The cradle-to-grave, government-supported existence of “Julia”

posted at 1:21 pm on May 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Today’s buzz surrounds the rollout of yet another composite character from the imagination of Barack Obama, this one named “Julia.”  Julia represents the arc of a life under the beneficent care of Barack Obama’s policies.  Interestingly, at every stage of Julia’s life, a government program exists to shield her from life’s woes.  And just as interestingly, Julia never gets the bill for all of this government hand-holding.

Let’s present a more realistic view of Julia’s life:

  • 3 years old – Julia gets a new-and-improved Head Start, which a new HHS study shows won’t do anything for her anyway.
  • 17 years old – Race to the Top improves Julia’s SAT scores.  Is there any evidence at all to support that argument?  Even so, she’s down the list from all of the home-schooled children and the charter- and private-school students who actually got an education rather than an NEA indoctrination.  However, thanks to the NEA indoctrination, Julia is now better prepared for a life on the government dole.
  • 18 years old – Julia’s family qualifies for a $10,000 tuition tax credit spread out over four years, while Obama’s student-loan subsidies drive tuition costs up even faster.
  • 22 years old – Julia undergoes surgery, which has to be funded by her parents’ employers despite Julia being an adult, and which will be most likely delayed as providers decline in number thanks to the economics of ObamaCare.
  • 23 years old — Thanks to the Lily Ledbetter Act, trial attorneys get rich by filing lawsuits against employers that otherwise wouldn’t have been brought, leaving fewer resources to hire Julia.  No college job for our intrepid Julia!
  • 25 years old – Julia finally gets her 4-year degree in seven years, thanks to the inability to handle the tuition bubble and the lack of work.  However, the good news is that the $200,000 in student loans will only hang over her head for 20 years, while taxpayers like Julia end up paying for the costs of default.
  • 27 years old – Julia wants to have sex for the first time in her life, apparently, and is looking for contraception.  Her employer would provide it for free thanks to the ObamaCare HHS mandate … if she could only find a job.
  • 31 years old – Julia gets pregnant, which tells you all you need to know about free contraception.  Oddly, Julia hasn’t gotten married first, probably because the economy is so poor by this time with the huge entitlement debt crisis breaking that no one can conceive of putting a home together.  Fortunately, ObamaCare makes pregnancy possible, because until Obama took office, no one ever got pregnant, since government support and approval for it didn’t exist.
  • 37 years old – Julia’s son Zachary, named after his sperm donor, starts school.  Head Start has long since disappeared, apparently, but Race to the Top still exists.  Must be a marathon.
  • 42 years old – Julia starts a business with an SBA loan, which also apparently never existed before Obama took office.  Her student loans are just three years away from defaulting onto the backs to taxpayers, so that’s good news.
  • 65 years old – My, how time flies!  (Do women do nothing of value between 42 and 65?) Julia enrolls in Medicare, which ceased to exist decades earlier, thanks to the fact that Obama and Tim Geithner didn’t have a plan to address the debt crisis — all they knew was they didn’t like anyone else’s plan.  You can get the cards at Spencer’s as a gag gift.
  • 67 years old – Julia retires, since the entitlement collapse wiped out her business and the rest of the American economy.  The timeline stops here, which suggests that the IPAB probably denied her care, as she was nothing but a drain on society by this time, and the few resources they have left had to be used to pay for face lifts for members of Congress.

There you have it — a timeline filled with government interventions in a fantasy lifetime, with absolutely no sense of the cost it would take to provide Government Nanny to Julia and the rest of the country.  At least they picked the right name for their fantasy woman trapped in an all-encompassing government; Julia was the name of the lead female character in George Orwell’s 1984, after all.

One point jumps out at me from Obama’s “Julia.”  Not once in this timeline does Team Obama mention anything about a second Obama term.  There isn’t one new policy or proposal in it.  For a campaign with the slogan “Forward,” that seems a little odd.  Just when does Obama plan on discussing his vision of a second term … December?

David Harsanyi blasts the nanny-state mentality that believes this scenario is cause for celebration:

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.

Plus there’s this parting shot:

If you think Social Security benefits allow you to live your retirement without worry, you deserve Barack Obama.

If you think Social Security will still be around under the leadership of Obama and Geithner, you have a screw loose.

Update: Cranky T-Rex offers an alternative, the Life of Julianne:

3 Years Old
Julianne’s parents read to her every night.  They take time to play games with her that teach her how to count and how to solve problems. When they enroll her in kindergarten she’s ready to learn and succeed.

17 Years Old
Julianne excels in school thanks to her parents’ active involvement in her life. Her mother is a stay at home mom that carefully monitors Julianne’s homework and grades throughout her scholastic tenure. Her father takes practice SAT tests with her and encourages her to work hard.

18 Years Old
Julianne’s parents have put part of their yearly salary towards a college fund for her ever since she was born. They also encouraged her to get a part-time job in high school and required her to contribute part of her paycheck to the fund. As a result, Julianne can afford the college of her choice.

22 Years Old
During college, Julianne requires emergency surgery.  She is covered by her insurance, which she can afford because it is a low-premium package designed specifically for this kind of unexpected expense.  She pays for it with the part-time job she got the first week she arrived on campus.

Be sure to read it all.

Update II: Suitably Flip reworks the graphics to depict the life of Julie under Mitt Romney.  It’s graphic and not excerptable, but you’ll want to see the whole thing anyway.


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Julia. One lazy parasite. This just makes me furious. I do believe this will make a lot of people furious.

Portia46 on May 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

C’mon don’t be so hard on Julia.

Julia grew up in an impoverished family, born in a log cabin she built with her own hands. She’s had life very rough.

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Well, at least Julia was wanted by her mother. We think.

unclesmrgol on May 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Don’t be so sure. Rumor has it that Julia was the inspiration for Reba McEntire’s “Fancy.”

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Julia should have her own theme song.

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

She does, it’s from the soundtrack of 1984. It’s called Julia.

Oldnuke on May 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Where’s the mention of Julia only making 77% of what a man makes?

jack herman on May 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

We are blessed to have two kids who are raising our four grandkids to be like Julianne.

GaltBlvnAtty on May 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Let’s present a more realistic view of Julia’s life:

Or this:
Julia is conceived when two drunken OWES protestors make out in the ghetto section of an OWES encampment.
Julia is tossed into the trash 16 weeks later after her mother gets her free government paid abortion funded by ObamaCare.

JellyToast on May 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

How can anyone miss this part of Julia’s life:

28 years old. Julia is interested in having a child. However, NOW convinces her that a husband is only a burden so she decides to choose between four happy and willing sperm donors: Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Anthony Weiner and Jesse Jackson. Ted Kennedy would have been a willing volunteer had this been thirty years ago.

Julia is later informed by NOW that her first pregnancy must end in an abortion or she’ll be labeled as a misogynist.

Kingfisher on May 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Update II: Suitably Flip reworks the graphics to depict the life of Julie under Mitt Romney. It’s graphic and not excerptable, but you’ll want to see the whole thing anyway.

BUWAHAHAHA!

ladyingray on May 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

There was a song sung by Helen Reddy in the 70′s called “I am Woman.” The song started off, “I am woman, hear me roar.”

This is a perfect opportunity to create a parody called, “I am woman, hear me beg” because that is exactly what liberal women want.

It’s funny how hardcore liberal women don’t want men in their lives but are willing to turn over their freedom to a male-dominated government and beg for more. It’s conservative women that don’t want to be part of the nanny state.

Kingfisher on May 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

This could have been a typical leftist scare tactic… if I weren’t laughing my butt off.

If anyone actually gets scared into voting for Obama by this, those people probably shouldn’t be voting anyway.

Myron Falwell on May 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM

JellyToast on May 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Yup.

Or the child is never conceived because the mother, Sandra Fluke, got her free subsidized birth control to “deal” with the “inconvenience.”

Myron Falwell on May 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

If he was just in for six months, he is an idiot if he thinks he is set for life. He’d only be getting like $800 a month in “retirement” Plus, maybe, something from the VA.

Happy Nomad on May 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Well, he didn’t strike me as someone who was a member of mensa. He was kinda creepy as well. And he had his requisite “occupy” type winter(y) cap on that you always see those smelly grungers wearing.

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

68 years old, Julia suddenly realizes she has “lived a lie” all her life and decides to have government provided sex-change surgery, which, in the year 2069, allows people to become a host of new genders based on microbial forms found on other planets.

