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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31 years old – Julia is raped in a Little Rock hotel room by future President, William Jefferson Clinton III. Thanks to Barack Hussein Obama Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm, Julia can now get free STD screenings, along with her prenatal care.

Fixed, for fat, middle aged Democrat women who still think of their ex President as one Hawt hunk.

MNHawk on May 3, 2012 at 2:16 PM

This Julia.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

A show from the 60′s. That’s why most of us have never heard of it.

stingray9813 on May 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Just when does Obama plan on discussing his vision of a second term … December?

Well see, we have to re-elect him to find out what is in him.

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM

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

d1carter on May 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM

The more control they have over education, the more votes they can buy.

Doughboy on May 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Or, in keeping with the 1984 theme…

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

malclave on May 3, 2012 at 2:22 PM

What did the video say about Julia’s seven kids, born out of wedlock, and their immersion into the State’s loving arms … and their kids … and their kids … and their kids?

I really should watch the video.

OhEssYouCowboys on May 3, 2012 at 2:24 PM

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

 
That is an extremely good point. Shame we’ll be dragged along.

rogerb on May 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

When Julia finally found a job paying minimum wage, 75% of her salary went to Uncle Sam cuz sumbody had to pay for all dese gubmint perks.

stukinIL4now on May 3, 2012 at 2:26 PM

A show from the 60′s. That’s why most of us have never heard of it.

stingray9813 on May 3, 2012 at 2:19 PM

That’s too bad, it was ahead of its time.

Happy Nomad on May 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Orwellian totalitarian fascism. That’s Julia’s life.

wildcat72 on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Silly question, I know, but Julia’s white, right?

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

If I had a son composite daughter out of wedlock instead of my composite girlfriend having an abortion, he’d she’d look like Trayvon Julia.

CycloneCDB on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Spencer’s? Long before Julia is 65 years old, Spencer’s has gotten out of the business of gag gifts. In order to stay in business, they realize that it can only operate as a mechanism for ensuring that it provides health insurance for its employees. It has divested itself of all revenue-producing businesses. It pays the insurance premiums with government subsidies. The most successful businesses (those that are permitted to remain in business) will be those that come to that conclusion the fastest.

Selkirk on May 3, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Why did Julia’s hair keep changing color? Did the Obama gubmint pay for that too?

stukinIL4now on May 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

It’s part of the mental health self-esteem benefit.

talkingpoints on May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

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.

Economic illiteracy is the foundation of the Left. Stories like this farcical propaganda piece make Dem voters feel good about themselves. That’s all it takes to win their vote. Reality, adult decisions and trade-offs, history and basic economic principles are rarely considered, if at all.

visions on May 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

The creepiest part of it is that it would seem that Obama’s team has done some research/focus groups/ ect. that tells them that this kind of statism will sell to Americans. While I’d rather believe that they are just crazed and out of touch, I find it hard to convince myself that they’re that stupid.

Either their research tells them this will actually sell or it’s just a set-up to get the GOP to say somehting stupid…

mxt on May 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Although Dear Leader bristled at Kimmel’s, “…or you can be red…” joke, BO most certainly is a commie. His core is too.

I would not be surprised if someone is organizing a “Million Julia March” even as we type.

itsacookbook on May 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

You know, if you peel apart the pages of “Dreams From My Father,” you will discover a copy of “The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” by one Emmanuel Goldstein.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Silly question, I know, but Julia’s white, right?

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Of course! Julia had an out-of-wedlock child and it would be racist or something if she were a minority. Because of course that never happens to black families.

Happy Nomad on May 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Orwellian, ain’t it? :-)

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I would not be surprised if someone is organizing a “Million Julia March” even as we type.

Look for a Spartacus moment (“I AM JULIA!”) on some show like “The View” or “Katie Couric’s Hot Tub Dance Party.”

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Silly question, I know, but Julia’s white, right?
 
coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

 
1/32 Sioux.

rogerb on May 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Happy Nomad on May 3, 2012 at 2:34 PM

“She” has to be white.

