Obama snubs Margaret Thatcher’s funeral

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On radio this morning, Pat and Stu took a break from talking about the bombings in Boston to cover another troubling story. The White House has decided they are not sending any serving member of the administration to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral tomorrow. It is important to note that this decision was made prior to the events in Boston yesterday.

Britain’s Daily Mail reported, “Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral.”

“The White House has decided that they’re not sending anybody to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher,” Pat said exasperatedly.

“Other than the vice president,” Stu interjected.

“No, not the vice president, or the secretary of state, or the undersecretary of state, or the secretary to the undersecretary,” Pat responded.

“What about the general assistant,” Stu asked.

“The assistant secretary to the general secretary to the undersecretary is also not going,” Pat explained.

“Were there no flights,” Stu questioned. “Can we check Orbitz? If we get on Orbitz I’m sure there’s a way to see if there are any flights.”

Kidding aside, it is remarkable that there will not be a single member of the current administration attending the funeral of a leader of one of our closest allies. HotAir.com reported:

Normally, [such a death] would prompt attendance by a high-level figure in the US government — if not the President or Vice-President, a high-ranking Cabinet official. For instance, why not send John Kerry, the Secretary of State tasked with maintaining good relations with close allies like the UK? Instead, the US delegation will consist of two men who would be traveling as private citizens to the funeral already, essentially giving an official policy of ignoring the event and snubbing the other world leaders attending it.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of such a thing,” Pat said.

Jeffy offered some inspired insight into why the administration couldn’t bother to send anyone. “Maybe the official delegation that went down to Hugo Chavez’s funeral hasn’t gotten back yet,” he said.

“There are not a lot of flights from Caracas,” Stu quipped.

The administration offered a slightly different reason for not sending an envoy, though they may have been better off blaming sequestration based on the dismal excuse they came up with.

A U.S. embassy spokesman confirmed no one would be attending Thatcher’s funeral, adding, “This is a hugely significant week in terms of US domestic politics.” He said that both the First Lady and the Vice President are “the President’s point people on gun control…This is a week when there is a lot of movement on Capitol Hill on gun control issues.”

“They’re trying to push through the gun legislation so they don’t want anyone to go,” Stu surmised. “This was before the bombing. So they could use the bombing as an excuse, and it would actually be legitimate to not attend. But you would still send somebody. They’re not sending anyone because of the gun debate.”

While the administration will not be represented at the funeral, House Speaker John Boehner announced yesterday that he will send a delegation to represent the House of Representatives led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Congress makes such decisions independently of the White House, and, in addition to Blackburn, the HOR will send Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC).

“Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement. “I’m pleased that Congressman Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to communicate our prayers and condolences to her family and the British people.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Mr Obama and his Democratic Socialist allies hate Ronald Reagan with a passion; and thus by extension Mrs Thatcher.

    The fact the two helped in bringing down the USSR which so many of the left see as a ‘utopia on the world, a perfect land of equality’ save for the tens millions who had been massacred and enslaved by an uncaring government and unable to even dream of freedom.

    This is a deliberate insult against a great lady of history.

  • Anonymous

    You can bet Obalameo will be on Air Force one in a flash when Castro kicks the bucket.

  • Anonymous

     Next thing you know, Obama will be sending Eric Holder to advise Gosnell’s defense team.

  • landofaahs

    That’s because Obama cannot be the corpse  or the corpsman.  The narcissist must always be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000457414997 Gary Humphries

    One word:  shameful.  How arrogant and dishonorable.  I am so ashamed that this sham of a human being who has the audacity to call himself the leader of the free world.  He is not and never will be the President in my eyes.  He has brought a dark cloud (no pun intended) over the U.S.  He has brought so much shame and disgust to this country and most Americans believe he has ruined it on top of everything else.   Sorry Great Britain.  Margaret Thatcher was not communist or socialist so she does not make it onto O’s “A” list of dignitaries he deems as honorable.  He would rather suck up to the scum of the earth.

    Rest in peace.

  • Anonymous

    Margaret Thatcher, while I respect that she was a women in the tory party in the 70′s and became Prime Minister, an amazing thing.  If you grew up in England in the 70′s and 80′s it was not a fun place to be, and a lot that was due to her political action.  You would see three generations queued up to collect dole money, due to all the pit and industry closures that devastated huge communities.  I know you could argue that they were going that way and that Wilson started that process, but it was the way she did it and her uncaring nature to the working people of the UK.  So I for one don’t care that Obama isn’t going to her funeral, lets not waste the Million it would cost to fly him out there.

