Who 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.

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82 comments on “Who is "Julia," and Why am I Paying for Her Whole Life?
  1. FEDUP says:

    typical muslim belief… got news for you –
    I DON’T NEED YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jong says:

    Again straight from the marxist play book that you can not live with out the state.  Romney should come back with that is very nice that you have helped one person barry I intend to help all that I can reach not just the one.

  3. Frob says:

    jong, ching or chang or what ever your name is: You are a MORON!!!

  4. Nexgenesis says:

    Obamaism at its very best for one freeloader, at its very worse for America.

  5. soldiermom11 says:

    What a bunch of cr@p. This is so insulting.  He is crippling young American women by convincing them that they are not able to take care of themselves and that only Obama can save them.  More of his marxist trappings of getting people to vote for a living instead of work for it.

  6. JulesV29 says:

    If I understand correctly, “Julia” is a composite of all Obama’s supposed past girlfriends!  Jong is actually correct-this is a play from the marxist handbook.  Think about what it is that makes America great and it is not cradle to grave care from the government.  It’s American ingenuity and hard work.  THAT is what we should be promoting–independence, self reliance and a sense of self responsibility.

  7. Bobseeks says:

    It is time to eliminate all government aid for all able bodied people and it is time to quit supporting the parasitic “Julias”whose worthless lives are dragging the rest of us down. In the USA, parasitism and dependency should be considered a crime whereas hard work and independence should be considered admirable traits. The rule should be: if you want something, get off your a** and work for it.

  8. brit303 says:

    “Julia decides to have a child”.  Notice no mention of dad’s role in this.  Julia’s son becomes a ward of the state.  How long do you think a country can operate like this?

    • Bobseeks says:

      brit303: Not very long, we are circling the drain now and only GOD’s intervention can save us.

  9. Larryetoomey says:

    why waist your time writeing about some thing like this it,s boracks way are no way and it will be that way till the day he DIES if that ever happins.

  10. Evermyrtle says:

    He has been in office 40 months and that is all it took to become ‘GOD’  in the eyes of those looking to spent other people’s money. Now me, I don’t need anyone to help me spent my money. There is barely enough for me to make sends meet. The difference in this money and my money referred to here, is  I worked for my money. I am a firm believer in “work or go hungry,” at least if you are able to work. I find this in THE WORD OF GOD, where I cannot go wrong.I do believe in helping those that need help and have worked as long as they were able to do  so.

    He is buying the votes of the people, who do not want to work and those who refuse to work. I hope our Christian people have been fully awakened since this anti-America trens has been going on. It is “w  a   y past time” for us to see the need to “WAKE UP AND ACT.”

    • TheChristianSolution says:

      You are dead right about government being made to be the replacement for God. 

      Or MORE precisely, Judeo-Government to replace Christianity

      On June 1st, the long awaited Christian movie For Greater Glory opens. 

      For Greater Glory A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government’s attempt to secularize the country.

      There could be no more timely a movie for America.

  11. cincinnatius says:

    It’s all in the plan.  Infant(ize) the population to the point that they believe that they can exist, IF, a “benevolent” government continues to feed, clothe, and shelter them (like an infant) AND the good part is; all you have to do is vote for your benefactors, i.e., the wonderful, all compassionate, government bureaucrat(s) who promise you something for nothing.  It is a recipe for America’s failure….and it’s working like a charm.  Those of us who reject this socialist premise of trading liberty for a cradle to grave security statist idea have one chance left to save this nation and it comes in November.  We had better not screw this one up!    

  12. The Bob says:

    Just take those on welfare that can physically and mentally work, and have them do a set hours of work a week for the government, cleaning parks, panting park benches, cleaning the streets, etc. That way they keep their welfare, if they don’t work no welfare, of course, a lawyer will say their on welfare so they can not work. Then we can say ask what you can do for your Country, not what your Country can do for you.  

    • zoomer165 says:

      they tried this in Florida and got sued because they couldn’t make job interviews . I say set 30 hours a week and keep one day for interviews . problem solved .let the scurge of society work too .
      no more freebies . and put a safe guard in place , if your on public freebies for more than a year
      with more than one family living in the same house you get booted . limit the aid they get instead of making it a lifetime job…

  13. sean murry. says:

    You must get the parsites to work for thier pay such as collecting garbage or cleaning up parks etc.

    • Jackie Capp says:

      I agree, but as we have seen they prefer to demolish parks and break store windows.  Why more of the Occupy crowd was not arrested defies all reason.

  14. Samtman says:

    The policies started by Reagan over 30 years ago have tied Julias hands to the point were she has no place to go to iven help herself. These policies must change.

    • Doug Rodrigues says:

      If one doesn’t plan their lives, then one cannot blame anyone but themselves. 

    • Samtman , you just nailed it ! That is precisely the plan ; make the people DEPEND ON OBAMA’S policies for their survival , so they have NO ALTERNATIVE ! That is the whole governing philosophy of Socialism ! The problem that Liberals overlook , is that there is a finite pool of money available to fund all the ” benefits ” that they are demanding , while there is a shrinking number of taxpayers contributing to the pool ! One does not need to be an economist to understand that this is EXACTLY the way a PONZI SCHEME operates ; the ones who get in early when the money first starts to flow do very well ! Then those early ” takers ” enthusiastically spread the word that SANTA CLAUS is in town ; you can guess the rest ! Now our own DOJ put BERNIE MADOFF in prison for the rest of his life for doing the exact same thing as our government ! Does this make any sense to anyone out there in the LAND OF OZ ? Here is the dirty little secret that Uncle Sam will not tell you ; and the only way to find it out is to do your own investigative work and learn the facts ; and the FACT is that the GLOBAL GDP is 60 trillion dollars , while GLOBAL DEPT is 160 trillion dollars ; a global DEBT TO GDP of
      280 % !!! To put that in perspective , GREECE has a debt to GDP of 150 % , and you know what is happening there ! Get it yet ? HELLO !

  15. Stixman46 says:

    I’m amazed at the simplistic words and cartoons they use to brainwash the liberals……oh wait, that’s because that’s the only way they can understand this propeganda!