Can Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” do anything without enraging half the population?
Dunham cut an ad for the Obama campaign that was uploaded to YouTube Thursday in which she cheekily discusses her “first time” (voting for Obama, that is — get it?) and encourages young women to vote for the president because of his support for women’s rights.
Your first time “shouldn’t be with just anybody,” Dunham says in the ad, adding it should be with “someone who really cares about and understands women.”
Many Republicans, to say the least, are not fans of Dunham’s controversial brand of humour.
Erick Erickson, a CNN contributor and editor-in-chief of Redstate.com, went off on a long Twitter rant about the ad Thursday.
If you need any further proof we live in a fallen world destined for hell fire, consider the number of people who have no problem with the President of the United States, via a campaign ad, ridiculing virgins and comparing sex to voting,” he later added on Redstate.com.
Ben Shapiro of Big Government was particularly incensed with the video, wondering how Obama could approve the commercial while being a father of two young daughters.
“So she chose to do it for the first time with Barack Obama, since he ‘cares about and understands women.’ In fact, he understands them so well that he exploits them for insane commercials comparing losing your virginity with voting,” he wrote.
“Obama has young daughters. But that didn’t stop him from releasing this commercial. Because this is what Obama thinks of your daughters.”
Conservative radio host Monica Crowley sounded a similar note, calling the ad “depraved” on Twitter.
The deputy chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, Kelly Fenton, tweeted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a similar ad and, therefore, he and Obama shared the same advisor — Satan.
The tweet appears to have since been deleted.
Obama long held a strong lead over Mitt Romney among women, but that lead appears to have vanished in recent days, according to a new poll.
However, that poll was taken before the latest GOP “rape” comment controversy, as a Romney-endorsed candidate said pregnancies that result from rape are “something God intended.”
Slate magazine suggested the Obama campaign could be trolling with the new Dunham ad to incite Republicans into working themselves in a lather and saying something stupid.
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What's worse than the Obama as is that some people really like it. We do live in a fallen, depraved world destined for the fire. Erick Erickson
Obama puts out ad comparing voting for him to losing ur virginity. His problem is many treat 2008 as 1 night stand they'd prefer 2 forget. Erick Erickson