Imagine the outcry even from the Left if Team Obama had stooped to racial stereotyping and used a persona of color instead.

So…we know what the intended audience for this tripe really is. Middle class White America.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I’ve started telling my niece that the monster under her bed is Big Government.

Gotta start’em early if you don’t want them worshiping at the altar of the State by the time they’re in their teens.

tdpwells on May 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Comrade Julia, step in front of the telescreen, we can’t see you in your bedroom.

- Big Brother

OhEssYouCowboys on May 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

What’s scary is the amount of “Americans” who buy this cr*p, and who think it’s desirable.

RobertMN on May 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

I have a neighbor down the street who says he is “retired” and is not much older than I am(I’m 46). Doesn’t do anything except drink beer and go on fishing trips(he does keep up his lawn nice though) Guess whose campaign sign was up in his yard in 2008 and this year as well?!

A neighbor just moved into an apartment next to my mother’s house. I was over there mowing the lawn recently when he came over to complain about her dog barking. Probably woke him up; it WAS after 2 pm after all. He was gloating about how he was “retired” from the military which he was in for just 6 months but he says he got hurt. He was never deployed anywhere, but now he has full benefits and (as he says) is set for life, and was proud of the fact that he never has to work. He’s 23. He didn’t look “hurt”, and he walked and talked just fine.

I’m guessing who he will be voting for this November.

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

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

Now that sounds a lot more like my life. Except for the fact that I did not need surgery while in college.

And that my name isn’t Julianne.

UltimateBob on May 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM

A new Doxology will be forthcoming soon…

Obama, from whom all Blessing Flow…

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Don’t forget the arc of “life” for the billions of “Juans” that would result under liberal/progressive Obama policies. It’s really short and super easy to remember

November 23, 2012: Juan wasn’t born because he was killed before he was born. Planned Parenthood’s profits increase that much more.

Shawn_NH on May 3, 2012 at 2:39 PM

“She” has to be white.

If you sample Julia’s color from the web page, it reads to be “ffffcc” in hex, which is sort of yellow.

So, racist.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

So…we know what the intended audience for this tripe really is. Middle class White America.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Yep. The Obama version drives that point home with the last slide

From cracking down on gender discrimination in health care costs to fighting for equal pay, President Obama is standing up for women throughout their lives.

War on women, but really those living middle class lives complete with college, running a business, and retirement. Doing it all without benefit of a man (except the baby part).

Happy Nomad on May 3, 2012 at 2:41 PM

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM

But, those Asians are just too successful too fast…they all help each other out and rip off the Black man.

No, can’t be Asian.

Maybe a tan-salon freak or somethin’?

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Wait a minute! Wasn’t Winston Smith’s girl-friend in Orwell’s “1984″ named Julia? As I remember the book, she didn’t love Big Brother.

Since Obama needs to reach out to Hispanic voters, he will pronounce her name Hulia.

Steve Z on May 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Doing it all without benefit of a man (except the baby part).

We have “banks” for that. If you get my drift.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM

The creepiest part of it is that it would seem that Obama’s team has done some research/focus groups/ ect. that tells them that this kind of statism will sell to Americans. While I’d rather believe that they are just crazed and out of touch, I find it hard to convince myself that they’re that stupid.

this is true. We may laugh, and ridicule, but many want government support in their lives. Social customs and values have changed. Many single women are very afraid of being cast off.

The argument, well, that’s nice but we can’t afford it won’t work for many, many people. They look at the socialism of the banks, the cronyism, the deep corruption of cities, they look at the mega-millionaires on E-TV, the huge salaries of the chattering class…and say..buddy you can spare a dime

r keller on May 3, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Silly question, I know, but Julia’s white, right?

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

1/32 Sioux.

rogerb on May 3, 2012 at 2:36 PM

lol

AesopFan on May 3, 2012 at 2:49 PM

It seems that Julia will be a net drain on public finances over the course of her life.

