Attention, ladies: Obama wants to be your ‘first’ (with video)

An intellectually honest feminist would be horrified by this sexualization of women’s suffrage, the reduction of young women to Harlequin Romance voters finding the right man** to give themselves to. Are there any such feminists left?

It’s funny: Democrats tell women to “vote like your lady parts depend on it” — or at least they used to. You had the Code Pink protesters who, at the GOP convention in Tampa, actually got dressed up like vaginas. Now this. I try not to play the “what if Republicans did it” card too often, but seriously: Can you imagine the outrage on the left if the Romney campaign put out an ad like this?

At what point do women decide to turn away from such patronizing, superficial pandering?

Oh, right. Many of them already have.

**Note that this ad pretty much implies women should only vote for male candidates. Or that only a lesbian would vote for a female candidate. Or something. Honestly, this is such an amazing example of sophomoric pandering I’d like to believe they simply didn’t think through it that far. But hey, Democrats can get away with it because, WAR ON WOMEN! Also, Obama evolved on gay marriage. Or something.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:15 am

JDW

October 26th, 2012
11:17 am

@Kyle…”Can you imagine the outrage on the left if the Romney campaign put out an ad like this?”

Yes there would be outrage…mainly because if Romney put out an ad like this he would be lying once again. He is opposed to everything she said.

BTW…this ad is a great example of why Repugs are losing women, minorities and younger voters…they just don’t get it.

xxx

October 26th, 2012
11:18 am

Desperation is a stinky cologne.

Mr. Holmes

October 26th, 2012
11:18 am

Incredible, the nerve of these Democrats. Trying to appeal to young women by speaking to them in their own voice about the issues they’re most likely to care about. OH THE HORROR!!!

Please. If this gives you the vapors, Kyle, I’m amazed you’re able to cover politics without lapsing into catatonic shock.

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:18 am

Not even that original:

Obama camp mimics Putin, asks voters for political virginity

“President Obama’s campaign is targeting young voters with a double-entendre-laden YouTube ad — an ad that faintly imitates one Vladimir Putin used to appeal to the young to win his presidential election earlier this year.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2511779#.UIqpc2_neCg

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:20 am

Seems there are quite a few people who wish they could have aborted their vote for Obama 4 years ago….

Real Athens

October 26th, 2012
11:22 am

Kyle. That is the biggest reach I’ve ever seen you make. C’mon. The comical banjo riff starts less than 15 seconds into the video.You know as well as I do the precocious words are what Lee Wenthe would call “a grab”. That’s advertising.

Come spend some time at your alma mater, you are so seriously out of touch with young people today.

“I try not to play the “what if Republicans did it” card too often” Then don’t.

You’re becoming a “grey-faced old man” because you want to win so desperately. Don’t worry. Romney will carry Georgia, all because of you.

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:22 am

“BTW…this ad is a great example of why Repugs are losing women, ”

Obviously didn’t read the one link in the post:

AP poll: Romney erases Obama advantage among women

Tiberius - pulling the tail of the left AND right when needed

October 26th, 2012
11:23 am

“BTW…this ad is a great example of why Repugs are losing women, minorities and younger voters”

Yeah, ’cause incredibly shallow and stupid people like the ones Dems pander to don’t recognize intelligent and principled people the GOP have running for President and Vice-President.

Just wow . . .

I haven’t seen a vapid ad like this since, well . . . forever.

JDW

October 26th, 2012
11:24 am

@Stephenson Billings…”AP poll: Romney erases Obama advantage among women”

Assuming one does not believe, as I do that poll is an outlier. What it tells us is people with a landline that want to take the call feel that way…maybe.

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:24 am

On meeting Obama: “Could not look me in the eye … like shaking hands with a dead fish.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/father-slain-seal-who-made-decision-not-save-my-son_657782.html

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

October 26th, 2012
11:25 am

The ad is an Obamanation. Sounds like the women have fallen for a lounge lizard.

JDW

October 26th, 2012
11:25 am

@Tiberius…”I haven’t seen a vapid ad like this since, well . . . forever.”

See the last point…it applies to you…

MANGLER

October 26th, 2012
11:25 am

The Romney version of the ad would have to continue on adding that the love child (President) created by the impregnation of the first time vote must be carried through to birth because it was Gods will, that any woman who didn’t want to vote Republican has a natural system to prevent it, and that once the President came into this world, they would be left to their own binders to support it.

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:26 am

“Yeah, ’cause incredibly shallow and stupid people like the ones Dems pander to don’t recognize intelligent and principled people the GOP have running for President and Vice-President”

Well I have heard they are going after the moron vote….

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

October 26th, 2012
11:27 am

When you look to Vlad Putin for inspiration, you are already too far down the rat hole.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 26th, 2012
11:27 am

The Cons are still struggling with what rape is.

Maybe by 2016 they will be able to understand what “reproductive rights” actually means.

Mr. Holmes

October 26th, 2012
11:28 am

Well I have heard they are going after the moron vote….

I guess they’re really bugging the heck out of you, then. Sorry for all the calls!

