In the early days of the Clinton presidency, Rush Limbaugh ran a song parody to the tune of “Whoot! There It Is!” called “Womb to the Tomb.” It was a reaction to the proposed “Hillarycare” healthcare reform efforts. The idea being that Democrats were hoping to create “womb to the tomb” government entitlement. Well, Barack Obama evidently didn’t realize that the song was a parody, because his campaign has now created a little slideshow called “The Life of Julia.” The slideshow presents the life of a fictionalized woman named Julia (perhaps the long lost lovechild of Barack and his fictional girlfriend Genevieve Cook) and contrasts how wonderful her life will be under the benevolent, loving care of life under Obama and contrasts it with the hollowed-out, wreck of a life that she will lead under Mitt Romney.
Here are some of the highlights:
Under President Obama: Julia is enrolled in a Head Start program to help get her ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve programs like this one, Julia joins thousands of students across the country who will start kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.
Under Mitt Romney: The Romney/Ryan budget could cut programs like Head Start by 20%, meaning the program would offer 200,000 fewer slots per year.
At the risk of drawing Bob Beckel’s ire, Head Start isn’t quite the success liberals like to pretend it is, but this is just the beginning. At every stage of her life, Julia is helped by some big government program. According to team Obama, Julia would be a whimpering mess without the aid of big brother to help her. Yes, this is the party that pretends conservatives are waging a war on women, yet they seem to be under the impression that women are fragile flowers completely incapable of caring for themselves without the beneficent aid of a bloated government guiding their every step.
As revealing as this little slide show is about how Obama and his minions view the role of government, I think this part, showing Julia at age 31, is most significant:
Julia decides to have a child. Throughout her pregnancy, she benefits from maternal checkups, prenatal care, and free screenings under health care reform.
Oh, where to begin. Julia, under the loving protection of big brother, has had access to birth control throughout her working life. As we all know, without Obama forcing his will on the insurance companies and employers, Julia would have had to pay upwards of almost TEN DOLLARS A MONTH in order to procure birth control. Without the ability to scrounge for that extra 33 cents per day or, you know, abstain from sex, Julia would be working on child number twelve under life in the oppressive Republican regime. In this reality the dice rolled and she “decides” to have a child at age 31. Notice there is no mention of a husband. Nope, she just decides to up and have her (presumably one and only) child one day. Thank goodness for Obamacare, because then she will have access to pre-natal checkups. I know we all remember the dark days before Obama was immaculated, when women had to fork over thousands of dollars to some shady doctor who simply laid his hands on the mother’s womb and divined the health and status of the
unborn child fetus. Thanks to Obama (may he live forever), women can now afford to go to real doctors who have fancy machines and stuff.
I’m actually a little surprised that they didn’t tell Julia’s whole story. If team Obama really wanted to demonstrate how empowered women are under his regime, there would have been a bit about Julia’s doctors finding a birth defect on one her checkups. And of course Julia could have taken care of the problem child, with said procedure fully paid for by the Obama administration.
But I digress. The story plays out with Julia eventually collecting Social Security and Medicare. Yes, yes, I’m sure even Obama’s team had to have a good chuckle at the thought of either program still existing by the time Julia is old enough to collect. I guess Julia’s son Zachary, and the rest of all the single, designer children in the U.S., are going to be making a ton of money – because they’re going to have to pay an awful lot of money to support the Julias of this world.
Oddly the story ends before Julia’s death. I’m sure that Obama will come up with some kind of federal “Casket Aid ” program to cover the costs of all deaths and burials in the U.S. Or perhaps Julia will just be shot onto some new planet, where her body will be rejuvenated by the new life springing up.
4 months: Julia’s mother decides that giving birth will be hard on her figure. She kills Julia. Under Barack Obama, her right to do so is absolutely nonnegotiable.
As for Ed:
- 31 years old – Julia gets pregnant, which tells you all you need to know about free contraception. Oddly, Julia hasn’t gotten married first, probably because the economy is so poor by this time with the huge entitlement debt crisis breaking that no one can conceive of putting a home together. Fortunately, ObamaCare makes pregnancy possible, because until Obama took office, no one ever got pregnant, since government support and approval for it didn’t exist.
- 37 years old – Julia’s son Zachary, named after his sperm donor, starts school. Head Start has long since disappeared, apparently, but Race to the Top still exists. Must be a marathon.
As funny as this entire thing is – and I can’t imagine who at Team Obama thought this was a good idea – it’s also quite sad. The vision outlined here is one that seeks to infantalize (if that’s a word) American adults. There is absolutely no conception that any person – and certainly no woman – can actually do quite fine without government stepping in every step of the way. We can laugh at this, but it’s a disturbing look at how Obama views the world.