New ad: Your first time should be with Barack Obama

posted at 8:46 pm on October 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

Worth watching if only as fodder for a thought experiment on how a similar ad would be received if it came from the right. Light-hearted or no, it would bring about the “war on women” End Times, a days-long tribulation of fake-outrage oneupsmanship culminating in a moronic, pandering series of tweets from The One himself. Isn’t it just like a wingnut to sexualize the right to vote that women fought so hard for? Do they think women are too stupid to appreciate a straightforward pitch on the issues? Why can’t they be more sensitive, like Barack Obama?

This clip is essentially the video version of an entry from Dave Eggers’s “90 Days, 90 Reasons” site, in which poorly informed celebrities fumble for the words to express their admiration for a guy who continued most of the things they hated about Bush’s counterterrorism policy and who jerked them around for years on one of their most dearly held issues. (Gay marriage, which The One has publicly supported for less than six months, is duly mentioned here as a core reason for young liberals to prefer him to the ogrish Republican.) The most striking thing about it isn’t the lame virginity gag, which feels stale after 10 seconds (only 53 more to go!), but the precision with which they’re trying to reach their target demographic. If you know who Lena Dunham is, you know exactly who they’re after. Despite her age and short career, she’s already attained cultural-stereotype status; if your re-election depended on turning out progressive college-aged women, she’s unquestionably the spokes-hipster you’d want to liaise. So here’s her pitch to the feminists of tomorrow: Vote for Barack because he cynically lied about gay marriage to get elected four years ago and pretends to have brought the troops home from America Iraq even though it was actually Bush who was chiefly responsible for that. You want a guy who’s honest to be your “first,” wink wink, right, ladies?

Two clips for you here, one of the ad and the other via Foreign Policy of a Putin ad that ran earlier this ad. Nothing says “sexy” like a cult of personality. Exit quotation via this guy:

Update: Ace brings it back to Big Bird, binders, and bayonets, oh my:

It underlines the essential triviality of Obama and his Government Client & Upper Upper Class White Voter agenda. There is nothing to his campaign except very small social-progressive appeals to people who are simply not affected by the economy, whether they are too poor to notice a bad economy, immunized from the economy by being a government worker, or so rich they have nothing at all to fear from a bad economy.

Update: Silly typo up top. Now corrected.



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And indeed, Putin ‘s campaign had an easier task with the casting for that ad, Russian giirls/women are very beautiful, superior looking anyways.

jimver on October 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

No argument there.

Gingotts on October 26, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I love that this ad is running in the lat 10 days

a neutron bomb to backfire
right up next to the voting booth

is this internet only or running on tv across swing states?

audiotom on October 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, our government schools at work. ^

Lanceman on October 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

in my school we only learned about important countries like butan or burkina faso.

nathor on October 25, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I know you were being sarcastic but…

I support two ten year old boys through the christian Compassion International program (their ads show up on this site)

just because the world has forgotten them, doesn’t mean they are not important.

audiotom on October 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM

If I was going to make a video, I would wear something better than a sad looking T-shirt. Oh…Wait… I’ve been told it cost $200 on Rodeo Drive.

KCsecurity1976 on October 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Gee, you have a Republican candidate who calls rape babies a gift from God, but you’re getting all bent out of shape over a fairly clever ad.

Rightists are the whiniest bunch of whiners in America.
For pity’s sake big up you pansies!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Gee, you have a Republican candidate who calls rape babies a gift from God, but you’re getting all bent out of shape over a fairly clever ad.

Rightists are the whiniest bunch of whiners in America.
For pity’s sake big up you pansies!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Of course, you are too dense to get it. The job of the POTUS is one of serious people dealing with serious issues. Not “Pimp with a Limp” or “People Mag” or this failed hipster with bad editing.

You know, like 16 trillion debt, 23+ million unemployed, 47+ million on food stamps, leaving people to die in Libya.

*REAL* issues.

This has been diminished by treating it like just another cheap instant gratification for the intellectually and attention span challenged. This enables their stupidity.

It’s no wonder you like it, think it’s clever and think *we* are the ones with the problem. It enables your stupidity, too.

kim roy on October 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Vote for Obama and you’ll get screwed.

uncalheels on October 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

kim roy on October 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

It’s not “Justine”, it’s a ‘get out the vote’ ad, for cryin’ out loud!

Mitt Romney supports a guy who not only believes there’s a God, but also that said God bestows rape babies as a blessing!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

It’s not “Justine”, it’s a ‘get out the vote’ ad, for cryin’ out loud!

Mitt Romney supports a guy who not only believes there’s a God, but also that said God bestows rape babies as a blessing!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

You’re a dumbass.

HumpBot Salvation on October 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Rightists are the whiniest bunch of whiners in America.
For pity’s sake big up you pansies!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Says the red doper diaper baby.

