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The Obama Bow: Just For the Record...
04/08/09 | Reaganesque

Posted on 04/08/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT by Reaganesque

The White House today said that Mr. Obama's bow was due to the fact that Obama is taller than the Saudi king and he bent down to shake the king's hand with both of his. The video on YouTube shows differently so, I thought the relevant frame of video should be given it's own thread.

Either Mr. Obama has grown a third hand or the "unnamed White House source" is a total liar.

Video link. Stop the video at :05 and :12.

The bow happens before the double handed hand-shake.


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KEYWORDS: bho44; bow; bowgate; bows; curtsey; democrat; democrats; denial; liar; obama; obamabow; obamabows; obowma; saudi; saudiarabia
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1 posted on 04/08/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

They’re FOS on this just like they are on everything else.

Like I’d really trust anything that comes out of this muslim’s administration.


2 posted on 04/08/2009 2:58:26 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: Reaganesque

Who you gonna believe - the POTUS or your lyin’ eyes?


3 posted on 04/08/2009 2:58:53 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Reaganesque
Idiot. My seven-year old could tell him that hands are connected to the arm bones, not the leg bones.
4 posted on 04/08/2009 2:59:24 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Canedawg

I had to look that one up:

Acronym Definition
FOS Financial Ombudsman Service (UK)
FOS Fructo-Oligosaccharides (nutrional supplement)
FoS Festival of Speed
FOS Friends of Scouting
FOS Free Online Scholarship (newsletter)
FOS Fundamental Operating System
FOS Faint Object Spectrograph
FOS free/open source
FoS Field of Study
FOS Family of Systems
FOS Florida Ornithological Society
FOS Fructooligosacaridos
FOS Factor Of Safety
FOS From Outer Space
FOS Fiber Optic Sensor
FOS Foundations of Science (journal; course)
FOS Figure of Speech
FOS Federation of Workers Trade Unions (Haiti)
FOS Freedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean cruise ship)
FOS Free Alongside Ship
FOS First of Season (birding)
FOS French Onion Soup
FOS Forward Operating Site (US military)
FOS Faint Object Spectrometer
FOS Free On Steamer
FOS Freedom of Services (EU)
FOS Flight Operations System
FOS Friend of the Sea (Sustainable Seafood)
FOS Flight Operation Segment
FOS Full Operational Status
FOS Florida Orthopaedic Society
FOS Fabric Operating System (Brocade)
FOS Factory Outlet Store (retail)
FOS Full of Stool (medical slang)
FOS Florida Oceanographic Society
FOS Finger of Suspicion
FOS Front Office System (software)
FOS Full of Stuff (polite form)
FoS Friends of Science Society (Calgary, AB, Canada)
FOS Failure of Selection (US DoD)
FOS Fuel Oil Supply
FOS Field Operations Supervisor (Census)
FoS Followers of Set (roleplaying)
FOS Flight Operations Software
FOS Fire Of Savannas
FOS Frinton on Sea (Essex, UK)
FOS Freedom of Speech, Inc
FOS Feature of Size (geometric dimensioning)
FOS Follow On Support
FOS Field of Search (sensor management systems)
FOS Fuel Operator Station
FOS Found On Shelf
FOS Follow On Spares
FOS Follow on Sustainment
FOS Foot of Slope (change of gradient)
FOS Fall Of Shot
FoS Focus on Solving
FOS Full Operating System
FOS Fuel Oil Spill
FOS Father Over Shoulder
FOS Front Offside (vehicular collision reports)
FOS Fast Optical Shutter
FOS Feasibility of Support
FOS Fit or Split
FOS Funky Old Soul
FOS Forward Observer Software/System
FOS Fleet Ordnance Support
FOS Financial Operations Supervisor
FOS Follow On Ship
FOS Fellowship of the Services
FOS former owner’s stamp (used books)
FOS Friends of Suai
FOS Functional Operational Specification
FOS Finkel-Biskis-Jinkins murine Osteogenicsarcoma (cancer research)

Which did you mean?

LOL


5 posted on 04/08/2009 3:06:57 PM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Reaganesque

Moslem usurper alert >>>

There is a moslem usurper in the white house.

He is busy usurping, being moslem, and dismantling every american tradition, company, and principle he can get his moslem hands on.


6 posted on 04/08/2009 3:08:36 PM PDT by Islam=Murder (The United States - surrendering to Sharia without a peep.)
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To: Aria

That’s TOTUS, not Potus.(teleprompter of the US)


7 posted on 04/08/2009 3:11:47 PM PDT by snowtigger (It ain't what you shoot, it's what you hit...)
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To: Reaganesque

Today, Newt said on Hannity’s radio show, that Bush too bowed to the Saudi king.

Now I saw a video where it looked like Bush was bowing but in reality he was bent over so the king could put some sort of metal on him. Could that be what Newt was referring to? Is there another instance where Bush is bowing?

