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America Needs Its Own Thatcher
RealClearPolitics ^ | April 10. 2013 | Robert Robb

Posted on 04/11/2013 12:49:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The tributes to Margaret Thatcher in this country upon her passing were nice. But what America really needs is its own Margaret Thatcher.

In Republican circles there’s great nostalgia for Ronald Reagan. Thatcher is seen as sort of Reagan’s sidekick, an ally in promoting democratic capitalism and taking a firm stance against Soviet expansionism. Not to diminish Reagan, who transformed American politics in ways that reverberate today, Thatcher actually had the tougher task.

Reagan had to restore the health of the American economy, which was plagued by high inflation and sluggish growth. But he had some fiscal headroom within which to operate. When Reagan became president, federal debt was just 33 percent of GDP. So, Reagan could cut tax rates without having to cut spending as well. The combination of supporting Fed Chairman Paul Volcker’s monetary tightening and the rate reductions got the economy moving again and on a healthy platform of sound money and a growth-oriented tax structure.

Reagan had ambitions to rein in federal spending and reform the federal government by devolving certain functions, principally welfare, to the states. He failed. But he didn’t have to succeed on all fronts to succeed on any....

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KEYWORDS: entitlements; obama; reagan; rememberingthatcher; thatcher
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She's standing right there, but you don't see her.
1 posted on 04/11/2013 12:49:14 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We see her.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 12:54:44 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The media is so corrupt, anyone of that caliber that is on the platform will be demonized and castigated and run down until the communists win again.

The leftists intend to destroy this nation, and will stop at nothing.

3 posted on 04/11/2013 12:59:38 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America has two choices.

Palin, or a holocaust.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 1:02:12 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In Republican circles there’s great nostalgia for Ronald Reagan. Thatcher is seen as sort of Reagan’s sidekick, an ally in promoting democratic capitalism and taking a firm stance against Soviet expansionism. Not to diminish Reagan, who transformed American politics in ways that reverberate today, Thatcher actually had the tougher task.

Sometimes it's as if the Soviet Union never existed, much less that we woke up everyday not knowing that we would live through the day. Reagan earned his place as the man in history who ended the deadliest war in history and has so far allowed an entire generation to live without the threat of total Global ThermoNuclear Annihilation, and I'm hoping that it will stretch into two generations.

Reagan was one of the greatest war time leaders in history.

5 posted on 04/11/2013 1:15:51 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When conservatives have finally united, there will be a real conservative leader to come forward.


6 posted on 04/11/2013 1:24:43 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Hardraade; 2ndDivisionVet

We have three of us who see her.


7 posted on 04/11/2013 1:25:54 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ansel12

Very well said. I worked for him and I miss him as much as my late father. Another great man was General Haig, who has been smeared for an unclear comment he made, and also Director Casey, who helped President Reagan defeat the Soviets.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 1:27:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ever hear of Sarah Palin...


9 posted on 04/11/2013 1:27:56 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: onyx

Four?


10 posted on 04/11/2013 1:48:13 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Five! See the post above yours!


11 posted on 04/11/2013 1:55:46 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Six.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 2:21:11 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

Seven


13 posted on 04/11/2013 2:30:28 AM PDT by gettinolder (Pursue the enemy relentlessly to the limit of every man's endurance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OR a Winston Churchill...


14 posted on 04/11/2013 3:11:31 AM PDT by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: onyx

It’s growing! :-)


15 posted on 04/11/2013 3:36:26 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: exnavy
"The media is so corrupt, anyone of that caliber that is on the platform will be demonized and castigated and run down"

And do you seriously think that Thatcher wasn't ... and isn't still as we 'speak'?

16 posted on 04/11/2013 3:50:38 AM PDT by Richard Brandon Abroad (Hey people, it's different over here. Different people, money ... and news.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America HAS its own Margaret Thatcher — his name is Bill Whittle: a mix of Ronald Reagan and John Wayne.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 4:00:22 AM PDT by Jerrybob (Truth -- the new hate speech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America has plenty of its own Thatchers but won’t elect them. We’re not that kind of country anymore.


18 posted on 04/11/2013 4:07:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

“America Needs Its Own Thatcher”.

BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 04/11/2013 4:11:05 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Jerrybob

Oh please.

You have to muster more than an ejector seat or a virtual gimmick.

One pajamablogger does not a President make.


20 posted on 04/11/2013 4:40:22 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Do we ever need someone with a pair. Even if they are physically missing.
The leftist have almost won. We need to take names and kick A$$.
21 posted on 04/11/2013 4:41:45 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Call it what it is: Attempt at People Control: NOT GUN CONTROL. Gun control is holding it steady.)
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To: ScaniaBoy


22 posted on 04/11/2013 5:06:05 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where would we find someone at the level of Thatcher or Reagan? I've checked MSNBC regularly, and they have never reported positively on anyone like that. Should I try CBS?

23 posted on 04/11/2013 5:09:11 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: onyx; Hardraade; KC_Lion; Josh Painter; azishot; Bigtigermike; mnehring; al baby; ...

Ann Coulter’s war of words with Sarah Palin (Video)

Sam Seder, China Okasi and Boris Epshteyn join “Say Anything!” host Joy Behar to weigh in on Ann Coulter’s recent claim that Sarah Palin’s inability to speak “proper English” may have prevented Palin from making the most of her “raw political talent.”

http://current.com/shows/joy-behar/videos/ann-coulters-war-of-words-with-sarah-palin/


24 posted on 04/11/2013 4:35:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Jerrybob

you mean Bill is actually a woman???? Who knew?


25 posted on 04/11/2013 4:37:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hmmm. Inability to speak proper English.

Sure did hold GWB back, eh?
Snotty nosed elitist twit.

26 posted on 04/11/2013 5:02:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: onyx; Hardraade; 2ndDivisionVet

Oh there are many of us that see her.

Gov. Palin is the most powerful true Conservative leader that we have today. Just by being herself. She, like us don’t need no stinkin Focus groups.

Sarah, like us is not a follower. We are thinkers and we see what’s coming if we will not act. And see the greatness we could be also. America is still there. We may just have to shake her harder to wake up in time.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 6:02:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Excepting for Boris there....that clip had a real collection of liberal babblers of the first order.

Ann is inestimable, brilliant....she calls it like she sees it.... SIMPLE SAMMY tells us Ann and Sarah are vying to be the 'darling of the conservatives'...BROTHER...that's stupid even for a lib. Ann's so far beyond caring about being anybody's darling that it's too funny. With her cred...8 best sellers, law review at Michigan and the resulting millions she's made, render Ann bulletproof. Both Ann and Sarah are stunners, the best America has to offer. The libs have no one even close to either. I hope Sarah comes roaring back like the tigress she is and achieves Ann's status and popularity...THE BARRACUDA already has in my eyes...one reading of Going ROGUE attests to that. BOTH THESE TWO ARE OUTSTANDING AMERICAN ORIGINALS. Anyone who thinks differently is off the charts nuts...THEY DON'T COME ANY BETTER. I look forward to seeing them both soon, on the same dais supporting each other in the best of mutual friendship. I'm betting that'll happen. God bless 'em both.



ALASKAN CLASS:



CONNECTICUT CLASS:


28 posted on 04/11/2013 6:46:29 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; jimsin; Bikkuri; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; ...
We all See Sarah Ping!!!

Sarah Palin: A Giant Among Mental Midgets!!!


29 posted on 04/11/2013 6:51:36 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Yup.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 6:55:27 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: KC_Lion
BTTT!

31 posted on 04/11/2013 6:59:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Hardraade; RedMDer; onyx; NoGrayZone; MestaMachine
Sarah is blessed by HaShem for her love of his people!

She is Beautiful inside and out :)

That is why we need her!


32 posted on 04/11/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just did a Google search and my suspicion was confirmed ...Thatcher was NOT pro Life or even pro family,perhaps not even Christian...God forbid

God Bless Mrs Thatcher in the Name of Jesus


33 posted on 04/11/2013 7:01:26 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: RedMDer
People hate what they think is Sarah Palin, they have indoctrinated by Media Consumption, not necessary to think in a different way, but not think in a different way.

Americans typically only look skin deep.

But when the Rubber hits the road, all Real Americans look at what is inside :)


34 posted on 04/11/2013 7:03:10 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Am sure my statement was politically incorrect , but yes anybody that is NOT pro life does Not have the Spirit of The Lord Jesus Christ within them


35 posted on 04/11/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: exnavy
The media is so corrupt, anyone of that caliber that is on the platform will be demonized and castigated and run down until the communists win again.

Yeah, so what?

What are you going to do, curl up in the corner, give up, and cry?

Get up off of your knees and start fighting.

This type of attitude is EXACTLY what the left wants you channeling.

Knock it off!
36 posted on 04/11/2013 7:13:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No question that Sarah Palin would be up to the job in every way. Whether the American electorate is up to choosing her is the question. And it is increasingly clear that the GOP is too corrupt to choose a strong, honest, intelligent, incorruptible leader like Sarah. They prefer their pork and perks and have completely abandoned the principles they once stood for.

Well, it took extraordinary circumstances to get Maggie Thatcher into office, and the Conservative Party kicked her back out as soon as they could. Still, she put England back on its feet and played her part in ending the Cold War.


37 posted on 04/11/2013 7:24:15 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KC_Lion

Fingers crossed and prayers out that she will be more involved this next go around ;)


38 posted on 04/11/2013 7:35:41 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: onyx

You forgot me, hon ;)

I’m still here... just mostly lurking (under radar) lately..


39 posted on 04/11/2013 7:38:18 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: SoConPubbie

Pack sand .


40 posted on 04/11/2013 7:39:03 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Cicero

Tea Party political party.


41 posted on 04/11/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: onyx

Just read my tag,i’m not confused in the least!


42 posted on 04/11/2013 8:13:35 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: heshtesh

I’m smiling, and I’m in full agreement with you.

God bless.


43 posted on 04/11/2013 9:41:14 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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“In Republican circles there’s great nostalgia for Ronald Reagan. Thatcher is seen as sort of Reagan’s sidekick, an ally in promoting democratic capitalism and taking a firm stance against Soviet expansionism...”

Must dispute this claim of Reagan Republicans. As a Thatcher Conservative it is clear to me that Reagan was her sidekick. ;-)

All joking aside, the two stood together, and the world was better for it. In terms of who stands as America’s Thatcher today, Rand Paul shows a lot of potential. He needs to wise up a bit on international policy - the world is a dangerous place - but he strikes me as more mainstream than his father, yet principled enough to follow through with necessary cuts to the domestic budget in order save America’s long-term economic health. More importantly, he would save your Constitution from creeping cultural Marxism.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 9:41:51 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Rand/Rubio for some R&R from change.)
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Speaking of proper English, I have never heard Ann Coulter speak English. Rather she speaks a dialect known as New England Colonial. So she ought not cast aspersions upon Governor Palin’s dialect.

Regardless, it is clear to me while Baroness Thatcher and Governor Palin spoke different dialects, they speak the same language. It is that of courage of one’s conservative conviction.


45 posted on 04/11/2013 10:00:15 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Rand/Rubio for some R&R from change.)
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To: onyx
We have three of us who see her.

Four

46 posted on 04/11/2013 11:09:59 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: onyx
We have three of us who see her.

Make that four! I have absolutely NO interest in typical GOP types, be it Rubio or whomever. They may be fine where they are at right now but they don't have what it takes to cure what ails us.

47 posted on 04/11/2013 11:12:10 PM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: jimsin
and achieves Ann's status and popularity...

You mean she has to date Bill Maher? Hope not let this one can keep him.


48 posted on 04/11/2013 11:17:42 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
she speaks a dialect known as New England Colonial.

Shouting is rarely articulate, and they complain that Sarah sounds like a woman.

49 posted on 04/11/2013 11:22:17 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

God bless and keep you.

GOOD to see you, itsahoot!!


50 posted on 04/11/2013 11:23:09 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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