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Sources: Menendez holding up vote on resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher
The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2013 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 04/15/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is holding up a vote in the U.S. Senate on a resolution honoring Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom who died last week after suffering a stroke, multiple sources tell The Daily Caller.

While the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring Thatcher last week, Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, objects to some of the language proposed by Republicans in the Senate’s version, sources said.

A copy of the proposed resolution, which would be offered by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, honors “the life, legacy, and example of British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher.”

Another source said Democrats want to “black out everything but a few lines acknowledging her service as prime minister.”

Reacting to the news, conservatives slammed Menendez.

“I don’t know if he’s blocking the Thatcher resolution because he likes Socialism or because he holds women in such low regard, but Senator Menendez should drop his objections immediately,” Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; margaretthatcher; menendez; newjersey; thatcher
Just like those who attended the celebrations in Britain and elsewhere.
1 posted on 04/15/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats are the ill wind that blows.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 8:18:50 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This more than anything shows the contempt that the Dems have for the USA. The LORD judge them all.
3 posted on 04/15/2013 8:20:15 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: rockinqsranch

Democrats definitely blow.


4 posted on 04/15/2013 8:22:11 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only in the democrat party could an abhorrent little scumbag like Menendez still have a career.

Be proud, Jersey.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 8:26:03 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is absolutely no legitimate reason to stall such a vote. Honor her and keep your stupid petty gripes to yourself, Bob.

What a jerk.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 8:29:32 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

The problem is that Menendez doesn’t realize that women over the age of 15 exist, so he was like, ‘Margaret who?’


7 posted on 04/15/2013 8:30:11 PM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

***Government should fear the people alert***


8 posted on 04/15/2013 8:34:28 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now what else would you expect. Understand the government we have today is worse than the USSR.


9 posted on 04/15/2013 8:52:43 PM PDT by Digger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I don’t know if he’s blocking the Thatcher resolution because he likes Socialism or because he holds women in such low regard

Just the ones over thirteen.

10 posted on 04/15/2013 8:54:08 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a wicked, evil S.O.B.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 10:10:12 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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To: Olog-hai

“This more than anything shows the contempt that the Dems have for the USA”

Huh? Thatcher wasn’t a USican.

Why do we care what Congress honors, by the way? As if she’s unhonored so long as that den of thieves refuses to honor her. I say we hold the empty, symbolic gestures while we’re trillions in debt, or forever, maybe.


12 posted on 04/15/2013 11:03:05 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: samadams2000

“Government should fear the people alert”

Gubmint should fear our wrath on behalf of the former head of some foreign gubmint a while ago? Why do we have to hold the standard for one politician against a bunch of other politicians. Don’t “the people” have more important issues to scare gubmint over?


13 posted on 04/15/2013 11:05:40 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I didn’t say “contempt for Thatcher”. If the Dems won’t honor an ally, it shows the contempt they hold for this land especially by debasing it. And this is an act of debasement, just like when they attempted to remove God from their party platform.


14 posted on 04/15/2013 11:07:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“I didn’t say ‘contempt for Thatcher’”

I know. You said holding up a vote honoring Thatcher demonstrates the contempt Dems have for the USA. But I can’t see how it could, unless you think Thatcher somehow represents something essential about the USA. Which I can’t see. Actually, it would seem to imply that she had done a poor job as prime minister of her country, if what she is essentially in the cast of another country. It would be as if she were what lefty Brits accused Tony Blair of being, namely our lapdog.

“If the Dems won’t honor an ally”

You seem to shift ground, here. Nevermind failing to honor an ally never possibly amounting to show the Dems’ contempt “more than anything.” I can see a million more obvious proofs of their contempt for our country, or at least our country as it used to be, than the rebuking of a former ally. You are off the deep end, equating the snubbing of an ally with contempt for country. There is no identity of allies. We are not them; they are not us.

Some make much of transatlantic sympathy. There are still and used to be many more fanatics for the “Anglo-American Alliance.” They were apt to be of that party you mentioned as having contempt for this country, or to be what we term “neoconservatives,” which I don’t closely associate with the essential USA.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 11:22:07 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

I am not shifting ground; I’m clarifying. The way I see it, to be so low as to snub an ally is to also dishonor one’s own country. There are certainly numerous other instances of the Dems displaying contempt for the USA, but this is the one that applies in this thread.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 11:24:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“just like they when they attempted to remove God from their party platform.”

There’re better grounds for asserting denial of God is contempt for the USA than is not honoring Thatcher. God, at least, appears in the document announcing the divorce of various of our states from the country Thatcher actually represents.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 11:26:32 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I don’t know if he’s blocking the Thatcher resolution because he likes Socialism or because he holds women in such low regard, but Senator Menendez should drop his objections immediately,”

Let's see. Menendez sleeps with underage prostitutes. In what kind of regard should we THINK he holds women?

18 posted on 04/15/2013 11:27:31 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Olog-hai

“to be so low as to snub an ally is to also dishonor one’s own country.”

I disagree. Especially considering she wasn’t a wartime ally, or anything of the nature. In any case you can’t possibly assert that snubbing an ally shows your contempt for this country “more than anything” else. That’s absurd.


19 posted on 04/15/2013 11:28:53 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane

You seem to be very literal-minded tonight. You assembling a scale of Democratic Party atrocities? If so, you can put slighting allies anywhere you feel it belongs on it; I won’t complain if it’s not on top. I might even agree with your list placement.

And actually, we were indeed wartime allies when it came to the Falklands War. The USA gave the UK material support; both the House and the Senate approved that move.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 12:31:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tublecane

You have no idea, as to IA operations, that reopened under Lady Thatcher. What’s your deal, yobbie.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 12:42:19 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honor is an attribute that will never be attached to a low-life hack such as he.


22 posted on 04/16/2013 1:53:03 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will be sending a note to “My” Senator shortly...


23 posted on 04/16/2013 3:00:38 AM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: onyx

What’s up with his War on Women? First he won’t pay his underage prostitutes, now he won’t honor a powerful woman....

Why do democrats hate non lesbian women?


24 posted on 04/16/2013 3:57:15 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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