The extraordinary fear of Obama’s ordinary presidency.
"But then, that’s why Obama Derangement Syndrome is different than Bush Derangement Syndrome: it’s not really about Obama’s presidency. It’s about Obama himself. It’s about his blackness, his father’s foreignness, his strange name, his radical pastor. Obama’s presidency is in many ways ordinary, but the feelings it evokes are not."
– Updated by Ezra Klein on February 23, 2015, 9:10 a.m. ET