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Obama-con (Obamacon)

blending and clipping; noun
A neo-conservative supporter of Barack Obama.
 
'Obama-con' does not refer to just any conservative supporter of Obama; it specifically is in reference to the support of what has come to be known as the 'neocon' movement. The most important distinguishing factor between the two as far as its application to 'Obama-con' is that neocons support the current War on Terror and are in favor of expanding it. The word thus serves to highlight the similarity between the two political parties.
Etymology : A blend of the name 'Obama' with 'con,' a clipping of 'neocon' which is a clipping of 'neo-conservative.' 'Neo-conservative' (or 'neoconservative') was originally coined to describe Russell Kirk and his followers possibly as early as 1960.
Source : 'The same malarkey is being uttered with a straight face by defenders of the Clinton appointment, such as Obamacon-in-chief Andrew Sullivan' (http://www.lewrockwell.com/raimondo/raimondo12.html 11/25/08)
Last modified: 5 December 2008


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