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Japan expert to ABC: Japan embarrassed that Obama made such a fool of himself and made America look weak.

November 15, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, he is working to make America weak.  At least he is playing the part completely.

So much of an idiot, in fact, that according to Tapper’s source, at least one Japanese paper isn’t running the photo out of embarrassment. This tool actually groveled himself into a minor international incident.

The good news for O-bots? It wasn’t unprecedented. Nixon evidently made a modest bow to Hirohito in the early 70s. The bad news?

“Obama’s handshake/forward lurch was so jarring and inappropriate it recalls Bush’s back-rub of Merkel.

“Kyodo News is running his appropriate and reciprocated nod and shake with the Empress, certainly to show the president as dignified, and not in the form of a first year English teacher trying to impress with Karate Kid-level knowledge of Japanese customs.

“The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.

A senior White House official (read: Axelrod or Emanuel) assured Politico this morning that no Japanese observers “would say anything other than that he enhanced both the position and the status of the U.S., relative to Japan.” Consider that spin exploded, thanks to ABC.

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  1. Ikesamurai1
    November 15, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Obama who represents 200 year old country is showing respect to the Emperor of 2,ooo year old country and he’d better bow. If you meet the Emperor personally, your body will automatically bend forward because of his aura!! Obama could not help it!

    • drewtoo
      December 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

      The same emperor who we defeated 60 some years ago, that esteemed emperor?

  2. ayfs
    November 16, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Right… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U6fL7Y4BZA

    Obama must have a very weak back… or is it the complete lack of backbone?

  3. kws
    November 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    It’s gotta hurt the O-bots that they bring up Nixon on how to do it correctly.

    If you’re going to try to be ‘culturally sensitive’ at least try to do it right and not look like a jackass in the process. Obama failed on both counts.

  4. John
    April 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    As a half-Japanese businessman who has done many meetings with Japanese companies, I can assure you the President’s bow was in no way “weak”. A bow in Japanese culture simply shows respect, it doesn’t mean you are groveling at their feet.

    As for drewtoo’s comment, have you taken World History? The Japanese Emperor in WWII died in 1989.

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