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‘Iron?Lady’ was great

April 15, 2013

After some initial unpleasantness between us, Americans and Britons have enjoyed a deep friendship and an unshakeable allianc....

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rschweizer

Apr-18-13 5:02 PM

MrBoB51, I can't answer that because I'm not a progressive.

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TiredOfTax

Apr-17-13 7:37 PM

He hasn't answered any questions yet, even his own statement about big oil stealing all the great mileage ideas and throwing them away just to sell oil. Heck I would say the high mileage ideas would have made a lot more money than gas but apparently RS is the one full of gas!

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MrBoB51

Apr-17-13 10:34 AM

Rs, of course you can answer the question, but you don't want to. You have a problem with hard questions. Why do you deny what you are? I'm proud to be a Constitutional small Govt. individualist. Are you so ashamed of what you've allowed yourself to become that you have to deny the obvious and yet continue to spout progressive stupidity? Convince us you are not as disingenuous as you appear to be. Or is it easier and more fulfilling for you to tell me to shut up again???

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drugsrus

Apr-16-13 9:28 PM

Hill, the short answer is a big H**L NO. Barry got re-elected by the sheeple drinking his Kool-ade and on the gov't teat.

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rschweizer

Apr-16-13 8:57 PM

MrBoB51, I can't answer that because I'm not a progressive.

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MrBoB51

Apr-16-13 3:53 PM

I have a question for you RS. Since you and all progressives claim Bush ruined and undid everything great the previous Democrat President did in a very short time and still blame him for the troubles today, do you believe Bush was such a political genius as to accomplish what I already mentioned AND put in place methods that would completely stymie the next Democrat President and still be the cause of today's conditions? Or, should we employ Occoms Razor and keep it simple; Obamas just not that good of a President? Which is it?

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rschweizer

Apr-16-13 3:03 PM

TiredOfTax, what Carter may not have done for the US he certainly did for the world. You know, what with that whole Camp David Accord thing, whereby two states historically never able to get along finally agreeing to settlements that still exist today. And he continues to crusade as a matter of fact.

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rschweizer

Apr-16-13 3:01 PM

TiredOfTax and Bob, I somehow figured you would turn this into a comparison of several presidents when it was really just an overview of Thatcher and Reagan.

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Hilltopper

Apr-16-13 1:29 PM

My point exactly. With so many special interests, the days of a US president enjoying across the board popularity are long gone. Reagan was probably the last, and if the cable tv talk shows existed back then, you would have to go back to JFK.

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MrBoB51

Apr-16-13 1:19 PM

...or Bush?

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Hilltopper

Apr-16-13 1:10 PM

Druggy..."For her to be in office for over 10 years says that more were pleased with her than not." Does your logic apply to President Obama, who was elected to serve as president the mazimum number of years according to US law?

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TiredOfTax

Apr-16-13 12:13 PM

Lets talk about the misery index during Carter years. Democrats have dolts as big as anyone!

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gville70

Apr-16-13 8:52 AM

Is this the same Iron Lady that put 10 million folks out of work? Trashed the economy and was lucky enough to be in office during the upsurge in the 80's? (like reagan)Could have sworn she was dumped by her party in 1990..Could be wrong tho(doubt it) Read a history book people.. Nice buttkissing article LH

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MrBoB51

Apr-16-13 8:43 AM

You know Rs, I think I prefer an effective 'overrated' President than an ineffective overrated one such as we have now.

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MrBoB51

Apr-16-13 8:38 AM

Itar Tass dubbed Maggie The Iron Lady for a reason. Between her, Reagan and Pope John Paul II the Soviet Union was destroyed. History is not kind to English leaders like Churchill or Thatcher but in the end their mission was accomplished. Today, make an effort to observe a moment of silence and reflection for our Brothers and Sisters in Boston.

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laker88

Apr-15-13 7:21 PM

And then after Clinton, we get Bush, jr...try not to dwell on that, too depressing.

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drugsrus

Apr-15-13 7:05 PM

swizzer, Great Britain has no regular schedule for election of their PM. They call for the ouster (by election) of an unpopular PM when they get unhappy with the situation. For her to be in office for over 10 years says that more were pleased with her than not. Reagan wasn't exactly the working man's pal, but sometimes you need to step on some toes.

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rschweizer

Apr-15-13 5:45 PM

Hilltopper, I agree wholeheartedly. I especially love those who hate to admit Bill Clinton was among the top 5 presidents this country has ever produced. Republicans especially.

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Pards13

Apr-15-13 4:03 PM

I simply wanted to point out that things are very similar now as they were then. The jury is still out on our current president as the full effect of his policies have not been felt. You are welcome to your opinions as I hope I am welcome to mine. PS. I never said that 11% was ok because it is not. Neither is the manipulation of current figures.

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Hilltopper

Apr-15-13 3:19 PM

RS: The modern day president to leave the country in way better shape than what he inherited was Bill Clinton. The modern day president to leave it in the worst shape by far was GW Bush.

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Hilltopper

Apr-15-13 3:16 PM

Reagan just happened to be president when the Soviet Union self destructed. Also, he wore way too much make-up when he appeared on TV. As far as Iron Pants, I have no horse in the race, but the Irish Catholics may have a different opinion than the LH. History books are always written by the victor.

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rschweizer

Apr-15-13 3:16 PM

Pards13, nothing, since no comparison was made to the now. The question was, and remains, whether or not the respecitive leaders left their countries in a better shape after office or not. No mention was made to today's status nor should an even better status then (arguable) be a reason to ignore a not-so-effective leader then.

You can't just say that unemployment figures from nearly 30 years ago are okay and acceptable just because they are better than today's. that's patently and categorically irresponsible.

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Pards13

Apr-15-13 2:55 PM

Inflation? Check. Gloomy economy? Check. Unemployment that spiked at nearly 11%? Check. What exactly are talking about then or now?

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Pards13

Apr-15-13 2:44 PM

Last I checked your are entitled to your own opinion, however I have heard that the powers to be are considering some changes. 98% tax rate check

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rschweizer

Apr-15-13 2:41 PM

Pards13, I'm entitled to myopinion, right? Ask yourself if the US was left in better shape because of Reagan. Inflation? Check. Gloomy economy? Check. Unemployment that spiked at nearly 11%? Check.

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