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Right Wing Pitches Fit Over "Girls" Star Lena Dunham's Funny Obama Ad

Dunham's ad contains mild innuendo. Cue GOP freakout in 3, 2, 1...
 
 
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A tame but amusing Obama ad featuring "Girls" star Lena Dunham offering some mildly innuendo-laden commentary about making one's "first time" voting memorable and being sure it's with the right man has unsurprisingly caused the moral scolds on the Right Wing to go apoplectic because... Sex!

At the New Civil Rights movement, bloggers grabbed a screencap of conservatives on Twitter immediately crying out in shock and horror, calling it the "height of vulgarity." Seriously. Eric Erickson even cited the ad as evidence that we live in a "fallen and depraved world destined for the fire."

Okay then.

But the Right Wing is also upset because... Vladimir Putin! Yes, you see a n ad for Putin once used a similar joke. Maybe this revelation is an incredibly damning moment for the Obama campaign, or actually not. Perhaps the similarity in ads arises because, Dunham's charming delivery aside, the "first time" joke is an incredibly obvious joke to make--at least for those of us who are "destined for the fire" anyway.

Watch below:

The dueling reactions over the Dunham ad are indicative of a deeper cultural divide between the two sets of voters and their representatives in the media. Obama appeals to young, culturally relevant artists with tattoos and senses of humor.

His opponents, meanwhile, can't see straight when presented with sexual suggestiveness of any kind whatsoever. At least this offers us reason to be heartened for the future. 

Sarah Seltzer is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published at the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel and the Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmseltzer and find her work at sarahmseltzer.com.

 
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