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8 May 2012updated 07 Sep 2021 11:52am

The Life of #Julia

Is the American character is John Wayne, it's rugged individualism.

By Alice Gribbin

I suddenly feel like I’m living in Great Britain in the era of Clement Attlee . . . You don’t feel proud in that!

Take issue with the government helping Julia; the campaign 

As feminist blogger @AmandaMarcotte put it: don’t be silly, Julia – “Your government isn’t for you! It’s only for rich people!”

How you respond to the campaign depends, for the most part, on your attitude towards the President. The presenters of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, like the vast majority of #Julia’s twitter critics, chose to ignore central message of the interactive feature: the stark contrast in ways Obama’s and Romney’s policies effect women. The Joe‘s hosts went from flippant to disregard for the video to get a little nationalist:

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