Democrats Want You to Wish Barack Obama a Happy Birthday

This “sponsored message” from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee came to a friend of mine via The Nation:

Guess what’s just around the corner? President Obama’s birthday!

Click here to sign our birthday card for Barack >>

no alt-text for you
We want to get as many of his supporters as we can to wish him a happy birthday.

Will you add your name?

http://dccc.org/Happy-Birthday-Barack

Thanks,

Democratic Headquarters

Winning elections through hero worship!

A couple of previous weird campaign missives: Michelle Obama Wants You to Wish Barack a Happy Father's Day, Send Obama Cash In Lieu of Gifts For Your Friends.

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  • Irish||

    Creepiest thing I've ever seen.

  • ||

    Actually I found the begging for money before the 2012 election to be creepier. And that class of kids singing his praises in the run up to 2008. That was creepier too.

    I'm waiting for them to start photoshopping a halo above his head.

  • Ed||

    Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama!

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    If I ever end up stuck in a fed job, that will be my ring tone.

  • Swiss Servator - past LTC(ret)||

    OK, I laughed.

  • Careless||

    You know, I've never heard that song, but after I heard about it I imagined what it must sound like, and now I've got a damned song that doesn't even exist praising the virtues of a damned politician stuck in my head.

  • SweatingGin||

    I assume it's a shameless ripoff of a hymnal.

    Don't know enough hymnals to confirm that.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Here's one version, appears to be genuine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3TKMKbifgQ

  • Virginian||

  • ||

    Well, in my defense those mostly weren't photoshops.

    I hope.

  • Generic Stranger||

    A few of them appear to be lens flares generated in Photoshop. So yeah, they are...

  • XM||

    But I thought his birthday was April 15th.

  • Skip||

    Can one of the "both sides are just the same" people point me to a single Republican doing this for Bush or even Reagan? I can easily see Team Blue doing this for Hillary in the future.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Happy birthday to you
    You live in a shoe
    You look like a ferret
    And you smell like one, too

  • ||

    Is a ferret anything like a shitweasel?

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Well, it's funnier and less racist than "monkey," which is what the canonical version of the song says.

  • ||

    But this totally is not a cult of personality!

    *Puke*

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    I remember when so-called "Christians" were worshiping a life size cardboard Bush figure:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWvIOPiKFrs

    re: Jesus Camp.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 7:29PM |#
    "I remember when so-called "Christians" were worshiping a life size cardboard Bush figure:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWvIOPiKFrs
    re: Jesus Camp"

    So, shreek, the dem party is equivalent to Jesus Camp?
    Good to know.

  • ||

    That's pretty creepy alright.

    The problem is that the fuckwitted turd polisher thinks that is somehow a defense of his teams creepiness

  • Sevo||

    Hey, we worked "BUUUUSH!" into a reply and so long as you can get that into any answer to messianic failure or stupidity, it excuses all!

  • Fatty Bolger||

    Of course, he's a one trick pony. BUUSSSHHH!!! is all he has.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    A "Happy Birthday" is EXACTLY like bowing a praying to the leader!

    EXACTLY!

    You fail Comprehension 101 again!

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 7:37PM |#
    "A "Happy Birthday" is EXACTLY like bowing a praying to the leader!"

    Hey, dipshit, YOU drew the comparison, not me.

  • ||

    He's got nothing other than screeching BUSH! and insanely inaccurate praises of Choco-Jesus and socialism.

    He tried to push my buttons with that crap, me being a lifelong atheist and Bush hater. Arguing with the libertarians in his head again...

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    So why can't we get along?

    Fuck Obama. All I have said is that he is easily better than Bush. That is a low bar for sure.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 7:55PM |#
    "So why can't we get along?"

    Because you're a mendacious pile of shit.

  • Jordan||

    Because you're a mendacious pile of shit.

