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Rejecting ODS

Very briefly,

The antidote for ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) is not to allow oneself to fall victim to the same kind of thinking that led the afflicted in the BDS cohort to become so agitated:

Act for yourself, don’t rely on the government to do it for you. If you don’t like the way the results turned out in this election, don’t become deranged: work to change them, personally. Don’t become a puppet of your fears and fantasies, instead do something productive and personal to change the way you feel. BDS was fueled by millions of people who looked upon the Government as their Savior and were horrified at what they thought they saw.

At least Republicans have never looked to the government for salvation. And they shouldn’t do so now.

The primary cause of BDS was that millions of people around the country looked at Washington and the President as something overarchingly powerful that they couldn’t change, were dependent upon, and were terribly scared of, and that perception was nurtured by the media. We shouldn’t succumb to it on the rebound. While there are a lot of policy positions Obama will advance that I don’t like, I’m not terrified of the man in the sense that I think he’s an Overlord, and I refuse to think that way. Don’t let it happen to you, either.

Don’t be afraid of the Big Bad Obama, and don’t succumb to ODS, folks. He’s going to make his decisions and just like every other Presidency in recent history, much of what happens will be determined by events beyond his direct control. He might not be what you wanted, but get ahold of yourselves before you start acting like the Donks did for the past 4-8 years.

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