Monday, October 29, 2012

The First Time

The Lena Dunham ad promoting Obama aired last week online.  It now has has all the conservatives' knickers in knots:

Said Hadley Heath, spokeswoman for the Women's Forum: "This ad simply proves that the Obama campaign only knows how to speak to one specific type of woman. And I’m proud to say I am not that type of woman."

"It's offensive, repulsive and should be removed immediately.  It is beneath the dignity of the office you hold," Rep. Marsha Blackburn from Tennesee said in an open letter to Obama. 

Eric Erickson, conservative blogger and CNN contributer, tweeted: "What's worse than the Obama ad is that some people really like it. We do live in a fallen, depraved world destined for the fire."

This makes me think of the G.K. Chesterton quote:  "A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. "  Anyway, I'm sure that these folks are lots of fun at parties.

But, the ad is not above criticism.  Mostly, as it turns out, it's a ripoff of a Putin campaign ad released earlier in the year.  You judge which one is better.


James R said...

I think Putin's would hurt more.

Oh, and…
“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.”

—Ronald Reagan, 32 years ago, Republicans have a sense of humor too (…well, they used to).

James R said...

By the way I always liked it when you said "knickers in a swivet".

Big Myk said...

Yeah, I would have used the term swivet, but I forgot what a swivet was.