Obama’s transgendered nanny

If the GOP wasn’t so busy feeding on itself in the never-ending primary and scrambling from the latest bile spewn from the mouth of Rush Limbaugh, you would have heard a massive orgasm coming from the right on this (from the Associated Press):

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Once, long ago, Evie looked after “Barry” Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world’s most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny has given up her tight, flowery dresses, her brocade vest and her bras, and is living in fear on Indonesia’s streets. …

Now the story itself is extremely sad. The ex-nanny fears for her life because transgendered people are murdered for this in places like Indonesia.

But I’m going to think like a Rush Limbaugh dittohead for a minute: Oh, boy. This isn’t just red meat. This is filet mignon.

According to the AP story, in 1969, Evie …

… met Ann Dunham, Barack Obama’s mother, who had arrived in the country two years earlier after marrying her second husband, Indonesian Lolo Soetoro.

Dunham was so impressed by Evie’s beef steak and fried rice that she offered her a job in the family home. It didn’t take long before Evie also was 8-year-old Barry’s caretaker, playing with him and bringing him to and from school.

Neighbors recalled that they often saw Evie leave the house in the evening fully made up and dressed in drag. But she says it’s doubtful Barry ever knew.

“He was so young,” says Evie. “And I never let him see me wearing women’s clothes. But he did see me trying on his mother’s lipstick, sometimes. That used to really crack him up.”

When the family left in the early 1970s, things started going downhill. She moved in with a boyfriend. That relationship ended three years later, and she became a sex worker.

So, the Kenyan, Muslim, socialist, communist, Nazi interloper was raised by a transgendered, Indonesian prostitute. This is a right wing wet dream.

If I were part of the GOP base, I’d really be super pissed as Rush right now for diverting attention from something as cosmic as this.

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The story of Stanley Dunham

Stanley Ann Dunham

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The New York Times last Wednesday had a long story on Obama’s mother online (it appeared in the Sunday Magazine) and how she raised her son abroad. An interesting piece that does explain a lot about the president’s character and about the values in independence instilled by Stanley Ann Dunham.

It’s a shame she didn’t get to see how her son fulfilled the dream she had for him.