Now White House Says Obama did not Bow to Saudi … Good Grief! (The Obowa Incident)


When one lies about the obvious, imagine what one is truly capable of …

Watch the video for yourself and determine if the Obamamessiah bowed to Saudi King Abdullah. The White House is going to tell you that this wasn’t a bow. Of course it was a bow, but as The Gateway Pundit states because the Obama Administration is trying to spin their way out of the obvious, the MSM will now have to cover the story.

The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.

“It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The Washington Times called the alleged bow a “shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate” and said it violated centuries of American tradition of not deferring to royalty. The Weekly Standard, meanwhile, noted that American protocol apparently rules out bowing, or at least it reportedly did on the occasion of a Clinton “near-bow” to the emperor of Japan.

Who are you going to believe, Barack Obama or your lying eyes? If this administration finds the “Bowing” incident hard to tell the truth on, we are in for an even longer 4 years than previous thought.


Yeah right Mr. President, you are now bowing. You are showing King Abdullah the proper tackling technique in the NFL. Did he drop a penny? Or did you think the king was going to knight you? Maybe our readers can explain what Obama was doing if he was not doing what he obviously was doing and that is bowing to a Saudi King.

Further examination of the bow at Atlas Shruggs.

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  • Comments

    45 Responses to “Now White House Says Obama did not Bow to Saudi … Good Grief! (The Obowa Incident)”

    1. Brenda in Virginia on April 9th, 2009 7:49 am

      Nor did Bill Clinton have sex with “that woman”.

    2. Scared Monkeys on April 9th, 2009 7:58 am

      Old habits die hard … it must be difficult for Barack Hussein Obama not to bow to a Saudi King.

      Oh that’s right, he’s a Christan.


    3. Jack Hammer on April 9th, 2009 8:23 am

      I believe Obama. The video you have has obviously been altered.

    4. SUPER DAVE on April 9th, 2009 8:57 am

      at least one here today has been hypnotized by the snake. looks like he was just about to get on his knees. we all know what that means !

    5. katablog on April 9th, 2009 8:59 am

      #3 you’ve got to be joking.

      Me? I believe my lying eyes.

    6. knarahs on April 9th, 2009 9:03 am

      That’s a bow. I wouldn’t have expected it from such an arrogant man, but there you have it.

    7. yoyo muffintop on April 9th, 2009 9:07 am

      An anonymous Obama aide = Whitehouse = Obama

      That’s anklebiter logic for ya. Lol.

      btw #2, here’s your Fuhrer Bush kissing the king:

      Just more Obama Derangement Syndrome I suppose.

    8. yoyo muffintop on April 9th, 2009 9:32 am

      #2: “Old habits die hard … it must be difficult for Barack Hussein Obama not to bow to a Saudi King.

      Oh that’s right, he’s a Christan.”

      Simply amazing how ignorant and uneducated some are, as witnessed in #2. The lies, rumors and innuendos continue on…how sad.

    9. Dolf on April 9th, 2009 9:41 am

      world economy is going down in flames

      but, yes, this bow thing is so much more important

    10. Teresa on April 9th, 2009 10:01 am

      I suppose just because the great government says it’s not a bow we are supposed to believe it….WRONG!! Video does not lie. Remember….Mr Obama…you were “hired” by the people. So technically you work for us. You are our employee not the other way around. And as an employee of the people you can be fired if enough people voice that opinion. TEA party in my town coming up…and yes I’m going to it.

    11. scott on April 9th, 2009 10:34 am

      #7 nope you are in derangement and all you other liberal PUKES! Typical talking points from you facist pigs!

      Figures you’d be the one talking about ankle biting. You must grab your ankles a lot for your boyfriend…

      Your type is ruining the country!

      At least Bush wasn’t on his knees slobbering the King unlike the Messiah.

    12. SUPER DAVE on April 9th, 2009 11:04 am

      yoyo would you bow to your boy barry ? i think you would do more.

    13. nurturer on April 9th, 2009 11:40 am

      #9 – It is important because it demonstrates a pattern of behavior reminicient of pandering and ass-kissing. Oh, and ‘apologizing’for taking care of one’s own survival.

