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To: Vaduz

I’ve given some thought now going on “years” as to what I would do if confronted face to face by Obama with him extending his hand. Would I be a hypocrite and gutless and just shake his hand and smile?

Answer still coming back to me is...... “I don’t know.”


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:31:26 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas
I’ve given some thought now going on “years” as to what I would do if confronted face to face by Obama with him extending his hand. Would I be a hypocrite and gutless and just shake his hand and smile?

Answer still coming back to me is...... “I don’t know.”


Most likely, you would. And so would I. It's a conditioned response among well-bred people to shake a hand that's offered, regardless of what we think of the person extending it. Shaking Obama's hand would disgust me, but I fear that I would do it anyway.

This reminds me of a passage in "The Caine Mutiny" (the book, not the movie), where Lt. Keith had wrestled with exactly the same question in regards to the despised Captain Queeg. It turned out that Queeg did indeed unexpectedly offer his hand at one point . . . and Keith sheepishly shook it.
24 posted on 05/28/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT by bus man (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: Cen-Tejas

I would refuse to stand for Obama he has nothing to be respected for.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 9:46:31 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cen-Tejas

You could never be in that position unless you agreed to it beforehand, it is so obviously prestaged and it would probably be made clear that you WILL be reasonably cordial or else. Only a naive person believes that this was just a casual stroll out to speak to strangers as it is made to appear. The people who didn’t stand up were told ahead of time to keep their seats to make it seem that they felt as comfortable as if their oldest and dearest friend had strolled up. It is all theatre, nothing more nor less.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 9:50:32 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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