Skip to comments.The Obama Bow: Just For the Record...
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.
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.
Who you gonna believe - the POTUS or your lyin’ eyes?
I had to look that one up:
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Which did you mean?
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.
That’s TOTUS, not Potus.(teleprompter of the US)
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?
Looked more like a curtsy to me - extended his right foot back while dipping - he forgot to cross it behind his other leg though.
The White House is really trying to back-pedal, full-speed, on this one... :-)
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?
It was an outright genuflect.
We witnessed Hussein’s only act of humility, and it was before a Muslim King.
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.
He was probably bowing down to get a look at what was under his kilt....oh....wait.....
Full of Shi+
The telepromptor made him do it
obama ur a freakin liar!!
Fill of shut.
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 hes talking about?
No, but he'll back stab you in a heartbeat if it will advance his show appearance requests
The reason why President Bush held the Saudi kings hand was in respect to the Kings age, nothing else.
They are such liars.
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.
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!”
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.
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...!
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.
Newt should have left Bush out of it.
Bush never even came close to grovelling before another head of state like this. Never.
They missed the White House on 9-11, but scored a direct hit on 11-4.
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.
Go back and see how he handled his meeting with Queen of England. He stood right there and shook her hand.
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.
I think it’s none of the above.
You’d think the Obamacites would at least know how to lie as well as the Clintoonistas
Newt is the biggest back stabbing has-been politician in the US. His track record speaks for itself.
The bow was a bow, not bending to shake the hand of a shorter man.
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.
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.
We witnessed Husseins only act of humility, and it was before a Muslim King.
Say it again, and again, and again.
Ditto, and a King who sponsored the slaughter of 3000 people on 9/11.
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.
Hussein did the right thing for a muslim - bow before the guardian of meccccahhhh aaaalllaaaaahhhuuuu fffuuuubbbbaaaarrrrr!!!!!
Where’s the screen capture of the King holding his hand at Obama’s chest level for a handshake???
This video version clearly shows that he bowed and slightly genuflected well before he put his hand out.
Not reaching down too far to grab the very short man’s hand is he?
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