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White House Defends Obama’s Bow to Japanese Emperor as ‘Protocol’
breitbart.tv ^ | November 15, 2009 | .breitbart.tv

Posted on 11/15/2009 4:08:06 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Politico: A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Japan; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; bho44; bhoasia; bhovisit; blunders; bow; democrat; democrats; emperor; hesnotmypresident; impeachobama; japanese; lieforobama; macacamoment; obama; obamabowsdown; obamalegacy; obamao; obowa; protocol; unamerican; whitehousedefends; youlie
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1 posted on 11/15/2009 4:08:12 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Seems like that is all the DemoRATS do now, is defend and make excuses for their boss....that says something, doesn’t it???


2 posted on 11/15/2009 4:10:08 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: All; sushiman; 444Flyer; Nachum

Protocol?

VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U6fL7Y4BZA


3 posted on 11/15/2009 4:10:13 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

More like proctological. Seriously, was he expecting Larry Sinclair to jump out from behind a tree or something?


4 posted on 11/15/2009 4:10:18 PM PST by Rastus
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Bullsh!t Even the Japs were astonished at how low he bowed, singalling that America is second class!


5 posted on 11/15/2009 4:11:15 PM PST by balls (Fight the global warming scam)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Fake!

It is to cover up Obama’s previous bow.


6 posted on 11/15/2009 4:12:51 PM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Protocol? I was stationed in Japan for a few years. That bow was more of a genuflect (sp?) than a greeting bow. He went way past standard angle/distance to show respect. He showed, once again, subservience.


7 posted on 11/15/2009 4:13:01 PM PST by Muddy168 (23 years in service...time to find a new job.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

So are they saying that every other world leader there did NOT follow protocol?


8 posted on 11/15/2009 4:14:02 PM PST by tsmith130
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“Drudge linked to a Los Angeles Times blog post that headlined the photo: “How low will he go?”That led to a raft of e-mail to POLITICO asking why we weren’t covering this big story.” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29529.html


9 posted on 11/15/2009 4:14:13 PM PST by PghBaldy (James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed Martin Luther King Jr.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Protocol? He disses busts of Winston Churchill, avoids going to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and routinely avoids saluting the flag, and now they tell us that they are slaves to protocol? Sure.


10 posted on 11/15/2009 4:14:42 PM PST by fhayek (Yes, of course its sarcasm)
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To: donna

Yep. Wait for the talking points in case anyone mentions the Saudi one- “he did it in Japan too.”


11 posted on 11/15/2009 4:15:22 PM PST by PghBaldy (James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed Martin Luther King Jr.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

In other words, he is NOT listening to the experts who know protocol. He’s listening to the hand-picked dweebs on his staff who know jack-sh*t!


12 posted on 11/15/2009 4:15:26 PM PST by Twotone
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

That’s what they get paid to do. Defend this idiot President.


13 posted on 11/15/2009 4:15:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

He reminds me of one of those colored liquid filled glass ostrches that dips it’s beak in water, rises, then bows to dip it’s beak again, and again, and again.


14 posted on 11/15/2009 4:15:34 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The sword does not kill. It is a tool in the killer's hand.---Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Muddy168

It was past subservience it was Larry Sinclairishence. Pelosi’s daughter put up a pic of dubya holding some sheik’s hand on politico thinking that should shut everybody up about this ludicrous bow.


15 posted on 11/15/2009 4:16:10 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

They need to look at the pictures of past presidents and vice-presidients to determine this protocol.

They shake hands, not bow!

What an idiot advisory staff.


16 posted on 11/15/2009 4:16:50 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

As has been stated on another thread , if you do bow (which no US head of State should EVER do) as a sign of respect, you NEVER touch the other person while bowing.In the picture, Obama bows AND shakes the hand at the same time, which is a total breech of protocol on the two levels pointed out above. Either Zero did not soliciate the advice of the State Dept protocol officers, or, they told him the proper way to behave and he ignored it. Either way it was a pathetic and inexcusable display . Even the imperial couple got a chuckle out of it .


17 posted on 11/15/2009 4:17:07 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

LMAO! exactly!


