President Obama is taking the phrase “Sex Sells” way too seriously.
The Obama campaign released an ad on Thursday that compared casting a vote for the President to losing your virginity. The ad features Lena Dunham–one of the members of Obama’s celebrity-brigade–of the HBO series “Girls” and is being used to target young, first-time voters.
If the President hasn’t already demoralized America enough by forcing church-based organizations to provide birth control and abortion pills, this pushed him right over the edge.
Not every woman has Sandra Fluke’s values.
As a young, 22-year old voter, I am absolutely appalled with the lack of maturity and leadership of this campaign. Rather than focusing on the pressing issues of this country–the millions of people out of work or our troops being killed overseas–the President is busy demoralizing our country and selling sex to get reelected.
The ad sends a message to young people that pre-marital sex is normal and acceptable. It is not only encouraging young Americans to vote, it is encouraging them to be sexually active. Given the ad is about voting, the double-entendre is extremely obvious.
“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody,” Dunham, 26, says in the ad. “You want to do it with a great guy.”
This type of language should be reserved for private conversations, not publicly by the man running our country.
These types of political tactics sadden me when I look back on the ads and speeches created by some of the greatest leaders in American history. Could you imagine our Founding Father’s, President Kennedy, or President Reagan using language like this?
This type of language is what you find in a fraternity house, not in the White House.
It is unacceptable, immature, and humiliating. President Obama should be privately having these conversations with Malia and Natasha, not publicly. Frankly, I hope the President isn’t sending these messages to his own children, much less to the young voters of this nation.
By Celia Bigelow, Students Against Barack Obama