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Rush Limbaugh: Wrong on Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin (The Guardian strikes back!)
The Guardian ^ | Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Nicholas Watt

Posted on 06/08/2011 6:45:20 PM PDT by kristinn

Rush Limbaugh the US conservative radio host, was angry on Wednesday after I blogged that Margaret Thatcher would not receive Sarah Palin if the darling of the Tea Party movement visits London in July.

Limbaugh opened his show with a lengthy denunciation of the Guardian after I quoted an ally of Thatcher on Tuesday describing Palin as "nuts".

SNIP

Members of the Thatcher circle are highly protective of the former prime minister, 86, who has suffered from dementia for some years. They ration her appearances with great care and are careful to ensure that she is not used by unsuitable politicians. This is why they feel so strongly that Thatcher should not meet Palin: they believe it would be beneath the dignity of the Iron Lady to meet such a lightweight figure who would use the meeting to burnish her credentials as the keeper of the Reagan flame.

The Thatcher ally quoted in my original blog told me on Wednesday that members of her circle were standing by their decision after the description of Palin as "nuts" was reported in the US. This is what the ally told me on Wednesday:

"Margaret will not be meeting Sarah Palin. If necessary we will make sure that Margaret has an off day when Palin is in London."

SNIP

The lesson is clear. Report people's real thoughts about Palin with care or Rush Limbaugh will take a run at you with his cigar.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; margaretthatcher; palin; rush; rushlimbaugh; sarahpalin; thatcher

1 posted on 06/08/2011 6:45:27 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I believe Limbaugh. But not the ultra-left-wing British rag The Guardian.


2 posted on 06/08/2011 6:47:18 PM PDT by Blennos
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To: kristinn

if this turns out to be so, it is a shame the Grand Margaret Thatcher fell into such unsuitable caretakers in her later years. Not fitting for a woman who made such a contribution to the same movement as Palin is today.


3 posted on 06/08/2011 6:50:47 PM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: kristinn

Nicholas Watt has already gotten too much attention.


4 posted on 06/08/2011 6:50:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Blennos

“I believe Limbaugh. But not the ultra-left-wing British rag The Guardian.”
____________________________________________

Yes, The Guardian is the New York Slimes of London.

I am listening to Rush (24/7) as I type this post, 9:40 AM Th here.


5 posted on 06/08/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: kristinn

Those were the days, we had Ronnie and they had Maggie.


6 posted on 06/08/2011 7:01:08 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On!.................Saracuda 2012)
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To: kristinn

The only lightweights are the Brits who have rolled over and allowed their country to be raped by Muslims.


7 posted on 06/08/2011 7:06:45 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Blennos

I believe that someone who thinks they know Thatcher said Pail in nuts. But as they said, Lady Thatcher is suffering from dementia and does not know what she is saying anymore.


8 posted on 06/08/2011 7:09:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: kristinn
I wonder if Ronald Reagan were still alive, Nancy Reagan would've kept Sarah Palin away him.

I think she probably would have blocked Palin from access to Reagan.

Whereas Reagan himself would almost certainly have been delighted with Sarah Palin, if he had been able to meet her before he went into decline due to Alzheimer's.

9 posted on 06/08/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: kristinn
I wonder if Ronald Reagan were still alive, Nancy Reagan would've kept Sarah Palin away him.

I think she probably would have blocked Palin from access to Reagan.

Whereas Reagan himself would almost certainly have been delighted with Sarah Palin, if he had been able to meet her before he went into decline due to Alzheimer's.

10 posted on 06/08/2011 7:19:15 PM PDT by shhrubbery!
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Sorry for double post.


11 posted on 06/08/2011 7:20:01 PM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: kristinn

Wow. I expect Thatcher, if she were in her right mind, would love to meet Sarah. I also expect Sarah wanted to meet her based on her respect and admiration for Thatcher.

However, the various “handlers” around Thatcher are all clearly delusional, so it’s best the situation be avoided at this point. ;-P


12 posted on 06/08/2011 7:23:00 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: shhrubbery!

Reagan would have been totally enamoured.


13 posted on 06/08/2011 7:24:43 PM PDT by gatorhead
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To: kristinn

Sarah announced that was invited by someone to meet Lady Thatchers last year before a scheduling conflict ended that and apparently now Sarah last week sounded confident that she has plans to possibly meet Lady Thatcher if she was in better health, next month. So Sarah said this publicly but others so called “inner circle” are Thatcher are saying these things “anonymously”.....hmmm!


14 posted on 06/08/2011 7:24:57 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: kristinn

Then I guess Palin won’t be meeting with Lady Thatcher when she visits London. Palin shouldn’t have made any pronouncements until she was able to work something out.


15 posted on 06/08/2011 7:29:26 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: kristinn

“Members of the Thatcher circle are highly protective of the former prime minister, 86, who has suffered from dementia for some years. They ration her appearances with great care and are careful to ensure that she is not used by unsuitable politicians.”

