Baroness Thatcher Funeral: No White House Delegates Attended


BH Obama showed respect of Venezuela dictator, Hugo Chavez by sending an official White House delegation to his funeral; however, the same respect was not afforded to Lady Margaret Thatcher, close friend to Reagan family and part of the Reagan-Thatcher team that brought the Berlin Wall down and other foreign policy accomplishments. Baroness Thatcher died on April 8th, 2013. American socialists like Jesse Jackson Sr. attended Chavez funeral.

Thatcher Funeral_April-2013_02The decision of Obama not attending Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on April 17th or send an official delegate was disturbing to both Brits and Americans. Fox News reported that the administration’s official excuse was that the president and vice president were busy because of the Boston Marathon Bombing, but the excuse rings hollow since both President and Vice President need not be involved together and never arranged for an official delegation. If heads of state cannot make it, the custom would be to send the Secretary of State on behalf of Washington. K.T McFarland wrote:

…After all, it is standard operating procedure for the Vice President or First Lady or, at a minimum the Secretary of State, to attend funerals of foreign leaders, even those from lesser nations. … The White House offered a lame excuse — all the senior Obama administration officials are way too busy to take 24 hours out of their hectic schedules to pay respects to the woman who helped win the Cold War, turn around the British economy, and shatter the glass ceiling of the English-speaking world.

The White House administration was too busy working on taking Second Amendment rights from Americans. However, Democrats in the Senate were not too busy to hold up a resolution in her honor.

Thatcher Funeral_St-Paul-Cathedral_April-2013_03… By failing to send even one senior level official to Mrs. Thatcher’s funeral, this President has shown that partisan politics now extend beyond the grave. Shame on you, Mr. President. You and your administration look cheap, small and petty. …while they were giants in their day, they are not part of your team. The snub to the British was palpable – only yesterday’s men could be spared. … Perhaps if you had sent some senior members of your administration as part of the American delegation, they could have pulled aside those former leaders to ask for a little advice.  Because, Mr. President, in case you’ve been too busy to notice, your reset with Russia is a failure, your Middle East peace efforts are going nowhere, and North Korea has just become a nuclear power.

Indeed.

_67069967_thatcher_funeral-poster_composite4Of course, not all in England honored Margaret Thatcher. Romany Blythe, a 45-year-old community drama teacher [like a community organizer?] celebrated the death of Baroness Thatcher by organizing “The Witch is Dead” parties from her Facebook page where riots and demonstrations occurred that included Bristol city centre and George Square in Glasgow. It appears that the United States is not the only ones with a generation of indoctrinated progressive socialists who want “hate laws” and “hate speech laws” passed, but are the most guilty when it comes to saying or doing hateful things.

British tabloids bammed Obama for his snub as well, and reported the playing of the song “Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead” even at the BBC broadcast center.

Obama did provide a public statement concerning Thatcher’s death:

With the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the world has lost one of the great champions of freedom and liberty, and America has lost a true friend. … Michelle and I send our thoughts to the Thatcher family and all the British people as we carry on the work to which she dedicated her life.

This is the moron who provided an iPOD loaded with what Obama considered “goodies” as a gift to Queen Elizabeth during his first administration. It was loaded with video footage of her 2007 visit and songs from popular Broadway and DVD with 25 films, and then Michelle Obama hugged the Queen like she was one of the people from the block. No one told Obama about protocol or the fact that American DVD does not work in foreign machines. Obama did not bow to the Queen, which he does not have to because he is head of state, but certainly bowed before an Islamic king. This man has been an embarrassment to our nation from the first week.

BBC/MoD image

BBC/MoD image

Fortunately there were few protestors showed at the public display of the gun carriage drawn by six black horses at the funeral procession, winding down the streets to St. Paul Cathedral where the honors were held. No arrests of demonstrators was reported. From St. Paul’s the coffin was placed in a hearse which took it to the Royal Hospital Chelsea and then to Mortlake Crematorium in south-west London for a private cremation.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Nancy Reagan could not attend because of health. The funeral procession route is at BBC website.

Also See:

Iron Lady on the World Stage

Thatcher and the Middle East

Life at Number 10

Thatcher’s War: The Falklands

A Tenure Shaped by Ireland

The Lady’s Not For Mourning?

The Thatcher Haters

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