    ^THIS

    Go back to sucking Obama's cock, progtard.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Because they added choco sauce to vanilla Bush makes Barry better? He's doubled down on everything Bush did wrong (NSA, SNAP, Obamacare, military interventions), taken credit for what Bush did (GM bankruptcy, TARP, Iraq surge --you can debate whether they were right or wrong but you don't get to give Barry credit for them). He's been a rampant race baiter. He's been an outspoken advocate for theft through the tax code. He's demonized the private sector. And somehow he's fooled some people into thinking he's a good speaker. The two furbies sitting on my countertop are better orators than Barry is.

    Better than Bush? I didn't think it could get worse than Bush. I was wrong.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    You're full of shit. Obama has dialed back the bailouts and collected over $130 billion on the GSE loans alone.

    Speaking ability?

    Obama won 5 of 6 POTUS debates against McCain and Romney by any standard. He did all those with no gaffes at all against the experience of McCain and the feisty lies of Romney.

    You are delusional.

  • Sevo||

    ^?
    I think shreek actually believes that. Can that be true? Is someone that stupid capable of typing on a keyboard?

  • ||

    This is why we can't get along.

    I don't think he is a great speaker, but who gives a fuck if he is? Personality worshipers do I guess.

    If you are presenting me with dog shit I don't care if it is on a silver platter or a paper plate.

  • ||

    Dialed back the bailouts? Dialed d back means making them the largest in history right? It is telling that his supporters are constantly trying to disavow his actions.

    He did that so he could spend more time ardently defending the second amendment, right?

    His 'you didn't build that' and 'do their fair share' speeches prove he is a staunch fee market guy, right?

    He wants to cut military pay and up their health premiums while increasing welfare and giving out free obamaphones because he loves the troops and not deadbeats right?

    I think you are incapable of understanding what my objections are. I think you are also incapable of understanding what intellectual honesty is. that is why we can't get along.

  • Jordan||

    The fact that he's added tens of thousands of pages of new regulations and empowered the government to force people to engage in any economic transaction it wishes is evidence of his laissez faire philosophy, of course.

    The fact that he tried to enact the strictest federal gun regs in history is evidence that he supports the 2nd Amendment.

    The fact that he asserts the power to spy on, indefinitely imprison, or kill anyone on the planet for any reason is why he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

    /Derpgressive logic

  • Sevo||

    "The fact that he asserts the power to spy on, indefinitely imprison, or kill anyone on the planet for any reason is why he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize."

    You also could mention his royal ability to decide to whom laws apply and when.
    I mean, how much more 'liberal' can you get when your motto is 'l'etat c'est moi'?
    Jefferson would just...
    vomit.

  • Virginian||

    Jefferson would vomit. Then he'd start writing.

    Patrick Henry would have already called out the militia.

  • Scarecrow Repair||

    Well he's a limbo champ buddy.

  • XM||

    "Fuck Obama."

    I don't like Obama, but I wouldn't use the F word against him. That is disrespectful.

    It's also uncivil to hear so many black kids use the N word, and they don't always modify it by putting "-ah" at the end. which makes the word cool.

  • Generic Stranger||

    I don't like Obama, but I wouldn't use the F word against him. That is disrespectful.

    Fuck you, you pansy-ass motherfucker.

    You never think maybe he doesn't deserve any respect? He's certainly never earned it.

  • RagingAlbino||

    Anyone who steals from me will receive the same respect I give to all thugs: none.

  • SweatingGin||

    do you ever compete in weightlifting competitions, or surfing?

  • XM||

    I was being tongue in cheek, my friend.

  • Killazontherun||

    He deserves neither my respect, nor my circumspection.

    'Nigger' is just a word. Speech is nothing more than thought put into sound. Do you say the 'n-word' in your head when you think of the word 'nigger'? That would be a ridiculous state of being. Black kids adapting the word to their own use and meaning, 'owning it' as they say, is a healthy mentality.

  • ||

    Fuck Obama. All I have said is that he is easily better than Bush. That is a low bar for sure.

    Really? In what way?

    As far as I can tell Obama = Bush + Obamacare.

    Unless it's a subjective preference for young black men from Chicago over old white men from Texas, I'm not sure what the appeal is.

