Obama's 'Life of Julia' Campaign Ad Inspires A FORGOTTEN MAN
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ A new novel titled "A Forgotten Man" (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H7LSF3Y) was published today exploring the life of a fictionalized woman named Julia who was the star of a controversial political ad by President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.
The ad (http://www.jpepperbryars.com/2013/11/lifeofjuliaad.html) contained a series of illustrations showing how government programs would help Julia and how conservative ideas would allegedly harm her during 12 years in her life, beginning at age 3 and ending at age 67.
The novel, by Alabama writer J. Pepper Bryars (http://www.jpepperbryars.com/), tells the rest of Julia's story, showing the complete impact of an increasingly large and powerful central government, and what really happens to Julia.
"Where the ad promotes only the good intentions of a large government and deep regulations, the novel reveals the true cost on the middle class," Bryars wrote in his syndicated newspaper column (http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/12/new_book_tells_what_happened_t.html) discussing the book's release.
When Obama's ad was shown, liberals hailed it as an example of how big government policies help everyone. Conservatives criticized it as an example of a bloated and ineffective government intruding into every aspect of our lives.
Rush Limbaugh said (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/05/03/cradle_to_grave_obamaism_slideshow_the_life_of_julia) that the ad was "a perfect illustration of liberal cradle-to-grave care for every citizen, with the government making every decision, making everything possible, and leaving nothing to chance."