2013-04-18 Meakem Minute – Obama Sends No Envoy to Thatcher Funeral

Even before the Boston Marathon Bombing, President Obama decided he was just too busy to send a senior official to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

An Obama spokesperson said, “this is a week when there is a lot of movement on Capitol Hill on gun control issues.”

What? Gun control is taking up so much of Obama’s time that he can’t send a senior official to honor one of America’s staunchest allies?

The UK’s Daily Mail called Obama’s decision a “snub to Thatcher,” and reported that British politicians were “surprised and disappointed.”

Margaret Thatcher was instrumental in FREEING hundreds of millions of people from communist tyranny and socialist oppression. She saved Britain from economic ruin.

So let the record be clear, our President is busy pursuing his own oppressive socialist agenda and refuses to honor Britain’s Iron Lady.

Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals, our states, and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc – which he founded in 1995, took public in 1999, and sold to Ariba in 2004. In 2006, Glen co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a firm that invests in early stage start up companies. Concerned about the liberal political agenda that has gripped the United States and his home state of Pennsylvania, Glen launched the radio program, “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” in 2008.  More recently, Glen has founded and is the Chief Executive Officer of a new internet company called Forever.com.  Glen served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve and is a veteran of the First Gulf War. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from Harvard Business School. For more information about the Glen Meakem on the Weekend Radio Program, or to read Glen’s blog, please visit http://glenmeakem.com.


Comment from glenmeakem
Time: April 22, 2013, 7:42 am

Members of former President Ronald Reagan’s administration are not senior Obama Administration officials, and the U.K. Ambassador is not a White House delegation. While President Obama did offer a nice statement regarding Lady Thatcher, his decision to refrain from sending a White House delegation to her funeral – citing a busy week in U.S. politics – upset her allies in the British government. See the Daily Mail link in the original post.

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