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Kneel Before Zod: On Celebrating Obama’s Birthday
The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway

Posted on 08/05/2014 2:20:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

This is really not the biggest deal in the world, but every year on August 4, I’m reminded of something kind of creepy in the Cult of Obama. That, my friends, is the obsession with his birthday.

I totally get that if you run a monarchy or are a dictator or if you’re a good president, your birthday might be cause for celebration. Oh, it’s the Queen’s birthday? Let’s celebrate. Oh, we’re going to be killed if we don’t pay honor to you, Kim Jong Un (not to be confused with his father who held the titles of “Dear Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader should have” and “Shining Star of Paektu Mountain” and “Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander” and “Bright Sun of Juche” and “Never rotting smiling corpse,” among many others)? Sure, let’s sing a song. Oh, you’re George “Opponents Beware” Washington? Yeah, we’ll celebrate that.

But that’s it. You have to be the Queen, a tyrannical dictator, or George Washington for the people in your country to get all celebratory about the occasion of your birth, mmm-kay?

I am willing to consider whether our celebration of birthdays should extend to other presidents. But wouldn’t that require, at a bare minimum, that the president not be cartoonishly bad at being president? I don’t feel like that’s too much to ask.

Which brings us to the Barack Obama Twitter feed and fundraising operation. Every time someone complains about the froshmoric (read: worse than sophomoric!) tweets coming from that @BarackObama handle, others say, “Hey, don’t forget that @BarackObama isn’t really @BarackObama but a political operation to advance @BarackObama unless it’s signed ‘bo’ in which case it is in fact actually @BarackObama.” Whatever. Let’s look at the Barack Obama political operation and fundraising operation’s tweets yesterday:

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

Sign your name to OFA's birthday card and send a note of thanks to
President Obama. http://ofa.bo/i0NP

8:46 PM - 2 Aug 2014

2,099 Retweets 3,915 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

Have a hard time picking a card? You're in luck: @OFA
wants you to pick your favorite for President Obama's
birthday: http://ofa.bo/q0Rp

9:26 AM - 3 Aug 2014

Pick the birthday card you want to send President Obama

You might not get a Facebook reminder about this birthday. OFA @OFA 388 Retweets 832 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

Help put a smile on the President's face: Sign @OFA's birthday
card. http://ofa.bo/s0Ry

3:47 PM - 3 Aug 2014

2,443 Retweets 3,873 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

Today is President Obama's birthday—make sure you sign OFA's
card: http://ofa.bo/e0S5

7:56 AM - 4 Aug 2014

1,729 Retweets 2,343 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

Send President Obama some love for his birthday:
http://ofa.bo/f0Pf

11:36 AM - 4 Aug 2014

Choose a birthday card for the President

This year, OFA is celebrating the President's birthday by letting you pick your favorite card that's just right for him.

OFA @OFA 1,215 Retweets 1,947 favorites

The First Lady ✔ @FLOTUS

Happy Birthday to the man who always makes me proud. Thank you for your friendship, honesty and compassion. I will love you always. -mo

1:22 PM - 4 Aug 2014

3,150 Retweets 6,285 favorites

Jason Collins ✔ @jasoncollins34

Happy birthday President @BarackObama! Lmk if you ever need someone to set a screen & free you up for a shot in your pickup basketball game.

3:53 PM - 4 Aug 2014

274 Retweets 796 favorites

Wendell Pierce ✔ @WendellPierce

Happy Birthday, Mr. President @BarackObama

11:26 AM - 4 Aug 2014

517 Retweets 868 favorites

TODAY ✔ @TODAYshow

Happy Birthday, President Obama!

6:15 AM - 4 Aug 2014

3,558 Retweets 4,716 favorites

Vice President Biden ✔ @VP

Happy birthday to my good friend, President Obama.

2:10 PM - 4 Aug 2014

3,051 Retweets 5,587 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

"Some people prefer cake. I like pie." —President Obama
http://ofa.bo/q0Sp

4:53 PM - 4 Aug 2014

It's President Obama's birthday, so don't forget to sign the card!

There's still time—but not much. OFA @OFA 2,030 Retweets 3,286 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

Don't forget to leave a personal note for President
Obama's birthday today: http://ofa.bo/f0Q5

6:08 PM - 4 Aug 2014

Leave a note for President Obama

President Obama loves hearing from supporters, so send him a note for his birthday. OFA @OFA 631 Retweets 1,215 favorites

Barack Obama ✔ @BarackObama

LAST CHANCE: Sign OFA's birthday card for President Obama. http://ofa.bo/d0R2

7:37 PM - 4 Aug 2014

Choose a birthday card for the President

This year, OFA is celebrating the President's birthday by letting you pick your favorite card that's just right for him. OFA @OFA 410 Retweets 822 favorites

Hey, guys, I think it was President Obama’s birthday yesterday.

This is not to be encouraged for two main reasons.

One, it’s childish. Birthdays are for kids. And even for kids, they should be restrained. Yes, it’s another year to be thankful for God’s provisions. Great. Do that with family and friends. Don’t make a big production. Don’t put on a My Super Sweet 16 type thing. Be a man and also recognize that all of us who are blessed to survive our mother’s wombs (ooh, awkward, President “punished with a baby” Obama!) have birthdays.

