I have a problem with this. Using Marines in full dress uniform to hold umbrellas? WHAT?? Have other presidents done this? Probably, I don’t know. But it needs to never happen again. It is, after all, at the very least, against their protocol to hold umbrellas. To me it just smells like O acting like a Czar, or an Emporer/Dear Leader, enlisting whatever peasant happened by to do his whim. No thought to the protocol, or the pride, of these magnificent Marines.
Seriously, what were Obama and Erdoğan doing with their own hands that they couldn’t have hoisted their own umbrellas? It would have been a really awesome thing if Obama had grabbed an umbrella and held it over Erdoğan, but there’s a part of me that just doesn’t think Obama has a paradigm for servanthood. He certainly has a strange (and dangerous, as seen in the Benghazi disaster) approach to being a commander-in-chief.
So much ugh-worthiness from this administration this week. But of all the scandalous things the O-ministration is up to these days, this awkward event spoke the most to me about Obama’s general attitude towards this country.
This country is in big trouble. You do realize that, don’t you??
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