Julia opts for Venusian rotating hermaphrodite which changes from male to neuter to female to polyglot during the Venusian-length year of 225 days.

The members of her gardening club begin to disappear mysteriously.

profitsbeard on May 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

I also don’t know anyone who brags about not being able to work and how cool it is to be on some sort of disability, and the one guy I’m close enough to talk about this sort of stuff with is borderline ashamed of being medically retired from his job even though he hurts so badly every day that he has family come to help him with basic home chores.

rogerb on May 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

No, this guy was pretty proud of the fact that he didn’t have to work.
And I don’t disparage his military service, but six months is barely out of boot camp for some of the services. He didn’t say which one he was in, he was just glad to be out.
While he was bloviating on his easy life now, I kept thinking that maybe like Frank Burns on M*A*S*H, he got hurt by a shell fragment in his eye… an EGG shell. ;)

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Julia grew up in an impoverished family, born in a log cabin she built with her own hands. She’s had life very rough.

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

…did she also split rails and ride a circuit as a lawyer?

…if so, I wonder if she’ll get around to freeing the slaves…those enslaved to Mr. Obama’s vision of dependency, I mean….

Puritan1648 on May 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

She does, it’s from the soundtrack of 1984. It’s called Julia.

Oldnuke on May 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I like the Eurythmics, but I think Laura Branigan’s ‘Gloria’ is more fitting than the Eurythmics’ “Julia” song, since the woman named Gloria in the song is a hot mess like the Obama fictional Julia.

Just change the ‘Gloria’ to ‘Julia’.

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM

“Julia” might just be the “compressed” version of his wife, Moochelle.

RMR on May 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

An emergency room physician told me that a woman in
her late 20′s came to the ER today with her 8th pregnancy.

She told the first doctor she saw: “My Mama told me that
I am the breadwinner for the family.” He asked
her to explain. She said that she can make
babies, and babies get money from the State for
the family. It goes like this:

The Grandma calls the Department of Child &
Family Services, and states that the unemployed
daughter is not capable of caring for all of her
kids.

DCFS agrees, and tells her the children will need
to go into foster care.

The Grandma then volunteers to be the foster
parent, and receives a check for $1500 per child
each month in Illinois.

Total yearly income: $144,000 tax-free and nobody
has to go to work!

In fact, they get more if there is no
husband/father/man in the home!

Not to mention free healthcare (Medicaid), plus a
monthly card entitling them to free groceries
and a voucher for 250 free Obamaphone minutes
each month. This does not include WIC and other
welfare benefits…that they are “entitled” to.

Indeed, Grandma was correct that her fertile daughter is the
“breadwinner” for the family.

This is how the liberal
politicians spend our tax dollars. When
this generous program was invented in the ’60s, the
Great Society architects forgot to craft an end date…
and now we are hopelessly
overrun with people who vote only for those who
will continue to keep them on the dole….

No wonder our country is broke!

RADIOONE on May 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I love how Michelle Malkin and her ilk continue to congratulate themselves and each other on totally missing the point of the exercise. I’m looking forward to the Daily Show episode that rips y’all a new orifice. Again.

I suppose conservatives want to get elected in order to ensure that the government has no effect on peoples’ lives.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I love how Michelle Malkin and her ilk continue to congratulate themselves and each other on totally missing the point of the exercise. I’m looking forward to the Daily Show episode that rips y’all a new orifice. Again.

I suppose conservatives want to get elected in order to ensure that the government has no effect on peoples’ lives.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

funniest post in ages

Erich66 on May 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

For a campaign with the slogan “Forward,” that seems a little odd.

I kid you not.

Forward is the Slogan.

Stalin used when implementing Communism.
China used when implementing Communism.
Many other countries also used it. It is well known as code meaning the implementation of Communism.

Just recently Bill Ayres Obamas long time friend and his Moms friend was Bills father as well as his grand parents. Also Ayres father was best frindes with Obamas mentor Frank in Hawaii. Ayres father got Obama his first job in Illinois.

Thus no plans in the future. They are under wraps the communist plans that they are. Most likely a One World Government solution like Europe but totally communist.

Yes you see I love Obama. LOL

Steveangell on May 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I’m enjoying reading about the exploits of the hapless, helpless, fictional Julia.

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Steveangell on May 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Sorry forgot the punchline.

Bill Ayres just recently estimated that “Forward” would require the killing of tens of millions of Americans. Back in the day he had estimated 25% of Americans would be killed.

So far as the upcoming election if Obama by some miracle were losing he would just get his friends to riot nationwide and declare Martial Law postponing the election until it was safe to go to balloting locations or the law allowed mail in voting. Either way that would allow him to make sure he won.

Mitt will lose. Most likely because he is simply unelectable as the moderate he is and in the only other Depression we kept the same President FDR. But no matter what Obama will make sure Mitt loses unless Obama has higher ambitions.

Steveangell on May 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I’m guessing that they cast Jim Carrey to play her in the movie version of this crap.

Scott P on May 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I love how Michelle Malkin and her ilk continue to congratulate themselves and each other on totally missing the point of the exercise.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Pray tell, oh wise Constantine, just what is the point of the exercise according to you and your ilk?

malclave on May 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Why do I sense a commercial coming from the GOP about Obama’s war on composites?

Don L on May 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Don L on May 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

The Oppressed Compressed?

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 7:38 PM

They forgot to mention that Julia lives in a Country with a National Debt of $100 Trillion dollars…

Seven Percent Solution on May 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Addendum to “17 years old” Julia:

If Julia lives in a Liberal-run city, there is only a 25%-50% chance that she will graduate from high school. If Julia is a Latina, there is a 41% chance that she will drop out because she is pregnant.

In order for Julia to have even a remote chance for college, she will have to either move far away from the Liberal-run city…to a Conservative suburb (where the teachers actually teach)…or she will have to find a job (only a slim chance of THAT for a 17 year old who didn’t graduate high school in a Liberal-run city) and pay for a private courses in order to earn a GED.

Addendum to “18 years old” Julia:

Julia’s family discovers that you have to be a TAXPAYER in order to benefit from a “Tuition Tax Credit”. Fat chance of THAT happening with the whole family chronically jobless because of Obama policies which punish potential employers severely for hiring anyone.

landlines on May 3, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Frankly, when I read the name Julia, I didn’t think of the novel 1984, but rather the movie “Julia” that starred, among others, Hanoi Jane.

The 1984 Julia was anti-government and anti-Big Brother, so that is a bad model. My recollections of Julia from the TV series are that she was a strong woman displaying all those virtues that we applaud–not a government mooch.

Kevin K. on May 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Julia.

BKeyser on May 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I suppose conservatives want to get elected in order to ensure that the government has no effect on peoples’ lives.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Damn right government has an effect on people’s lives. Nothing says Big Government like trading your liberty and freedom for a few bread crumbs.

BigAlSouth on May 3, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Man, it’s getting scarier by the day. Kudos to those helping to put this administration in the proper perspective as we know it’s been anything but transparent.

Silver on May 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

“Frankly, when I read the name Julia, I didn’t think of the novel 1984, but rather the movie “Julia” that starred, among others, Hanoi Jane.”

– Wasn’t that the movie based on Lillian Hellman’s memoirs, and featured a tale of someone’s heroic endeavors that she falsely attributed to herself? Apropos.

sistrum on May 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

This has to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen.

nwpammy on May 3, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Why did the feds take over the Student Loan Program..?

d1carter on May 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM

So all of these students would own THEM. And so, they will forgive part of your loan . . . if you go to work for the government.

TarheelBen on May 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I meant so all students would “owe” THEM instead of own.

TarheelBen on May 4, 2012 at 12:21 AM

A couple of Julia entries:

- Due to increased CAFE standards, CO2 regulations driving up the cost of electricity, and skyrocketing gas prices, Julia must give up her electric car and move into the city where she can take public transportation. She rents a 40X40 apartment in one of the new community apartment complexes.

- Julia gets a new television set that can pick up the two available channels:
STATE – Government news TV
BAMA – Government entertainment (replays of Barack Obama speeches)

TarheelBen on May 4, 2012 at 12:23 AM

I can’t WAIT until the local idiot radio host starts taking about Julia as if she was a real person. 15 people, as well as her co host, will have to call in to tell her she is a fake, and the idiot will deny deny deny and then suddenly say “I always knew that.”