Newt ALSO said that Bush KISSED the Saudi king. Now “kissing” can mean a lot of things, like those air kisses people give. It’s not the same thing as bowing with one person bowing and the other NOT.

If BOTH people bow to each other, a la the Japanese, that’s considered acceptable. Could it be a mutual bow that Newt refers to? Did Bush ever really bow, like Obama did never mind that ridiculous WH lie?

I do know that Bush held hands with the Saudi king and that was a damn shameful sight byte. Still, it was BOTH people holding hands and just looking dumb.

In the case of Obama it was the American president, and the American president ONLY, doing the bowing.

Does Newt Gingrich know what the hell he’s talking about?


8 posted on 04/08/2009 3:13:26 PM PDT by Fishtalk (The Messiah's Secret Plan to Stimulate Economy: Make Democrats Pay Their Taxes!)
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To: Reaganesque

Looked more like a curtsy to me - extended his right foot back while dipping - he forgot to cross it behind his other leg though.


9 posted on 04/08/2009 3:13:38 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Reaganesque
Mr. Obama's bow was due to the fact that Obama is taller than the Saudi king and as blind as Mr Mcgoo and he bent down to shake the king's hand with both of his.
10 posted on 04/08/2009 3:14:02 PM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: Reaganesque

The White House is really trying to back-pedal, full-speed, on this one... :-)


11 posted on 04/08/2009 3:15:17 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Reaganesque

Of course he wasn’t bowing!! He was leaning down to pick his nose with his left knee. Most islammers do it that way, yes?


12 posted on 04/08/2009 3:15:37 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Welcome, one and all, to the islamo-muslim states of obamica!)
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To: Reaganesque
He should have given him a Lewinsky while he was down there....
13 posted on 04/08/2009 3:17:53 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom".)
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To: Reaganesque

It was an outright genuflect.

We witnessed Hussein’s only act of humility, and it was before a Muslim King.


14 posted on 04/08/2009 3:18:31 PM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: Fishtalk

I heard that too and I think he may have meant that in a more figurative way for Bush. That said, President Bush may have done so. I don’t know one way or the other but it is certain that he did all but bow physically to the Saudis.


15 posted on 04/08/2009 3:18:35 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Logic n' Reason

He was probably bowing down to get a look at what was under his kilt....oh....wait.....


16 posted on 04/08/2009 3:19:04 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Full of Shi+


17 posted on 04/08/2009 3:20:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Reaganesque

The telepromptor made him do it


18 posted on 04/08/2009 3:23:31 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Reaganesque

obama ur a freakin liar!!


19 posted on 04/08/2009 3:24:10 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: kinsman redeemer

Fill of shut.

That one

;-)


20 posted on 04/08/2009 3:25:29 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: Fishtalk
Today, Newt said on Hannity’s radio show, that Bush too bowed to the Saudi king.

Wow, and to think I got trashed here a few days ago because I said I didn't trust Newt, was even called an zer0 supporter.

Does Newt Gingrich know what the hell he’s talking about?

No, but he'll back stab you in a heartbeat if it will advance his show appearance requests

21 posted on 04/08/2009 3:25:35 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Fishtalk

The reason why President Bush held the Saudi kings hand was in respect to the Kings age, nothing else.


22 posted on 04/08/2009 3:25:44 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Bad Ass Mistake America)
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To: Reaganesque

They are such liars.


23 posted on 04/08/2009 3:28:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Fishtalk
In the case of Obama it was the American president, and the American president ONLY, doing the bowing.

Especially good point because there were others handshaking with the king and no bowing. And later Obama shakes the hand of someone shorter than the king and no 'two hands' going on.

24 posted on 04/08/2009 3:28:44 PM PDT by Kent C
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To: Reaganesque

Upon seeing a mass of armed men Major Pitcairn shouted, “Disperse, ye villains Lay down your arms in the name of George the Sovereign King of England”. The response, as reported by more than one source (coming from Parker or Clark depending on the source) was “ We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus!”


25 posted on 04/08/2009 3:29:18 PM PDT by armymarinedad (Support, v., To take the side of; to uphold or help.)
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To: Fishtalk
Newt's an antagonist who is running for president.

Needs all the attention he can get. I guess he is pandering to the leftists and others that are on a hate Bush jag.

His standard mantra is if he feels it is necessary, he will run.

I guess if the country needs a perfect president, he will humbly throw his watch-cap into the ring.

26 posted on 04/08/2009 3:29:30 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Aria

My lyin’ eyes. I see that. Obviously! Apparently the White House spinners are playing Chicago politics....

I wish this man, zero, would disappear from the scene...!


27 posted on 04/08/2009 3:31:10 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Reaganesque

How tall is the Japanese PM? Just askin’.

These guys are such liars and such bad liars. You would think he would want to give a better example to his own daughters.


28 posted on 04/08/2009 3:31:36 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Reaganesque
I heard that too and I think he may have meant that in a more figurative way for Bush.

Newt should have left Bush out of it.

