You may have heard of “Julia“, Obama’s campaign aimed at offering women a cradle-to-grave alternative to, well, men apparently. And personal responsibility.
It’s been a big hit with conservatives eager to show how Democrats want to run your life, coincidentally also from cradle-to-grave.
Meet Obama’s ideal woman. Her name is Julia.
As told by Obama’s latest ad campaign, Julia’s parents didn’t teach her the alphabet or how to make friends; Head Start did. Her parents didn’t need to save for college, because she got a government grant and student loans (which she’ll spend a good portion of her adult life paying back). Her first job as a graphic designer didn’t have benefits, but that’s okay, because government provided free health care (since she couldn’t stay on her parents’ plan). Julia had free birth control—thanks to government. When she decided to have a baby, she had free prenatal care—thanks to government. Her son got the same great education she had—thanks to government. Julia started a small business—thanks to government. She retired with Medicare and Social Security—thanks to… well, you get the picture.
Julia is successful, we are told. Her success is not because of her loving family, a supportive church, or a strong local ties—but because big government maintains a lavish welfare state.
She is no ideal American woman.
She is not the self-governing woman America has long been known to have. American women were the first to exercise the right to vote in human history (in New Jersey in 1797). Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in America praised America for its women. Unlike aristocratic girls from Tocqueville’s day, the American girl “thinks for herself [and] speaks freely.” Her family arms her with reason. She is a self-governing woman able to identify vice, virtue, and opportunity. She belongs to a family, a church, and private associations.
But not Julia. She needs the helping hands of thousands of bureaucrats to fulfill with expert precision every want in life so that she can retire and putter around the community (organized) garden. There’s a bureaucrat to determine the Head Start curriculum, one for primary school, one to approve her college grant, another to determine what health care she gets at every age and stage of life.
Check out the rest, as well as the alternate graphics, at Heritage.org.
- Michelle Malkin has a message for America’s moms (theblaze.com)
- Math is hard! Shopping is fun! Women need Obama to take care of them. (erickbrockway.com)
- Poor Little Julia (aleksandreia.com)
- Obama Campaign: Romney Would Ruin Life of Composite Woman (johnmalcolm.me)
- Morning Joe Absolutely Destroyed Obama Campaign’s ‘Life Of Julia’ (businessinsider.com)