I think they sort of destroyed the whole purpose of their own article and control racket. Leftist are the most clever imbeciles in human history.


16 posted on 06/08/2011 7:31:41 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: kristinn

It’s revenge,that’s what it is.The Left Maggie once despised are her “handlers” now.


17 posted on 06/08/2011 7:32:06 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("The Face of The Party" Pervert Wiener is only one of many Democrat "members.")
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To: Bigtigermike

I thought they met a couple of years ago.......I’m not sure though.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 7:36:56 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: ilgipper
it is a shame the Grand Margaret Thatcher fell into such unsuitable caretakers in her later years

The British SAS need to make a strike...take out the miscreant caretakers and transport Lady "Belgrado" Thatcher to a place where she gets the loving care and attention she needs.

19 posted on 06/08/2011 7:37:20 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: BufordP

Well like the Rolling Thunder. She was invited by someone claiming to have authority. She announced it. Then gets blasted by a lefty other officer who did not know his buddy had invited her. Gives the left and media a chance to freely tee-off on Sarah, but she just keeps on a comin’


20 posted on 06/08/2011 7:37:55 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: BufordP

When did Palin make any pronouncements about meeting Thatcher?


21 posted on 06/08/2011 7:38:38 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: kristinn
The only wish we were light weight politicians. The real heavy weights are only interested in ‘showing their stuff’, not anything to do with running the gov’t.

And I doubt that any president has known everything about everything. I look at the kind of people they get their info from. Obama has failed in the category, categorically!

22 posted on 06/08/2011 7:39:50 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Blennos

It’s Rush over the idiots at the Guardian any day. Who else but a newspaper hires those of no intellect?

Oops, forgot.

Obama.


23 posted on 06/08/2011 7:41:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kristinn

IIRC Sarah Palin stated how much she admired Margaret Thatcher, and mused that IF she was willing to give her audience she would very much like to visit her when she is in London.

IIRC that’s all she said, so what is the big deal?


24 posted on 06/08/2011 7:41:36 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kristinn

Well, it is true that Tories think most Americans are nutters. American Conservatives do not have much in common with their English counterparts. I doubt they had a very good opinion of Reagan either until his policies proved successful, and of course George Bush had a closer friend in Blair than in anyone on the other side of the House. What angers me is the vulger slap at Palin by the leeches around Thatcher. All they had to do is tell Palin people that she was unable to see anyone. But they just HAVE to meddle in American politics, something about which they know little.


25 posted on 06/08/2011 7:43:58 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: kristinn

Thatcher has had a series of small strokes over the last 10 years. She had has a fall not long ago where she broke her arm, and she had to be told her children’s names, and also had to be reminded that her husband Dennis had long since passed away.

That said, Palin is no Thatcher. Sarah Palin is only potential at this stage; Margaret Thatcher actually had the experience of leading a nation for almost 12 years. Thatcher actually stopped and reversed flat out Socialism in Britain. Palin is only an aspirant at this stage. Thatcher has actually walked the walk. Once Palin actually does, then the comparisons can flow. They have no merit at this point.


26 posted on 06/08/2011 7:44:43 PM PDT by antonico
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To: kristinn
Ok, I left out part. Why are the women, light weights, stupid, uninformed, but never a specific arguement about issues. That ‘discussion’ about Paul Revere, don't they have anything more current than that. And is there no other policitian who hasn't taken a bit of license to interpret a piece of history. This is about men who don't like women being strong politicians, period.

Well how about a few men standing up and being a strong conservation willing to stick to his convictions and not waver in front of a camera, HuH?

27 posted on 06/08/2011 7:45:51 PM PDT by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: kristinn
"Margaret will not be meeting Sarah Palin. If necessary we will make sure that Margaret has an off day when Palin is in London."

This gatekeeper sounds a little concerned that Margaret Thatcher would actually welcome and receive Sarah Palin, fretting over the possible necessity of whisking her away from the premises as he does.

28 posted on 06/08/2011 7:48:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: free me

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/06/visit-london-palin-meet


29 posted on 06/08/2011 7:51:21 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: antonico
Nobody SAID Sarah was Maggie Thatcher!
She and Lady Thatcher have a lot in common as they are both conservative women and at this stage that's plenty.
BUT NOBODY SAID PALIN WAS MAGGIE THATCHER!

What,are you another Romney droid looking for any excuse to bash Palin too?

30 posted on 06/08/2011 7:53:12 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("The Face of The Party" Pervert Wiener is only one of many Democrat "members.")
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To: antonico
Whoa Sparky. Take them off, untie them and put them back on.

I haven't seen anyone compare Palin's accomplishments to Lady Thatcher. The spirit, drive, the philosophy and the right person at the right time in history, perhaps, but not the accomplishments.

