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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Barackisms: From Obamaphoria to Bamelot


Barackisms: From Obamaphoria to Bamelot

OBAMAPHORIA: The postelection rapture that swept over Obama's supporters worldwide.

OBAMANATION: A twist on "abomination," expressed by evangelicals and other conservatives who oppose Obama's stance on abortion, gay marriage and other social issues.

OBAMARAMA: The celebrations around the Jan. 20, 2009, inauguration.

OBAMANOS: A play on "Vamonos," or "Let's go," among Obama fans in Mexico.

OBAMATOPIA: The political paradise that Obama's staunchest supporters hope he'll usher in.

OBAMALUJAH: Exultation shouted by his fans.

OBAMATRONS: The policy wonks who will occupy the West Wing of his White House.

OBAMASCOPE: Media scrutiny of the new leader. (Example: "One hundred days after Barack Obama took office, newspaper editors put the president's economic plan under the Obamascope.")

OBAMANATOR: Hollywood-inspired nickname for the new president – even if he's got what California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger contends are "skinny legs" and "scrawny little arms."

OBAMALICIOUS: Complimentary term used by those who like Obama's looks.

OBAMALOHA: Goodbye, Obama-style, with a nod to Hawaii, his birthplace.

OH-BAMA: Joyful exclamation, via headlines in the Kennebec, Maine, Journal, The Regisister Guard in Eugene, Ore., and The Namibian, from the southern African country of Namibia.

BAMELOT: Description of his presidency, from a New York Post headline that played on the youth and freshness of John F. Kennedy's administration that came to be known as "Camelot."

OBAMERIKA: Headline from the Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.

BARACKSTAR: Description from those who believe Obama is "the Mick Jagger of politics" (from


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At Tue Nov 18, 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I declare this post Obama-riffic!

At Tue Nov 18, 11:27:00 AM, Blogger Übermilf said...

Like you wouldn't love to be someone's pet.

At Tue Nov 18, 04:40:00 PM, Blogger ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

I so agree with the OBAMAPHORIA, it can certainly be felt in my country and I've sensed the same with some family I have around the world.

It's about time the most powerful man in the world had a less let's-bomb-the-world attitude.

At Tue Nov 18, 06:01:00 PM, Blogger Lockwood said...

The Guardian UK has a fun article on items currently under patent consideration using some variation of our president-elect's name. My favorites are "Broccoli Obama," and Obamajamas. Much fun and happiness going around.

At Tue Nov 18, 06:34:00 PM, Blogger darkblack said...

Kept an ape as a pet?

Let us remove his larynx and study it, so as to further the cause of science.

...As the Electric Light Barackrestra plays Obama-Ma-Ma-Belle


At Tue Nov 18, 07:11:00 PM, Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

These are pretty good. my 6-year-old daughter was very happy that we Baracked the vote.

Ever notice that there are a lot of pictures of Obama with Superman comics? He's like a presidential Jerry Seinfeld.

At Tue Nov 18, 07:30:00 PM, Blogger mwb said...

Admit you supported Obama over McCain because of the mind boggling fun you can have with his name and the Name Game.

At Tue Nov 18, 08:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Joe Scarborough has to work in Barackafeller Center. Bet he loves that!

At Wed Nov 19, 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Dr. Monkerstein: Ha! You are just an Obamatron! ;o)

Übermilf: Hmm... Maybe I would like to be your pet. Do you have any cupcakes? ;o)

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris: It's about time we had a government that made some kind of sense!

Lockwood: Ha! That's a great article. I liked "Who's Yo'bama Now?", too!

darkblack: Indeed! A comparison of the vocal chords of an ape and a human might result in some interesting scientific findings...

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator: Your daughter has fine taste. I am sure that she gets it from her father!

MWB: You must admit that McCain is just not a fun Name Game entry, but "Palin, Palin, Bo-Balin...: has possibilities!

DCup: Hee hee! Poor Joe, he is so upset right now.

At Wed Nov 19, 10:30:00 AM, Blogger dguzman said...

Say it isn't so! He kept an ape as a pet? Are you sure it wasn't the other way around?

At Wed Nov 19, 12:48:00 PM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

I'm partial to Obamanator.

BTW: if owning an ape as a pet is a problem for you then I don't think anybody could post here. I mean- who hasn't owned an ape?


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