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RNC sends rude birthday cake to Obama

4:19 am - 08/04/2012
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RNC Birthday Cake To DNC Jabs Obama With 'You Didn't Bake This' Frosting

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.

"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help," Obama said. "There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. ... The point is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."

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."

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.

Obama will celebrate his 51st birthday on Saturday, August 4.

UPDATE -- 6:35 p.m -- DNC spokeswoman Melanie Roussell has responded to the RNC's move, attempting to draw a parallel between it and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's politics.

“This is typical of Mitt Romney’s approach to the middle class," she said. "He wants to ‘Let them eat cake!’ while robbing them blind. We sent the cake back to the RNC, along with a copy of the Tax Center’s report on Mitt Romney’s tax plan.”

I wonder whose preteen child or grandchild gave them the idea?

Of course a cake ordered ('cause you know they didn't bake it either) by Republicans would be vanilla with vanilla frosting. It was probably the closest they could get to making the cake look like a white sheet and hood. Klan KKKake!

"You didn't bake this"? Obviously. Who bakes their own birthday cake? Idiots.

I hope no one ate any of it. They probably laced it with poison or at least spit in it.

I wish Obama would be able to get away with cutting the cake into pieces, marching into the RNC with a bunch of Secret Service agents, each with a piece, and smashing a piece into each RNC member's face.

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mollywobbles867 4th-Aug-2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
Who bakes their own birthday cake? Idiots.

I do. :( lol
arisma 4th-Aug-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
lol, I do too.
ascendings 4th-Aug-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
idk i find this really disrespectful.
vapor 4th-Aug-2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Me too. These are politicians who are (or want to be) running the country and they act like THIS?! I need to move.
bex 4th-Aug-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
A white sheet (cake).

Seriously, though, how old are our freaking politicians? Is this really acceptable behavior for the people we trust to make decisions about the future of this country? FFS. It's just embarrassing. "LOL WE SENT HIM CAKE." Oh, good job - now what about the economy?
zeonchar 4th-Aug-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
This is so juvenile I can't even...
schexyschteve 4th-Aug-2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
I feel like Obama is about to get many, many awesome cakes from Probama folks
astridmyrna 5th-Aug-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
I' m looking up on how to mail a Giddy Owl Bakery cupcake now.
kitanabychoice 4th-Aug-2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
lol how immature is this, really. /smh
layweed 4th-Aug-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
layweed 4th-Aug-2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
So, seriously, are people falling for this "You didn't build that" misquote? If you read the actual speech it's pretty fucking obvious what he meant.
bananainpyjamas 4th-Aug-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
That looks like it belongs on Cake Wrecks.
kishmet 4th-Aug-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
99.999999% sure that if Obama was white they wouldn't have done something so openly disrespectful
arisma 4th-Aug-2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
Mte. These are the same people running for pitchforks and torches if you even attempted to subtly side eye W.
brittlesmile 4th-Aug-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Ugh, this is so immature and disrespectful. Couldn't they hold off on this bullshit for his friggen birthday?
adelheide 4th-Aug-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
So, the GOP is run by 12-year-olds?
aviv_b 4th-Aug-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Make that white, straight, male twelve-year-olds.
grace_om 4th-Aug-2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Good response by the DNC though!

Also, of course it's white cake with vanilla frosting :-/
simplefaith08 4th-Aug-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I can't even call this childish, because that's an insult to children.
furrygreen 4th-Aug-2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so embarrassed to live in this country!

Mittens would break down within two days if he even had to deal with 5% of the crap Obama has to take.
layweed 4th-Aug-2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
He'd be all STOP PICKING ON ME BAW BAW BAW. He's already kinda done it with regards to the whole Bain stepped-down-but-was-still-listed-as-being-CEO-etc thing.
dreamoftheday 4th-Aug-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Is this supposed to be clever or something? Because all it is is disrespectful and juvenile.

It makes me sad how low the Republicans will stoop these days...it appears they have no limit. And people wonder why I say that I absolutely refuse to vote Republican, because aside from the fact that I am a liberal Democrat I could never in good conscience vote for someone who was representing a party that does stuff like this.
romp 4th-Aug-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Cake was probably made in Bangladesh and hella stale anyway.
vapor 4th-Aug-2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
youdontknowher 4th-Aug-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
“This is typical of Mitt Romney’s approach to the middle class," she said. "He wants to ‘Let them eat cake!’ while robbing them blind. We sent the cake back to the RNC, along with a copy of the Tax Center’s report on Mitt Romney’s tax plan.”

ahzheejhei 5th-Aug-2012 03:23 am (UTC)
I loved reading the update! :D
executivehpfan 4th-Aug-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
This is so fucking beyond immature and disrespectful. What the fuck is wrong with politicians these days.

I want to hurt something now.
lonebear 4th-Aug-2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
This so wants me to send some baby bottles to the RNC. They can use it to plug their Waaaah-holes. :(
oh___princess 4th-Aug-2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
ceruleanst 4th-Aug-2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, I get to pull this out again.

For context, since it's been a while, the left photo is one of many of Obama sitting down to chat with citizens in diners and restaurants in 2008 while taking every opportunity to enjoy the hell out of some pie. He really likes pie.

The right picture was taken while New Orleans was drowning and still waiting for help, or even some kind of acknowledgement of their dire situation. It is of Bush stopping at an Arizona airport, in between playing guitar and being otherwise useless, to pose with McCain for his birthday. After serving its purpose as a prop, the ice cream cake was left behind on the tarmac to melt.
xerox78 4th-Aug-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of one of my aunts telling me about the time she went to the airport with her coworkers because one of them did something or won some honor and Bush was going to congratulate her personally and take a picture with her. They were all out on the tarmac, press and all, waiting for him to arrive. Finally, the helicopter showed up and Bush got out, walked up to the woman, put his arm around her shoulders, and posed for the photo. After the photo was taken, he patted her on the shoulder twice, then got back on the helicopter and took off. Never said a single word to her.
moonbladem 4th-Aug-2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
#1 - Aside from Obama's pic, that cake is one fugly disaster. I don't know which bakery shop they got it from, but I wouldn't buy from them because it looks amateurish.

#2 - What are they, 8? I think even regular 8 year olds are more intelligent and mature than the way they're behaving.

#3 - He won the election. He's PRESIDENT. Get over it.

$4 - Grow the fuck up already. You're only embarrassing yourselves and, believe it or not, the entire country. The fact that we have politicians like yourselves really doesn't speak well for us on the international stage.

#5 - You wouldn't have done this to Clinton. Not in Clinton's time anyway. Can't say the same in today's political climate, where we have a supposed OMG-he's-a-sekrit-Black-Muslim-Socialist President.
jimmyblue 4th-Aug-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
The worst part is it isn't even funny.
fickery 5th-Aug-2012 03:10 am (UTC)
That was my reaction. "So, this is what passes for wit at the RNC, huh? Good to know."
whomp 4th-Aug-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
eyetosky 4th-Aug-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Kinda weird. Of course he didn't bake it. I'd get something like that and go ".... well observed."

And honestly, it wouldn't matter what flavor of cake or frosting they used, we would've read meaning into it.

"Oh of COURSE it's chocolate with vanilla frosting, because he's _________ , AMIRITE??"

"Oh, of COURSE it's chocolate with chocolate frosting, because he's ________, AMIRITE??"

"Oh, of COURSE it's red velvet cake with tamarind frosting, because he's _______, AMIRITE??"
ojuzu 4th-Aug-2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Red velvet cake with tamarind frosting sounds ridiculously delicious, now that you've put that image into my head.
baked_goldfish 4th-Aug-2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
"You didn't bake this," reads text on the cake

Of course he didn't. He was too busy building infrastructure and creating tax incentives for small businesses that allowed a baker to open up shop and hire assistants so they could bake the cake, and giving those assistants access to health care so they don't have to worry about getting too sick to work and can focus on making a cake that looks a damn sight better than that mess the RNC sent him. Thanks for the hard work, Mr. President! Happy birthday!
bushy_brow 5th-Aug-2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Well said! :-)
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