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  • Caption This (Obama bows to the Chinese President)

    04/12/2010 5:14:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 92 replies · 2,780+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 12, 2010
    President Barack Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao during the official arrivals for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Monday April 12, 2010
  • Obama is a Coward

    03/02/2010 4:47:06 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 422+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/2/10 | Bill Turner
    B. Hussein Obama was touted as America’s foreign relations savior, the deity who would repair America’s image with the rest of the world. How has Obama done with the middle east? Not so good. He has bowed and scraped in front of the Saudi King, not been able to control Iran and Aquavelvejihad, upset Israel, bowed almost to the floor for the Japanese Emperor, and allowed the North Korean dwarf to push him around. How has B. Hussein Obama done with our greatest ally, Great Britain? He couldn’t have done any worse if he had defecated at the Queen's feet.
  • ABC Omits Critics of Obama’s ‘Jarring and Inappropriate’ Bow to Emperor;

    11/16/2009 11:31:20 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 44 replies · 2,255+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Rich Noyes
    ABC’s Good Morning America finally picked up on the deep bow President Obama performed for the Emperor of Japan over the weekend. Co-host Diane Sawyer ran through how other U.S. Presidents have greeted either Emperor Akhito or his father, the late Emperor Hirohito over the years — some bowing, some not. Sawyer claimed that Americans are “not trained to greet royalty” and “it’s just too confusing.” Actually, the government employs lots of experts on culture and protocol to make sure that our presidents are fully “trained” on what to do when they represent our government overseas — which is not...
  • Japan expert to ABC : Yes, Obama’s bow made him look like an idiot

    11/15/2009 5:13:39 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 198 replies · 7,894+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So much of an idiot, in fact, that according to Tapper’s source, at least one Japanese paper isn’t running the photo out of embarrassment. This tool actually groveled himself into a minor international incident. The good news for O-bots? It wasn’t unprecedented. Nixon evidently made a modest bow to Hirohito in the early 70s. The bad news? “Obama’s handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bush’s back-rub of Merkel. “Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first...
  • So What If Obama Bowed?

    04/13/2009 4:10:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 35 replies · 1,229+ views
    ME Online ^ | 4/13/09 | Yvonne Davis
    Republican Clerics who are borderline xenophobic are working very hard in front of and behind the scenes to paint President Obama as someone who is weak without grit. Their political rhetoric is psychotic, says Yvonne R. Davis. Okay so what if President Obama bowed to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the G-20 Summit? Showing respect for the Elder King's position does NOT in any way mean the apocalyptic messages Republican Clerics are screaming over the air waves -- the US is going to turn Muslim and Christianity is going to get thrown out of an ancient Uzbek tower and smash...
  • BowGate Continues On

    04/11/2009 9:42:28 AM PDT · by pissant · 40 replies · 1,042+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/11/09 | Bob Parks
    I suggest you trust your “lying eyes” because it’s crystal clear that the White House is lying.This is not just about the lie, but the international symbolism. This is about a man who campaigned as a Christian, yet showed the utmost in respect to a Muslim king. This is about the appearance of undeclared allegiances, and yet another example of youthful arrogance and immaturity. President Obama voluntarily bent his knee and bowed his head before the most important ruler in the Islamic world. Let us hope that it does not require a war to right this insult to American sovereignty....
  • Why is this man lying? (BOWelGate)

    04/11/2009 9:39:48 AM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 1,529+ views
    Powerline ^ | 4/11/09 | Scott Johnson
    In a series of five posts titled "Why is this man bowing?," I noted Barack Obama's disgusting bow to the Saudi King in London. My persistence on the subject was prompted by the blackout on the story by the mainstream media. Neither the New York Times nor the Washington Post carried a story about it. Neither did the news services nor FOX News. Then this week the story emerged from the shadows of the Internet. Ben Smith ran an item on Politico with the White House denying the bow. "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands,...
  • Why Obama's Saudi Bow was Not a Kow-Tow (MSM admits he bowed, but it's Okay!)

