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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Welcome to Obamatopia!

Are you still feeling Obamaphoric? Does it feel good to tell Bush "Obamanos, muchacho?" Let's hear a "Obamalujah!" and an amen!
Lest you think Miss Ginger has spent all day creating these clever Obamamisms, she is actually quoting an article she read that the Houston Chronicle picked up from the AP.

Barackisms sweep across Obamatopia
Wags and Web weave words for brave new Bamelot
By WILLIAM J. KOLE
Associated Press
Nov. 7, 2008, 10:42PMShare Print Email Del.icio.usDiggTechnoratiYahoo! Buzz. First there was "Obamamania," punctured in places by naysayers crying "Nobama!"

Now, as President-elect Barack Obama prepares for the White House, his message of change, resounding both at home and abroad, seems to have unleashed a barrage of Barackisms. Or maybe they should be called Obamanyms.

Here's a glossary, culled from Web sites, news reports and the blogosphere:

• 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 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."
• 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."
• Barackstar: Description from those who believe Obama is "the Mick Jagger of politics" (from Slate.com).


Don't know about you, but now everyone who wins at everything will be recognized as a "Barackstar" by Miss Ginger!

and we can toss this one "Barack and forth" for days as we come up with more and more words for Baracknophiles to use in their daily lives!

7 comments:

Beth said...

Yes, these are a lot of fun! I think the first ones I heard way back when were Obamamania and Barackstar. I might have a new favorite, though, with Bamanos!

What do you think of Rahm Emanuel? I'm hearing a lot of people, both gay and straight, say that they think he's hot. I believe that will be part of an entry later today....

Hugs, Beth

Dannelle said...

I can foretell some of these will stick! I'm with Beth,I love
Bamanos~ Thanks for collecting these in one spot! Dannelle (very unhappy with homophobic Californians, prop 8 is going to cause a few new ballots in the future if not a mini-revolt)

David Dust said...

You, my darling Miss Ginger - are truly a BARACKSTAR!


xoxoxoxo

miss alaineus said...

barackstar...too punny!

Indigo said...

Gotta say I think the popularity vote goes to Barackstar! Loved these thanks for sharing them. I gave Obama my kudos in the latest entry. I also pointed out the obvious idiocy with the fear of the Atom Bomb drills.

People need to wake up, and Yes, we have a black president and I'm proud as hell of that fact. (Hugs) Indigo

mistress maddie said...

I think Barrack and forth is funny as hell! And what a wonderful post. Now while painting you have me thinking of all these Obamatopia words,like I think our Obamaerrfic,Miss G!

Timmy said...

How about the Obamabump?

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