Thursday, May 3, 2012

Meet Julia: The Big-Government Dependency Robot and Dream Woman of Leftist Ideology

This story was burning up Twitter earlier. And see Twitchy here and here.

The Photoshop via Washington Free Beacon.

David Harsanyi nails it, "Who the hell is "Julia," and why am I paying for her whole life?":

In the new Barack Obama campaign piece The Life of Julia, voters can "Take a look at how President Obama's policies help one woman over her lifetime -- and how Mitt Romney would change her story." It is one of the most brazenly statist pieces of campaign literature I can ever remember seeing.

Let's, for the purposes of this post, set aside the misleading generalizations regarding policy in the ad (no one is innocent on that account, obviously). What we are left with is a celebration of a how a woman can live her entire life by leaning on government intervention, dependency and other people's money rather than her own initiative or hard work. It is, I'd say, implicitly un-American, in the sense that it celebrates a mindset we have -- outwardly, at least -- shunned.

It is also a mindset that women should find offensively patronizing. When they're old enough, I hope my two daughters will find the notion that their success hinges on the president's views on college-loan interest rates preposterous. Yet, according to the "Life of Julia," women are helpless without the guiding hand of Barack Obama.
See also Lonely Con, "Julia – From the Cradle to the Grave."

And see Michelle's entry, "Another Obama tall tale: “The Life of Julia”."

BONUS: Don't miss "The Life of Julie: Take a Look at Mitt Romney's Policies Help One Woman Live Her Own Life --- and How President Obama Would Hijack It," an alternative version, at Suitably Flip.