Dear United Kingdom

To: The entire sane population of the United Kingdom
From: Mitch Berg, chagrinned Yank
Re: Apology

Dear UK,

My condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Thatcher, a great influence on me as a conservative.

Please accept my apologies for my fifty-odd depraved countrymen who have disgraced our nation’s upper legislative chamber:

A Senate resolution to honor Lady Thatcher was supposed to pass last night. However, per well placed sources on the Hill, Democrats have a hold on the resolution.

To refuse to honor a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful. One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause? Her unfaltering commitment to freedom? Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?

Our lower chamber followed the usual protocol:

The House used traditional bereavement procedures, the same model they used for John F. Kennedy. It’s a simple, solemn means of honoring the individual by passing a resolution and immediately adjourning. Similarly, Great Britain’s House of Commons was recalled, bringing members of Parliament back from vacation to honor Lady Thatcher.

How to explain this in British terms?  Hmm.  Democrats are to conservative women what Roundheads were to Catholics, maybe?

5 thoughts on “Dear United Kingdom

  1. Not to worry, Mitch (or should that be no worries, mate?). Just as the Lefty’s routinely cherry pick quotes by Eisenhower (military-industrial complex) and Reagan (Social Security’s effect on the deficit), soon they will be cherry picking quotes of Lady Thatcher to prove their point that todays right of center views wouldn’t be recognized by Conservative standard bearers of the past who happen to be dead now. Because there hasn’t been a great orator on their side in quite a while (Kennedy – ahsk naht what yawr country can do for you… typical Lefty – yeah, Jack, you want to STFU!?!) appropriating statements from the other side is the best they can do. I’m sure there is a term in logic and in Latin for this, but damned if I know what it is.

  2. seflores,
    I too notice the love of progressive degenerates for quoting eisenhower re: the militare-industrial complex, but like vampires with garlic they shy away this other prescient quote from the same speech:

    “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

    (speaking of progressive degenerates, DG where’s your homework)

  3. Correct. Ike’s speach was more about special interests controlling and promoting Big Gov’t spending.

    His speach applies to Solyndra. University of Minnesota. And a slew of other massive programs to enrich those with ties to government.

  4. In many ways we are much alike the British.

    Of course the Democrats must refuse to honor the death of a prominent woman – she was the British equivalent to a Republican. I would like to hear President Obama’s public opinion.

    Currently, the original version of “Ding Dong (the Witch is Dead)” is receiving a great deal of English air-play and the BBC is wrestling with not allowing this to continue (like they did with “God Save the Queen” in response to some royal event a while back).

    While I kind of liked the re-make (The Fifth Estate’s 1967’s [?] release), the intent of the renewed attention to the song is clear. Bad Conservative, rules of British civility and restraint don’t apply.

    Sadly, even over there, it is the job of the conservatives to be the adult, the bigger person, the custodial parent, as opposed to the liberal’s free-for-all, party time, no restraint – low information, spoiled kid on shared custody weekend with the fun dad.

    Even more sad, I’d bet that most of those buying the “record”, singing the song, and disparaging Margaret Thatcher have no idea why. Like over here, too.

  5. Whether one chooses to romanticize Margaret Thatcher or demonize her, there is no escaping the immense role she played in shaping the latter part of the 20th century.

    “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
    Margaret Thatcher

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