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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.
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