This Came From the President of the United States?

This Came From the President of the United States? October 27, 2012


President Barack Obama, official portrait

In a new low for campaign ads, President Obama’s campaign released an ad in which actress Lena Dunham likens voting for Obama to losing her virginity.

The President’s campaign ad uses a juxtaposition of double entendres to create the impression that the actress is talking about sex.

“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody.” she says. “You want it to be with a great guy. Somebody who cares about and understand women.

“Who cares about whether or not you get health insurance, specifically if you get birth control … you don’t want to do it with a guy who doesn’t think that gay people should never have beautiful and complicated weddings of the kind we see on Bravo and TLC.”

Further on she adds, “My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand. Before, I was a girl. Now, I was a woman. I went to the polling station and pulled back the curtain. I voted for Barack Obama.”

In what appears to be an effort to heap sleaze on top of creepy, Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina announced the ad by tweeting “Your first time voting is important. Trust @lenadunham — you are ready.”

I am not going to link to the ad and I don’t encourage you to go to it. I have no interest in pushing this. The ad is clever, and it does grab you at first. The actress does a good job and the production is good. However, it’s content is trashy and demeaning to women.

The idea for it is also copied from someone else’s work. According to a LifeSiteNews article, the ad concept appears to mimic an ad used by Vladimir Putin in his last campaign.

I watched it and thought: This came from the President of the United States?


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One response to “This Came From the President of the United States?”

  1. Actually, that is typical of the Jeckyll and Hyde aspect of Obama and his politics. His activities are aggressive and vulgar, he has some of the nastiest and most dishonest secretaries in the history of America – look at Eric Holder and Jean Sebelius – and yet he is often able to come across so convincingly as reasonable, civilized, and decent, that people simply cannot connect. Read his very fine speech for the victims of the Gaby Giffords massacre: not only is there not a drop of the partisanship that is the daily meat and drink of his group, but he finds eloquent and fitting words to praise people who, like the conservative judge who was among the dead, would be the natural enemies of any Obama followers. That is what is so disconcerting about the man.