31 posted on 06/08/2011 7:53:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: shalom aleichem

I’m glad you cleared that up. So it’s on? Good deal.


32 posted on 06/08/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: kristinn
From the text. Rush Limbaugh the US conservative radio host, was angry on Wednesday after I blogged that Magaret Thatcher would not receive Sarah Palin.....

I had listened to the initial statement by Rush Limbaugh. Angry? on the contrary. Rush mentioned the times that he was with Margaret Thatcher. This included his driving a golf cart around with Mrs Thatcher Stateside. There was indeed a tone of some regret by Rush, regret that people could be so obtuse (not his word).

He then said that at all times Mrs Thatcher retained a dignified composure and did not even say hurtful things about those she obviously was against. It was not simply her character.

Altogether a masterful commentary by Rush and well done. Not so dignified myself and working class, I would describe all and sundry with their denigration of Sarah.

Miserable lying sods!

33 posted on 06/08/2011 7:54:18 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: kristinn
"Margaret will not be meeting Sarah Palin. If necessary we will make sure that Margaret has an off day when Palin is in London."

A statement that doesn't even make sense on its face because Thatcher doesn't make public appearances at all anymore: she has "on days". But then, what would we expect from an anonymous source?

34 posted on 06/08/2011 7:55:41 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: antonico

Um, no. Palin turned around Alaska. The governor of Alaska has powers that no other governor has. They are the CEO. Palin broke the oil and good ole boy network. In Aug 2008 she had a 88% approval from the voters.


35 posted on 06/08/2011 8:02:02 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: eclecticEel

Really,the Democrats have oodles of “anonymous Republican sources” up their butts to bash conservatives with...
Same with the Brits too apparently.


36 posted on 06/08/2011 8:04:27 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("The Face of The Party" Pervert Wiener is only one of many Democrat "members.")
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To: BufordP
From your unconfirmed report:

"I love London and England ... We hope to be able to visit soon. I'd like to meet with Margaret Thatcher."

This is not a pronouncement.

pronouncement [prəˈnaʊnsmənt]

n 1. an official or authoritative statement or announcement
2. the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally

In fact Palin has never said she was going to meet Thatcher.

37 posted on 06/08/2011 8:14:27 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: kristinn
Rush is right 98.7% of the time and I trust Rush... calling Palin a “lightweight” was the communist buzz word that proved this nothing more than leftist dribble from someone that anyone close to Thatcher would spit in the face of.

LLS

38 posted on 06/08/2011 8:20:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: RobbyS

There is a greater chance that no one around Thatcher said anything. The Brit libs lie more than the slimes... watch the BBC and see what I mean.

LLS


39 posted on 06/08/2011 8:25:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: Happy Rain
The Left Maggie once despised are her “handlers” now.

Sadly in her old age the Right has abandoned her.

40 posted on 06/08/2011 8:29:51 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: BufordP

The original article appears to have been scrubbed from the Daily Mail. Here’s a summary of it from the AOLingtonPost:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/14/sarah-palin-margaret-that_n_611561.html


41 posted on 06/08/2011 8:33:52 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Wouldn’t bet on it. Really, the Tories are generally more anti-American than anyone to the immediate right of readers the Guardian or the Independent.


42 posted on 06/08/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: ilgipper
You think she should be wheeled out as a prop for Palin?

Disgusting!

43 posted on 06/08/2011 8:39:59 PM PDT by newzjunkey (we don't need to exchange one cult leader for another)
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To: newzjunkey

Seriously? Palin has viewed Thatcher as a role model for much of her life and has long planned for such a meeting. They are ideologically very similar. She was talking about the invitation to meet Thatcher over a year ago.


44 posted on 06/08/2011 8:54:19 PM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: kristinn
to ensure that she is not used by unsuitable politicians

Gee, no bias there. I've been assured by anonymous sources that Nicholas Watt is nuttier than a sh!thouse rat.

45 posted on 06/08/2011 9:07:14 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

They should not have shared that, regardless of the capacity in which they presume to serve Mrs. Thatcher.


46 posted on 06/08/2011 11:17:46 PM PDT by des
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To: des

And Sarah Palin should shut up about it.


47 posted on 06/08/2011 11:32:38 PM PDT by des
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To: free me
Ugh, ya got me!

FYI: If you make a statement to a journalist for the print and broadcast news, Rush Limbaugh devotes an hour to it on his show, and it becomes the talk around town - it's a pronouncement.

48 posted on 06/09/2011 3:07:47 AM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Your article references a planned visit last year that never happened. Posted: 06-14-10 05:27 PM. I’m assuming you think that offer still stands. It seems not.


49 posted on 06/09/2011 3:19:33 AM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: BufordP

“I’d like to meet Thatcher” isn’t a pronouncement no matter how you spin it.

But your reply was pretty funny so I’m going to drop it.


50 posted on 06/09/2011 6:13:36 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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