Attacking Obama Because of an Umbrella, Republicans Reach New Lows

patheticrepubsI thought I had seen every possible kind of ridiculousness when it came to the desperation of Republicans attacking President Obama—but then just yesterday I logged onto Facebook.  There, I saw a picture posted by some of my Republican friends of Obama giving a speech with an umbrella being held over his head by a Marine.

And at that moment I lost all hope for these people.  Not that I had much to begin with, but when you’re reaching so far as to attack the President for something as meaningless as a Marine holding an umbrella for him (and the Turkish prime minister) while he gave a speech in the rain—it’s just sad.

Attention all Republicans: This is not something new.  Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush all had somebody hold umbrellas over their heads at one point or another.  It’s a pretty safe bet previous presidents did as well.

When you become “outraged” over an image of a Marine holding an umbrella for the President (implying he’s some elitist who refuses to even hold his own umbrella) you simply prove how desperately pathetic your party has become.

It isn’t enough you’ve tried recklessly for months to create some kind of Benghazi conspiracy that’s only proven to be absolutely nothing.  Or that I know you’ll blow this IRS situation up into “evidence” of the corruption of our tax system, and dig until you can find someone at that department that might have watched Obama on television once to use as concrete proof that the President had something to do with it.

No, that wasn’t enough.  Now they’re pushing “umbrellagate.”

How dare a proud Marine stand in the rain and hold an umbrella for the President of the United States?  You people do realize serving the President is an honor, right?  Just because you cretins don’t like him doesn’t negate the fact that he is the President (and a damn good one at that) and it’s an honor to be a Marine standing beside him.

Conservative blowhards and websites like The Daily Caller are trying to spin it as a violation of Marine Corps regulations regarding umbrellas.  Oh no!  Impeach!!

First of all, the regulation in question states that a male marine cannot carry an umbrella while in uniform.  The marines in question weren’t carrying the umbrellas, they were holding them in place. Secondly, even if under normal circumstances that would have been questionable behavior (it’s not, but let’s play along), it becomes an obsolete point considering it was the President of the United States making the request.  

It’s attacks like this which make me lose any amount of respect I had for 95% of Republicans.

Because when you’re so desperate that these are the depths at which your party will sink to attack a President, it shows a couple of things:

  1. He’s winning
  2. You’re running out of options

And Republicans have become pathetically sad.

What’s next?

BREAKING FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: President Obama refuses to drive his own motorcade and forces trained pilots to fly Air Force One.

Wouldn’t shock me…

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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