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Remembering (and Forgetting) Thatcher

BK24 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:33 AM
I'm old enough to remember when Reagan, Thatcher and John Paul tried to lead the world away from socialism. For most of the 80s, I though they were succeeding. With the "Velvet revolutions" of 1989, it even seemed as if their work was largely complete. But look around the world today - where do you see their lasting legacy? In America, we have Barack Obama freely elected and then re-elected with his program of ever greater statism. In Britain, what goes under the name of Conservatism bears close resemblance to the liberalism Thatcher stood against. In religion, we see Christianity unsure of itself and apologetic, while Islam moves with militant confidence. Reagan, Thatcher and JP2 were indeed heros, But with hindsight, their...
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:55 AM
Obama freely elected and re-elected? When key precincts have over 100% turnout, all for Obama, things seem a little bit too "freely" accomplished.
BK24 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:16 PM
If we really have no more free elections, that just goes further to make my point - that the Reagan/Thatcher/JP2 "legacy" is really nothing but a fond memory of a brief, shining moment, now long gone.
SimcoeJim Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 2:56 PM
Deeply puzzling, and troubling, is that those 100% turnouts are never discussed, investigated, or mentioned. That they're not is one more statement of the decline of America. Lady Liberties eyes are full of tears. Her vision is growing dim.
MikefromDE Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 3:43 PM
Sim:
I don’t see what’s so puzzling. Almost all of those accusations have proven false except for Philadelphia where about 5% of over 1000 divisions have shown more votes for Obama then for the other democrats on the same ballot although none were over 100%. But even more curious is the fact that investigations found 8 unaccounted for votes. If we assign all of them to Obama, they could be the eight votes he won by.
djandle88 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 3:49 PM
It is fascinating and terrible to see just how quickly a country can lose its footing. How quickly this society can go down the toilet.
BK24 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:33 AM
. . . heroism is starting to look like Arthur leading the leftover Romans in their last act of defiance against the incoming Saxons.
The legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, and the national media tried to pay their respects, not only for breaking Britain's "glass ceiling" with a "bruising" political style, but for transforming Britain and helping wind down the Cold War.

Still, Thatcher was a conservative and one of Ronald Reagan's staunchest friends in the world, so you can be sure these journalists were Thatcher-bashers when she was in power. Some of them were American anchors and reporters.

Let's start with a few quotes from long after she left 10 Downing Street. On Nov. 19, 1999, NBC reporter Jim Avila brought the...