Barack Obama Is Our First Gay, Female, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish President (According to the Media)

First Gay PresidentBill Clinton only got to be America’s first “black” president. Interesting take from Eric Randall in the Atlantic Wire:

Newsweek’s cover this week declares that Barack Obama is the “First Gay President,” playing on the reader’s knowledge that Obama isn’t himself gay, but his support for same-sex marriage earns him an honorary rainbow halo. The headline obviously calls back to 1998, when Toni Morrison declared Bill Clinton the first black president in The New Yorker, which at the time was edited by current Newsweek editor Tina Brown. “Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas,” Morrison wrote, laying out the formula for how to declare a President has attained the identity of someone else through actions and behaviors. Newsweek‘s cover has been called “controversial” and “pretty shocking,” but it’s merely the most recent in presidential firsts that weren’t for the country’s actual first black president.

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9 Comments on "Barack Obama Is Our First Gay, Female, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish President (According to the Media)"

  1. You forgot closet-muslin, nazi-commie, three headed alien, according to fox news.

  2. HopeyChangey | May 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm |

    He is an opportunistic hypocrite…a flip-flopping sellout just like every other politician. 

    • Alexander Tzalumen | Aug 14, 2012 at 11:27 am |

      I hate the use of the word ‘flipflopper’ as deragatory. Are you really saying you’d want to be represented by someone who would stick to a course of action no matter how much the public told them ‘no, don’t do that’?

  3. He is omnipresent, carrying both genitalia not to mention one hell of bowler. I heard he gets 300 games in 8 frames..

  4. Our first gay president. I bet he fucks the hell out of Michelle in the White House after seeing himself called gay.

  5. the other day i was in a hypnagogic state waking up from my beauty sleep. I saw thay gey halo from the magazine cover and then the word DEMON! flashed. I don’t know what it means, i have no strong opinions of obama as i think all presidents are equally useless and expensive, but it scared me a bit. 

    • i dont hate gays either and think they should get a chance to get what they want in a democratic vote. so i think it has something to do specifically with obama. 🙁

  6. Newsweek is just desperate for attention. Let’s not feed into it. 

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