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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    This thread would be laugh-out-loud funny if it weren't so danged pathetic. I'm no Obama fan, but good lord, criticizing a guy for bending to shake the hand of a guy 8 inches shorter than you is ridiculous. If folks watch the short clip from which this still was snapped, it would be obvious that there is music and singing blaring in the background, and after Obama mounts the steps he shakes everyone's hand and appears to issue a short greeting close to their ears, because of the noise I presume. It's hardly his fault that everyone on the stage was shorter than he was, so to make his greeting effective he had to bend closer to them. Sheeesh.

    I'm sure glad that DP posters don't bother wasting time with petty nothings!


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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I think Obama gets it for a lot more inconsequential BS than Bush ever did.
    No, Bush got plenty and it was just as deserved as Obama's.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I think Obama gets it for a lot more inconsequential BS than Bush ever did.

    Morons still tout pics of Bush and Saud.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I think Obama gets it for a lot more inconsequential BS than Bush ever did.
    I don't know, I wasn't on this site when Bush was president but he sure does get a good raking over the coals. I would say with Obama, he is in charge now and he can change things now either for the good, bad or indifferent. Bush is gone and nothing he did can ever be changed. So there is a difference, I suppose those who are diehards supporters or one or the other doesn't see it that way, but such is life. I think each has/is done/doing some good things and each has/is done/doing some bad things for the country. Neither is 100% good or bad. But posters here see them that way.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Third world countries are fun to visit but I notice you didn't stay there.
    No, but I'll go back.
    Don't compare Cuba to North America, compare it to Jamaica or Haiti or Dominican Republic.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This thread would be laugh-out-loud funny if it weren't so danged pathetic. I'm no Obama fan, but good lord, criticizing a guy for bending to shake the hand of a guy 8 inches shorter than you is ridiculous. If folks watch the short clip from which this still was snapped, it would be obvious that there is music and singing blaring in the background, and after Obama mounts the steps he shakes everyone's hand and appears to issue a short greeting close to their ears, because of the noise I presume. It's hardly his fault that everyone on the stage was shorter than he was, so to make his greeting effective he had to bend closer to them. Sheeesh.

    I'm sure glad that DP posters don't bother wasting time with petty nothings!

    I agree, much ado about nothing. I do wonder how Cuban TV will play this up and what the announcer will say about the hand shake.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I love Cubans. Warm, loving people and some simply gorgeous women. The food is insanely great. But that country is a crap hole under communist rule.
    Maybe try hearing real stories of communist rule, instead of vacationing with Canadians and Europeans, knowwhatImean?
    We stayed in casas particulare and ate at paladars, in private homes with ordinary people. We were on a deck in Havana finishing a bottle of wine with a young guy, an architect, who was working on the renovation of a building in the old city. He was very vocal, about 20 feet from a busy sidewalk, about how Fidel needed to step aside or die or whatever so the country could move on. It was different in the smaller towns, though. We spent time in Villa Clara, Trinidad and Cienfuegos and the people there still revere Fidel and the revolution. Especially women, older women, and especially black people who can remember the bad old days. We saw several people put their hands over their hearts when they said, "Che".
    There's no dire poverty, no lack of medical care or education, no street prostitution or begging or punk crime. We'd be driving through back-road farm country and go past a farmhouse with a big red cross painted on it- that's a clinic, where a doctor lives. The country is unique in Latin America. I know about the human rights abuses but suspect it's played out of proportion for political reasons.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I don't bend over when I shake someones hand that is shorter than me and I doubt anyone else does either. Nice excuse though for the bow. The body language here is quite telling. Obama is bowing and leaning forward and has a huge grin while Castro seems a bit taken aback by all the gushing and fawning.
    If you shake their hand and want to hear what they say in a very crowded room I'd bet you'd bow to listen.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Wow... This is one of the most pathetic threads I've ever read.

    For people who say liberals are the bleeding hearts, since Obama was elected, many on the right show us every days ugh threads like this who the real "bleeding hearts" are.

    There is nothing so trivial, that they cannot get outraged over.
    Amen, just like the code pink folk that blamed everything and anything on Bush, the right has the same derangement with Obama. It is so freaking silly. Of course no one mentions McCain and Kadafi, or Thatcher shaking Mugabe's hand, or Eisenhower shaking Franco's hand, Gingrich shaking Arafat's hand, Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein, Pope JPII and Fidel Castro, Kissinger and Pinochet, G HW Bush shaking hands with Hugo Chavez, Churchill shaking hands with Stalin.

    Pics are over at LGF of all of these.

    Manufactured outrage...it is replacing any bits of reason these days, because most people don't choose to get their news from a diversity of sources...just the ones they agree with and re-inforce their opinions, just making them more ignorant and angry...
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    If you shake their hand and want to hear what they say in a very crowded room I'd bet you'd bow to listen.
    Your right of course and this criticism is foolishness. There are plenty of legitimate criticisms of Obama that have far more bearing on our daily lives, and they get less attention.

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