But that wasn’t about to stop President Prop-aganda from turning them into a photo op.

At this afternoon’s joint presser with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, President Obama found himself getting annoyed by the rain. The solution? Send in the Marines — to hold his umbrella. Now, granted, he has a history of umbrella issues:

But let’s face it: ultimately, he’s far too busy and important to hold his own.

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/335082507768827905

Let’s go to the videotape (via The Weekly Standard):

Way to go, POTUS.

Out: I support the troops. In: The troops support my umbrella.

Isn’t there something in the Rifleman’s Creed about fruit?

Hey, why not? Obama’s already metaphorically stepped on them.

The rain let up eventually, and, a sufficient number of photos taken, Obama gave his umbrella brigade the boot:

President Classy. And President Priorities:

What a disgrace.

***

Update:

  • Wrathful_Brunette

    #WhatObamaUsesTheMilitaryFor Holding umbrellas. Opening doors. Getting drinks. #WhatObamaDoesNotUseTheMilitaryFor Saving lives

  • Wrathful_Brunette

    You’ve got to find *something* for them to do when you’re not sending them to save American lives.

  • RblDiver

    Proof the gov’t has no common sense…in case of rain, they don’t think to, oh, I don’t know, hold the presser INSIDE?

    • barney59

      Can’t have it inside, they’re re-locating the listening devices and spy camera’s in the Press Room.

  • Sterling Hallbrook

    Just like he cannot resist lying, he cannot resist being a douche

  • waterytart

    As said above, 100% more Marines to shield Jug Ear head from a few sprinkles, than were sent to save American lives in Benghazi.

    I showed Mr Tart (Marine) the picture, and I cannot print his response for fear of the “ban hammer”!

  • Guest
    • BlahBlah

      Yeah because tanning is really bad for you.

      Oh. How unPC of me. Well.

  • ObamaFail

    Obama is quick to use the marines to protect him from the evils of RAIN. But he issues stand down orders when our people overseas are being attacked by terrorists. Shows where his priorities are.

  • Jimni27

    Wake up in the morning feelin like P Diddy…

  • skypilot77

    This is my umbrella. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

    My umbrella is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

    My umbrella, without me, is folded. Without my umbrella, the President gets wet. I must open my umbrella true. I must divert the water of the downpour that is trying to get my Commander and Chief wet. I must open it before he gets wet.

    Before God, I swear this creed. My umbrella and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of the rain. We are the saviors of my life.

    So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no rain, but only sunshine!

    • RightFinShark

      Excellent creed.

    • RightFinShark

      Excellent creed.

    • Roto

      spit take…. coughcough…. BWAAAHAAHAAhaaaaaAHAAhaahaaaaa!!!

    • Roto

      spit take…. coughcough…. BWAAAHAAHAAhaaaaaAHAAhaahaaaaa!!!

  • gracepmc

    Papa Doc Barack. Shameful.

  • neoface

    Isn’t that slavery?

  • skypilot77

    double post. sorry

  • ceemack

    We’ve RE-elected a President who:

    1. Is too dumb to move a press conference indoors when it’s raining.

    2. Has so little respect for the men and women of our armed forces that he makes Marines stand in the rain, holding an umbrella over him.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Yeah… I mean, didn’t they move the DNC to a smaller venue on the mere threat of rain? And then it didn’t… so…

      • uselogic19

        Maybe he’s afraid of melting, melting, mel….

  • jetch

    love to see a picture of Obama and his umbrella detail next to a picture of W standing in the rain giving a speech…
    geez, what an idiot Obama is. he’s a pampered jackass who thinks nothing of asking someone to stand in the rain and get wet so that he doesn’t. that marine would give his life for the prez and he treats him like a personal servant.

  • barney59

    POTUS: Deploy’s the Marines for his vanity and whim and as a courtesy for the anti-semetic Turkish PM, but can’t be bothered to send the Corps to save Americans in harms way…

  • MurphTacular

    Another day, another trivial “outrage” at twitchy.com. Holy. Schneike. Did the “Benghazi Nazis” take a holiday? LOL.

    • Judy Taylor

      You’re a disgrace.

    • Judy Taylor

      You’re a disgrace.

    • el_polacko

      i’ll grant you that there’s plenty of ‘outrage’ around these parts, but seriously, dude…doesn’t that pic of the marine holding obama’s umbrella while the marine gets soaked make you feel at least a little uncomfortable ?

      • MurphTacular

        It is what it is … I’m sure if we looked we’d find similar photos for other presidents. It’s just further proof of how obsessed with minutiae the society – left and right – is in general, and how low the ‘outrage meter’ is set in these parts.

        • tobsters777

          Hmm, just did a look and funny I’m not finding any but I did find a couple others with O having others hold his umbrella for him.