  • Irish||

    A "Happy Birthday" is EXACTLY like bowing a praying to the leader!

    EXACTLY!

    You fail Comprehension 101 again!

    Except they also bow Obama. Chris Matthews said Barack Obama is the most perfect man in the world.

  • ||

    Except they also bow Obama.

    You forgot the "l".

  • Pope Jimbo||

    What does bowling have to do with Obama?

  • hotsy totsy||

    Even the Jesus Camp kids weren't bowing and praying to the president. They were "asking a blessing".

    Although it takes balls for them to turn around and criticize the Catholics for having saints and such.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Yeah but was Jesus Camp an official arm of the government?

    Two different things I reckon.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Is the DCCC? Is OFA?

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Shriek, I know you're an idiot and all, and know as much about Pentecostalism as you do about...well...anything, but praying FOR someone is different than praying TO them.

    Good try, though.

  • PapayaSF||

    ^This, plus Jesus Camp is not a Republican party organization. The DCCC and OFA are pure Democratic party. (Despite the bullshit 501(c)(4) status that the IRS was so quick to award to OFA, while they were harassing and slow-walking Tea Party groups.)

  • Hugh Akston||

    Some golf courses won't let President Obama play there, because it's too expensive to pull up the flowers that spontaneously bloom in his footsteps.

  • Paul.||

    But the greens get greener wherever he walks. It's a puzzlement.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    After reviewing about four hours of Dohrn/Ayers interviews (topped off by a 1964 vintage WBAI Che interview), I have no difficulty figuring out how that crowd would find a racist excuse for your comment.

    I wish I could take back this day I gave away in the interest of research.

  • rts||

    It's Dec 25th already?

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    He doesn't want to buried in Arlington National Cematery, because why pay for just a three-day rental?

  • CE||

    Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
    Wishing you a long and early retirement.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    So who plays Marilyn Monroe at the birthday party?

  • Hugh Akston||

    Chris Christie.

  • Sevo||

    Pneumatic, but not good casting other than that.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Bob Corker

  • Generic Stranger||

    Chris Mathews.

  • PapayaSF||

    Correct.

  • XM||

    "Haaaaappy Biiiirthday..... Misssster. Preeeesident" (Marliyn Monroe's voice)

  • General Butt Naked||

    "Haaaaappy Biiiirthday..... Misssster. Preeeesident" (Marliyn Monroe's voice Chris Christie garbling through fat)

  • ||

    So like this, but fatter?

  • SweatingGin||

    Can't un-imagine that.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    Shit! I got Barry one of those Mighty Max pocket-sized playsets last year. What's something to get him this year?

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Gift him some of your gold and write off the loss carryover.

  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    How about a copy of the Constitution?

    Of course he'd just shit all over that one, too.

    ... Hobbit

  • Mike Laursen||

    Hmm, it's set up so that one cannot enter nasty comments nor your name (joke name or otherwise). And they can screen for sarcastic email addresses.

    And the damn thing takes you to a contribution form rather than seeing the "card".

    The NSA probably does the part where they take the email address entered and map it to your name.

  • Sevo||

    "And the damn thing takes you to a contribution form rather than seeing the "card"."

    How do you expect him to win re-election without dough?
    Do you hate the messiah?

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Damn. So much for my plan to use a Korean name.

  • Jordan||

    Happy birthday. May it be your last.

  • ||

    (steps away from Jordan; looks up in sky for drones)

  • Sevo||

    The hell with the drones; the IRS is forever!

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    What is wrong? Did you miss the great Obama bull market? The highest point gain and % gain of any POTUS ever?

    Do you miss the Iraq War?

    Do you miss the trillion dollar Bush deficits?

    Are you just really an Aborto-Freak who chants for Team Red to close all the scrape houses?

    Are you a homophobe?

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 7:51PM |#
    "What is wrong? Did you miss the great Obama bull market? The highest point gain and % gain of any POTUS ever?"{

    You steaming pile of shit, how many times are you going to try to peddle that cherry-picked crap?
    Yes, he came in at an historic low, and the market (not the economy) has slowly returned to close to where it was, in spite of that shitbag's efforts .

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    I invest in the market. It's not earnings driven that's for sure. The Fed pumps an awful lot of money in there so I'm on the sidelines for now. I just don't trust the market at the moment - they seem addicted to bail out packages at the moment.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Bullshit. Earnings are far higher than ever.

    The S/P 500 will earn $110 this year - easily besting the previous high of $80 in 2007.

    I know markets. No one here can contest me and win on this subject.

  • Sevo||

    "I know markets. No one here can contest me and win on this subject"

    Dipshit, you get your hat handed to you every time you make that claim.

  • Jordan||

    Monetarist clown gets blindsided by bubble. Dog bites man.

  • fish_remote||

    I know markets. No one here can contest me and win on this subject.

    I laughed the last time you said this. I'm laughing now!

    Back to the Samuelson textbook shreeky...back to moms basement.

    PS: BUSHFAGCHRISTPIGDIPSTICKHAMHOCK

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The S/P 500 will earn $110 this year - easily besting the previous high of $80 in 2007.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 8:55PM |#
    "The S/P 500 will earn $110 this year - easily besting the previous high of $80 in 2007."

    Look there! Shreek found one metric which, if you ignore inflation, might prove his point!

  • VG Zaytsev||

    The S/P 500 will earn $110 this year - easily besting the previous high of $80 in 2007.

    What the fuck is this supposed to mean?

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Yeah. I only spent 10 fucking years in an investment bank five of those as a broker partnered in a book of business with $300 million in assets and I got listen to guys like Palin make insane comments like that.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Palin.

    Are you INVESTED?

    Then come talk tough guy.

  • Jordan||

    What is wrong? Did you miss the great Obama bull market? The highest point gain and % gain of any POTUS ever?

    I'm well aware of the latest bubble.

    Do you miss the Iraq War?

    Tu quoque.

    Do you miss the trillion dollar Bush deficits?

    Tu quoque.

    Are you just really an Aborto-Freak who chants for Team Red to close all the scrape houses?

    Pro-choice.

    Are you a homophobe?

    I was for gay marriage while your messiah was still voting against it.

  • Jordan||

    Real classical liberals have no problem with a government that can kill, indefinitely imprison, and spy on its citizens at will. Oh, and one that can force them to or prevent them from engaging in any economic transaction it wishes.

  • Concerned Citizen||

    But you're ok with killing babies.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    What is wrong? Did you miss the great Obama bull market? The highest point gain and % gain of any POTUS ever?

    Do you miss the Iraq War?

    Do you miss the trillion dollar Bush deficits?

    Are you just really an Aborto-Freak who chants for Team Red to close all the scrape houses?

    Are you a homophobe?

    Squeal, piggie. Squeal.

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Highest % gain? Where do you get this shit?

    S&P500;:
    Eisenhower 1953-1956: 211% gain (1954 had a 52% gain in a single year)
    Barry 2009-2012: 70% gain (2009 had 25% gain)

    http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~ad.....retSP.html

    Do you miss the labor force participation rate? Barry has the lowest in a generation.

    I don't miss the Iraq war that Barry tried to extend. Did you forget the "embassy" proposal that had 16000 Americans in it? Yes, it would have been the largest US embassy anywhere in the world. Lest you forget the withdrawal was conducted on the SOF enacted under Bush. Barry was just sleeping in the same bed at the time the troops physically withdrew.

    I don't have to miss the trillion $$ deficits of Bush because Barry kept giving them to us! He already has the record for the highest level of post-WWII spending (%GDP) in US history. It isn't even close.

    Do you miss Bush's average unemployment rate and EMRATIO from his first term? I do... I think most Americans do...

    Are you so worried that someone will take away your buttplug that you'll keep chanting for the theft from Team Blue? The thought police that tell you what you can think? The only freedom they allow you is your buttplug. I'll happily buy you a new one if you'll just let me live in peace. But you won't.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Ike was POTUS until 1960.

