Here’s one effect of the 2012 presidential election we hadn’t considered. Scientists from Yale say they would not have named an extinct lizard after President Obama had he not won reelection. “It might have seemed like we were mocking it, naming a lizard that goes extinct after that, seemed kind of cruel,” said paleontologist Nicholas Longrich. Obama won, however, and so we have Obamadon. Hey, it makes as much sense as that Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s not, unless you were a bug. The Obamadon is not a dinosaur, but rather a small lizard less than a foot long which went extinct 65 million years ago. Apparently there was another fossil in line for the name, but that “ferocious carnivorous lizard” was not considered as “presidential” as the slender-jawed insect eater.

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  • Streetiebird

    Twitchy once again proves you can attack Obama for just about anything.

    • spot_the_dog

      Yes. Because if President Bush or Governor Palin had had extinct lizards named after /them/, that would have passed entirely without comment from your mob.

      • Streetiebird

        Non-starter since Bush and Palin are basically anti-science.

      • Streetiebird

        Non-starter since Bush and Palin are basically anti-science.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      Why not? Obama has been attacking us for years.

      • Streetiebird

        In what way? By trying to give you healthcare?

      • Streetiebird

        In what way? By trying to give you healthcare?

    • TocksNedlog

      And yet another lib proves to have no sense of humor whatsoever.

      • Streetiebird

        This was supposed to be funny?? Yikes…

      • Streetiebird

        This was supposed to be funny?? Yikes…

  • stuckinIL4now

    Well, Obamuh does make me think of insects and he is a reptile.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    $10 bucks says the lizard had a bigger brain than its namesake.

    • Peyton

      Bigger than nothing?

    • Maxwell

      Whoa, whoa, whoa…. Obama has a brain?

    • thetreyman

      its previous name was the taxallofus.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    I wish his presidency was extinct…

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I don’t know, folks…

    I can kinda see the family resemblance…

    can’t you?

  • radjahshelduck

    And then being liberals, those Yale scientists blamed George W. Bush for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

  • Keith Arnold

    Heh. The lizard named for the SCOAMF was made extinct 65 million years ago by the Sweet Meteor of Death. That’s just ironic somehow.

  • $38218625

    Well, one is a cold-blooded, slimy reptile and the other lived 65 million years ago.

  • Joe W.

    Betcha Barky would eat one if he could…

  • detroit19

    Can we please make this appropriate? Soon?!

  • ChrisOeste

    So, “Spendasaurus” was already taken?

  • radicallyalyssa

    I’m gonna call it a Bidodon.

    • TocksNedlog

      Dodobiden

  • TocksNedlog

    Tyrantsoros Rex

  • TocksNedlog

    Coincidentally, that lizard was alive the last time Socialism produced a thriving economy and promoted individual liberty.

    • TomJB

      And it was short lived as well, because while they spent all their time worrying about buying votes and controlling everyone’s lives, they neglected to build a wall to protect their civilization from, you know, dinosaurs.

  • TocksNedlog

    I’d call for a black hole to be named after him, but that would be redundant.

    • my preciousss!!

      5*****

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      @TocksNedlog:

      redundant, why?
      Is it because:
      • Because he’s married to The First Blackhole Appetite,
      • He is a Blackhole,
      • The Entire Earth is being sucked into the Singularity of his Ego
      • All the above.

      • TocksNedlog

        “The Singularity of Ego” would be a good title for a response-book to “The Audacity of Hope”.

  • TocksNedlog

    A pop-eyed creature that eats things most people find disgusting?
    That works.

    • nc

      Leapin’ lizards! You are on a roll tonight!

  • my preciousss!!

    even so-called “scientists” are not immune to trolling obama.

  • aegean1

    Wtf?! Why is it named after Obama? Is there a Washingtonodon? Adamsaurus? Ikeasaur? Once again Obama is granted an honor he has not earned.

  • GaryTheBrave

    The next extinct creature they discover should be named Americosaur or Americoczar for America will be extinct soon as well.

    I think it’s appropriate they used a word that ends in -don rather than -saur. It’s namesake acts more like a don every day.

    It would be funny, though, to find out that it is related to the newt.

  • TocksNedlog

    After he leaves the White House he can become the new voice of the Geico gecko.

  • TocksNedlog

    Terrordactyl

  • TocksNedlog

    Another victim of the hockey-stick graph.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Wrongo”
    [Think about it . . . ]

  • TocksNedlog

    “I’m sorry, Little Orphan Annie, but the so-called ‘Affordable Care Act’ actually caused the demand for health care to increase significantly, while doing NOTHING to promote an increase in the supply of medical providers; therefore, your premiums have doubled.”

    “Leapin’ lizards!”

  • TocksNedlog

    Walks softly and carries a big stick insect.
    I hear he’s planning to nominate it for Secretary of Defense.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ironically, it turns out that the Obamadon was SELECTED for extinction by a death panel. Rotten luck, that!

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them is a relic of an ancient system that proved unsustainable many moons ago — and the other is . . .

  • TocksNedlog

    Now they can call his new stimulus proposal “Jurassic Pork”.

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them changes its style to blend in with its surroundings, while avoiding transparency at all costs — and the other one is . . .

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them changes its style to blend in with its surroundings, while avoiding transparency at all costs — and the other one is . . .

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them engages in frivolous pursuits out in the sunshine, oblivious to anything going on around it — and the other is . . .

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them engages in frivolous pursuits out in the sunshine, oblivious to anything going on around it — and the other is . . .

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them failed to survive the greatest cataclysm of its age — and the other will receive a $10 million advance for his next book, plus $100,000 per speaking engagement.

  • TocksNedlog

    One of them failed to survive the greatest cataclysm of its age — and the other will receive a $10 million advance for his next book, plus $100,000 per speaking engagement.

  • TocksNedlog

    Perhaps a lizard wearing mom jeans can take Elmo’s place on Sesame Street.

  • TocksNedlog

    Perhaps a lizard wearing mom jeans can take Elmo’s place on Sesame Street.

  • TocksNedlog

    You can see the similarities. For instance, they both like to hang out around trees — one of them looking for bugs, the other one looking for its golf ball.

  • TocksNedlog

    You can see the similarities. For instance, they both like to hang out around trees — one of them looking for bugs, the other one looking for its golf ball.

  • TocksNedlog

    John McCain killed him an Obamadon “when he was only three”.

  • TocksNedlog

    John McCain killed him an Obamadon “when he was only three”.

  • marcellucci

    You know why they went extinct, right?
    They voted for same sex marriage…….
    How soon we forget….

  • marcellucci

    You know why they went extinct, right?
    They voted for same sex marriage…….
    How soon we forget….

  • TocksNedlog

    You didn’t procreate that!

  • TocksNedlog

    You didn’t procreate that!

  • Botzilla

    Commusaurus Rex must have already been taken.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackosaurus Rex was taken too.