Monday, April 08, 2013

Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher Dead at 87

Margaret Thatcher, the tenacious, iron-willed Prime Minister who ruled Great Britain with her head as well as her heart, died Monday from a stroke.  She was 87.
Along with Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II,  Thatcher helped to end the Cold War...

Of course, per usual when someone of Thatcher's magnitude and accomplishments from the right, the disgustingly hateful left start throwing parties like one of their own politicians (like the woman-drowning Ted Kennedy or the African-American-lynching, Klu Klux Klanner, Robert Byrd) has died, except instead of bereaving the loss, they publicly show their mindset and intellect by wishing the deceased to die another 1000 times over.  But it's not like this showing of their true colors wasn't expected.
Some examples from Twitter:

  • "She did make war on a lot of people in Britain, and I don't think it helped our society," Tony Benn, a 1970s' labour minister and Thatcher's political opponent, said in a Reuters report.
  •  "Margaret Thatcher did great hurt to the Irish and British people during her time as British prime minister," wrote Gerry Adams, president of the Irish party Sinn Féin, in a statement on the party's website. "Working class communities were devastated in Britain because of her policies. Her role in international affairs was equally belligerent … Here in Ireland her espousal of old draconian militaristic policies prolonged the war and caused great suffering. She embraced censorship, collusion and the killing of citizens by covert operations … Thatcher will be especially remembered for her shameful role during the epic hunger strikes of 1980 and '81. Her Irish policy failed miserably."
  •  "My gut reaction now is what it was at the time when she said my father [former African National Congress president Oliver Tambo] was the leader of a terrorist [organization]. I don't think she ever got it that every day she opposed sanctions, more people were dying, and that the best thing for the assets she wanted to protect was democracy," said Dali Tambo in a report by the Guardian. "Many lives were lost. It's a shame that we could never call her one of the champions of the liberation struggle. Normally we say that when one of us goes, the ANC ancestors will meet them at the pearly gates and give them a standing ovation. I think it's quite likely that when Margaret Thatcher reaches the pearly gates, the ANC will boycott the occasion."
  •  "She created today's housing crisis. She created the banking crisis. And she created the benefit crisis. It was her government that started putting people on incapacity benefit rather than register them as unemployed because the Britain she inherited was broadly full employment. She decided when she wrote off our manufacturing industry that she could live with two or three million unemployed, and the benefits bill, the legacy of that, we are struggling with today. In actual fact, every real problem we face today is the legacy of the fact that she was fundamentally wrong," former mayor of London Ken Livingstone told the Guardian.
  • "Margaret [Thatcher] marked British and European political life. Despite political differences, initially she was a committed European," tweeted Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.
That's just the beginning.  CNN called her the "antithesis of freedom," CBS said she was a "bully."
What else is new?  Too bad CNN, CBS and the rest of the Marxist networks don't really know about actual history and how many endless numbers of people she helped to improve their lives.

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