Page 1 of 29 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 287

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

  1. #1
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

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





    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. (See photo here)
    How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

    Yes, that's right, he bows, to kings and emperors. The man disgraces the office of the President, and our country.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  2. #2
    Familiaist


    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Last Seen
    11-16-16 @ 09:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    7,470

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post





    How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

    Yes, that's right, he bows, to kings and emperors. The man disgraces the office of the President, and our country.
    this man is a public servant...
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

  3. #3
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    this man is a public servant...
    HE's the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HE BOWS TO NO ONE.

    43 OTHER President's understood the symbolism that this entails.

    This one doesn't... or he does and is sending a message.

    Disagraceful
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  4. #4
    Familiaist


    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Last Seen
    11-16-16 @ 09:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    7,470

    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.

    43 OTHER President's understood the symbolism that this entails.

    This one doesn't... or he does and is sending a message.

    Disagraceful
    A symbol of respect?

    You do realize in Japan you bow to show respect, not complacency. Stop worrying about symbols, and worry about what the Office is actually doing.

    No more wool cloth for your eyes, sir.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    In the land of steers and queers
    Last Seen
    06-03-10 @ 12:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    1,563

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post





    How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

    Yes, that's right, he bows, to kings and emperors. The man disgraces the office of the President, and our country.
    Grow up, dude.

  6. #6
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

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

    I'm sorry, America doesn't bow, we don't tip our flag, we don't show subservience to others, we are equals, not second to.

    I guess to people that have no Pride in America, this is how it should be...

    Obama's a disgrace, and won't get a second term. Americans want a leader, not a spineless appeaser.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  7. #7
    Sage
    Renae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Last Seen
    10-23-17 @ 10:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    38,972
    Blog Entries
    15

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    A symbol of respect?

    You do realize in Japan you bow to show respect, not complacency. Stop worrying about symbols, and worry about what the Office is actually doing.

    No more wool cloth for your eyes, sir.

    You don't get it do you?

    Respect would be to treat the Emperor as an equal, not a superior.

    But these deeper meanings are too deep for you I guess.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



  8. #8
    Norville Rogers
    Kernel Sanders's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 10:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,730

    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.

    Bowing in Japanese culture is the equivalent of a handshake in ours. Chill out and save your e-rage for things that Obama does that are actually negative and that actually matter
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 11-14-09 at 04:38 PM.

  9. #9
    Familiaist


    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Carolina
    Last Seen
    11-16-16 @ 09:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    7,470

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    You don't get it do you?

    Respect would be to treat the Emperor as an equal, not a superior.

    But these deeper meanings are too deep for you I guess.
    You don't understand the Japanese culture.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

  10. #10
    Conservative Independent
    DarkWizard12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Tyler TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:20 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,562

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

    This is stupid. I took a class in asian culture in HS. Bowing is essentially their equivalent of shaking hands and is especially important in royalty. It's just respectful that we conduct ourselves by their standards when on their turf. This isn't some European wanna-be superpower, this is japan. They see us as polite when we bow, not weak.

    The only problem is that Obama did it the wrong way, still, the emperor gives him an E for effort.
    Last edited by DarkWizard12; 11-14-09 at 05:33 PM.

Page 1 of 29 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •