Coordinated Conservative Tantrum of the Week

It’s Monday, so it must be time for the “coordinated conservative tantrum” of the week:

The new fit is over President Obama shaking hands with the President of Venezuela at the Summit of the Americas.

Is it worthy of all the fuss:

You can watch the video — and the body language — of Obama’s brief exchange with Chavez; the two shook hands but did not appear close. Sometimes, U.S. presidents meet foreign leaders we’re not fond of, and sometimes, relations between two countries improve.

Really, though, it doesn’t matter. The U.S. president was photographed shaking hands with the twice-elected head of state of a large South American democracy at a forum for hemispheric leaders. That’s it. That’s the whole story. That’s what has Republicans screaming today.

Not really… “It’s painfully absurd.”

UPDATE: Evil Dick chimes in on the handshake.

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2 Responses to Coordinated Conservative Tantrum of the Week

  1. Kelsey says:

    The media is making such a huge fuss over nothing. we should be proud that he showed chivalry and humility. I found a video that takes an actual journalistic perspective over this issue.

  2. Kelsey

    I agree. Thanks for the video link.