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  • Saudis Deny Visa to Jewish Reporter Covering ObamaObama Still Going

    03/27/2014 12:51:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 26, 2014 - 4:26 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The administration criticized Saudi Arabias denial of a visa for a Jewish White House correspondent wanting to cover President Obamas visit to the kingdom on Friday, but when asked Tuesday whether it would reconsider going to Saudi Arabia or anything like that, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said no. Michael Wilner, a U.S. citizen who covers the White House for the Jerusalem Post, applied for a visa with other members of the White House press corps but was turned down on Monday. [] That didnt cause you guys to reconsider going to Saudi Arabia or anything like that? a...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • If the Obama/Castro handshake wasn't bad enough it was photobombed by another liberal celebrity...

    12/10/2013 1:25:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm sure Christiane Amanpour thought these words during the CNN broadcast of Mandela's memorial were about as brilliant as they come.It says this is a moment of re reconciliation for Mandela. And President Obama is doing the diplomatic thing. He's not just going to walk by and ignore these people who are there....This is a man (Mandela), it is so true, who brought people together in life and he continues to bring people together today. He continues to bring people together in death. Really though, one has to wonder which...man...is bringing all these leftist/communist kindred spirits together...
  • OBAMA BOWS AGAINTHIS TIME IN INDIA

    11/08/2010 3:45:09 PM PST · by FactReal · 28 replies · 1+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | 11/8/2010 | FactReal
    Obama bowed today to the Indian Parliament...GatewayPundit reports. Obama submits to foreigners but mocks Tea Party Patriots (videos).
  • Obama bows again

    11/08/2010 10:29:55 AM PST · by Don Corleone · 19 replies
    Drudge Report | 11/8/10 | Drudge
    On Drudge...Obama Bows to Indian Parliament.
  • US drops Amritsar from Obama itinerary over headgear worries

    10/19/2010 8:03:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 76 replies
    Times of India ^ | 20 October 2010 | Times of India, New Delhi, India
    NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama will not visit Amritsar during his stay in India next month. While there was no official confirmation from the government, sources said the proposal to visit Amritsar had been dropped owing to reservations of US officials over the kind of scarf Obama would have to wear to visit the Golden Temple. The decision was yet to be communicated to the government till late on Tuesday. However, sources said Obama, who will arrive in Mumbai on November 6, will directly come to Delhi now after a day's stay in the country's commercial capital. Earlier, he...
  • OBAMA Nixes Plans For Hiroshima Apology Tour (Afraid of US Electorate): My Translation from Japan

    09/18/2010 5:07:51 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 44 replies
    Sankei Shimbun News, Tokyo, Japan (Original in Japanese) ^ | 19 September 2010 | Rui Sasaki, Reporter
    Sources within the Obama Administration as well as with the ruling Japan Democratic Party here have leaked and confirmed that Obama (and Japan side) have come to the conclusion to make the decision to cancel any side trip to Hiroshima, Japan in November as part of O's ongoing worldwide apology tour.
  • US-JAPAN ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP CRUMBLING (Cover Story/Photo of Nikkei Business) (Translation)

    05/20/2010 8:15:24 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1,492+ views
    Out on stands, now, here in Japan. Mass circulation. Hope and "CHANGE"."CHANGE" (North Korea and Red China) can believe in. Hmmm mmmm MMMM!
  • Obama bows yet once again.......

    05/20/2010 10:37:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 63 replies · 2,196+ views
    05/20/10
    How dare "No Balls Obama" stand there and allow a tin pot leader from a turd world nation to trash one of our states on our own soil? This is an outrage! What the hell's the matter with him?....
  • Why The Hell Would Obama Bow To Tampa Mayor? (Obama Has No Dignity, Bows To Anyone)

    01/31/2010 7:42:12 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 81 replies · 2,822+ views
    Weasel Zippers via AP Photo ^ | January 31, 2010 | Weasel Zippers
    Why The Hell Would Obama Bow To Tampa Mayor? Hey, what's that on the ground? Oh, it's just my dignity U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo)
  • Chin Up - Chin Down The Two Faces of Obama

    12/11/2009 6:54:57 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 3 replies · 785+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/11/09 | RobtKraft
    Chin up: Arrogant Obama. Chin Down: Obsequious Obama.
  • Hannity Interview with Cheney; Hammers Obama for "Bowing" and "Apologizing for the U.S." - Video