My main question then is – how many non-Julias will it take to support Julia?

Given that Julia is likely to propagate more government dependents, how long is this model sustainable? Does Julia represent the “new” middle class? What kind of penalties are we going to heap on non-Julias to support her?

Master_Blaster on May 3, 2012 at 2:50 PM

He was gloating about how he was “retired” from the military which he was in for just 6 months but he says he got hurt. He was never deployed anywhere, but now he has full benefits and (as he says) is set for life, and was proud of the fact that he never has to work. He’s 23. He didn’t look “hurt”, and he walked and talked just fine.

I’m guessing who he will be voting for this November.

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 2:38 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

Wait a minute! Wasn’t Winston Smith’s girl-friend in Orwell’s “1984″ named Julia? As I remember the book, she didn’t love Big Brother.

Steve Z on May 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Yep, that was her name.

cicerone on May 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

iowahawk on twitter just said this, which I think is brilliant regarding the whole Julia thing…

I’m not surprise by campaign ads depicting a bleak totalitarian future. I just didn’t expect it as a campaign promise.

Defenestratus on May 3, 2012 at 1:59 PM

The man is brilliant. Truly a national treasure.

Be sure to friend David Burge (Iowahawk’s real name) on Facebook, he posts funny stuff all the time.

UltimateBob on May 3, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Funny, Julianne sounds somewhat like me. Man, all that hard work when I could have had the gubmint (read: taxpayers) pick up the tab for my education and my children. Man, spent all my own money for this stuff. What a gyp!

College Prof on May 3, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I have a neighbor down the street who says he is “retired” and is not much older than I am(I’m 46). Doesn’t do anything except drink beer and go on fishing trips(he does keep up his lawn nice though) Guess whose campaign sign was up in his yard in 2008 and this year as well?!

A neighbor just moved into an apartment next to my mother’s house. I was over there mowing the lawn recently when he came over to complain about her dog barking. Probably woke him up; it WAS after 2 pm after all. He was gloating about how he was “retired” from the military which he was in for just 6 months but he says he got hurt. He was never deployed anywhere, but now he has full benefits and (as he says) is set for life, and was proud of the fact that he never has to work. He’s 23. He didn’t look “hurt”, and he walked and talked just fine.

I’m guessing who he will be voting for this November.

Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

It’s too bad there isn’t an insurance company or some such that you could narc him out to when he fixes his roof or does yard work, etc.

kim roy on May 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Julia retires. After years of contributing to Social Security, she receives monthly benefits that help her retire comfortably, without worrying that she’ll run out of savings. This allows her to volunteer at a community garden.

Her job description, courtesy IPAB: Pushing up daisies.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Meanwhile, Social Security went insolvent because Warren Buffett wouldn’t pay the billion dollars in back taxes he owed.

William Teach on May 3, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Why does Julia need a loan to start a web design business? $100 for an LLC setup, and $500 for business liability insurance – - if she can’t scrounge up enough loose change to find work as a web dev pro making phat cash in the contractor market, she’s a doofus.

Then again, she voted for Obama, so Q.E.D.

DarthBrooks on May 3, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Darn, I thought this was going to be about sex crimes and Room 101.

pedestrian on May 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM

That’s exactly what it’s about. That and Mini-Truth, Mini-Peace, newspeak and Big Brother. 1984 brought to reality from fiction.

Oldnuke on May 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

68: Julia dies of mitral valve prolapse. She was in the middle of a 16 month waiting period for a battery of tests related to her sudden drop in energy, but it’s just as well; at her age–or, as we should point out, the age at which she would have finally received treatment had she been placed on the proper list, the valve replacement would never have been approved.

TexasDan on May 3, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Julia is a free-spirited independent young lady, she won’t be ordered around by rich, white old male one percenters. Her womb is none of your business either!

Now, just give her $3,000 of condoms, a free Chevy Volt and an iPad, then she’ll try to succeed in this racist, patriarchal hellhole.

mudskipper on May 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I just realized why Julia never got married. Barack isn’t paying for the wedding.