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:30 am

I’m curious as to why they used a woman in the ad. Why not a guy? ;)

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 26th, 2012
11:31 am

why Repugs are losing women, minorities and younger voters”….Yeah, ’cause incredibly shallow and stupid people like the ones Dems pander to

LOL, this is what you think of women, minorities, and the younger voters. This just went right over Tiberius’ head.

swooosh

Tiberius - pulling the tail of the left AND right when needed

October 26th, 2012
11:31 am

“Instead of a guy . . . when he’s not out signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act”

Someone might wish to point out to this airhead that you can’t sign an Act of Congress unless you actually are President.

Oh, and from Wiki: “Her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter of “overtly sexualised pop art”, and her mother, Laurie Simmons, is a photographer and designer who creates “disquieting domestic tableaux” with dolls.”

Is there any wonder this nitwit is screwed up politically?

Tiberius - pulling the tail of the left AND right when needed

October 26th, 2012
11:34 am

“Assuming one does not believe, as I do that poll is an outlier.”

Note how every poll that JDW and his leftist buddies don’t agree with is an outlier.

Kyle Wingfield

October 26th, 2012
11:34 am

Real Athens: I’ll grant you that younger women might watch this, laugh, and go vote for Obama. Or maybe just do the first two things. But while younger women might be the target audience, they won’t be the only ones to see it — or anywhere close to a substantial portion of the women voting this year. How are those women going to view it?

Tiberius - pulling the tail of the left AND right when needed

October 26th, 2012
11:35 am

“LOL, this is what you think of women, minorities, and the younger voters. ”

No, Finn. Shallow and stupid people are not limited to those groups. They just reside more often on the left.

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:37 am

Guess it’s not only men who think with the wrong parts of their body….

After reader backlash, CNN axes article about how hormones affect women’s votes

“Following a firestorm of negative feedback, CNN hastily deleted from its website late Wednesday virtually all mention of a study about the effect hormones have on women’s political preferences.”

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/25/after-reader-backlash-cnn-axes-article-about-how-hormones-affect-womens-votes/

Mr. Holmes

October 26th, 2012
11:42 am

But while younger women might be the target audience, they won’t be the only ones to see it — or anywhere close to a substantial portion of the women voting this year. How are those women going to view it?

My answer: Nowhere near as scandalously as the straight white men reaching for the smelling salts over an ad that treats female sexuality with the same matter-of-fact, everyday acceptance that male sexuality has enjoyed for millennia. I used to scoff, but I’m starting to think conservative men really are absolutely terrified by an uninhibited female va-jay-jay.

DawgDad

October 26th, 2012
11:42 am

It’s very instructive to see the apologists for this trash and the party/movement behind it attempt to cast the rest of us adults as out of touch or not understanding young people or women or whatever. We understand PERFECTLY, and that is precisely why we do not want your ilk running our country, health care, or anything else influencing our lives. Understood?

Scooter

October 26th, 2012
11:43 am

Obama sold his “lip service” gullible people after changing nothing in Chicago politics, in fact he used gutter politics to win elections there. The White Housre now pursues the youth by demontrating childishness like t-shirts that say “Health Care Reform is a BFD”, that guy is bullsh****r. The office of President has been reduced of its class and stature and I’ve hated to watch that hapen to the highest office in the land.

As to feminist today… too many think intelligence and power is about knowing how to leverage the power of their kitty cats.

mike

October 26th, 2012
11:43 am

I, for one, will be SO GLAD when tatoos go out of style.

Now this:

“What’s obvious now is that the United States is on track to become the world’s largest producer of oil.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-25/coming-u-s-oil-gusher-makes-keystone-xl-less-important.html

What was that about drill here, drill now?

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

October 26th, 2012
11:44 am

I think this ad is a clear indication why Barry is not going to get the usual Democrat level of women voters. This low class appeal to women has to anger and infuriate any mature rational thinking woman. I guess he has totally given up on married women, as no mother would want her 8 year old daughter to view this.

More desperation from Obama, trying to find something that works. Did he give up on binders full of women, Romney’s tax returns, you didn’t build that, Forward, Fair Share, putting y’all back in chains, and we ain’t going back? Guess those didn’t work, what is next, time is running out.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 26th, 2012
11:47 am

Tiberius - pulling the tail of the left AND right when needed

October 26th, 2012
11:47 am

Note how mike is so desperate to distance himself from this ad.

The Anti-Wooten

October 26th, 2012
11:49 am

I’m honestly confounded as to why any woman would vote for Team Rape.

Real Athens

October 26th, 2012
11:50 am

Kyle:

“… they won’t be the only ones to see it — or anywhere close to a substantial portion of the women voting this year. How are those women going to view it?”

Here’s an idea: What don’t you let them decide for themselves, instead of telling them how to feel?

mike

October 26th, 2012
11:50 am

Tiberius: nothing to say, so attack other posters.

Really?

October 26th, 2012
11:51 am

Really Kyle? You take umbrage with this video instead of the GOP mission to legitimize rape? Your weak line of attack here represents what you already know. You are desperate because you know the election is over. Cite all the polls you wish. It doesn’t matter. Minorities usually aren’t accurately accounted for in any poll. Especially ESOL voters. Add to that the under 30 vote.

