'If a Republican said this …': Nancy Pelosi's birthday wish to Obama raises eyebrows

As Democrats have reminded everyone on numerous occasions, today is President Obama’s birthday.

Nancy Pelosi joined the “happy birthday” parade today perhaps in a way that would have gotten her in trouble if she were a member of a different party:

Now just imagine if a Republican said that:

The “dog whistles” would be sounding non-stop:

For Pelosi, maybe she has to tweet it before she finds out what’s in it.

Perhaps Pelosi’s office can confirm or deny this rumor: