I'm about to quote something pretty deplorable, but not in order to deplore it.
It quickly came to mean, to deplore or to disapprove in an especially morally laden way.
President Obama may deplore that trend, but he seems to have no very clear idea of how to alter it.
1550s, "to give up as hopeless," from French déplorer (13c.), from Latin deplorare "deplore, bewail, lament, give up for lost," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + plorare "weep, cry out." Meaning "to regret deeply" is from 1560s. Related: Deplored; deploring.