You can always count on conservatives to crank up the faux outrage machine over some irrelevant little story, and their latest fainting spell involves an Obama campaign ad that encourages young woman who are voting for the first time to make their choice wisely. The references to losing ones virginity are obvious:
And the right predictably clutches their pearls, led by Erick Erickson:
If you needed further proof about just how much the President has cheapened the Presidency, consider his latest ad, which not only compares voting for him for the first time to losing virginity, but also ridicules those who might not want to lose their virginity to just any politician…
But our President is adopting it as a last minute campaign strategy. If you need any further proof we live in a fallen world destined for hell fire, consider the number of people who have no problem with the President of the United States, via a campaign ad, ridiculing virgins and comparing sex to voting.
It’s an outrage. You know, like it was when Ronald Reagan made the same comparison in 1980:
On Thursday night, at a working class bar in Bayonne, N.J., Reagan said, “I know what it’s like to pull the Republican lever for the first time, because I used to be a Democrat myself, and I can tell you it only hurts for a minute and then it feels just great.”
ZOMG! St. Ronnie did it too! Whatever will they do? That’s an easy one. They’ll keep up this idiotic narrative as long as they think it helps them. Consistency or coherence simply does not matter.