Obama Voting is Sex Ad Shows Desperation, Won’t Attract Women

Opinion   |   Tony Perkins   |   Oct 26, 2012   |   6:50PM   |   Washington, DC

Desperate times apparently call for desperate ads. That’s the only way to explain the President’s sorry excuse for a get-out-the-vote video–which has all the class of a rest stop bathroom stall.

With help from Lena Dunham, star of HBO’s sleazy Girls, the ad compares voting for Obama with losing your virginity. It’s low brow even for this White House, which seems to think using expletives to describe your opponent is conduct becoming a U.S. President. “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody,” Lena coos in an spot eerily similar to Vladimir Putin’s. “You want to do it with a great guy, somebody who really cares about and understands women… My first time voting was amazing… Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman. I went to the polling station, behind the polling curtain, I voted for Barack Obama.” Frankly, I’m surprised it ended with “Paid for by Obama for America” and not “For a good time, call the White House switchboard.”

And liberals wonder why women are turned off! After an entire campaign built on “lady parts,” more women are waking up to the contempt Democrats have for them. Obviously, the President believes that women aren’t intelligent or informed enough to see through his cheap ploys. The ad is shameful, yes–but not surprising for an administration bent on promoting promiscuity, birth control, and abortion on demand. If anything, women should be insulted at the suggestion that they’re too obsessed with sex to care about jobs, the economy, or their children’s future.

That kind of strategy can backfire–and based on the latest surveys, it already has. According to polls, the gender gap has all but vanished in this election. What was once a 16-point lead for Obama has evaporated, thanks in part to demeaning strategies like this one. These women are moms too, and they recognize that a President with two young daughters should know better. “But that didn’t stop him from releasing this commercial,” Ben Shapiro writes, “Because this is what Obama thinks of your daughters.”

While the President continues to take political discourse to a new low, Democrats seem intent on doing the same with abortion policy. With a backdrop of around-the-clock anti-life ads, the party is embracing a new image of abortion extremism. Even major news outlets like Politico are furrowing their brow over this hard-Left turn on an issue that still divides the President’s party. “Democrats have gone all in for abortion rights, with none of the hedging or defensiveness they’ve shown in recent years–a subtle but striking repositioning with political consequences that extend far beyond November 6.” This year, the Democratic Party followed its President into some of the most radical terrain on social issues ever broached. Themes of same-sex “marriage,” religious intolerance, and abortion on demand dominated–not only the convention–but the official party platform. Now, Politico says, “The airways are choked with messaging about women’s reproductive health… [and the party risks] alienating voters who favor some restrictions or find it morally troubling.”



They can join the millions of other voters who were already alienated by the President’s full-throttle support for counterfeit marriage. Yesterday, the President threw his weight behind three state efforts to redefine marriage–another White House first. Clearly, the campaign is only interested in wooing one demographic, and that’s crass liberalism. For the real scoop on what this White House is endorsing, check out the video below and share it with your friends. Also, FRC’s Peter Sprigg has a great op-ed on the fallout from Gallaudet University in his new Washington Times column, “Opposing Same-sex ‘Marriage’ Could Cost You Your Job.”

LifeNews Note: Tony Perkins is the president of the Family Research Council.