Obama Ambassador to UK Skips Event at US Embassy Honoring Ronald Reagan

The ceremony honoring Ronald Reagan was held outside in front of the US Embassy in London.

People take their turn to pose for photographs beside a statue of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan after its unveiling outside the U.S. embassy in London, Monday, July 4, 2011. The 10 foot bronze was unveiled Monday to mark the centenary of Reagan’s birth. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Sadly, the Obama ambassador to the United Kingdom skipped the event.
He had better things to do.
The Evening Standard reported:

Last night’s Guildhall dinner in honour of Ronald Reagan’s centenary was a truly glittering and warm occasion.

The British roasted lamb and the sunny Californian chardonnay evoked the close Anglo-US relationship of Reagan and Thatcher as much as the fine speeches by Condi Rice and William Hague.

But guests were left asking, where on earth was the American ambassador to London, Louis B Susman?

“Our ambassador should be here,” said Lynn de Rothschild, the American entrepreneur who is married to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and was one of Hillary Clinton’s key fundraisers in 2008 as well as a supporter of several Republican presidential candidates. “This was an historic dinner to mark Reagan’s centenary and to celebrate him as the man who ended the Cold War. What could not be more important?

“Why is our ambassador not here on Independence Day? No excuse. How is it that America is not represented in this room by our ambassador? It is appalling that no representative of our government is in this room. This has the feel of petty partisanship.”

Ambassador Susman is, of course, a long-standing Democrat fundraiser, nicknamed the vaccuum cleaner for his skill at sucking donations out of the wealthy. And his efforts to fill Obama’s campaign pockets was said by many to be his main qualification to come to London.

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  • He is probably a Reagan hating socialist… Just like his boss

  • Molon Labe

    Most ambassadors have few skills being either politically powerful, in which case they at least have direct access to the president. On the other hand they are professionals whose only talents are navigating State’s bureacracy and brown nosing their superiors. They have no managerial skills, and their judgement can be demonstrated by the treaties they negiotiate.

    This one is just your typical ignorant Leftist, no better or worse than most of Obama’s losers. Remember Hunstman was an Obama ambassador.

  • Gothguy

    Disgraceful…just plain disgraceful.

  • davidt

    Probably doing as ordered by Obama.

  • an observer

    Obama, his entire administration including all appointees, are America-hating traitors. Impeach and remove him, now!


    another commie who hates america but loves marxist odumbass and his adgenda

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  • MrGoodWench

    Remember when Obama flew in to Berlin to honor Ronald Reagan on the anniversary of the Berlin wall being torn down and then Obama read a rousing speech in which he didn’t mention himself , not even once ?

  • bg


    well lets see now, that’s only about the 500th red flag,
    what are “we the people” shooting for, a 1,000?? /s/


  • owl

    Only one question needs to be asked. How is Obama getting away with this?

    #1. Dumb or America hating Americans that voted for him.

    #2. The Dems own the government media. Someone has to be in charge. It’s MSM because
    they own the Silence. Kick the Repubs in Congress and make them squeak.

  • tarpon

    Well what did you expect he would get for his $1/2 million bundle???

  • Cat lady

    No words to describe how disgraceful this is. And where is the media? I am sooooo disgusted!!!!!!!

  • Major Kong

    Just another thumb in the eye from the Obama administration.

  • mg4us

    Disgraceful. .agree with all above. . .2012 can’t come soon enough. . .

    In the meantime, How can you tell Ambassador Susman sucks donations from the wealthy? He is the one with the dirty knees. . lol lol.

    The Qualifications in the Obama administration is to suck folks hi & dry or just screw ’em over!

  • MrGoodWench

    “This was an historic dinner to mark Reagan’s centenary and to celebrate him as the man who ended the Cold War.
    Why would a marxist celebrate the man who ended the Cold War ?
    Do you know who was defeated when the cold war ended ? Do you know what was defeated when the cold war ended ?

  • valerie

    I am sure the Brits had a lovely time planning the celebration of an American President who left the world a better place. Those that know or care about the difference between the American political parties may have also enjoyed giving the current ambassador the choice to either celebrate a Republican, or look provincial. Certainly the reporter at the Evening Standard is having fun.

  • Ella

    Our next Republican president needs to run this guy off first thing he or she does in office in January 2013. In fact, run all of these libtards off.

  • USMC Thomas

    Demoncrat’s have neither class nor honor.

