Obama Derangement Syndrome

Now that President Obama has apparently released his long-form birth certificate and thus demonstrated his willingness to respond to whatever accusation has got the crazies riled up, I think it’s time for us to press the issue on an even bigger Obama scandal.

I’m talking, of course, about his socialist/communist leanings, his coddling of left-wing dictators, and most damning of all, the Joseph Stalin tattoo on his left testicle.

Think about it, people: The Whitehouse has NEVER released photos of President Obama’s left testicle. In fact, in all the years Barack Hussein Obama has been in the public eye on the national level, the LEFTIST NEWS MEDIA has never once shown us a picture of Obama’s left testicle or interviewed people who’ve seen it. And despite the surprisingly large number of results when you Google “Obama’s left testicle”, I was unable to find ANY pictures of his left testicle anywhere on the internet, even after several MINUTES of searching.

Clearly, if Barack Hussein Obama wants to demonstrate that his Presidency is not a USURPATION, he MUST show the world his LEFT testicle. Otherwise it proves he loves Joseph Stalin.

Your move, Barack.

[Arg, the formatting of this got screwed up, and I have no idea what it originally said.]

I’ve got a few more bits of Obama Derangement Syndrome to report.

Phase One: The Obama Invasion

Something called the We The People Foundation (which is definitely going on the ODS watch list) is planning to run an ad in Monday’s Chicago Tribune (and again on Wednesday) that is an open letter to President-Elect Barack Obama, asking him to produce evidence that he is a natural born citizen. They describe it this way:

The Open Letter to Mr. Obama is a formal Petition for a Redress (Remedy) for the alleged violation of the “natural born citizen” clause of the Constitution of the United States of America. Mr. Obama is respectfully requested to direct the Hawaiian officials to provide access to his original birth certificate on December 5-7 by our team of forensic scientists, and to provide additional documentary evidence establishing his citizenship status prior to our Washington, D.C. press conference on December 8.

By way of background, the WPF site explains the legal implications of their letter:

As a formal “Notice of a Constitutional Violation,” the Petition naturally includes the People’s inherent Right to an official Response. As a time-sensitive, election related Petition involving the Office of the President, failure to Respond as requested would constitute an egregious breach of the public trust and confirm the certainty of a Constitutional crisis.

A First Amendment Petition to any official of the Government for Redress of a violation of the Constitution is substantially different from the garden-variety political petitions frequently received by government officials. This Petition demands it be given the highest priority for an expedited review and official Response by Mr. Obama.

I’ll bet this why all those crimlaw bloggers I read are always complaining about losing motions. They aren’t filing a formal Notice of a Constitional Violation! They’re probably using the informal Notice of Constitutional Violation, or not even filing one at all, the lazy bastards!

And oh-by-the-way,

The Obama Evasion

Yeah, but will they come when you do call for them?

Each member of the Electoral College, who is committed to casting a vote on December 15, 2008, has a constitutional duty to make certain you are a natural-born citizen. As of today, there is no evidence in the public record (nor have you provided any) that defeats the claim that you are barred by law from assuming the Office of President because you fail the Constitution’s eligibility requirements.

All state Electors are now on Notice that unless you provide documentary evidence before December 15, that conclusively establishes your eligibility, they cannot cast a vote for you without committing treason to the Constitution.

The author, Robert L. Schulz, clearly enjoys his imaginary power over Barack Obama as he calls Electors from the vasty deep:

You are under a moral, legal, and fiduciary duty to proffer such evidence. Should you assume the office as anyone but a bona fide natural born citizen of the United States who has not relinquished that citizenship, you would be inviting a national crisis that would undermine the domestic peace and stability of the Nation. For example:

  • You would always be viewed by many Americans as a poseur – a usurper.
  • As a usurper, you would be unable to take the required “Oath or Affirmation” on January 20 without committing the crime of perjury or false swearing, for being ineligible you cannot faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States.
  • You would be entitled to no allegiance, obedience or support from the People.
  • The Armed Forces would be under no legal obligation to remain obedient to you.
  • No civilian in the Executive Branch would be required to obey any of your proclamations, Executive Orders or directives, as such orders would be legally void.
  • Your appointments of Judges to the Supreme Court would be void.
  • Congress would not be able to pass any needed legislation because it would not be able to acquire the signature of a bona fide President.
  • Congress would be unable to remove you, a usurper, from the Office of the President on Impeachment, inviting certain political chaos including a potential for armed conflicts within the General Government or among the States and the People to effect the removal of such a usurper.

