My God, she sounds like a stereotypical Valley Girl (San Fernando Valley, not Mat-Su Valley). Gag me with a spoon! Of course, she does launch into a litany of reasons for supporting Obama — health care, birth control, gay rights, women’s rights, etc, etc, — and ends with a clear pitch to get the 18-to-29 demographic to the polls. But God Almighty, she just set back women's rights 20 years. How does a real man take an airhead bimbo like that seriously? Wikipedia reveals she may have gotten her sexual liberalism from her father, Carroll Dunham, who is a painter of "overtly sexualised pop art."
Update October 27th: In reaction to the outrage over her video, Lena Dunham found the uproar pretty amusing. "It tickles me to no end that while my twitter feed was blowing up with conservative hate," she wrote in a tweet on Friday October 26th, "I was literally hanging out in a pile of bisexuals." No surprise she was hanging out with bisexuals; no real man would want her.
This hyper-sexualization needs to stop. We've seen it up here in Alaska, with Michelle Scannell using a fellatio reference on Twitter to describe House District 20 opponent Mia Costello's negotiating style. It's about time we all started getting a bit more judgmental -- quit apologizing for our principles, quit fighting with one hand tied behind our backs, and start taking the culture war to the enemy and occupying their turf for a change. We're going to have to risk pissing people off -- lots of people, since many know nothing different when it comes to culture. The choice is simple -- will we slink off to the great and spacious building with the losers, or hold on to the iron rod with the winners?
Comments appended to various sources indicate Dunham's effort crashed and burned. Even some 20-somethings expressed disgust. Some examples (after the jump):
conservativemama October 25th 10:24 PM (C4P):
As I wrote over at Breitbart, my 22 year old daughter watched this, rolled her eyes in disgust and walked away.
Let me say that my daughter is a recent graduate of an exceedingly liberal private college in Massachusetts. I cannot emphasize enough how liberal that school is, but let me add that she entered a conservative and remained a conservative. And truly, she loved her school and it was a good fit. She enjoys an intellectual challenge.
And let me say that those young women represented by Ms. Dunham are not that happy. And for all their freedom when it comes to sex, they so want to be cared for, loved, respected, and committed to one man. Sadly, many of them have been raised by liberal parents, no real values or boundaries and so they're lost in the world of male-female relationships. It's as if no one taught them how to value themselves and then sent them out in the world with no guidance at all. I heard many stories about these girls over the last 4 years. Sad.
Teach your girls to value themselves. If they know their worth, they will demand a man who deserves all that they have to give.
At least, that's what's happened in my house. So far. 2 more girls to finish raising.
Hefmier October 26th 12:44 AM (C4P):
She might as well have used the analogy of bending over and grabbing her ankles, as that is what she is really doing.
Mongoose34 | 3 hours ago (EW):
Having class and holding your self with the respect and decency of the POTUS are different issues. The shock in this ad is that Obama demeans women's votes to their vaginas as if their thought on the economy, 12% unemployment for women, and our ridiculous foreign policies are not things they should consider... Just their sexuality and body parts. I have daughters too and I am sickened at this insinuation and thought he would stoop this low. Lost my vote.
JanieG | 3 hours ago (EW):
This Obama campaign ad is degrading to women. Let's get the young female vote by telling them to vote and relate it to a sexual experience.... think of Obama, doing it the first time.
Well, we see how the Obama/campaign look at women... just a piece of a$$. Wow. Let's don't talk to young female voters with an intelligent message... let's talk to them like they're horney females. And if they are horney females, they will fall for the message that Obama is looking out for them with abortion rights and paid for birth control. Now get out there and go screw the world! Gee, thanks Mr. President.