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POLITICO Writer Sinks to New Low





The news of Lady Thatcher’s death impacted many good conservatives today who look to her history for the answers our country needs in facing its biggest problems today.  As such, we here at C4P shared some of our favorite quotes, memories, and videos of the Iron Lady.  In addition to that, Governor Palin wrote a beautiful piece at National Review describing the challenges Thatcher overcame with her principles that remained iron solid against all odds.

While there are those out there who will use this sad day to remember and respect, sadly, there are those so driven by their hate and fear of modern-day conservatives that they’ll use it as ammo.

Such is the case over at Politico.  In a four-paragraph rambling, Kevin Robillard uses the death of one of Britain’s most cherished Prime Ministers to rehash a story meant to portray Governor Palin in an unkind way.  Last year, a lefty journalist writing for Britain’s equivalent to the Enquirer reported that an anonymous source close to Thatcher claimed the former Prime Minister spoke very unkindly (and unintelligent) about Governor Palin in private.

The rumor was immediately put to rest in places like here and here where actual sources were identified and quoted.

Of course, we’re used to this type of "me-too" journalism with regard to Governor Palin.  One journalist hates and fears her so much that they’ll work overtime manufacturing untrue narratives, and someone like Robillard comes around and says "me too!"  It’s unkind to associate disgusting smears of Governor Palin to a former Prime Minister.  Since we know Margaret Thatcher put up with similar tactics in her time, we can all but expect them to continue on Governor Palin.

But the fact that Robillard and Politico would actually diminish Margaret Thatcher’s legacy and use her death as a cheap ploy to rehash debunked Palin-smear makes them about as credible (and just as desperate) as the tabloid writers responsible for it in the first place.

Absolutely disgusting.



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  • mich mccormick

    Good work, Steve!

  • Quiet_Righty

    EDIT: Next to Politico, Ann Coulter sounds only mildly thoughtless and rude.

    • TENCOLE

      Well, you kind of expect those things from Politico…….but not from supposedly "one of our own".
      Coulter sure can hold a grudge. Ever since Palin took her "most hated conservative woman" title from her, ol’ Ann just doesn’t play nice.

      Don’t worry Coulter……now both Conservatives and liberals alike hate you.

  • Quiet_Righty

    As for what Sarah Palin studies today, Ann Coulter would not have a [bleep]ing clue.

    • senator20526

      Are you saying Stan Coulter is clueless? Is rain wet?

      • Quiet_Righty

        Oh, she’s smart alright. She just doesn’t know when to be silent.
        I think she’d be fine if the USA were run by a left-wing dictatorship (far beyond what we have today) as long as she had the opportunity to snark at everyone.

  • CBDenver

    Thanks for this post. Fighting back is what C4P does best.

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    The first person Politico thought of following Maggie Thatcher’s death was Sarah Palin. The first person they wrote about after Maggie’s death was Sarah Palin. The first thing Politico did following the death of Maggie Thatcher was to mimic the hostility of the British press against Maggie by trying to diminish Sarah.

    That tells us a lot about who haunts their nightmares and scares the hell out of them, just as Maggie concentrated the hostile attention of the entitled British blue bloods. As Maggie, herself, noted, they resort to personal attacks when they can’t argue the facts. Maggie stuck to the facts, ignored the attacks, and look what happened.

    We have someone just like that, right here. right now.

    • cuatrocinco45

      In a way it’s sad that certain folks are so obsessed with someone that they have to see everything that happens through some lens involving him or her.

      The first thing that someone can think of upon the passing of a true legend is "how can I attack Sarah Palin?". It’s a shame.

      I tried to think of someone similar to Thatcher but from the left and the closest I was able to find is Nelson Mandela. Similar in some ways, different in others. But regardless of his politics, the man is an iconic figure and one of the more important people of the 20th century.

      He’s also getting up there. Imagine if when the time comes and hopefully it’s not for a very long time yet, some writer uses the occasion to attack Barack Obama. It would be classless and tasteless.

      • senator20526

        They never sleep…I was over at NRO and there are some snarky comments about Sarah which I immediately answered…

        • lyndaaquarius

          they hate the "country class". The only inevitability in American politics is Sarah Palin’s victory.Bet on it.

    • conservativemama

      Say it loud Laddie! You are so right my friend.

  • nkthgreek

    And for Ann Coulter to get on the bandwagon as well. Sad.

  • DocBarry1

    Agree 100% disgusting someone needs to ask for a retraction

  • John_Frank

    FYI – Washington Post and Alaskan Daily News, in a report about the influence that Lady Thatcher had on American politics also published the bald faced lie about the alleged snub of Sarah Palin.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/08/5-moments-that-show-why-margaret-thatcher-mattered-in-american-politics/#comments

    http://www.adn.com/2013/04/08/2856556/5-moments-that-show-why-thatcher.html

    Item #5 is the bold faced lie.

    Margaret Thatcher did not ‘snub’ Sarah Palin: The truth about the Iron Lady and the former Governor of Alaska
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100092054/margaret-thatcher-did-not-‘snub’-sarah-palin-the-truth-about-the-iron-lady-and-the-former-governor-of-alaska/

    That WaPo and ADN would stoop to using the death of Lady Thatcher to lie about Sarah Palin is telling and IMV needs to be forcefully rebutted.

  • http://www.arizonarangerems.blogspot.com The Ranger

    Ah, yes…the same media who says the Governor is irrelevant still attacks her with the death of a politician who had left politics decades ago. Classy, liberals.

  • indemind

    Rush- " Where do you go, when you don’t need to know POLITICO."

  • n4cerinc

    Sad that many on our side are now catching on to Ann Coulter after joining her in the primaries and the general to bash conservatives. Sorry, many of us know a snake when we see one. I am not shocked at all. She was clueless about Christy, Romney and general truths.

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