From Frank J., and Iowahawk.
This is the gift that’s going to keep on giving.
Just read a great comment…
Has anyone else noticed that no matter how old Julia gets, she’s always “Under President Obama”? Is he planning on being president for life?
And apparently Romney’s been sentenced to a lifetime as his nominal opponent.
Seriously, if these are the sharpest parodies folks could come up with (and so far, they look it); then I weep for America. Cradle-to-the-grave nannyism is creepy and gender studies is useless. A drunk monkey could crap those old standbys on his worst day. “Life of Julia” is seeping with that saccharine hipsterness just dying to be knocked down a peg.
Poor Julia, it is hard to pick your nose with a chainsaw arm.
For me, the chief problem with “Julia” is that she’s an unverifiable abstraction. We can’t examine Julia’s life to see if there’s other ways to solve her perceived problems (such as Julia buying her own contraceptives, for example). We can’t see how things are going years from now. The mere fact that the Obama campaign uses such abstractions rather than real people seems pretty damning to me. They don’t want something that can be second-guessed or reasoned about.
And it’s interesting that the ad is so selfish too. It’s all about what the policies do for this abstract person with absolutely no consideration of their costs.
you can pick your nose with a chainsaw. But once, just once.
you’ve TOTALLY missed the point.
There is NO other way for ‘Julia’, or us, to get problems solved other than by the government. And anyone who says otherwise can expect a visit from the Thought Police!
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