          Not quite the “scandal” that is tipping the “outrage meter” as you so eloquently put it, it is just showing how much this prez does NOT RESPECT the military or pretty much anything else this country is founded upon. That’s our “outrage”…

          Trying out comedy? If you are, a bit of advice… Don’t quit your day job… if you actually have one that is…

          • MurphTacular

            First of all, Truman/Eisenhower/ Kennedy/Johnson/Nixon/Ford/Carter could have done this every week for a year and it’s unlikely that would be any photos on the net. Second of all, I wasn’t trying to be a comedian – maybe that’s a commentary on how dire and droll this board is, if you thought otherwise. And lastly, I work two jobs and am getting my master’s degree, but thanks for thinking I’m unemployed, which in your worldview would make me a contemptable person. Do you know how many vets don’t have jobs these days? Do you spread your dislike for the unemployed in THAT direction as well, or just reserve contempt for those you believe see the world differently than yourself? Sheesh.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            I’m glad you’re not trying to be a comedian… frankly, you suck.

            And… “or just reserve contempt for those you believe see the world differently than yourself?” By jove, I do believe you’ve just described… yourself! Bravo!!

          • MurphTacular

            Aww … if only I made predictable, sophomoric jokes that reflect a strictly right-wing viewpoint. Then, I’d be … just like everyone else. LOL.

          • tobsters777

            You know I appreciate that you are working and that you are trying to better yourself through education. And I also salute all that have sacrificed for our country (including many members of my own family), thank you for your service. I couldn’t serve because of a medical issue.

            I too work 2 jobs and am a single dad of 3 teens, so actually 3 (or more) jobs.

            That being said, I want to commend you on the fantastic leap (and awesome deflection from the original point) you took to get that I equated unemployment to a contemptible person. I do not ever make that assumption. I have issues with people who use and abuse our system, not who need it because “life” happens.

            What I was trying to highlight was the churlish excuses you gave when a legitimate concern is brought up by “our” side about something we disagree with, namely the total lack of respect of our current CIC to the military (I mean c’mon, hold your own dang umbrella, is it that difficult… really???). The first thing out of your mouth is well your guy must have done it too… so, does that make it OK? Regardless if they did or didn’t (which you didn’t offer proof of, just an accusation), the answer is NO! No it doesn’t. I’ve raised 3 teens, I have heard that sorry lame-a$$ excuse for 18 years now.

            Quit trying to throw an excuse my way and really answer the question, being a veteran yourself, does it not bother you that our current CIC does not show respect to our military? Can you just answer that question with a simple yes or no?

            I don’t make apologies for any other president. I have never seen any leader who I am in lockstep with or heaven-forbid worship them like many do of our current prez.

          • tobsters777

            You know I appreciate that you are working and that you are trying to better yourself through education. And I also salute all that have sacrificed for our country (including many members of my own family), thank you for your service. I couldn’t serve because of a medical issue.

            I too work 2 jobs and am a single dad of 3 teens, so actually 3 (or more) jobs.

            That being said, I want to commend you on the fantastic leap (and awesome deflection from the original point) you took to get that I equated unemployment to a contemptible person. I do not ever make that assumption. I have issues with people who use and abuse our system, not who need it because “life” happens.

            What I was trying to highlight was the churlish excuses you gave when a legitimate concern is brought up by “our” side about something we disagree with, namely the total lack of respect of our current CIC to the military (I mean c’mon, hold your own dang umbrella, is it that difficult… really???). The first thing out of your mouth is well your guy must have done it too… so, does that make it OK? Regardless if they did or didn’t (which you didn’t offer proof of, just an accusation), the answer is NO! No it doesn’t. I’ve raised 3 teens, I have heard that sorry lame-a$$ excuse for 18 years now.

            Quit trying to throw an excuse my way and really answer the question, being a veteran yourself, does it not bother you that our current CIC does not show respect to our military? Can you just answer that question with a simple yes or no?

            I don’t make apologies for any other president. I have never seen any leader who I am in lockstep with or heaven-forbid worship them like many do of our current prez.

          • jetch

            so you gotta go back to Truman to make your point??? wow!!! would be less humiliating to just say you were wrong.
            not sure what your master’s degree is in, but it can’t be logic.

          • MurphTacular

            What can I say? Starting with Truman at the beginning of the list of modern presidents seemed logical.

          • jetch

            so you gotta go back to Truman to make your point??? wow!!! would be less humiliating to just say you were wrong.
            not sure what your master’s degree is in, but it can’t be logic.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Don’t you have a douchebag to defend?

          • MurphTacular

            Wha? Why would I do that?

          • chrisl

            … because you’ve already done it in your first post?

          • Rabid

            You claimed other presidents have done it too, yet you fail to show proof.

          • MurphTacular

            B/c I’m not going to waste time looking for something that another poster said is hard to find. That being said, the Marines said it’s ‘extremely rare’ for them to hold umbrellas. Possible implication? It’s happened before and you guys are still worried about the most forgettable “incident” of the past month, at least.

          • jetch

            another implication would be the marines were being respectful of the current commander in chief and didn’t want to say “that’s never happened before”.
            if it’s happened before prove it, otherwise keep quiet, dummy.

          • MurphTacular

            LOL. So your position is “if it’s happened before, I hate it, but it’s OK.” But … “if it hasn’t happened before, it’s a national tragedy?” Yeah, that makes sense. And quit calling people names, please, in no way does it help illuminate the issue at hand or further the discussion. Much obliged!

          • jetch

            smurf: I have no idea what you’re saying. what’s my position again??
            who is claiming it’s a national tragedy? stop exaggerating to make your point. it just shows us you have no point.
            it IS disgraceful that the prez would use marines for that, just accept it and move on.