Buttercup on October 26, 2012 at 2:30 PM

From Twitter, the perfect response:

Kevin Eder @keder

“I’m @barackobama and I approve of ads that make women out to be brainless sex objects.”

woodNfish on October 26, 2012 at 2:36 PM

kim roy on October 26, 2012 at 2:12 PM

It’s not “Justine”, it’s a ‘get out the vote’ ad, for cryin’ out loud!

Mitt Romney supports a guy who not only believes there’s a God, but also that said God bestows rape babies as a blessing!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM

If people only come out to vote because some frump in a badly edited video tosses out a couple of sad double entendres then isn’t that the definition of stupidity? You *encourage* this??? Oooookay. My point was about diminishing the office, but we’ll play with your strawmen and SQUIRREL!!! diversionary tactics.

You have a direct quote for “God bestows rape babies as a blessing” or is that your interpretation? And we know how you interpret things.

Direct quote link, please.

kim roy on October 26, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Glad my first time was with someone a lot more attractive than Lena. Yikes, and they expect this to appeal? Advertising 101, select your onscreen talent carefully.

JeffB. on October 26, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Ick.

Ward Cleaver on October 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM

She must like Pinocchio’s wood

Wade on October 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Wait, I’m a straight married male, if I vote for Obama does that mean I cheated on my wife on the down low?

Dino V on October 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message,despite having two teenage daughters.Father of the Year? Hardly!

redware on October 26, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Gee, you have a Republican candidate who calls rape babies a gift from God, but you’re getting all bent out of shape over a fairly clever ad.

Rightists are the whiniest bunch of whiners in America.
For pity’s sake big up you pansies!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Didn’t a famous liberal say, “Well, it’s not like it’s rape rape!”

If we’re so whiny then why is Obama so desperate with the lame ads? I’m not surprised that you like this ad; it’s probably the closest you’ll ever get to a woman.

Kingfisher on October 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Lena, here’s a recommendation. Change your name to “Julia” because you obviously am too stupid to live on your own.

Kingfisher on October 26, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Has anybody else noticed that Obama is focusing primarily on women’s crotches while Romney is focusing on women’s intellect?

I haven’t seen so much focus on women’s parts since Bill Clinton.

Kingfisher on October 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Gee, you have a Republican candidate who calls rape babies a gift from God, but you’re getting all bent out of shape over a fairly clever ad.

Rightists are the whiniest bunch of whiners in America.
For pity’s sake big up you pansies!

chumpThreads on October 26, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Amazing how liberals care more about what’s between my legs than what’s between my ears. Disgusting. Yeah, we’ve come a long way, baby.

idalily on October 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

I can see her armpit hair from here…

Wyznowski on October 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM

“whether they are too poor to notice a bad economy,”

This should be the conservative motto, no matter how clear the opportunity to make a point, don’t forget to take a stab at the poor..

Observation on October 26, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Some one should ask Malia and Sasha if they approved this message.

usedtobeinmich on October 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Your first time should be with Barack Obama
Who’s next? Harry Reid?

MaiDee on October 27, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Here is Steven Crowder’s video parody of this ad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxDE1QCHA4&sns=em

In the past I haven’t been a huge fan of his work, but I think he did a great job here.

bluegill on October 27, 2012 at 6:01 AM

a neutron bomb to backfire
(snip)

audiotom on October 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM

You Betcha!
Besides, “virgins” are highly overrated and take too much work.
Okay … So I used to be a pig.
And then I saw the Light.
Pay attention, young ladies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5KGLPs_gls

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on October 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

A, perhaps, final word on this topic-

Isn’t it a bit of a cliche to have a fat, skeevy, and ignorant white chick extolling the virtues of a skinny scam-artist of a black dude?

/i know- racist… m240h ‘ears ya, m240h don’t care

M240H on October 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Extremely revolting and disgusting ad. It demeans the office of the presidency.

sherrimae on October 27, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Well that was completely discusting. But hey it’s for the one so I guess the proper descriptive is unprecedented. Still one could lose their lunch over so much less.
Nancy Pelosi. The early years.

onomo on October 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Gee, you have a Republican candidate who calls rape babies a gift from God, but you’re getting all bent out of shape over a fairly clever ad.

I’ve never seen leftists so focused on women’s crotches since Bill Clinton.

You need a serious social life, pal.

Kingfisher on October 27, 2012 at 4:51 PM

If that were an ad for a Republican candidate (fat chance) all the leftists would be up in arms, and the media would be enabling them. I can’t imagine this ad would be something women in general would accept. It reminds me of a pretty tasteless joke someone told me years ago about the only thing women are good for is as a life support system for a vagina (that’s actually not the word used in the joke, but I can only go so far here). Why aren’t women universally thinking that this is EXACTLY what the ad is telling people?

Capt.Herp on October 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM

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