Two, I can not improve on this Volokh rant from four years ago, when Jim Lofgren received one of the now-trademarked Obama birthday fundraising emails:

I find it hard to say precisely why I find this email a bit creepy. At one level this seems innocuous enough–and it is definitely not a big thing. At another level, asking millions of Americans to sign a birthday card for the President suggests a tone-deafness about the cult of personality. If we lived in a dictatorship, getting millions of subjects to celebrate the Dear Leader’s birthday would be routine, but in a free republic this appeal to get millions of citizens to celebrate a current president’s birthday strikes a discordant note to my ear. No, I am not saying we are in a dictatorship; I am saying that because we are not, we should not be emulating the trappings characteristic of that fundamentally different sort of regime. Nor do I think this is particularly ominous, just a very small step in the wrong direction.

Exactly. Grow up and don’t emulate dictators.

UPDATE: If you can believe it, it’s even creepier than I presented.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: biden; cargocult; creepy; democrats; obama; obamabirthday

1 posted on 08/05/2014 2:20:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he know his Wife has Banned Birthday Cake ?


2 posted on 08/05/2014 2:24:18 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

send him where ???


3 posted on 08/05/2014 2:27:41 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has an UNHAPPY-Birthday Card been designed yet? I may sign that multiple times, under an assumed name, of course.


4 posted on 08/05/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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[ Does he know his Wife has Banned Birthday Cake ? ]

Only at a Bake Sale.....


5 posted on 08/05/2014 2:27:49 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kneel before the dictator!


6 posted on 08/05/2014 2:34:34 PM PDT by Busko (One thing is certain, nothign is certain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They just need to send the Gestapo door to door for those signatures I guess


7 posted on 08/05/2014 2:36:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the author just needs to hang out in a less culty crowd. I know lots of libs and the first I knew yesterday was Obie’s birthday was this article.

Meanwhile Thursday is lead singer extraordinaire Bruce Dickenson’s birthday. Up the Irons!


8 posted on 08/05/2014 2:38:43 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lol. "Kneel before Zod."

I JUST watched Superman II with Terrence Stamp as General Zod. WHAT timing! :o)

9 posted on 08/05/2014 2:40:13 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“One, it’s childish. Birthdays are for kids.”

Pretty appropriate, I’d say:

Isaiah 3:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.


10 posted on 08/05/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT by Mortrey (Kenites occupy the White House)
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To: lee martell
Has an UNHAPPY-Birthday Card been designed yet?

Maybe it's an idea whose time has come.

11 posted on 08/05/2014 2:55:27 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll celebrate when that commie POS finally leaves office. Also when he passes on.


12 posted on 08/05/2014 2:57:55 PM PDT by ETL 2
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13 posted on 08/05/2014 2:59:33 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This hoopla is all kind of strange when you consider that the Obama children don’t get presents on their birthdays.


14 posted on 08/05/2014 3:02:12 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m two days younger. I think that my generation had a much bigger deal made of birthdays. I notice that of the people around my age there is a lot more fuss made, the folks 5-10 years older, not so much. It *has* been marginally interesting to be exactly the same age as the POTUS.


15 posted on 08/05/2014 3:03:55 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegal aliens, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just as I’ve said for awhile now.. Obama’s flock isn’t just comprised of people who admire him... this is an emotional attachment, one that’s probably tighter than these pathetic people have ever had in their lives. He makes them become Chris Mathews.


16 posted on 08/05/2014 3:06:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s handlers “dost protest too much” to reinforce the false birth narrative. Giving his “birthday” the Nork Dictator treatment buries a little deeper the fact that O’s birth date is a known unknown.


17 posted on 08/05/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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Yes, April 15, 1961 for me. Odd to be as old as the President. A real disappointment for it to be this one.


18 posted on 08/05/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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19 posted on 08/05/2014 3:56:20 PM PDT by mikrofon (Nice S.E.G.)
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I’d wager by 2018, August 4th will be a federal holiday.
“End of Ramadan and Baraq Hussein Obama Birthday”


20 posted on 08/05/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Today is August 5. My little toy fox terrier was born August 5, 1964. Lived to be 16 years old. Absolutely wonderful little dog. That’s a lot more important to me than August 4.


21 posted on 08/05/2014 4:41:41 PM PDT by EinNYC
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Dear Brother, Happy birthday. I hope you enjoy the 3 chicken eggs the village saved this year for you. We all know you have it rough in that racist country you run. Your loving brother, George P.S. Thanks for the signed photo you sent. It livens up the hut.
22 posted on 08/05/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just sent a birthday card using this e-mail address and zip code:

DemsSuck@Everything.com
66666


23 posted on 08/05/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by IAGeezer912 (One out of every 20 people on the face of the earth are Americans. We have won life's lottery.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Queer-in_Charge can kiss my grits!

As the Rabbi would say, “mazel Tov! He should be so lucky to see the next one!”


24 posted on 08/05/2014 5:14:34 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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They also don’t seem to spend much precious free time with their father. He always seems to be off with his friends golfing. For Father’s Day, he spent it with his wife and ONE of his daughters. Such an odd family.


25 posted on 08/05/2014 9:04:39 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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