          • MurphTacular

            The “national tragedy” was my terminology for the complete (yet all-too typical) over-reaction around here about this ‘incident.’ Why should you guys care? If the Marines are really upset by this – and no one’s said they are -I imagine they’ll put pen to paper and communicate said displeasure to the Oval Office. Problem solved. I didn’t find it disgraceful – awkward, maybe – but hardly worth kvetching about as if BHO gave the Marine the bird and then poured sugar in his gas tank …

          • jetch

            another implication would be the marines were being respectful of the current commander in chief and didn’t want to say “that’s never happened before”.
            if it’s happened before prove it, otherwise keep quiet, dummy.

        • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

          Then YOU look for them, dummy. If they’re so easy to find, you should be able to post a bunch of ’em.

          If not, then shut up.

          • MurphTacular

            Again, this was addressed earlier. And even if it’s the first time in history that’s it ever happened, it’s still not offensive, upsetting or anything but a typically trivial, forgettable concern about alleged impropriety that many Twitchy-ers love to get all cross-eyed about.

        • jetch

          instead of saying “i’m sure”, why don’t you actually show us the picture of a recent president doing this? if you wanna be lazy, that’s fine, but your argument becomes pointless.
          you’ve got 8 years of bush being photographed non-stop, and you got a lot of fellow leftists who loved making fun of him, so if pictures of bush using marines as man servants existed you could easily find them.

          • MurphTacular

            Nope. The argument – which is that you guys are obsessed with finding ways to be offended by Obama – holds water regardless of whether he’s the first president to have a Marine hold an umbrella over his head or the 15th president to have done so.

          • tobsters777

            Well according to the Marine rules and code of conduct he would be the first president to do it, and he made a Marine violate their code:

            http://www.marcorsyscom.usmc.mil/sites/mcub/library/MCUR/URCH3.htm#UR3035

            Not that he cares about rules or anything… unless they are to benefit him.

          • MurphTacular

            That rule, No. 3035 – I can’t believe I’m typing this – concerns female Marines, so you’re implying that b/c that rules for ladies, male Marines can’t carry umbrellas???

          • tobsters777

            Really… this is the same argument my kids pull on me… “but…but… you didn’t say it wasn’t allowed”.

            The manual makes a provision for allowing ONLY a female marine (thats why it explicitly says FEMALE, otherwise it would be blank) to carry one under very limited circumstances, all other circumstances not listed are prohibited. And if you note, it says IF the female marine is allowed to hold one, it will be in her LEFT hand so as to still be able to salute properly, which hand is the marine holding it?

            Again its about not showing respect, and that it shows in great detail what a person’s core values are much louder than any words ever will.

          • MurphTacular

            Again: The trivial things you guys concern yourselves with defy belief sometimes.

          • jetch

            smurph: what defies belief is your incapacity to understand other people. i’m guessing it’s not limited to just twitchy though. so good luck with that…

          • MurphTacular

            I understand just fine … You just don’t agree, hence the purported bewilderment.

          • Red Fred

            Trivial for those without respect for the military. It’s all about to come tumbling down.

          • jetch

            smurf: we don’t have to “find ways to be offended”, Obama provides them every day. just because you weren’t offended doesn’t mean it wasn’t offensive to others, do you get that? or are you just a dummy?
            if you don’t like me calling you a dummy, just stop finding ways to be offended, it’s trivial…

          • MurphTacular

            Hmmm … In my mind, you guys look for ways to be offended. Enter the rain, add two umbrellas and two Marines and (Thank Heavens!) you’re mega-irate. And your “dummy-offended-trivial” commentary doesn’t make sense. So, thanks!

        • jetch

          instead of saying “i’m sure”, why don’t you actually show us the picture of a recent president doing this? if you wanna be lazy, that’s fine, but your argument becomes pointless.
          you’ve got 8 years of bush being photographed non-stop, and you got a lot of fellow leftists who loved making fun of him, so if pictures of bush using marines as man servants existed you could easily find them.

    • el_polacko

      i’ll grant you that there’s plenty of ‘outrage’ around these parts, but seriously, dude…doesn’t that pic of the marine holding obama’s umbrella while the marine gets soaked make you feel at least a little uncomfortable ?

    • waterytart

      Is that you Chuck Todd?

    • waterytart

      Is that you Chuck Todd?

    • Roto

      No, another day, another stupid gaffe by our President.

      • MurphTacular

        Many posters here are just the “Bush-bashers” from 2005 in reverse. You’re endlessly bitter that the guy you loathe was re-elected (complete with paranoid delusions that the vote was fixed) and now you can’t stand the sight of him. With that in mind, I’m sure you do think that someone holding an umbrella over someone else is a ‘gaffe.’ But in the real world, not so much …

        • Roto

          You don’t know shIt about me. NOBODY is as bitter as liberals from 2001 until now. We’ve had scattered showers here in the D.C. area for the past few days, so only a bunch of idiots would have a news conference outside. That’s a gaffe in the real world…

          I’ll even bite on your stupid “paranoid delusions” of voter fraud comment with the following INDICTMENTS:

          http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-supporter-indicted-admits-casting-multiple-votes
          http://ohio.mediatrackers.org/files/2013/05/20130507_HamiltonCountyCourtOfCommonPleas_Indictments_AllenStricklandWilson.pdf

          • MurphTacular

            LOL. I don’t have enough tin-foil to read those websites …

          • Roto

            They’re INDICTMENTS you idiot. The 2nd one is the actual indictment .pdf file signed by the State’s Attorney. Only you liberal Moonbats link to unconfirmed sources….

          • MurphTacular

            A: I’m not a Moonbat.
            B: Why are you yelling?
            C: Isolated incidents do not lead to any legit conclusion that this election – or any other – was stolen.

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            A. Yes you are.

          • MurphTacular

            Good evening, CD: You seem to be in abundant supply. What IS a Moonbat?

          • Roto

            A. Your comments confirm it.
            B. You seem to have a reading comprehension problem
            C. Those indictments (among 80+ others pending in just that one small Ohio County) are proof of systemic Democrat voter fraud. Ever heard of the IRS?

          • MurphTacular

            So you’re using improper activities of the IRS as proof that the Democratic Party – different organizations, the last time I checked – stole an election? And I’m a ‘moonbat’? Hmmm …

          • Roto

            Again, slowly, the current indictments, and those pending, are proof of Democrat voter fraud. So you think the IRS fraud was committed by Republicans?!?! Denying reality is a major symptom of Moonbat pathology. :-)

          • MurphTacular

            Setting aside the voting issue – and of course there was an anecdote of a similar nature here in Oregon last fall, but this time with a rogue GOP public official – my only problem with the IRS’s actions is that they didn’t also target similar 503C groups of the left-wing variety, too. I think both parties – Dems AND GOP – are hiding behind the statute to give donors a fig leaf. I think the IRS is right to suspect those groups’ activities, just wish they’d completed the circle.

          • Roto

            Fine, set aside the voting evidence that weighs heavily on Democrat fraud (see FL next), you actually don’t have a problem with the IRS violating laws, if they’d just have targeted Democrats also??? The IRS only has authority to examine 501(c)4 statutory evaluation criteria — not obtain personal/business donor information and illegally release confidential tax information. I would think that if you contributed to a political organization (or got on their list from a robo call), it would be unacceptable to you for the IRS to force them to disclose YOUR personal/business information.

          • MurphTacular

            Where is it alleged/admitted that the probe exceeded its authority? Source?
            And who got the confidential information supposedly?

          • Roto

            Geezus, read the news much? Ever heard of the Hatch Act? In DOD, we’re emailed a warning on it before every election. Confidential conservative donor’s tax information submitted to the IRS has been posted on liberal websites, etc. And from the first line of the Treasury IG Report, “Inappropriate Criteria Were Used To Identity Tax-Exempt Applications For Review.” Try to keep up or troll somewhere else….

            http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2013reports/201310053fr.pdf

          • MurphTacular

            Thanks for posting the link. I didn’t realize it was out. The initial stories emerged from a ‘leak’ of the report and in all the tumult that’s resulted, I’d never really read/heard much from the full report. Very interesting. The 13-month delay is super fishy and will likely result in a lot of teeth-gnashing at the House hearings. Thanks again for the info!

          • Guest

            Ok, troll. You’re obviously just another uninformed Obama voter. But just in case you actually want to get the information you’re too lazy to find, read pages 18-20 of the TIGTA Report (that’s the source and confidential information).

          • MurphTacular

            Thanks! That’s all I asked for was the source. And just b/c I don’t live/breathe every page of a report doesn’t mean I’m “uninformed.” But thanks for calling me two names, just the same. Much obliged!

          • Red Fred

            Anyone still defending this administration despite the corruption surfacing, is hopelessly drowning in hope and change. He doesn’t want a life preserver. Martyr for the “cause.”

          • Guest

            Ok, troll. You’re obviously just another uninformed Obama voter. But just in case you actually want to get the information you’re too lazy to find, read pages 18-20 of the TIGTA Report (that’s the source and confidential information).

          • rhodi

            We can start with the 2008 Presidential Run. http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com

        • Guest

          You don’t know squat about me. NOBODY is as bitter as liberals from 2001 until now. I only loathe this President because he’s the first President since BJ Clinton to take money directly out of my pocket, and seriously jeopardize my access to health care. He’s also getting innocent Civil Servants killed, so there’s that but I digress.

          We’ve had scattered showers here in the D.C. area for the past few days (May is D.C.’s wettest month :rolleyes:), so only a bunch of idiots from this White House would have a news conference outside. That’s a gaffe in the real world…

          I’ll even bite on your stupid “paranoid delusions” of voter fraud comment with just a few of the INDICTMENTS:
          http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-supporter-indicted-admits-casting-multiple-votes
          http://ohio.mediatrackers.org/files/2013/05/20130507_HamiltonCountyCourtOfCommonPleas_Indictments_AllenStricklandWilson.pdf

        • rhodi

          Your support of the liar sitting in the oval office is so awe inspiring. Sorry about your ignorance, can’t fix stupid.

          • MurphTacular

            Close readers of my previous posts will notice scarce “support” of the president, but rather mild disbelief of the vessel-popping rage that emerged b/c of an umbrella. Anyone ever think that maybe Obama just didn’t want his guest to get wet? Nah … It had to be his deep desire to humiliate the U.S. Marines. B/c that’s why he gets out of bed everyday, right?

