Obama Derangement Syndrome, described in 2013

Superman stands with President Obama

This photo will set off most sufferers of Obama Derangement Syndrome — who can’t stand Superman’s duplicating Obama’s stance. Can’t find details on this photo — I believe it was taken in Metropolis, Illinois, in 2008.

In my post drafts I have a longish one on various forms of crazy that, well, make me crazy.  It includes a lot of illogical things that populate the internet and political discussions like dysentery in a poorly-run refugee camp on the border of two third world nations at war with each other.

But it’s still hanging fire.  Plus, my description of the various anti-Obama crazinesses isn’t so cogent as our friend Jim provided in comments to an earlier post.

So, for your edification, and in the hopes that some sufferers of Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) may seek help on their own, or that you may be able to persuade them to seek help, here’s what Mr. Stanley wrote about it (all links added by me, here):

As with any mental illness, Obama Derangement Syndrome’s treatment must begin with an accurate diagnosis. It is certainly possible that what passes for ODS may actually be nothing more complicated than food poisoning. Got ahold of some bad clams? It will pass. It could be severe constipation. Nothing an enema can’t clear up. But if you’ve ruled out the usual suspects, follow this handy checklist to determine if you are an ODS sufferer. Remember, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward lucidity and wellness.

You may have Obama Derangement Syndrome…

  • . . .  if you believe he was a CIA operative fighting with the Afghan rebels and against the Soviets in the 1980s. Your case of ODS may be terminal if you believe this, and yet now believe Obama is, himself, a Marxist.
  • . . . if you suspect he had that great American patriot, Andrew Breitbart, murdered. Extra points if you are sure the Obamas have had as many people murdered as you believed the Clintons did. Still more bonus points if you think gay sex orgies were connected to his murder spree.
  • . . . if you are reasonably sure President Obama orchestrated Hurricane Sandy in order to improve his chances at the polls in 2012; planned and ordered either the Sandy Hook school massacre or Aurora Theater massacre to create a pretext for a giant “gun-grab”; and was behind the BP oil spill and/or the Massey Energy coal mine disaster in an effort to justify tighter regulation of business.
  • . . . if you believe the President used an executive order to hand over U.S. territory to Russia. [Or to the UN, or to anyone else.]
  • . . . if you have seen incontrovertible “proof” that Obama removed the American flag from Air Force One and replaced it with his campaign logo; has consistently refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance or salute the flag; seldom if ever wears an American flag lapel pin and steadfastly resists suggestions from staffers that he say “God bless America” at the end of his speeches.
  • . . . if you know that he was a member of the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, the American Communist Party, the American Fascist/Third Way Movement, the Illuminati, the German-American Bund, the Campfire Girls of America and Friends of Ish Kabibble.
  • . . . if you believe President Obama has a “secret plan” to remove evangelical Christian young people from their homes and place them in FEMA or UN-run re-education camps.
  • . . . if you believe the birth certificate is a forgery, never existed in the first place or that it exists – but that it, upon careful examination, shows that Barack Obama was sired by a jackal.
  • . . . if you have seen “evidence” that he furnished the Oval Office with Islamic or Middle Eastern décor; that he has changed the name of the WH Christmas tree to the WH “Holiday” tree; that he wears jewelry with secret Koranic verses on it; or that he was sworn in on the Holy Koran and not the Bible.
  • . . . if you believe he had the October, 2012 jobs report altered.
  • . . . or if you believe President Obama is part lizard, the Antichrist or a former CIA operative who was teleported to Mars.

If any of these resonate with you as plausible, reasonable or outright true, seek help for ODS immediately. There is no shortage of treatment options. One might begin by cancelling subscriptions to Stormfront, Newsmax, Citizen Magazine, World Net Daily, Conservapedia and World Magazine. Additional recommendations include a Fox “News” fast, putting your “Left Behind” books in the recycle bin and avoiding those personalities who may function as enablers of ODS. Such individuals include Glenn Beck, James Dobson, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Sowell, Laura Ingraham, Texe Marrs, Hal Lindsey, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Allen West and Rick “Man on Dog” Santorum. (This is, of course, not an exhaustive list.)

Side effects resulting from successful ODS treatment may include increased lucidity, rationality, compassion and diminished feelings of inadequacy and self-loathing. People who have recovered from ODS report a significant reduction in suspicion and mistrust of those of different races, religions and cultures. Ask your mental health professional if receiving ODS treatment is right for you.