18 posted on 11/15/2009 4:17:50 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: All
MICHELLE MALKIN.com - blog: "PRESIDENT O-BOW-MA" (SNIPPET: "Crikey, is there a single adult in the White House who can teach the commander-in-chief some presidential protocol?") (November 14, 2009, 09:34 pm) (See photos;Read More.)

19 posted on 11/15/2009 4:18:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

NO PRESIDENT,NOR VICE PRESIDENT of the U.S. has EVER bowed to the Emperor of Japan!! OBOZO keeps forgeting he is not President of KENYA!! or OBOZO KNOWS THE EMPEROR KNOWS HE IS ILLEGITIMATE!! and this BOW was to acknowledge this point of Blackmaillable Knowledge........:-)


20 posted on 11/15/2009 4:18:42 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Salvation

Yep

VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U6fL7Y4BZA


21 posted on 11/15/2009 4:19:10 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
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22 posted on 11/15/2009 4:19:55 PM PST by Rafterman ("If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting." -- Curtis LeMay)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
UPDATED: Obama bows again -- how will White House explain?

According to York, there is no protocol that calls for Zero to do that.

23 posted on 11/15/2009 4:20:12 PM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: fhayek

Well said. Watch this VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U6fL7Y4BZA


24 posted on 11/15/2009 4:21:27 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: True Republican Patriot

They must have had a different Protocol Office when Reagan was in office. But then again we didn't DVD and Ipods then...
25 posted on 11/15/2009 4:21:45 PM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Muddy168

OPINION:

I agree.

He needs to call an America or even a former America president and find out how to shake hands.

He’s not a servant; he’s the President of the United States of America.


26 posted on 11/15/2009 4:22:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Next he’ll have us dipping our colors.


27 posted on 11/15/2009 4:22:09 PM PST by Roccus (My anger is manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: donna
HOT JIMMINEY!! You got that right

That was my immediate thought when I saw the bow
on Drudge. Big cover up for the Saudi REAL bow

Doesn't Odumba realize we are not all dumb bunnies
like acorn?

28 posted on 11/15/2009 4:22:22 PM PST by cliff630
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Next time he will bow so deeply that his head will pass between his ankles and enter an orifice on the other side. An orifice devoid of sunlight.


29 posted on 11/15/2009 4:22:46 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Roccus

No next he is taking over all of our public transportation to keep us safe...


30 posted on 11/15/2009 4:23:07 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: True Republican Patriot
Bet you will never see an Aussie bow before a Japanese Emperor.

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31 posted on 11/15/2009 4:23:14 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: EagleUSA

Obama Sucks!


32 posted on 11/15/2009 4:24:24 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Proto bullsh!t if you ask me.

LLS


33 posted on 11/15/2009 4:24:25 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: donna

I never thought of it that way. They do think like that. But at the same time he looks like a dolt.


34 posted on 11/15/2009 4:24:34 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Muddy168

Right. I spent some time there too, and I never saw anyone bow like this.


35 posted on 11/15/2009 4:26:27 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

He just doesn’t “look like a dolt”.....he IS A DOLT!


36 posted on 11/15/2009 4:26:54 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

So according to this White House, their protocol requires our President to kiss the crotch of every tin horn dictator anywhere in the world?


37 posted on 11/15/2009 4:27:53 PM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

It’s a coverup. Trying to get us to forget the bow to the Muzzie King... that bow was REAL.


38 posted on 11/15/2009 4:28:41 PM PST by samtheman
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To: goodnesswins
He just doesn’t “look like a dolt”.....he IS A DOLT!

And he bows like a serf.

