A minority party is sometimes called a “party of ‘no,’” saying “no” to the majority party’s agenda. When members of the majority party also disagree with some of the agenda and vote “no,” there is a “no” momentum, or “nomentum.”
“Nomentum” was used by the blog Ace of Spades HQ on March 4, 2010, referring to “no” votes on a health care bill. An older “momentum” political term is “Joementum,” the brief 2004 political momentum of Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.
“Yomentum” or “Yo-mentum” occurs when there is a “yo” or “yes” momentum for supporting a candidate or a piece of legislation."Yo-mentum" was coined by Ed Morrissey of the Hot Air political blog on March 19, 2010. “Yo-mentum” referred to a momentum of “yes” votes on the same health care bill that “nomentum” was used just a few weeks earlier.
Wikipedia: Joe Lieberman
Joseph Isadore “Joe” Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. First elected to the Senate in 1988, Lieberman was elected to a fourth term on November 7, 2006. In the 2000 United States presidential election, Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, running with presidential nominee Al Gore, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket.
On January 13, 2003, Lieberman announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination as a candidate in the 2004 presidential election.
Describing his Presidential hopes, Lieberman opined that his historically hawkish stance would appeal to voters. Indeed he initially led in polls of primaries, but due to his political positions he failed to win a support of liberal Democratic voters, who dominated the primaries.
Prior to his defeat in New Hampshire, Lieberman famously declared his campaign was picking up “Joementum”; however, he failed to provide such momentum during the New Hampshire Primary debates, held at Saint Anselm College days before the primary.
Yo-mentum: Unions bully Boccieri into flipping
posted at 11:36 am on March 19, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Let’s see. John Boccieri (D-OH) opposed the initial House bill on ObamaCare, supposedly because of his principles. Now he’s flipping to a yes vote, and why?
New York City • Government/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Saturday, March 20, 2010 • Permalink