    • barney59

      The only thing trivial I’ve seen today is your post.

      • MurphTacular

        (((Rim Shot)))

        • Semper Fi

          You seem like the kind of guy who enjoys rim shots.

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            Heh. :)

          • MurphTacular

            Ah, nothing like a veiled slam against gay men lodged against a hetero. Brilliant!

          • $23293071

            Well, you know I do PJ, see you at the bathhouse this weekend.

          • Semper Fi

            Yeah, busy, sorry.

          • $23293071

            But PJ, its tossed salad night, and we have your favorite dressing, Santorums Own.

          • $23293071

            Well, you know I do PJ, see you at the bathhouse this weekend.

    • GW

      You’re just jealous YOU didn’t get to hold the umbrella.

      • MurphTacular

        Why would I want to stand in the rain?

        • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

          So you could be closer to your messiah.

          • MurphTacular

            As I say, the only “messiah” from Chicago I recognize is the late, great Muddy Waters, with a possible exception and genuflection aimed toward the wonderful James Cotton.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      If disrespecting Marines doesn’t give you outrage then there is no hope for you

      • MurphTacular

        How do we know the Marine felt disrespected? Oh yeah, we don’t.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Obvious disrespect is obvious. They wouldn’t tell you anyway, because they are Marines and they have class unlike Obama.

          • MurphTacular

            Thanks! You made my point. This disrespect is NOT obvious. It’s in the eye of the beholder. You guys want to see it, so you do. I looked at it objectively and see where you could take umbrage if you wanted or shrug your shoulders at it if you prefer. I chose the latter option.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Yes, and you made the point that you have no common sense. Most normal human being don’t like holding umbrellas over a douchebag’s head while they themselves get soaking wet. But hey if you don’t believe me I suggest you try it sometime.

          • MurphTacular

            So you’re suggesting that you know the Marine’s opinion of the president and … BIG SURPRISE! … It’s the same opinion that YOU have: That Obama is a D-bag. Hmm … Here’s a thought: What if that “normal human being” has a DIFFERENT opinion of the president than you do … OMG! Could it be?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Ok so by your logic if someone kicks a hobo they are not a terrible person as long as the hobo doesn’t mind being kicked. You’re dumb.

          • MurphTacular

            So having someone shield you and the president of a foreign country from the rain while you take questions is equivalent to kicking a hobo? On what planet?

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Wrong is wrong no matter what your victim thinks.

          • MurphTacular

            Now the Marine’s a victim? Did they dock his pay and make him pay for the umbrella, too? It’s just not a big deal. I don’t think anyone was hurt in this process … Sometimes at work, we all have to ‘hold an umbrella’ and the world doesn’t end …

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            If you were a Marine or knew a Marine you would have a different perspective. Honor and respect are something you liberals know very little about.

          • MurphTacular

            As if I don’t know any Marines?? LOL. I’m just not as easily provoked or mortally offended as many here seem to be. And yes, I know lots about honor and respect, thank you very much. And thanks for lumping me in with “you liberals” when you don’t know my position on any of the key political issues. LOL.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            If it talks like a liberal then it is usually a liberal. And just so you know there are veterans on this site offended by this so I really don’t care how objective you are being, their opinion matters more to me than yours.

          • MurphTacular

            That’s hardly a shocking revelation … Opinions and $1.50 will get you a cup of java …

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            And yours is worth even less than that, you may be able to buy a coffee bean with it.

          • MurphTacular

            Nope … They’re all equally worthless, even the ones you agree with … That’s what makes it all so humorous.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Well at least you admit your opinion is worthless.

          • MurphTacular

            Yep. Just like yours and everyone else’s … Surely, you get THAT … LOL.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            Nah, I respect a veteran’s opinion on the subject much more than yours or mine. If you think otherwise then your whole spiel about having honor and respect for Marines is null and void.

    • $45875941

      You, haven’t earned the right (the title) to understand the outrage, asswipe!

      • MurphTacular

        And you can read his mind to know he was ‘outraged’? Probably not, but thanks for the obligatory name-calling rant just the same! Much obliged!

        • $45875941

          Are you a Marine? Were you a Marine? You have no idea of the pride and honor we share. My brother Marines were shamed and disgraced by this piece of sh*t YOU call a President. Little wormy pussies, like you, who troll conservative sites like Twitchy and have never served, couldn’t make it through the first week of boot camp. So, take that arrogance and air of fake intellect of yours, wrap it over an umbrella, shove the umbrella up your ass, and open it! Be sure to pull your head out first you sanctimonious little c***sucker.

          • MurphTacular

            LOL. Ever have any perspective about things or do you just like to go ballistic for no rational reason? I’m proud of your service, Marine. But regardless, you still can’t read the mind of the gentleman holding the umbrella today, no matter how much the image makes you curse.

          • $23293071

            Take it down a notch there Cha-Cha, don’t stroke out on us now.

          • $23293071

            Take it down a notch there Cha-Cha, don’t stroke out on us now.

    • jetch

      ehhh, you know you don’t have to read twitchy, right?? just because *you* don’t see a problem with it doesn’t mean it’s not a problem, you understand that right?

      • MurphTacular

        Yep. I’m up to speed on all of that. Thanks!

    • jetch

      ehhh, you know you don’t have to read twitchy, right?? just because *you* don’t see a problem with it doesn’t mean it’s not a problem, you understand that right?

  • CatHerder

    Chesty Puller is spinning in his grave.

    • Roto

      Obama was leading from the right this time.
      Two more sides and he’ll steal Chesty’s famous quote.

  • NRPax

    And yet, they’ll deal with it and not complain.

  • Clayton Grant

    Doesn’t the President have some sort of agency that looks into weather on a regular basis? I seem to recall some acronym called NOAA.
    .
    Semper Umbrellis

    • Roto

      Don’t you remember? He only finds out about stuff when he reads it in the newspaper :-)

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

        That Intelligence budget is money well spent.

  • Clayton Grant

    Doesn’t the President have some sort of agency that looks into weather on a regular basis? I seem to recall some acronym called NOAA.
    .
    Semper Umbrellis

  • John

    That’s exactly two more personnel than he called in for Benghazi!!!

  • John

    That’s exactly two more personnel than he called in for Benghazi!!!

  • MyrmidoNOT

    As “teh oone” speaks: ‘Semper Fib’…
    (Vets, forgive me…please.)

  • MyrmidoNOT

    As “teh oone” speaks: ‘Semper Fib’…
    (Vets, forgive me…please.)

  • Chip

    Pretty sure the USMC isn’t in the Obama column when the s**t hits the fan….

  • Chip

    Pretty sure the USMC isn’t in the Obama column when the s**t hits the fan….

  • Gerry Getskow

    Why didn’t they move this inside? This makes the US look stupid.

  • Gerry Getskow

    Why didn’t they move this inside? This makes the US look stupid.

  • el_polacko

    the guy doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain. he didn’t seem to mind if the marines got wet though, did he ?

  • el_polacko

    the guy doesn’t have the sense to come in out of the rain. he didn’t seem to mind if the marines got wet though, did he ?

  • neoface

    Hey, it’s better than to step on an IED. Why not move inside? Not on the teleprompter. LOL!!!!

  • neoface

    Hey, it’s better than to step on an IED. Why not move inside? Not on the teleprompter. LOL!!!!

  • Marcy Cook

    Those Marines have got to hate this moron.

  • Marcy Cook

    Those Marines have got to hate this moron.

  • BoscoBolt

    This REALLY pisses me off.

  • BoscoBolt

    This REALLY pisses me off.

  • froggy19510

    Erdogan is looking at Obama like he is thinking “what a candy ass”. If so he would be right. Obama says he can lower the oceans but it seems he has more trouble stopping the rain.

  • froggy19510

    Erdogan is looking at Obama like he is thinking “what a candy ass”. If so he would be right. Obama says he can lower the oceans but it seems he has more trouble stopping the rain.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    So
    he gets Marines because it’s raining rain– American Ambassadors and
    Foreign Diplomats DON’T get Marines when it’s raining terrorists,
    because of (what is the excuse today?? ) OH, YES! Budget cuts! EFF!

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    So
    he gets Marines because it’s raining rain– American Ambassadors and
    Foreign Diplomats DON’T get Marines when it’s raining terrorists,
    because of (what is the excuse today?? ) OH, YES! Budget cuts! EFF!

  • Bryan

    Umbrellas. The pResident must think these are modern bayonets.

  • Bryan

    Umbrellas. The pResident must think these are modern bayonets.

  • bidentime

    As summer heats up the little pharaoh will be implementing his fan bearers.

  • bidentime

    As summer heats up the little pharaoh will be implementing his fan bearers.

  • TiLiNi

    They can’t just get tents? This looks so silly to lower Marines’ value to umbrella holders?

    • Roto

      Well, Obama’s Marine was still standing at attention….

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      That was probably the ENTIRE point of that stunt. To minimize the Marine Corps.

  • TiLiNi

    They can’t just get tents? This looks so silly to lower Marines’ value to umbrella holders?

  • KayGee

    Another day, another obama scandal #UmbrellaGate #UmbrellaTwo #UmbrellaTRUTH #Justice4Umbrellas

  • KayGee

    Another day, another obama scandal #UmbrellaGate #UmbrellaTwo #UmbrellaTRUTH #Justice4Umbrellas

  • © Sponge

    As commented on Ace of Spades earlier today, one said

    “Ok, So there’s no stopping Obama from deploying Marines to shield him from rain, but he couldn’t deploy Marines to save 4 lives in Benghazi. Got it.”

  • © Sponge

    As commented on Ace of Spades earlier today, one said

    “Ok, So there’s no stopping Obama from deploying Marines to shield him from rain, but he couldn’t deploy Marines to save 4 lives in Benghazi. Got it.”

  • Renny

    It’s like “Look what I can make them do.”.

  • Renny

    It’s like “Look what I can make them do.”.

  • Junie3

    If only a lightning bolt could show up.

    • MurphTacular

      Wow. Actively wishing for someone’s death just b/c you disagree with their politics. Super-classy.

      • BeautifulAmerica

        Yeah, just as the commies wished for Andrew Breitbart’s death.

      • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

        You probably shouldn’t be commenting on ‘super-classy.’

        By the way genius, you never did get around to explaining how a person describing the dificulties of their job is “martyring about their job” Mr. Professor.

