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10 Most Disrespectful Moments For Michelle and Barack Obama

Not many are bold enough to utter the obvious, but Oprah Winfrey isn’t just anyone. The media mogul who used all her industry clout to campaign for President Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election isn’t holding her tongue anymore about the racist undertones that have existed throughout the president’s five years in office.

During an interview with the BBC last week, Winfrey said:

“There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases, and maybe even many cases, because he’s African-American,” she said. “There’s no question about that. And it’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking it.”

Here are some examples of how the first family has been disrespected throughout their time in the White House.

Marilyn-DavenportCalifornia Politician Marilyn Davenport’s Email Depicts Obama as a Chimp (2011)

An email sent by an Orange County, Calif., Republican that features the face of Obama superimposed on a chimpanzee  sparked a nationwide controversy, with several groups condemning the depiction.

Marilyn Davenport, an elected member of the Orange County Republican Party, apologized for the leaked email, but said she saw no reason to step down from her post. The email depicted Obama as a chimpanzee with two older chimpanzee “parents.” Superimposed on the digitally altered image? “Now you know why – No birth certificate!”

donald-trump-birtherThe Birther Fiasco (2009-2012).

Theories by  so-called “birthers” alleged that Obama’s published birth certificate was a forgery—that his actual birthplace is not Hawaii but Kenya. Other birther theories alleged that Obama became a citizen of Indonesia in childhood, thereby losing his U.S. citizenship. Still others claimed that Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen because he was born a dual citizen (British and American). Some political commentators have characterized these various claims as a racist reaction to Obama’s status as the first African-American president.

While there’s no consensus on who is responsible for starting these ridiculous rumors, prominent New York businessman Donald Trump stirred the issue.  Last year, Trump offered to pay $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice if the president turned over documents – even after the White House had released the president’s long form birth certificate. Trump still wouldn’t let the issue go.

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13 thoughts on “10 Most Disrespectful Moments For Michelle and Barack Obama

  1. When dealing with Neanderthals, what can one expect.

  2. Gabriella Robuste says:

    Uncivilized & uncouth! Very disrespectful in every sense of the word!!!

  3. Chisom Molokwu says:

    Americans are racists

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yet, at birth Obama was born a citizen of Great Britain and Kenya..

    At adoption the U.S. Constitution did not say who the "citizen of the United States" were, it only gave Congress the authority to Establish a Uniform Rule of Naturalization.

    After adoption before these rules were established there was only one way to become a citizen of the U.S., this was by being born within the U.S. to two U.S. citizen parents. These children are the ones who the Founders understood to be the "natural born Citizens".

    Persons born outside of the U.S. to one or two U.S. citizen parents are not "natural born Citizens", if they were Congress would not of needed to use the Authority granted to them by the Constitution to establish these children as "citizens of the United States".

    The definition of a "natural born Citizen" is the same today as when it was inserted into the Constitution and it will remain so until and if it is ever Amended.

  5. Of course, Fox News sees nothing wrong in any of this!

  6. Brian Simms says:

    Nice job reprinting hussein's talking points. This is a ridiculous pile of tripe. This isn't worth much of my time but here are a couple of points.

    Research is pretty clear that obama was born in Hawaii however if he has actually released his birth certificate then why did he not present it to Donald Trump and get $5 million for charity? Does he just not care about the poor that could have been helped?

    Is it a shock that the most divisive president in history has moronic racists show up to protest? The interesting part is how you just magically assumed they were part of the Tea Party. The Tea Party is an informal group that supports the constitution. There is nothing in these photos tat indicates Tea Party affiliation, are you psychic? There is no journalism here. I think there is a word for assuming thing about people based on their race, but I can't quite remember what it is.

    Newt Gingrich was discussing Dinesh D'Souza's theories on hussein's motives. It has nothing to do with his birth location. You are either woefully ignorant or blatantly lying about the situation.

    hussein refused to speak with Jan Brewer, a governor of one of the United States of America, or even accept a letter that she tried to hand him. Following that extreme disrespect, she had every right to be angry and get in his face. hussein is a president not an emperor.

    hussein knew good and well he would get refused when he wanted to speak to a joint session of congress during a Republican presidential debate. It was petty and childish to even ask.

    hussein went over a year without taking a single open question from a reporter. And yet you still elected him a second time. is it any shock that a reporter got tired and tried to get a question in?

    And disrespectful for a member of congress to say hussein is lying during a healthcare speech? Seriously? Maybe if more members of congress had been a bit more disrespectful about healthcare we wouldn't have millions of people losing their insurance and about to get fined because they can't afford new plans. Since now even hussein has admitted that he was telling bald faced lies all along, maybe you should be thanking Joe Wilson instead of whining about him since he was the only one willing to nut up and try to protect you.

  7. Unfortunately for you, the Supreme Court long ago determined that it is not necessary for a person to be born in the USA of 2 citizen parents to be a "natural born citizen". (see Wong Kim Ark, among other cases). Your viewpoint, pushed by a strange mixture of cranks and fools, currently has a score of 0-207 on lawsuits concerning the eligibility of the POTUS. A score that one-sided suggests that one or both of the following is true (a) the arguments against Barack Obama being eligible are weak to non-existent (b) the people bringing the lawsuits have poor lawyers.

  8. The name of the POTUS is Barack Hussein Obama. Your dropping of the remainder of his name is nothing better than a juvenile ad hominem smear. Grow up.

  9. L Taja Lappier says:

    The irony is every one is black… yep, the entire world evolved from a black woman some 3 million years ago. Oh, God is black, too.

    White people simply lash out because black people are a superior group of people who started it all. Almost everything blacks have created, whites have stolen and whitewashed…

  10. Aaron Cartmell says:

    Aaron Cartmell The vast majority of his criticism comes from his retarded mindless policies and the negative impact they have on the lives of the people in this country. You Jeffrey Carl Cobahm are not willing to step back and look at facts. You have done exactly what they wanted. You stopped thinking for yourself and started believing that the only way someone could oppose this president is if they are a racist. Come on don't be so naive. There is racism alive and well in America but the vast majority of it is pointed at our white population because it is easier for you to blindly hate than it is for you to actually judge a man based on his character. Look at you. You are now spreading your hate rhetoric to "tame black people" because they don't hate the same way you do. You sir are what is wrong with america!

  11. Aaron Cartmell which of the "10 Disrespectful Moments" seek to discuss President Obama's policies?

  12. so white women are chimps too since his mom was white.

  13. It was Obama's own literary publicist who started the rumor that he was born in Kenya: it was a fact stated in his biography for the never-completed book "Journeys in Black and White"

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