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


The age of American exceptionalism is over. There is nothing wrong with showing respect, but come on Obama. You are supposed to be the “leader” of the free world, and you bow down and apologize everywhere you go.


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.

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http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/11/obama-emperor-akihito-japan.html

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4 responses to “How low will he go? Obama gives Japan’s Emperor Akihito a wow bow

  1. Ian

    You’re outraged by the altitude of a bow? Seriously. Maybe if our President didn’t tower over the guy the bow would’ve looked less offensive?

    • Seriously? It’s his height you think we’re concerned about. Come on Ian, it’s his subservient apologetic attitude about America. He clearly hates this country and is trying to right the wrongs of the past 200 years in his mind. It has nothing to do with his height when he bows to a Saudi Prince and now the guy from Japan. That’s not what an American President does.

  2. A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case it’s worth a thousand “Oh not again!”

    The old saying; “you pay for what you get” is ever so true today. This is what you’ve produced America and this is what you’ve got. You have a common individual as a leader for a great people and great nation. There are multiple draw backs based on this combination of a common individual leading a great people. In other words, it won’t work!

    The historical moment of fame for this commander in chief does not equate greatness for America. Greatness in leadership goes far beyond recognition of a leader’s race. Greatness in leadership goes far beyond a juvenal president bowing before subordinates of power.

    What history is writing today about America is astonishing to see and unbelievable to realize. You now have an American leader whose capabilities are common at best and obsolete from greatness; therefore you no longer have a super power by authority anymore. What you have America is a juvenal president with an amateur perspective of governing a great nation, and a world looking down on his commonness.

    Dr Bear Clayborn S.A.A.
    “America Today”
    http://www.glasslipstalking.info

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