We better get a bill introduced for that pronto.

grahsco on May 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

but he says he got hurt. …
 
Sterling Holobyte on May 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

 
It’s too bad there isn’t an insurance company or some such that you could narc him out to when he fixes his roof or does yard work, etc.
 
kim roy on May 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM

 
I give a lot of leeway depending on the overall ethics of the individual. I know a number of folks who live every day in terrible pain from nerve damage but no one has any idea when they’re wearing long pants and/or shirts. Or not using their wheelchair.
 
They’re still able to do things around the house (mostly to show their children how not to be failures as adults), but they can’t do it for too long or for two days in a row.
 
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

Julia never married because Obama refused to come out and openly support federally recognized marriages between Julias and Janes. That, and they could never agree on silverware patterns.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Sorry, I should’ve edited out the shirt/pants part. I was initially thinking of other burn survivors, but I’ve met a lot of not-burned folks with crippling nerve pain or sciatica that have no external physical indicators.

rogerb on May 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

OF COURSE the Obama mindset and the liberal attitude is insulting! But those who seek to benefit from it, like Julia, do not care. They don’t mind being insulted just as long as they get their government cheese. Welfare is one of the most degrading, insulting and soul killing programs ever devised by man, but the people who spend their lives depending on it don’t care. It allows them to stay home in their government house, eating their government cheese and watching the big flat screen TV they bought with their government check. And how do they deal with this degradation? Why the way any rational human being would. They blame someone else! The mythical boogie man whose fault it is that they’re in the straits they’re in.

Behold the Democrat voter living the good life in the Obama-nation.

PorchDawg on May 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Like the Dan Savage incident, the Democratic Party does not get irony. This is the most condescending, misogynistic piece of drivel. A woman can’t get ahead unless she has Daddy government/Obama? Really?

melle1228 on May 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I give a lot of leeway depending on the overall ethics of the individual. I know a number of folks who live every day in terrible pain from nerve damage but no one has any idea when they’re wearing long pants and/or shirts. Or not using their wheelchair.

They’re still able to do things around the house (mostly to show their children how not to be failures as adults), but they can’t do it for too long or for two days in a row.

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

Of course. Sometimes people hide things well or work very hard to still maintain some sort of normalicy, but those honest people are being jacked by the dishonest and that’s what I was getting at.

Sorry if I worded it to seem I was saying differently.

I used to work in insurance and could say you’d be surprised at how corrupt and venal some people are, but you probably wouldn’t be. Nothing was more satisfying than receiving a tape of someone who was apparently near death up on a roof hammering away.

Bad apples ruining it for the bunch, etc, etc, etc, make it hard for the honest that you describe above.

kim roy on May 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Take a little notice, why are we reacting to this and Forward!?

Because failure of imagination put’s us and keeps us on defense.

Speakup on May 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I’m starting to feel sorry for Julia. In this thread alone she’s been aborted, raped, gotten STDs, been jobless, and been a drug dealer. How much more can she go through?

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Coming soon: the story of #Winston, who rats out #Julia to AttackWatch.com after being arrested by the DEA, left in a cell without food or water for 5 days, and made to drink his own urine in order to survive.

pt on May 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Obscure reference, but here goes. The MFM’s relationship to Obama seems to be described by the giggling 14 year old girls stalking the pianist in “The World of Henry Orient.” The catty, blushing, obsessive devotion of the press to Barry seems right out of this movie. Frivolous pubescent girls crooning over a pathetic middle-aged, brilliantined “maestro” of politics, forever flitting from one political tryst to another, be it the “war on women” to student loans to “green” energy.

If “Julia” is any measure, this guy ain’t any kind of maestro, and never was.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 3:43 PM

pt on May 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Like that would ever happen.

//

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I’m getting a gut feeling that Julia is going to be a name that will sicken The Won every time he hears it. Seems to me that every ploy he’s tried so far has backfired.

