Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Woman Who Saved Britain

As Margaret Thatcher is laid to rest today, Peter Foster reviews her legacy, closing with:
For the past two decades, there has been a persistent attempt by the left to parody her motivations, and unseat her from her rightful place in history. But whatever shenanigans the left may dream up for Wednesday, she will always be the Woman Who Saved Britain.
As for those leftist ingrates, Margaret Thatcher's attitude was:
“If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.”
“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.”
And on the left's obsession with her "divisiveness", she said: 
“Consensus: “The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in which no one believes, but to which no one objects; the process of avoiding the very issues that have to be solved, merely because you cannot get agreement on the way ahead. What great cause would have been fought and won under the banner: ‘I stand for consensus?”
Mark Steyn:
"... she arrived to address a small group at an English seaside resort to be greeted by enraged lefties chanting “Thatcher Thatcher Thatcher! Fascist fascist fascist!” She turned to her aide and cooed, “Oh, doesn’t it make you feel nostalgic?” She was said to be delighted to hear that a concession stand at last year’s Trades Union Congress was doing a brisk business in “Thatcher Death Party Packs,” almost a quarter-century after her departure from office."
R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher.

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