    14. scott on April 9th, 2009 12:10 pm

      Liberals are weak pu$$ies hiding behind the cloak of the government. They want a pu$$ified country not a strong country. They need their mommies and daddies to hold their hands and Uncle Sam too! Liberals couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag! If it weren’t against the law I’d smack every liberal I saw and tell them what pu$$ies they are and WTF are they going to do about it? NOTHING. CRY to the ‘BAMA in the White House.

      Isn’t it funny when the truth is out there, liberals use the old lies and innuendos line when liberals are the biggest fabricators of information out there, always have been and always will. These are the same people who said Obama wouldn’t jump left after elected, that he was a man of his word….RIIIIGHHT! He’s lied so much and brokens many campaign promises
      AND promises after he was elected such as being able to review ALL spending bills on the internet for FIVE days before being approved….NEVER HAPPENED!

      Guess what liberals…looks as if the original TARP money given under Bush is helping the economy some, NOT the SPENDULUS bill under Obama.

      It’s amazing how he already has outspent Bush in just 90 days! These liberals want to point out that Bush started this…well…Obama and his cronies were right there all the while, while the transitioning (Bush’s idea). Bush even asked Obama if he wanted him to spend the rest of the TARP he didn’t use and Obama said DO IT!

      And so what Bush started it? Why didn’t Obama stop it? He could have stopped the spending, which the MAJORITY of Americans wanted! But he didn’t. It’s not inherited anymore. It’s time for him to accept this is HIS economy.

      Dennis Miller said it best. George Bush wanted everybody to be rich, while Obama wants everybody to be poor!

    15. rightknight on April 9th, 2009 12:22 pm

      A simple disgraceful act on the part of a sitting
      American President! BTW, it does usurp focus
      away from Barry’s other faux pas, ie: skipping
      around the world making mistakes, bad agreements,
      and historical misrepresentations/errors.

      On the good side, he does clearly pronounce
      the letter “s” during his negative-on-America

    16. HOPE on April 9th, 2009 12:40 pm

      Bowing is a sign of humility.

      Maybe we could all use some…

      Pay Caesars things to Caesar

      and God’s things to God.


      Happy Passover

    17. whytegirl on April 9th, 2009 2:04 pm


      You have GOT to be kidding…I bow to no one but GOD, and the Holy Trinity…Mary, Mother of Grace is a Lady that we should bow for. Afterall, she gave us Jesus, along with the Holy Spirit to sacrifice for us for all of our sins.

      Happy Passover.

      Americans bow to no one. Not even the President. Or have you seen the military do that, EVER? Instad of humility, it is humiliation. Humility is to serve others unconditionally. To do good deeds, to be simple, not self-aggrandizing and do not thirst for adulation (cough, cough..!)

      You know that V8 juice ad/comercial? That’s what I wanted to do, smack his forehead! That’s what happens when the WH does not staff people properly, and leave tons of vacants in the Protocol Department.

      But don’t worry, we will bow to him towards the end of his term. Then by bending over you could use some of that humility by thinking of this comment.

      Red, he don’t need to be knighted, have you seen the new poster comparisons between his and Lenin’s? Creepy!

    18. yoyo muffintop on April 9th, 2009 2:46 pm

      I wonder if #14′s vitriol of racist, bigoted, homophobic and xenophobic views are representative of the Republican party in general?

      I’m sure all the back slapping that will go on in reference to #14′s posts, as witnessed in the past, will confirm that in fact it is representative.

    19. katablog on April 9th, 2009 4:00 pm

      Sure Hope: and America should have humility toward the king of the very country whose citizens murdered 3,000 of our citizens…..because……..?

      yo yo: good distractions from the issues. Anyone point a finger at what O does and you rush to point back at Bush, called them deranged, racists, homophobic and xenophobic. Bet you are taking lessons directly from James Caville.

      Interesting that you mention #14′s post and then do exactly what he contends are the normal actions of liberals.

    20. 11B40 on April 9th, 2009 4:36 pm


      It wasn’t a bow; it was the formal opening of the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Lifetime Financial Security Campaign.

    21. Carpe on April 9th, 2009 5:24 pm

      homophobic is such a lame term.

      I assure you nobody is afraid of them yo yo.

