Happy Valley Heretic--Many Republicans are not conservative.
You know, Heretic, I was thinking the same thing. It never ceases to surprise me
how absolutely wrong many conservatives are when it comes to history. You think
I would be used to it by now.
Why do conservatives have such a twisted view of history?Both lied and
funded secret wars, and attacked the working class all while handing the bank to
the bankers and the 1%.Theirs a special place reserved for those who
caused so much pain.Fall of the Soviets, I think not, only on AM
radio.They were a positive influence on the world?Only if you
didn't live in the world they were destroying.
Lady Thatcher was one of the world's greatest leaders of all time. Whether
you like or hated her, you definitely had to respect her for staying true to her
convictions of what was right. She and President Reagan were the two people
most responsible for the fall of communism and there will probably never be
another like them for a long time. Neither was in politics for the glory of it
like a vast majority of "leaders" today. They were in it to be a
positive influence on the world.
Barry could learn alot from this lady.One vote:You are
soooo right! Look at how Obama has received hundreds of millions in benefits,
and vacation subsides. "Let the rich "become filthy rich"!Tonight Obama will spend more of our tax money for a White House rock concert.
She appeared to have kept her principles and integrity during a time that
President Reagan and she took down the Iron Curtain and walls of communism in
Europe. This enabled the European freedoms to set up but with those
partnerships with some countries that expected higher government to do
everything for them, that brought in some weakness to economies. Communism and
other liberal forms of government didn't work in Europe. People take
advantages of weaknesses and now our country's leaders want us to be like
Europe as a model. We have our own principles and form of
government that worked great for 200 plus years. We have enabled our people to
be similar to what it was in Britain before Margaret Thatcher's house
cleaning of some of their processes. We can't feed the world and
especially our own country's people with socialism as the establishment and
goal without big changes.Where is our Margaret Thatcher? Will we
have Hillary come in and do the opposite of PM Thatcher to take us down quicker?
She does have a man of integrity and honor at her side to administer her
government that was impeccable or impeached.
Midwest Mom, your interpretation of what Ronald Reagan said and what he actually
meant is twisted. Time to get off of your high horse and quit thinking everyone
is racist, sexist, homophobic, short, bald, ugly, and etc. Since you decided to
quote MLK, please practice what you preach. Obviously Margaret Thatcher was not
bugged by it and had a different interpretation than you do.Ronald
Reagan and Margaret Thatcher perfectly complimented each other. Two great
leaders whom we could use today. We may not see their like again.
Too bad. Id vote to have her enshrined on Mt. Rushmore alongside Reagan.
I felt it a hugh privilege to be able to hear her speak at BYU in 1996. Look up
her speech. It was wonderful. Thanks for being a strong
conservative women Margaret Thatcher.
She could hold her own in Parliament.
Thatcher was a great lady. Communist's - Socialist's - Progressives -
basically liberals in general hate her. Not any leaders left in the world like
Thatcher or Reagan. Thatcher hated socialism and spoke openly against it. So did
Midwest Mom,If you don't recognize a compliment when everyone else
sees it, you may be the one out of step.Lady Thatcher was one of the
great political figures of the last century on either side of the Atlantic.
Thank you for your courage and integrity, Iron Lady. That's a compliment in
case the low information readers don't recognize it.
Lady Thatcher was a remarkable leader for the free world.We should
all mourn her passing, but rejoice at her strength and wisdom, and seek to
emulate her philosophy and actions.Her critics are very vocal, but
misguided or misinformed.Thank you, Lady Thatcher for not only
defending freedom but advancing it for the betterment of all mankind. Sadly, there is not a single politician in America today who even comes near
Thatcher's commitment to freedom, and willingness to tell the truth and
take on evil and socialism (but I repeat myself) while advancing liberty.
To Midwest Mom:When Ronald Reagan said that Margaret Thatcher was "the
best man in England" it wasn't done to demean her gender. Rather, it
was a high complement to let both her and the rest of the world know that he
recognized that she was more competent and equal to the tasks at hand than any
of the other male leaders in England. I doubt that he had any
misgivings about who and what she really was. The confidence he placed in her
and the closeness of their relationship would have borne that out to most
people. It’s unfortunate that you choose to take offense at what was
clearly a praiseworthy (albeit tongue-in-cheek) comment on her prowess and
abilities.What the U.S. needs is someone who is not afraid to
“set about upending decades of liberal doctrine, successfully challenging
[America’s] welfare state and socialist traditions” rather than
kowtowing the rest of the world and apologizing for who we are.
And what was the best complement that Ronald Reagan could give her? She said
that Margaret Thatcher was "the best man in England."The
best he could say was that she was unlike her gender. How typical of some
conservatives who devalue all that women are or can be. Reagan could have
identified Thatcher as a strong woman or leader. Instead, he chose to validate
her character by devaluing her womanhood. I look forward to the day when our
views of each other can be as Martin Luther King, Jr. said when he hoped that we
would someday judge each other "by the content of [our] character,"
rather than stereotypes and prejudices.We have a long way to go.
@MountanmanFrom someone who lived around a coal mine during the
80's in northern England, you could not be any more wrong.
She sure was good fodder for 'spitting image'.
Truly one of the all-time great and inspirational leaders. She has been sorely
missed all these years and will be missed even more now. Rest in peace, Mrs
Thank goodness we have Michelle Bachman to carry on the tradition of
America's Iron Lady.
Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher: By far the 2 best Prime Ministers in
There was no "misspoke" in Margaret Thatcher's vocabulary - nor
"I was not informed" excuses. She was a remarkable woman and leader.
Let the rich "become filthy rich" was followed by free hedge fund bank
real estate gambling in the London financial district.
Conservatives adore her, liberals loathe her but in the end, she saved England
at least for a few years!