DOOM ANTIDOTE: Massive Blowback and Backfire to Obama’s Lena Dunham Ad. “Just like the Fonz, Obama went from Mr. Popular to Jumping the Shark”.
Yesterday, “The Tamminator” posted the pro-Obama Lena Dunham ad “Your First Time” (see above) and I commented at the time that I thought it was disgusting; immediately I assumed it was either a parody or an unsanctioned ad made by an amateur Obama supporter. I’d never heard of Lena Dunham before and actually thought it was Sandra Fluke in the video. I was stunned to learn this was an OFFICIAL OBAMA CAMPAIGN ad that’s actually hosted on the official Obama YouTube channel.
I’ve been telling you for a while that the very best way to tell what regular voters think in this election is to not pay any attention to political sites on either side of the aisle and to instead monitor entertainment websites (since the general public is not spending time where WE would normally go every day…but they are logging a lot of hours on EW.com or People.com). Check out the comments being left on this article about the Lena Dunham ad that was posted over at Entertainment Weekly’s website.
* UPDATE: Checkout the parody that Steven Crowder did of this. It was so ripe for parody, and echoes a lot of what people are saying about the ad on EW.com *
Man alive, this has really blown up in the Obama campaign’s face because this ad has caused a virulent, negative reaction amongst people who are generally very pro-Obama at EW.com. Here’s just a sampling of what they’re saying:
This ad makes me very uncomfortable.Bad judgment by the Obama campaign. I don’t want a President who jokes about being “eye candy” for the women on the View, or who stoops to calling Romney a b***s****er to a Rolling Stone reporter so he can appear to be cool.Just ugh.
Quite possibly the creepiest Presidential ad I’ve ever seen. I thought it was a joke, or maybe created by a weird supporter, until I saw his logo at the end. I can’t believe the President actually put out something so undignified as that. Wow.
What is it with the Obama campaign constantly sexualizing women?? I’d like to think there’s more to me than my reproductive system, thanks very much!
This is one of the most stupid ads I have ever seen. The Obama campaign truly is patronizing and belittling women. Don’t they realize it will back fire because so many of us are sick and tired of people telling us what to do and how to think. Who is running that campaign anyway?
This Obama campaign ad is degrading to women. Let’s get the young female vote by telling them to vote and relate it to a sexual experience…. think of Obama, doing it the first time.
Well, we see how the Obama/campaign look at women… just a piece of a$$. Wow. Let’s don’t talk to young female voters with an intelligent message… let’s talk to them like they’re horney females. And if they are horney females, they will fall for the message that Obama is looking out for them with abortion rights and paid for birth control. Now get out there and go screw the world! Gee, thanks Mr. President.
As in everything Lena Dunham she wants you to ignore her utter hypocrisy in clearly being too lazy to vote the first time she could have in 2004.
Typical Lena Dunham. Lazy. Not bother to do with you should. Demand other people do it. Sexualize yourself. Act like a bratty little girl. Produce a bad result in your field (i.e. television show, now commercial). Scream sexism. Then wait for the press to cover it and start crowing about how that shows everyone loves you.
When will she just go away already? And when will Hollywood and the entire press stop spinning for her? Seriously who does she know and who is bribing who to keep this charade up?
He’s pandering to youth for votes. Gross. Twenty and under will find this “cute” and it just goes to show how our society is being flushed down the toilet with all this “me-ism” and “ultra” feminism mentality. It’s sad to watch young women fall for it. I’m 36 and I know the young girls who will fall for this crap. America cried feminism in the 60’s and men stopped opening doors for us. Chivalry is all but dead. Wake up women. This is an insult.
Just like the fonz Obama has gone from mr. popular to jumping the shark. This is the moment that it happened, mark it down boys and girls.
If you don’t spend a lot of time on EW.com I think you need to know that the average age of a commenter there is between 18-25 or so. There aren’t a lot of people on those boards who are over 30…and fewer still over 35. I would bet that People.com has a slightly older crowd (maybe 40-50 year olds). EW.com is mostly a site for kids in college and in their first jobs post-graduation. For the last four years, the place was intensely pro-Obama until about June or July of this year when I noticed a marked change. Nothing bad about Obama at first, but the most rabid defenders and verbose Obama apologists or praisers started disappearing.
Then, around the time that the “You Didn’t Build That” comment happened, I noticed more people actually criticizing Obama and mocking what he’d said about small businesses. Few chimed in to shout down the critics, which is night and day from what used to happen in the past. Criticizing Obama would not have been allowed two years ago. Four years ago your comment would have been scrubbed by moderators. But this summer, people started being able to openly mock Obama without consequences.
After the Denver debate, the Obama supporters completely disappeared and have not been back.
