Obama Forgets To Salute Marine, Twitter Calls For His Impeachment [Twitter Reacts]


Obama blows off marine

If only President Barack Obama hadn’t forgotten to salute a Marine on his way into his roflcopter. The myriad of scandals his administration is facing this week wouldn’t seem so bad.

Kidding aside, while there are real and serious things afoot like the government’s criminal violation of the press and the Internal Revenue Service’s schoolyard bullying of groups that the left doesn’t agree with, President Obama is facing a number of personal scandals all his own. The poor guy just can’t seem to do anything right.

Exhibit A – One week ago, during a spritz-y afternoon on the White House lawn, President Obama had a Marine hold an umbrella over his head while he gave a speech. The U.S. lost. its. marbles.

Exhibit B – Today, Obama forgot to salute a Marine on his way onto Marine One.

Oh sure, Obama doubled back and shook the Marine’s hand, even eliciting a smile with whatever words he bestowed upon the impressionable young lad, but the damage was done. That was a smile thinly masking the very real inner pain of rejection, kids. That Marine stood there just saluting and saluting and Obama just blew him off.

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It’s over, man. Just get on Marine One and go.

Obama’s second Marine flap in as many weeks caused his opponents (as well as all the jokers) to come out in force on Twitter. We’ll leave it to you to divine the difference.

Did you catch Obama forget to salute that poor Marine? Does this spell disaster for his presidency?


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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  1. After realizing his blunder, he went back and shook hands, then returned to the helecopter. He never did return the salute. What a Commander in Chief, what a embarsment to this country.

  2. Look people with all the idiots constantly berating and over-reacting to everything, it's no wonder her forgot to salute. He did return, and that says that he recognized the mistake. UGH! You people need to stand down, it was not that serious!

  3. So, what do you suggest..tar and feathers. Please grow up. Failing to salute is a faux pas..but not the end of the world. FYI..a faux pas is a social lapse in protocol. I guess you know what protocol means??

  4. You kool-aid drinkers who think it's no big deal that Obama "forgot" to salute have forgotten his bowing to a muslim leader, snubbing Queen Elizabeth, returning the bust of Winston Churchill to England which was a gift to America; not his property, not wearing the U.S. flag lapel pin, refusing to place his hand over his heart during the national anthem, insisting that any Christian statues or icons be covered when he visited Notre Dame…what does it take? The man has no respect for any of you, nor for this country. Think about what would have happened if a soldier, marine, airman, etc. "forgot" to salute.

  5. Shoe Fetish, Obama can't pronounce it and you can't spell it. It's c-o-r-p-s, pronounced core and, yes, he disregards, not only the entire Marine Corps, but the entire American military.

  6. Yes it is a BIG deal! It's about respect!!! These are U.S. Marines! Not errand boys for an arrogant, cocky product of affirmative action and his high maintenance self serving spouse!

  7. I can see by your ignorant remark that you know nothing of Military protocal. NOT social protocal of which there is no such thing! Go buy some shoes or something and stay out of discussions you know nothing of!

  8. You do know that the president isn't required to salute. The practice started with Ronald Reagan. Before Reagan presidents did not salute back. First off your not supposed to salute out of uniform, since presidents are the commanders in chief they supersede that rule. But it is not required for the president to salute back and most presidents have a terrible salute. So everyone is just making a big deal out of nothing. He's not required to salute people! ANd he did go back and shake the guys hand, which I think is inappropriate, he should have not saluted (because presidents who were never in the military do not know what a proper salute looks like). But most importantly this is such a nonissue that it is ridiculous.

  9. Presidents are not required to salute. This is not a big deal. Reagan was the first president that started saluting the troops (cause he's an actor and liked to play the part) Presidents did not salute before Reagan and they have no idea how to properly salute. Second your not supposed to salute out of uniform.

  10. Presidents are not required to salute. You should never salute out of uniform. Do you even know anything about the military?

  11. Re: Shoe Fetish….. How many "mistakes" must this president make before everyone wakes up and realizes what entitled, self-centered, Christian hating persons that he and Michelle are?? I have never seen a first lady (and I use the term loosely) so extravagant and entitled (during such a tough financial time) as Michelle. This is the first president we have ever had that has torn down, torn up, and tried to completely undermine our country and we have always known it, disrespected our military as a whole, lambasted the decent God-fearing people in our country, bowed down to a Saudi king, almost totally destroyed our country's budget, has pulled many Muslims into leadership roles for our country, has embraced and encouraged the mass slaughter of unborn and just-born babies, created an insane, so-called health care plan, which includes a staggering amount of hidden, dangerous agendas against american citizens, and much, much more!! I could go on for a long time. When in God's name are our people going to get enough and empeach this imposter!!!!

