Is DRUDGE wrong to note these images of President Obama?

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    Is DRUDGE wrong to note these images of President Obama?

    Or is it fair to say that the President behaves very oddly toward other heads of state?

    1: [​IMG] U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010.

    2: [​IMG] An image from Yahoo Images (slightly different than the one on Drudge) featuring President oBOWman acting obsequious again.

    2b: The DRUDGE lead image: [​IMG]
    President oBOWma doing his bowing thing from a slightly different angle.

    3: [​IMG] A slightly different form of diplomacy taken with regard to our arguably closest ally, the Canadians. "U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010.

    If memory serves, this President also pointed his finger in the face of the Israeli PM recently while making a "point" of some sort.

    WTF is wrong with this man?
     
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    How you greet a foreign dignitary depends alot on what is acceptable in that person's culture.
     
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    There is some truth in that, coyote.

    The Asian cultures do a lot of "bowing," as most of us have observed, but most American Presidents don't do it.

    A warm embrace for a foreign leader is all fine and dandy, but to offer such a display of "affection" for the man from Venezuela and yet to point a finger in the face of the guy from Canada is just plain rude.

    Canadians, by the way, as a rule, are no more pleased with the rude behavior of having a finger pointed at them than we are here in the United States. (I speak with some authority on that topic, having some Canadian forebears.) I suppose I could be mistaken, but I kinda believe that the Israelis aren't all that taken with the rudeness of a finger in the face, either.
     
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    Let's see on a scale of one to ten, random pictures of our president greeting others would rate minus a thousand, or maybe farther down. Seems brainless Drudge has run out of nonsense so now he is into absurdity. What does it say for American partisan lunatics when this is their idea of news? Or commentary? Brain dead would be too kind.


    "Crude absurdities, trivial nonsense, and sublime truths are equally potent in readying people for self-sacrifice if they are accepted as the sole, eternal truth." Eric Hoffer
     
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    It is not so much the how as the who.

    and the how also.

    Kowtowing to the chinese and the Saudis..... embracing Chavez, fingers in the face of the Israelis and the Canadians, we are seeing a pattern here.

    He is polite to creeps and rude to our friends
     
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    Your estimate of the scale (of something or other) is pretty shitty guesswork by you.

    Of course, that's just your partisan nature being put on display.

    That you have no legitimate answer to the question raised by the undeniable truth of the images is crystal clear, partisan hackboi.
     
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    Drudge wouldn't have a politcal hack axe to grind would he? Nah!!!! :cuckoo:

    I wonder why he didn't post this picture? :eusa_whistle:

    View attachment 9991

    What the fuck is wrong with this man putting his arm around a close ally and smiling?
     
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    Exactly!

    You hit that nail square on the head!

    He is polite to creeps and rude to our friends!

    And -- sadly -- many partisan liberal hack Obamaphiles have no problem with this.
     
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    Drudge might have a degree of partisan affiliation. Who doesn't?

    Now show us the one of our illustrious President sticking his finger in the face of the President of Venezuela or the Chinese Premiere.

    :eusa_whistle::eusa_whistle:
     
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    But what is the context? Each picture is in isolation. Some are clearly greetings, but when he is pointing a finger - is it gesturing in the middle of a talk between them? Joking between them? I am suspicious about isolated pictures as I am of isolated quotes.

    Not sure about Chavez.

     

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