Saturday, August 04, 2012

Republicans Send President Obama 'You Didn't Bake This' Birthday Cake

GOP spokesman hopes that next year the President "has more time for baking so the country can get back to job creating"...
On the eve of President Obama's 51st birthday, the Republican National Committee on Friday delivered a special cake to Democratic Party headquarters.  "You didn't bake this" read the cake, a mocking reference to the President's now infamous "you didn't build that" comment, which the GOP has seized on.  The cake was vanilla with vanilla frosting, RNC spokesman Tim Miller told Yahoo! news.  It caused a bit of a Twitter war between party spokesmen.

"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, referencing the White House crunching the numbers on the unemployment rate, which rose to 8.3% in July--or 8.254%, according to the White House.

"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," Miller said.

The DNC shot back, with communications director Brad Woodhouse tweeting a photo of staffers holding a sign next to the cake that read, "Mitt Romney's approach to the middle class: Let them eat cake." (Above)

Woodhouse also had a cake-inspired spitting match on Twitter with RNC communications director Sean Spicer: "looks like you have too much time on your hands," Woodhouse tweeted. Spicer tweeted back, "Wish i had enough to play a round of golf - or 10."

The cake was sent back to the RNC, Melanie Roussell, a DNC spokeswoman, told The Hill.

“This is typical of Mitt Romney’s approach to the middle class,” Roussell 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."

At a campaign stop in Virginia last month, President Obama said that entrepreneurs need government help in the form of infrastructure, and to preserve what he called "this unbelievable American system that allowed you to thrive" in order to be successful.

"If you've got a business—you didn't build that," President Obama said. "The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."

The RNC also created a website with mocking birthday postcards for President Obama, available for supporters to e-mail to their friends.

*Top photo by Sean Spicer/RNC; second by Brad Woodhouse/DNC