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NYT Columnist Slams Obama ‘Orgy’ – Pissing Off His Lib Fans On Twitter

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NYT Columnist Slams Obama Orgy – Pissing Off His Lib Fans On Twitter

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s comparisons of former President Obama’s birthday bash to “The Great Gatsby” and Marie Antoinette really pissed off Barack’s liberal fans on Twitter this weekend.

Dowd, a Pulitzer Prize winner, slammed Obama for his 60th birthday bash, which favored A-listers over the less famous friends who were once useful when he was just a junior U.S. senator from Illinois. 

“The party crystallized the caricature of the Democratic Party that Joe Biden had to fight against in order to get elected,” Dowd pointed out in her piece, titled “Behold Barack Antoinette,” published Saturday. 

“It was as far from Flint and Scranton as you can imagine: an orgy of the 1 percent — private jets, Martha’s Vineyard, limousine liberals and Hollywood whoring.” 

Many of the guests invited to what was initially supposed to be a 500-person event were summarily uninvited after the former president received widespread backlash for having a potential “super-spreader” event while the delta variant of the coronavirus is spiking.

Dowd pointed out the ousted partiers tended to be people like political operatives David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel, who helped Obama become the man he is today, while uber-celebrities like Beyoncé and John Legend made the cut.

Kicked-to-the-curb guest Stephen Colbert later joked Obama had to scale back the guest list to “only his closest Beyoncés.”

“Whether the party was 500 or 300 or 30, Obama should have made sure to have the people there who made the moment possible, the ones who worked so hard to get him elected and cement his legacy,” Dowd said.

She compared Obama to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jay Gatsby having lavish parties on his lawn to get Daisy to notice him – except Obama did it, she wrote, because “Being cool is important to him.”

“One difference is that Gatsby opened his house to the uninvited,” she added. “Obama closed his house to many of the invited after getting flak for hosting ‘a celebrity mosh pit,’ as Stephen Colbert called it, while officials were telling people to mask back up.’”

Then Obama’s fanbase got really mad:

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