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President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform...
Daily Mail UK ^ | May 17, 2013 | David Martosko In Washington and James Nye

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:15:36 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

I* hate this n bastard !!!


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: COUNTrecount

I can’t look.

This was horrible!


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:17:31 AM PDT by stanne
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To: COUNTrecount

4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:18:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: COUNTrecount
Even Turkey's Prime Minister looks embarrassed by the LGBT-in Chief.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:19:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: stanne


6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:19:25 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:20:47 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COUNTrecount

Who do you THINK you are Obama, ROALITY?!


8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:21:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:21:55 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:21:58 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

F that smug looking POS disgracing our Marines


11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:22:05 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: petro45acp

12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:22:31 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COUNTrecount
does the Military have RULES any more???

today's Military is not the one my family members served in.

13 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:41 AM PDT by haircutter (,,,)
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To: RummyChick

14 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:53 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COUNTrecount
"Ya-see, I don't think you people understand. I was getting WET! And that's all that really matters."

If you read it carefully, you can actually hear Obama saying these words.

15 posted on 05/17/2013 6:26:03 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: COUNTrecount

Eighth and I Marine did the entire corps proud. The Creep-in-Chief looked like Massa.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 6:26:42 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: RummyChick
This kind of thing is just completely ridiculous

17 posted on 05/17/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COUNTrecount

The king can not hold an umbrella.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:27:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: haircutter

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.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 6:28:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 6:28:14 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: knarf

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”.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 6:28:24 AM PDT by alloysteel (If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.)
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To: COUNTrecount

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!


22 posted on 05/17/2013 6:29:01 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: COUNTrecount

Wrong angle on story. To enrage liberals, point out they were not gay.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 6:30:46 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Einherjar

The Corps isn’t a Corp(sic) either.


24 posted on 05/17/2013 6:31:19 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks...can`t believe i missed that.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 6:33:20 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Einherjar

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.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 6:33:23 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: COUNTrecount

Hillary wanted them as wait-staff, when she lived there.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 6:33:58 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Mitt said he will put America back to work. 53% said "Screw that"!)
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 6:34:24 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: COUNTrecount

Marines are allowed to hold an umbrella for a lady.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 6:35:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Maybe it`s time for Gunny Hartman to have a little “take it to Jesus “ talk with the Pres.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 6:36:53 AM PDT by Einherjar
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31 posted on 05/17/2013 6:39:41 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: COUNTrecount

Obama is such a jerk! I feel sorry for the Marines who have to put up with him every day!


32 posted on 05/17/2013 6:39:50 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: COUNTrecount; All
What really pissed me off yesterday was when Obama said, "I have 60,000 troops in Afghanistan..."

No, putz..you don't...The United States has 60,000 troops in Afghanistan.

You weren't elected king...

33 posted on 05/17/2013 6:41:12 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 6:41:30 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: COUNTrecount

A member of the military held an umbrella over Mrs. Reagan during her husband’s funeral.


35 posted on 05/17/2013 6:49:12 AM PDT by goldi
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To: goldi

Maybe it was requested.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 6:52:09 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

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.


37 posted on 05/17/2013 6:52:50 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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38 posted on 05/17/2013 6:54:01 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Cake or Death?)
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To: cuban leaf

Right, he needs to gesticulate when he reads the teleprompter.


39 posted on 05/17/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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What! The Messiah could not simply will it to stop raining.

Are all those rain clouds going to be audited by the IRS?

40 posted on 05/17/2013 6:57:14 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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“What! The Messiah could not simply will it to stop raining.”

Don’t think he didn’t try.


41 posted on 05/17/2013 7:02:41 AM PDT by stanne
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42 posted on 05/17/2013 7:04:45 AM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


43 posted on 05/17/2013 7:04:53 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: RummyChick

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.


44 posted on 05/17/2013 7:05:52 AM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: goldi
A member of the military held an umbrella over Mrs. Reagan during her husband’s funeral.

I guess you missed the Mrs. part. At a funeral no less of someone the member likely respected.

46 posted on 05/17/2013 7:12:53 AM PDT by xone
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Yeah - he'll say "I" have troops in harm's way... then turn around and say that he's not responsible for them being there.

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.

47 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:01 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: VRWCmember

Just don’t call the lady ‘mam’.


48 posted on 05/17/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: txnativegop
A guy whose son was on Marine Presidential detail for most of his enlistment told me that his son had since become a raging leftist.

The indoctrination must be deep.

49 posted on 05/17/2013 7:22:32 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: COUNTrecount

A$$hole


50 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:18 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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