Friday, April 19, 2013


 Perhaps all this is just about the difference in leadership styles.

This really should come as no big surprise, and it was a done deal long before the emergency in Boston happened.

Obama Administration Snubs Thatcher Funeral

The decision not to send a senior Administration official such as Vice President Joe Biden or Secretary of State John Kerry dishonors the central role Lady Thatcher played in advancing freedom, democracy, and peace in the world for over a decade as the leader of the U.K. It also dishonors her important role as America’s number one ally during the Cold War.

I am not surprised by this, anyway. Among his many, many, many, many other failings, Barry O never knew jack shit about foreign policy. Perhaps the smartest thing he ever did was appoint Hillary Secretary of State so that at least someone in the administration had a pair of balls when dealing with other nations. When it comes to international savvy, Barry's own parasitic living in countries in which he may or may not have been a citizen doesn't count for much, and neither does making deals with folks of Sicilian descent to win Chicago elections.

Yet even I must give Barry credit for staunchly sticking to his guns.The four pillars upon which his foreign policy rests have remained steadfast throughout his reign. Unfortunately, those pillars are...

1. Kiss every Muslim ass he can find.
2. Insult the British.
3. Screw Israel.
4. Beg the Red Chinese for more money.

Barry has certainly been consistent in snubbing and/or insulting the British ever since the media set this Chicago turtle up there on the big white fencepost. Right away we had him tossing that bust of Winston Churchill right out of the Whitehouse (he replaced it with one of his all-time favorite British diplomat, Neville Chamberlain). Then we had the dolt giving the Queen Mum an IPod full of his own speeches. Even if she has a sleep disorder and this was meant to cure it, this was still an incredibly tacky below-white-trash level international gift. If you don't remember that, don't worry. The media was making sure you didn't notice. Here's a reminder if you need IT.

This latest snub, however, seems to go above and beyond the usual Obama ignorance of and indifference to what happens across the Pond (with the sole exception of Muslim ass kissing). Granted, I'm all old Cold-Warrior who views the Iron Lady standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Ronald Reagan and staring down the Evil Empire...and it was indeed evil. The far left, although supposedly all about women in power, always hated Margaret Thatcher. It was kind of like the Hatred of Palin Derangement Syndrome of the 1980's.

Obama's latest insult seems to go beyond the standard Leftist mindless rage of a child who didn't get his way type of hatred for Maggie and into something downright personal. I took the opportunity to peruse some of Margaret Thatcher's words and it suddenly came to me. Barry must have thought Maggie was talking about him personally! Just from these few examples, I can see why the simpleton might think that.

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”

 “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”

 “When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine.”

“The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?”

“Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.”

“It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.”

“Do you know, one of the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas? Now, thoughts and ideas, that interests me.”

“The truths of the Judaic-Christian tradition, are infinitely precious, not only, as I believe, because they are true, but also because they provide the moral impulse which alone can lead to that peace, in the true meaning of the word, for which we all long. . . . There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be touched by a call to something greater than themselves.”

...and last, but certainly not least...

        “I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand 'I have a problem, it is the government's job to cope with it!' or 'I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!'; 'I am homeless, the government must house me!' and so they are casting their problems on society and who is society?
        "There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families, and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first.
        "It is our duty to look after ourselves and then also to help look after our neighbour and life is a reciprocal business and people have got the entitlements too much in mind without the obligations.”

1 comment:

Unknown said...

When President Reagan died, Lady Thatcher herself attended, and The British Gov't was represented by the current Prime Minister Blair and his wife. Situation is reversed, does Obama attend?
The people of Britain were offended by this snub. I personally felt that a friend and ally to the US who was highly regarded by Reagan's administration deserved better than this.
The US never had a more loyal friend than Lady T. Allies are valuable, and should be honoured appropriately.