New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is no conservative, but she managed to piss off Clinton fans even before the 2016 election, and continues to do so. In a column titled “Curtains for the Clintons,” Dowd was in attendance at the first event on Bill and Hillary’s tour schedule in Toronto, and she noted that the crowd was a little sparse for the venue:

It doesn’t sound like the arena was exactly jammed to the rafters:

I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.

I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons’ audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, I’m still looking at large swaths of empty seats — and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too. It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history.

There are people who won’t like reading that, but Dowd’s tweet about what motivates the Clintons was destined to spark an avalanche of Clinton devotee backlash:

It must be one of those “you’re not supposed to say it out loud” kind of things, because Dowd got ratioed hard by people who did not like that tweet at all. Here’s just a small percentage of the blowback Dowd’s getting:

Well, you get the point. Pass that popcorn!

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