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April 8, 2013 - 9:18 am

Donna Brazile is living proof it doesn’t take much knowledge of the world, history or really anything but grievance politics to rise far in today’s Democratic Party. In February the big time Democrat tweeted her shock and dismay that her health insurance premiums suddenly cost more despite the magic of ObamaCare. Today, she tweeted this in reaction to the news that former British PM Margaret Thatcher had passed away.

The Great Britain that Thatcher inherited in 1979 was not so great at all. The Labour Party had dominated since the end of World War II, and had nationalized just about everything in sight. Unions dominated the economy, and the nation was in a state of decline so severe that many of its leaders wondered if its demise was inevitable. At the same time, the Soviet Union was on the march. It dominate Europe, its proxies in southeast Asia had just handed the United States a defeat in Vietnam, and it had invaded Afghanistan. That same year, Iran rejected the West and turned Islamist, providing yet another threat. When Argentina’s military junta challenged Britain’s claim to the Falkland Islands (which are overwhelmingly British) in 1982, Thatcher proved that democracies could still defend themselves decisively, at the same time proving that elected women leaders could face down and defeat male foes in military action.

Thatcher came into power before Ronald Reagan’s election, and led Great Britain back to greatness. She did it on her own. She was married, but Mr. Thatcher was not the source of her power at all, as Bill Clinton is the ultimate source of Hillary Clinton’s power in the US. Thatcher remains the only woman to hold the British prime ministership, and is regarded as one of the greatest if not the greatest British leaders of the modern era.

In answer to Brazile, Thatcher helped discredit statism, socialism, leftist feminism, communism, the prevailing belief at the time that the West was in irreversible decline, and before its time, Obamaism.

Other than that, Baroness Thatcher didn’t really do very much at all.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I could have done without the gratuitous cheap shot at Hillary Clinton.
1 year ago
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Margaret Thatcher is to Donna Brazile what Albert Einstein is to Homer Simpson.
1 year ago
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OK, what has Donna Brazile done to advance the United States of America and the world? Has she left lasting footprints for women in politics?

Here's a clue: running your mouth on Twitter doesn't count on either question!
1 year ago
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Ms. Brazile is yet but another useful idiot in the leftist army marching us straight to destruction. She was shocked that her healthcare premiums went up? I challenge her to name one (just one!) government program that has not cost more than was originally projected. Where has she been for the last 50 yrs?

Moreover, Ms. Brazile asks if the Iron Lady left lasting footprints for women in politics. This question illustrates the moronic agenda of the administration under which currently living (suffering?). Is the goal simply to get more women in politics or somehow make it easier for them? I remind Ms. Brazile that the goal of government isn't to involve more women, make it easier or anything else that fits into the leftist agenda, EXCEPT to SERVE THE PEOPLE. Government is supposed to be OF, BY & FOR THE PEOPLE, period. As Preston points out, devices of the left lead Britain to the brink of downfall, which is what leftist policy ALWAYS does - witness Detroit, California, New York, Illinois, et al.
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Well, just last month the Falkland Islanders voted 1513 to 3 to remain British. The Iron Lady's legacy lives on.

Although our Sun King, trying to gain some brownie points with Argentina, wrongly called the islands the Maldives, when he meant to say the Malvinas.

And the Iron Lady kept Bush 41 resolute when Irag invaded Kuwait. A lesser leader would have let Saddam Hussein walk all over the Middle East. The current situation with Iran is a picnic compared to what an expansionist Iraq would look like.

Economics, standing up to Totalitarianism, really, the list is a long one.

Ms Brazile is roughly my age - was she just asleep during the 1980's?
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