      They are kind of like clowns. You look at them with great amusement, but you know you never want to be one.

      Gays are a virus and viruses run their course.

      That is precisely why the Pope doesn’t want them wearing condoms, by the way.

      Send a man and a woman to populate Mars, twenty
      years later, you’ll have a new generation.

      Send Barney Frank and his “life partner”…

      You’ll have two old dead queens keeled over with
      a bad case of the Martian Hemorrhoids!

      Ground control to Major Tom??? Hello? Is this thing on?

    22. yoyo muffintop on April 9th, 2009 5:34 pm

      #19 – Having unveiled your own racism back in february I would expect nothing less from you than agreement with what #14 posts.

    23. yoyo muffintop on April 9th, 2009 6:29 pm

      Heard this today and it’s so fitting – The irony is that conservatives, such as youself #19, didn’t make a peep about the proximity of the Bush family and King Abdullah for the past eight years but now, seemingly, are filled with outraged over a symbolic gesture of respect.
      It’s laughable.

      btw #21 – How was the sermon at Westboro Baptist Church on Sunday? The hate coming out of the extreme rightwing is astounding at times.
      “Gays are a virus and viruses run their course.” -really? You really wrote that?

    24. Carpe on April 9th, 2009 9:03 pm

      -really? You really wrote that?


      I do not say it in hate though. It is the truth.

      Some people’s brains have become rotten over time, Yo.

      Happy Easter!

    25. Michelle Smith on April 9th, 2009 9:11 pm

      You guys notice how YoYo is always calling people racists, bigots & homophobes? why do you suppose that is? hmmm makes you wonder doesn’t it?

      I suspect that he’s unsure about his sexuality and he himself is a racist and bigot. Those that scream the loudest are the one’s that are guilty.


    26. rightknight on April 10th, 2009 3:11 am

      That Bow! The President represents America, not himself.
      It is demeaning to drop America’s head below that of an
      ordinary Prince or whatever. An adult-to-adult handshake
      or simple greeting is what’s called for. Barry is so wrapped
      up in himself, he does not know what he’s supposed to
      do for America.

      Step over here sir and see how your suit looks
      in the mirrors…..there now!

    27. ANewGirl on April 10th, 2009 4:54 am

      #25, Michelle—-You could be on to something there….you think YoYo is a Non-Caucasian Gay Man with Hemmoroids and an adtitude to match?

      LOL… makes me laugh just picturing it.

    28. jordan on April 10th, 2009 5:11 am

      Obama, the President of the United States and leader of the free world, bows to a Saudi King who represents a despotic regime noted for its’ human rights violations, a birthplace of terrorists, a symbol of everything that is an antithesis to our system of government, and it’s no big deal?

      I consider myself fortunate to have been born in a republic. I appreciate that as a citizen of a republic, I need not bow to any man or woman. We are all created equal, and blood lines do not make one person superior. This gesture by Obama should rankle every citizen for when Obama bowed as President of the United States, we all bowed.

      He did bow, see the video from the latest angle:

    29. scott on April 10th, 2009 6:58 am

      Obama is a CHILD and the world leaders are laughing behind his back. You NEVER hear those leaders bashing and blaming their predecessors…NEVER…yet Obama continues to denegrate Bush in front of the world. Doesn’t he get it? He won. He’s the President. Act like one! He continues to trip over his own feet with his disgusting joke against those who compete in the Special Olympics, to bowing, to the fact he still does NOT have a cabinet in place, to the fact that he LIES about campaign promises (i.e. lobbyists, tax cheats, public viewership of appropriation and SPENDULUS bills, etc, etc.).

      Obama attitude and arrogance is what is wrong with America…always blaming someone else instead of taking personal responsibility. George Bush understood that; that the measure of REAL man; being able to MAN-UP. Liberals don’t man-up they crawl out of their holes, cry and whine and then slither back into their holes hoping someone will help htem.

      They might love him but they DO NOT respect him. He’s a joke. The only reason he continues to blame Bush is because he does not have the answers; does not know what he is doing and he uses Bush as a cop-out and scape-goat…PERIOD.

      yoyo – nope not a homophobe nor a racist. I’m not sure where you draw those conclusions from that post; but your a warped individual.

      Reality hurts doesn’t you leech? You blood sucking liberal piece of garbage.

      You liberals kept on saying how you were going to get your rights back..blah blah blah…but Obama is keeping the wiretapping Bush put in place AND as a matter of fact is going to expand it! See what happened is Obama was running his mouth during the campaign about this and that and then when he was elected he got to see the national securtiy matrix and threats we receive everyday and he got a little dose of reality that THIS SH*T IS NO JOKE!…but liberals do not want to believe that… You dumba$$es fell hook line and sinker.

      He’s coming for your money out of your pocket, but you don’t believe that either. He has to pay for his outlandish and massive spending, outdoing Bush in 90 days compared to 8 years!

      America is starting to wake up from the bulls*it speeches. Let him continue his goofy ways, he’s only helping the Republican party or hopefully a new party that can finally break ranks and get into Congress. The founders never wanted just TWO parties when they wrote the Constitution. This is what is wrong. Dems AND Reps are in co-hoots to line their pockets. Throw a third party in their to blow things up and make these people do their jobs correctly!

    30. SUPER DAVE on April 10th, 2009 7:11 am

      you have to be a man to shake hands like a man. obi wan obammy baby mammy is not much of a man.

    31. kitty on April 10th, 2009 7:30 am

      oops! I dropped my contact lens!

      if this isn’t a bow to a Saudi King, I don’t know what it is… not to mention, even Saudi’s don’t bow ~

      it shows weakness and that our President does not know, nor understand American protocol.

    32. EURobert on April 10th, 2009 7:44 am


      What has the islamic faith done for me lately?


    33. BUN on April 10th, 2009 8:15 am

      I think he was just looking for his dropped “self respect”!!

    34. SUPER DAVE on April 10th, 2009 8:32 am

      maybe, just maybe if the boy turned around and faced the opposite direction and bowed, his followers would believe. i think he goes both ways.

    35. SUPER DAVE on April 10th, 2009 10:12 am

      no way ! we have a blow hard and a liar in the White House ? how could one party accomplish this in such little time ? i guess blowing hard and lying go hand in hand with the dumbocrats.

    36. Carpe on April 10th, 2009 10:17 am

      Dutch TV show exonerates Osama bin Laden

      How did we ever expect them to take out Joran The Murderer Van der sloot?

      They can’t even come to an agreement to nail the anti-christ for crying outloud.

      I mean, I know the US is going to hell in a handbasket too…

      … but I think we still have enough juice left in the bottom of the container to at least bust a fat cap into bin Laden’s hiney!

      Just sayin’…

    37. EURobert on April 10th, 2009 1:48 pm

      # Carpe on April 10th, 2009 10:17 am

      Carpe??? You??? I thought you were a guy who wouldn’t mix up facts and fiction…
      This was a TV-show???!!! I mean… Ratings???!!! You know???
      They clearly didn’t have acces to ANY of the evidence…
      So this only could have been argument against argument.., reasoning against reasoning…
      Whith fancy lawyers… You know fancy lawyers… (Like Lack-o-p*nis!?) And a incompetent jury (we don’t have jury-trials normally).

      I didn’t watch the show btw; I don’t like these ‘hypothetical’ trials etc. They’re all the same…….. BS

      Hey… Good weekend! And happy Easter over there!

      (And none of you have to many eggs!!!)

    38. Carpe on April 11th, 2009 8:43 am


      EU Robert, LOL.

      I did pick up on the fact it was tv talking heads.

      Both countries have some hot windbags on television that could not locate their rear ends
      with a global positioning unit and a magnifying
      glass, huh?

      No offense, bro. I get carried away with my generalities at times. Happy Easter to you.

    39. savagedetective on April 12th, 2009 2:21 pm


      wonder what would happen if this guy would turn around:

      and how come you forgot so quick, that we already had a blowhard and a liar in the white house, for about 8 years.

    40. HOPE on April 12th, 2009 3:49 pm

      Yeah, Savage…

      That waited til the end,

      to do his accounting.

    41. Dolf on April 15th, 2009 5:31 am

      savage, you will get flamed and insulted for that.
      expect nothing less.

      truth hurts

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