  • AVE

    Another self loathing Jewish “investment” banker, who supported Obama with CA$HI$H.
    American Jews are not friends of Israel.


    What a bunch of right-wing filth on this site. Reagan was senile before he took the oath the first time and he declined rapidly thereafter. This even was not sanctioned by the US government, why on earth would the ambassador bother with it? It was put on by a bunch of right-wing morons to further prop up the fairy-tale legacy of a particularly horrid president.

  • RickS

    Absolutely awful. How can Democrats hate America as much as they do? They just hate it. And we have another year and a half of these traitors running things. God help us until we can vote Barry 0zer0 and his vile treasonous minions out in 2012.

  • MaryW

    Well, well, I see #20 is a troll who decided to leave his cave and drive-by Jim’s site to defecate. Trolls are so disgusting, aren’t they? He better hurry back to his dwelling place before he melts.

  • jimg

    Reagan was senile before he took the oath the first time and he declined rapidly thereafter.

    Well, no. He wasn’t.

    But for the sake of argument, let’s accept that you’re correct. So, just what does it say about your Boy King that some senile, old guy turned around the economy and went on to win an historic landslide re-election in 1984. You know, 525 electoral votes to 13?

    I know what it says. It says even a ‘senile’ Reagan was three times the man and President Obama is.

    How ’bout them apples?

  • JPeden

    Imo, this “brave” acting-out slight of Reagan, et al., is intended for the domestic consumption of Obama’s infantile, regressive base – in “boldly” reaching out to them yet again on the basis of their myriad well-Cultivated and titillating, but almost randomly generated fetish-phobias – as a tactic to gin up more of their same-old emotive fantasyland fervor and flash-swill kind of brain wave activity in all of its rancid glory!

    And also as consonant with the very nature of Obama himself as a juvenile throw-back to a middle school mentality, completely confined within his own Narcissistic world of being latte Commie “cool” and the most mob-chic arch criminal evah acting “for the people”, Social Justice, or whatever!

    Che Guerva, move over, the anti-Robinhood gives the best cocktail parties ever seen! Na nana na naa….

    We and the rest of the world, along with the laughing Islamofascists, certainly notice this aberrant behavior, but what notice have any “Progressives” ever taken of their previous attempt to portray Obama as “Reaganesque” while demonizing Reagan at nearly the same time, of course along with the rest of their own irreducibly incoherent “perception is reality” eleptiform “thoughts”?

    These dead-ender babies, as usual, just need and unending supply of their otherwise banal, emotive psycho-dylics, thus also thinking it a great coup to [try to] irritate their “enemies”, when it’s really only insulting to Humanity that they even exist.

  • Chisum


    Now now, you know perfectly well that the formerly Teflon-coated plastic messiah is just too smart to actually articulate a plan to retool the economy much less to submit a BUDGET.

    He’s soooo smart that his brain moves too fast for his mouth to keep up. Or something like that.

  • Molon Labe

    I’d rather have a senile Reagan than our brave Obama, anytime, anywhere.

    Obama is the worst president ever. Only the Kenyans will erect a statue to him.

  • bg


    re: TSRVT #20

    love those mixed historicphors!! 😀


  • Phil Martin

    You do realize that Ambassador Susman was present at the unveiling of the Reagan Sculpture, and hosted a breakfast that morning for the Military Band that performed at the ceremony?

    So he stiffed a bunch of rich socialites that evening. BFD. It’s soooo sad that the feelings of the Baroness de Rothschild were hurt.

  • JPeden

    oops, a belated thanks and h/t to TSRVT above for making my point much more succinctly and quickly than I could do it and for prophylacticly outing itself as a full-blown Totalitarian Parasite without any urging to do so…as per usual in the case of this kind of hominid sub-species.

  • Multitude

    Not only do we pay these government employees double that of the private sector, but their daily schedule is pretty damn light. Let’s see… first appointment is a half-hour conference call at 10:30. Then golf at 4. Yup, that’s a full day.

    I think we know where there’s fat to be cut. I’m guessing we could downsize the Federal bureaucracy by 80% and still not work someone past 40 hours.

  • bg


    Phil Martin #28

    no, i was not, thanks..


  • Pettiness and childishness, two of the hallmarks of the Obama Administration.

  • JPeden

    So he stiffed a bunch of rich socialites that evening. BFD. It’s soooo sad that the feelings of the Baroness de Rothschild were hurt.