Bush never even came close to grovelling before another head of state like this. Never.

29 posted on 04/08/2009 3:35:40 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Reaganesque

30 posted on 04/08/2009 3:38:17 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Islam=Murder
There is a moslem usurper in the white house.

They missed the White House on 9-11, but scored a direct hit on 11-4.

31 posted on 04/08/2009 3:40:38 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (What's Black and White and Red all over?)
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To: Reaganesque

Did he bow to the Queen of England? She’s only about 5’4”, less any loss of height due to age and is certainly shorter than the Saudi king. Or is this reserved only for Muslim monarchs?

What about the Prime Minister of Japan? He has to be a lot shorter than Obama. How about Chancellor Merkel? Or the Sarkozys?

Maybe it wasn’t a bow and he simply dropped the Presidential Blackberry.


32 posted on 04/08/2009 3:42:44 PM PDT by johnpannell
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To: keepitreal
The White House today said that Mr. Obama’s bow was due to the fact that Obama is taller than the Saudi king

Go back and see how he handled his meeting with Queen of England. He stood right there and shook her hand.

33 posted on 04/08/2009 3:43:50 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: Reaganesque

Has the WH suggested that he had a stomach cramp at that moment yet? That’s certainly more plausible than what they’re putting out. Or else he was farting in someone’s direction. Wonder who was behind him.


34 posted on 04/08/2009 3:46:20 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: kinsman redeemer

I think it’s none of the above.


35 posted on 04/08/2009 3:48:34 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Reaganesque

You’d think the Obamacites would at least know how to lie as well as the Clintoonistas


36 posted on 04/08/2009 3:49:08 PM PDT by x_plus_one ("Salvation comes about though change in individual lives, not through the ending of unjust society")
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To: Fishtalk
Today, Newt said on Hannity’s radio show, that Bush too bowed to the Saudi king.

Newt is the biggest back stabbing has-been politician in the US. His track record speaks for itself.

37 posted on 04/08/2009 3:51:00 PM PDT by x_plus_one ("Salvation comes about though change in individual lives, not through the ending of unjust society")
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To: Reaganesque
Another Bowing YouTube (Very Short)

The bow was a bow, not bending to shake the hand of a shorter man.

38 posted on 04/08/2009 3:56:19 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Reaganesque

I could shake hands with a 2 year old without bending over this far. Outrageous!!!! And now they lie. How stupid do they think we are??? Americans bow to no man.


39 posted on 04/08/2009 4:00:12 PM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: Kaslin

Evidently, the Saudi king is suffering from some elderly related infirmities. The famous clip I saw of Bush “holding hands” with the king showed the king stumbling and bumbling like he was unsteady on his feet, so Bush took his hand and helped steady him as he walked. Now, the only part of the clip the left shows is the holding his hand part of it, not the stumbles of the king.


40 posted on 04/08/2009 4:03:55 PM PDT by Twinkie (HITLER WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.)
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To: roses of sharon
It was an outright genuflect.

We witnessed Hussein’s only act of humility, and it was before a Muslim King.

Say it again, and again, and again.

41 posted on 04/08/2009 4:09:10 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 79 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Reaganesque
White House clarified that Obama was simply retrieving
a misplaced penny. /s
42 posted on 04/08/2009 4:09:22 PM PDT by topfile
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To: roses of sharon
It was an outright genuflect. We witnessed Hussein’s only act of humility, and it was before a Muslim King.

Ditto, and a King who sponsored the slaughter of 3000 people on 9/11.

43 posted on 04/08/2009 4:11:42 PM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: Syncro
Newt's an antagonist who is running for president.

He is a despicable lech who screwed interns in his office only a year after marrying his last wife. He is the Republican's answer to Bill Clinton, which is priceless since he played the part of Monica perfectly. He even faked Christianity to win James Dobson's "blessing". Newt is for Newt, not America, certainly not our party. He needs to be ridiculed and pelted with tomatoes wherever he goes.

44 posted on 04/08/2009 4:12:42 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: roses of sharon

Hussein did the right thing for a muslim - bow before the guardian of meccccahhhh aaaalllaaaaahhhuuuu fffuuuubbbbaaaarrrrr!!!!!


45 posted on 04/08/2009 4:13:19 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Reaganesque

Where’s the screen capture of the King holding his hand at Obama’s chest level for a handshake???


46 posted on 04/08/2009 4:15:08 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Reaganesque
Funny, seeing as Queen Elizabeth is reportedly 5'4" at best.....

A Tale of Two Bows
47 posted on 04/08/2009 4:17:04 PM PDT by GOPmember
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This video version clearly shows that he bowed and slightly genuflected well before he put his hand out.


48 posted on 04/08/2009 4:20:04 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Reaganesque
Check out THIS screen capture!

Photobucket

49 posted on 04/08/2009 4:20:48 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: autumnraine

Not reaching down too far to grab the very short man’s hand is he?


50 posted on 04/08/2009 4:21:11 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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