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. Adam A. from Bellevue, Nebraska

    Is the Republican Party run by 5 year olds?

    August 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  2. mike

    is this the best these idiots can do the republicans are racist and this is just one example that get people all crank up on hatred by first making fun of someone and then turning it into a free for all and when the racial remarks come out they run and hide like the cowards they are and say they had nothing to do with that WERE ARE THE REAL ISSUES LIKE JOBS but is always comes out of there mouth that we should keep the tax cuts for the wealthy they have there tax cuts and I don't see any jobs so why don't we make a new tax that says you get tax cuts when you create jobs no jobs no tax cuts

    August 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  3. AZ res

    This is just inappropriate and so immature- really these are the political leaders of this country? Embarrassing.

    August 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. Larry

    LOL. Gawd, you low-life republicans. It's his birthday.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

    August 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  5. The Other Dale

    ... and once again Republicans spend a lot of money to prove to America that they really don't understand humor.

    August 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  6. doug

    I guess George Soros will be throwing and paying for a big birthday Bash for das furer Obama, just like he completely paid for the Clinton wedding.

    he always funds his soldiers, no matter what the name says next to the letter d, when you vote Democrat you are voting for George Soros.

    August 4, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. carlos

    once again, the retards, repulsive, repugnants, imbeciles and most of all conservatards show exactly what is wrong in this country: lack of intelligence, culture and civil discourse, add to that the vulgarity of the alaska hag and the result is their below plant level IQ, notice I did not say IQs.

    August 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  8. Observer

    Nothing new. Just another show of the total lack of respect that many Republicans show for our president. It's so hypocritical after they trashed anyone who opposed Bush as unpatriotic.

    August 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  9. Ted

    Way to stay classy Republicans!

    August 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  10. Riley

    Happy birthday to the worst President ever.

    August 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. hjs3

    In retrospect, we were far to kind to the moron, George W. Bush....

    August 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. traci

    This is why I became an independent instead of Republican. Regardless of what you think of his policies, he is president and deserves respect. This is a cheap, fundraising attempt.

    August 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. eleanor

    I have never understood why politics and cchildishness should be siblings. RNC is extremely childish... Atleast wish your enemy a Happy Birthday on their special day... Politics should not turn us into demons... HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY PRESIDENT.

    August 4, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  14. Bertatsem

    As a Republican I am deeply offended by this idiotic action taken by the out-of-touch RNC. How blatantly stupid!

    August 4, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  15. Green

    Wow. Glad to see that the Republican National Committee is working so hard and focusing on the issues. Way to go RNC!

    August 4, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  16. Squiggs

    Childish at best. Don't these guys have anything else to do like immigrate to another country.

    August 4, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Where's the Barack the Magic Negro card? Stay classy GOP!

    August 4, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  18. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    The RNC are scum and have no class. Dispicable people.

    August 4, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. sheppard

    Just for the party of NO – when you can't dazzle them with brilliance (which has never been your strong point), baffle them with Bull Sh+t. True desperation is showing.

    August 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. Laurie

    So classy! What a bunch of low life trash. Happy Birthday Mr. President. You are doing a great job.

    August 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. Kevin in Ohio

    Awwwww...does this hurt your wittle feewings, Mr Pwesident?

    Believe me, this is nothing compared to the hate and abuse heaped on President Bush by the left wing and media during his eight years in office.

    August 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  22. Darth Vadik, CA

    Republicans are perpetually 2 years old...

    August 4, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  23. Minnesotan

    Just more distracting puerile behavior from the Republicans. What's next, you creepy GOP people? Gonna put the hate on Santa Clause on Christmas? From the party of NO to the party of "Bah Humbug." You guys are so low class that you make welfare recipients look like kings.

    August 4, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  24. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    If the GOP put as much thought into helping our president and our country as it did in this stupid stunt, we would all be better off. How sad and childish!!!!!

    August 4, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  25. JC

    Wow this is pretty low. Even for republicans. C'mon guys really?

    August 4, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
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