Russia Did Not Get the Memo
I do not know how many people have seen the video clip from the Obama Russia visit in which man after man refuses to shake his hand moving on to enthusiastically shake the hand of the Russian president .
The "Mainstream Media" obviously buried it and that is a disgrace. Imagine if this had been President Bush. Do you really believe the media would have overlooked it? Not a chance.
But I do have to say that after my initial shock and thoughts of how typical this is of the MSM, I was hit with a few other surprising reactions.
1) I thought how childish and blatantly disrespectful of the Russians. They are acting like grade school children playing a cruel joke on one they do not like and wish to humiliate.
2) Regardless of what I may think of his policies and character, he is still my president and when he is disrespected we all are disrespected.
3) As a black person growing up in the 50s and 60s, I could not but bristle with anger at the appearance of racism.
The big picture is that we are still America and while the Obama administration wants to paint a picture that their new tone and "reset button" will make a positive difference in international relations, Russia is still Russia and its leaders live to exploit weakness in others.
I hope someone wakes this president and those around him up before what he experienced bfalls us all.