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Remember “Julia”? She’s back, …and thanks to #Obamacare, she’s not doing too well

If you think back to the 2012 presidential campaign, a major storyline was Obama’s “Julia”: a PR storyboard which detailed the hypothetical cradle-to-grave, government-assisted life of a woman receiving everything from Headstart to college loans; from childbirth to Medicare.

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It was highly illustrative, since such a life envisioned TOTAL dependence on Big Daddy Government and championed it as an ideal to be pursued, rather than avoided at all costs. It was mocked mercilessly, and rightfully so.

But what if Julia was real: now, …today?

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(video) – The “Life of Julia” may be our Present, but it needn’t be our Future

I never would have guessed that something so pathetic, so puerile, would end up actually defining and predicting so much of the last few months.

Let me back up a bit, and explain what I mean.

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e3a03287359b3101bb_dv6mv2bptThis past spring, the Obama campaign came out with “The Life of Julia“, a cartoon showing the glorious cradle-to-grave benefits of being cared for by Big Daddy Government. Beyond being just plain creepy, it presented a life that was as two-dimensional as its animation: you were born, lived and died under the umbrella of the State.

Such a soulless existence received plenty of ridicule, which it richly deserved:

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Three choices for Julia

If you have somehow been able to avoid this whole “Julia” topic, allow me to spoil your ignorance.

Just this past week, President Obama rolled out an online campaign called “Julia“, which gave a cartoon portrayal of a Liberal’s vision for life for one imaginary woman.

The website and slide show are available HERE. You may want to drink something first. Personally, I felt a little ill seeing how this administration wanted women to live their life, being tethered to the Federal Government their entire existences.

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There have been quite a few take-downs of this since it hit, with Twitter almost catching fire from the sarcastic, but very funny, critiques of such a life. One of my favorites thus far:

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Heritage Foundation put out a complete mock version which has been received well. Although in my opinion, it’s not extremely entertaining.

 

Heritage’s version is HERE.

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My suggestion?

Visit Iowahawk’s page, and check out his wonderfully acerbic take on this.

You’ll get the gist of the other takes, and you’ll definitely laugh more with Iowahawk’s satire than with the other two, combined.

On second thought, you might laugh AT President Obama’s original version, but really …it’s just kinda sad.