During former President Barack #Obama's two terms, critics of the first African American POTUS developed a ubiquitous mantra: "Obama did it" or "Blame it on Obama." In his post-White House presidency, the charismatic politician is being blamed for the Republican impasse over repealing and replacing Obamacare and most recently -- wait for it -- a Hawaii judge's ruling that blocked #Donald Trump's executive order on immigration a.k.a. "Muslim travel ban."

Hawaii at center of conspiracy theory

I was overcome with a visceral response when I read the post and observed social media chatter about how the ex-commander in chief allegedly conspired with US District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii to shoot down his successor's #travel ban 48 hours before the ruling.

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Conspiracists make their case around the fact that the judge in Hawaii was appointed by Barack and the two have close ties. The two men attended Harvard University law school and graduated in the same year. It's a fallacious argument that defies logic and reasoning on its merits.

On Wednesday, with hours to burn, the Hawaii court froze the White House's travel ban, citing that it was unconstitutional and imparts bias due to then-candidate Trump's comments targeting Muslims. Proponents of the decision say it is based on religious discrimination and targets Muslim-majority countries. Opponents say the court's action threatens the safety of Americans.

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During a rally in Tennessee to tout his plan to replace the "failing" Affordable Care Act with a Republican-sponsored version of healthcare aka "Trumpcare," the former reality TV star vented over the judge's declaration against his travel ban and called it "fake news."

"We're going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court,” Trump boasted. "We're going to win,” he predicted to a crescendo of applause. "The danger is clear. The law is clear. The need for my executive order is clear."

Obama did it

President Obama "made an unannounced return to Hawaii Monday" days earlier with a Secret Service detail and a small contingency of travelers. A social media user pointed out that the former senator from Illinois had dinner at a restaurant and he was "likely within 5 minutes of the judge’s house at one point on the drive over." Another source said Obama played golf with some companions, "took care of business" and met with a group of technology leaders.

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There is no direct evidence that suggests Barack Obama met with the judge in Hawaii to orchestrate Trump's second defeat on his controversial travel ban. Notwithstanding plumes of conspiracy theories swirling about suggesting Mr. O is hellbent on "removing Trump from office" by resignation or impeachment, the New York billionaire only has himself to blame for his shoddy attempt to oppress a particular religion or ethnicity.

I'm left to think that the occult manner of reasoning personified in Donald Trump's tweets, extemporaneous speaking and prepared remarks are not designed to arrive at viable solutions. No, that's giving the firebrand leader of the free world too much credit. Rather, it's more like a primal shriek from the deepest parts of his diaphragm that satisfies something intrinsic that only he understands. Soon -- and very soon when the executive orders are exhausted and wear out their usefulness, Trump will have to lead by design. That, my friends -- as lofty as it seems -- is a pipedream.