Our President shows respect for world leaders when visiting their country and the rightwingnuts go craaaaaaaazaaaaaaaay! President Obama's deep bow to Japan's emperor this weekend symbolized a culture clash--no, not East meets West, but Right meets Left. Conservatives asshats, because we have no more pressing issues in this country....economy health care joblessness......went batshit crazy because Obama bowed.
Now, apparently, good manners is out.
Power Line's Scott Johnson: "He means to teach Americans to bow before monarchs and tyrants." Or.....is he merely following protocol? Is he showing respect for other world leaders as we would expect of them if they visited this country?
They're saying that Obama is dishonoring those who fought in WWII by bowing to the son of the man who led Japan during the war. But where is was the outrage when W kissed Arab leaders? Where was the venom when he bowed to the Pope? Where was the outrage when Nixon bowed to Emperor Hirohito and repeatedly called him and his wife "Your Imperial Majesties"?
Oh, right, they're Republicans, and when they bow it's all right.
Showing respect is never wrong.