Originally Posted by ScotchAndCigar
As you're well aware, only the Obama haters call him Barry (amongst the general populace). Why?
- It's a juvenile sounding name, rendering Obama as less than presidential.
- It infers that Obama used the name to coverup his true identity, and so it aligns with the "you lie" crowd.
- It implies that he'll tell different people different things.
There's no rational reason for anyone who doesn't personally know Obama to call him Barry; it's not like he runs around telling people "call me Barry".
I will not argue that it's not disrespectful. It's most definitely disrespectful, and intentionally so. However, I just don't see why we have to scream "racist" when this is no different than the other guy being known oh so affectionately as "The Village Idiot".