  12. Re: Shoe Fetish….. How many "mistakes" must this president make before everyone wakes up and realizes what entitled, self-centered, Christian hating persons that he and Michelle are? I have never seen a first lady (and I use the term loosely) so extravagant and entitled (during such a tough financial time) as Michelle. This is the first president we have ever had that has torn down, torn up, and tried to completely undermine our country and we have always known it, disrespected our military as a whole, lambasted the decent God-fearing people in our country, bowed down to a Saudi king, almost totally destroyed our country's budget, has pulled many Muslims into leadership roles for our country, has embraced and encouraged the mass slaughter of unborn and just-born babies, created an insane, so-called health care plan, which includes a staggering amount of hidden, dangerous agendas against american citizens, and much, much more! I could go on for a long time. When in God's name are our people going to get enough and empeach this imposter!

  13. Tell that to military members or their families who sacrifice so much for our country; our America. Those men and women that have lost or potentially will lose life or limb fighting for us. Not that serious?? The President is the Commander In Chief of the Military. There is NO excuse. Sure he has a lot of responsibilities, but those responsibilities and scrutiny as America's leader come with the position. Perhaps, Mr. Obama is not up to fulfilling all that encompasses the Presidency. I guess then we are at an impasse; we "idiots" will continue "over-reacting to everything", while all the morons keep making excuses for his "mistakes". Just allow me to point out that this is not his first "mistake" where the military is concerned.

  14. In the Military, there is no such thing as a faux pas!! You either do what you are supposed to do or you get in serious trouble. Our military learn right away that they take responsibility for their actions, and they don't often "forget". It is high time the Obamas take responsibility for their actions as well.

  15. And, yes dear, this IS a national embarrassment, along with all the rest he has made!!

  16. Presidents are not required to salute! Any military officer will tell you, you should never salute out of uniform. The practice started with an actor/president. Presidents should not salute. 1) they are not in uniform. 2)They have never learned how to properly execute a proper salute. 3) They are not required to salute. 4)Presidents before Reagan Did Not Salute. 5)This is not a mistake as presidents are not required to salute. Only active military in uniform are required to salute!

  17. Regina Fowler Douglas : and that is why there is rampant sex abuse inside our military. Because they are doing what their supposed to do? There is such thing as faux pas in the military so much more than you even know.

  18. Rick Phillips YOU ALL COMPLAINING ARE BUNCH OF WHINY LOSERS. WHO WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOSERS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO. LOSERS!!!!!

  19. NANCY AND REGINA HERPES SIMPLEX 1 AND 2. WHEN WERE YOU IN THE MILITARY, BESIDES THE INFIRMARY FOR GIVING ENLISTED MEN THE CLAP. SHUT UP THE BOTH OF YOU.

  20. Deana Kennedy DEANA YOU WORTHLESS IDIOT!!! PLEASE DO YOUR FAMILY A FAVOR AND STAY OFF THE METH.

  21. Paul Silva The "big deal" is that it isn't in his DNA to do so. I understand he is more of an academic than a military type, however that IS part of his problem. I'm not stringing the guy up for failing to salute. I am merely stating that he is not Commander in Chief material. Smart guy, decent human being, talented in many ways. POTUS is just not one of them. I strongly disagree that a Commander in Chief is not required to salute. If he had a military background like most POTUS's, he would realize it's a matter of honor. THAT is what's a big deal.

  22. I agree with Mr. Silva in his comments about the salute. I also would like to make a point about the really mean comments that some of you are making. I feel this is the most disrespected President that we have ever had. The journalist disrespect him, the public disrespect him and yet we want respect as a people. I hear Governor Perry, I hear Secretary of State Clinton, I always heard President Bush it was never Bush is going to be here or there he always got the respect he deserved. but President Obama gets called just plain old Obama and that is disrespectful. I also want to point out that this man that is so disrespected can't fix what it took 12 years to break. He never claimed to be GOD we as a people expected GOD like miracles from him. If you are in a mess fix it the best way you can because it's yours to fix not his. He can assist far as jobs and the economy, but that isn't all of Americas issues.

  23. Politics aside, it is very rude to not return a salute that was given to you; I understand that he could have been focused on what he was doing, but he still has a responsibility to be respectful.

  24. Wow, this is a hot topic! I do believe it was bad he didn't salute back but I also wonder how many other Presidents have made the same mistake but nobody knew about it? Before there was twitter and facebook and everything else it probably wouldn't be known to anyone. The guy made a mistake.

  25. Whether or not he "has" to salute, it was disrespectful not to. Even if it was an "error" and he didn't notice the marine saluting, it just shows how much he is in his own little world and doesn't care about anyone else in this country, not even those who are defending it.