Maureen Dowd, aka MoDo, is now aka Mud in the eyes of her formerly faithful liberal readers, who now want the paper of record to fire her.
Yesterday, Dowd dashed off a column titled “The Clinton Contamination,” which (as you can infer from the title) was critical of the presumptive Democratic nominee. But that isn’t what got Lefties all wee-weed up. It was this:
The president and his aides attempted to keep a rein on Clinton’s State Department — refusing to let her bring in her hit man, Sidney Blumenthal.
But in the end, Hillary’s goo got on Obama anyhow. On Tuesday, after Comey managed to make both Democrats and Republicans angry by indicting Clinton politically but not legally, Barry and Hillary flew to Charlotte, N.C., for their first joint campaign appearance.
Did you catch it — the unforgivable, demeaning reference? If not, the tweets of outrage appearing summarily on Twitter replete with a newly minted hashtag will clue you in:
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) July 10, 2016
— Lee in Iowa (@Lee_in_Iowa) July 10, 2016
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) July 10, 2016
— Voice of Reason (@Montgomery_bjm) July 10, 2016
Yep, she went there. Dowd, who spent the eight years of the Bush II presidency referring to the commander-in-chief derisively as “dubya,” dared to refer to Barack Obama as “Barry.”
Seriously. Luckily, there were some counterbalancing tweets to offer perspective, these from “Barry’s” innumerable detractors:
So after Dubya, Slick Willie, Tricky Dick, etc., you’re telling me Barry’s off the table? Go find better outrages. #PresidentObamaNotBarry
— Thomas Keister (@thomaskeister) July 10, 2016
#PresidentObamaNotBarry Is this seriously a thing because a liberal called Obama by his name?! Do U all not remember how Bush was treated?!
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) July 10, 2016
I think “Barry” is one of the more endearing names I’ve heard him called. There are much worse, and accurate names. #PresidentObamaNotBarry
— Shannon M. (@SassyLassie_13) July 10, 2016
Hard to top the last of these.