20 Best Tweets About the Death of Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher is trending on Twitter. The reactionary tweets are diverse, which is no surprise considering the Iron Lady’s substantial political legacy. Included are some of her greatest quotes, respect from celebrities, and the brief story of how Twitter reacts when someone from Britain dies (and Americans don’t know who she is).

1. Obama sees Thatcher as inspiring.

2. Thatcher was known for her quotability.

3. No surprise that Paul Ryan had nice things to say given Thatcher’s conservatism.

4. Another Thatcher classic.

5. The microblogosphere seemed intent on being upset at how people were handling her death.


6. Really, twitter was obsessed with how people were reacting immediately.


7. It makes sense though. Thatcher was a polarizing and significant figure the world over.

8. You can’t really have too many great quotes without a strong perspective, so it makes sense that people either loved or hated her.

9. She wasn’t a big fan of socialism; that much is clear.

10. Sarah Palin commenting on her death. It’s not clear she knew much about the woman.

Here’s the full facebook post:

We’re deeply saddened at the loss of Margaret Thatcher. While the Iron Lady is sadly gone, her iron will, her unfailing trust in what is right and just, and her lessons to all of us will live on forever. She was a trailblazer like no other. We lost an icon, but her legacy, as solid as iron, will live on in perpetuity.

11. Sarah gets mocked for her typical inanity.

12. The Daily Mail gets called out for trying to put people on blast.


13. Some people found a way to be humorous without being derogatory.


14. It’s a valid point.

15. This tragedy affects a lot of people.


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19. The ignorance got so bad, HuffPo compiled the ignorant tweets.

20. And full circle when Twitter reached the point of people mocking not knowing who she was.

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