Friday, May 11, 2012

The Pending Socialist Servitude Life of Julia

Life of Julia - A Fantasy
May 11, 2012 -  Comrade Supreme Leader Barack Obama's re-election campaign posted an incredible slide show of unabashed socialist propaganda on its website last week. Called "The Life of Julia," it claims to illustrate "how President Obama's policies help one woman over her lifetime—and how Mitt Romney would change her story."

Of course, Julia's life under Obama's policies is all hunky-dory and fairy tale-perfect. Under Romney, however, we are told that poor Julia might as well be doomed to a lifetime of working in a rice field with untreated chronic illnesses and festering whip scars on her back. Okay, I exaggerated a bit there, but Obama's information gurus clearly want us to believe that Julia - and, by extension, you - should depend upon Mother Government for help with everything in your life. Without that help, you and Julia would not be able to fend for yourselves because... well, because you're just too stupid and incapable. A more apt title for the slide show would be "The Life of Comrade Julia."

There is so much wrong with "The Life of Julia" that it is hard to know where to begin. For one thing, it is based entirely on absurd assumption and speculation. We begin to follow the life of the fictitious "Julia" at the age of three. The piece spans Julia's life from age three to age 67. The really disturbing thing is how Obama's propaganda goons chose to word this thing.

If Obama wins a second term, he would leave office in January of 2017. However, Julia's life is presented to us as though she will always live "under President Obama."

Creepy, and reminiscent of the of communist propaganda. By the time Julia is 67 years old, Obama should have been out of office, theoretically, for at least 60 years. Yet we are told that "Under President Obama: 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."

Aside from the sad fact that Social Security will likely go bust 50 years before Julia's 67th birthday, and that her dream retirement will be limited to kibbutz-like work in the "community garden," it's rather creep to think that 60-some years from now Julia will still be living "Under President Obama" Is that a Freudian admission that Obama does not intend to relinquish the Oval Office?

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There has been a lot of criticism of "The Life of Julia" - from both the Left and the Right.

Conservative author William J. Bennett rips the pipe dream saga of Julia. "Julia's happily-ever-after tale is remarkably void of reality," he wrote for "Nowhere in her fictional life is it mentioned that Head Start has done little, if anything, to improve elementary education, that she will likely graduate with $25,000 in student loan debt, that she has a 50% chance of being unemployed or underemployed after college, that Medicare and Social Security are headed toward insolvency, and that her share of the national debt is $50,000 and growing."

Over on the Left, the crew of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" pondered what the Obama campaign people were thinking. Willie Geist noted that "They did lob this up as a softball for Republicans, one conservative saying, 'Who the hell is Julia and why am i paying for her whole life?'"  Geist also said, "No one wants to think that from the age of three they are going to need the government to take care of them."
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