Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher (they hated Lady Thatcher too Sarah)
Posted on 06/08/2011 12:36:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Margaret Thatcher's political career has been one of the most remarkable of modern times. Born in October 1925 at Grantham, a small market town in eastern England, she rose to become the first (and for two decades the only) woman to lead a major Western democracy. She won three successive General Elections and served as British Prime Minister for more than eleven years (1979-90), a record unmatched in the twentieth century.
During her term of office she reshaped almost every aspect of British politics, reviving the economy, reforming outdated institutions, and reinvigorating the nation's foreign policy. She challenged and did much to overturn the psychology of decline which had become rooted in Britain since the Second World War, pursuing national recovery with striking energy and determination.
In the process, Margaret Thatcher became one of the founders, with Ronald Reagan, of a school of conservative conviction politics, which has had a powerful and enduring impact on politics in Britain and the United States and earned her a higher international profile than any British politician since Winston Churchill.
By successfully shifting British economic and foreign policy to the right, her governments helped to encourage wider international trends which broadened and deepened during the 1980s and 1990s, as the end of the Cold War, the spread of democracy, and the growth of free markets strengthened political and economic freedom in every continent.
For the last quarter century Margaret Thatcher has been one of the world's most influential and respected political leaders, as well as one of the most controversial, dynamic, and plain-spoken.
(Excerpt) Read more at margaretthatcher.org ...
Google Margaret Thatcher and "hate." The Left is still spewing hate for her. There are message boards where "kids" ask "Why?"
Strong, successful leaders, who do what must be done, are not loved by everyone.
The Left fears Sarah Palin will do what she says needs to be done.
If a woman says you "must NOT have this" or "you MUST spend that," or "why aren't you doing this" or "you could be working harder," it is harder to say they are mean. They sound more like they're being honest and doing it for your own good.
So far the Left has fallen short trying to find the poison-tipped arrow to kill Palin's potential presidential run.
It's interesting to see this "women hate Palin" play out today on Rush.
I challenge women to put up or shut up.
Stop sounding like junior high bitches and name reasons grown-ups can take seriously -- otherwise go get your nails done and leave this election to people who want to save the country. It's too important. If you can't think of your children and grandchildren PLEASE go watch OWN, where you can play at "caring." You are not conservatives if you are so stupid as to hate Sarah Palin because she uses her head and combs her hair and makes it look easy (is that it? She makes it look easy?) -- that she's a natural?
BRAVO! Mrs. RQSR.
I remember reading about her. She was known as The Iron Lady.
You will never know how much good you did.
God Bless Margaret (Iron Lady) Thatcher!
You can’t tell me (as Rush also says) that Lady Thatcher would call Sarah Palin “nutty.”
Some Margaret Thatcher quotes:
We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state.
Economics are the method; the object is to change the soul.
In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.
I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.
The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.
There is no such thing as Society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.
As God once said, and I think rightly...
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.
I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
U-turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. it’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark divisive clouds of Marxist socialism.
AND SHE WAS JUST WARMING UP!
Margaret Thatcher very much reminds me of Sarah Palin; and like Thatcher, Palin will make a very fine President (aka CEO) in America.
Margaret Thatcher, like Ronald Reagan, and Sarah Palin, came from the lower middle class and knew that thrift, education, and work were the only sources of real wealth. People with inherited wealth, like the Kennedys, Roosevelts, Rockefellers, Bushes, Mitt Romney, etc. do not know this. Who is the closest to Maggie and Ronaldus Magnus today? Probably Sarah Palin.
you forgot “gun owners, turn in all your center fire semi automatic rifles and shotguns with capacity of more than 2 rounds”
Would Sarah Palin tell you to turn in your guns?
Wonderful words of wisdom from the Iron Lady!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Saint Sarah is not even mentioned in this article.
HEY ELITIST GOP, ESTABLISHMENT TALK RADIO ETC, YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THIS QUOTE INSTEAD OF SUCKING UP TO THE MEDIA, THE LEFT AND THE HOMO AGENDA
Major differences between the two.
Nobody ever accused Margaret of being stunningly attractive.
Also nobody EVER succeeded in making her look stupid or unprepared in an interview. Anybody who tried promptly got his head and balls removed and handed to him.
I really wish Sarah was more like Margaret in the second area.
problem with socialism is that you out of other peoples money
Many of those quotes talk about taking a side and sticking with it unlike the GOP which seem to think they should appease the left, and the queers while trying to be liked by the media.
Look at Pawlenty for example, he was singing cap and trade etc but now he sees no one wants it and now states other popular comments in order to get elected
It is these kind of RINO scumbags which cannot be trusted just like Bush on immigration
Did you notice that the MSM tried to make anti-Palin hay when Lady Thatcher proved too weak and infirm to see her? The bastards!
Did you notice that the MSM tried to make anti-Palin hay when Lady Thatcher proved too weak and infirm to see her? The bastards!
“problem with socialism is that you run out of other peoples money”
The unvarnished truth!
They see the similarity too and the need to go negative.
I am sorry but you don’t know your history. Mrs Thatcher (as she was then) was derided as minister of education in Ted Heath’s government; “Thatcher the milk snatcher” she was called by the liberal media and the opposition. She later wrot that she learnt an important lesson: “I had incurred the maximum of political odium for the minimum of political benefit.”