        • MurphTacular

          Not once have I claimed to be God’s gift to grammar. Obviously, what I meant to write was that the poster in question seemed to be implying – she later clarified if memory serves – that her job was difficult and that she was somehow a martyr for continuing to be employed there. That being said, your resulting outrage proves that it pays to reread something carefully before posting. Sorry to disappoint you, CD!

  • Junie3

    If only a lightning bolt could show up.

  • henri newest

    Minions in the rain just Minions in the rain

  • henri newest

    Minions in the rain just Minions in the rain

  • LinTaylor

    Ugh. I knew this man held our fighting men and women in contempt, but this is just plain disgusting. These people risk their lives daily so we can enjoy ours, and Marines are some of the best, and they’re reduced to living props so Obama can stroke his…ego? I guess for a man who abuses power as easily as you or I breathe, this is nothing.

  • LinTaylor

    Ugh. I knew this man held our fighting men and women in contempt, but this is just plain disgusting. These people risk their lives daily so we can enjoy ours, and Marines are some of the best, and they’re reduced to living props so Obama can stroke his…ego? I guess for a man who abuses power as easily as you or I breathe, this is nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/Landez405 Tim Landis

    I’m thinking a redo of the Marine War Memorial – swap Mt. Suribachi
    with PrezBO’s ass & replace the flagpole with an umbrella

  • http://twitter.com/Landez405 Tim Landis

    I’m thinking a redo of the Marine War Memorial – swap Mt. Suribachi
    with PrezBO’s ass & replace the flagpole with an umbrella

  • nc

    If he didn’t behave like such a small minded narcissist in general, then small events like this, instead of being illustrative, wouldn’t even be noticed.

  • Belinda Summers

    The uniforms needing protection were the Marines….they stand for something this President will never understand

  • Dane Gunderson

    Dear POS, I mean POTUS, Ambassador Stevens could have used some Marine Cover you know… oh wait… you did… so you PREVENTED them from saving him.

  • $35072932

    Wow, what a contrast in honor.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    If he reacted to the rain like he did to Benghazi, he would be soaking wet.

  • Joe Lotz

    It’s to keep the most powerful man in the world from looking like this!
    buahahahahaaa!

    • NRPax

      At least he didn’t require a Marine to hold the umbrella.

      • Joe Lotz

        Umm…yeah…good come back :-(
        lovin’ the circular reference

        • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

          Yeah, you probably shouldn’t talk, given how you started out in this thread with a lame-assed “but BUUUUSSSHHH” rejoinder.

          By the way, you may want to scroll back up to the original story on this thread and check out the picture of your president trying to get an umbrella through a gate…looking like a chimp trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube.

          buahahahahaaa! Indeed.

          • Red Fred

            Simple tasks are difficult for the Pres. Even more difficult to adjust an umbrella, the higher you hold it. ROFL And there’s our First Lady, looking elegant as always.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      THAT’S your big retort? Weak.

  • Right Wired

    Witches melt.

  • Ginger Whetstine

    Obama showing much respect for his Partner in his Syrian gun running scheme, the Turkish PM…… it is shameful and making me ill to think these murdering criminals, gun runners and haters of everything American use and abuse Marines in this way. This is a perfect metaphor for how he feels about all of the military heroes of our country.

  • Donna Bates

    Unacceptable. He is not worthy to wipe their boots. It isn’t even raining. The crowd s sitting there with no umbrellas. The marines should have said NO

    • Garth Haycock

      Marines have too much respect to say no to the POTUS, despite the fact that he garners no respect from anyone.

      God bless the US Marine Corps.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      That’s not even remotely an option for those Marines, disgusting as the Presidents action were.

  • TDS

    If only he could have called in the Marines to provide some kind of cover or protection for Ambassador Stevens & crew…

  • Lotte Lenya

    It’s only what a king expects from his minions.

  • Torqued

    Because they are too stupid to check the hotcoldwetdry report or move back onto the porch. God, I hate him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Thank you, Marines, for you doing your duty diligently. You make me proud. POTUS, you are disgrace. I cannot fire the pejorative adjectives fast enough to accurately describe the contempt in which I hold you. You know there is covered porch just behind you? Use it! Making Marines hold your umbrella doesn’t demean them, it demeans you. I understand it wasn’t your intend to demean them, but in your elitist, entitled, self-centered brain, you thought it was okay to treat these honorable men like serfs. I’ve watched as you’ve departed Marine One not just failing to render a return salute, but walking by dismissively, phone crammed in your ear.

  • $22639970

    What a despicable POTUS of shit!

  • cutmetal

    Wonder what the headlines would be if it was a Black Man holding the
    umbrella over a White President? I guess this is just politically
    correct / fair turn around… White Man is now the Umbrella holder for a
    Black President… What next.. Hot Day, they will have a White Man fanning Obama with
    Ostrich Feathers….

  • http://twitter.com/FoxieNews Debbie

    I just made this at my hubby’s request 😛 “Save me Cpl! It burns the Precious!” http://t.co/oAPm5vYqoh

  • lonestar

    No sir, they didn’t look good next to you. You looked bad next to them.

