To take credit for an accomplishment when no credit was merited, chiefly because no action was performed to fulfill the achievement.
To be credited with accomplishing a deed by simply stating in words what is intended to be done. Whether or not the intention comes to fruition is of absolutely no consequence.
2. Chris the janitor told the Chairman of the Board we should become the market leader in widgets. The board agreed and decided to make him company president and gave him a $1.5 million bonus. How's that for pulling an Obama?!
3. Yesterday Rachel the crackwhore told me she was finally going to get clean. I gave her my credit card and told her to start by getting herself a new wardrobe. This morning I caught her with a penis in one hand, a crack pipe in the other and my credit card was nowhere to be found! Boy did she pull an Obama!
4. Al pulled an Obama when he told me we could successfully navigate the space-time continuum if we just hoped it could be done while holding these special hi-tech antennae he invented. The government is going to give him a $1.5 million grant just for having the courage to speak out about such a laudable goal! I only hope there's enough wire hangers for everybody...
5. Usain had the 200m race won going away until he tripped over his own shoelaces and did a disfiguring faceplant into the track. Minutes later Linus pulled an Obama by crossing the finish line and taking the gold! Good thing Linus stayed unflappably cool in that head-to-head race!