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The Next Margaret Thatcher?

March 25th, 2009 by dismuke · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

This very eloquent YouTube clip of British member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan taking Prime Minister Gordon Brown to task is simply incredible and certainly equally applicable to our own Presidents Bush and Obama.


He has a blog too.   While I have not yet had a chance to read very much of it, his most recent posting about the success of the YouTube clip and how it has bypassed the traditional, mainstream Walter Duranty media outlets is interesting.


7 Comments so far ↓

  • madmax

    “You are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.”

    Wow.

  • Chuck

    It’s remarkable how intelligent British politicians sound, whenever I hear them speak, compared to American politicians. They actually sound like they have put some thought and preparation into what they are going to say, whereas American politicians just sound like windbags.

  • Mike

    I am happy to hear him say these things, but a bit ashamed that one of ours didn’t arrive at these concepts sooner and expound upon them in a similar manner in Washington.

  • dismuke

    “It’s remarkable how intelligent British politicians sound, whenever I hear them speak, compared to American politicians. They actually sound like they have put some thought and preparation into what they are going to say, whereas American politicians just sound like windbags.”

    Yes – and just think: he didn’t even need to use a teleprompter!

  • Michael Labeit

    Discourse and rhetoric are still part of the curriculum in England, apparently. Argumentation remains a value; in America, it is replaced with the rigid, uninspiring press conference format. Combined with their scholarly accents and the Brits make for good orators.

    Is it safe to say that Margaret Thatcher is one of the greatest living stateswomen, according to many Objectivists?

  • madmax

    “Is it safe to say that Margaret Thatcher is one of the greatest living stateswomen, according to many Objectivists?”

    That’s a good question. From the little I know, she was more of a capitalist than Reagan.

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