    You cannot pick off a few months of an administration's performance and assign it to all eight years.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 8:58PM |#
    "Ike was POTUS until 1960.
    You cannot pick off a few months of an administration's performance and assign it to all eight years."

    Yeah, what are you doing selecting dates like dipshit does? You can't do that. Only dipshit can pick those cherries!

  • DK||

    The Buttplug is just pulling another troll out his ass. The "man" that "knows markets" apparently can't verify numbers. The 211% gain was from 53-60 - NotAnotherSkippy probably just mistyped. From 53-56, the gain was 115%. Reagan's term was 186%. Clinton's term was 252%. Even Bush I had a 78% gain. So, from the last 5 POTUSes, Obama has only bested Bush II's 20% loss. Heck, even without looking, you can pretty safely guess that FDR would have a high gain coming out of the Depression (228%).

  • CE||

    Wonder where the S&P 500 will be at the end of Obama's term....

  • NotAnotherSkippy||

    Obama has been in office for 4 years so I took another 4 years as a comparison. I realize counting isn't a strength of Team Blue, but I wanted to be fair. If you want the performance for Ike's full term, then the gain was another 100%. DK's right, I did not subtract the base off of either gain.

  • califernian||

    Do you miss the trillion dollar Bush deficits?

    Fact: Both Bush and Obama are terrible presidents on fiscal matters.

    Fact: if you favor Obama, you are a moron to bring up the Bush deficits

    Fact: Bush's highest deficit was 458 billion

    Fact: Obama's highest deficit was 1.4 TRILLION

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/historicals

    You are a moron or a liar, or both.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Liar.

    http://www.politifact.com/trut.....istration/

    Obama came into office "with a $1.3 trillion deficit before I had passed any law. ... We came in with $8 trillion worth of debt over the next decade."

    The deficit is now only $600 billion.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    The Bushpigs left a trillion plus deficit behind according to the CBO.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 10:49PM |#
    "The Bushpigs left a trillion plus deficit behind according to the CBO."

    The dipshit picks cherries.

  • CE||

    Bush's parting gift to the Dems, after handing them the White House and the Senate on a silver platter. Pass TARP and jack up the deficit and spending so high that Obama can claim his colossal deficits aren't as bad as what he was handed.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Is Bush the vice president or something? Because otherwise, none of your questions make any sense.

  • Jordan||

    OT: The Petition of the Candlemakers is no longer sattire:

    Proving that idiocy truly has no bounds, Spain issued a "royal decree" taxing sunlight gatherers. The state threatens fines as much as 30 million euros for those who illegally gather sunlight without paying a tax.
  • anon||

    You need to post that in the morning links on monday.

    That's fucking ridiculous.

  • Sevo||

    It's been covered; 24/7 or H&R.

  • ant1sthenes||

    I hope it was written stupidly enough that anyone with plants is punished.

  • Luddite||

    How is it remotely possible on this planet, that the people directly responsible for shit like this aren't immediately lined up on some public steps somewhere, a large national / worldwide press conference isn't scheduled, and these fuckers are summarily, and without any fanfare, executed for vast and stupefying quantities of fucking stupid?

    Normally I'm a peaceful person (yes, I'm sure you agree from my rant) but this shit is just beyond asinine - it's treacherous. Stupidity of this magnitude is a direct assault on people who think and should be countered as an assault.

  • setTHEline||

    I'm not signing that.

  • sam the man||

    Fuck him for stealing my thunder just because his birthday's two days before mine.

  • ||

    I'm trying to think of what would be a good white elephant gift for Obama. Any suggestions?

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    Load a CD with your comments from various forums.

  • ||

    Well, we didn't want him, so can we give him to himself? If not, give him Aaron Sorkin.

  • All-Seeing Monocle||

    Copy of the Constitution?

  • Sevo||

    Not a bad idea! He's never seen it before!

  • BuSab Agent||

    How about an autographed centerfold of STEVE SMITH?

