Originally posted by return_to_hades
There are three types of people criticizing Obama.
One group of conservatives or Republican affiliates is as CPM says merely getting back at him. It may not seem reasonable or fair. I disagree with them. But it is politics, and thats what it sometimes comes down too. People did go over the top in criticizing George Bush sometimes even when there was nothing to criticize.
The second group is ignorant Americans who are unaware of global culture. They are self absorbed. Pride and assertiveness are desirable qualities in individualistic culture. Bending is a sign of great weakness. So they judge Obama by these standards. They view it as their leader weakly swallowing his pride. They have scant understanding of the importance of humility and respect in Eastern Cultures and why a leader has to be tactful, humble and diplomatic.
The third group is just angry Americans who need a reason to be angry. You find them shopping at Wal-Mart.
Though I don't shop at wal-mart (I actually don't even have one where I live), would like to know what's wrong in shopping there
? If you are not a self absorbed American yourself, why to have such a prejudice against those who shop at walmart. And as far as president's bowing goes nothing wrong with that, its just that I find him a bit dramatic and shallow at times, not that I liked Bush any better. But seriously I want to see this man (Obama) in action not just in pictures then I will change my opinion.
Btw Bill Clinton is my man