Should We Celebrate President Obama’s Birthday?

With Michelle and Sasha on a trip to Spain, and Malia at camp, President Barack Obama isn’t celebrating his birthday with family. Instead, he has a busy itinerary ending with a dinner with ‘friends’ held in Chicago. After a recent poll conducted by CNN/Opinion Research it was found that “more than a quarter of the public have doubts about Obama’s citizenship, with 11 percent saying Obama was definitely not born in the United States and another 16 percent saying the president was probably not born in the country.” This raises a lot of questions on his birthday. Keith Koffler of Politico tells us why Obama’s birthday is not a cause for national celebration:

Today is President Barack Obama’s 49th birthday, which the president seems to think is an unhappy day. He has taken to lamenting his fading youth and graying hair, showing all the signs of a midlife crisis — minus the red Corvette. But unfortunately for the rest of us, his supporters are busy making Aug. 4 a sad day for the country by trying to turn the occasion into a kind of national celebration.

In an effort to drum up enthusiasm — and increase membership — the political operatives who run Organizing for America, an activist group devoted to the president, are set to stage hundreds of birthday parties around the country, giving Obama’s day of birth the feel of a holiday.

OFA members are being urged to bake birthday cakes, photograph them and send the image to OFA’s website for its blog. A letter from first lady Michelle Obama, posted on the Democratic National Committee website, directs people to the OFA site, where they can sign a “birthday card” for the president.

We don’t, as a country, generally celebrate our politicians’ birthdays, except for a chosen few — like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

Other nations, founded on nationalism, religion or rigid ideologies, reaffirm their existence by glorifying rulers they believe embody these notions. They have constructed palaces to celebrate them during their lifetimes and embalm them in mausoleums to maintain their presence after death.

Continues at Politico

14 Comments on "Should We Celebrate President Obama’s Birthday?"

  1. Your Mom | Aug 4, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    Should we celebrate Obama's birthday?

    Only if “Quotations from Chairman Mao” says it's okay.

    • Hadrian999 | Aug 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm |

      when i saw that love letter to corporatism he signed(financial regulation) turning people into the credit card for
      corporate greed the first thing i thought was socialism…..

      • ObamanoidNumber315424515 | Aug 5, 2010 at 10:29 am |

        No implication of offense here, but that's actually Fascist. Straight up. You leave good comments I see all the time so don't take offense. These other people's comments make me a little… nauseous. Obama IS THE SAME AS BUSH (JUST A PUPPET). This Obama cult thing is a little childish… It's literally like celebrity worship, but this is a guy that's throwing all of our and our families futures away to banks and corporations. What good has this guy done? I'm talking big issues that affect the BIG picture, not little meaningless bullshit. Nobody can give a good answer to that. Fucking sheep man. Ya know what? Fuck it, celebrate america's downfall k? Submerge yourselves in meaningless warship of a puppet. But, yeah Hadrian, That “financial reform” is fucking ridiculous. What a joke.

        • Hadrian999 | Aug 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm |

          i was being sarcastic, not a fan of obama i just think it's funny that
          so many people think he's socialist, he is so far from it it's crazy
          the i love obama and the he's an evil marxist people are so blinded by our 2 party system to ever see what is really happening

          • Obamanoid_number_904876093 | Aug 6, 2010 at 11:03 am |

            Lol, I was wondering about the sarcasm. Yeah, it literally makes me sick that people are this stupid. It almost makes eugenics look necessary at this point. Democracy doesn't work in a mental institution, and this is supposed to be a constitutional republic anyways. Egh, the shit is approaching the fan. Get ready for a shit storm.

        • Connie Dobbs | Aug 6, 2010 at 9:22 am |

          Sheep and Puppets. What about puppet sheep? Puppet sheep in the big picture?

          Here's the big picture, the world will still turn tomorrow.

          • Hadrian999 | Aug 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm |

            puppet sheep? like lambchop?

          • Connie Dobbs | Aug 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm |

            NOOOOO!!! SHERI LEWIS WAS THE ANTI-CHRIST AND WE MISSED IT!!!! SHE WAS THE PUPPET MASTER OF ALL THE SHEEP AND NOW IT'S HER DAUGHTER! WE MUST DESTROY TO PROTECT AMURRICA.

          • Butter Knife | Sep 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

            Wait, but if Sheri Lewis was the Anti-Christ, then the Rapture has already happened and we’re all stuck in hell on Earth with the fundy idiots who thought they would be lifted away.

            Damn, the more I think about it, the more sense that actually makes…

  2. A Bad Joke | Aug 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm |

    I support him, but I don't know him. I don't celebrate the birthdays of people I don't know.

  3. Word Eater | Aug 4, 2010 at 4:21 pm |

    OFA urging people to celebrate Obama's birthday is nothing like a nation officially sanctioning and making mandatory the celebration of a sitting leader.

  4. Haystack | Aug 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm |

    To put those poll numbers in perspective, 19% of Americans think that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and 34% don't know which country America gained independence from.

  5. Connie Dobbs | Aug 6, 2010 at 6:36 pm |

    NOOOOO!!! SHERI LEWIS WAS THE ANTI-CHRIST AND WE MISSED IT!!!! SHE WAS THE PUPPET MASTER OF ALL THE SHEEP AND NOW IT’S HER DAUGHTER! WE MUST DESTROY TO PROTECT AMURRICA.

  6. Butter Knife | Sep 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm |

    Wait, but if Sheri Lewis was the Anti-Christ, then the Rapture has already happened and we’re all stuck in hell on Earth with the fundy idiots who thought they would be lifted away.

    Damn, the more I think about it, the more sense that actually makes…

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