Obama Campaign Jokes that Voting Is Like Losing Your Virginity, Sneers at Remaining a Virgin until Marriage

October 27, 2012

As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up.

In case there was any doubt about whether the Democrats are the party of the culture of fornication, this ad comes from the Obama campaign—not some conservative parody*, not some independent liberal group; barackobama.com:

Rush Limbaugh asks, would President Obama show his daughters this ad?

Even weirder, it’s ambiguously a knock-off of a Putin re-election ad.  Yes, that Putin.

Politico dismisses any concerns about such ads and the culture they represent as a niche conservative obsession.  Draw your own conclusions about what that says about modern American liberalism.

Leslie Loftis at PJ Media points to an irony: the liberal narrative is that conservatives don’t respect women and think of them as one-dimensional objects, but the Obama campaign and other liberals are the ones who keep treating women as if they were sex organs with no person attached (see also “Vote like your lady parts depend on it,” genital costumes).

The ad makes it into Mark Steyn’s column this week.  In National Review Online’s The Corner, Stanley Kurtz, Lisa Schiffren, and Kathryn Jean Lopez also have interesting things to say about it.  Jim Geraghty has a round-up of reactions from various conservatives.

* Here’s the conservative parody.

Update (October 27th, 2012):  Mark Steyn says, “Putin got it from Australia’s Green Party Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young.”

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7 Responses to “Obama Campaign Jokes that Voting Is Like Losing Your Virginity, Sneers at Remaining a Virgin until Marriage”

  1. Snoodickle Says:

    The culture of fornication as you refer to it is more commonly known as American culture. You’re living in like the 14th century.


    • Then why is this the first time a presidential campaign has been this unpresidential?

      • Snoodickle Says:

        What’s less presidential, having an actor do a 60 second add that is intended half-jokingly, or switching and/or explicitly lying about your policy positions?


      • In other words, you concede that the culture of fornication had not become as mainstream as it has until sometime in the last few years.

      • Snoodickle Says:

        That depends on what you mean by the “last few years.” Thomas Jefferson was an unabashed fornicator and adulterer, and he was the third President of the United States.


  2. That parody was terrific, insightful.


  3. […] At National Review Online, one Betsy Woodruff has an interesting discussion of two authors of the current popular culture, Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham. […]


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