Comments about ‘Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87’

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Published: Monday, April 8 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Conservatives adore her, liberals loathe her but in the end, she saved England at least for a few years!

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Let the rich "become filthy rich" was followed by free hedge fund bank real estate gambling in the London financial district.

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

There was no "misspoke" in Margaret Thatcher's vocabulary - nor "I was not informed" excuses. She was a remarkable woman and leader.

Black Knight
American Fork, UT

Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher: By far the 2 best Prime Ministers in British history.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Thank goodness we have Michelle Bachman to carry on the tradition of America's Iron Lady.

Max
Charlotte, NC

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 Thatcher.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

She sure was good fodder for 'spitting image'.

UT Brit
London, England

@Mountanman

From someone who lived around a coal mine during the 80's in northern England, you could not be any more wrong.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

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.

Cleetorn
Fuaamotu, Tonga

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.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

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.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

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 Reagan.

Glfklee
Santa Fe, NM

She could hold her own in Parliament.

Mick
Murray, Utah

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.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

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.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

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.

worf
Mcallen, TX

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.

uintahutefan
Dallas, TX

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.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

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.

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