Watching the Republicans get clobbered among Hispanic voters apparently hastened the process.
“He lost a lot of donors; he was clobbered by conservative funders,” says Haskins.
Somehow he had clobbered Romney by 126 votes in the Electoral College and more than 2.5 million in the popular count.
1941, British air force slang, probably related to bombing; possibly echoic. Related: Clobbered; clobbering. In late 19c. British slang the word principally had to do with clothing, e.g. clobber (n.) "clothes," (v.) "to dress smartly;" clobber up "to patch old clothes for reuse."
Drunk: those who are, to use a word presently popular with the younger drinking set, clobbered (1950s+)