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Obama's birthday wish: Campaign funds [!$$$!]
Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 4 Aug 2012 | Jodi Kantor

Posted on 08/04/2012 11:39:13 AM PDT by smokingfrog

President Barack Obama is turning 51 on Saturday, with just three months until Election Day. So he will celebrate in true political fashion: spending “downtime,” as an email invitation put it, at a party at his Chicago home with a bunch of strangers who made campaign donations to be there.

That party, on Aug. 12, will mark another milestone in the transformation of the president and his wife, who once tried to limit the role of politics in their lives and now seem to be increasingly giving themselves over to it. Even some longtime Obama fundraisers expressed surprise over the party’s site: The Obamas have limited their schmoozing hours in Washington, sequester themselves while on vacation and seldom invite many outsiders into the White House living quarters. Until now, they have kept their Chicago home mostly sacrosanct, allowing only limited photographs of the interior.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: obama2012

1 posted on 08/04/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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RNC Sends DNC Obama Birthday Cake ‘You Didn’t Bake This’

The Republican National Committee (RNC) sent the Democratic National Committee (DNC) a birthday cake on Friday, but the DNC sent it back.

The cake read "you didn't bake this" over a picture of President Obama. Text written in icing reads, "Happy birthday, Mr. President." The cake marks the occasion of the president's birthday, which is Saturday, with a play on the "you didn't build that" controversy.

"If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen," Obama told a crowd last month. "The point is, when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative but also because we do things together."

Republicans revolted over the line, calling it proof that Obama lacks belief in hard work and American entrepreneurs, and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has referred back to "you didn't build that" on the presidential campaign trail.

Yahoo News reported the cake as vanilla with vanilla frosting.

"Happy 50.99726th Mr. President," RNC spokesman Tim Miller wrote in an email. The decimal number tweaks the Democrats on an official blog post from White House Economic adviser Alan Krueger, who pointed out the July jobs report, released Friday, indicated the "unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent in July (or, more precisely, the rate rose from 8.217 percent in June to 8.254 percent in July).

2 posted on 08/04/2012 11:55:58 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Iron Munro

Well Hawaii could elect Linda Lingle Senator for his BD party. She is of course,a Pub!

3 posted on 08/04/2012 12:20:58 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: smokingfrog
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
4 posted on 08/04/2012 12:27:41 PM PDT by grundle
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5 posted on 08/04/2012 12:32:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: smokingfrog

Wonder what happened to that alleged $1 billion the AnointedIdiot’s surrogates and bundlers were to obtain? /s =.=

6 posted on 08/04/2012 12:42:03 PM PDT by cranked
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To: smokingfrog

There is no politician in ANY party that is worth spending over a year’s wages so I could say I “celebrated” his or her birthday. If I donated anything to Obozo, it would be the rental fee for a U-Haul when it comes time for us to kick him out of the White House.

7 posted on 08/04/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: smokingfrog

What the clown really needs are books on civics, economics, history, sociology, philosophy, atrocities of islam, all using very small words...

8 posted on 08/04/2012 1:18:17 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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