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Umbrella Gate...Marines asked to violate dress code protocol so President doesn't get wet

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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 10:03 AM
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So Marines holding umbrellas is an issue?

But the Guantanamo hunger strike doesn't rate a mention?




posted on May, 17 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Well that was used for corporate advertising and product placement.

Ensure!! Get all your needed nourishment! Even the Military uses it!



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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by muse7
non issue


What? and you get so many stars, this is unbelievable.

There were/are countless other people who can hold an umbrella. A woman on secretary duties, the guy who copies papers, Obama's PA, his wife, one of many bodyguards, a *snip* paparazzo or maybe HIMSELF.....but it certainly should not have been a Marine. Period. You have to show respect for certain people and certain carriers.

Shame on you people and i'm not even American.


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Please do not circumvent the language censors. thx.
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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Regulations prohibit Marines from using umbrellas while in uniform. One reason: it makes it hard to salute.


I can see how earth shattering that can be. Court marshal that soldier, impeach the president and get on with a sweeping witch hunt for everyone who had a part in this.

This should keep people from wondering why Congress has become useless and demanding a house cleaning.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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Originally posted by Exitt
There were/are countless other people who can hold an umbrella.


But those marines are there SPECIFICALLY to serve the president with whatever he needs at the time. They were doing their job.

See this post



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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I don't know anything about military dress code, etc., but to me, this picture says volumes about the vanity and fragility of this current president.

In other words, it makes him look like a total wuss, and it shows that he has no compunction about allowing a Marine to get wet while he remains dry, as if he were emperor, and to hell with the underlings.

The Leader of The Free World is has now proven himself to be a wimp, as well as a liar and corporate / Wall Street sock puppet.

Spare me your "haters gotta hate" meme that is nothing more than street babble with no thought behind it, as all it does is show your own mental limitations when faced with the ugly truth.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:11 PM
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Are these Marines the same ones the President did not trust enough to hold a working firearm during the inaguration parade? If memory serves they all had to either render their rifles useless by pouring molten lea down the barels or remove the bolts. Show just how much repsect Obama has for our armed services.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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This is just embarrassing for the entire country, what a spoiled pu***fied joke of a fraudulent leader this character has turned out to be



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:15 PM
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I agree its a non issue, the POTUS is the CiC, so if he tells a Marine to hold an umbrella, the Marine holds it, end of discussion



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I don't know anything about military dress code, etc., but to me, this picture says volumes about the vanity and fragility of this current president.


Is that also true for Bush Sr. and Bush Jr., who have also had marines hold umbrellas for them?

Pictures
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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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...and President Ford. ...and probably most every other President, as well.

Much too do about nothing at all.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:28 PM
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Benghazie isnt picking up steam like the GOP wanted so now we move on to.....umbrellagate! Really GOP?



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
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Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I don't know anything about military dress code, etc., but to me, this picture says volumes about the vanity and fragility of this current president.


Is that also true for Bush Sr. and Bush Jr., who have also had marines hold umbrellas for them?

Pictures
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Not to nit pick but those aren't US Marines in those pictures. Those are US Army. Just sayin'...

But glad you found those pictures. I doubt they will help this non issue much though.
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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 12:50 PM
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I didn't find it. They're from this post on page two.
Thanks for the correction. There's a lot of important information in this thread that people who don't read it all are missing. Like these Marines were doing their job.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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They should have gotten Diddy's umbrelly guy, what's his name? Fontleroy Benjamins? Some fake name like that. It would've been funny. But yeah, this is a non-issue, if he wanted to show the people that he was a president of the people and a servant of the people (the true role of the office), he would've held the umbrella over the Marine's head, a move Pope Francis would've done but not Obama.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by squarehead666

But the Guantanamo hunger strike doesn't rate a mention?



Morons not eating in protest deserve no respect, nor sympathy.

I just finished a sandwich for them. It was great.


But....



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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Yeah, that Military member is not a Marine.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
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I didn't find it. They're from this post on page two.
Thanks for the correction. There's a lot of important information in this thread that people who don't read it all are missing. Like these Marines were doing their job.


I don't know how I missed them on Pg. 2. Must be the sun frazzling my brainbox juices.

Your point still stands though IMHO... Marine or Army. Wish they were clearer though so I can tell the MOS. I can only tell they are not wearing blue cords so they aren't 11 Bang Bang.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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This is horrible. What kind of person is Obama? That does it. I am no longer part of this group of liberal scum. If I had known this was going to happen, I would have voted Romney instead. Gosh, I can't believe he did this. I am soooooo mad, I could puke. In fact, I will.

(Pukes in anger)



Umbrella gate will go down in history. This is twice, no, ten times as bad as water gate. I hate Obama for this. Grrrrr.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by TsukiLunar
This is horrible. What kind of person is Obama? That does it. I am no longer part of this group of liberal scum. If I had known this was going to happen, I would have voted Romney instead. Gosh, I can't believe he did this. I am soooooo mad, I could puke. In fact, I will.

(Pukes in anger)



Umbrella gate will go down in history. This is twice, no, ten times as bad as water gate. I hate Obama for this. Grrrrr.


errr... ummm...

BURN YOUR CARD!!!

Then we will know you are REALLY serious!!




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