    Exactly right, Phil, certainly Obama, enc.’s, own primacy amongst the hierarchy of cocktail party givers must not be violated by giving any scent whatsoever of aid and comfort to a bunch of mere pretenders!

    And especially in this case in particular, since what pure bred Demokkkrat of standing would ever be found listening to a speech by that uppity escapee from the Demokkkrat inner city ghetto Plantations and from the Party of Slavery and Racism’s likewise perfectly-fitting-to-“Africans” dictates as to what “their” thoughts should be at all times, when he could arrange to host a breakfast for a [huh?] Military Band, that is, instead of listening an “Aunt Jemima” such as Condi Rice?

  • Mannie

    Is there no event that the Zerobama Regime can’t pervert to make itself more like a bunch of turds?

  • Island Girl

    Are there statues of Mrs Thatcher in Washington?

  • dunce

    Micheal Savage was denied entry to the UK because of what they considered hate speech. No one has spouted more hate speech than obama plus the action of returning Churchills bust. When we dump this chump and he has no official place in our govt. they can ban the boob. By the way, it was his father who was angry at his treatment by the british. No one in England ever did anything to our petty president which proves that he is a mooslim because they are the only ones that nurse intergenerational grudges.

  • tommy mc donnell

    maybe he had a golf date.

  • hotrodelectric

    “Are there statues of Mrs Thatcher in Washington?”

    Dunno, Island Girl. Everything she did, alone and in concert with Reagan, there God-damn well should be.

  • Big Dawg

    Obama’s golf game has improved, a reporter asked the Wizard of Uhhs what
    has he contributed to his success and amazing ability to improve his golf game….
    Obama replied, Well where it’s at today can be defined by mostly luck and
    before each hole Ambassador Susman takes out my balls and washes and
    buffs them for good measure….

  • kcs

    The cabal currently running our government loathes America’s wealth, power, and influence. Its goal is to diminish her in all respects. They are “citizens of the world”.

    I see no inconsistency between that goal and the behavior of our esteemed representative at the Court of St. James.

  • owl

    SILENCE is the weapon of choice. Roger.

  • burt

    Obama does not hate all America wealth. He loves money that he gets from billionaires George Soros, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, or Oprah Winfrey. He wants you to burn down Wall Street, but come election time him a Wall Street will be the best of fr

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  • Kingslayor

    Thanks for not stinking the place up with left wing so-commie excrement!!!

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  • jakesalope

    Actually the US Ambassador was there at the ceremony, so you have to do a little better than repeat the usual red baiting neo con dreck. Don’t think, repeat!

  • jakesalope

    CrawfishsClaw commented redux

    Pettiness and childishness, two of the hallmarks of most of Obama’s critics. Add to that dishonesty, since our ambassador was there at the ceremony.

  • bg




    one fact still remains:



  • bg


    my personal opinion..

    Susman is a disgrace either way,
    ergo, i’m glad he wasn’t there..


  • jakesalope

    “Mr Susman had been at the unveiling of a statue of Reagan in Grosvenor Square earlier in the day, and had hosted a generous breakfast for the entire VIP visiting party and the military band, so he had certainly not snubbed the grand centenary events. According to the US embassy spokesman: “Ambassador Susman was pleased to be invited to the dinner but was unable to attend.”
    Any more complaints? It would be nice to do some research instead of parroting back a bunch of brainless bird feed.

  • bg


    jakesalope #50

    if that’s directed at me, already been there, done that..


  • jakesalope

    He didn’t attend the private party later in the day, but he did attend the official event. Even the Telegraph article doesn’t say anymore than that:

    “Where indeed? Mr Susman had been at the unveiling of a statue of Reagan in Grosvenor Square earlier in the day, and had hosted a generous breakfast for the entire VIP visiting party and the military band, so he had certainly not snubbed the grand centenary events. According to the US embassy spokesman: “Ambassador Susman was pleased to be invited to the dinner but was unable to attend.””

    So he made two out three events but the people here still have to get outraged over nothing, as usual.

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  • Ambassdor Susman, was a primary participant in the unveiling ceremony and spoke of Reagan’s support around the world for the core American values of freedom and democracy. Note his speech on our website at the following link: http://london.usembassy.gov/amb-speeches/susman037.html. He was unable to attend a dinner related to the celebrations later in the day, but hosted the delegation of visiting Congress members, special guests and members of the Reagan Foundation for breakfast at the Embassy before the event. – U.S. Embassy London