Oldnuke on May 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Cast your minds back to 2007. If you paid any attention at all and used your head (this perforce excludes every single swing voter and then some), you would have noticed the significance of Barry Soetero’s statement that he was a blank screen upon which people project their dreams.

Barry is Oakland. Ask Gertrude Stein; there is no there there.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

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

Anyway we can hack this little gem into the Life of Julia site?

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Coming soon: the story of #Winston, who rats out #Julia to AttackWatch.com after being arrested by the DEA, left in a cell without food or water for 5 days, and made to drink his own urine in order to survive.

pt on May 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Or…God forbid…ENSURE! (queue Leslie Stahl’s gasps)

CycloneCDB on May 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

When does Julia drive off the bridge with Sen. Ted Kennedy?

Rational Thought on May 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

10 years ago, this ad would have been political suicide. Now that half of the country’s population are net receivers of federal programs, the timing is probably right.

I am having trouble recognizing my country and understanding its citizens.

DrStock on May 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Via the RNC: Since Obama Took Office, Julia’s Share Of The National Debt Has Increased $16,345 To $50,764.

jazzmo on May 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

John Hayward (aka Doc Zero) picks up Iowahawk’s tweet and runs with it.
Don’t miss the story behind the movie.

Punchline -

The Obama campaign deserves a round of applause for creating a simple, concise, attractively illustrated Power Point presentation of the road to serfdom.

AesopFan on May 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Julia is pretty needy… Does she have the ability to breath on her own or is there a government agency doing that for her as well?

ActinUpinTexas on May 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Via the RNC: Since Obama Took Office, Julia’s Share Of The National Debt Has Increased $16,345 To $50,764.

jazzmo on May 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Yes, but the Julias don’t care, because they will never be asked to pay, “Not one dime!”

DrStock on May 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Whoever picked the name “Julia” for this nonsense must secretly be working for the Romney campaign. If not, then this has to be the dumbest person on the face of the earth. On the other hand, maybe Obama thinks Oceania was really a swell place, and the entire point of the book went right over his head (assuming he read it, or even knows what it is).

Erich66 on May 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

On the plus side, I think Julia might be a great character for a daily soap opera show… all those relationship problems, drug addictions, abortions, unemployment struggles, and on and on. The potential for drama is endless.

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Best viewed upside down.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Hey yeah, let’s get rid of all govt programs that help women. We’ll go back to the good old days of the 1700s when women were considered property of men. Good times, good times.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

What is the pic from? Seems familiar, but can’t place it.

Samhain on May 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Those who would give up ESSENTIAL LIBERTY to purchase a little TEMPORARY SAFETY, deserve neither LIBERTY nor SAFETY – Ben Franklin

rocksandbroncs on May 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Hey, evidently in Obamaworld, so much money has been leeched from the private sector that in 2054, people are starting cutting-edge web businesses using 2012 iMacs.

Typhoon on May 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Samhain on May 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

The movie “1984″…from 1984.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Hey yeah, let’s get rid of all govt programs that help women. We’ll go back to the good old days of the 1700s when women were considered property of men. Good times, good times.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

George considered Martha his property?

John considered Abigail his property?

You’re an industrial grade dolt.

CurtZHP on May 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Axelrod originally proposed naming her “Sasha” or “Malia,” but that didn’t focus group well.

George Orwell on May 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

If James Carville drags a $100 bill through a trailer park, does Julia come running?

Rational Thought on May 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Obama has submitted an optimistic future for Julia, but reality is a little harsher and sadder. If we take liberals at their word…

-3 months: Julia is removed as inconvenient

And the hole that would have been Julia’s life is never truly filled within society…

Her ideas that could have changed the world… gone
Her encouragement and support lent to friends… gone
Her love and joy in the lives of her parents… gone
Her career contributions through working… gone
Her tax revenue as a contributing member of society… gone
Her contributions to SS/Medicare for her parents retirement… gone
Her help caring for her parents in their old age… gone

dominigan on May 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Hey yeah, let’s get rid of all govt programs that help women. We’ll go back to the good old days of the 1700s when women were considered property of men. Good times, good times.

angryed on May 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Nothing’s changed, Obama wants them to now be the property of the government.

