The Most Sexist Ad, Well, Ever

In an act of shockingly retro, sexist stupidity, a local unit of the Republican Party of Minnesota has broadcast a new reason you should vote Republican: GOP women are hot, and Democratic women are not.

The group has made a web video contrasting photos of attractive, semi-clothed Republican women with ones of distorted, Photoshopped Democratic women. The Republican portion of the slideshow -- set to Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" -- features everyone from Michele Bachmann, to Angie Harmon, to Condoleezza Rice. It is bookended with pictures of Sarah Palin. The Democratic portion, set to Baha Mens' "Who Let the Dogs Out," begins with a photo of a grimacing Rosie O'Donnell, who pops up later Photoshopped onto the hairy body of Guantanamo detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Janeane Garofalo all make appearances.

Minnesota Democrats and a few Republicans have come out against the video, and the local Republican Party unit apparently removed it from its site yesterday morning.

Adam Weinstein at Mother Jones has a particularly insightful analysis:

Hey, remember when the Republicans ran a lady for vice president, and complained about the "sexism!" heaped on her by Democratic women? Remember how the GOP claimed to flood the zone with female candidates, purported to be the real feminists defending womankind against horrible liberalism, and decreed 2010 to be the year of the "mama grizzly"?

Their bad! It was all a ploy to score hot chicks, and to leave the dregs for those boner commies on the left. Ha ha, yeah bro! High-five it! Pass me one of them Bud Light Limes!

Without further ado, the most sexist ad you've seen in a very, very long time:


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Nicole Allan is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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