The first one I thought of Chicken Little, who said to Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey and Foxy Loxy, "The sky is falling!" Well, a lot of left leaning people thought the sky was falling for eight long years are now cautiosly hoping that Obama will hold it up. Other people, too. As if one man can reverse all the consequences of the sins of the people in Washington, Wall Street, and the rest of Corporate America. Heh.
The second one was inspired by Elaine Meinel Supkis's many gnome drawings. Except this one looks like a portrait that hung on some gnome's wall!