BTW, she constantly calls us Teabaggers. She unapologetically refuses to accept it is a sexual position and a degrading term. Others kept calling in to say it was a “gay slur” but I was actually on the radio saying that the mechanics of tea bagging does not necessitate the act to be gay. I think her co host about split a rib laughing.

cptacek on May 4, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I suppose conservatives want to get elected in order to ensure that the government has no effect on peoples’ lives.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

That would be the best possible senario, if only they (elected Republicans) would give us just that!
you say it like it is a bad thing,the government has no effect on peoples’ lives
You must think the more the government effects your life, the better off you are. That is just sad.

IowaWoman on May 4, 2012 at 4:25 AM

minus 7 months old – fetus ‘X’ (Julia) is aborted, at no cost to her mother, thanks to free contraception provided by Obamacare. So endeth the fantasy of Julia’s life.

olesparkie on May 4, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I suppose conservatives want to get elected in order to ensure that the government has no effect on peoples’ lives.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I’LL TAKE THAT OPTION!!! Can I opt out of any SS/Medicare/entitlement tax burdens if I opt out of that system! Thanks for the great suggestion! Those that want it can pay for it and the government can stay out of my life! Great idea Constantine!

I say we pass the “Constantine Bill to Get Government Out of Your Life”! Those that “opt out” will no longer receive any SS/Medicare/entitlement… but they won’t have to pay for it either! My taxes will probably be cut in half with that fantastic bill law and I’ll be able to afford a fantastic retirement while those other dumb saps struggle to eat gruel in a one-room hovel lit by a single bulb (CFL of course)! But hey, they can take comfort that Big Brother is providing for them instead of them providing for themselves!

dominigan on May 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

The part these idiot Democrats are forgetting is that all these freebies aren’t going to exist when we’re paying out a trillion per year in interest on our debt. There will be no money for Julia’s head start program (which only benefits her until third grade), no “free” college, and no tax-payer funded abortions. It’ll all be going to our creditors.

Republicans are FAILING to articulate the meaning of the debt bomb. It’s not enough to point out that we’ve got a huge debt. They need to be educating voters as to what it actually means.

Murf76 on May 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM

“Frankly, when I read the name Julia, I didn’t think of the novel 1984, but rather the movie “Julia” that starred, among others, Hanoi Jane.”

– Wasn’t that the movie based on Lillian Hellman’s memoirs, and featured a tale of someone’s heroic endeavors that she falsely attributed to herself? Apropos.

sistrum on May 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

So I understand.

That would give this composite about three layers of fiction, two of which have a modern liberal bent.

Kevin K. on May 4, 2012 at 11:21 AM

They missed the first step.

1) prenatal: Julia gets ABORTED!!

Gunlock Bill on May 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

http://www.suitablyflip.com/suitably_flip/the-life.html

Best life of Julia parody yet. The final segment of Obama’s Julia is hilarious.

talkingpoints on May 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM

This could make a good candidate Romney add. Clip of Julia in adulthood relying on government help with a President Kennedy voice over of “ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead what you can do for your country” then cut to Governor Romney saying “I learned in my youth and as Governor of Massachusetts the value of President Kennedy’s challenge…It’s surprising to see how far his party has moved from him. I promise to restore the balance between Government and the people where government stands for opportunity, by having a moderate safety net and otherwise letting you strive to be successful by taking advantage of our land of opportunity.”

WhyNot on May 4, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Julia, the Composite Ward of the State

J_Crater on May 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I suppose conservatives want to get elected in order to ensure that the government has no effect on peoples’ lives.

Constantine on May 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ah. Government having no effect on my life.

A person can dream, can’t he?

gravityman on May 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Forgive if already posted.. just catching up ..
me likey this one:
http://freebeacon.com/introducing-julia/

pambi on May 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

The whole thing is digusting, contemptible. It’s the Obama Campaign’s Mein Kampf. They are plainly telling us the destruction of american society they intend to complete (complete as we’re already well down that path).
The only thing missing was the red hip sash on the heroine, the red banners of the Kymer Rouge, her plastic bag for suffocating those not adhering to the state. The ovens for so many of us that will not accept such a future.

/Godwin can KMA, this is ACTUAL National Socialism being brought into being here. It is time to fight and kill the next Reich in its crib.

rayra on May 4, 2012 at 7:40 PM

JULIA – STATIST SLAVE GIRL!!!

Mutnodjmet on May 4, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Update II: Suitably Flip reworks the graphics to depict the life of Julie under Mitt Romney

I would love to be introduced to THAT Romney, not the big government Romney we know of today.