    12/08/2009 6:39:02 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 553+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 8, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity's interview with former Vice-President Dick Cheney that aired tonight. More of the interview with be aired on the Hannity show tomorrow night. Cheney hailed "American Exceptionalism," and hammered Obama for "going around the world bowing" to world leaders and "apologizing profusely for the United States." . . . (VIDEO)
  • The Twelve Bows of Christmas Obama Gave to Me

    11/28/2009 9:18:55 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 1 replies · 526+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/28/09 | RobtKraft
    Obowma's gift to the American people. Too bad there are no exchanges until 2012.
  • Obama's Bow To Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Was The Third On His Asia Trip (3 Photos)

    11/24/2009 10:13:23 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 19 replies · 1,269+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/25/09 | talkradio03
    This makes the bow to Emperor Akihito that much worse, it wasn't an accident if Obama did it 2 other times on his trip to Asia...Photos and Video
  • Official: Reaction to Japan Bow Left Obama "Speechless"

    11/23/2009 1:35:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies · 3,377+ views
    See BS ^ | 11/23/2009 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama's bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito in Tokyo earlier this month ignited anger from some conservatives who complained, in the words of blogger Donald Douglass, that the United States "now willingly prostrates itself before the rest of the world." Now the president is responding kind of. The Atlantic quotes "a US government official who was on the trip" who says the president was left "speechless" by the controversy. "Obama's attitude was, this is an elderly gentleman in a country where this kind of greeting is customary," said the official. "It does not seem extraordinary to show this kind...
  • US Media Ignores Obamas Muffed Japan Visit

    11/23/2009 9:49:15 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 22 replies · 1,096+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/23/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Japanese media has reported that Obama's recent state visit to their island nation was a big failure, but the U.S. media is mum on the mess that Team Obama made in Japan. He made multiple diplomatic gaffs and this is quite aside from the absurdly low bow that the incompetent president perpetrated upon greeting the Japanese Emperor Akihito. Before we get to his other multiple fluffs and diplomatic errors, let's explain what Obama was telling the Japanese people with his absurdly low bow. The sort of bow that Obama made is almost that of a "dogeza" bow. This is...
  • Caption Obama promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education

    11/23/2009 1:00:44 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 30 replies · 1,647+ views
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) watches on as the "Cougar Cannon" robot throws a ball at a student from Oakton High School following Obama's remarks on science, technology, engineering and math education initiatives in the Eisenhower Executive Office building in Washington, November 23, 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education while in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, November 23, 2009
  • Why America Must Learn to Bow (You won't believe it!)

    11/22/2009 10:17:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 2,333+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 21, 2009 | Martin Jacques
    The presidents visit to China was seen as failure, but what if that was just the new standard? Martin Jacques on why the U.S. must get used to declineand learn humility. Obamas visit to China last week was starkly different from previous such occasions. The United States has stumbled into a new era. Just a decade ago it all looked so different. President Bushin one of historys great miscalculationsbelieved that the world stood on the verge of a new American century. In fact, the opposite was the case. The defeat of the Soviet Union flattered only to deceive and mislead....
  • "Hatoyama Vs. Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (Obama in Japan: My Translation)

    11/21/2009 9:18:54 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 110 replies · 6,830+ views
    Shukan Bunshun Weekly Magazine (Translated to English) ^ | 22 November 2009 (26 November 2009 Edition) | Shukan Bunshun Staff Writers
    "(Japan Prime Minister) Hatoyama Vs.Obama -- The Scandal That Nobody Will Report" (由紀夫 vs オバマ「書かれざるスキャンダル」)Reporters at the weekly Shukan Bunshun news magazine here in Tokyo, Japan have written a rather caustic report about President Obama's 23 hours in Tokyo last week, from a frank Japanese perspective, exclusively in the Japanese language, and released to the newstands just now. In that sense this is more or less an *FR Exclusive*. A number of eye-opening claims, pieces of information and details emerge about Obama's brief stay in Japan as part of his disastrous Asian trip--over and above the very controversial, near-"dogeza"...
  • Sarah Palin Interview with O'Reilly - Part 2; Says Obama is "Bowing to other World Leaders" - Video

    11/20/2009 5:35:54 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 32 replies · 1,692+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    In case you missed it, here is video of Part two of Sarah Palin's interview with Bill O'Reilly. Tonight, they focus on policy issues. Below is the first segment of tonight's Part 2 Interview. In the second part, not yet posted, Palin says bluntly that Obama's foreign policy is weak, citing the fact that Obama is "bowing to other world leaders." We'll post the rest of it once it is available . . . (VIDEO)
  • US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow ("Gero" [BARF] Alert!)

