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Posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:36 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
FULL TITLE President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform... and the serviceman does not look happy about it
The President unwittingly forced a U.S Marine to break protocol and regulations as he ordered him to use an umbrella to protect him from the rain today Came as he was assailed by questions over three scandals engulfing White House during Rose Garden press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Offered 'no apologies' for DoJ secretly seizing phone records of Associated Press reporters over intelligence leak
Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give - as he found out today, much to the chagrin of a put-upon U.S. Marine.
Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden today, the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling.
However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
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I* hate this n bastard !!!
I can’t look.
This was horrible!
Who do you THINK you are Obama, ROALITY?!
At the very least, that corporal and his fellow umbrella holding Marine, should receive personal notes of thanks and apology!
At best, they will have mementos of the first president perp-walked from the whitehouse. Should bring a few bucks on ebay.
F that smug looking POS disgracing our Marines
today's Military is not the one my family members served in.
If you read it carefully, you can actually hear Obama saying these words.
Eighth and I Marine did the entire corps proud. The Creep-in-Chief looked like Massa.
The king can not hold an umbrella.
They have rules, the pos Nobama doesn’t care about them. This corporal did the right thing. When the president tells a corporal to do something that is not unlawful (albeit against regulations) it is wise to follow that order.
The Marine Corp Manual, which is the bible for all soldiers serving, an umbrella while a Marine is in uniform.
May i respecfully submit............Marines are not soldiers................They are Marines.
Rumpelstiltskin can do what he wants, after all, doesn’t he hold ultimate power?
Arrogance apparently has no upper limit. While the evil dwarf has some respect for the potential of his own destruction, the Current Occupant of the White Hut has some truly magical belief in his personal invulnerability.
The Won has not even a rudimentary sense of respect for the traditions and history of most of what makes up the concept of the entity commonly known as “the United States of America”.
Its everything Obama hated, as a socialist youth - and probably still has no respect for
White man, in uniform of an institution, and representing traditions, that he despises. But now he can order them around like house boys. Payback is a bitch!
Wrong angle on story. To enrage liberals, point out they were not gay.
The Corps isn’t a Corp(sic) either.
Thanks...can`t believe i missed that.
Where do they teach the Marine holding an Umbrella stance??
What happened here. Did they quickly decide how they were going to stand while holding these umbrellas over this Poser.
Hillary wanted them as wait-staff, when she lived there.
The Marines at Eighth & I who serve at the White House on ceremonial duty are tasked with this kind of nonsense all the time. Same thing with the aircrews who serve in the executive flight detachment at HMX-1.
Marines are allowed to hold an umbrella for a lady.
Maybe it`s time for Gunny Hartman to have a little “take it to Jesus “ talk with the Pres.
Obama is such a jerk! I feel sorry for the Marines who have to put up with him every day!
No, putz..you don't...The United States has 60,000 troops in Afghanistan.
You weren't elected king...
As much as I despise the occupant of the White House, I suspect there is also a USMC rule that says, “Unless otherwise ordered by a superior officer” or something like that.
A member of the military held an umbrella over Mrs. Reagan during her husband’s funeral.
Maybe it was requested.
Of course keeping the presser outside in a rain, instead of many options inside, were a bit of punishment for the MSM for daring to question.
This guy is so typical black street hustler. Don’t go along with his shite, then here comes something nitpicky you’ll like even less.
Before he is done, he will have pissed in the well so much there will never be another black POTUS, regardless of his politics. Maybe our slavery reparations medicine will be complete in one large bitter dose.
Right, he needs to gesticulate when he reads the teleprompter.
Are all those rain clouds going to be audited by the IRS?
“What! The Messiah could not simply will it to stop raining.”
Don’t think he didn’t try.
Notice his gray hair comes and goes in accordance to the drama required per the situation? Happy days, no gray, SHTF and out comes the gray Ron Popeil hair spray paint.
Maybe he had to have the umbrella to keep the gray from running down his face.
check with Greg M...MCO P1020.34F
MARINE CORPS UNIFORM REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3: UNIFORM ITEMS AND REGULATIONS FOR THEIR WEAR
3035. UMBRELLAS (Female Marines). Female Marines may carry an all-black, plain standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms. It will be carried in the left hand so that the hand salute can be properly rendered. Umbrellas may not be used/carried in formation nor will they be carried with the utility uniform.
NOTE* Male Marines are NOT allowed to carry umbrellas under USMC Uniform regs!
He has Marines hold umbrellas, BUT did not send Marines to help in Benghazi.
I guess you missed the Mrs. part. At a funeral no less of someone the member likely respected.
This whole episode just underscores how he views the military - as a tool to fulfill his needs; nothing more.
We here believe otherwise. The President should be holding the umbrella for those who protect him.
Just don’t call the lady ‘mam’.
The indoctrination must be deep.