There were other times when she wasn’t pitch perfect in interviews; no one is born an expert. Later on, however, when she had developed into a world leader no journalist ever came close to best her.
I guess she's more like Reagan in that area.
The key to Thatcher was political courage. Do I have to say anything else?
There you go being snippy.
you think of that comment and then combine this comment for the left.
the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting a different results.
so they keep trying their socialism and communism and then expect a different result and that result is might work one day.
It never does but as long as they can control the schools and media like the NAZIS did then they will always have a new generation to experiment on.
“Courage and Wisdom”
Qualities Rep Weiner would benefit from but never will.
Elites “know” they are smarter and they “know” the best way to control the population and keep it working for their greater good. Individuals have no importance in their thinking. They have to deceive to lead us to this utopia (a place that does not exist).
I agree, Palin is no Thatcher. It might be impossible to find someone comparable to Thatcher who is interested in running for President.
I remember watching an episode of "Cracker" where Robbie Coltrane's character blamed some youth's delinquency problems on "Thatcherism." I just about threw a brick through my tv screen. And lost all respect for Coltrane. Especially after he did another Cracker during the Iraq War which was basically an attack of George Bush. Brit lefty celebs are just as nutty or more than American leftist celebs.
When Palin was selected by McCain to be his running mate, she had not planned on any sort of national campaign. So naturally, like most other govs, she was not fully prepared for everything. Nobody can know all the details of what’s needed to know unless they’ve had at least a year of practicing for it. She didn’t have that luxury. If she announces for the presidency and cannot answer questions during the debates next year, that’s another matter. I would bet she will have all the answers at the debates.
Every other PM has had degrees in the Humanities (Gordon Brown) or Law (Tony Blair), or hasn't had a degree at all (John Major).
I don’t know how anyone can compare the two. Margaret Thatcher would never have said “golly gee” or “you betcha”, nor would she be stumped by a question from the dimwit Katie Couric, nor would she have lowered herself to respond to snarky remarks - especially not with juvenile comebacks.
Margaret Thatcher is a sophisticated, dignified, tough lady. SP is a lightweight, and I fail to see why people are so enthralled with her. If she can’t even answer a simple question about who her favorite founding father was, how is she going to survive on the campaign trail?
The Left will stoop to nothing to keep their agenda in place.
They’re vicious, lying thugs who want to put and keep people under their rule.
The Left works hard to define those who are so affective against them.
Exactly - I agree fully with your post. Let the contenders debate and then we'll see. (If she decides to run I too think she will have the best answers both in GOP debates and in the debates with Obama!!)
no, her thoughts on the 2A are very clear and I’m voting for her in the primary. maggie thatcher however, did tell me to turn them in in 1988 following the hungerford massacre. I kind of lost interest in her after that.
No, that was really, really stupid. Everyone knows that Lincoln wasn't one of the Founding Father....oh no, that wasn't Sarah Palin who said that, was it?
Who did she chose? FDR? Mentioning his televised speech to the nation as he ascended the presidency in 1932? No, that wasn't she either.
Hmm, so who did she chose, and why did she chose him? George Washington was her choice; the reluctant statesman; the man who had rather wanted to live a quiet life, but who was called by the Nation. The man who willingly resigned the reins of power rather than having to be forced from the "throne". Quite an interesting choice, and a very interesting reason for chosing him as her favourite Founding Father, wasn't it?
The Baronness is British. Governor Palin is American. Two countries separated by a common language.
I’m voting for an American, not a Brit. You betcha!
This is the key:
“In the process, Margaret Thatcher became one of the founders, with Ronald Reagan, of a school of conservative conviction politics, which has had a powerful and enduring impact on politics in Britain and the United States...”
We’re building on that foundation, but we have too many who want instant gratification. It doesn’t work that way.
In November 2010, we elected more than 700 patriots to state legislatures. The fruit of that planting is seen in all the brushfires set by state legislatures these past 6 months.
We’re not going to roll back 100 years of fascist Marxism in 6 months. It takes patience, planning, organizing and finding leadership to conquer tyranny.
And you, Cincinatus’ Wife, are part of that slow but inexorable evolution back towards freedom. Your posts are excellent. I got your point, back or flank, wherever you need me.
You can fight like a girl - a T-shirt I’m starting see young ladies wear - and I’ll back these women.
Those leaders who followed seem intent on helping the beast back onto its feet.
She said George Washington? Are you sure? I believe her answer was “All of them.” Am I wrong?
PALIN: You know, well, all of them because they came collectively together with so much diversity in terms of belief but collectively they came together to form this union.
Bullcrap, Beck retorted. Whos your favorite? Palin then finally settled on George Washington because he returned power to the people and then went back to Mount Vernon to farm. Beck agreed:
PALIN: They were led by, of course, George Washington. So hes got to rise to the top. Washington was the consummate statesman. He served, he turned power to the people. He didnt want to be a king. He returned power to the people. Then he went back to Mount Vernon. He went back to his farm. He was almost reluctant to serve as president too and thats who you need to find to serve in government, in a bureaucracy those who you know will serve for the right reasons because theyre reluctant to get out there and seek a limelight and seek power. Theyre doing it for the people, that was George Washington.
BECK: He is my favorite for that reason as well.
Thank you sergeantdave.
I appreciate that very much.