Obama Umbrella: Umbrella 'Controversy' is Right-Wing Desperation At Its Worst

Another devastating scandal has rocked the Obama administration, in a move that will surely outrage all of America and put the final the nail in the coffin for the president. On Thursday, President Obama appeared at a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden at the White House, when it started to rain. But the true scandal can be seen in the video below:

As you can see, by having a Marine hold his umbrella for him, President Obama flagrantly disrespected the Marine Corps and violated Marine Corps regulation, something that the conservative website The Daily Caller was quick to point out.

Others quickly brought to light the horrendous and scandalous action of Obama asking the Marines to hold umbrellas. Conservative commentator Lou Dobbs was quick to condemn the gross spectacle on Twitter.

Former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate, and former Fox News contributor Sarah Palin weighed in on the scandal on Facebook, arguing, "Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas."

She also made the same argument on Twitter.

All of these conservative luminaries point to the Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.24F, which states that which states that a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella in uniform. Clearly this was a gross violation of protocol. 

Sure, Captain Eric Flanagan, a spokesperson for the Marines, said that a request from the president would be an “extenuating circumstance” and that Title 10 of the U.S. Code states that Marines must “perform such other duties as the president may direct," but it is the principle of the whole thing that is important.

And surely the critics of the president will practice what they preach, right? 

via Washington Post

It is really unheard of for a president to get others to hold an umbrella when the elements take a turn for the worse.

via Twitter

via The Atlantic

via The Atlantic

Like I said, Umbrella-gate will be the final nail in the coffin and the downfall of the Obama administration.