39 posted on 11/15/2009 4:28:46 PM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: Cindy
My earlier COUNTER ARGUMENTS to the WHITE HOUSE over this FIASCO:

SINGAPORE – A senior administration official said President Barack Obama was simply observing protocol when he bowed to Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arriving at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Saturday. Oh, realllllllly?? All the US diplomatic protocol and international norms are against you. This was not only (just) a bow in Tokyo--as you clearly try to get away with here by leaving out material fact--it was an extensively DEEP, awkward if not subservient bow, almost unprecedented in the history of Emperor Akihito receiving foreign vistors. We have the proof. We have the cultural and diplomatic experts. We are not only talking about the bow, jerks, we are talking about how ridiculously low it was and amateurish, if not ill- advised for many geopolitical reasons which you DNC cub interns just joy-riding around for the first time in Asia on Air Force One don't have the slightest idea about. We have precedent (in Saudi Arabia) to bowing and scraping by Obongo on the international stage. OK, bring it on, White House, MSM and Daily Kos! "I think that those who try to politicize those things are just way, way, way off base," the official said.-- Righhhht. You koolaid-drinking White House morons have the nerve to cry about "politicization". OK, smarty pants, what specifically is "off base?" Throw in another "way" and you just might have a chance at this. "He observes protocol. ---In what way? We have the evidence and photographs to show this was a breach of protocol and cannot be defended back home to the American People. But I don’t think anybody who was in Japan – who saw his speech and the reaction to it, certainly those who witnesses his bilateral meetings there – would say anything other than that he enhanced both the position and the status of the U.S., relative to Japan. --Washington D.C. Beltway Bullsh@t Spin. You changed the subject COMPLETELY, didn't you? This has NOTHING to do with the Tokyo speech, we are not discussing that--even though that flopped. (Even Japanese press is emerging today in Tokyo that nothing was accomplished on this visit.) However, Mr. Senior White House official, what we ARE talking about is Obama's deep "ojigi" bow to Emperor Akihito. Don't try to change the subject to wiggle out of it. Now, back on the topic! The "bow"! It was a good, positive visit at an important time, because there’s a lot going on in Japan." --What kind of asinine, vague, sophmoric comment is this? You sound like a second year university journalism student over a beer. Completely challengeable.

40 posted on 11/15/2009 4:28:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Major Hasan: One Amercan "clinging to guns and religion" Obama couldn't have cared less about!!)
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To: goodnesswins

The other video is so busy I found another one just like it.

I guess the WH think tank of Rahm the idiot did not see this video before they released the protocol crappola talking point.

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaQrZ5hlcws

LOL imagine bumbling Gibbs answering this tomorrow. Will our media tell him it is NOT protocol.


41 posted on 11/15/2009 4:30:33 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: All
Who will take her to the de-Inauguration Gala???
42 posted on 11/15/2009 4:31:18 PM PST by Technical Editor
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
the boy don't know protocol from proctology...
43 posted on 11/15/2009 4:31:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: donna

I’m inclined to agree with you.

Obama is stupid, but I don’t think he’s THAT stupid.

He bowed to cover up his earlier bow to the King of Saudi Arabia, guardian of the Holy Cities of Islam.

Because he’d rather have people think he made a silly mistake than think that he’s a Muslim—until it’s time to come out of the closet.


44 posted on 11/15/2009 4:32:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Chode

Well, they’ll need a scanning electron proctoscope to find Zero’s noggin...


45 posted on 11/15/2009 4:33:46 PM PST by mewzilla (Voter fraud is treason.)
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To: donna

46 posted on 11/15/2009 4:34:47 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Rastus

SIDE NOTE: I put the topic politics/elections in because he is on a never ending campaign.


47 posted on 11/15/2009 4:36:19 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: fhayek

Good Point bump! ;-)


48 posted on 11/15/2009 4:36:46 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Never EVER has the President of t he United States “bowed’ to ANY other Head of State. DISGUSTING. This is not “protocol,” this is SUBMISSION.


49 posted on 11/15/2009 4:38:05 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
White House Defends Obama’s Bow to Japanese Emperor as ‘Protocol’

The same pieces of crap that thought the Marine One helicopter model and the American DVD set were fine for the British Prime Minister? The White House is currently as qualified to judge protocol as Larry Flynt is. Even Clinton could recognize class, he never had any, but he could recognize it.

Get a pic of a deep bow to the Japanese guy, that will divert some heat from your/our Gitmo/Manhatten decision.

50 posted on 11/15/2009 4:38:11 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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