But, if you want to support this drivel, by all means dive in head first.

Erich66 on May 3, 2012 at 4:17 PM

If James Carville drags a $100 bill through the Ivy League School of Womyn’s Studies, does Julia come running?

Rational Thought on May 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Fixed that for ya. No need to insult people who live in mobile homes, when there are those more deserving of mocking.

MNHawk on May 3, 2012 at 4:24 PM

This is nonsense … Obowmao would never (as he stated in the case with his own daughters) allow Julia to be ‘punished’ with an illigitimate baby.

Missilengr on May 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM

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

unclesmrgol on May 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM

If James Carville drags a $100 bill through the Ivy League School of Womyn’s Studies, does Julia come running?

Rational Thought on May 3, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Fixed that for ya. No need to insult people who live in mobile homes, when there are those more deserving of mocking.

MNHawk on May 3, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Yeah, yours is better, though I hope you know I was actually quoting James Carville, from when he was defending Billy Jeff regarding Paula Jones. It is actually what the little greaseball said. Wonder where the dems’ War on Women was then…

Rational Thought on May 3, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Anyone else notice that Julia doesn’t get to retire and collect social security until she’s 67? What’s with that? Did Obama raise the retirement age?

hopeful on May 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Julia. Yes, a nice female name for the poor cretin that can’t possibly navigate life without her caregiver, her eternal “daddy” taking care of her.

Feminists eat this up, completely clueless of the message it sends.

I swear they put stupid in those birth control pills. Women. Are. Getting. Dumber.

mojowt on May 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I’m starting to feel sorry for Julia. In this thread alone she’s been aborted, raped, gotten STDs, been jobless, and been a drug dealer. How much more can she go through?
TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Oh, I felt sorry for Julia before this, you didn’t notice she was painted as a feckless female victim by Obama first?

mojowt on May 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM

No government program to provide dull, overweight loser men with the favors of leggy supermodels? Where the fairness?

galtani on May 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Excellent timeline, Ed, although it still leaves off the denial of a hip replacement to Julia when she’s 85 and clearly doesn’t need one, since she can live her final 18 months confined to a bed and unable to even go to the bathroom by herself.

J.E. Dyer on May 3, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Anyone else notice that Julia doesn’t get to retire and collect social security until she’s 67? What’s with that? Did Obama raise the retirement age?

hopeful on May 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM

It is already being raised gradually now. It goes up by months, I think if you are about 55 now your retirement age will be 67.

Check the SS website, it will show you.

Barred on May 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

SHOCKER UPDATE, “JULIA” IS ACTUALLY “JOHN”, NEITHER ONE HAS EVER WORKED OR PAID A DIME IN TAXES YET SOMEHOW THEY “SURVIVE” ON 50k LOOTED FROM TAXPAYERS

ARIZONAVETERAN on May 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I see we have another Obama “composite” named Julia…….what’s next?

Karla1953 on May 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

That picture has got to be getting Bill excited.

chickasaw42 on May 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

you know I was actually quoting James Carville

Rational Thought on May 3, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Which is all the more reason to turn it back around on them.

MNHawk on May 3, 2012 at 4:57 PM

What cracks me up about this thing is the fact that their base needs pictures…

teffertoes on May 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Julia should have her own theme song.

I nominate someone remake the Laura Branigan song “Gloria,” but change out the name “Gloria” for “Julia.”

Video Laura Branigan – Gloria [1982]

TigerPaw on May 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Anyone else notice that Julia doesn’t get to retire and collect social security until she’s 67? What’s with that? Did Obama raise the retirement age?

hopeful on May 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM

No, that was done years ago, for people born in 1960 or later, IIRC.

AZCoyote on May 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM

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