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Sat May 18, 2013, 12:29 AM

4 Presidents, 4 Umbrellas



It was only a matter of time.

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Reply 4 Presidents, 4 Umbrellas (Original post)
kskiska May 2013 OP
morningfog May 2013 #1
NYC_SKP May 2013 #2
Cha May 2013 #14
MADem May 2013 #16
tofuandbeer May 2013 #19
KamaAina May 2013 #37
NYC_SKP May 2013 #40
kskiska May 2013 #3
morningfog May 2013 #4
Boomerproud May 2013 #6
niyad May 2013 #11
Tx4obama May 2013 #7
MADem May 2013 #23
wercal May 2013 #5
Kablooie May 2013 #8
freshwest May 2013 #9
Logical May 2013 #10
Cha May 2013 #12
Lordquinton May 2013 #18
sad-cafe May 2013 #13
Turn CO Blue May 2013 #15
MADem May 2013 #24
tofuandbeer May 2013 #17
JI7 May 2013 #21
tofuandbeer May 2013 #22
MADem May 2013 #25
MADem May 2013 #20
xxqqqzme May 2013 #26
napkinz May 2013 #29
CatWoman May 2013 #33
Coyotl May 2013 #27
Ter May 2013 #28
MADem May 2013 #31
Ter May 2013 #34
MADem May 2013 #35
pinboy3niner May 2013 #38
MADem May 2013 #42
WinkyDink May 2013 #30
MADem May 2013 #32
R B Garr May 2013 #36
npk May 2013 #39
pinboy3niner May 2013 #41
MADem May 2013 #43
pinboy3niner May 2013 #44
pinboy3niner May 2013 #46
malaise May 2013 #45
Liberal_in_LA May 2013 #47

Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:30 AM

1. Obviously I've missed something. Is this a thing?

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:32 AM

2. Freepers freaking out cuz a marine helped out the black socialist president.

Where you been?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:54 AM

14. Just the latest OUTRAGE.. that's all!


President Obama checks to see if he still needs the umbrella held by a U.S. Marine during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 16

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/05/16/this-and-that-75/

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Sat May 18, 2013, 02:41 AM

16. Well, the Marines DO guard the White House.

What's the difference between a Marine doing it or a soldier? Or a Sailor? Or an airman? Or some aide?

Who gives a shit? Why should anyone give a shit?

The 'principal' (in this case the POTUS) needs his paws on his speech, and he needs them free to shake a hand or ten. He also needs dry microphones on the podium.

This is how a thing called "Protocol" works.

But then, the wingnuts have no couth--why would they know about these things that are SOP for civilized people?

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:04 AM

19. +1

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue May 21, 2013, 07:05 PM

37. And the Marine was white.

That's what really sticks in their craws, despite the fact* that they're totally not racist.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #37)

Tue May 21, 2013, 07:39 PM

40. No accident, that.

We chose that white marine just for the head-exploding fun of it!

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:33 AM

3. Yes.

Repugs have been freaking out over a Marine holding an umbrella for Obama as he appeared with the Turkish president.

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Response to kskiska (Reply #3)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:34 AM

4. Wow, that's just desperate.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #4)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:48 AM

6. Desperate times call for desperate actions.

or so they say.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #4)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:33 AM

11. more proof that some people have wayyyyyyyyy too much time on their hands.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:49 AM

7. A link below with links/info...

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Response to morningfog (Reply #1)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:56 AM

23. Idiots who read "literally" are the problem, here.

An umbrella is not a "uniform item" for the USMC. The whiners are inferring that Obama has caused the Marines to violate their uniform regulations.

However, these Marines are not "wearing" the umbrellas as uniform items--they are using them to cover the heads of the principals for whom they are responsible.

This isn't a new thing--I've seen Marines do this in other settings. It's a protocol courtesy to a DV.

Anyone who wants to see a GOP President's travesty when it comes to White House uniform matters should check out Nixon's personal "Palace Guard" design for his WH uniformed Secret Service. Hideous!!!!



Does this not look like something out of Prussia in Clausewitz's era?


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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:44 AM

5. I figured photos like this would turn up

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:50 AM

8. How dare Obama use a white hat Marine to hold his umbrella! Impeach him!

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:52 AM

9. Well, you know they'll say 'but we're not racist!!!'






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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 12:59 AM

10. The GOP are idiots! n-t

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:43 AM

12. I got another shot of that 4th Prez..


President Obama checks to see if he still needs the umbrella held by a U.S. Marine during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 16

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/05/16/this-and-that-75/

thanks kskiska for putting it all in perspective.

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:04 AM

18. There is something about that picture

I can't stop giggling... so perfect.

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 01:48 AM

13. love it

 

thank you!

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Reply #15)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:59 AM

24. Army could use umbrellas--USN could not, for the longest time, then finally they changed the reg.

However, that Marine is not using the umbrella as a uniform item--he is deploying it as a tool to cover the head of (and podium, and microphone) his Commander in Chief.

There's a difference there, that stupid Republicans (who likely washed out of boot camp, IF they ever got that far) just don't appreciate.

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:03 AM

17. I think it was a racist thing.

Hating this world more with each passing day.
When can we move to the moon?

