Sunday, September 21, 2014

Barack Obama Was Never Your Boyfriend

But conservative money groups sure seem to think he is.  Or was.  Now they think women (particularly white women) are so over him and his "friends".  That's the subject of this creepy ad now playing in North Carolina.

"In 2008, I fell in love. His online profile made him seem so perfect. Smart, handsome, charming, articulate," the actress begins. Then things take a turn for the creepy: "He's on my emails and text messages, spying on me." The actress adds, "He thinks the only thing I care about is free birth control, but he won't even let me keep my own doctor."

So naturally she's going to vote for the folks that won't even let her control her own uterus.  Makes perfect sense.

At the conclusion of the ad, the actress says, "I know I'm stuck with Barack for two more years. I get that. But I'm not stuck with his friends." So far, the ad is reportedly airing in North Carolina, where Democratic Senator Kay Hagan is facing a tough reelection fight. 
The ad was made by political consultant Rick Wilson and paid for by a group called Americans for Shared Prosperity, which is headed by wealthy California businessman John Jordan. Politico's Maggie Haberman interviewed Jordan recently, and he said that his goal was "to communicate with women voters in a way that outside groups and campaigns haven't." He added, "The purpose of this is to treat women voters more like adults."

Because adults need to construct teen fantasies that the President is their boyfriend, and that they have to "break up" with him over Obamacare.  Oh, and the part where the adult conversation is that he's "spying on me and ignoring real threats" like he's an obsessive stalker with a foreign policy fetish.

Yes, that's certainly treating women voters like adults.  Besides, the not-so-subtle subtext screams, white women never really liked Barack Obama anyway, because he's dangerous (like all us black men are.)  Time to come back home to where you belong, where you'll be safe from black people, with the GOP, because FEAR FEAR SCARY FEAR FEAR BLACK FEAR.

But hey, the white woman/black man fear card works and has for centuries.


rikyrah said...

He is not your Boyfriend.


PrettyFootWoman said...

on point

MsKitty said...

I remember seeing ads for Romney like this in 2012 and remember thinking gee, playing on those Mandingo fantasies much? All that was missing was footage of Lillian Gish running to her death to escape the scary black man.

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