  • Lyle E Long

    Why were those Marine’s not guarding the ambassador in Benghazi. Asshat POS

  • CommieJuice

    There is no doubt the water would not hurt Obama, he isn’t made of sugar, but he would most definitely float.

    • Semper Fi

      He should have had his wife out there. She always looks like she needs a bath.

  • [email protected]

    Obama doesn’t deserve the right to stand next to American Servicemen.

  • Semper Fi

    I’m sure glad my 8 years in the Marines went for something a little more useful…

    • NRPax

      Now I can see why my best friend’s little brother avoided the chance to be one of the White House Marines.

      • Semper Fi

        There are no words for the amount of respect I have for those Marines not addressing that request with extreme prejudice (not the racial kind).

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Hey Patrick! Many thanks.

      • Semper Fi

        You are very welcome. I would have served more, but lost sight in my right eye.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Obama isn’t fit to hold any Marine’s umbrella much less the other way around.

  • Jeremy

    That Marine looks so happy

  • crazy betty

    this fool never stops being such a complete douche bag. i can’t stand him. stuttering moron. and michelle looks like a real gorilla in the umbrella pic above. egads, not a good look. what a monster she is.

  • snowball headed for hell

    They do have paid interns for this sort of crap. What a complete out of touch douche nozzle, the emperor wears no cloths!

  • tsmmar

    I have a lot of complaints about this President. This though, is much to do about nothing. He is the Commandor in Chief. I’m sure Generals, Admirals and other top military brass have the enlisted hold umbrellas when necessary too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      Actually…no. They don’t. That’s not what the enlisted are for–they are not the personal servants of officers.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

      Actually, they either stand in the rain or move inside. The military isn’t afraid of a little rain.

  • Guest

    My son never mentioned taking the class on umbrella holding,
    when he graduated from Parris Island;
    perhaps it is a new skill requirement, along with serving cocktails, perhaps.
    Seriously, can Obama not find one of his flunkies to hold an umbrella.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    This is what the Marines are there for (to keep rain off of the Kenyan Messiah).

  • Zathras11 @B5

    This is what the Marines are there for (to keep rain off of the Kenyan Messiah).

  • Billthepol

    Truly great comments all!!! But today’s “Sir, the IRS is on the phone and they want to talk to you” award goes to John Podhoretz for his “Jeevs, peel me a grape!” Almost pee’d my shorts!

  • Billthepol

    Truly great comments all!!! But today’s “Sir, the IRS is on the phone and they want to talk to you” award goes to John Podhoretz for his “Jeevs, peel me a grape!” Almost pee’d my shorts!

  • Lady 12

    There are no words to describe this disgrace.

  • Lady 12

    There are no words to describe this disgrace.

  • DetroitRight

    What happens when you put an affirmative action President in the White House. “You honkys are keeping my people down! Now hold my umbrella cracka!” idiot wookie…

  • DetroitRight

    What happens when you put an affirmative action President in the White House. “You honkys are keeping my people down! Now hold my umbrella cracka!” idiot wookie…

  • arttie

    I am surprised they didn’t take a golf umbrella from his bag by the door.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    I think it would have looked better if they held pink ostrich feathers over him, while he wore his jalaba and fez.
    How come no one’s throwing shoes?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    What a horrible, demeaning use of servicemen who deserve so much better in a Commander-in-Chief.

  • neoface

    Someone asked why didn’t they move inside, instead of making the marine to serve his master(slavery)? Well, the teleprompter didn’t tell him to do that.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    I feel sorry for the Marines…their buddies are going to be busting their butts for MONTHS about ‘umbrella duty”……

  • jebjr

    He can deploy the marines to hold umbrellas in the rain, but he won’t deploy the marines to save diplomats in Benghazi !! What is wrong with that picture? The ultimate scene would have been for the marine to hold a funnel over Obama’s head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.wilcox.98 Dan Wilcox

    Would have been nice if the marines had said ” Know what…Hold your own Fn umbrella…I’m a Marine! We do everything in the rain! Except of course go to the aid of an Ambassador about to be killed! Oh wait, you didn’t ask for that did you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.wilcox.98 Dan Wilcox

    Would have been nice if the marines had said ” Know what…Hold your own Fn umbrella…I’m a Marine! We do everything in the rain! Except of course go to the aid of an Ambassador about to be killed! Oh wait, you didn’t ask for that did you!

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@adamsbaldwin So.. “They’re gonna look good… next to us dirtbags?” “Next to us, we unprincipled fools?” #Benghazi #tcot

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@adamsbaldwin So.. “They’re gonna look good… next to us dirtbags?” “Next to us, we unprincipled fools?” #Benghazi #tcot

  • rico 101

    teylkl look good standing next to us ,,OTHER WAY AROUND

  • robert anthony

    well, at least, unlike the Resolute desk, he didn’t put his feet up on them….I hear when the Marines held an umbrella over Dear Leader, Michelle was seen to mouth the words, “All this for a fag?”.

  • Semper Fi

    Your disrespect for our armed forces is sickening, and there isn’t a day that goes by that you shouldn’t be hung for treason.
    Here’s an idea, moron – TAKE IT INSIDE!!

    Forever respect for my Marine brothers. Semper Fi.

  • PredictablePOTUS

    Semper Umbrellis, LOL!!!!! I laughed so hard when I read that one, EPIC!