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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, that's right, he bows, to kings and emperors. The man disgraces the office of the President, and our country.
    Just like how many other presidents bowed to foreign leaders?

    Didn't we have a discussion about this where you (or rev) were thoroughly humiliated and once again shown to be extreme partisan hacks?

    Here it is:
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/us-pol...der-wtf-2.html

    Bush bowed to Koizumi. Did most people care? No. Clinton bowed to Obuchi. Did rational people care? No.

    It's this kind of behavior that gets your 100% accurately labeled a hyperpartisan hack job.

    Clearly, you've never been to Japan, much less out of the country.

    Grow up for a change.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    HE's the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HE BOWS TO NO ONE.
    Reagan bowed the Queen of England.
    Bush bowed the PM of Japan.
    Clinton bowed to the PM of Japan.

    Looks like Mr. V is as wrong as usual. Not exactly news.

    Bear poops in woods? Pope lives in Rome? Mr. V is a hyperpartisan hack who's constantly wrong?
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    lol, this keeps getting better and better.

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    lol, this keeps getting better and better.
    Indeed.

    "Stop calling me a partisan hack! Meanwhile I'm going to rant about the MOST partisan bull**** item I can find while deliberately ignoring how members of my party did the same thing!"

    Really, I'm just glad Obama didn't puke on somebody....unlike a previous president.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    He should have taken a dump on his carpet just to remind him who's boss.
    Yeah, shock and awe man!!!

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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    He's a servant, alright.
    It makes sense to me. Servants are typically are more "powerful".
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Bowing is acceptable when dealing with cultures who treat the bow as a polite greeting between equals-- you will notice that in the photograph taken, the Emperor was also bowing. Shall the Japanese now be up in arms over the descendant of Amaterasu Omikami bowing before an elected official, a mere mortal?

    The President did bow far too low for the situation; here, he appears to be showing either deep gratitude or deep shame, which is inappropriate. Someone at State should have instructed him properly. As would be expected, the bow the Emperor is returning is respectful and proper and the President should have taken his cue from that-- an extra inch or two would have been appropriate, as a sign of gratitude, reasonable gratitude, at the Emperor's hospitality.

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    How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

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    (UPDATES: 12:22 p.m. A brief news video has been added below, showing the greeting in this photograph. Contrary to some claims, the video shows no reciprocal bow by the emperor, who traditionally bows to no one. And we've added a file photo from 2007 of Vice President Dick Cheney greeting the Japanese Emperor at the same residence in a different fashion.)
    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. (See Cheney-Akihito photo, right).
    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.
    What a clown! He needs Hillary to hold his hand.
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    How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    Gee, I think I put this thread in the wrong forum.
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    Re: How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

    When the URL has the word blog in it, it probably does not belong in BN-mainstream news.
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