So Girls star Lena Dunham features in a new web ad for the Obama campaign that seems less about encouraging young women to vote Democratic than to provoke a Republican pundits into admitting that they are afraid of vaginas. Excellent strategy.
There’s an expected reaction to this bit of innuendo—Dunham is talking about your “first time” at the ballot box as though it were losing your virginity, har har—and it’s to foam at the mouth like Kathryn Jean Lopez or Ben Shapiro about why you aren’t entitled to birth control and should shut your slutty mouth.
But there’s something even more fun than usual about this outrage cycle, and it’s that the GOP base whose ire is supposed to be stirred up by all this has no idea who Lena Dunham is or why they should care. Check out how The Blaze struggled mightily to make the video clip relevant for their readers:
The Obama campaign on Thursday released an ad titled “Lena Dunham: Your First Time.”
First: Who? Second: What?
If you’re unfamiliar with the name Lena Dunham, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone (we had to look it up too). Apparently, she’s an up-and-coming actress and the creator of an HBO show called “Girls” (yeah, we’ve never heard of it either).
Never heard of Girls or Lena Dunham, eh? I THINK THE BLOGGER DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH. But hey, any day two weeks out from the election that we’re arguing about women’s sexual freedom in this country and not Benghazi is a win for the good guys. Which, though these bait-taking psychos never paused to think about it, was exactly the point.
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