Saturday, November 14, 2009

Obama Bows to Emperor - Disgraces Presidency Again

Obama stuck his ass in the air again in Japan when he bowed to the Emperor of Japan. Later, at a press conference, Obama stuck his foot in his mouth when he was unable to say the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the right thing to do.

This from Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times, "How low will he go?":

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 to 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 and get bad reviews and lots of money as a sign of respect.

Obama could receive some frowns back home as he did for his not-quite-this-low-or-maybe-about-the-same-bow to the Saudi king not so long ago.

Remember this when Obama didn't bow to the Saudi king? What will the White House say about the Japan incident? Oh, slow my beating heart!

And, the Queen of England got a hand shake, head bob, and a pat on the back.

General Douglas MacArthur demonstrated how to bow before the Emperor of Japan in 1945. The photo credits at the end of the article, the LA Times printed:
Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty; Reuters (Obama bows to the king of Saudi Arabia earlier this year); U.S. Army Archives (Gen. Douglas MacArthur not bowing to Emperor Hirohito after World War II).

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extropolitca said...

The problem is not how much he bow his back, but the fact that he lower his eyes.
A bow could be considered a gesture of respect, but looking their shoes show submission.

Charles said...

The embarrassement continues doesn't it? A message to all the Acorn people, welfare babies, and union people: The zoo all are due back at 6.

Indigo Red said...

The O-man is obviously the idiot of Hillarys village.

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Obama bends his back 90ยบ to the Japanese king..and he prove that he is so nice person...

Indigo Red said...

The difficulty here is not so much the bow itself, but the divergence from an American principle as stated in the Declaration of Independence - "... that all men are created equal..." and the fact that a war was fought to free this nation from the yoke of hereditary superiorty. Obama's habitual genuflecting to foreign potentates negates the whole idea that no man is better than another which is the essence of American exceptionalismm.

Anonymous said...

This clown really has no clue, does he? Don

indigo Rose said...

if you read the bow as a sign of respect one must wonder, Why is there no bow being returned?

My daughter stationed in S Korea has been taught that a hand wave is suitable as a sign of respect to someone in your age group.... a bow for a "senior" for respect, and the depth of the bow to show how much deference (humble submission and respect) you are giving the senior. The military have not been told to bend that deeply, a slight bowing, perhaps a "tilt" such as the Emperor is giving Obama,to respect age but not to show submission.

Louise said...

As a loyal subject of Her Majesty, Queen Liz, I most strenuously object. She got short changed.

Indigo Red said...

And we Americans fought a war to throw off the tyranny of the British Crown so we wouldn't have to bow to royalty anymore. Then we fought amongst ourselves to free the Negro slaves so they wouldn't have to bow to other people.

Hey! Obama is a black man bowing to royalty!

And the Democrats saw fit to call Colin Powell a "house nigger" because he worked for George Bush as Secretary of State.

Louise said...

The circle is complete.

We just had a cross country tour by Prince Charles and Camilla. The crowds were less than spectacular. I think Canada is losing interest in the monarchy, or at least would like to see the inheritance skip a generation. Bonnie Prince Charlie is a dud. By the time Mumzie kicks the bucket, we'll have a doddering old half-wit ascending the throne and it will be even more irrelevant.

Mike's America said...

And he bowed to the Chinese too! At least that bow makes sense as he's going to need another trillion$ from them to fund his socialist health care scheme.

Happy Thanksgiving Indigo!

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