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March 09, 2011


I want credit for being the first person to call Barack Obama "the thin, black Grover Cleveland."

I encourage everyone else to start calling him that—or "Grobama" for short. (I didn't actually make up the "GrObama" part myself.)

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at March 9, 2011 03:58 PM

Oh no! Does this mean he'll get a second term in 2016?

Posted by: Sam Mc at March 9, 2011 05:57 PM

Grobama--that's egghead cleverness at its eggiest. I like.

Posted by: N E at March 9, 2011 08:59 PM

By the way, just as a matter of trivia, can anyone name the only President to also have been an executioner? (hangman in that case)

Think hard.

Posted by: N E at March 10, 2011 09:27 AM

NE, isn't it also Cleveland? I think you've posted that here before.....

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at March 10, 2011 09:56 AM

Yes. After four years of Mitch Daniela and Hayley Barbour, the remaining residents of the U.S. will look nostalgically at 9% unemployment.

Posted by: Ken Houghton at March 10, 2011 10:09 AM

Obama IS just average. Put ANY other Dem in there, whatdayagit, same, same. NAME ONE. I'll just bet that EVEN OUR Beloved Nan, WILL shovel shit the SAME way.
Hey, here's an idea, put a Teabagger or Repub in. Same, same only faster and fastest.

Third Party, Folks.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at March 10, 2011 02:16 PM

By golly, Aaron, thanks for remembering. . .

Cleveland was an anti-imperialist too, or talked the talk, like many other Dems of that era. Alas, not Obama, not many present Dems; the area from the Capital to Pennsylvania Ave might as well be a poultry farm. And those are not organically-fed, free range birds roaming there.

Posted by: N E at March 10, 2011 11:17 PM

Clever and apt as 'Grobama' is, I'm unable to go with it after Obama's breezy acceptance of the U.S. military torture of Bradley Manning.

Obush it is.

Posted by: Nell at March 12, 2011 11:40 AM