Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An "Obamatopia" Hopeful

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. Below is an Obama glossary culled from many sources.

OBAMAPHORIA: The post-election rapture that swept over Obama's supporter 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 celebration around the January 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. Everything he does will be under this scope.

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 Register Guard in Eugene, Ore., and The Namibian, from the southern African country of Namibia.

BAMALOT: 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."

__Associated Press

Certainly, this is only the begining of things to come. We have already seen videos, special lyrics put to melody and even poems. I have never before watched or have even been interested in knowing the most intimate details of the life of the President and his family. So, bring it on. I'm ready to see more history unfold. I'm ready to study the trends that will result and become fashionable because of our President Elect Barack Obama.

May God Continue to Protect he and his family.



Mother Vietta,

He (President Elect Obama) is one interesting individual to watch, he is reshaping our trends.

I heard that Allen Keys was suing him for not being an American citizen, what next?

Great Post!!!

Keith D. Witherspoon said...

My only concern is that Obama does not become a synonym for Jesus Christ in our culture.

My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness, I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean, on Jesus name.

On Christ, the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Mother, I echo the words of Dr. Spoon, Obama can not become the replacement in the eyes of the people for Jesus Christ.

Other than that, nobody is as excited as I am for what the future would hold for his presidency.

By the way, I would love to come to Philadelphia to see you guys in January. Just let me know when you are arriving and I will come to see you.


Pastor W.L. Pullam said...

Very interesting and fun to read.
Don't worry Doctor Spoon. Nothing and no one will ever replace the "solid rock". And, for the most part, even in the midst of all of the excitement the majority of people, like us, are thanking Jesus for the victory and realize that it was only by the grace of God. And I know for a fact that when Barack came to our city he requested that members of the clergy gather with him for prayer before he went on stage. Unfortunately, his plane arrived nearly an hour late and we did not get a chance to do that but the fact that he made this special request even in the midst of a grueling and tough campaign spoke a lot to us about the character, sincerity and faith of this man. To God be the glory, great things He has done!
As for the Alan Keyes thing, well, after all, it is Alan Keyes, the same guy who ran for president 3 times and for the senate 3 times but, as I remember, never won..LOL.
God bless you all. And thank you again my sweetheart for sharing.

Fitts said...


Great thought provoking post! All I can say is, it comes with the territory. Every president has dealt with his share of criticism and we should expect nothing different for Obama. Lets not get extra sensitive around here (-;

I will continue to pray for our new president elect, but expect more criticism from a country that is divided.

Again, great post,


Shanita Waters said...

I'm loving this...

thanks for posting.