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Democrats Block Resolution Honoring Margaret Thatcher

A few days ago, the Mental Recession had the privilege of taking a brief moment to honor Britain’s Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, upon hearing the news of her passing.

Britain’s first female Prime Minister, a leader who stood alongside President Reagan and Pope John Paul II to bring down the Soviet Union and defeat communism at its peak, has died.

Thatcher led the UK out of economic stagnation by moving away from socialism and toward a more freedom influenced model.

She is considered Britain’s greatest peacetime leader.  The world lost a leader among leaders today.

Thatcher, you would think, is the type of transcendent leader that individuals on both sides of the aisle could celebrate.

But nay, defeating communism, leading her country out of economic despair, and celebrating freedom, are not things that Democrats want to rally around.

Via Heritage Action (h/t Gateway Pundit):

One would naturally think it impossible that anyone would hesitate – even for an instant – to honor the woman who tackled communism head on as prime minister of Great Britain. Lady Margaret Thatcher was a principled politician who helped to foster the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States that we all benefit from today.

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?

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.

Those actions were a fitting response to the death of one of the world’s greatest post-World War II leaders.

Of course, Democrats are typically a tough sell when it comes to honoring greatness.  After all, this is the same party that voted to kick God out of their official party platform three separate times.


The Republican controlled House voted to honor Thatcher yesterday.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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