Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

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?

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Who would Reagan endorse?

John McCain has repeatedly reminded us that his hero is Ronald Reagan.  He also is fond of reminding us that he knew Reagan personally. 

This first video was released by McCain’s Exploratory Committee more than a year ago.  Clearly, McCain has strayed from the principles that McCain said Reagan inspired in him. 

Also, notice how even then McCain played the POW card.

 

This is one of the classic moments from the 1980 debate between Reagan and Jimmy Carter. 

All voters should ask themselves these questions before voting.  The answer is a no-brainer.

Obama should release this video in an ad.