But pay attention to that last comment up there, the one made by “Jeff Postman” where he said that this Lena Dunham commercial was the moment that Obama officially jumped the shark; I think he’s right.
For those who don’t get the reference, “Jumping the shark” is an idiom related to the show Happy Days…and specifically an episode in one of the later seasons where Henry Winkler’s character ‘The Fonz” went to California and entered a water skiing competition…in which he had to jump over an aquatic pen with a large shark in it. It was a two-part, cliffhanging episode that cut-off right as Fonzie was hurtling through the air, leaving the audience to gasp for breath and wonder if he’d be okay. At the time the show aired, people of course loved it and were excited to see if Fonzie would survive his encounter with Jaws.
Many years later, “jumping the shark” became one of the very first Internet memes when a TV writer used the idiom to describe the moment that a previously good show went bad and started to seem ridiculous to even its biggest fans. A more modern version that you sometimes hear is “nuke the fridge”, which is a reference to the last Indiana Jones movie in which Harrison Ford climbs into a Frigidaire to survive an atomic bomb test.
Note that the Obama supporters over at EW.com believe that his campaign “jumped the shark” with this “Your First Time” ad. This is a very big deal.
I also find it fascinating that the female EW.com commenters are horrified by how Democrats keep reducing women to walking vaginas and sex addicts. Very few people who comment on this site are conservative, so if the remarks being left on this Lena Dunham article are indicative in any way of how the Obama target demographic is responding to this ad…then this thing is going to one day be studied in political science classes as perhaps the biggest misfire of all time.
Women are literally running away from Obama in disgust over this ad. To motivate the base to vote, Democrats thought the only card they had left to play was to reduce women to sex-crazed vagina monsters and scare them with lies about Romney/Ryan wanting to take away their ability to kill any babies that might be growing in their wombs after all the sex they were having with strangers. This ad was meant to appeal to young women who love sex and hate babies and who were delighted by the celebration of killing little babies that Democrats hosted in Denver back in September.
This was all Democrats had left…and it blew up in their faces.
It’s truly stunning.
I’m marking 10/26/2012 as one of the big moments in this campaign because of the Lena Dunham ad’s blowback against Barack Obama and I think I’ll officially say that, yes, this was the day that Obama jumped the shark and lost his cool to almost all the 2008 Obama voters.
I think Romney won the election on 10/3/2012 at the debate in Denver; in my opinion, he was always going to win but he just had to prove himself to voters and show that everything the Obama camp had been saying about him were lies. He did that, and I think he became the 45th president in all but the formalities at that point.
I think before that the Democrat convention in late September alienated a lot of people…with the screaming, the yelling, all the Spanish-speaking, and the endless stream of women depicted as sex-crazed vagina monsters who’d take to the stage to celebrate killing their babies. I’m still so horrified by this because when I was growing up having an abortion was something a woman was ashamed to do…and only did in the most rare and extremely upsetting of circumstances. Killing a baby was a serious thing, and it was not done for fun or just because a woman could do that and no one had any ability to stop her. I’ve had two friends in life who had abortions (back in the 90s) and both of them, to this day, think they made the right decision (one was a medical reason and the other was because of a rape) but still carry that “What if?” in their hearts and souls wondering if it would have been better to carry the child and give it up for adoption (in the case of the rape survivor at least). I’m ashamed of the Democrat Party for attempting to paint killing babies as “no big deal” or even a rite of passage for a modern woman. These people are sick and evil…and I think Democrats will eventually see that the Charlotte convention permanently estranged many people from the party who do not approve of this new attitude towards abortion as “something fun to do” or an acceptable form of birth control.
In July, of course, Obama said his infamous “You didn’t build that, somebody else made it happen” garbage.
Oddly enough, I don’t think Americans have really reacted much to the Benghazi terrorist attack…but I do think whatever advantage Obama may have had from being the president when Osama bin Laden was killed was wiped away by Benghazi. People know there’s a coverup of some kind, and they know that Obama is not telling the truth, but the general public is not inclined to know the details. They do see, I think, that incompetence is involved. I’ve read on EW.com before when someone mentioned “Well, he killed Osama!” and someone else will add something to the effect of “Yah, and then he let our ambassador get killed in Libya”. So it’s a wash for Democrats.
None of the attacks on Mitt Romney have worked because villainizing him for being rich is asinine political strategy in a country where everyone wants to be rich…and people don’t much like seeing rich people persecuted because they don’t want that to happen to them one day when they win the lottery or become big movie stars (or insert their own version of the American dream). Romney and Ryan come off as nice men…and HOT too. They are easily the best looking presidential ticket I’ve ever seen…and even gay guys I know on Facebook who’ve been taught to hate Republicans have been forced to admit that, yes, they’re two good-looking guys. They are hard to demonize because they’re not just good looking, but they are actually good guys in their hearts too. We are lucky to have them as the next President and Veep.
