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A Marine sounds off about holding the President's umbrella



"Yes, the President of the United States of America had a boot Corporal hold an umbrella for him while he gave a speech.

The reactions were interesting because people let their political butthurtedness flow into their opinions on the matter. People seem to forget that we’re Marines, and this is exactly the kind of shite that Marines do. Somehow, holding an umbrella for the President and the Turkish Prime Minister is seen as demeaning, while all of the other bull shite that Marines do every day is not. I find it entertaining to see Marines on my Facebook page saying things like, “I would have told him to frick off and hold his own umbrella.”

No you wouldn’t.

Shut up.

We’re Marines, if the President of the fricking United States asks you to hold a fricking umbrella, you hold a fricking umbrella. As well, the day I give a shite about a boot Corporal holding an umbrella is the day I’ve forgotten what the Marine Corps is. Honestly, holding an umbrella for the President is probably the least demeaning thing I could imagine doing as a Marine, as opposed to the other bull shite I had to do every day. No one would think twice about asking a boot to police call cigarette butts across the entire base at 5am, but the minute this boot has to hold an umbrella for the Commander in Chief, people get upset.

He’s the President, he rates an umbrella.

Get over it."


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ShortyRob
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I actually agree with the Marine you quote.

Whole thing was much ado about nothing. I mean yeah, I suppose it has an odd look to it but, it really was no big f'n deal.






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offshoretrash
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What's going on here? Even though I hate Obama he is still the POTUS he deserves some respect. I don't see the big deal here.





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Rex
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The Bushes also had servicemen hold their umbrellas. Right wing nuts have short memories.






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Tom288
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Right wing nuts have short memories.



It's actually common to all species of nuts.






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ApexTiger
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I don't like Obama because of his ideology and lack of leadership, but he is the POTUS and yes, you hold the umbrella for him..

It should be seen as an honor to do so...

Some people need to go find a purpose for their lives instead of complaining about everything a democrat does






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IMATIGERFAN
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When all else fails, blame bush.






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bamalee
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I have say, I never saw a Marine hold a Umbrella for W. Maybe I'm wrong...





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ShortyRob
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The Bushes also had servicemen hold their umbrellas. Right wing nuts have short memories.


Meh. Both sides have short memories.

But, like I said. This one really didn't even make my eyebrows raise. I actually consider the likelihood that the President had anything to do with the decision for the Marines to do that to be roughly .00001%.

And really, among the things young enlisted Soldiers/Sailors/Airmen and Marines get stuck with, this one aint even near the top of the suck scale. Not even close.






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Tom288
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I have say, I never saw a Marine hold a Umbrella for W. Maybe I'm wrong...


That's because Georgie liked to splash in the puddles.






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ShortyRob
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I have say, I never saw a Marine hold a Umbrella for W. Maybe I'm wrong...


Well, it wouldn't be common for some fairly obvious reasons.

1)More often than not, if inclement weather is expected, they have cover in place so no umbrella needed.

so that means that you need

2)a situation where there is a need to speak outside coupled with a surprise weather pattern AND the immediate presence of Marines.

I can virtually GUARANTEE you that this decision was made by a high ranking Marine officer.






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It should be seen as an honorable thing to do.







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Homesick Tiger
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fricking United States


Classy Marine. I don't see anything wrong with what the Marines did. However, his language to prove his point kind of diminishes his point for me.






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Porky
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I believe the Marine was serving a higher calling from within himself. ...and it is what makes him the good man he is.


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Patrick O Rly
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Whole thing was much ado about nothing.






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ChineseBandit58
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I can virtually GUARANTEE you that this decision was made by a high ranking Marine officer.

I view Obama and his knob-slobberers as lower than buzzard vomit, but I have no problem with holding an umbrella over the POTUS when caught in the rain.

I have barely noted this as a news item - I am not aware of any "outrage" being hammered over it.

Have I missed the mass protestation??

Or is this another manufactured "manufactured outrage" outrage for the DEMs to use as another deflection item.

BTW -- the marine quoted in the OP is not a very classy person.






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Rex
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BTW -- the marine quoted in the OP is not a very classy person.



How convenient.






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ljhog
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The Bushes also had servicemen hold their umbrellas.

The Bushes also would have sent those Marines to try to save Americans in Benghazi. See the difference. Two of them where men of character and one is a JZ bumpin' POS.






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Wolfhound45
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Agree.





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Rex
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The Bushes also would have sent those Marines to try to save Americans in Benghazi. See the difference.

Obama wouldn't send those Marines to die in Iraq on lies. See the difference?






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