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How dare Obama bow – but it’s fine for Bush and Nixon

The cable dial was loaded with idiots criticizing President Barack Obama for bowing to the Emperor of Japan.

‘We don’t bow,” these morons cried.  Fox News, CNN, talk radio – the list goes on.  Doesn’t anyone fact check?  Doesn’t anyone do a Google search?

I did hear that President Obama wasn’t the first U.S. president to bow.  Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart and Randi Rhodes all mentioned it.

One doesn’t have to go much farther than George W. Bush to see that a U.S. president does, in fact, bow …

… and hold hands …

… and kiss.

President Obama’s bow was more respectful than President George H.W. Bush throwing up on the Japanese Prime Minister in 1992.

Even President Ronald Reagan bowed when appropriate.

President Dwight Eisenhower bowed to French President Charles De Gaulle in 1959.

Anyone remember that President Richard Nixon bowed to the Emperor of Japan Hirohito?

I’m sick of these pundits feigning anger and shock when a little research easily makes their claims look ridiculous – however their viewers and readers will never know the truth.

Do you really think the gang on Fox & Friends will tell their viewers that they were wrong when they criticized President Obama for respectfully bowing to a world leader since Presidents Bush, Eisenhower and Nixon did so as well?