The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has condemned Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama for America campaign ad, citing the clip as implying that the president intends to redefine marriage to include both polygamy and incest.
"[Obama] is now in favor of redefining marriage so that it can be any union at all — which is to say, he is in favor of abolishing any publicly normative definition of marriage," Carson Holloway at CatholicVote writes on NOM's official blog. "If 'you should be able to marry anyone you want,' then you should be able to marry someone who is already married, you should be able to marry your father, your mother, your sister, your brother, whoever."
Holloway then concludes, "Taken as stated, the president's position, proclaimed by his actress-spokesperson, is to personally advocate polygamous and even incestuous marriages."
Interestingly, Holloway acknowledges that, undoubtedly, "the president does not really intend to say this." Still, he then asks, "But why not, at least on the logic of the left-wing marriage nihilists whose rhetoric he is parroting?"
As the ad implies, Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour will be co-hosting a June 14 fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign at the "Sex and the City" star's New York home. Borrowing from the tradition set by George Clooney, Parker and Wintour are opening up seats at their table to winners of a sweepstakes.
Among those to also criticize Parker's ad, as well as Obama's use of Hollywood for donations, was Neil Munro of the Daily Caller. Though Munro acknowledged that "Obama's lottery pitches seem to be working," he also noted, "the support given to Obama by Parker, Wintour and much of New York’s fashion set clashes with the president’s efforts to portray his campaign as focused on the middle class."
Furthermore, other conservative pundits believe the Parker/Wintour dinner implies that Obama must be desperate for cash. "The Obama campaign is very, very worried about money," wrote Jennifer Rubin on her “Right Turn” Washington Post blog. "Their latest effort to get the big bucks is being mocked mercilessly by the Republican National Committee."