    04/11/2009 12:15:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 3,147+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | April 10, 2009 | Scott MacLeod
    President Obama definitely bowed down when he shook the hand of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the G-20 in London last week. Despite the continuing outrage of conservatives and Arab-bashers, what Obama did was entirely appropriate, too. Here's my guide to Arabian royal protocol and American common sense. In the videotape zapping around the Internet, Obama looks slightly awkward, as if he wasn't quite sure whether to bow, shake hands or do both. It turned out to be a deep bow- cum-handshake, it was certainly more than the nod-handshake he gave Queen Elizabeth II, but it was...
  • [Obama Press Secretary] Robert Gibbs Is Being Kind of a Jerk About the Bowing Thing (With Video)

    04/10/2009 5:59:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 4,282+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2009 | Dan Amira
    Because the White House's first explanation about President Obama's bow to King Abdullah — that he was bending down to shake hands — would only make sense if Obama were nine feet tall, CNN reporter Dan Lothian brought up the controversy again yesterday, this time to press secretary Robert Gibbs. Surely, once the White House had time to reflect on the fact that we have actual video of the moment in question, they would admit that the president had indeed bowed as a simple show of respect to an international counterpart, blamed the "shaking hands" excuse on a well-meaning White...
  • Now, hillbillies! Don’t believe your lyin’ eyes. (Obama's Bow-gate)

    04/09/2009 7:35:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 4,238+ views
    Rachel Lucas Website ^ | April 9, 2009 | Rachel Lucas
    We have always been at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia. The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets. “It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. I can see why this aide wanted to be anonymous, otherwise he’d probably...
  • The most SHAMEFUL picture in American history

    04/09/2009 2:29:28 PM PDT · by drzz · 66 replies · 2,530+ views
    Drzz.info ^ | 04 09 2009 | drzz
    POTUS Obama in front of the King of Saudi Arabia, eight years after 9/11 and the death of 3,000 Americans because of radical islam promoted by Saudi Arabia.
  • Robert Gibbs Moment o' the Day: Bowgate

    04/09/2009 3:58:52 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 9 replies · 701+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 4/9/2009 | Dr. Dave
    A series on b. Hussein's rumbling, bumbling, fumbling, stumbling Press Secretary Robert "Ahhhhh" Gibbs.... Ah, the beauty of bait and switch, deny deny deny, followup a fact presented to you with snark and contempt and arrogance. Such is the world of Gibbsy. Video from today's press briefing.
  • Heads Up! Tonight, Hannity will show the "Obama bowing to the Saudi King" video ( Finally! )

    04/08/2009 1:48:33 PM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 1,535+ views
    Sean Hannity | 4/8/2009 | Sean Hannity
    Tonight, Hannity will show the video of Obama bowing to the Saudi King.
  • White House: No bow to Saudi

    04/08/2009 2:06:27 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 64 replies · 2,529+ views
    Politico ^ | April 8, 2009 | Ben Smith
    The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets. "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.The Washington Times called the alleged bow a  "shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate" and said it violated centuries of American tradition of not deferring to royalty. The Weekly Standard, meanwhile, noted that American protocol apparently rules...
  • The Obama Bow: Just For the Record...

    04/08/2009 2:57:02 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 82 replies · 4,513+ views
    04/08/09 | 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.
  • White House Denies President Obama Bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - Video

    04/08/2009 2:57:41 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 65 replies · 2,312+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Politico.com reports that the White House is denying that President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah last week during the G-20 Summit in London: The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets. "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Washington Times called the alleged bow a "shocking display of fealty to...
  • Did An American President Actually Bow Before A Saudi King?

    04/08/2009 5:50:14 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 109 replies · 3,137+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | April 8, 2009 | Michael Eden
    One picture is worth a thousand words: And here's the link to the video, so you can watch the whole thing over and over while screaming, "THIS IS YOUR IDEA OF RESTORING AMERICAN PRESTIGE?"It didn't take long before the official denial: "Barack Obama did not show subservient fealty to that king, Mr. Abdullah..." Barack Obama's handler's may be right. At least technically. From Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language: "Curtsy: a bow by women in recognition or respect, consisting of bending the knees and lowering the body." Let's see: bent knees - check. Lowered body - check. Woman?...
  • EDITORIAL: Barack Takes a Bow ( Washington Times )

    04/08/2009 6:04:14 PM PDT · by kellynla · 108 replies · 3,664+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2009 | staff
    In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week. Mr. Obama later said in Strasbourg, France, "We have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect." Symbolism is important in world affairs. By bending over to show greater respect to Islam, the U.S. president belittled the power and independence of the United States. The bow was an extraordinary protocol violation. Such an act is a traditional obeisance befitting a king's subjects, not his peer. There is no precedent for...
  • Examining the Obama "Handshake": Exposing The White House Lie

    04/08/2009 8:42:29 PM PDT · by The Big Feed · 20 replies · 1,374+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | April 8, 2009 | Captain Thurston
    By now, we've all seen the video of what certainly appears to be Obama bowing before the Saudi King: This apparent shameless prostrating has sparked outrage in the United States. But the White House claims Obama did not bow before the king. The White House claims that Obama was just bending over to shake the King's hand because Obama is so tall. Well...There's only one way to know. We can examine Obama's handshaking habits. Does Obama have a habit of bending down low enough to sniff a man's private parts when he shakes hands with people shorter than himself? The...
  • White House: Bow? What bow?

