Presidential birthday bash
August 4th, 2011
09:16 AM ET
11 years ago

Presidential birthday bash

Washington (CNN) - President Obama will celebrate his 50th birthday with friends in the White House Rose Garden Thursday, according to a White House official.

The official said the first family will pay for the fete, which will not be financed with public funds.

The White House party follows events in Chicago Wednesday night, on the eve of his birthday.

Obama attended two high-profile fundraisers in the Windy City and delivered a video message to more than 1,100 house parties across the country while top surrogates held smaller events throughout the country.

- CNN White House Producer Lesa Janesen contributed to this report.

Filed under: President Obama • White House
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS/ConservaTERRORISTS

    Happy Birthday Mr. President

    August 4, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. WiredwierdinSF

    Is it on the Vatican calendar yet? It is the feast day for corrupt union bosses, the lazy non-taxpayers, dope addicts and other oxygen thieves. Their patron, the perverse Robin Hood who robs the working people and gives their money to the scum of the earth so he can be reelected turns 50 today. Hopefully he will celebrate his 52nd birthday as a retired, corrupt, incomptent, inept, union toady, who will be vilfied for causing the decline of this coutnry.

    August 4, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  3. Diana

    Happy Birthday President Obama.
    My birthday is tomorrow. No wonder I like you so much.

    August 4, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  4. John

    Happy Birthday President Obama. Hope you have many more.

    August 4, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  5. Grundoon

    Happy 50th, Mr. President!! And many happy returns!

    August 4, 2011 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  6. Ed

    I hope you are not in the White House for your 52nd we can't afford you.

    August 4, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  7. Big George in Big D

    No somehow I find it hard to believe the "family" will fund anything! They are using the American people like crazy and the democRATS are too dumb to see it. Thank goodness he's one and done!

    August 4, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. PeterD

    25 years ago We had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash & Bob Hope. Now at 50 We have Obama, No Cash & No Hope.

    August 4, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  9. Jeff

    Wow, it seems like years ago that Obama directed his DOJ to fail to prosecute the major financial firms and figures of the sub-prime fraud– the largest fraud in the history of humanity.

    And only a week ago he managed to put social security in play, and at the same time, take action that would ensure the continuation of our horrible economy forever. Genius.

    And it's all good because a handfull of super criminals will remain rich and unaccoutable because of their friendship with Obama. A country of 300 million destroyed for the benefit of approximatley 10,000 people.

    Mr. President, you may be a lunatic con man that is destroying the Country, but happy birthday nonetheless.

    August 4, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. Marry

    Happy birthday, Mr. President! Have a wonderful party!! So good to see your smile!
    You are doing a great job for us, Sir! Thank you, please, keep it up! From us the best of wishes for you and the next year! God bless you and your family!

    August 4, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  11. RS, CA

    Who cares?

    August 4, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |