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Old 04-16-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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It is laughable to see people on here taking the Daily Mail seriously and thinking it somehow accurately represents the opinion of the average British citizen. If anything, I guarantee you that the large majority of Scottish people will lose absolutely no sleep over Obama's decision.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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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.
It would seem logical to send people who served during the Thatcher era and had some connection to international diplomacy.
George Shultz and James Baker, both served as secretaries of state during the her time as PM, would be the right choices.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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Here is a list of the foreign dignitaries expected to attend former President Ronald Reagan's funeral on Friday...
President: Head of State

Prime Minister: Head of Government

Head of State > Head of Government.

Which is why a sh.tload of the countries who sent former PMs and the like to Ronald Reagan's funeral will be sending ambassadors to Thatchers'.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Since so many of you conservative types love Thatcher so much, why don't you hop your own asses in a plane at your expense and attend the funeral? Ya know...since its so important to you.

Why are you demanding that we spend taxpayer dollars to send Obama to a funeral for someone that hasn't been a player in two decades?

She's dead...get over it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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It would seem logical to send people who served during the Thatcher era and had some connection to international diplomacy.
George Shultz and James Baker, both served as secretaries of state during the her time as PM, would be the right choices.

Okay fine but they are no longer S.O.S., but who's the current president of the USA?

Slapping faces is one thing Obama has practice in.

There's no party and golfing afterwards is why he isn't attending imo.

He only cares for himself and nobody who died even Americans imo.


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President: Head of State

Prime Minister: Head of Government

Head of State > Head of Government.

Which is why a sh.tload of the countries who sent former PMs and the like to Ronald Reagan's funeral will be sending ambassadors to Thatchers'.
Agreed! Obama is not going because he can't profit for himself imo.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Since so many of you conservative types love Thatcher so much, why don't you hop your own asses in a plane at your expense and attend the funeral? Ya know...since its so important to you.

Why are you demanding that we spend taxpayer dollars to send Obama to a funeral for someone that hasn't been a player in two decades?

She's dead...get over it.
Obama is POTUS - he imo should be representing the USA.

This is not about any one political party.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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Obama is POTUS - he imo should be representing the USA.

This is not about any one political party.
So his presence is gonna bring her back to life?

In the grand scheme, no one cares. She'll be just as dead regardless.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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Always tasteful and classy...
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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Obama is POTUS - he imo should be representing the USA.

This is not about any one political party.


We have just suffered an unspeakable act of terrorism; if President Obama went, the RW would scream to the heavens that he's deserting America in a time of need. The delegation appointed is comprised of well-respected (for some) senior officials who knew and worked with her, which is fitting. President Obama has enough to deal with to take the time to make such a trip. Myself, I'd prefer that he remain here to deal with Boston, North Korea, etc.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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All living former US presidents were invited to attend...none of them are. Where is the outrage that Bush I, Bush II and Clinton are not attending.
Bush I is probably too sick...his health is NOT good. Bush II only knew her as one of Bush I's kids. Clinton...he never dealt with her.

Nancy Reagan is probably too frail to go too. Kissenger and Schultz worked with her, they are good people to go. BUT Osama should send a current government official as a "courtesy" since the Brits are our biggest allies.

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It's no surprise since Obama is an anti-colonialist, as outlined in "Dreams of My Father"

-Feb 2009: Obama takes bust of Churchill out of the Oval Office
-March 2009: Obama “too tired,” to properly host Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Obama Administration failed to host the Prime Minister at a formal dinner, nor did he receive the usual joint press conference that the British government has come to expect during visits to the United States.
-March 2009: Obama gives Prime Minister Gordon Brown a box of DVD’s as a gift (cheap snub). What’s worse, the set of DVD’s was coded for the United States and unreadable by UK DVD players (double snub)
-September 2009: Obama refuses private meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown during UN Summit
-April 2009: First Lady Michelle Obama breaks protocol by touching the Queen’s back
-January 2011: Obama calls France America’s ‘strongest ally’
-May 2011: After toasting the Queen, Obama continues speaking as the band starts playing ‘God Save the Queen.’ (this was a complete break from Royal protocol during a Queens toast which he (Obama) called for)
-May 2011: Barack Obama snubs British scientists by refusing to receive Royal Society medal
-December 2011: President Obama refers to the British Embassy as the “English Embassy”
-June 2012: President Obama refers to the Falkland Islands as ‘the Maldives’

The list is endless, and there has never been a President, save Andrew Jackson and James Madison, so openly hostile towards Great Britain.
Shame on the Osamas ^^^^^^. I sure hope the people who voted PC have learned their lesson. Colin Powell was the only one you should have voted for. (if he had run)
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