    11/20/2009 7:39:57 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 45 replies · 2,381+ views
    AFP ^ | 21 November 2009 | Agence France Presss via Google news
    US admiral defends Obama's Japan bow (AFP) 1 day ago WASHINGTON The former top commander of US troops in Asia on Thursday strongly defended President Barack Obama against critics of his bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito, calling it a gesture of respect. Admiral Timothy Keating, who retired last month ...
  • Chris Matthews is Not Feeling the Tingle this Week

    11/20/2009 4:05:33 PM PST · by Ruby Slippers · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Ruby Slippers ^ | 11/20/09 | Mary Sue
    The entire segment from tonight's Hardball has Chris Matthews analyzing what's going wrong with the Obama administration. He hits on several points including the decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York, the group is too intellectual (too much Ivy League) and my personal favorite, he's missing the magical touch as witnessed by his bow to the Emperor in Japan. If you don't have time to watch the whole clip skip to 4:15 to pick up on Matthews rant about the bow, but he's surprisingly on target for the most part on where Obama is failing:
  • DFU YouTube SING-ALONG: Sukiyaki (Obama's humiliating bow - POTLATCH work featured)

    11/17/2009 9:38:02 AM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 700+ views
    JOIN THE MOCKING IN SONG - the classic "SUKIYAKI"
  • Rove Agrees with Dick Cheney: "No Need for An American President to Bow to Anyone" - Video 11/17/09

    11/17/2009 7:33:01 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 650+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Karl Rove tonight talking to Sean Hannity about President Obama's conduct on his overseas trip to Asia. Rove agreed with former Vice-President Dick Cheney, who said: "There is no need for an American President to bow to anyone. Our friends and allies don't expect it, and our enemies see it as a sign of weakness." - Dick Cheney Rove said a slight nod would have been seen as respectful, but the low bow to the waste was not viewed as needed or appropriate by the Japanese or others. Rove pointed out that if it is appropriate...
  • Obama Bows Again, This Time After His Town Hall Meeting In Shanghai (Video)

    11/16/2009 11:05:23 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 1,191+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/17/09 | talkradio03
    The man just can't help himself, or he just doesn't care, this is following his town hall meeting in Shangai, Obama bows to the man with the microphone...Good Grief,.. (Video)
  • President Obowma, Leader of the World's Greatest Superbower, Stars in the Jerk

    11/16/2009 5:18:06 AM PST · by vrwc54 · 6 replies · 544+ views
    You Tube ^ | 11/15/09 | RobtKraft
    President Obowma continues his world tour impressing the natives everywhere. We are so lucky to have such a culturally aware president who knows better than all his predecessors on how to behave.
  • "Obama Bow To Emperor Was Inappropriate" (This A.M.'s Japanese Press: My Translation)

    11/15/2009 6:11:20 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 159 replies · 6,447+ views
    47 News, (Japan) From Original Japanese from Kyodo ^ | 16 November 2009 | 47 News (Japan)
    Title in-full is: "Obama Bow To Emperor Inappropriate-- U.S. Conservative Faction Criticizes"(オバマ氏の天皇にお辞儀は不適切 米保守派が批判 (They are essentially saying that US Conservatives are asserting that. (But it is fairly widespread here as a perception, and growing, although to-date Japanese have been their typical polite goodselves in playing down the faux paus of an ignorant, visiting, protocol-devoid foreigner, in this case POTUS).(http://www.47news.jp/CN/200911/CN2009111601000125.html)Goes on to say that U.S. Conservative blogosphere, FOX News, etc. have picked up on the Obama bow as inappropriate. Also tied it into the earlier Obama bow/genuflection to Saudi Arabian King.For your information.It is actually from a Kyodo News report, which means...
  • Senior Adm. Official: Obama Simply "Observed Protocol" When He Bowed

    11/15/2009 12:24:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 31 replies · 1,330+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/15/09 | talkradio03
    I think that those who try to politicize those things are just way, way, way off base" the official said.....OK, now we got it, Obama was observing protocol, and we are politicizing it....Well there you have it...(Story from Politico)
  • Barack Obama bowed to Japanese emperor as 'protocol'

    11/15/2009 6:06:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies · 5,019+ views
    Obama bowed to emperor as 'protocol' By: Mike Allen November 14, 2009 11:08 PM EST 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. I think that those who try to politicize those things are just way, way, way off base, the official said. He observes protocol. But I dont think anybody who was in Japan who saw his speech and the reaction to it, certainly those who witnesses his bilateral meetings there ...
  • Why is this man bowing? Ashamed of his country but arrogant about himself..

    11/14/2009 10:12:01 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies · 1,078+ views
    Power Line ^ | 11/14/09 | Power Line
    We criticized Barack Obama when he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. Americans do not bow to royalty. When the royal is the ruling tyrant of a despotic regime, the wrong is compounded. Obama's bowing to the King was deeply offensive. When 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, and he's taller than King Abdullah," said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Bill O'Reilly ran a bemused segment...
  • How low can he go? Obama bends almost double as he bows to Japanese royalty

    11/14/2009 8:09:57 PM PST · by myknowledge · 101 replies · 3,595+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2009 | Sara Nelson
    Standing at over six foot in height, Barack Obama had to bow deeply as he paid his respects to the diminutive Japanese Emperor Akihito. But the comical sight, which saw the President bend almost double, will no doubt earn him nods of approval in Japan, where a low bow is a sign of great respect and deference. Obama met the emperor and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace today, a stop on his nine-day Asian tour that will also see him take in Singapore and China.
  • Flashback : NYT blasts Clinton for almost bowing to Akihito

    11/14/2009 11:44:13 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 23 replies · 1,444+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 13, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Both Allahpundit and I referenced this blast from the past at the time Barack Obama bowed to Abdullah earlier this year. Its worth posting again, not just because Obama pulled another boneheaded protocol violation and bowed to an emperor, but in this case bowed to the same emperor with whom Bill Clinton almost committed the same protocol violation. Douglas Jehr, in a 1994 New York Times report, made it clear that had Clinton actually executed a full bow, it would have destroyed a precedent dating to the founding of the Republic:
  • [ O-Bow-Mao's ] botched bow

    11/14/2009 12:31:48 PM PST · by libh8er · 28 replies · 1,756+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11.14.09 | Thomas Lifson
    Bad enough that Obama bowed down to another head of state yesterday. Even worse that he did not bother to learn how one bows in Japan, and just winged it. I agree with Scott Johnson, Steve Gilbert, Andrew Malcom, and many others that the President of the United States should not be bowing before any head of state. But unlike these astute observers, I actually know a little something about the art of the bow in Japan, having lived in Japan four different times on a resident visa, taught East Asian Studies at Harvard, and counseled many hundreds of American,...
  • How many Heads of State bowed to Akihito?

    11/14/2009 2:19:46 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 145 replies · 6,278+ views
  • Obama: The Bows Continue

    11/14/2009 5:01:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies · 1,696+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 14, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    I though Americans do not bow to members of royalty? The King of Saudi Arabia, and now the Japanese Emperor? And as the LA Times points out . there was no reciprocal bow from the Emperor. Contrary to some claims, the video shows no reciprocal bow by the emperor, who traditionally bows to no one. And weve added a file photo from 2007 of Vice President Dick Cheney greeting the Japanese Emperor in the same door way in a different fashion. And all the Queen got was an ill advised pat on the back. I guess when it comes to...
  • Obama's botched bow

    11/14/2009 7:10:22 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 72 replies · 3,167+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 13, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    Bad enough that Obama bowed down to another head of state yesterday. Even worse, he did not bother to learn how one bows in Japan, and just winged it. I agree with Scott Johnson, Steve Gilbert, Andrew Malcom, and many others that the President of the United States should not be bowing before any head of state. But unlike these astute observers, I actually know a little something about the art of the bow in Japan, having lived in Japan four different times on a resident visa, taught East Asian Studies at Harvard, and counseled many hundreds of American, European,...
  • Barack Obama bows and talks of green tea icecream as he pushes US ties in Asia

    11/14/2009 7:30:39 AM PST · by GVnana · 104 replies · 4,094+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/14/2009
    President Barack Obama is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko upon arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Photo: REUTERS
  • Why is this man bowing?

    11/14/2009 7:16:36 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 36 replies · 1,325+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 11/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    President Obama, representative of the American people bows to Japan's Emperor Like he bowed to the Saudi king.
  • If a US President Had Just Done This in January 1942...(Obama almost falls on his face bowing))

    11/14/2009 6:47:11 AM PST · by jdfromny · 52 replies · 2,660+ views
    American Digest ^ | 11/14/09 | Gerard Vanderleun
    U.S. President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko as he arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. You know, he is getting better at this sort of thing. Practice makes perfect. This one has to go straight into the Obama Scrapbook section, "My Greatest Achievements." While a normal, well-brought-up American knows that free men do not bow to monarchs, it is interesting to read Miss Manners on the subject of bowing to foreign monarchs, not that manners is what we expect to see in this case.
  • How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    11/14/2009 5:08:16 AM PST · by libstripper · 172 replies · 6,324+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Novembe 14, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    How low will the new American president go for the world's royalty? This photo will get Democrat President Obama a lot of approving nods in Japan this weekend, especially among the older generation of Japanese who still pay attention to the royal family living in its downtown castle. Very low bows like this are a sign of great respect and deference for a superior. To some in the United States, however, an upright handshake might have looked better. Remember Michelle Obama casually patting Britain's Queen Elizabeth on the back during their Buckingham Palace visit? America's royalty tends to make movies...
  • Why is he bowing to the Japanese Emperor Akihito?