    I really wasn’t going to write about this again, mostly because I was convinced that the national media had let Barack Obama off the hook completely for his tradition- and protocol-breaking bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. However, Ben Smith reports that the White House has now been asked about it, thanks to a Washington Times editorial scolding Obama for the move — and that they’re denying it ever happened: The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right...
  • God-Given Rights vs. Man-Given Rights: Why Obama's Bow Matters

    04/09/2009 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 63 replies · 2,727+ views
    Various | 04/09/09 | Reaganesque
    Sometimes, protocol is not merely staid, formulaic and meaningless ritual. Sometimes it is founded in deeply held, core principles. One such example of a protocol based upon a core principle is that of the President of the United States never bowing to a foreign sovereign or lowering our flag in deference to said sovereign. We are not being disrespectful because we see ourselves as better than this or that leader. We are standing upon our principles. Unfortunately, as the controversy over President Obama’s bow before the King of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated, such core principles are lost on those who...
  • BOWelGate: Obama Shaking hands with shorter People - a story in pics

    04/09/2009 10:44:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 124 replies · 7,254+ views
    PA Times | 4/9/09 | Pissant
    Well, now lets see here....
  • Video Catches White House in a Lie Over Alleged Bow

    04/09/2009 4:57:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 109 replies · 3,606+ views
    AOL Political Machine ^ | April 8, 2009 | Mark Impomeni
    The White House is denying that President Obama bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia at last week's G-20 summit in Europe. The official explanation is essentially that the president was simply caught in awkward moment (0:54 in video at link). "It wasn't a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity." But the gathering was caught on video, and a still frame lifted from that video proves that the White House explanation is a fabrication. In the picture below, Obama's two hands...
  • Conservatives, WH Spar Over Saudi "Bow"

    04/09/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT · by Plutarch · 86 replies · 2,939+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 9, 2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Did President Obama bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at last week's G-20 meeting? Conservatives say yes – and some aren't happy about it. The White House, meanwhile, says the president did nothing of the kind. Ben Smith has the story. As he notes, the president met Abdullah last week in London and appeared to bow to the Saudi leader, prompting outrage from some conservative quarters. "The President of the United States executed a bow to a monarch so deep that he literally had to take a step back to balance himself," wrote Hot Air. "No American President should...
  • Dennis Miller on the Obama Bow (BOWelGate Video)

    04/09/2009 8:41:36 AM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 3,877+ views
    Dakota Voices ^ | 4/9/09 | Dennis miller
    Miller Time is usually good on Fox News, but Dennis Miller was in rare form during this segment. I was nearly crying with laughter a couple of times. Apparently President Obama’s handlers have come up with an excuse to try and “explain” his very obvious deep bow to the king of Saudi Arabia last week: he was reaching down to shake the king’s hand. You know, I’m getting my leg pulled so much lately I feel the need to turn myself into an arachnid because I’m running out of other legs to pull. I’ve shaken hands with a lot of...
  • White House Won't Bow to Reality

    04/08/2009 6:22:18 PM PDT · by pissant · 39 replies · 2,197+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/8/09 | Michael Goldfarb
    Ben Smith appears to be the first reporter to ask the White House why Barack Obama bowed before the King of Saudi Arabia, a violation of more than two centuries of tradition and protocol holding that American presidents never bow before royalty. The answer the White House gave Smith: "It wasn't a bow." So who you going to believe -- Barack Obama or your lying eyes? The fact that no one on in the traveling press corps even bothered to ask for an explanation as to why Obama bowed is almost as stunning as the White House's absurd denial that...
  • Heads Up! WH Claims Obama Didn't Bow to Arab King (O'Reilly Factor)

    04/07/2009 5:12:39 PM PDT · by kellynla · 179 replies · 7,629+ views
    O'Reilly Factor | 4/7/2009 | staff
    O'Reilly will cover the "Obama bow" next segment.