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Old 04-16-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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LOL. Haters gonna hate.

We fought a war over being a part of England, and if you're such a British Empire lover....see ya!
And idiots gonna idiate, apparently.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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how many times was she elected?

Argh. She was elected many times - by the good people of Finchley. She was never elected by the British people, because that's not how the Westminster system works.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Thatcher was British, was a British Prime Minister, and died in Britain, so I don't see why an American presence should be customary or expected.
do you know anything about protocol or what is expected when a world leader dies? Obviously not. Do you remember how many world leaders attended Reagans funeral? Obviously not or Chavez's just a few months ago? Obviously not. It is customary and expected. Did any representative attend Lady Di's funeral?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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As usual the A-Hole white house administration will be insulting the American public by not having any official Americans representing us attending the funeral.
It's not a state funeral besides we have more important matters here.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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do you know anything about protocol or what is expected when a world leader dies? Obviously not. Do you remember how many world leaders attended Reagans funeral? Obviously not or Chavez's just a few months ago? Obviously not. It is customary and expected. Did any representative attend Lady Di's funeral?
Thatcher wasn't a leader.

Therefore, it's not appropriate for a real leader like Obama to attend.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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do you know anything about protocol or what is expected when a world leader dies? Obviously not. Do you remember how many world leaders attended Reagans funeral? Obviously not or Chavez's just a few months ago? Obviously not. It is customary and expected. Did any representative attend Lady Di's funeral?
Reagan and Chavez were heads of state. Thatcher served at Her Majesty's pleasure. That's the protocol. Obama is not violating any protocol not attending.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Not attending shows the little class the left has in comparison to the conservative right.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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If Obama did decide to send himself or Biden to the funeral, the RWNJs would be shrieking about "hypocrisy" and "grandstanding" within about 50 microseconds.

There's no pleasing some people.
This. ^^

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Yes, exactly. This entire thread (and several others which duplicate it) is based on nothing more than American ignorance of one of the basic facts of the British constitution.

It's not President Thatcher's funeral!
And your point would be? Thatcher was Briton's elected leader and equivalent to our president in stature. (OK, yes, far greater than our current president). The sitting British PM did attend Reagan's funeral. Of course Brits as a whole have more class than the current resident of the WH.

Or are you trying to say that Obama equates himself more with royalty, and will wait and attend the queens funeral? Could be right.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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And the Brits are ticked off - Margaret Thatcher funeral: President Obama won't send envoy - and leaves it to her old allies from Reagan era | Mail Online

Why not? This will be a busy week for the president pushing gun control issues. Really, they couldn't even spare that moron Biden? This is a truely classless move by a classless president.
seems fair enough to me, as I doubt Obama and Thatcher would have been ideological allies.

Why don't you send Nancy Reagan or Milton Friedman - that should do the trick!
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