I don’t remember where the term “derangement syndrome” began. Someone who suffers from it is totally incapable of thinking reasonably about the object of their hatred so everything gets interpreted in the most absurd and evil way even if it’s obvious to everyone else that they’re distorting the truth. Here’s a perfect example, Victor Medina clearly suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome:
According to a report by the Weekly Standard, during a Google Hangout live video chat last Thursday (February 14), President Barack Obama complained that his problems include abiding by the laws of the United States, griping “I’m not the Emperor of the United States.”
After being asked why he had not done more about illegal immigration, or stopped a record number of deportations, President Obama said “This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the Emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed,” he said.
Any reasonable person could see that he wasn’t complaining, he was explaining to the person asking the question that the president doesn’t have imperial authority and still must enforce laws they don’t agree with. But when it comes to Obama, Medina simply can’t be reasonable.
The President then blamed the immigration problem on Congress, saying they had failed to address what he called “a broken immigration system.” However, the President has opposed any immigration reform efforts offered by Republicans, including the STEM Act, which had received wide bipartisan support. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Act would make visas more available to immigrants that earn advanced technical degrees in U.S. universities.
Obama is right that Congress hasn’t passed immigration reform. He’s also right that the STEM act, while I think it’s a good idea, has almost nothing to do with real immigration reform. It does nothing to address the problem of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country at all.
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