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Obama's Julia a Woman in Need of Protector
Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders

Posted on 05/08/2012 5:36:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," President John F. Kennedy famously said in his inaugural address.

In his bid for re-election, the hope-and-change president, Barack Obama, clearly has decided to ditch JFK's country-first approach. The Obama-Biden campaign is all about what this country can do for voters.

Last week, the Obama campaign introduced "The Life of Julia," a slide show about a fictional American that contrasts and compares the programs and services that would be available for her from age 3 under an Obama administration with those that would be available under a Mitt Romney White House.

GOP budget hawk Paul Ryan called the "Julia" infographic "creepy" and "demeaning."

He's right. Creepy? Until her son goes to kindergarten, Julia's cartoon world does not depict any males, except one, as shown in this quote: "Under President Obama: Julia decides to have a child."

Demeaning? The slide show sends the message that Julia needs Obama to protect her from cradle to grave -- which, in Julia's world, means from Head Start to Medicare.

When Julia does succeed, it's not because she worked hard and prevailed but because a paternalistic program was there to support her. She gets into college, for example, because her high school is enrolled in Obama's Race to the Top education reform.

When Julia graduates, she easily pays off her student loans because "Obama capped income-based federal student loan payments and kept interest rates low." Under what Team Obama calls a "Romney/Ryan" budget, however, student loan interest rates double. PolitiFact.com found that claim to be "false," as Romney supports keeping Stafford loan interest rates at 3.4 percent.

What happens if Julia cannot pay off her low-interest loans because she cannot get a good job in a moribund economy? "The Life of Julia" does not illustrate its heroine moving back into the home of her parents, whom we never see.

Does Julia ever pay federal income tax? Don't know.

The Tax Foundation estimates that 41 percent of tax filers pay no federal income taxes. The infographic is mute on how much Julia pays in taxes. Thus, all benefits appear as if conjured by a wave of Obama's wand, not thanks to American taxpayers.

"The Life of Julia" closes when Julia is 67. She retires and signs up for Social Security. With no fear of running out of money, thanks to Obama, Julia is free to volunteer at a community garden. Under Romney, the infographic warns, Julia's benefits could be cut by 40 percent. Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler found that frame to be "fairly misleading" -- as the Social Security system is on the road to insolvency. Social Security will need to be cut one way or another; the only question is when and by whom.

Back to Julia and Obama's role as her champion in what Democrats like to call the GOP's war against women. "From cracking down on gender discrimination in health care costs to fighting for equal pay," the infographic ends, "President Obama is standing up for women throughout their lives." Yes, he's standing up for women as men have done for millenniums: He'll say anything.


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1 posted on 05/08/2012 5:36:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

You mean like the way a real husband ought to be?


2 posted on 05/08/2012 5:37:01 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

That’s what’s so funny about “independent” feminists.
They exchange dependence on a husband for dependence on government, and think themselves as “independent”.

2 Tim 3:6 - read 1-9 for context.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 5:38:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

In George Orwell’s statist nightmare novel “1984” the romantic interest of protagonist Winston, was Julia.

One of the most famous lines in the book was:

“War is Peace”.

In this upside down communist administration, this explains the alleged “War on Women”.

Simply, it is the exact opposite of truth.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 5:39:37 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: Kaslin

It is shameful that a Candidate for the Presidency would submit a farce like this as his political statement.

Vote for me I will look out for you from the womb to the tomb.

And what are the taxpayers supposed to think? The ones who have to pay for this Government charity.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 5:42:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MrB

well husbands these days ain’t what they used to be, ain’t what they used to be, the old gray man he ain’t what he used to be many long years ago......

He may work sporadically, drink, play video games, let the grass grow, expect his wife to take care of him just like the gal that married dear old dad.........


6 posted on 05/08/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
The Clintons were masters at this technique.
Any time they accused a competitor of doing something illegal, they were already doing it.
7 posted on 05/08/2012 5:45:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Kaslin
"Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you; " Prez Obama

Might work for a bumper sticker - but how many reading motorists would understand it?

8 posted on 05/08/2012 5:47:54 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: yldstrk

Recent studies show that 70% of “men” are not grown up by the age of 30.

I believe this was an intentional goal of the left.

When you see that, by a spread of 59% to 29%, “single” women support 0bama, you see why they would intentionally destroy the institution of marriage.


9 posted on 05/08/2012 5:48:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: yldstrk
When I heard someone read the "Life of Julia", my first thought was how this was showing the destruction of the family and with it, the special relationship that a man and a woman have within the family. I agree with Paul Ryan, it is creepy. When I was reminded that Julia was a character in 1984 it made it even more creepy!
10 posted on 05/08/2012 5:53:50 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

Interesting. So what they are saying is that women are the weaker sex?


11 posted on 05/08/2012 5:56:46 AM PDT by ibytoohi
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To: Kaslin

12 posted on 05/08/2012 5:57:53 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cogito cogito)
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To: yldstrk

it’s been trending this way since the 90’s when single women started telling pollsters they’d accept Bill Clinton in lieu of a baby daddy.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 6:24:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Venturer
And what are the taxpayers supposed to think? The ones who have to pay for this Government charity.

They are rightfully outraged and alarmed. The tipping point will be reached when the number of voters who will vote for Womb-to-Tomb care exceed those who are forced to fund it. We are perilously close to that now.

14 posted on 05/08/2012 6:25:14 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: libertarian27
"Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you; " Prez Obama.

That's the slogan Obama is already using, if only in other words.

15 posted on 05/08/2012 6:27:14 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: yldstrk
He may work sporadically, drink, play video games, let the grass grow, expect his wife to take care of him just like the gal that married dear old dad.........

You need to qualify that statement, lest the husbands and fathers on this forum take exception.

16 posted on 05/08/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Kaslin

GOP could run an ad where:
A woman named Julia falls for a caring, sweet talking guy named Barack. He promises to provide for her school, health, children, even retirement.
Then she finds he’s doing it by taking much of her income, and giving back a fraction thereof.
She wants out of the relationship.
Then she finds he’s legally taken over her life by tricking her into signing over all current and future assets (bank account, paycheck deposit, insurance, home title, etc) and left her - and her son - with all liabilities.
He’s not leaving her. Ever.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Turbo Pig

Oh good point. Okay, the dads who work, save money, have a sense of humor, can laugh at themselves, protect their wives and children from the cruel world and are self-sacrificing and know what altruism is are excepted from my characterization...........:)


18 posted on 05/08/2012 6:56:54 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Better...I think :-)


19 posted on 05/08/2012 7:17:10 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

"Same s--t, different a-hole."

20 posted on 05/08/2012 7:20:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ctdonath2

Pimped for votes?


21 posted on 05/08/2012 8:13:25 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: luvbach1

We are way past that point.

That’s why we are trillions of dollars in the hole and still digging.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 8:56:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MrB; Berlin_Freeper; ctdonath2

I'm NOT Julia!

23 posted on 05/08/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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