On top of all of that, Barack Obama has the misfortune of being just the second POTUS during the age of social media and thus an automatic target for all the insanity that lies within. Most obviously kooky conspiracy theories tend to sink under the digital equivalent of a particularly slimy rock, but, in the case of Obama, everyone and their deaf grandmother seems to know at least a few. Go ahead, ask around the family and see if you don't get a few of the following from everyone except your 4-month-old niece: Obama forged his birth certificate. Obama is a fundamental Muslim. He never actually killed Osama Bin Laden. He actually is Osama Bin Laden. He's an active terrorist who wants to "gas the Jews." Hey, he might be the Antichrist, too, why the s**t not?
Of course, apart from the nation-dividing fact that he's a Democrat, this may be because there's a certain colorful aspect about Barack Hussein Obama that will always rub a certain segment of people the wrong way: He's the first American president who's also a huge-ass geek.
Wait, what did you think I was talking about?