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Old April 9 2013, 12:14 AM   #68
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Re: Margaret Thatcher dead at 87

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It does seem appropriate to comment on her political career. She was a charmless, graceless version of Reagan. Since all Reagan had was movie star charisma, the less attractive, dowdy Thatcher had an amazing career in getting elected in the first place. She couldn't even fake being nice but the English still elected her! What does that say about them?
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.
--Margaret Thatcher.

I love how you declare you're going to comment on her political career before attacking her appearance and charisma.

My second sentence highlighted one of the vilest acts of her public career. It is dishonest to imply otherwise. Apparently you can't even admire the scumbag without picking up some slime.

Also, I wrote ""...version of Reagan..."

Since you need things spelled out... Reagan was a colossal fraud, hiding viciously reactionary attitudes behind sentimental glop, sound bites and an army of lies. He had no ideas, just self-appointed enemies. His world view expressed a mixture of rank superstition and big business boosterism. He had nary a notion of governance even by bourgois standards, but was merely a poseur, an unctuous salesman whose moral principles were no grander than the Borax he touted on Death Valley Days, although considerably less useful. His life is an argument for the thesis that political conservatism is a species of mental illness, where the psychosexual traumas of a failed adult are miraculously expiated in the invocation of a fantasy of what a dullard child imagined the world to be when he (or she) was young.

Margaret Thatcher was filth.
Still, my point remains that you highlight her perceived unattractiveness quite a lot. Do you consider yourself a feminist?

I suppose one can't expect a reasonable view from someone whose avatar is a hammer and sickle. If it wasn't for her, the USSR might have limped on for a few more years.

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Thanks to this I had a very busy day at work
I'm intrigued. What do you do? Media?
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