  • Anonymous

    That’s the first noble and good thing I’ve heard Boehner do. 

    Pretty classy. 

    When we have an entire administration that’s proven itself classLESS. 

  • Anonymous

    I think that’s a bit much, Winston. Her ‘uncaring’ nature? Really? Were you present in her private and/ or personal life to confirm that? Or are you relying on unreliable press clippings from a liberal media with an agenda painting a conservative female in a decidedly male game? 

    Give the woman some credit. When a government overextends itself and offers things that it can’t possible provide, coming out and being honest AND doing what needs be done takes guts and balls of steel. Seeing as how she is a woman and doesn’t have balls, is a louder indictment of the extreme lack of courage by any of her male colleagues to make decisive moves to restore the financial ability of a country. 

    Furthermore, combined with Reagan and Pope John Paul II, she helped to tear down the wall of communism. No small feat, indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely disgusting. But isn’t that what we expected?

  • Anonymous

    Par for the course of this leftist idiot we have in the White House.  What a shameful person he is.

  • Anonymous

    No mention of the fact that she brought down unemployment?  That’s something Obama has yet to accomplish.  His only accomplishments are rising debt, unemployment among blacks at 14%, and a healthcare overhaul that is going to cost everyone much more – not to mention we will receive less medical care.

  • Anonymous

    How can anyone be surprised at this?  After he sent back the bust of Churchill it was apparent what he thinks of our good friends, the British.  I just hope that they realize this buffoon does not represent my feelings, and that many of us Americans send our love, respect, and condolences. 
    I keep hoping that God will change his heart and mind, since I mention him (along with our other leaders) in prayer.  Daily I am disappointed by his lack of leadership, tact, and class.

  • Anonymous

    From what I understand, the Bush family isn’t heading to Thatcher’s funeral. Does that make them bad people? No, it doesn’t. Unless you have inside knowledge of what these pubic figures are thinking or the reasons for not attending, than it’s just speculation on your part. I’m sure you guys are very knowledgeable fellas, but you might as well be talking out of your asses on this issue.

  • Anonymous

    Bush didn’t go to Chaves funeral either. IMO, the POTUS is just a POS.

  • Anonymous

    The POTUS has a lot of class,,,,unfortunatly,,,it’s all low.

  • Draxx

    By this administration insulting every ally we have they are setting us up to be the Bad Guys to Everyone, and thus making it easier to have the U.N. supposedly come in and Protect Us (by taking away all of our rights)…

  • Raymond Feller

    President Obama lacks class and good judgement

  • Anonymous

    That’s right, just flip the bird to the nation which is arguably our biggest supporter on the planet. 

  • Anonymous

    I rather think that Margaret Thatcher is quite all right with an America which would elect and support a president such as BHO, not sending anyone he would appoint to her funeral.  In fact, it may be an insult to send the kinds of unethical, immoral dupes that serve Obama to the funeral of such a person of totally opposite and good character as Baroness Thatcher.  We’ve already insulted our friends and allies so much since 2008, I doubt a few more insults more or less will matter.

  • Anonymous

    This goes to show how extreme radical Obama is, but you know what goes around comes around and there will be a lot of people who do not show up for Obama’s funeral that have a brain with common sense

  • Anonymous

    Not surprised at all. Sending someone from this failure of an administration to attend the funeral of lady Margaret Thatcher would be like Mussolini sending pasta to a diabetic.
    The Brits will just have to understand he’s busy; Plus, he relates better to Hugo.

  • Anonymous

    Why would “the golfer” send anyone currently serving this administration? They are all Marxists and loath Maggie’s legacy with Ronald. After all, “the golfer” did send back the bust of Winston Churchill to England as one of his first open signs of contempt for American allies and liberation success heroes.

  • Jaamoose

    On the other hand, many of us Americans join our British compatriots singing “Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead!”

  • Jaamoose

    You talk about arrogance and dishonor, then speak about our elected president is such fashion…hypocrite, eh?

  • Anonymous

    no, many of us don’t fag.

  • Jaamoose

    Oh, how adult of you – you know there wouldn’t even be a Texas if the Alamo had a back door, right?