I have no idea if that’s what Obama’s mother did, and I freely admit I’m not a lawyer, let alone an expert on the legalities of citizenship, but I’m pretty sure that no third party can revoke your U.S. citizenship on your behalf, not even your mother.

  • In 1965, your mother legally relinquished whatever Kenyan or U.S. citizenship she and you had by marrying an Indonesian and becoming a naturalized Indonesian citizen.

provided by the campaign was an original. It’s simply the the document the government of Hawii issues when you ask them for a birth certificate, and like everything else, it was printed by a computer.the documentThere’s something fascinating about the author’s decision to italicize “computer generated.” Nobody has ever claimed that

Representing thousands of responsible American citizens who have also taken an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, I am duty bound to call on you to remedy an apparent violation of the Constitution.

Compelling evidence supports the claim that you are barred from holding the Office of President by the “natural born citizen” clause of the U.S. Constitution. For instance:

  • You have posted on the Internet an unsigned, forged birth form created in 2007, a form that lacks vital information found on any original, hand signed Certificate of Live Birth, such as hospital address, signature of attending physician and age of mother.computer-generatedand thoroughly discredited,

The WPF’s open letter itself, available here, is a fascinating read, mostly because of the style:

Phase Two: The Obama Usurpation

, but they still need money for the trip?Chicago Tribune can afford two full-page ads in the WPFHuh. So

We are now in the process of selecting the forensic scientists who would travel to Hawaii to examine Mr. Obama’s original birth certificate (assuming he responds to the Petition for Redress by directing the Hawaiian officials to provide access to the birth certificate).  The budget for this task is currently estimated at $20,000. We need to raise the money quickly. Unfortunately, we are starting from zero and we have but one week before the scientists would need to be in Hawaii.

who asks:Illinois Review by Fran Eaton at postI heard about this goofy ad in a

What are your thoughts about this effort?  Is this whole thing just a hoax or is it a credible concern?

:savaged in a marvelous wayA commenter named Grover rightly ridicules Fran for this feeble evasion of responsibility, and is then

Grover, I take it you a left wing nut loon…

It’s the the law of the land and the Prophet O MUST produce “Competent evidence” … Proof or he’s not prez

http://www.nolo.com/definition.cfm/Term/FB8DF59E-8297-4662-9AA1FDD68151F0BE/alpha/C/

see Us Constitution
it reads as follows…

“Age and Citizenship requirements – US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
“(Article II., Section 1.,Clause 5.)

http://www.house.gov/house/Constitution/Constitution.html

To the liberal elite, have no respect for the law if the law stands in the way of their socialist agenda.

Well that’s totally convincing. Despite the “Prophet O”, the weird capitalization, and the random links, it’s clearly the other guy who’s the loon.

That first link, by the way, is just nolo.com’s definition of “competent evidence,” and the version of the constitution at the second link has different capitalization from the quote. Also, the real Constitution doesn’t have section labels.

I’ve got a few more bits of Obama Derangement Syndrome to report.

Obamacalypse

At World Net Daily (which, the first time I stumbled across it, I thought it was a parody site) Jill Stanek opens her article this way:

It was the Sunday after the election, and everywhere I looked I could only see impending doom.

There is no way God would have allowed Barack Obama to become president were He not finally turning America over to judgment, to whatever great or lesser extent that will be.

She’s most concerned about Obama’s position on abortion, which is always an emotional topic, but these paragraphs are some strong warning signs of ODS.

Barack Hitler Obama

World Net Daily also has a commentary by Hilmar von Campe, a former member of the Hitler Youth, who warns us that he sees Obama doing many of the same things he saw in his native Germany as Hitler was taking power. Basically, he seems to think it’s all a Communist plot:

The United States has enemies within and outside. Since the death of Stalin, the Communist International and the Socialist International have developed a strategy to take over whole nations from within and without war. They work hand in glove with our enemies within, not necessarily by links and organizations. What connects them is godlessness, their immorality, especially hatred and greed. One can find big business or one’s own politicians as destructive as trained communists, like General Electric, which owns NBC and other media corporations sharing the responsibility for a global smear campaign against the John McCain/Sarah Palin ticket in favor of Obama.