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Response to tofuandbeer (Reply #17)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:24 AM

21. of course it is, i mean they fucking complained about the kids getting secret service

protection . every presidential family gets secret service and it's never an issue. but suddenly they complain when this family gets it.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #21)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:27 AM

22. Yup.

...and a white young serviceman holding an umbrella over a black man's head...I bet that just gets the best of them.
I just can't fathom having that kind of hate for skin color in my heart.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #21)

Sat May 18, 2013, 04:01 AM

25. Well, gee, they're blaaaaaah, blaaaah people....to quote Santorum!

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2013, 03:19 AM

20. Hilarious, the desperation....why didn't they use these pictures?

Republican presidents love GOLF umbrellas...


This is what happens when you let a GOP president hold his own umbrella....

You'll put your eye out, maybe?



But here's the appropriate response to the GOP Umbrella Poutragers....

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Response to MADem (Reply #20)

Sat May 18, 2013, 04:55 AM

26. I love that picture.

It says everything about that failure as a human being you can imagine. I mean, come on, the clown can't even get out of the rain.

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Response to MADem (Reply #20)

Tue May 21, 2013, 12:31 PM

29. Mary Poppins for president!







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Response to napkinz (Reply #29)

Tue May 21, 2013, 02:32 PM

33. Sherry Bobbins takes exception



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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 12:15 AM

27. My Tearanny Party cousin posted this

http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2013/05/marine_regulations_broken_so_obama_can_hide_from_rain.html



I needed some ammo to fire back, so I logged in and sure enough!!! you can rely on DU every time

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 12:26 AM

28. The sad part is, that white Marine probably doesn't even like Obama

 

He might, but there's like a 70%+ chance he doesn't. The percentage of white male Marine who voted against a President committed to getting them out of harm's way (well, not really, but at least more than Romney) is mind boggling.

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Response to Ter (Reply #28)

Tue May 21, 2013, 02:20 PM

31. I'll bet he LOVES Obama.

You do know his next promotion is guaranteed? And his next assignment will place him optimally to move on up?

Colin Powell was an O-4--a field grade officer--when he went to the White House.

Having the WH on your record, as an enlisted service member or an officer, is a Golden Ticket.

I think your statistics are off, too. I'd like to see a cite for that rather bold and unsourced assertion.

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Response to MADem (Reply #31)

Tue May 21, 2013, 06:46 PM

34. I'm sure he's glad he got the promotion

 

And I bet he's glad he got picked to stand near Obama, it looks great on his resume. But I also bet he doesn't give the credit to Obama, and likely didn't vote for him. I know several white Marines, and not only do they all dislike the President, they flat out hate him. Marines are very Republican, despite Pukes putting them in harms way. I'll find you a link.

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Response to Ter (Reply #34)

Tue May 21, 2013, 06:53 PM

35. You haven't served in the military. You were not ever a Marine.

Those aren't questions.

If you did serve in the military--and the USMC, specifically--you'd understand what the term "unit cohesion" means and you wouldn't be--without even a shred of evidence-- accusing that young Marine of having nefarious thoughts about his Commander in Chief. I daresay you wouldn't be very quick to say that kind of accusatory stuff to his face, either--his reaction just might catch you by an unpleasant surprise.

That's all I'm going to say on this topic.

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Response to MADem (Reply #35)

Tue May 21, 2013, 07:08 PM

38. +1

And that 70% figure cited above likely comes not from a legitimate poll, but from a Military Times survey of its subscribers--who skew whiter, older, and more senior than the force as a whole.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #38)

Tue May 21, 2013, 08:00 PM

42. The only people who vote in those stupid polls are the lucky stay-behinds who don't even

have their own subscription, too! They're accessing the website using their department's dozen or so subscriptions, from their comfy chairs in the Pentagon and other installation and HQ locales! Beats pushing that paper, and believe me, I've been stuck in that environment of much fuss and so-little-real-importance, so I know of what I speak!

I don't even think Military Times skews that far over, either--I think that was "imagination" talking.

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 12:31 PM

30. Why didn't they just go inside?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #30)

Tue May 21, 2013, 02:26 PM

32. It wasn't raining when they started.

The presser was set up, the flags were there, the venue is a photo op for the ages (particularly for foreign dignitaries) and it wasn't raining that bad.

It would have taken a while to redeploy the entire WH press corps and guests to...where? The Brady press room? They'd have to march over there in the rain, they'd be wetter by the time they arrived. None of the formal rooms would have been set up for the event.

The best thing to do was what they did--press on through the drizzle. A little rain and cloud make for better pictures, anyway--no squinting/angry looks.

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 07:01 PM

36. LOL @ the title. 4 Presidents, 4 Umbrellas

Why do they go after such inane things like umbrellas and telepromptors that all Presidents use? Oh, and I don't see a flagpin on Reagan or either of the Bushes!! (*did I pluralize that correctly?). And Reagan and Bush I are wearing khaki! The pettiness is truly stunning.

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 07:34 PM

39. Yes it is racism - no doubt about that. But in fairness to Bush Jr.

He was prevented from holding his own umbrella after his little mishap.

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Response to npk (Reply #39)

Tue May 21, 2013, 07:41 PM

41. With W, the Secret Service couldn't afford to take a chance...

...on accidental self-assassination by umbrella.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #41)

Tue May 21, 2013, 08:04 PM

43. You'll shoot yer eye out, son!!!!



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Response to MADem (Reply #43)

Tue May 21, 2013, 08:09 PM

44. LOL!

I LOVE that movie!

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Response to npk (Reply #39)

Tue May 21, 2013, 08:22 PM

46. SS ruined new Clue game possibilities: The President in the Rose Garden with the Umbrella

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 08:12 PM

45. Great post

Rec

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Response to kskiska (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2013, 08:24 PM

47. kick

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