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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:30 AM

 

Obama Derangement Syndrome (found on FB)

World renowned psychologist Dr. Christopher Zimmermann has developed a classification scheme for people who suffer from ODS.

Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) Classification Scheme

Stage 1 Obama Derangement Syndrome
Early symptoms include subtle, low level criticisms of Obama's "leadership" abilities. A simple understanding of separation of powers and what Obama can/can not do is enough to reverse most ailments.

Stage 2 Obama Derangement Syndrome
At this stage, attacks on the President begin to take on a nonsensical element such as criticism of Obama playing Golf, taking a vacation with his family, or eating mustard on his hamburger. The tone used by stage 2 sufferers mimics that of a gossip tabloid or an unhappy teenager's blog.

Stage 3 Obama Derangement Syndrome
As the disease progresses, deeply held anger, resentment, and fear manifests itself. Those afflicted with ODS-3 are unable to call the President by his name. They use incendiary monikers such as Barry, Obummer, Zero. The derangement begins to branch out to Obama's family. Even mentioning Michelle Obama's campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles is enough to cause hysterical fits of rage.

Stage 4 Obama Derangement Syndrome
Opposition to Obama becomes not just predictable, but a force of habit. Those afflicted use phrases like, "Anyone but Obama." The diseased begin to take any position, so long as it is not Obama's position. They begin to mock ideas like "hope" and "change" as naive, simply because Obama embodies them.


Stage 5 Obama Derangement Syndrome
As stage 5 ODS sets in, the assaults on the President's character begin to imply he is evil at his core. The development of conspiracies that suggest Obama is knowingly executing an agenda that will harm America are commonplace. Questions like, "Is Obama A Bigger Threat Than Al Qaeda?" and "Obama: A Radical Leftist Who Seeks To Dismantle Capitalism?" are common place.

Stage 6 Obama Derangement Syndrome
This stage is mostly reserved for birthers and bigots. People who have developed ODS-6 are offended by Barack Obama's very existence. The subtle racial undertones, kept concealed in the previous stages of the disease, can no longer be contained. They find it impossible to believe that a black man could be elected President of "their" country, despite the overwhelming evidence that the President was born in America.

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Reply Obama Derangement Syndrome (found on FB) (Original post)
Whovian Jan 2013 OP
SidDithers Jan 2013 #1
Control-Z Jan 2013 #3
elleng Jan 2013 #6
Hekate Jan 2013 #9
Number23 Jan 2013 #20
marybourg Jan 2013 #2
Control-Z Jan 2013 #4
ellisonz Jan 2013 #5
jberryhill Jan 2013 #7
Hekate Jan 2013 #10
jberryhill Jan 2013 #16
Cha Jan 2013 #22
Cha Jan 2013 #21
ellisonz Jan 2013 #13
jberryhill Jan 2013 #15
ellisonz Jan 2013 #17
ellisonz Jan 2013 #8
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 #18
Coyotl Jan 2013 #11
Thegonagle Jan 2013 #12
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #14
Cha Jan 2013 #19
Spock_is_Skeptical Jan 2013 #23

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:31 AM

1. Giant example of this on page 1 of GD right now...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:36 AM

3. Which thread?

I'm too tired to look for myself. Otherwise, I wouldn't ask. Thanks!

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:53 AM

9. Exactly that one

ODS-6

or Odious-6

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:33 AM

20. Yecch. Just.... yeccch.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:33 AM

2. I think it needs to be called

"Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome". "Obama Derangement Syndrome" sounds like it's Obama who's deranged.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:38 AM

4. I agree.

It always takes about a half beat before I remember.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:41 AM

5. I concur.

"Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome"

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:50 AM

7. But you need a three letter acronym


When you are branding an illness, three-letters are key: ADD, OCD, and so on.

The commercial for the drug has to flow...

"If you suffer from occasional ODS, you should ask your doctor about Fukitol..."

ODS flows better than AODS, and you can't go with ADS, because that is too close to AIDS.

Incidentally, some patients reported side effects of taking Fukitol, including unusual hair growth,decreased inhibitions, and changes in attitude. If the consequences of you election last more than four years, see your doctor immediately.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:54 AM

10. Pronounced "Odious"

You are welcome.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:04 AM

16. Oh, damn, we gots a brand there!

Gotta see who has the domain name....

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:37 AM

22. See post #21.. :)

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:36 AM

21. You two are good!

Hekate and jberryhill came up with the letters and the pronunciation. rofl

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:56 AM

13. Hmm...

Good point about it being too close to AIDS

How about we just call it Palinorrhea or colloquially "the nuts"

Reince Priebus should be the spokesman for Fukitol.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:03 AM

15. The Fox Pox

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:08 AM

17. Done - TFP

The Fox Pox (TFP) Classification Scheme

Stage 1 The Fox Pox (TFP)
Early symptoms include subtle, low level criticisms of Obama's "leadership" abilities. A simple understanding of separation of powers and what Obama can/can not do is enough to reverse most ailments.

Stage 2 The Fox Pox (TFP)
At this stage, attacks on the President begin to take on a nonsensical element such as criticism of Obama playing Golf, taking a vacation with his family, or eating mustard on his hamburger. The tone used by stage 2 sufferers mimics that of a gossip tabloid or an unhappy teenager's blog.

Stage 3 The Fox Pox (TFP)
As the disease progresses, deeply held anger, resentment, and fear manifests itself. Those afflicted with TFP-3 are unable to call the President by his name. They use incendiary monikers such as Barry, Obummer, Zero. The pox begins to branch out to Obama's family. Even mentioning Michelle Obama's campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles is enough to cause hysterical fits of rage.

Stage 4 The Fox Pox (TFP)
Opposition to Obama becomes not just predictable, but a force of habit. Those afflicted use phrases like, "Anyone but Obama." The diseased begin to take any position, so long as it is not Obama's position. They begin to mock ideas like "hope" and "change" as naive, simply because Obama embodies them.

Stage 5 The Fox Pox (TFP)
As stage 5 TFP sets in, the assaults on the President's character begin to imply he is evil at his core. The development of conspiracies that suggest Obama is knowingly executing an agenda that will harm America are commonplace. Questions like, "Is Obama A Bigger Threat Than Al Qaeda?" and "Obama: A Radical Leftist Who Seeks To Dismantle Capitalism?" are common place.

Stage 6 The Fox Pox (TFP)
This stage is mostly reserved for birthers, bigots, and Fox News viewers in general. People who have developed TFP-6 are offended by Barack Obama's very existence. The subtle racial undertones, kept concealed in the previous stages of the disease, can no longer be contained. They find it impossible to believe that a black man could be elected President of "their" country, despite the overwhelming evidence that the President was born in America.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:50 AM

8. If Obamacare covers Romnesia...

...I'm pretty sure it covers Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome too.

They could get treated

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:51 AM

18. Only if Romnausea is found

concurrently will it be covered (under anything, rocks included) and then probably only at < .01. Good luck with that because the implication is Long Term Care and a guarded prognosis.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:55 AM

11. There is a cure if caught early, before Stage 4. You have to

watch the film "Dick" to get a little historical perspective and attitude adjustment.
Redirect your anger at Dick!

http://www.crackle.com/c/Dick

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:56 AM

12. ODS is odious! nt . --- --

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:01 AM

14. Funny. nt

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:32 AM

19. Stage 6.. Pissed at PBObama's

very existence. It would be hilarious if it weren't so dangerously stupid.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:40 AM

23. hah! nt

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