The Daily Caller: The (real) life of Julie
There’s a new woman in town, and her name is Julie — not Julia.
Remember Julia? She’s the woman that the president promised to care for ’till death do they part during his re-election campaign.
She wasn’t a real person.
But while Julia was make believe, Julie is as real as people get. A real person whose concerns over the past week have been ridiculed, dismissed, and called dishonest by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Julie, who was not identified by her last name, is a young mother. Her very real son, Caleb, suffers from very real seizures. Her second very real child is due in a few weeks. And the impetus for the attacks? She dared to go public through the libertarian Americans for Prosperity (AFP) to voice very real questions about what Obamacare really means for her, and for her very real family:
The Beltway’s Washington Post gave her two “Pinnochios” — a playful score they use to call people liars.
The New Yorkers at the Times also called Julie a liar, but went even further, saying that Julie’s concern for her family is just an AFP front for protecting the rich from having “to help pay for health insurance subsidies for the poor.”
See, these guys are hopping mad, because unlike fake Julia who unquestioningly accepted the government’s handouts and controls, Julie is asking hard questions. Questions about a bill then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told the public they could learn about after it was passed; questions about a bill that one of its main authors, Sen. Max Baucus, called “a huge trainwreck“; questions about a bill so unwieldy and unpredictable that the White House has been forced to delay and abandon key aspects and hand out waivers to panicked special interests like candy.
All questions have been dismissed — and never adequately answered.
Questions like this one: How will Obamacare affect our ability to choose a doctor?