August 4th, 2010
10:50 AM ET
4 years ago

RNC slams Obama on his 49th birthday

The RNC unveiled a new site Wednesday that allows users to send mock birthday messages to the president.
The RNC unveiled a new site Wednesday that allows users to send mock birthday messages to the president.

Washington (CNN) – On President Obama's 49th birthday, the Republican National Committee is out with a new website full of electronic greetings intended to slam the president and national Democrats. The Democratic National Committee is hitting back, referring to the RNC's move as "tired, childish, political games that do nothing to help anyone."

The new site, baracksbirthdaycards.com, hosts 11 digital birthday cards from which users can choose. All of the cards are mock greetings from various political or governmental figures to the president. The mock messages come mostly from Democrats with the exception of the card featuring Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who passed on the GOP primary earlier this year and is now mounting a non-party-affiliated bid for Florida's open Senate seat.

One card features Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, and former Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Creigh Deeds. Since Obama took office, Coakley, Corzine, and Deeds have all lost high-profile statewide races to Republican opponents.

"We got you that dinner jacket you had your eye on," the card featuring Coakley, Corzine, and Deeds says. "We noticed you were missing some coattails."

In a reference to two very recent Democratic ethics cases in the House of Representatives, a card featuring an image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says "What do you give the guy who has everything? How about Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters? Hugs and Kisses!"

The card featuring Vice President Joe Biden is tied to Biden's history of making verbal gaffes. "For your birthday, you won't hear a f@#&ing peep out of me."

The mock card from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid takes issue with Democrats' approach to the economy. "Sorry no gift this year. I'm going to need every dime to defend our failed economic policies."

Other mock cards available on the site feature White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Obama senior adviser David Axelrod, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York, Gov. Crist, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Once users select a card, they can provide the e-mail addresses of up 20 of their friends to send the card to at the same time it gets sent to the president.

The new website also has a page where users can donate to the RNC.

In an e-mail to CNN, a spokesman for the DNC suggested that the new site was a waste of time.

The RNC's "time would probably be better spent coming up with new ideas to help American families, instead of on these tired, childish, political games that do nothing to help anyone," DNC national press secretary Hari Sevugan said.

Updated: 12:37 p.m. with DNC comment


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soundoff (283 Responses)
  1. Blaum

    This is actually hilarious if you are able to put your bias aside...

    but I understand if you can't....

    August 4, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. Peter M

    Repugs can go to hell. They are all narrow-minded bigots.

    August 4, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. bob

    When will they stop.....they are the biggest cry-babies ever.

    August 4, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. dale

    I guess it does pander to the education level of most Republican's

    August 4, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  5. ramtruck2500

    I cant beleive this is even on here what a waste I am surprised one can even comment on it. The repugs are like spoilers for real.

    August 4, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  6. Sally

    Golly gee, aren't they clever? I have never seen such spiteful, hateful behavior from a group of people who want us to vote for them in November. The RNC is a bunch of spoiled bullies. They got beaten in 2008, and their idea of governing is to take their ball(s) and go home, pout, and raise money for the mid-terms. I don't think America is that stupid. As Obama said, they drove the car off the road, and we're finally getting it back on the blacktop, without their help, so NOW they want the keys back. No way...you guys are grounded.

    August 4, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  7. felicia

    The rnc ain't got nothing on President Obama. President Obama is up here.

    The rnc is down here, case closed

    August 4, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  8. ex-sarge

    Wow. Can we elect some grown ups in 2010? Really? this is what they've got? They don't have a plan of their own and keep any real work from being done in Congress, and they spend their time setting up a high school social club-like page to send Obama hate messages. Don't give to the RNC, they will blow it all on bondage clubs and bubble gum. Give your money to the Libertarians, or the Green Party, hell, start your own party. Show them what a grown up looks and acts like.

    August 4, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  9. NYCScott

    Too bad the republicans can put this kind of creativity into ideas to help the country. Spoiled little brats they are.

    August 4, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  10. WPK

    I can understand "attacking" policies and positions, HOWEVER, personal attacks, on his birthday no less..? I don't agree on many things this administration has had to offer, BUT, keep to the subject(s).

    August 4, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. ann

    GOP = The best group of liars and hatred anywhere on Earth. GOP = Group of Pigs!

    August 4, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. Jan

    Only the wonderful Moral Majority Christian Conservatives would come up with such a disgusting way to honor our President. When they have in their midst such low life as Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh and the list goes on you have to wonder at the metantality of the people in the leadership of the Republican Party. God save us from them in November.

    Happy Birthday Mr. President.................keep up the good work.

    August 4, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  13. Danman

    For your birthday, we got you this nice bondage club package. Feel free to ride Michael Steele's private jet for the day.

    August 4, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  14. Jay

    Republicans are the slime that is dragging our country down.

    August 4, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. S. Garcia

    This is the BEST the GOP has???
    What a bunch of infantile children!

    August 4, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  16. James Brooklyn N.Y.

    Here is a birthday card for all Republicans

    You suck and go to hell

    August 4, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  17. Voice of Reason

    This kind of sophomoric nonsense that makes the GOP lose credibility. If you have to stoop to schoolyard name-calling, then it doesnt take much imagination to conclude the rest of your arguments are weak as well.

    August 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  18. Chris

    Does the GOP have any solutions? Because if it does, we've yet to hear them.

    August 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  19. Checilia

    How infantile can the GOP be, whether they like it or not, Mr. Barack Obama is the president of the United States elected by the majority of the American people. He did not steal the election and the supreme court did not choose him. Sour grapes, you GOP. He is doing a terrific job, he is an honest hard worker, smart, focused and decent. Bet some of you cannot claim even one of his qualities. Grow up and be responsible and work for the American people, they elected you also to represent them and work for them, not to make a mockery of ideas all the time. Get serious and earn your salary.....

    August 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  20. BobH

    Utterly classless, disrepectful and un-American. These people have no shame, and are now unabashedly pandering to the drooling, uneducated mob.

    August 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  21. Debby

    Dumb, and childish as usual for the RepubLIEcan's...they have absolutely nothing else to run on ... Shame

    August 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  22. mary

    The republicans act like jr high students. Are these the people we want running this country? Do they hate the president that much they can't simply say Happy Birthday!!! How can the american people take them seriously? The policies of the republicans caused this mess but to them its a joke. I may not agree with all of the presidents policies but he is working hard and they are saying NO to every thing !!!
    Now this evening when he mocks their sorry childess ways I don't want to hear a peep!!!

    August 4, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  23. Pam

    As am American citizen, I find these ads to be insulting to the President of the United States, and offensive to Americans everywhere.

    August 4, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  24. Anna

    That is the most disgusting, disrespectful action by the RNC. Just when you think that these idiots have woke up and smelled the coffee, they remind you of their continuing mindlessness.

    The RNC is an embarrassment to this country.

    August 4, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  25. YY

    Are they seriously going to spam the President of the United States email with this juvenile prank? The RNC? Really? They seriously need to grow up.

    August 4, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
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