Skip to comments.Obama and the politics of contempt
Posted on 11/03/2012 2:18:55 PM PDT by combat_boots
"Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy."
So begins the now famous official Barack Obama for President campaign ad that was released last week. The ad depicts a young woman named Lena Dunham, who is apparently a celebrity among Americans in their teens and 20s.
After that opening line, Ms. Dunham continues on for another minute and a half discussing how having sex for the first time and voting for Barack Obama for president are really the same thing, and how young women don't want to be accused of either being virgins or of having passed up on their chance to cast their votes for Obama next Tuesday.
I've never been particularly interested in so-called "women's issues." It never seemed to me that any party or politician was particularly good or bad for me due to the way they thought of women. That all changed with the Dunham ad for Obama.
With this ad, Obama convinced me he is a misogynist.
The Obama campaign's use of a double entendre to compare sex - the most personal, intimate act we engage in as human beings, with voting - the most public act we engage in as human beings - is a scandal.
It is demeaning and contemptuous of women. It reduces us to sexual objects. When called on to vote, as far as Obama is concerned, as slaves to our passions, we make our decisions not based on our capacity for rational choice. Rather we choose our leaders solely on the basis of our sexual desires.
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Hopefully all the “voters” potentially swayed by this trashy ad realize that their “first time” would not be a dream date, but an electage-a-trois with grinning Joe Biden.
I was convinced of that long ago, and also that BO's supporters were misogynists as well.
For both men AND women, the part of the brain that is needed for discernment does not fully develop until our mid-twenties.
We did not know that when we instituted the 18-year-old vote. But now that we do know it, we see that the 18-year-old vote is a mistake.
It is not women specifically—but young men and women under 21-25—who might chose a candidate based on their sexual desires, the candidate’s “rock-star” qualities, etc. That is exactly what happened in 2008 with obama!!!!
Moreover, there is no shame in being a virgin, and waiting until marriage.
Interestingly, this was the same line used by the Sandinistas in their first open election (they lost).
I’ve read some things about homosexuals, but I didn’t know they were misoginists.