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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:39 AM

Childish: The RNC's President Obama birthday cake



The Republican National Committee mocked President Barack Obama on Friday, sending a cake to the Democratic National Committee with a backhanded message commemorating Obama's upcoming birthday.

"You didn't bake this," reads text on the cake, which is vanilla with vanilla frosting, according to Yahoo! News. It's a reference to Obama's "you didn't build that" remark last month, which he made while talking about the need to maintain investments in domestic infrastructure for the good of businesses.

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Republicans have seized on the comment as proof that the president is against the principles of entrepreneurship and American innovation. RNC spokesman Tim Miller continued to make that argument in explaining the cake.

"Since President Obama's birthday is tomorrow, we actually wish him a happy 50.99726 years with this 'you didn't bake that' cake," said Miller, prodding the White House for its explanation that the unemployment rate was actually a fraction lower than the 8.3 percent figure. "We do know that hard working, smart entrepreneurs across the country join us in wishing the president a happy birthday and hoping that next year he has more time for baking so the country can get back to job creating."

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The cake marked the second effort by the RNC to take advantage of the president's approaching birthday. Earlier in the day on Friday, they unveiled baracksbirthdaycards.com to showcase fake cards featuring pictures of the president with various celebrity supporters and political figures alongside political attacks on a number of issues.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/03/rnc-birthday-cake-to-dnc-obama_n_1739263.html

The GOP disgusts me. The cake is one thing, but their comments and the "Barack's Birthday Cards" website just shows the lack of respect they have for the president. I cannot stand this lunatic party.

Also, President Obama didn't bake that cake, but the Republican Party certainly cooked up this mess we're in right now. And they have a recipe for disaster if they get their man in the White House.

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Reply Childish: The RNC's President Obama birthday cake (Original post)
boxman15 Aug 2012 OP
gateley Aug 2012 #1
inthemiddle2 Aug 2012 #14
gateley Aug 2012 #16
JI7 Aug 2012 #2
ProSense Aug 2012 #3
part man all 86 Aug 2012 #7
GoCubsGo Aug 2012 #13
Marr Aug 2012 #4
Marie Marie Aug 2012 #5
Kalidurga Aug 2012 #6
lame54 Aug 2012 #8
Archae Aug 2012 #9
LeftofObama Aug 2012 #10
Jeffersons Ghost Aug 2012 #12
inthemiddle2 Aug 2012 #15
malaise Aug 2012 #11

Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:43 AM

1. I thought it was kind of funny, but then I can be childish. I'd have loved it if we'd done

something smilar if the situation were reversed, so I have to grudgingly give them the nod on this. The DNC's resnse was cool, too.

Didn't look at the cards.

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 08:42 AM

14. I thought it was funny too

 

but then again I didn't read the cards

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Response to inthemiddle2 (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 11:56 AM

16. Welcome to DU, inthemiddle2!

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:45 AM

2. who the fuck bakes their own birthday Cake ? unlike the RNC Obama would be thankful

to whoever made/bought the cake. he would know he got to that age with the help of so many around him.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:47 AM

3. Exactly, it

isn't "childish," it's ridiculously lame.

Morans.



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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:44 AM

7. You are correct kind person!

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 08:04 AM

13. People who have no friends, and whose families all hate them.

Maybe the repugs who came up with that are basing this thing out of experience? You bake your own cake when nobody else will.

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:48 AM

4. Look at this way. That silly line is literally ALL they have.

 

I think it's already worn thin, personally, but I may be biased. It just seems like desperation now-- like an attention-starved dog that wants to do it's trick for you not once or twice, but over and over and over.

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:50 AM

5. What - no misspellings?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:43 AM

6. That's because they didn't spell this...

I am sure the nice person at the bakery counter helped.

Other than that I thought it was kind of funny. They had mean intentions I am sure. But, it was a stupid line to put on the cake. So, it was funny but not the way they want it to be funny. It was funny because it shows how stupid they are.

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 06:12 AM

8. the irony is...

the cake will be shared and not eaten by one person

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 06:16 AM

9. What do you expect?

It's all the RNC has, a fake "issue."

Their "great white hope" will lie about everything.
Even his horse!

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 07:09 AM

10. The cake is

"vanilla with vanilla frosting", coming from the rnc, why doesn't that surprise me?

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 07:37 AM

12. With racial slurs being so common here, Alabama Republicans would have sent him a giant Oreo Cookie

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 08:44 AM

15. OMG

 

tell me you are not adding racism in this? It is a joke and not a racist joke

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Response to boxman15 (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 07:16 AM

11. I'd have sent it back with a note

Neither did you but you may have poisoned it.

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