"In 2oo8, I fell in love," says an attractive and concerned-looking 30-something lady on a clean white couch. "His online profile made him seem so perfect...I trusted him, but by 2012 our relationship was in trouble, but I stuck with him because he promised he'd be better." Step right up and place your bets: domestic violence PSA or an embarrassing anti Obama ad from a Republican organization?
If you put your money on the GOP, you're right! (Also: you win nothing.) This hapless ad, made by Americans for Shared Prosperity, is the Grand Old Party's latest attempt to win over young, single female voters and — since they can't do it using policy — they're instead trying to tempt us with heaps and heaps of condescension.
"He told me we'd be safe," the woman in the ad says. "Have you looked in the news? He's in my emails and text messages, spying on me, but ignoring real threats...He thinks the only thing I care about is free birth control, but he won't even let me keep my own doctor."
Get it? President Obama is basically a shitty, controlling and abusive boyfriend! What an appropriate and timely comparison.
Of course, there are better ways of tempting young female voters, but they unfortunately include actually giving a shit about domestic violence and abusive behavior rather than simply mocking it. That and all the free birth control that our greedy uteruses desire.