Obama Derangement Syndrome: Right-Wing Blames Obama For Store Clerk’s Murder


Obama Derangement Syndrome is a horrible affliction. Those suffering from it literally think Obama is to blame for every single negative thing that happens in the world. It doesn’t matter how far removed he is from a situation, it’s all his fault all the time.

Keeping this in mind, we present you the newest crime that is Obama’s fault:

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There’s blood on Barack Obama’s hands, say many in Arizona tonight, as it was revealed that an illegal alien felon who was released due to the president gutting immigration enforcement, murdered a young convenience store clerk in Mesa. [Source]

That’s right, according to the Tea Party website Top Right News, President Obama pretty much murdered a 21-year-old Arizona store clerk.

Mesa, Arizona police say Grant Ronnebeck was working the graveyard shift at QuickTrip, a gas station, when Apolinar Altamirano dumped a bunch of loose change on the counter and demanded cigarettes. Ronnebeck told him he’d have to count the change first and that’s when Altamirano pulled out a gun.

Ronnebeck handed over the cigarettes, but Altamirano shot him and killed him anyway. Altamirano was apprehended a short time later and has been charged with murder.

Top Right News (TPN) is claiming Obama is to blame because the suspect, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, was free on probation after pleading guilty to a charge of facilitation to commit burglary in 2012. After he was sentenced, ICE started a removal case but he was released by federal authorities on a $10,000 bond while awaiting a ruling:

After reviewing his immigration and criminal history, which showed only this conviction, ICE determined that under applicable law, Mr. Altamirano was eligible for bond. Mr. Altamirano posted a $10,000 bond on January 7, 2013. Mr. Altamirano’s removal case was still pending with the immigration courts at the time of his most recent arrest. [Source]

He was convicted of a nonviolent crime and therefore eligible for bond. But somehow the Right has managed to blame Obama, as if the President, himself, released the perpetrator and handed him the gun to shoot the clerk.

Top Right News asked Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, for her “expert” opinion on the matter:

 There’s no logical reason for ICE to let people like that out of custody instead of (deporting them). They are playing Russian roulette with public safety.

First of all,  the Center for Immigration Studies is hardly a reliable source. The executive director, Mark Krikorian, is a well-known conservative who contributes to the Right-wing website National Review. The Southern Poverty Law Center has named the Center for Immigration Studies one of the top three leading anti-immigrant groups.

Not exactly unbiased, eh?

Their “expert” may not believe there is a reason to let undocumented immigrants out on bond, but she’s wrong. Immigrants are eligible for bond just like everyone else. Holding them in jail for a nonviolent crime, like facilitating a burglary, is expensive and unwarranted.

It’s very sad that a young man lost his life, but that’s not Obama’s fault no matter how much the Right wants to pin it on him.

Obama Derangement Syndrome is a nasty little delusional illness.

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