The Obama Bow

by Ryan on November 15, 2009

in Culture,International Relations,Politics

It took 44 Presidents and 220 years since the office of the American Presidency was jump-started by George Washington on Wall Street in late April 1789 before a President thought so little of his office and country to give a full bow to a foreign leader.  We don’t bow to foreign leaders — it indicates a sense of inferiority and a lack of confidence on our part and just isn’t the style for a country which began hundreds of years ago abhorring the granting of titles of nobility.  We shake hands and nod heads at most.

Our Dear Leader the Most High and Beneficent Barack Hussein Obama (mm mm m) has done it twice now!  Once to our Saudi masters, and once again to the Japanese Emperor yesterday!   Here are the pictures:

To the Saudi King last April:

Yesterday to the Japanese Emperor:

Well, Obama did promise “change,” which seems to be liberal code for “decline” economically, politically and culturally.  Obama believes America should be a weak nation and has demonstrated this with plenty of speeches and even his own gestures twice already.  All things considered though, in both pictures the Obamaprompter is noticeably absent, so it’s not like we can blame the President for his actions when not being directed by the machine.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

MoogieP November 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Maybe he didn’t want the Emperor to feel so vertically challenged. It’s just courteous, don’t you think? I’m not going to mention the thing with his shiny shoes and the Empress’s dress.


Dee November 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Maybe Obama was trying to make up for Bush blowing chunks on the Japanese Prime Minister in ’92. Dee


Mike November 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Or maybe Obama simply has no respect for America. Now there’s a reason to blow chunks.


Stan November 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

This is yet another reason why we cannot gain traction on important issues. We go into hysterics when the prez buys a cheeseburger with Dijon mustard, we go to hysterics over a (false) story about the 1st lady eating lobster, we go to hysterics over everything imaginable and then when we go nuts over something legitimate – it makes us look like the boy who cried wolf. Get a grip people. Stay focused.


Mike November 16, 2009 at 1:05 pm

No hysterics Stan. Just having a little fun. Constantly worrying about “the movement” will only take years off or lives. Issues are important, but we need to loosen up too.


Chris November 18, 2009 at 1:42 am

We’ve heard his opinions on America, especially when he is in foreign lands, so it’s no surprise to me…I’m noticing a pattern here…he bows to countries where he thinks America wronged their people. I think everyone missed this and I caught it when Obama sidestepped the atomic bomb question. His silence on that issue spoke a thousand words…


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