Wednesday, May 6, 2009

No, Obama is not Spock

by Smitty

Jeff Greenwald at Salon says Obama is Spock: It's quite logical.
He's been FDR...Abraham Lincoln...and now Spock. I suppose the point is to advertise the new Trek flick. However, one is left to question why the POTUS can't just be Barak Obama. Writer of best-sellers, fundraiser extraordinaire, campaign wizard, [pejoratives go here]. Do we really have to endure Obama Clock more attempts do define the guy in terms of someone else?
Looking at the IMDB top 250, we may see:
  • Obama is Don Vito Corleone "I'd like to make you a bailout offer you can't refuse."
  • Obama is Jules Winnfield (his wallet is the one that says [NSFW]Bad Mike Foxtrot)
  • Obama is Rick Blaine "Here's making vaguely obscene gestures at you, kid."
  • Obama is Han Solo (replete with pastry-head Michelle)
  • Obama is Indiana Jones (crack that whip!)
  • Obama is President Merkin Muffley "General Turgidson, I find this very difficult to understand. I was under the impression that I was the only one in authority to order the use of nuclear weapons."
  • Obama is Charles Foster Kane "Arugula..."
  • Obama is Arthur, King of the Britons (Joe Biden with the coconuts)

...and so forth. Basically any non-military (anti)hero. Discuss your suggestions.


  1. If Obama is spock, then Bill Clinton would be Kirk..

    Janet Napolino would be Scottie.

    Tim Geithner could be Bones.

    Hillery would be Chekov..

  2. "Janet Napolino would be Scottie"

    Beam me up from this Man-Created Disaster

  3. They are military, but the words fit.

    Obama as:

    Theron in 300: "This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this."

    King Leonidas in 300: "Give them nothing! But take from them everything!"

  4. Lincoln... FDR... Spock...

    The liberals are really lowering expectations here.

  5. Obama is not particularly logical and he doesn't know diddley squat about science. Considering his messianic complex and emotional appeal to the weak minded he is more like Sybok, Spock's brother.

  6. Obama is Sheriff Bart; “Fifteen is my limit on schnitezgruben.”

  7. I tend to think of him as Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest.