The Many Nicknames of Barack Obama
Richard Nixon was Tricky Dick. Bill Clinton was Slick Willie. And today, more than ever, Barack Obama needs a nickname.
It could be Dear Reader, a spin on North Korea’s Dear Leader and a stone-cold reference to the President’s ability to recite a great speech, thus making him our smartest president ever.
It could be JK (for “Job Killa”) a take on the fact U.S. businesses employ 61,000 fewer Americans today than they did when Obama took office, even though the working-age population has increased by 9 million.
It could be President Imp, a reflection on the 40 examples of the imperial presidency performed by His Majesty. It’s hard out here for an imp and all that.
It could be Barry Oh! a derivation on the cult of personality thing as epitomized by Jackie Oh! and relying on one of Obama’s many “also known as” names.
It could be Choomba Woomba, a nod to the President’s youthful allegiance to the skull bong, cocaine, and fermented beverages with a wink at Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping (except in Barack’s case, it would be brain thumpin’).
Or it could be Brak Obama, a Space Ghost Coast to Coast-themed reflection of the thick headed policies of Mr. Obama.