  • Anonymous

    Obama insulting Britain is nothing new.  The Telegraph updates (I think yearly) a list of top ten insults against Britain by Obama.  So Obama not sending anyone to attend Lady Thatcher’s funeral is expected.

  • Anonymous

     Don’t give him any ideas.

  • Anonymous

    I was present in England during the late 70′s and 80′s and I witness the affect it had on my family and community. I’m not arguing that the country was in a piss poor condition, when she took office the bad management and greedy unions didn’t help. How ever closing those all those pits, and the steel plants destroyed communities, the way it was done through privatization and the subsequent money syphoning that lead to more closing, with nothing going back in to communities, she destroyed the working class and lead to generations growing up and living on the dole, I would argue that it help lead to the lazy welfare cheats that suck the country dry. Ironically now the country imports everything Coal, Steel and food, they barely make anything.

    I supported her during the falklands conflict, I won’t argue that she was a strong leader especially in the Male world of Politics. Yes how she helped bring down the iron curtain in russia. I shed no tear for her death, nor do I see fit to commemorate her leadership or politics.

  • Anonymous

    BO is displaying his usual pettiness and jealousy.  I think that his ego won’t allow him to recognize the fact that this genius was also a woman.  Even if you didn’t agree with her policies, she was a brilliant Prime Minister and Lady!  Just as a matter of diplomacy, America should send a representative to acknowledge and respect her funeral.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.briggs.378 Jerry Briggs

    America was a Rock

    http://youtu.be/r6LMloGj-dI

  • Anonymous

    Margaret Thatcher’s dog’s poop is more ‘human’ than this Kenyan moslem brotherhood traitor in chief.  Screw YOU, Obunghole.

  • Anonymous

    He sure the hell doesn’t lack ‘islamism’.  The goddamn moslem brotherhood son of a bitch in chief.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely disgusting and shows no respect.  Let us hope that Mrs. Thatcher’s relatives and fellow citizens know that not all Americans are rude like the current administration.  May she rest in peace.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    surprisingly, former pres. bush not going either.

  • Anonymous

    This is unbelievable.  This is unAmerican.  This is the poorest excuse of a president the U.S. has ever experienced.  Not only is he lazy, he’s stupid and disrespectful.  It seems to be the way this administration operates.  We need to let the British people know this is not us.  Clearly we need to send our deepest respects to the British honoring the memory of Margaret Thatcher.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449483436 Cris Ortiz

    Obama can’t, he’s busy putting a team to write grant money to Planned Parenthood in Boston, he fears abortions numbers could drop as a result of the bombings.

  • Anonymous

    Just a continuation of the return of the bust of Churchill, and how obozo, our clown in Thief, is all show, and he gets away with this becasue of the FAUX NEWS, their sham reporters and the over payed propaganda readers that inhabit the propaganda hours,  where the only thing that now seems real, it that they do get the scores of sporting events correct.

  • CathrynFarr

    I wish I could go to her funeral, and I’m sure millions of other liberty loving Americans feel as I do when I say that WE would be a more sincere and grateful representation than any political puppets sent.  To our British brothers and sisters, “We mourn with you.”

  • Anonymous

    You are so right about the class aspect.  You hit the nail on the head.

  • Anonymous

    You are wrong!  Only disrespectful people would do that.  Hopefully we’ve been raised better than that.

  • Guest

     troll, eh?

  • Anonymous

    He’ll probably be taking his ATM best friends, Beyonce and JZ with him.  Maybe Air Force One would take off and leave him there.  We can all wish. 

  • Anonymous

    Wonder who will show up for his funeral when he kicks the bucket? The Muslim Brotherhood?

  • Anonymous

    Bush is out of the political arena and has been since Barry turned the country socialist.

  • Anonymous

    An absolute disgrace!

  • Anonymous

    I am so distressed, but not surprised, at this blatant snub of Lady Thatcher.  It
    is his job to represent our country whether or not he’s a fan of the
    lady’s politics. The UK is probably our best and strongest ally ever –
    a real lack of respect being shown here, as well as lack of leadership.
    Shameful!

