This is one of the most disgraceful and disrespectful things I have ever seen a Commander in Chief do to denigrate one of our uniformed service members:
The men in our armed services don’t need no stink’n umbrellas. See this Soldier?
And these Soldiers?
Notice what these Soldiers— standing the most sacred and the most honored of posts during a hurricane — do not have? That’s right, no umbrellas. And why not? It’s against regulations for them to do so.
Just as it is for Marines. According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform. And in case you think Obama has the authority to override this regulation, he doesn’t:
The Marine Corps Manual, the guidebook that defines protocol for officers and enlisted Marines, in section 2806 paragraph 2, specifically states “The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations, published by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, shall be binding on all Marines. No officer or official shall issue instructions which conflict with, alter, or amend any provision without the approval of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.”
But of course the main reason that Marines and Soldiers don’t need umbrellas is because they’re real men who know they will not melt if a bit of rain falls on their head or uniform.
And more than that, there isn’t a Marine out there who would ask another man to hold an umbrella over his head for him.
But Obama is not a man. And this picture clearly shows how little respect or regard he has for the men who are there to protect his fucking worthless life, not to be props or servants.
The Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen who serve beneath this narcissistic douchebag already despised him. This picture is only going to make it worse.