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    It took me a while but there's no doubt reading lib/progs their position have nothing - I mean absolutely nothing - in common with the Age of Enlightenment. I say this because they squawk about history a whole lot but for the life of me I can't find a single damn contemporary position they hold that would find a home with the likes of Montesquieu, Smith and Hume. Or even Locke and Paine or Pareto or Galliani or Bastiat.

    And before that, the great reverence Antiquity in Athens and Rome had for the concept of liberty.

    Oh, right. Dead white guys. Sorry.

  • Sevo||

    Their big on the dregs of emotional, egotistical philosophy; Plato, Rousseau and various German romanticists, assuming they knew the sources.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Yes. They reject the Enlightenment and embrace those you mentioned.

    Psychos.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    By the way, it was the poetic love of romantic philosophy that brought the destruction of two world wars.

    Fascism, Nazism, socialism, Marxism, communism - all find their essence in them.

    They failed not because the "ideas" were misused but because they utterly fail in their understanding of man and man's nature. They can't be applied in practice and will always be doomed to destruction.

  • Sevo||

    "They can't be applied in practice and will always be doomed to destruction."

    Emotion greater than logic
    Intent greater than result
    If we wish, we can make it so.......

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Locke's 'tabula rasa' is an essential building block of liberalism.

    Paine himself rejected Christ. Liberalism is essentially the expression of personal freedom and conservatives don't understand such.

    Conservatives are bitter clingers - see Islam or Southern Baptists.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Not contemporary liberalism. No way, man. If people like Klein, Maddow and Yglesias are the "voices" of liberalism then you're in trouble.

    In fact, conservatism is the only ideology that keeps the thinkers of the Enlightenment alive.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Conservatism is a form of Dark Ages thought.

    Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property.[4][5][6][7][8]

    (Wikipedia)

    Don't confuse progressives with liberals.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    I've made that distinction MANY times here. BUT, they all call themselves 'liberal.'

  • Jordan||

    From your own link, fuckwit:

    "In the United States, liberalism is associated with the welfare-state policies of the New Deal program of the Democratic administration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, whereas in Europe it is more commonly associated with a commitment to limited government and laissez-faire economic policies."[14] Consequently in America, the ideas of individualism and laissez-faire economics previously associated with classical liberalism, became the basis for the emerging school of libertarian thought.[15]
  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Yes, from liberalism sprang libertarianism. Thus my presence here.

    But neither is associated with the freedom-hating conservative culture of the West or the Middle East.

  • Jordan||

    Thus my presence here.

    Your presence here is to defend every single manifestation of state power that springs from TEAM BLUE, proglodyte.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Somehow he short circuits. The Enlightenment warned against things like big government and "disgustful" taxes.

    If they wrote today, they'd be considered "extremists" by the likes of Palin and Tony who shill for the expansionary state.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 8:47PM |#
    "Yes, from liberalism sprang libertarianism. Thus my presence here."

    Self-deception couldn't be more obvious.

  • anon||

    Why do you guys still respond to it?

  • Mike M.||

    This. It's nothing but a disgusting little shit-throwing monkey looking for attention.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Tabula rasa originates with Aristotle, not Locke, shitheel. And Locke's tabula rasa theory is integral to his definition of natural rights, which you have argued against. Repeatedly. And wrongly.

  • VG Zaytsev||

    It's completely ridiculous that anyone believes the tabla rasa nonsense or certain 18th century philosphers.

    It's complete crap. Creationism has better scientific claim than that shit.

  • ant1sthenes||

    Not all religions are equally unsuited to liberal society. A Christian society can have a secular state, for example, without any conflict due to "Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's". It depends on the strain of Christianity. I've gotten a similar impression about many Eastern religions.

    Besides, if they're bitterly clinging to the Constitution and the ideals it represents, then they're liberal conservatives. "Liberal" and "conservative" aren't opposites anymore now that liberalism is itself a social tradition.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    And Locke himself is known as the Father of Liberalism.

    Jefferson approves.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Again, not in its modern form. He was a product of the Enlightenment and would likely be confused by modern liberalism which is basically socialism.

  • Palin's Buttplug||

    So Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Soros, Ellison, et al are "socialists"?