Then, explaining Obama’s role in all this:

He hopes to link the Constitution to the Nazis and integrate the USA into the Socialist World Order promoted by the United Nations. The U.N., part of the outside enemies but financed by us, at this moment is trying to get a law through Congress that would give it the right to tax the American people.

Ah, so it’s the United Nations that are the true enemy? Would this be the same UN whose military forces can’t seem to do jack shit anywhere else in the world? The same UN that let Saddam Hussein rip them off for billions? Those are the masterminds behind all this? I don’t think we have anything to worry about.

Socialist Hitler was installed into power by the then German president, famous Field Marshall Paul von Hindenburg. That made it easy for him to get the military leaders out of the way and in control of the armed forces – the only force in the country that could have spoiled his plans.

Obama also was endorsed by famous Gen. Colin Powell with a well-calculated timing shortly before the election. It was a signal to the military that it was OK to vote for Obama.

So Colin Powell is in on it too? Is he a recent convert? Or has be been in it from the beginning, masterminding the screwup of the Iraq war as a way to position Obama for victory?

Then…if you can imagine…it starts to get really kooky:

Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado, described “a secret plan to destroy America.” In a speech to a stunned audience in Washington at a conference about immigration reform in 2004, he described how an enemy within could destroy his own country:

  1. Make America a bilingual-bicultural country.
  2. Invent multiculturalism and encourage immigrants to maintain their own culture.
  3. Make the United States a “Hispanic Quebec.” Celebrate diversity rather than unity.
  4. Make our fastest-growing demographic group the least educated.
  5. Get big foundations and big business to give these efforts lots of money.
  6. Establish dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties.
  7. Place these entire subjects off-limits, make it taboo to talk about them. Use words like “racist” and “xenophobe.” Make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws.

So a coalition of blacks and hispanics is plotting to overthrow the American way of life? Who could imagine that such a theory would be advanced by a former member of the Hitler Youth?

For America, a moral cleanup is essential to overcome the enormous problems we are facing and achieve victory in the global ideological war, which is either freedom or slavery. Moral change in people and nations, all beginning with themselves, is the only way to sanity. God must be in the center of American society.

Because making everything about “God” has worked out so well for Islamic society.

Now that I think about it, Campe’s derangement seems to extend far beyond Obama, so perhaps this is not an Obama-specific form of derangement.

The Kenyan Invasion

I could probably take down my Obama Derangement Syndrome posts and tell everyone to just visit World Net Daily since they seem to be Derangement Central. Here, for example, is a handy list of people suing to stop Obama from becoming president because he wasn’t born here.

Obama Derangement Syndrome has been spotted by another blogger as well, although they call sufferers “Black Helicoper Republicans.”  I’ll identify the source at the bottom, but here are the cases they pointed out

Obama=Hitler

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun is suffering a clear case of ODS with his concerns about an Obama dictatorship:

Broun cited a July speech by Obama that has circulated on the Internet in which the then-Democratic presidential candidate called for a civilian force to take some of the national security burden off the military.

“That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did,” Broun said. “When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.”

“We can’t be lulled into complacency,” Broun said. “You have to remember that Adolf Hitler was elected in a democratic Germany. I’m not comparing him to Adolf Hitler. What I’m saying is there is the potential.”

I thought we already had a civilian national security force in the Department of Homeland Security, so I’m a little confused by Obama’s statement and a little concerned about what he has in mind—we really don’t need any more federal law enforcement in this country, thank you very much—but Broun’s just nuts.

A Familiar Plot

There there’s Cynthia Dunbar, a member of the Texas State Board of Education, who has a familiar-sounding theory:

In a column posted on the Christian Worldview Network Web site, Dunbar wrote that a terrorist attack on America during the first six months of an Obama administration “will be a planned effort by those with whom Obama truly sympathizes to take down the America that is threat to tyranny.”

She also suggests Obama would seek to expand his power by declaring martial law throughout the country.

