Yes, just in case you missed it, today is President Barack Obama’s birthday. Now, I know we’ve had our differences on regulatory policy, taxes, energy and, well… pretty much everything. But that’s no reason to be unpleasant. Your birthday only comes round once per year, and I for one would like to wish you a happy one.

But I’m not alone in this. The RNC decided to put aside the slings and arrows for a few hours and send a cake over to the DNC to commemorate this auspicious occasion. (Okay… there might be a little snark in the mix.)

Obama Birthday Cake

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…

“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).

It’s not too late for you to get in on the brotherly love train. You may be too busy to go into the kitchen and bake, but there’s still time for you to send a birthday card, courtesy of Barack’s Birthday Cards. Here’s a couple examples of the choices:

Obama B_Day Card 1

Obama B_Day Card 2

So, once again, Happy Birthday, President Obama. Hopefully you’ll be able to take a well deserved break from campaigning and squeeze in a round of golf.