Thursday, May 03, 2012

 

Poor Little Julia

Obama released a campaign ad, The Life of Julia, that clearly shows how he, and the Democrats, view women as weak, delicate little things that cannot thrive on their own. Indeed, women need constant nurturing and assistance from cradle to grave. (While I've never experienced womanhood, I thank the Lord every day that I'm a man capable of standing on my own two feet.) David Harsanyi posted his here.
It is also a mindset that women should find offensively patronizing. When they're old enough, I hope my two daughters will find the notion that their success hinges on the president's views on college-loan interest rates preposterous. Yet, according to the "Life of Julia," women are helpless without the guiding hand of Barack Obama.
Julia can enroll in a Head Start program to help get her ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve the program … Julia can take the SATs because she was trained by the useless “Race to the Top” program, yes, implemented by President Obama … During college, Julia undergoes surgery, which is thankfully covered by her insurance due to parents' coverage until she turns 26 … thanks to Obama. Julia works as a full-time web designer, and thanks to Obamacare, her health insurance is required to cover birth control and preventive care, "letting Julia focus on her work rather than worry about her health..." ...because children are bad for your health, obviously. And so on and so forth. Julia then has a son named Zachary (who has no father around, as far as I can tell) and we can start the entire storyline again. Finally, Julia retires. “After years of contributing to Social Security, she receives monthly benefits that help her retire comfortably, without worrying that she'll run out of savings... This allows her to volunteer at a community garden.” If you think Social Security benefits allow you to live your retirement without worry, you deserve Barack Obama.
Pretty much the same attitude they've used for years to keep that black man down. Frederick Douglas warned of this.
In regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us... I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! ... And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! ... your interference is doing him positive injury. "What the Black Man Wants" — speech in Boston, Massachusetts (1865-01-26)
Julia finds a job as a web designer and is so blessed that Obama requires her employer provide health insurance. I'd like to know what company hiring web designers doesn't already provide health insurance. Freelance web designers charge $50 an hour minimum. (My company charges approximately $100 per hour for survey programming and web related services.) With that level of pay, you can afford to pay for your own health insurance. Obama tells you how Julia and her family qualify "President Obama's American Opportunity Tax Credit—worth up to $10,000 over four years." for her college expenses. He doesn't tell you how it only applies to tuition, not room and board. Although I maintain a residence here for my son, plus pay towards his college expenses including room and board. The college counts his scholarship as paying all his tuition, thus I get no tax credit nor deduction at all. Obama has no plan to make college cheaper and more affordable. Just huge loans which he claims will be at a lower rate than Romney would allow. Further on Obama brings up how the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will allow Julia to "stand up for her right to equal pay." As if discrimination against women poses a great problem today in America. The majority in college, the majority in law school, the majority in medical school. It must be rough. Funny, no mention of helping men, those who've suffered the most in today's economy and experience hostility in every level of the educational system. Lots of the Future Subjunctive Fallacy from Obama. I could go through each point and discredit them. But, as we've noted here recently, logical argument is only a facade. Those who like Obama will refuse to see the truth and conjure up magical powers by enemies of the president for the failure of his policies. It's certain that Obama believes women are selfish and greedy, that all you have to do to get their vote is to appeal to these base attributes in women.

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