Obama Was Raised By Transgender Nanny In Indonesia

Indonesia Obama NannyA sad and interesting story for a number of reasons — chiefly, how can the U.S. president allow one of his childhood caretakers to live in such terrible circumstances? Fox News will no doubt cover this in a sensitive and enlightened manner. The Associated Press reports:

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 and is living in fear on Indonesia’s streets.

Evie, who was born a man but believes she is really a woman, has endured a lifetime of taunts and beatings because of her identity. But the turning point came when she found a transgender friend’s bloated body floating in a backed-up sewage canal two decades ago.

Evie, who like many Indonesians goes by a single name, now lives in a closet-sized hovel in a tightly packed slum in an eastern corner of Jakarta, collecting and scrubbing dirty laundry to pay for food. She speaks softly, politely, and a deep worry line is etched between her eyes.

At a cocktail party in 1969, she 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.

“Now when people call me scum,” she says, “I can just say: ‘But I was the nanny for the President of the United States!'”

24 Comments on "Obama Was Raised By Transgender Nanny In Indonesia"

  1. DeepCough | Mar 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm |

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa–WHOA! That guy does NOT look transgender.

  2. Sounds like a right wing conservative dug up this story …Let me guess why??? Hmmm..And Fox news doesn’t cover anything in an even-handed manner.  Let’s be serious.

  3. Redacted | Mar 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm |

    This is proof that Obama is the ringleader of the Homosexual conspiracy!

  4. America had a Transgender Nanny, her name was J. Edgar Hoover .. ZING !

  5. Jin The Ninja | Mar 5, 2012 at 6:21 pm |

    this is interesting (and sad), because it shows that although he was exposed
    to trans-people as a child, it did absolutely nothing to  inform his
    worldview regarding trans or glbtq people, nor did it make him more
    empathetic to alternative sexual and gender identities (i.e. make him an
    advocate of civil rights).also because trans-people are often lost
    in the overrarching narrative of ‘gay rights’ and certainly the most
    denigrated of the glbtq community- i am curious to see people’s
    reactions towards her. certainly there are political implications, but
    most of those are generated from the extreme xenophobia of right wing

    as a very very side note, i think it’s interesting how the AP frames
    trans- people in indonesia- where western gender identity doesn’t
    translate very well – meaning ‘trans’ people in s.e. asia (and to some
    extent india/or more readily the formerly indianised parts of asia) are
    in fact a third gender, not a displaced gender identity. (see where the
    intersection of queer studies and post colonialism gets you?).

    • Liam_McGonagle | Mar 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm |

      Admittedly I’ve not read it, but Terri Gross interviewed the author of an Obama biography last year, and she made it sound as if he thought of his mother as a sadly comedic and ineffectual person whose single biggest failing was her idealism.

      Sometimes I think Obama’s career in machiavellian pragmatism is just a big “F*ck You!” to his mother, trying to demonstrate what suckers traditional progressives are. He’s probably constitutionally incapable of true, non-transactional empathy with another human being.

      It sounds like a classic feedback loop from an emotionally stunted childhood.  He thinks he’s “overcoming” his youthful challenges, but in point of fact he’s only exacerbating them.

      • Hadrian999 | Mar 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm |

         good luck finding anyone successful in politics that doesn’t turn everything into a transaction, the system weeds out people with any hard ethics or non situational judgement.

    • Obama says what people want to hear.All politicians do this to get people on their side.Most people that vote are Cathlic.This is why most politicians pretend they dont like homosexuality.

  6. ishmael2009 | Mar 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm |

    So what. Doesn’t have any bearing on who President Obama is today. Let Fox news and others retail this gutter gossip. Totally irrelevant.

    • Jin The Ninja | Mar 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm |

      it’s not poltically relevant, but it is interesting because of how obama basically discarded the glbtq community who helped get him elected. the man doesn’t believe in same sex marriage (which is neither here nor there), but it is demonstrative of how he feels towards the community as a whole. if he was exposed to, and informed by a trans-person as an adolescent, one might think his sentiments would be fonder/stronger towards the same glbtq community.

  7. So what? Why is this news?

  8. Obama used to be a female mix of asian/ caucasian and [of course] african ancestry, who had a sex change operation in 1942 near Stalingrad, since he lost his breasts by shrapnel. Kidnapped by romanian nazi – spies, he was brought undercover to Tibet and initiated into the lamaist/ Bön tradition. Conquering the time – giants he would not age until 1978 when moved to Hawaii. The rest is his-tory.

  9. HARD OUT THERE FOR A PIMP | Mar 7, 2012 at 10:09 am |

    Isn’t it safe to say now that 99% of Obamas identity has been altered, re-altered,
    shuffled around, and re-packaged so many times this is just another log to add on
    to the fire. The whole birth certificate thing is re-surfacing, The Ulsterman “expose” 
    Larry Sinclair, Andrew Breitbart, what comes next? http://wp.me/sAJ5G-2012

  10. Hannity admits that he misspoke to Waco transgender resident Arthur B. Black regarding his comments about Obama’s lack of transgender friends : http://youtu.be/I_d_w0yhCg0

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