a national treasure


41 posted on 04/17/2013 12:50:10 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: IBD editorial writer

“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!”


42 posted on 04/17/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Gaffer

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.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 1:01:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: FreeAtlanta
See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008945/posts There were at least 3 republicans there: Newt, Dick Cheney, and Michelle Bachmann. See post #9 for an excellent synopsis of Obama’s behavior towards Lady Thatcher and Britain.
44 posted on 04/17/2013 1:06:50 PM PDT by Humal
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To: LifePath

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. . .


45 posted on 04/17/2013 1:07:57 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

George W. Bush did indeed turn down his invitation.

Americans attending:

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


46 posted on 04/17/2013 1:11:12 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JDoutrider

Comment removed by self to prevent front door from being blasted down by Government agents at four a.m.


47 posted on 04/17/2013 1:12:51 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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A petty, snide and spiteful little man who’s not all that bright.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 1:16:27 PM PDT by Will88
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“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.


49 posted on 04/17/2013 1:20:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: IBD editorial writer
Well,we can be sure that one person will attend Osama Obama’s funeral....Bill Ayers.
50 posted on 04/17/2013 1:21:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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