The California Democrat is jumping the gun by a few days — the president's birthday is not until Sunday. The president will turn 52.
The gesture dovetails with an effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — which fundraises on behalf of Democratic House candidates — to gather signatures for a happy birthday card for the president. Last week, the campaign committee launched a website where supporters could enter their email addresses and zip codes to send their birthday wishes — and presumably be enrolled on the committee's email list serve.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) tweeted a picture of the cake presentation:
The coverage of the cake presentation also earned a sarcastic retort from a staffer for Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorBottom line Virginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' MORE (R-Va.).
If President Obama wants to meet with House GOPers on how we can fix the economy, I'm sure we can find him a birthday cake.— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) July 31, 2013