This female internet cartoon figure is the archetypal helpless American, designed to convince liberal young women who are cocooned in daddy government's swaddling embrace to stand by their man. He gives them free condoms and cut-rate student loans, after all.
Conservative Jokers are already giving this ill-conceived propaganda piece the rich ridicule it deserves:
|Sooper Mexican - Life of Julia Parody|
Women burned their bras for this?
To escape slavery to patriarchal husbands and bosses, only to fall into servitude to the state? Oh, and the Obamunist propagandists forgot one panel, where Julia is given the bill for all this largess: $15,000,000,000,000, and rising.
This campaign ad damns the progressive state, reminding us all just how dependent we are on government. It could be a beautiful liberal dream were it not racking up such colossal debt, $4 Billion more every day. The inefficient, money-wasting, dependency-creating beast now infests every last stage and corner of our lives. We are Cuba with consumer goods; North Korea minus the line of pot bellied pig dictators.
But they inadvertently captured something important about the progressive vision. Julia’s central relationship is to the state. It is her educator, banker, health-care provider, venture capitalist, and retirement fund. And she is, fundamentally, a taker.
Every benefit she gets is cut-rate or free. She apparently doesn’t worry about paying taxes. It doesn’t enter her mind that the programs supporting her might add to the debt or might have unintended consequences. She has no moral qualms about forcing others to pay for her contraception, and her sense of patriotic duty is limited to getting as much government help as she can. (Obama's Vision for Julia: Statism)Obama's America: Out of One, Many
Obama and the Democrats have lost their mojo. They are no longer hip, actually never were, but the nation fell into a mass hypnosis four years ago, and here we are. Obama is now the stodgy old statist, peddling 100 year old progressive bromides, sorting us into tribes and pitting us against one another, applying one-size-fits-all straight-jackets to a diverse population, and he still hasn't made the oceans recede...
But there is a bright spot! Obama is rolling back Reaganism!
One of the most troubling aspects [...]is that the shrinkage of the labour force means that just 63.6% of working-age adults are now actively engaged in work or looking for work. That's the lowest participation rate in decades. (Economist)That's right, mean old Ronnie Raygun created jobs and made all those people go to work, but Obama is changing it back, destroying jobs and freeing us from the capitalist grip...
|Ricochet - Four Years of Obama Undoes Eight Years of Reagan|
Who the Hell is Julia? And Why am I paying...
The Life of Julia - Yuval Levin
Sooper Mexican - Life of Julia Parody
Julia - Obama's American Woman
James Taranto - The Lonely Life of Julia
Life of Julia - Libertarian Remix
The Party of Julia