Barack Obama served two terms as the first black President of the United States of America. Many had high hopes for the great things he would do as Leader of the Free World. Looking back, Obama’s Presidency was relatively lacklustre and his private life became more famous than his policies. Please read on to see some of the biggest controversies of the Obama family and take a look at some of the great photos from their time in the White House.
First Gay President
Rumour has it that Obama was not just the first black President, but also the first gay President of the USA. The allegation was first made public during an interview with Joan Rivers, a well-known supporter of the LGBT community in America. A journalist asked her: “do you think the country will ever see the first gay president” to which she responded “we already have with Obama, so let’s just calm down… you know Michelle is a tranny, we all know.”
Within weeks of making that comment, Joan Rivers died from a minor throat operation. Although doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where the surgery took place, have accepted responsibility for the complications, there are many people who believe it is too much of a coincidence and that her death is linked to her revealing a White House secret.
It is hard to determine whether Joan Rivers’ comments are true. Michelle does have a tall, well-built frame and her dress sometimes bunches around the crotch. By some photos she appears to be more masculine than feminine but it could be due to unflattering camera angles or she might simply have high testosterone levels, such as Caster Semenya. What doesn’t help is that almost no photographs of her in a swimsuit or from her childhood can be found on the internet.
Was he Really born in the USA
Since the beginning of Obama’s Presidency, he has been plagued by accusations that he was not born in the USA. According to the official version, Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham of Wichita, Kansas and Barack Obama Senior of Nyang’oma Kogelo, Kenya. Until 10 years old, he lived with his mother in Hawaii, Washington and then Indonesia. From 10 years old, he was then raised by his grandparents in Hawaii until he moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend College.
Some groups have claimed Obama was born in Kenya and therefore was not eligible to be the President of the USA. After a lot of pressure and speculation, Obama released his Live Birth Certificate in 2011. However rather than quell his opponents, fresh claims emerged that the document was a forgery and contained Photoshop watermarks. This was coupled with a soundbite of his paternal grandmother Sarah Obama recalling he was born in Kenya, although this was later explained away as the sound recording being interrupted.
An interesting theory I read on Bookworm Room regarding the clearly forged birth certificate is that Obama was actually adopted hence why the certificate is a duplicate. Aside from this, other claims have also circulated such as that Obama lost his US citizenship by accepting residence in Indonesia, and that he had dual citizenship with the UK at birth which nullifies his status as a natural born US citizen. All of these claims have been debunked by officials however the on-going debate has distracted people from the real issues and policies. For full details on all the theories, they are documented here.
Another source of controversy during Obama’s Presidency has been his family. ActivistsHub claims that his mother was involved in racy, sexual exploits with Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan. However looking closely at the sordid photos compared to other images of Obama’s mother, I don’t think they are the same person. Obama’s mother has a prominent and pointed chin unlike the scantily dressed woman below. The New York Times wrote about Ann’s life in the US, Hawaii and Indonesia and there was no mention of any sexual exploits.
However more suspicious is the photograph of Obama sitting with his supposed maternal grandparents. Upon close inspection once can see the photograph has been obviously photoshopped, and the grandfathers hand appears at a very odd angle. The question is why was this image released and what is being hidden… could it be true that his family tree is a complete fabrication?
That Weird Scar
The final controversy that has plagued Obama’s Presidency has been that unusual scar on his head. The scar curves around the right side of his scalp and is clearly visible when his hair is cut shorter. Most of his official photos are taken from the right side or straight on to avoid the scar. Ben Hart among others are concerned about the causes of such a scar as it could mean he has had a serious brain surgery, which impacts his ability to think. It might also be evidence of a Muslim rite or that he has had devices implanted into his head. If Obama could just tell the world what that scar was all the speculation would stop.
A Beautiful Family
I don’t know if the above theories are all true or not, but it is disappointing that Obama’s Presidency has been more focused on his personal life than political achievements. However the fact that he was been able to become the worlds most powerful man and President of the USA despite his humble beginnings is an inspiration to us all. The Obama family seem to be very loving and are very photogenic. Here are some of my favourite photos and memories of Barack Obama and his family taken during the past 8 years.