So, Dunbar thinks Obama will stage a terrorist attack on the United States to consolidate his power…hmm…I wonder if he’ll be able to use the same team of secret operatives that Bush used to stage 9/11?

A Defining Source?

What really clinches both of those incidents as a cases of ODS is where I found them: In a derisive post at Little Green Footballs. When LGF says you’re a crazy anti-Obama nutjob, you’re a crazy anti-Obama nutjob.

This is the first of what I expect will become an irregular series here at Windypundit.

Conservatives have been using the term Bush Derangement Syndrome as a tongue-in-cheek psychiatric diagnosis used to poke fun at liberals who hated President George Bush so much that they attributed sinister intent to everything he did. I believe I have identified a related malady that has just begun to surface in the U.S. population. I’m speaking, of course, of ODS: Obama Derangement Syndrome.

It seems likely that the first cases of ODS appeared earlier in the ’08 presidential campaign. However, the general prevalence of derangement during any political campaign is so great that it becomes difficult isolate specific variants. I therefore have chosen to define ODS as encompassing only incidents occuring on or after election day.

(This necessarily sacrifices completeness for a “bright line” rule, as it excludes a few incidents that are otherwise clearly ODS, such as Fox News’s “terrorist fist jab“.)

Red And Black

At Illinois Review, editor Fran Eaton wonders about the message behind the Obama family’s choice of clothing colors:

Well, there’s buzz on the Internet about Michelle Obama’s dress and their choice of victory colors.  Was Barack and Michelle sending a message to the whole world with black and red?  Do those colors point back to their core beliefs?  Do they point to their religious value system?

Let’s write the color choice off for now to basic social naivete and suggest that the Obamas had no idea that their black and red attire choice would suggest to some a deeper, hidden meaning.  Let’s not fall for those rightwing conspiracy theories tying W.E.B DuBois’ socialistic teachings, Gerald Horne’s book about DuBois entitled “Black and Red,” anarcho-syndicalism flag colors and the Obamas’ victory appearance.

Okay? Really, folks.  Please.  Don’t go there.

It’s like Eaton recognizes that she’s not thinking clearly, but can’t stop herself. I think this may be either the initial onset of ODS or some stage of its remission.

Obama On Wall Street

A second incident at Illinois Review is contributor Mark Rhoads’ attempt to tie the ups and downs of the stock market to the election results:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended trading today off 486 points and wiping out all of yesterday’s gain and some of the gain from the previous day. Business shows blamed other factors but even as they did so commentators worried all day about how many new taxes the Obama Administration will impose, which ones will be raised and by how much…The only major news of the day on Wall Street was the Obama victory.  But that is not a reason for the sell off?  Please.

This may not be ODS, but simply a misunderstanding of how the stock market works. By Wall Street standards, Obama’s win was not news. It had been the most likely outcome for weeks. Wall Street only reacts to news that is surprising.

In an attempt to refine my diagnosis, I explained this in a comment to Rhoads’ post, and he responded this way:

The prospect that something is probably going to happen might be factored into a forward-looking market but when the reality sets in that it actually has happened then investors really pay attention.

Since this is clearly not true—the managers of multi-billion-dollar investment funds are motivated, equipped, and staffed to analyze the market and plan ahead—it strongly suggests that Rhoads is projecting his own personal reaction onto Wall Street at large. Such projection is one of the signs of ODS.

(Here’s a tip: Billions of shares of stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange every business day, reflecting the individual investment decisions of millions of people. In the absense of significant and surprising events, anybody who claims to know—before the day is even over—why those millions of people did what they did should be regarded as deranged. Yes, that includes those financial reporters who pretend to explain what’s going on using voodoo phrases such as “profit taking” or “hunting for bargains.”)

Rhoads had a second incident the next day when stocks went down again, but was strangely silent on Friday when stocks went up. On that day he posted a rant in which he accused Obama of making up the Office of the President-Elect, which Michelle Malkin explains was created by the Presidential Transition Act of 1963.

Race War in the Comments

Finally, right here at Windypundit, a commenter just left a note on an 18-month-old post:

When, not if, we are under martial law,{ esp since Obama became president, there’s talk of Race Wars” in the US, troops being deployed back to America to handle “civil unrest, etc.”}just where do ours rights stand?

Sounds unlikely to me, but you know, “there’s talk.”