The Erstwhile Conservative has posted here on something that every serious American voter needs to know about the iconic British conservative Margaret Thatcher. It’s about healthcare and taxes. The startling truth is in the last of three video clips in the post.
She was Britain’s first and only female prime minister and served longer in that capacity than anyone in the twentieth century. If that weren’t remarkable enough, the iconic Meryl Streep portrayed her in a major movie.
On Monday morning, as the news of her death broke, on MSNBC—what some, somewhat overstating the case, call the broadcast home of American liberalism—the Iron Lady’s death brought forth mostly effusive praise of her and her accomplishments. On Morning Joe again this morning, more praise.
I confess: when I was a conservative, she was one of my heroes. Okay, my heroine.
Thus, it is only fitting that the legacy of Margaret Thatcher, as historically important as it is, deserves more than hagiographic commentary, and Chris Hayes, new to MSNBC’s evening programming, did Thatcher’s legacy justice, at least from the point of view of a thoughtful liberal, in two segments:
Finally, as only he can do, Lawrence O’Donnell…
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