Mr. Stanley got through that entire list without mentioning  Kenya, Bill Ayers, or the Illinois Bar disciplinary procedures.

You may be suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome, if the symptoms listed above describe you.

There’s hope for you, if you are a sufferer. ObamaCare covers treatment.

Obama Derangement Syndrome may be a lot more prevalent that he thinks!


7 Responses to Obama Derangement Syndrome, described in 2013

  1. W.Benson says:

    Good show!! Thanks for the chuckles.


  2. JamesK says:

    You might be suffering from ODS if…

    …you kvetch about Obama’s vacations and golf trips while conveniently forgetting that W spent a full one third of his presidency on vacation.

    …you kvetch about Obama using executive orders to get things done while forgetting that both Bush’s and Reagan did so to and issued far more of them.

    …you kvetch about Obama deciding to not spend resources defending DOMA but had no problem with W declaring that he wasn’t going to enforce laws that Congress passed.


  3. JamesK says:

    Actually, Mark, that would be “You’re suffering from Obama Derangement syndrome if you think George W Bush was a better President.”

    I’d also suggest these to the list, Ed:

    You might be suffering from ODS if…

    ..you think Obama is either a socialist, a communist, a fascist, a nazi or all four of them at the same time.

    ….you claim to be uber patriots and yet when Obama wins you scream for secession.

    ..you think Obama requiring health insurance to cover contraception is an infringment on the rights of Christians but you have no problem in Christians infringing on the rights of everyone else by advocating that their supposed religious beliefs be turned into civil law with regards to abortion or gay marriage. Or if you hate government telling people what to do unless it involves a woman, a fetus and her hoohah.

    …you think that Michele Obama advocating better nutrition for people is any different then Laura Bush advocating for literacy or whatever Barbara Bush advocated for.

    …you scream that Obama can’t be President because he was supposedly born in another country but have no problem with John McCain or Mitt Romney running for president despite the former was born in Panama and the latter’s father was born in Mexico..oh..and he ran for President too.

    …you think Obama is a Muslim out to implement sharia law but you have no problem with the implementation of Christian sharia law.


  4. James Kessler says:

    You might be suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome if:

    You think he can be a socialist/communist/fascist/Nazi all at the same time.

    You think George W Bush was a better president.

    You think that Obama is the cause of the debt even though the vast majority of it was accrued before 2009.

    You think the requirement for insurance companies is a violation of the rights of Christians but you think Christians should be able to 1: ban gay marriage because, supposedly, the bible. 2:that Christians should be able to determine whether or not someone else can use contraception. 3: that women should have probes stuck up their hoohahs and that the government should get to dictate so if those women want abortions.


  5. jsojourner says:


    You’re most kind. I know we both bang our heads on our desks when we see the various chain emails. And then we repeat the same behavior when we hear those same emails broadcast as “news” on only one network or hear them passed off as fact on Christian radio.

    Perhaps that’s the secret plot by conservatives? Getting liberal and moderate people to die en masse from severe head trauma?

    You know, as I listed those various conspiracy theories — I obviously threw in a couple of completely silly ones. Like President Obama being in cahoots with the Campfire Girls or being a founding member of the German-American Bund.

    You would naturally presume I also made up the bit about him being a lizard and/or being a CIA agent who was beamed to Mars and back.



    And no…


    Thankfully on at least these two counts, none of the right wing media (we distort, you comply) have bought into it. Hopefully, these little gemettes will turn out to be Onion-style attempts by some creative agent provocateur.

    But hey — these are the same conspiratards who had Bill Clinton whacking friends, state troopers and cabinet members…all the while planning a UN occupation of the US. So who knows?

    Happy debunking…



  6. James Kessler says:

    You might be suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome if you think Obama can be a socialist/communist/fascist/Nazi all at the same time.

    You might be suffering from ODS if you think George W Bush was a better president.

    You might be suffering from ODS if you think Obama requiring health insurance companies to pay for contraception is a violation of the rights of Christians but you’re perfectly fine with Christians violating the rights of others by demanding that civil law ban gays from marrying because “the bible says so.”


  7. marksackler says:

    Or if you think Millard Fillmore was a better president. Oh…wait….


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