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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Do you bend down to shorter people when shaking their hand?
    Yes.

    If I'm significantly taller, it just feels weird to shake their hands while just looking downward. Leaning makes it seem more respectful.
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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    How many people did Mandela "free" and how many people did Bush "free"
    Just curious?

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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    BS. It's just something for the blogosphere to get themselves worked up about. They should thank Obama for keeping them in business.
    That's nice you think so, but every POTUS keeps the blogs in business, they are such rich material. However, Obama in particular has a bowing problem. He bows to every foreign dignitary it seems, no matter how repugnant. The guy remains amatuerish when dealing with foreign relations.

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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's called bowing, there was no need for him to come down to Castro's level to shake his hand. It seems to be a habit with this president, he just doesn't know how to stand tall.
    No, it's not.

    Bow:bowing to the emperor.jpg
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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's nice you think so, but every POTUS keeps the blogs in business, they are such rich material. However, Obama in particular has a bowing problem. He bows to every foreign dignitary it seems, no matter how repugnant. The guy remains amatuerish when dealing with foreign relations.
    It was a frigging funeral. It wasn't the place for this political bull****. You act polite, like an adult, and go about your day.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's called bowing, there was no need for him to come down to Castro's level to shake his hand. It seems to be a habit with this president, he just doesn't know how to stand tall.
    Additionally, Obama is clearly exchanging words. It's much easier to hear when you're closer.
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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Yes.

    If I'm significantly taller, it just feels weird to shake their hands while just looking downward. Leaning makes it seem more respectful.
    Im 6'2, and I find it disrespectful to bend down. We are what height we are. The handshake is the gesture of respect, as is the warm greeting that accompanies it.

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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    How many people did Mandela "free" and how many people did Bush "free"
    Just curious?
    Bush saved more lives in Africa than anyone else there did. I dont see him getting any coverage.

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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    No, it's not.

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    Obama claimed that was NOT a bow.

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    Re: In Eulogy, Obama Lauds Mandela as 'Great Liberator' of 20th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Im 6'2, and I find it disrespectful to bend down. We are what height we are. The handshake is the gesture of respect, as is the warm greeting that accompanies it.
    Notice that Obama's mouth it open? He's saying something. Now you tell me, have you ever leaned in closer to tell someone something?
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