  • Anonymous

    Why this boob in the WH hates the Brits is beyond me. In 1820, the Brits tried to outlaw slavery in their colonies with different degrees of success. Obama’s muslim relatives continued slavery well into the 20th Century. Some countries, like Mauritania, a former French colony, made slave ownership illegal as late as 1981 and the slave trade illegal in 2007!! Obama is an ignorant, hypocritical, bigot.

    Lady Thatcher along with Ronald Reagan and the wonderful Polish pope helped bring down the “evil empire.” We, Americans, owe a lot to her. Requiescat in pace. 

  • Anonymous

    I have quite a few Brit friends and MANY of them like this boob, our president. Some of them are so-called conservatives, too. Sigh!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think he can go on his own. I could be wrong, though.

  • Elena

    He is showing his butt again!  How gauche!

  • Anonymous

    Oy! Tell us what you really think! (I agree with you.)

  • Anonymous

    “…..send in the clowns….” My apologies to Steven Sondheim.

  • Anonymous

    Please, let’s not rush things! I refuse to have stamps, coins or bills adorned with the face of this jackass.

  • Anonymous

    Years of socialism brought Britain to the verge of being a third world country. Fixing it, like Thatcher did, meant pain. There was no easy way out. It is also what America faces … like Greece, like Spain, etc, etc….. 

  • Anonymous

    Admit it. You’re a socialist. What I’ve read here, you just want to have your cake and eat it, too.

  • Sandie

    Barry returning the bust of Churchill was enough of an insult (sticking a knife in their back). Ignoring the Thatcher funeral – not asking any delegates to go in his stead was Barry’s way of twisting the knife. There’s low class and then there’s no class.

  • Sandie

    Long time no see!

  • Anonymous

    disgraceful… .. .

    nothing else needs to be said.
     

  • mspatdev

    I agree. He will be taking his vacation in a couple of weeks to who knows where. It is the duty of the Pres. to pay respect to the leaders of the free countries. He sent one to the one who died in Venezuela, I think. (I need to go bed as I’m not thinking to well.) He wasn’t even worth it, but he was a Socialist, Communist pig, just like Obammy is. We have to fight for all the bills on gun rights that are going thru congress right now. We can’t let the gun rights win, then we will loose our 2nd amendment. Then the U.N. will be our leaders or maybe China.

  • mspatdev

    We the people of the USA do honor you Margaret Thatcher and everything you have done. You and President Reagan helped to get the wall down. That was a great job and I am so proud of both of you.   Mr. Soetoro (Obammy) isn’t worth going or anyone in his cabinet as they are very dirty people. Mrs. Thatcher was a clean person.  May God Bless England and all of their people at this time. May God bless the people of Boston and may they heal fast. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing that Margaret Thatcher is looking down on us and saying, “Thank God obama won’t be coming to my funeral, or anyone from his administration.  I didn’t want him to attend anyway.  Thank your mr. president for making the right choice!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=687251544 Tom Washington

    Yes…he IS despicable, but he’s also ILLEGAL…and EVERYONE that he appointed is also.
    It’s better that he should not go and live the LIE!!

    At least the House is sending some fairly RESPECTABLE people over there!

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone remember what Churchill said after the battle of Midway?—–”"The annals of war at sea present no more intense, heart-shaking shock than this battle, in which the qualities of the United States Navy and Air Force and the American race shone forth in splendour. The bravery and self-devotion of the American airmen and sailors and the nerve and skill of their leaders was the foundation of all.”

  • Anonymous

    He’s YOUR elected president. A trashy excuse of a human being who has taken advantage of the poor and oppressed individuals by making promises he can’t keep. So, if you’re not one of the poor or oppressed then you’ve got to be one of the yellow dog dems. I distance myself from Obama and his congentors like you.

  • Anonymous

    of course he wouldn’t go, he considers his enemies the conservatives. however, he makes his buddy hugo chavez funeral and gives Osama a proper burial…now do you all see where his
    allegiance lies?!this proves barry-hussein-osama oops obama IS an Anti-AMerican Islamist Terrorist! his allegiance lies with islam and acorn!not america and americans! 

  • Anonymous

    Let’s take bet’s was he washing his dress or was he trying to hide those little horn’s that keep trying to pop out !

