Using President Barack Obama’s childhood name triggered a Tweetstorm with the trending hashtag #PresidentObamaNotBarry.
Blue Nation Review reflected the anti-Dowd reaction:
“In Dowd’s latest poisonous and deceitful anti-Hillary screed, she refers to America’s first black president as ‘Barry’ and says that Hillary’s ‘goo got on Obama.’ For good measure, she accuses Attorney General Loretta Lynch of ‘dancing with the Arkansas devil in the pale moonlight.’
“So, in Dowd’s view, Barack Obama ‘used race’ to get elected, has Hillary’s ‘goo’ on him, and isn’t worthy of enough respect to be referred to by his proper name and title in the pages of the New York Times.”
Some opinions on the opinion-monger:
I created #PresidentObamaNotBarry because a prominent white NYT columnist calling our first black POTUS “Barry” is profoundly disrespectful.
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) July 10, 2016
— marionne (@polandmary21) July 10, 2016
— #SeeYouInPhilly (@NyniaChance) July 10, 2016
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
Canceled my NY Times subscription.
— greatestwirefan (@greatestwirefan) July 10, 2016
His OWN MOTHER called him Barry ferkryssakes. HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS. Stop whitesplaining you liberal freaks. #PresidentObamaNotBarry
— Annie #NeverTrump (@bloodless_coup) July 10, 2016
#PresidentObamaNotBarry is a hashtag that offends people? People should be more offended by a POTUS that lies constantly & divides you.
— LATiffani (@LATiffani1) July 10, 2016
Ms. Dowd can be as disrespectful as she wants. Won’t change the fact that history will forget her but not him. #PresidentObamaNotBarry
— Aღanda (@GrnEyedMandy) July 10, 2016
— waltb31 (@waltb31) July 10, 2016
#PresidentObamaNotBarry PBO is going down in the history books as one of the greatest Presidents. Deal with it.
— Sandra Hanlon (@sandralhanlon) July 10, 2016