    That is insane and reminiscent of the top of the thread Eric Bolling idiocy.

  • Sevo||

    Palin's Buttplug| 7.26.13 @ 8:49PM |#
    "So Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Soros, Ellison, et al are "socialists"?"

    You include Ellison? Gates?
    Buffett, Soros, yes.
    Do you understand what socialism means?

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    No Palin.

    That you would equate modern liberalism with the thinkers of the Enlightenment is what's idiocy.

    Bah. What do I know? I only specialized in that period at University. I guess my perception and interpretation of their writings is all wrong. Guess I should call up my old professor and return that A-.

    And what the fuck do Buffett and Soros have to do with anything? I don't consider them philosophers.

    But if you're trying to tell me that somehow they're in the lineage of that period then all I can say is buzz off.

  • Sevo||

    Oh, and you forgot 'hypocrite' re: Buffett.
    Notice how he's forever pimping for higher taxes?
    Ever notice how how legal staff if arguing with the IRS about how much he owes?
    Ever notice that when he handed over all sorts of dough, he gave it to a foundation that demands results rather than giving it to the government to piss away/
    Ever notice that, dipshit?

  • ||

    How about we send President Obama into a bar in North Carolina for his birthday?

    North Carolina passes law permitting concealed carry in bars

  • Dave Krueger||

    I still think Obama is just George Bush dressed up to look like a black man.

  • Sevo||

    Except he's missing Bush's intelligence and charm.

  • Warrren||

    He is The Black Skull!

  • anon||

    Wait, Bush in blackface?

    Fucking knew he was racist.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Or Joni Mitchell.

    managed/DZ003476/joni-mitchell-in-blackface

    Racist!

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

  • GroundTruth||

    "Vee are hafink a birthday party for ze Fuhrer. In zees white book are all dee people who haf given money for zee party. It has many names. In zees black book are all zee people who haf not given money for zee party. It is empty. Vich book shall I put your name in Colonel Klink?" Major Hochstaetter.

    Put my name in the black book, troll!

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Did you miss the great Obama bull market? The highest point gain and % gain of any POTUS ever?

    No inflation, though. None. Nope.

  • Irish||

    And 7.7 percent unemployment, cities going bankrupt, massive underemployment, people leaving the labor force...

  • The Late P Brooks||

    I'm trying to think of what would be a good white elephant gift for Obama. Any suggestions?

    A video of Nixon's Checkers Speech.

  • Sevo||

    The Late P Brooks| 7.26.13 @ 8:54PM |#
    "I'm trying to think of what would be a good white elephant gift for Obama. Any suggestions?"

    If he'd ever speak to the IRS scandal that's knocking on his door, I'd get him Nixon's "I'm not a crook..." speech.
    He could deliver it with more pregnant pauses to the laughter of the audience.

  • cw||

    "I'm, um, not a, uh, crook. Yeah."

  • SweatingGin||

    An ipod of is speeches.

    Oh wait.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Obama would do well to study the tone of wounded self-pity in the Checkers Speech. He sounds too much like a tantrum-throwing child these days.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    He'd still sound pathetic and ridiculous, but we'd get the bonus lulz of seeing Chris Matthews' head-on-desk sobbing.

  • OldMexican||

    Guess what’s just around the corner? President Obama’s birthday!


    "He needs our love more than ever!"

  • Warrren||

    What is love? Bama don't hurt me!

  • cw||

    Creepy is as creepy does.

  • MappRapp||

    Whoa, no way man who ever thought of that dude.

    www.Global-Anon.com

  • ||

    Ugh, I can't wait until we have a president that doesn't have the same birthday as me. :(

  • photoshop||

    happy birthday barack sir wish you all the best for your birthday
    thank you

    http://photoshoptravel.com

  • photoshop||

    many many happy returns for the day wish you a long life to you.
    thanks to reason for publish this amazing post

  • nailzer||

    NO!

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    The Cleveland Browns should bury the birthday cake, so as to let it down for the last time.

  • doorcheese||

    Bend over B O I got a happy birthday present for ya

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