There’s a scene in the movie Crocodile Dundee that reminds me of the current Obama fiasco (there’s ALWAYS an Obama fiasco, but this is the fiasco of the hour). Mick “Crocodile” Dundee visits New York and is confronted by a mugger with a switchblade. His gal-pal, Sue, says, “Mick, give him your wallet!” And Dundee says, “What for?” Sue, looking at the switchblade, says, “He’s got a knife.” An amused Crocodile Dundee says, “That’s not a knife,” as he draws this gigantic Bowie knife that dwarfs the trivial-by-comparison switchblade. “This is a knife.” The mugger runs away.
ABC reporter Jake Tapper tries to put Obama’s bow into “perspective” by pointing out that Richard Nixon had at least sort of bowed in 1971.
But let’s apply what we just learned from Crocodile Dundee.
That’s not a bow.
Apparently, Bill Clinton did something that wasn’t quite a bow, either.
But about what Obama just did on his Asia tour (while he runs away from his decision to send the troops his general requested for Afghanistan, while he runs away from the latest unemployment report of 10.2%, runs away from his inability to label the Fort Hood massacre as a terrorist attack)? Well….
THIS is a bow.
And it’s not just a bow. It is a grovel. It’s the profoundly disturbing and disgusting genuflection of a man who clearly has no business representing a people who drove away kings by force of arms bowing down low before his betters.
It’s an insult to everything America stands for.
“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.”
Just like this prior contemptible event, in which Obama groveled before the Saudi king:
Mind you, Obama did not merely cravenly grovel before King Abdullah (making America grovel before Saudi Arabia by proxy), he cravenly lied to the American people about cravenly bowing down before the king of Saudi Arabia.
You’d think he would have learned his lesson, but grovelling just seems too deeply ingrained into his psyche. He just can’t help himself. It’d part of his unfortunate condition of statolatry.
Obama’s “Disgrace America Tour” is kind of like the Rolling Stones — it just keeps going on and on and on and on.
Obama doesn’t have to grovel before Nancy Pelosi — as long as he lets her have complete control over “his” healthcare agenda.
Here’s a picture of Vice President Cheney offering his respects to the Japanese emperor.
Ah, thank God for an actual grown-up who actually understands that American leaders do not grovel before foreign ones.
I’m betting that “inexperienced” Sarah Palin wouldn’t have groveled before the emperor, either. Apparently, bowing and groveling is something that they teach at Harvard.
You know what I wonder? I wonder if FDR or Harry Truman, who defeated Imperial Japan at the great cost of 100,000 American lives following their vicious attack against Pearl Harbor, would have bowed down before the Japanese emperor?