A campaign promise made by President Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election campaign which he has now back peddled on and not bothered to explain to his supporters.
Combination of Obama and Promise. Obamise.
Mr. Smith told his students he would have a pizza party for them on the last day of school. The students asked Mr. Smith where the pizza was when that day came around and he replied, "Oh that was an Obamise."
An action assured but never meant to be done. Political promise in general. Lyndon Johnson obamised that "We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves."--Campaign address, Oct. 21, 1964
"He may obamise me the world, but it turns out he can't deliver New Jersey...."