    11/13/2009 9:10:01 PM PST · by STARWISE · 649 replies · 18,673+ views
    Reuters photo ^ | 11-14-09
  • FREEP REQUEST - Fitting for Barry to Bow to the Saudi King?

    04/16/2009 5:35:37 AM PDT · by Shadowfax · 27 replies · 715+ views
    The Tonypolls ^ | 4/16/09 | Tony Isabella
    Do you feel it was fitting for President Barack Obama to bow to the king of Saudi Arabia?
  • Obama Recovering From Serious Back Injuries (World Groveling Tour Takes Its Toll)

    04/14/2009 5:32:12 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies · 1,029+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/14/2009 | William Kevin Stoos
    Just back from his World Groveling Tour President Obama invited Stoos Views Chief White House Correspondent, Hugh Betcha, to his room at Bethesda Naval Hospital where Obama is recovering from self inflicted back injuries received while apologizing for the United States in Europe, the Middle East, and Turkey. When asked about the back brace that he wore under his hospital gown, Obama noted: Oh that--that was from my deep bow to His Glorious Majesty and Guardian of the Holy Places, my God on Earth, the King of Saudi Arabia. Despite the fact that I play basketball, and thought I was...
  • Obama's Five Pillars of ............

    04/14/2009 10:30:16 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 16 replies · 1,545+ views
    Atlas Shrugs Blog ^ | April 14, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    If any of you watched Obama's propaganda speech earlier today, did you find it as shocking as I did when he described his plan for America in the context of "five pillars"? Last month Obama revealed his Five Pillars of Education ............... Today he declared his dedication to what he called the "five pillars" of his new "house upon a rock". Obama pledged "an unrelenting, unyielding, day-by-day effort from this administration to fight for economic recovery on all fronts." Unrelenting indeed. Dear leader is on our TV screens every day. He is looting our wealth, our children's wealth, and the...
  • 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...
  • Caption This! Obama Bows...

    04/13/2009 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Moozle · 17 replies · 1,145+ views
  • The Kowtower In Chief

    04/13/2009 5:13:35 AM PDT · by kellynla · 3 replies · 592+ views
    townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2009 | Burt Prelutsky
    During the presidential campaign, we were told that Barack Obama was another Lincoln. At the time, I recall thinking that he might very well be another Lincoln, but certainly not Abe. Then we were told he was another FDR, which was certainly closer to the truth, and not just because they both smoked cigarettes and made Narcissus look like a shrinking violet. But, now that hes been in office for a while, he mostly reminds me of Wile E. Coyote. He thinks hes very clever, but he keeps falling off the cliff while holding the anvil he intended to drop...
  • It's not (only) about the stinkin' bow! It's about the politics of doublespeak.

    04/11/2009 1:12:33 PM PDT · by TWP guy · 357+ views
    The American Sentinel ^ | 04/11/09 | Typical White Person
    Yes, yes, it was a bow. Who didn't know that? (To quote Sammy Farha.) But that's not the only the issue here. Simple answer: I'm new on the job, and I'm not familiar with all of the foreign policy protocol. I'm a nice guy and as such was just trying to be respectful, and wasn't mindful of the implications. Case closed, even if he's not really a nice guy. But Obama has not built his paper mache positive publicity empire on admitting mistakes. His was built on admitting Bush's mistakes for him, whether they existed or not.
  • Obama's Bow: Cultural Perspectives

    04/11/2009 10:33:09 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 546+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Is Obamas deep bow (with slightly bent knee) to the Saudi king as bad as it seems? The White House, apparently forgetful that we live in the Internet age, where everything is swiftly documented and disseminated or else thinking it leads a nation of the blind insists the president did not bow. He supposedly always bends in half when shaking hands with shorter people, though he certainly seemed quite erect when saluting the British queen, who is much shorter than the Saudi king. Obama bowed; this much is certainly not open to debate. All that is left now...
  • 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,...