Good Bye to Obama’s Presidency: Controversies, Photos and Memories

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.

Joan Rivers was never afraid to speak her mind whilst she was alive.

Joan Rivers was never afraid to speak her mind whilst she was alive.

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.

The famous photos that suggest Michelle Obama might be transgender.

The famous photos that suggest Michelle Obama might be transgender.

When Michelle is not fully made up, she looks more masculine.

Michelle Obama at the National Democratic Convention. When she is not fully made up with her wig, false eye lashes and heavy make-up, she looks more masculine.

Comments that Michelle Obama is effeminate are cruel and unfounded.

Comments that Michelle Obama is effeminate are cruel and unfounded. She simply has an athletic physique.

Caster Semenya has higher levels of testosterone but is undoubtedly a female.

Caster Semenya has higher levels of testosterone but is undoubtedly a female. The only problem is her femininity doesn’t look the way we want it to look.

One of the very few photos released from Michelle's childhood.

One of the very few photos released from Michelle’s childhood.

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.

A copy of the infamous birth certificate that has many claiming it is a forgery.

A copy of the infamous birth certificate that has many claiming it is a forgery.

Obama’s Family

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.

claims that the women depicted in these racy photographs is Obama's mother.

ActivistsHub claims the women depicted in these racy photographs is Obama’s mother. But the the shape of her face looks more rounded compared to other photographs of her.

Obama, 9, with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, his mother, Ann Dunham, and his sister, Maya, in Indonesia in 1970.

Obama, 9, with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, his mother, Ann Dunham, and his sister, Maya, in Indonesia in 1970.

Barack Obama with his mother Ann Dunham at the Punahou School commencement in 1979.

Barack Obama with his mother Ann Dunham at the Punahou School commencement in 1979.

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?

Obama with his maternal grandparents. The photo is clearly photoshopped, look at his grandfathers hand.

Obama with his maternal grandparents. The photo is clearly photoshopped, look at his grandfathers hand.

Experts believe this is how the original photo actually looked (do you notice Obama is missing?)

Experts believe this is how the original photo actually looked (do you notice Obama is missing?)

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.

Can you please just tell us... what is that weird scar on your head?!

Can you please just tell us… what is that weird scar on your head?!

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.

Beyonce sings the American national anthem whilst Obama listens.

Beyonce sings the American national anthem whilst Obama listens.

December 31, 2012: Following remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the fiscal cliff negotiations, the President greets a couple of GSA workers as he walked back to the West Wing of the White House and he gave them an elbow-bump, because he had just put Purell on his hands. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

December 2012: The President greets a couple of GSA workers as he walks to the West Wing of the White House and gave them an elbow-bump, because he had just put Purell on his hands.

November 19, 2012: Police hold back the crowd as residents line the streets of the motorcade route to welcome the first sitting President of the United States to visit Burma. This photograph was taken through the bullet-proof window of the vehicle just in front of the President's. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

November 2012: Police hold back the crowd as residents line the streets to welcome the first sitting President of the United States to visit Burma. This photograph was taken through the bullet-proof window of the vehicle just in front of the President’s.

November 15, 2012: The President had just met with the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team, who because of a previous commitment had missed the ceremony earlier in the year with the entire U.S. Olympic team. The President suggested to McKayla Maroney that they recreate her 'not impressed' photograph before they departed. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

November 2012: The President had just met with the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team, who because of a previous commitment had missed the ceremony earlier in the year with the entire U.S. Olympic team. The President suggested to McKayla Maroney that they recreate her ‘not impressed’ photograph before they departed.

July 14, 2012: The President delivers remarks in the pouring rain at a campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

July 2012: The President delivers remarks in the pouring rain at a campaign event in Glen Allen, Va.

June 15, 2012: In Chicago the President and First Lady walked past their vehicle to the edge of Lake Michigan to view the skyline of their home town. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

June 2012: In Chicago the President and First Lady walked past their vehicle to the edge of Lake Michigan to view the skyline of their home town.

March 2015: The Obamas share an intimate moment as they mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches.

March 2015: The Obamas share an intimate moment as they mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches.

Michelle Obama appears on the Ellen Degeneres show.

Michelle Obama appears on the Ellen Degeneres show several times during Obama’s Presidency.

May 2009: Jacob from ­Philadelphia asked Obama if his hair was like his, so the most powerful man in the world bowed to a child.

May 2009: Jacob from Philadelphia asked Obama if his hair was like his, so the most powerful man in the world bowed to a child.

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