A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 11, 2011
Hopium (hope + opium)

"Hopium” (hope + opium) has been cited in print since at least 2003 to describe a drug of addicting “hope.” Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign used “hope and change” as a campaign slogan, and the Obama-related use of “hopium” has been cited in print since at least February 2008. The term “hopium” has been used frequently by Chicago (IL) Tribune writer John Kass.

“Hopium” has extended beyond Obama’s 2008 campaign to represent the addicting promises of “hope” given by any politician.


Urban Dictionary
Hopium
A substance that the media and press abuse, it makes them mesmerized by Barack Obama. For instance, when Obama swatting a fly was a headliner on the news, that camera man was on a double hit of Hopium.
Wow did you see the Obama Chia?!
Yeah man, wonder if the hair is actually Hopium, I need some NOW.

by (: Yep. Jul 15, 2009

hopium
a political narcotic distributed by vested economic interests that makes moderate social liberalism, ethnicity, individual purity of heart, and soaring rhetoric appear to be substantive progressive change; co-optation of the left by vested economic interests
“The health care bill is a triumph of hopium over experience.”
by joe_in_golden Jan 7, 2010

Google Groups: alt.culture.knights
Newsgroups: alt.culture.knights
From: “John F. Winston”
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 16:41:43 -0800
Local: Sun, Feb 16 2003 6:41 pm
Subject: The Pessimystics And The Optimystics.

Call me a hopeless ‘hopium’ addict, but I choose to accentuate the positive.

Daily Kos
A question I can’t answer
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Thu Feb 07, 2008 at 07:38:13 PM PST
I’ll admit it, I would love to get high on the Hopium surrounding Obama.  Hell, I’ve opened my wallet to the guy since Super Tuesday just to help keep him ahead of Team Clinton.  I’ve decided to end my strike and actually work on his campaign in the upcoming primary.

Fallback LGF
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Obammunism : The Hopium of the Asses

Kickin’ and Screamin’
HOPIUM, THE NEW DRUG
by Vilmar @ 7:22 am on August 1, 2008.
Hi, my name is John. I’m a hopium addict.

It’s true. Yes, I’m a journalist. And that led to the harder stuff. Then one day, Barack phoned the Tribune and called me “bro.”

Now, I’m addicted to hopium.

So if you’re addicted to hopium, or you’re worried that your loved ones might fall prey to its power, then please click on this link for the hard left’s Moveon.org commercial for Barack Obama.

28 August 2008, Chicago (IL) Tribune, pg. 2:
Take a break from the hugs, hopium with a good read
By John Kass

Chicago (IL) Tribune
With Chia Obama off shelf, so goes Hopium
April 09, 2009|By John Kass
As you must know by now, the great President Obama Chia Pet scandal is national news.

In a spasm of politically correct panic, Chicago-area based Walgreens stores pulled the fake terra cotta heads from shelves rather than commit corporate sacrilege.

Chicago (IL) Tribune
Pass the Hopium, America
Obama won’t testify in Blago case after all
President won’t have to renounce Chicago politics

May 02, 2010|By John Kass
It’s time to break out your Hopium pipes, America!

So, trim some lush greenfro from that Happy Obama Chia head perched on your kitchen windowsill. Tamp it down, fire it up, and let’s party.

The Busted Nut
The New Drug: Hopium
November 20th, 2010

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