Obama’s legacy will extend beyond permanently crippling the economy through welfare dependency and wildly excessive spending. He also has an extinct lizard named after him:
The small, insect-eating lizard was discovered in the badlands of northeastern Montana — its fossil preserved in an area called the Hell Creek formation. Less than a foot long, it had elaborate teeth with three cusps on each tooth and a slender jaw. Some 65 million years ago, it went extinct. And now, it is named for the 44th president of the United States: Obamadon gracilis.
After the earth was hit by the huge Chicxulub asteroid, which theoretically killed off the dinosaurs by sending massive amounts of dust and smoke into the air,
“the ecosystem basically collapses when there’s not enough sunlight to make new leaves. No new plants growing, everything kind of starves, and in that situation I would imagine, maybe what you’ve got going on is dead, rotting plant material, dying, rotting dinosaurs, and probably a lot of maggots and beetles and grubs that are eating all that dead material,” [Yale paleontologist Nicholas] Longrich said. “Animals that can eat the insects are maybe what’s surviving, so insectivores which tend to be smaller” can survive.
The secret to Obamadon gracilis's success was being smaller and feeding on the creepy-crawlies that in turn fed on the decomposing remnants of a dying world. Likewise, Obama is figuratively knee high to any other president, and is supported by the creepy-crawlies who in turn are subsidized by the bureaucratic maggots squiggling in the guts of what was once America. You can see why the scientists chose the name they did.
On tips from Lyle, Sam Adams, and Bob Roberts.