Skip to comments.Obama bows down to Saudi King
Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
April 02, 2009
|I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.
And stupid -- not quite. Glib, on occasion, yes. But as for brains, he might be one-third as smart as he thinks he is, and as everyone throughout his wretched pampered phony life so far has assured him he is. What many observers mistake for intellect is nothing more than cunning -- of the low and short-sighted type, centered around self-preservation, that characterizes vermin.
With a little luck, however, his arrogance will trip him up. We need to help create that luck.
The Washington Times
EDITORIAL: Barack takes a bow. The president shows fealty to a Muslim king
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.
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 U.S. presidents bowing to Saudi or any other royals.
No Americans of any station are required to bow to royalty. It is one of the pillars of American exceptionalism that our country rejected traditional caste divisions.
Mr. Obama is proving that one can be elected president without knowing how to behave presidentially. His servile gesture was fully fitting with the tone of his humility tour of Europe. In his eagerness to be loved personally, the president has lost sight of the fact that the leader of the free world also must be respected.
According to Fox News yesterday (the 7th), the White House said he was double handshaking to a smaller person. Yeah right! The Queen is much shorter than the Saudi King and Odumbo didn’t bend over. It was a bow with one bended knee. Not even a low bow by itself. It was a subservient bow. Not sure what they were laughing about - maybe he missed the hand but it WAS a bow otherwise the White House would say it was “x” and not what they did.
According to the White House, he's "only" doing a double handshake to a shorter person.
I agree w/ you. I hadn’t watched the video (no u-tube at work) when i first posted.
Wow, and he looks like a total Democrat Dork doing it!
Its not even a question of if he bowed or not of course he did and to lie about it is just plain silly and nefarious.
The real question is why did Obama lie about bowing? If Obama and his administration are willing to lie when they are doing something right in front of the Whole World Watching, then just think how much more so they lie about the big things. The Obama defenders claim this is a trivial matter. Ok, lets assume it is. Then why did Obama and his administration lie about a trivial matter?
This is knee jerk lying at a pathological level, even besting the Clintons.
So we have firmly established that this president and his administration will lie about ANYTHING to include the very thing he is doing right in front of our faces. Then why should we not then assume he is most certainly lying about major issues such as his Long Form Birth Certificate or whether or not he is even a legal POTUS and not a USURPER.
What is really disturbing about this is that this president and his administration take America to be a bunch of chumps. Its an insult to the intelligence of the American people.
We can safely assume that anything this president and his administration tell us from here on out is one big fat fabrication and lie.
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