This from a woman who plays a character in "Girls" who has sex with a not-so-great guy who is abusive and who spins sexual fantasies with younger girls while "in the act" with her. But we're not supposed to confuse the actress who plays a masochist with the edgy writer/star who just earned a $3 million advance for a book to be about ... the real-life loss of her virginity.
From little acorns great oaks do grow. It hasn't been all that long since a young woman at a town hall asked President Clinton whether he wore boxers or briefs. He grinned and answered "usually briefs." Can anyone imagine Harry S. Truman or John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan dignifying the young woman's question with an answer?
Not wanting to be outdone by the younger generation's vulgarity, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore of Moveon.org has created another TV commercial on behalf of the president featuring potty-mouth seniors.
Says 97-year-old "Marie" to the video camera: "And I want the Republican Party to know, if your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this mother------- down."
A World War II veteran raises her raunchy rhetoric. "John," age 85, warns the next generation against Democratic losses: "If you let the Republicans do this to you again, after we die, we are going to look down on you from Heaven and we're going to make a point of watching you have sex, every time. No matter how kinky." (Voyeurism in heaven. Who knew?)
Taste over sexual issues has never been the operative word in presidential campaigns, but only recently have women vulgarized themselves in the debate.
Cartoonist Michael Ramirez draws in The Weekly Standard magazine an attempted pickup in a bar. A fictional President Obama, leering, tries to tempt a young women with a package of condoms: "Hey, baby. I've got free contraceptives." Asks the girl to herself, between sips of a martini: "Seriously. Does that actually work on anyone?"
In desperation mode, the Obama campaign clearly thinks it does.