As Democrats continue to push their hyperbolic “War on Women,” something actually useful has resulted from the exchange between Republicans and Democrats. I would like to thank both the World in Motion and Doubleplusgood Infotainment blogs for making me aware of both incarnations of the “Julia” ads.
It all started with the Obama’s campaign ad known as “The Life of Julia“, which takes “a look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime — and how Mitt Romney would change her story.”
The conservative Heritage Foundation fired right back with its own ad, “A Better Life for Julia“, which shows how conservative policies “can empower Julia and all Americans without government inference at every stage of life” in lieu of “President Obama’s vision of cradle-to-grave government dependence.”
What is wonderful about both ads is that they highlight the fundamental contrast between liberal and conservative ideals. Moreover, both sides are trying to present their values in the most compelling and persuasive manner possible.
Based on my ideals, Obama’s ad confirms every stereotype I have ever held about the Democratic Party: cradle-to-grave government programs; a deep and unremitting hatred of success; and the unshakable belief that if government throws more money at a problem, it can find a solution. Furthermore, at each stage of Julia’s life, the government dishes out more handouts. Who will pay for these handouts? Why the “rich”, of course!
I would be shocked if many liberals did not have a similar reaction to the Heritage Foundation’s version. In fact, I think that is what is so effective about both of these campaign ads – they summarize the ideologies of both camps in a clear, compelling, and practical way.
What say you?