The mocking of Mormons didn’t happen…which I think is in part because if Democrats would have started that then there’d have been a full expose on Jeremiah Wright and the Trinity United Church…so I think religion was a truce between the campaigns. I love how every attack on Mitt over his taxes or investments or this latest Gloria Allred nonsense with the Staples’ founder’s divorce sank like lead balloons.
Democrats really had nothing that worked…and there’s no time left to try something new.
All the Left can do is pump out rigged polls and claim that “Ohio is too close to call!” so that conservatives cower in fear and are crippled by anxiety instead of finishing strong and doing everything they can to make this the biggest defeat that Democrats have ever suffered in history.
Seriously…just LOOK at the comments being left on YouTube for that Lena Dunham video. READ THEM. This is the official Obama YouTube Channel and those comments are being allowed to remain there…and most of them say that this video has creeped them out and that they won’t be voting for Obama because of it. And his own staff is not removing those comments from the Obama channel…or closing down comments so no one can leave more.
This really reminds me of the last days of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, when he was giving orders to units that didn’t exist anymore but his propaganda minister, Baghdad Bob, kept going on the air to pretend that no American troops were anywhere nearby and that Iraq would be victorious in battle always.
Folks, this is what Chris Matthews is like at this point.
This is Rachel Maddow right now.
This is everyone like Allahpundit, Erick Erikson, or Ben Shapiro who you see on conservative sites writing things like “Romney might still win!” or “The unions are going to give Ohio to Obama!” or whatever these Tokyo Roses are going on about today, based on rigged polls that the Ministry of Truth has given them (and then they stupidly accept that propaganda as fact and scare the stuffing out of people by writing more of that Eeyore or fear porn garbage these three have become famous for in the last month). Fear porn drives a lot of traffic to their sites…so that’s why the three of them engage in this. It’s just a shame that a lot of good people are subjected to emotional terrorism because HotAir, RedState, and — sadly– even Breitbart are pulling this crap.
I swear to you: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are going to win…but it’s just a matter of determining how BIG a win it will be. I think it will be by a margin of at least 70-80 EVs but I dream about it being much, much higher. “Catastrophe for Democrats” higher.
They have Romney winning the election with 54% and a total of 359 EVs to just 179 for Obama. I think we can honestly make it this big of a win if we keep working hard. If you follow the link to Unskewed you’ll see that it has some heart-stopping shockers for Democrats, with Obama losing Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Mexico…and coming damn close to losing Maine, Washington, and New Jersey.
The only states really safe for Democrats are California, New York, and Illinois. Everything else is dangerously close to slipping away from Obama as well.
THIS is what Election Night is going to look like for Democrats, folks:
I wish I could find a clip of what happens next…because people are running around the Death Star screaming, on fire, and the ceiling’s falling apart and robots are beeping and whirling to get out of the way. That’s totally going to be happening at the DNC Headquarters…here in Chicago at the Obama campaign’s HQ…in the White House…and in the studios of MSNBC and CNN. The New York Times newsroom will look like this. The assemblage of Obama supporters at McCormick Place in Chicago will look like this. It is going to be a destructive and well-deserved nightmare for all of these people.
I am going to love every minute of it.
That’s why I want to work hard between now and November 6th so that a scenario like that described at Unskewed polls really does happen…the absolute worst-case-scenario for Obama and the Left…a complete and total meltdown and annihilation coast to coast where these lunatics even lose Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Michigan and come damn close to losing Oregon, Washington, and New Jersey too.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TODAY TO HELP MAKE THAT DREAM A REALITY?
This is an Open Thread (but no less than ten people will still leave comments saying “I don’t see an open thread today”) so please add anything important and interesting that you see out there online today.
Honestly, it would be a huge favor to all of us if you could leave a comment today telling us how you think YOUR state will vote and what YOUR friends and neighbors are telling you on the ground where you live. There’s never any word limit here because I personally can’t stand that a lot of people today want everything to be 140 characters. I love hearing people’s personal stories and knowing what’s happening in their communities wherever they are.
I especially want to hear from people in the following states:
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that UnskewedPolls thinks that Romney’s going to win PA, MI, MN, and OR (and come really close in Maine). That’s going to take a little bit of time to soak in for me. This is uncharted territory for a Republican. Could it really happen?
I will tell you that Romney will definitely win Ohio, and I think it will be a Romney 54% to Obama 46% win…not even close. With that Romney wins the presidency.
But winning those other ones above would completely obliterate the Left. There would be no way for them to cling to power in the aftermath of such a colossal loss. THAT is the kind of win I want to see.
Can anyone shed any light on if this will be happening?
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