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On Obama's birthday, national Republicans mock Deeds one more time

Anita Kumar

It's been eight long months since Democrat Creigh Deeds lost to Republican Bob McDonnell for the Virginia governor's mansion in a decidely lopsided election.

And it seems Republicans still want to gloat. Just a little.

The occasion? President Obama's birthday.

The Republican National Committee is offering electronic greeting cards, including one featuring Deeds, former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and former Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley -- all candidates who sought help from Obama, some perhaps reluctantly, but lost anyway.

"We got you that dinner jacket you had your eye on,'' the caption says. "We noticed you were missing some coattails."

On a new Republican Web site, you can chose from more than a dozen cards, including ones featuring Rep. Charles Rangel, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. Read the Post's story about the cards.

(See all the mocking birthday cards sent to Obama by Republicans.)


By Anita Kumar  |  August 4, 2010; 5:52 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Creigh Deeds , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Anita . . . I never thought I’d say this, but you made my day learning “it’s been eight long months” . . . here’s a toast for the next 40. May you and the rest of your Progressive crew experience it in slow motion rewind mode.

Posted by: WeThePeopleofVirginia | August 4, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

You stay classy, Republican National Committee.

Posted by: dwolf1231 | August 5, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want to about how the Democrats treated Bush, but they never did this kind of thing to Bush. This is the kind of thing that teenagers do to other teenagers, not people who supposedly represent us. If the Democrats had done this to Bush, you would have heard a loud outcry from the Right. I haven't heard that the Democrats have done the same in this instance. Evidently they can take a joke a little better than Republicans or in this case they are a little more grown-up. I taught high school. I do know what I'm talking about when it comes to some teenage behavior.

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | August 5, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

"Say what you want to about how the Democrats treated Bush, but they never did this kind of thing to Bush."

Great comment. Sending gag ecards is in much poorer taste than painting mustaches and swastikas on a President's likeness, or chanting 'Bush Lied, People Died' at rallies.

Posted by: manycoup | August 5, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

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