Quit Laughing, Hillary Really is Just LIke Margaret Thatcher

-By Warner Todd Huston

With the passing of Margaret Thatcher, one of the greatest, most powerful women in recent political history, the American Old Media establishment is all abuzz about… Hillary Clinton. To their minds, talk of the powerful and brilliant Thatcher naturally brings to mind the wife of one of their favorite presidents and Hillary, as far as they are concerned, is somehow “just like” Margaret Thatcher.

I know, I know. Stop your laughing. Hillary really is just lIke Margaret Thatcher.

Or maybe not.

But, of course you should laugh. The idea that Hillary Clinton is anywhere near at the level of a Margaret Thatcher is laughable, indeed. The fact is, there is no comparison. Hillary is an influence peddling, lightweight compared to the great Margaret Thatcher, and I am not even talking about ideology.

The difference between Maggie Thatcher’s accomplishments and Hillary’s couldn’t be more stark–and not in Hillary’s favor, either.

Thatcher rose in a man’s world to become the leader of her party and her nation. She took on some of the most difficult times her nation faced as it spiraled into a socialist nightmare that was destroying its economy. Thatcher faced the existential threat of a nuclear armed Soviet Union even as some of her own, more deluded people battled to destroy her.

Thatcher stood like a rock for her principles and fought like a tigress to make sure what was good and right won the day in her great nation. She implemented serious reforms and devised a complex ideological plan to guide her people. And through it all, Thatcher made her mark completely on her own capabilities, without the boost of a husband or family that eased her into life at the top.

Then there’s Hillary.

Hillary glommed onto a man she thought might get rich or make it in politics.

She felt she suffered for having to move to Arkansas because she had no other options for an avenue to the good life and fame.

She suffered through multiple bouts of her husband’s philandering–dubbed “bimbo eruptions”–because she feared trying to make it on her own.

When her husband became President she tried to ply his influence to force government-run healthcare on the United States. She failed miserably. Other than that one big failure, she is not known for anything as First Lady.

After her husband was impeached and finally left office in disgrace she ran on his name to become a carpetbagger Senator from the State of New York because she didn’t want to have to move back to Arkansas.

She served the Empire State but had a completely undistinguished tenure and left that office having done nothing she was known for other than being the wife of Bill Clinton.

She ran for president and got trounced by a wet-behind-the-ears nobody that had no experience and nothing but flighty catch phrases as a campaign.

When that flighty candidate won the White House, she accepted his appointment as Secretary of State, again relying on a man to make her way in life.

As Sec. of State she had no successes or positive accomplishments and left office only months after one of her own ambassadors was killed by Islamist militants. During this incident, she lied repeatedly about what happened to that poor man and never answered questions of what she knew and when she knew it.

Now she wants to run for president having built her whole life on the sweat–and blood–of other people.

Yep. Hillary is nothing at all like Margaret Thatcher. Nothing.
“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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