It was a rather embarrassing weekend for former President Barack Obama.
Breitbart reports that one of Obama’s former law school professors blasted his former student for his recent 60th birthday bash, calling it “nauseating.”
That law school professor is the well-known Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School. These days Tribe is a professor emeritus, but he was teaching when Obama was there, and he taught Obama. What makes this even better, though, is that Tribe is one of the Democrats’ own.
On Sunday, Tribe decided to take to social media to criticize Obama for his recent birthday party.
“As Barack Obama’s longtime friend and former law school teacher, and as an admirer of much that he & Michelle have accomplished, I find this whole over-the-top, hyper-opulent birthday saga utterly disgusting, pathetically shallow, and frankly nauseating,” Tribe wrote.
It’s not often that you see one Democrat throwing down another like this, particularly a Tribe throwing down an Obama, but there you have it. And, actually, this may not even have been the worst of it.
Tribe attached to his Twitter message a link to a recent opinion article written by Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. That article is appropriately titled, “Behold Barack Antoinette.”
Besides Marie Antoinette, Dowd, in the article, compared Obama to Jay Gatsby, the fictional character from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”
“Jay Gatsby gave big, lavish, new-money parties at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool,” Dowd wrote. “He wanted Daisy to notice him.”
Barack Obama gave a big, lavish, new-money party at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. Being cool is important to him. One difference is that Gatsby opened his house to the uninvited. 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.
This all follows the 60th birthday party that Obama held at his oceanfront estate on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama has been heavily criticized for the party considering that he held it at a time when the coronavirus is surging, and, in doing so, he violated the coronavirus recommendations supported by the Biden administration. None of this seems to have bothered Obama, though, who was caught dancing at the party maskless.
Following the party, Martha’s Vineyard experienced a spike in coronavirus cases with at least 74 people testing positive. Now, some are calling it the “Obama variant.”