Tiberius - pulling the tail of the left AND right when needed

October 26th, 2012
11:51 am

“Tiberius: nothing to say, so attack other posters.”

Apparently, you don’t read previous posts, mikey . . . :roll:

MrLiberty

October 26th, 2012
11:53 am

That will be a screwing you will never forget. Ask the constitution, the bill of rights, and the Magna Carta how they felt after Obama got through with them – abandoned, neglected, and shamed. Same as with Bush.

But then Romney will likely treat them the same as he is just like Obama – a puppet of the ruling elite.

mike

October 26th, 2012
11:54 am

BTW, women, if you find that you have been raped or are being raped, here is a great chart that will help you. Brought to you by your favorite local Republican.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/24/1149395/-GOP-Rape-Advisory-Chart-h-t-to-connecticutie

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:55 am

“10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America”

Is Obama on that list?

Well, Rick, let me answer you short term and long term. In the short term, the good news is that there’s going to be a forcing mechanism to deal with what is the central ideological argument in Washington right now, and that is: How much government do we have and how do we pay for it?

“So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent — at least Governor Romney claims that he wants to reduce the deficit — but we’re going to be in a position where I believe in the first six months we are going to solve that big piece of business. ”

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121024/NEWS09/121024003/After-editor-s-blog-President-Obama-releases-transcript-of-Register-interview?Frontpage&nclick_check=1

Mr. Holmes

October 26th, 2012
11:55 am

<i.That will be a screwing you will never forget. Ask the constitution, the bill of rights, and the Magna Carta how they felt after Obama got through with them – abandoned, neglected, and shamed.

Indeed. There are not enough Magna Carta constructionists these days, and far too many women are marrying without royal consent.

Stephenson Billings

October 26th, 2012
11:56 am

“I’m honestly confounded as to why any woman would vote for Team Rape.”

True. I don’t know why any woman voted for Clinton….. :D

Georgia

October 26th, 2012
11:57 am

The prochoice women voters are the Tea Party Bizzarro world counterparts. The issue of abortion is hardly settled. Does a woman have manifest destiny over her own body? What about the body that’s already there? Tough questions, so why don’t we ask the woman voters in both Tea Parties? I mean, whoever heard of a woman voter who held a grudge against the absence of an ammendment? And remember: most woman voters don’t know nuthin bout birthin no baby, no how, and they don’t know why they lied about it earlier sayin they did and all.

DNM

October 26th, 2012
12:00 pm

Now, more than ever the votes of fair minded people are essential, and that vote should be for Obama. So go vote. Vote for justice, accountability, a man who says what he means and does what he says. Vote for what is decent and right for America, all of America. Vote for the man who will stand up for women’s rights, for equal rights, for equal pay, and the chance for a good life for all Americans, not just the wealthy. Vote for the future, for technology and education and a decent world for our children. If you think deeply and unselfishly you will see Obama is not only the better choice, but that he is truly special. You likely won’t see the likes of a statesman of Obama’s caliber again in your lifetime. In their own time most of the great presidents from both parties have been tested by events, and many faced a challenging path to election– Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, Kennedy. Obama will be compared by history to such men. Look at his steady hand in foreign policy. Getting the job done with Bin Laden. Ending wars successfully rather than starting them recklessly. Effective and respected when working with world leaders. Look at his courage in taking the difficult path with healthcare—so badly in need of change. Look at his foresight in moving America towards clean energy, and away from dependency on foreign oil, and environmental damage from fossil fuels. Take the long view, the unselfish view, the righteous and patriotic view. Vote for Obama.

Really?

October 26th, 2012
12:04 pm

Your silence on the Team Rape approach must signal your approval? What are you going to tell your wife or daughter if they are the victim of a rape? “It’s okay, sweetie, this is what God planned for you.” You agree with that line of thinking? Seriously.

Georgia

October 26th, 2012
12:07 pm

The video is targeted at the same voters who Empty Hair targeted.

Taipei Personality

October 26th, 2012
12:08 pm

mike – interesting article…maybe we should change the line to “Refine Here, Refine Now!” :)

Kyle Wingfield

October 26th, 2012
12:08 pm

No, Really? @ 12:04. My “silence” about silly comments such as “Team Rape” doesn’t signal anything of the sort.

resno2

October 26th, 2012
12:09 pm

An uninhibited female va-jay-jay is fine with me, just don’t expect me to pay to help keep it exercised.

Mr. Holmes

October 26th, 2012
12:09 pm

What are you going to tell your wife or daughter if they are the victim of a rape? “It’s okay, sweetie, this is what God planned for you.”

Speaking of this, I can’t help but be amused by Mourdock’s feigned indignation over people correctly interpreting his response as saying the rape itself was God’s will. If the pregnancy was God’s will, then how could the rape NOT have been God’s will? God is omnipotent, yes? Nothing occurs without his prescience and blessing, yes? We may not understand it, but it is nonetheless God’s will.

That’s your faith, man–STAND BY IT. I would have more respect for the GOP if, when confronted with the patent ugliness of some of their social positions, they actually stood behind them instead of trying to weasel their way out most of the time.