Skip to comments.Democrats hope Obama 49th birthday events spark funds, turnout for candidates
Posted on 08/02/2010 2:06:17 PM PDT by jessduntno
By Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker Monday, August 2, 2010; 2:33 PM
Democrats in Austin are throwing a Hawaiian-style luau Wednesday, complete with "tropical fruit, deserts and side dishes."
There's a "presidential potluck" in Phoenix and a "49 Candles for America" party in Des Moines. And the official Organizing for America iPad app is calling on all Americans to pull out their old 2008 campaign paraphernalia -- "YES WE CAN! YES WE WILL!" the app says -- and wear it proudly Wednesday.
The reason: President Obama turns 49.
In need of an enthusiasm transfusion, the president's political operation is celebrating a year early, betting that the millions of Obama activists who helped him become president won't care that the traditional 50th birthday bash isn't until next year. They're hoping that a frenzy of birthday wishes for the commander-in-chief (Can you believe he's 49? Let's celebrate!) will translate into millions of dollars and thousands of phone calls on behalf of Democratic candidates who face the voters this fall.
Those activists are being deluged with e-mails this week, including one from Michelle Obama, with the subject line: "Will you sign Barack's birthday card with me?"
"Every year, our family tries to come up with a fun way to wish Barack a happy birthday," the first lady writes. "Together with other Organizing for America supporters -- and me, Malia, Sasha, and Bo -- we'll wish him a happy birthday and let him know that we're ready to take on the year ahead alongside him."
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I thought they didn’t celebrate birthdays...in the Muslim tradition.
Is the dog sleeping in the house? Send him a pork sandwich for his birthday
May the fleas of a thousand camels and goats inhabit his armpits for his birthday.
Ain't gonna work. That ship done sailed.
By the way, anyone recall the media making a big deal out of any of President Bush's birthdays?
49 going on 19
The mere fact that this rank amateur is Cinc is motivation enough for me...
...my wishes for Obama will be answered...
in N O V E M B E R
He should visit Lenin’s tomb for his birthday - you know, for some inspiration.
The trouble in buying enthusiasm is, sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.
Arrogant Dictators? You decide and then forward to everyone you know.
Reminds me of what was said of the Romans: "they make a desert and call it peace."
This makes me laugh. Now really, who gives a damn about Obozo’s birthday?
Going to have to bus in some union members for the muslim’s birthday party. Won’t look good in the news with zero people so they need to get a crowd from somewhere! They’re good at that stuff.
There's also a "presidential potluck" at my house every morning at about 5:30.
I just think it’s a little creepy for a nation’s citizens to have actual BIRTHDAY PARTIES for the head of state. I expect that in Kim Jong-Il’s neck of the woods, not here.
I pity the poor man for having to live with an Angry Black Woman every day.
"Just cause I'm across the pond, don't mean I'm not watching you!
And then the second wave at 6:00
Works for me, too!
Just remember the TP.
And, in my case, the assault kitten under foot. Those claws are sharp and fast...
I thought America has many more candles on its birthday cake.
Don't they know any good Kenyan dishes?
Gullible DU’rs will be sending money to the DNC,
meanwhile here is the card from his wife.
Happy birthday from Marabella.
Having rich time, thinking of you occasionally.
Ps. send more money.
Heh heh ... WHAT? Goat entrails and Ugali again?
(Ugali is grits)
These idiots are hurting....and I don’t care how much idiotPelosi and posse wish to spin they are not nervous, etc. I hope they continue to hurt, real hard. =.=
and other private areas!
How do we know that? Lets see the BC!
Sickening. This filth is better than ex-lax to loosen the crap.
“Democrats in Austin are throwing a Hawaiian-style luau Wednesday, complete with “tropical fruit, deserts and side dishes...there’s a “presidential potluck” in Phoenix and a “49 Candles for America” party in Des Moines.”
And, just like at certain 30k a plate fundraisers, Obama won’t be having dinner with any of you.
The Democrats would donate a lot more if 0bama produced that long form birth certificate. They would love stuffing it in our faces. The problem for 0bama is that he can’t produce it. He is a fraud.
I would rather spend my Birthday in the company of friends and family.
I would not want to spend my birthday surrounded by cheering strangers
“How about a Long Form Birth Certificate showing Kaipolani as the hospital of birth?
Can Obama spend the $12 to get one for himself for his own birthday?”
Stunning that we’re 18 months into this guy’s POTUS term, and we still barely know anything about his past. AMAZING. Pathetic really. How’s the hopey changey thingie workin’ out for ya AmeriKa?
The Demohack left seems to think that America is totally celebrating this losers birthday like some sort of national holiday.
Maybe if they were as big into Washington’s birthday as this guy, they wouldn’t be seen as a bunch of America-hating pricks.
“In need of an enthusiasm transfusion, the president’s political operation is celebrating a year early”
Wow. This is what they’ve resorted to? I don’t recall caring too much about when any modern Prez was born...talk about ‘nothing better to do.’ And of course there’s the whole irony that we still don’t know which hospital - HI, Seattle, Nairobi (Kisumu?) he was born in, and even if we did, we’re still not sure about his NBC status (Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution for all you ‘tinfoil hat’ protaganists...;))
“I would not want to spend my birthday surrounded by cheering strangers”
Good point. What and odd life that is - and even more bizarre to *want* that.
Jeremy Bird sent me an email giving the location of the real estate office listed above as the address of a celebration. It would be a terrible tragedy if anyone were to contact the owners of the listed properties and let them know what their listing agent supported. If would be even worse if folks faking Cuban accents made and then later broke appointments due to the political view of the business.
They do when they can get 30K a plate from Soros and other communists.
What day was he born? Do any of us know for sure?
By what mechanism do we know that the Moslem is 49 and his birthday is 8/4?
Turnout? Heck! His wife’s not even showing up!
Served up, no doubt, by a heapin' helpin' of illegals!
Communist leaders always have HUGE birthday celebrations, ours is no different.
North Korea today celebrated the birthday of its leader, Kim Jong-il, with lavish displays of synchronised swimming, extravagant rallies and the customary paeans in the state-owned media.
But now he expressed to me how dissalusioned he is with Obama and that he is just another black Bush, and that he had an epiphany about how no politician is worth a pile of dog doo and feels totally stabbed in the back and kicked to the curb, (even though he still likes Obama personally).
...and this from a full blown leftist young black man who worked his way up to a $60,000 a year job from the ghetto
“Washington’s 50th birthday: ringing bells, artillery firing, schools out, militia in uniform strutting through the streets. Like Obama Washington made his birthday a gift to the nation.”
Unbelievable. Comparing Obama to Washington....I am speechless. Obama’s birthday is now a gift to all of us. Unbelievable.
I don’t recall Dubya pimping his own birthday for a fundraiser.
All the rats care about is money. They view carpet-bombing pubs with negative TV ads as their only chance at hanging onto power.
It might work. The NV senate polls are beyond comprehension.
On the ocassion of that fascist prigs 49th birthday, I demand that he resign from the office he is unqualified to hold, and fraudulently obtained.
How can he have a birthday if he doesn’t know when he was born, or even how old he is?
I guess they just arbitrarily picked a day and a year.
The smoke and mirrors around his fake birth continue with a fake “birthday.”
Happy birthday, whoever you are! LOL!
how does he know he’s 49 without a real birth certificate?
and if they are having a party for him turning 49, can you IMAGINE the “party” when he turns 50?
the narcissist in chief will make it a federal holiday-forever!
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