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  • The Iron Lady and the Titanium Man

    11/04/2019 12:18:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2019 | Terry Paulson
    In my recent trip to Europe, I was forced to see American politics through a limited progressive lens. Having only one “American” channel, CNN International, I wonder how any European could appreciate what President Donald Trump has done except to deserve impeachment.Europe was preoccupied with the UK’s Brexit quandary—how an equally divided country can find a way through the referendum’s choice to leave the EU. Any news of America was preoccupied with Trump’s impeachment.CNN seems sure of Trump’s well-deserved demise. Their glee over his perceived imminent impeachment and resulting election defeat is hard to hide. But like their early predictions...
  • The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

    07/16/2019 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    When a dozen of conservatism’s best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid. In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been “vanquished” after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago. But as T. S. Eliot insisted, “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke’s blunt assessment that socialism is not...
  • Biden says ‘Margaret Thatcher’ Called Him To Complain About Trump

    05/06/2019 12:22:37 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 216 replies
    Biden told a small group of donors in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday that “14 heads of state” have contacted him, and “voiced concerns about Trump.” That list included Margaret Thatcher, he said Thatcher left office in 1990 and died in 2013. The mistake by Biden, 76, comes amid worries about his age after he slurred his words during his campaign announcement speech. Aides have shielded him from reporters.
  • Biden mixes up British PM Theresa May with Margaret Thatcher, who left office in 1990

    05/05/2019 11:36:12 AM PDT · by billorites · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 4, 2019 | Tony Harnden
    Joe Biden flubbed the name of British Prime Minister Theresa May at a fundraiser Saturday night, calling her by former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's name. Thatcher left office in 1990 and died in 2013. The mistake by Biden, 76, comes amid worries about his age after he slurred his words during his campaign announcement speech. Aides have shielded him from reporters. He leads early primary polls by a wide margin but the Democratic Party establishment has yet to swing behind him. “Margaret Thatcher, um, excuse me, Margaret Thatcher — Freudian slip,” Biden said to laughter, according to a campaign pool...
  • The Craven Pile-On of Hollow Conservatives

    04/12/2019 9:59:32 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Apr 2019 | Mark Steyn
    The real problem, in America, Britain, Canada, Oz, NZ, is not the left, who know what they want and are serious about getting it, but the pansy right. It's easy to mock AOC and Justin and Jacinta Ardern, but all they're doing is sailing full steam ahead for their desired utopia. The right, who profess to disdain the final destination, nevertheless follow along, albeit at a more desultory rate of knots. We see this routinely in their urge to "distance" themselves: In Washington, as I mentioned the other day, House Republicans ostentatiously distanced themselves from their colleague Steve King, because...
  • [2016] Would Margaret Thatcher have backed Brexit?

    07/13/2018 7:01:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb 2016 | Charles Moore
    Charles Powell, her most important private secretary, now believes that she would have negotiated a deal quite like David Cameron’s latest, and urged a Remain vote. Norman Tebbit, one of her most senior and like-minded ministers, says the opposite. I shall not break my rule by agreeing or disagreeing with either. But the story of Mrs Thatcher and Europe does reveal something interesting. The whole time she was in office, she never said that Britain should leave. Once she had left office, she said privately – to me and several others – that she thought we should.
  • FBI questions Ted Malloch, Trump campaign figure and Farage ally (Mueller Watch)

    03/30/2018 12:07:58 AM PDT · by blueplum · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 30 Mar 2018 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    American once touted as possible ambassador to EU tells of being detained at Boston airport and subpoenaed by Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry {snip} In a statement sent to the Guardian, Malloch, who described himself as a policy wonk and defender of Trump, said the FBI also asked him about his relationship with Roger Stone, the Republican strategist, and whether he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has resided for nearly six years. In a detailed statement about the experience, which he described as bewildering and intimidating at times, Malloch said the federal...
  • Identity Politics Works Until Your Run Out of Other People

    01/02/2018 8:32:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 1-2-18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other people’s money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people. And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo. Other people’s money can be borrowed against. That’s why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet of sexual identities, a Big Bang of ethnicities, national, cultural, racial and religious, each with its own microaggressions,...
  • Liberal Newsletter rages against Margaret Thatcher

    05/24/2017 8:20:04 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies
    While in Bangor Maine last week I saw the liberal fruit loops downtown handout fliers and protest  against Trump. They were gathered near the bus terminal at the parking garage, beating drums, chanting F donald Trump and so on,  There was  also a table handing out pamplets and leaflets. They were mostly the same, raging against trump, global warming deniers, capitalism ETC. But one that really caught my attention was a single pamphlet they had about Margaret Thatcher. Some of what I read was pretty crazy and yet not so surprising. Essentially they claimed that Britain was the aggressor in...
  • Thatcher Nods: Dems Ran Out of Other People’s Money

    12/01/2016 7:57:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Margaret Thatcher once famously said that “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Is that what’s happened to the Democratic party? Morning Joe devoted a navel-gazing segment today to the question of where Dems go from here given their loss of the presidency, their failure to take back either house of congress, and their hemorrhaging of governorships and hundreds of state-legislature seats. There was consensus that Nancy Pelosi and her septuagenarian cohort in the Dem leadership were past their sell-by dates. But the bigger problem that was posed was the lack of a...
  • May And Trump: A Replay Of Thatcher And Reagan?

    07/14/2016 7:25:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Is Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predecessors, she has strongly opposed uncontrolled immigration. The Home Office introduced visa restrictions that require non-European Union immigrants living in Britain for fewer than 10 years to minimally earn the equivalent of about $47,000 USD, so as not to be a drain on social welfare programs. With Britain's planned exit from the EU, that policy could be broadened to include all immigrants. In a speech to her Conservative Party...
  • Margaret Thatcher does the Dead EU Sketch (sorta)

    06/24/2016 6:35:16 PM PDT · by reed13k · 8 replies
    I was actually looking for some humor to lighten a Friday and stumbled upon this. I had never seen this and about busted a gasket given the vote yesterday. I couldn't imagine anything else that makes more sense to post then this in a most appropriate salute to the Brits vote yesterday!
  • Sky News Declares Brexit A winner!!!

    06/23/2016 8:44:28 PM PDT · by CWW · 136 replies
    Sky News ^ | 06-23-2016 | Cww
    Sky news just declared victory for Brexit!!!!
  • Goodbye Dave? Bookmakers slash odds on Cameron quitting within the next TWO WEEKS (Tory Revolt)

    06/16/2016 9:14:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Express ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    With just a week until the EU referendum, the under-fire Tory leader is priced at 5/2 to leave Downing Street before the end of June. William Hill has also cut its odds on George Osborne to cease to be Chancellor by the end of this year – from 7/4 to 5/4. It comes after 65 Tory MPs vowed to vote against Osborne's proposed "emergency Budget" of swingeing cuts in the event of Brexit. Vote Leave campaigner and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson is 5/2 favourite to replace Mr Cameron while Mr Osborne is priced at 9/2. Pro-EU Home Secretary Theresa May...
  • Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP

    05/07/2016 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 75 replies
    ProgressivesToday ^ | May 7, 2016 | Aleister
    Nancy Pelosi Plotting With Mexican President Fox TO STOP DONALD TRUMP May 7, 2016 by Aleister The minority leader of the House of Representatives is now plotting with the president of a foreign country to keep the presumptive Republican nominee from winning the presidency. How is this even legal?The Washington Examiner reports: Pelosi, Vicente Fox plot to defeat Trump, Mexican calls Trump voters lazy drunksLatin America’s toughest critic of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent 30 minutes with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Mexico this week plotting to help the Democrats defeat the businessman and give the presidency to...
  • Will Britain Leave or Remain in the European Union?

    04/01/2016 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Michael Barone
    On June 23, when Donald Trump will or will not have won the 1,237 delegates he needs to be nominated, voters in Britain will decide an issue as divisive as Trump's candidacy: whether the United Kingdom will remain in or leave the European Union. It's not a decision that has attracted much attention in the United States. The Obama administration has weighed in, urging Britons to vote to remain. That's the same approach taken by every American administration for 60 years. The default assumption is that we have done pretty well over the last 240 years with a Union of...
  • The Christian Convictions of the Iron Lady

    10/31/2015 7:09:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/15 | Eliza Filby
    “Economics is the method; the object is to change the soul.” So said Margaret Thatcher. The Iron Lady always believed that democratic capitalism involved the transformation of values as much as it did the improvement of Britain's ailing GDP. Yet few people are aware that Thatcher was a woman of profound faith. She had been a lay Methodist preacher while a student at Oxford University. Later, she would transfer this missionary energy from the pulpit to the political podium. The solid Christian base for Margaret Thatcher's politics goes back to her strict Methodist upbringing and, more specifically, to her father...
  • Fiorina a Rising Conservative Star: Some Folks Need to Deal With It.

    09/27/2015 5:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Recently some detractors and uninformed people have called Carly Fiorina’s conservatism into question. While I’m unaffiliated with any campaign and uncommitted to any candidate I do think it’s imperative to state Ms. Fiorina has more than earned her conservative stripes. First and foremost, Carly’s pro-life credentials are outstanding and she’s proving it consistently on the campaign trail. As the hideous Planned Parenthood videos have circulated, no candidate has been more vocal in calling for defunding Planned Parenthood than Carly. In spite of the national media’s refusal to cover the videos, Fiorina forced the issue onto the national agenda with a...
  • This Could Be America’s Iron Lady (Fiorina = Thatcher?)

    09/23/2015 6:15:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/23/15 | Aaron Goldstein
    For more than 25 years, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan. After last week’s debate at the Reagan Library, Republicans might have instead found our Margaret Thatcher. Consider what syndicated columnist Cal Thomas wrote about Fiorina in a profile of her back in April: Fiorina is impressive. Whether she can win the nomination, or perhaps the number two spot (which she refuses to talk about) we’ll know soon enough. But watch her in the coming debates and see if you don’t notice a little Margaret Thatcher in her. Like Thatcher, Fiorina is tough and smart. Thomas’s words...
  • Spot On Lady Thatcher

    07/20/2015 12:51:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ed Moy
    Nearly 25 years after Margaret Thatcher’s keep-Great-Britain-free-from-one-government-one-currency-one-Europe sentiment helped force her resignation, the Iron Lady has been proved right yet again. Most prime ministers are generally forced out of office over failure, like failure to win an election or failure to effectively lead their government. But Mrs. Thatcher won all three of her elections and effectively led the governments she formed. It was not failure that helped do her in, but the fear of her peers that she might win another election and effectively keep England out of the experiment to unify Europe governments. One of her convictions that got...