The New Yorker in 2012 reported:
The Obama campaign’s Web site launched a slide show called “The Life of Julia.” It tells the story of an imaginary woman’s life from childhood to old age and is meant to illustrate “how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime—and how Mitt Romney would change her story.” Julia is a cartoon.
Under President Obama, Julia enrolls in a Head Start program at age three, wearing a pinafore, ribbons, and Mary Janes. At eighteen, in a varsity shirt, blue jeans, and high-tops, she gets a Pell grant. At twenty-five, her hair has changed color—from blue to orange—and, while working as a Web designer, she’s paying back her student loans, and her health insurance covers preventive care and the cost of birth control. She has her first baby at thirty-one, and, at forty-two, by which point she has let her hair go back to its natural blue, she qualifies for a loan from the Small Business Administration. She begins receiving Medicare at sixty-five, and, two years later, Social Security is why she isn’t worried about how to pay for her retirement: “This allows her to volunteer at a community garden.”
Under Mitt Romney, the story hints, Julia is denied a slot at Head Start, can’t get a Pell Grant, doesn’t qualify for a student loan, discovers that loans for small businesses have dried up, can’t afford birth control, and gets a paltry Social Security check because Social Security has been gutted. The effects of a Republican Administration on the color of her hair are not specified.
Today’s read is from Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Here’s the obligatory tease:
Remember Julia from the Obama campaign years? As she’s aged, she’s been the Democrats’ secret weapon. She is hip to the crisis du jour. She is educated, frustrated, and an agent of societal destruction. Julia champions the leftist life cycle, such as it is, and has created chaos. Death followers her wherever she goes. Julia is the perfect Democrat.
Read the entire column here.