Lena Dunham's 'First Time' Obama Ad Causes a Fuss

Conservatives outraged over new video

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 26, 2012 7:11 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Lena Dunham released an ad for the Obama campaign yesterday, and it's about as titillating as you'd expect from the creator of HBO's Girls: In it, she talks quite a bit about her first time … voting, of course. "Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody," she says. "You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with … someone who really cares about and understands women, whether you get health insurance, and specifically whether you get birth control." She goes on to mention the Lilly Ledbetter Act, gay marriage, and getting the troops out of Iraq before revealing that her first time … was with Obama.

Conservatives, of course, are not amused.

  • "Talk about desperation," says the Right Scoop, which notes that Vladimir Putin ran a similar ad. "They’ve finally sunken to a new low trying to get the youth vote by comparing voting for the first time to having sex for the first time."
  • "How could a president with two young, blossoming daughters release an ad as disgusting as this," tweets Breitbart News Editor-at-Large John Nolte.
  • On Breitbart.com, Ben Shapiro agrees with his colleague, calling the ad "astoundingly tasteless" and noting that Obama understands women "so well that he exploits them for insane commercials comparing losing your virginity with voting." He also mentions the first daughters, and writes, "This is what Obama thinks of your daughters."
  • "First he asked for your wedding gifts, then your yard sales, and now he has asked for your daughters," writes Breeanne Howe on Red State. And, yes, she mentions Sasha and Malia, too: "This is an adult man, with two young daughters, who should know better."

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