And, his advertisements are even more insulting. C.J. Box at Ricochet discovers an Obama ad by Lena Dunham of GIRLS fame , which equates a young womans first time voting for a presidential candidate with her first time having, well, you know what. Dont you want your first time to be with . . . (gush!) . . . Barack Obama ? It seriously says just that.
Oh, its charming and ironic and knowing and all the things, dear young thing, that Obamas handlers think youre shallow enough to be tickled and pacified by.
As for Dunham, we already knew she has no shame regarding the public display and discussion of things sexual, but I had been led to believe there was some intelligence behind it, led to believe she had some sort of artists integrity. I think I might have about as much respect for a girl who signed a ridiculous S+M play-acting dominance contract with some guy, which Im told happens in GIRLS, as for a writer who agreed to lend her literary cache, such as it is, to this sort of ugly (yet ironic! ironic! ) complacency. You insult all young Americans and you subject them to the demeaning of the office, for the sake of . . . what? Talk about degradation. My desire to ever watch GIRLS just went down several notches.
And as for our President Barack Obama who approved of this message and wheedled gobs of cash out of well-meaning decent Americans to pay for it, well, nothing surprises me anymore.
Someone shoot me if I ever vote for a Republican this rhetorically loathsome.