05 May 2012

Julia, Barack Obama’s Latest Composite Girlfriend

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David Harsanyi asks: Who the hell is “Julia,” and why am I paying for her whole life?


Donald Douglas replies: Meet Julia: The Big-Government Dependency Robot and Dream Woman of Leftist Ideology.


James Taranto explains that Julia really represents the Obama Administration’s new model for society’s fundamental relationship: the union between the dependent individual and the administrative state.

In 1999 Lionel Tiger coined the word “bureaugamy” to refer to the relationship between officially impoverished mothers of illegitimate children and the government. “The Life of Julia” is an insidious attack on the institution of the family, an endorsement of bureaugamy even for middle-class women.


Nicole Gelinas describes just how Julia’s choices subsequently impact her son Zachary and what ultimately happens to Julia.


swings at the Obama Campaign’s low, hanging curveball, offering his own version of Julia’s life, which ends with a a characteristically left-wing bang.

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Not all that long ago, the GOP could have run Julia (the Obama version, as is), and it would have been seen as a wicked send-up of the liberal endgame. Today the DNC actually believes that Julia resonates with the public as a positive model. The truly scary part is to think they could be right in their assumption.

Do you suppose maybe we could see the story of Jason — the guy who has to spend his whole life paying for Julia’s support?


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