Would someone please erase the Etch A Sketch already!

DannoJyd on May 5, 2012 at 3:01 AM

obamas vision starts when he gets on the golf cart and stops when he gets off of it!

losarkos on May 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Compare and Contrast these two world visions:

1) Michael Kazin says the Democrats need to find a “moral argument.” But most importantly, Democrats must find a moral argument only IF THEY CAN WIN THAT WAY! Kazin undermines his entire column in the FIRST SENTENCE!

2) Kazin, a few paragraphs after he slays HIMSELF, expresses consternation as to why Obama didn’t listen to his “criticism” that Obama had no “long term strategy.” What Mr. Kazin–and other Democrats–don’t get is that OBAMA doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the Democratic Party, now, or ever. Obama is a Narcissistic Personality Disorder; he cares about OBAMA, and that is all.

Why the Democratic Party’s Future Depends on Finding a Moral Argument

Michael Kazin
May 4, 2012 | 12:00 am

Whether Barack Obama should run a populist campaign or not hinges on two questions. The first is fairly obvious: Can he win that way? But there’s a more important question that should decide Obama’s rhetorical approach, one that looks beyond just November: What kind of party do the Democrats want to be? — Michael Kazin

[...]

Last year, on this site, I criticized Obama for having “no strategy for creating a long-term majority—either for his party or for the progressive causes he believes in.” Sadly, that remains just as true today.

http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/103104/obama-populist-symposium-income-inequality-democrat-election-second-term

Now, Star Parker’s perspective, which IS THE ONLY MORAL ARGUMENT and should be highlighted EVERYWHERE and OFTEN:

This is the MORAL argument that Democrats cannot locate in their own politics: Republicans can win on it.

Entitlement Culture Materialism

Paul Ryan deserves credit for casting his proposed reforms in moral as well economic terms. It provides the opportunity to challenge today’s conventional wisdom that morality and economy are separate universes having little to do with each other.

It’s not true.

I can speak from personal experience going back to my years on welfare. The intent of federal welfare programs might have been to help the poor, but they caused far more damage than benefit.

The intent of federal welfare programs might have been to help the poor, but they caused far more damage than benefit.

When you tell a poor mother that to qualify for her check, she must demonstrate that she is single, not working and has no savings, what are the chances she’ll get married, look for a job and put money in the bank? When this goes on for generations, what do you think this does to a community?

It’s no accident that in 1960, according to the Pew Research Center, five years before President Johnson signed into law his War on Poverty, 61 percent of black adults were married. By 2008 this was down to 32 percent. In 1960, 2 percent of black children had a parent that had never been married. By 2008, this was up to 41 percent.

Please read the whole thing; it’s not long, but it’s powerful!

http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/entitlement-culture-materialism/print/

Star Parker is president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, and author of the recently re-released “Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can Do About It,”

mountainaires on May 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM

n my employment positions in finance, insurance and education in an area of white minority, I met a lot of Julia’s back in the 70’s and 80’s or more precisely, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Julia. I discussed their finances at my desk or their doors, I sat at their kitchen tables to talk about insurance needs (just enough to bury them or their children, but not enough to get knocked off for), their children’s educational needs and more causally, how corrupt the local law enforcement was at all levels. (all democrats)

In a nut shell, the welfare system for those who depend on it, is all they know, but they know it well from generations and decades being dependents on it, passing the knowledge down from mother to daughter. Bottom line, babies mean more “income” for the family. What about the boys? The government is the family provider, not them. They are left to find other ways to demonstrate their manhood.

There is no getting out of it once they are dependent on it.
I spoke with one young women who told me that she hated being dependent on welfare benefits. She wanted out. Her social workers did not want her to find a job and get off welfare. The welfare social workers discouraged her from doing that by pointing out that the benefits she would lose, free housing, food stamps, and welfare provided her more than she could earn working a job. Her only hope was to marry someone who could help support her and her baby, and little hope that she would find that someone where she was.

Notice Obama’s Julie only considered marriage as a taking on of debt from college loans, or remaining single while adhering to the one child rule.

Franklyn on May 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM

If anyone is still checking this thread, what the Hell movie is this picture from?

WeekendAtBernankes on May 6, 2012 at 6:44 PM

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