  • Anonymous

    This has to do with the President being anti-colonialist. Considering the British controlled his father’s homeland, and his father despised the British.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wesmack Wesley Mack

    This blatant snub of one of America’s most strategic and historic allies is yet one more indication of the utter disregard this President and his entire regime of “yes-men” has for Democracy – let alone any semblance of Christian ethos! It is long past time that the “Moral Majority” took a stand against this demagoguery!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wesmack Wesley Mack

    This officially sanctioned “SNUB” of one of Americas most historically and philosophically significant “ALLIES” is yet one additional indictment of this President and his cabal of “yes-men” who are obviously and blatantly hostile to any institution bearing even a semblance of traditional Christian, or even “democratic” establishment. This egregious slight of contemptuous discourtesy begs the question once again, “How much longer does the vast “Moral-Majority” of this once great nation tolerate the demagoguery of this Administration before it is able to find its legitimate voice?”

  • Anonymous

    oh, your boring and so so so obvious.

  • Anonymous

    So let’s go to an oppressive commie dictator’s funeral, but NOT the former leader of our closest allied nation who fought for freedom alongside the US against the Nazis… this world is so upside down:( R.I.P. iron Lady

  • Anonymous

    Years of socialism hmmm…. are you sure… Wilson and Callaghan, yes they were awful prime minister and did a lot of damage to Great Britain during the 70′s. I know it was in bad condition, the problem is that Thatcher never sought alternatives to just closing the pits, the factories, the farms etc… It was all sold off to private companies that sucked the money out of what was left and cared nothing for the communities that were destroyed. Now, everything is imported from Europe, nothing is manufactured. So why the headlines are full of the abridged Thatcher history. if you lived through it and were affected by it and witness what it did, you too would have different feelings…. which btw doesn’t make me a socialist.

  • Anonymous

    It has been awhile. Been out of commission. Guess I’ve missed out on a few hot issues. Doubt that much has changed. From what I noticed, the same Guest has been making his appearance, like it or not. So much for originality and anonymity. Hope you and your band of merry men are well! I have limited access to various sites, so forgive me for hijacking your comment here for reply.
    As for Barry’s lack of class and manners, nothing has changed. There is no accounting for his insolence and ignorance. Those who have eyes, see. Those who have ears, hear. Those who lack either are blind or deaf. That is the difference. The world knows him for what he is and what he isn’t. If only he wasn’t!
    See you in the funny papers! ;D

  • Anonymous

    I think his hate for any conservative is very evident. So
    as we understand his mindset. We never, never, ever trust a extreme liberal dem.
    So never turn your back and never sink your teeth into the hook infested piece
    of meat.

  • Anonymous

    We give thanks that no one from the current administration attended Mrs. Thatcher’s funeral.
    That would have disgraced the entire event.  She was a true Christian and able leader blessed by God in her work for her country.

  • Adam Miller

    Ah… Obama didn’t send anyone eh? Then why were Former Secretary of State George Schultz and James Baker dispatched to lead the delegation from the President? Along with #2 diplomat in the UK Barbara Stephenson and former U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom Louis Susman. The House sent Marsha Blackburn, Michele Bachmann and George Holding. And if the GOP was so chummy with ex-PM Thatcher, then why did former Presidents “H.W. Bush”, “W” Bush, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan turn down invitations. 

  • Anonymous

    of course obumer wouldn’t send anybody go to the thatcher’s funeral. he’s a socialist.
    president. he’s for  oppression. not for freedom. to thatcher’s family she was the greatest
    leader of all time.

  • Anonymous

    ‘Winston’, you ignorant MORON, how many pits closed under Thatcher? And how many closed under comrade Wilson? It’s ok, you don’t need to Google it, I’ll tell you, under Wilson 211 pits closed in under 5 years, during  Thatcher’s 11 years 151 pits closed, also for your information the steel works and the mines were MORE profitable under Thatcher than in the ten years before or after her term in office. TIT.

  • Anonymous

    I’m well aware of the number of pit closures under Wilson. My beef with Thatcher is that they were privatized, suck dry of capital and then closed with out a care for those communities, Mining communities, that were left with nothing and then Britain started importing is coal. Tell me what does England make, export or manufacture today. Also discussion and opinion is interesting when it’s not littered with insults.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what that is supposed to mean.

  • http://www.facebook.com/terrell.murphy1 Terrell Murphy

    Just another one of Obama’s ignorant, non compassionate communist moves.  Is he really American?

  • gram parsons

    we were fooled by our media.we’ve gone off him now though.