Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned after his election to the presidency in November 2008. Obama was reelected to a second term as President in November 2012.
Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, he ran for United States Senate in 2004. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 2004 Democratic primary and his prime-time televised keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in November 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination. In the 2008 general election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009.
As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009. On October 8, 2009, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In March 2010, Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, the first comprehensive health care reform legislation in decades.
In "Harder, Better, Faster, Browner", Cleveland and Donna realize that Cleveland went to basketball camp with Barack when he was younger. This leads to Cleveland experiencing a mid-life crisis and eventually badmouthing Obama on television. In response, Obama took a short trip to Stoolbend to play Cleveland in one last game of basketball, which he won handily.
When the family dress up for trick-or-treat in "Nightmare on Grace Street", Donna is dressed as Michelle Obama, wife of President Barack Obama.
Lester blames Obama for his job of delivering fake ostriches in "Menace II Secret Society".
Barack is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.