President Barack Obama is no stranger to conspiracy theories.
He’s been called a closet Muslim, a guy who “pals around with terrorists,” a Kenyan-born imposter and even an anti-colonial Mau-Mau by opponents on the right. And some liberals have claimed the president never really tried to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay (it was his fourth executive order, signed two days after his inauguration as president, but Congressional Democrats helped block the implementation…) and I ran into Occupy Wall Streets who echoed righties in claiming the administration hired Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and former White House economic guru Lawrence Summers, straight out of Goldman Sachs (neither man ever worked there.)
But 2011 provided some of the strangest conspiracy theories — from both sides of the aisle. Here are the top 10 Obama conspiracy theories of 2011.