Obama’s ‘Letter of the Week’: From Julia, Of Course

Posted by on Jul 03, 2012 at 8:55 am

Remember that really creepy “Life of Julia” bit from Team Obama? Well, curiously enough Obama has a letter from someone allegedly named Julia thanking him for making her life worth living or something.

Of course Julia doesn’t have a last name, leading us to believe they’re just making this stuff up.

Dear Mr. President,

I just made a donation, my first of this campaign, and my old information popped up—from four years ago! Four years ago, I was a 29-year-old, unemployed, college-educated American, like so so so many people. I was drowning in debt from a health procedure that I needed while I didn’t have health insurance. When I found a job, it was seasonal and without benefits, and I was laid off six months later.

Well, now, that’s a really long season. Six months?

Would it be inspiring to you to know that, four years later, I am emailing you from my home with my new son sleeping beside me? That four years ago, I took a chance and started my own business, where I now employ 12 people? Does it motivate you to continue your hard work when I tell you that I offer everyone on my staff health benefits? I am just one person in one city in one state, but I believe that I can make a difference in my community because I believe that it is worth it, and that my president supports my efforts.

Now either this “Julia” is a total illiterate, or the person listed as posting this nonsense is. Does she employ 12 people or is she asking if she employs 12 people?

I don’t ordinarily write in to things like this, but seeing my sad and frustrated and lost responses from the last time I donated money really caused me to look at how far I have come in four years. I am in the process of getting an SBA loan, as I am expanding my coffee shop business, and by the end of 2013 I will employ 40 people—40 people! If you had told me this in 2008, I would not have believed it in the slightest.

A coffee shop employing 40 people? Really? Why do I not buy what “Julia” is selling here?

So thank you for your hard work, and thank you for supporting small business people like me, who are just a tiny slice of the American dream—because together, many slices make up the pie. It takes all of us, it takes dreams, it takes guts, it takes support. Thank you.

All the best,

Julia, California

Obama supporting small business? Now I know this is fiction.


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11 Responses to “Obama’s ‘Letter of the Week’: From Julia, Of Course”

  1. Blue Hen on 3/03/12 at 9:40 am

    I don’t ordinarily write in to things like this,

    But I felt that I must share this with the other ‘readers’ of Penthouse.

  2. Corona on 3/03/12 at 10:01 am

    So I walked into this coffee shop and was greeted by 40 barristers the other day…

  3. chique d'afrique on 3/03/12 at 10:24 am

    I see this like the-govt-is-my-sugar-daddy Julia of the slide show, this Julia doesn’t have a husband either. I wonder if she added that she plans to work in a community garden when she retires.

    And yes, her story is tooootally believable.

  4. MWR on 3/03/12 at 10:28 am

    CALIFORNIA? She’s supposed to be from CALIFORNIA? OfA feeds us this heaping pile of saccharine nonsense, and then expects us to believe that this mythical woman has a thriving small business in CALIFORNIA?

    It’s like they’re not even trying anymore.

  5. Chi-Town Jerry on 3/03/12 at 11:43 am

    Wait a minute.. in the worst economy since the Great Depression, this woman starts her own business – a coffee shop? A coffee shop that is so successful she needs 12 full time employees and she can afford paying for health insurance?

    This woman is a genius! We should hire her to go out and lecture small business owners and wannabes on how to start a thriving small business!

    Whoda thunkit? Starbucks and other local coffee shops by me are dead in the mornings compared to 4 years ago. But this woman’s business can hire 12 full timers and herself!

    Yeah.. I believe it.. I do.. I believe it..

  6. Blue Hen on 3/03/12 at 12:04 pm

    It’s kinda funny seeing bilge like this when the SF Chronicle, hardly known as a bastion of wingnut thought, detailed the living Hell that businesses face. Years of work to get anything and everything approved, licensed, built, re-built, condemned whatever. And that was for an ice cream shop.

    For a person that is nothing without the dear leader, she is a frickin’ genius. If Steve Jobs had her mad skills, he may have built ipods in the US.

  7. macbrooks on 3/03/12 at 12:07 pm

    “So I walked into this coffee shop and was greeted by 40 barristers the other day…”

    Corona, I laughed out loud at this. Thanks for the much-needed smile.

    mac :]

  8. hutch1200 on 3/03/12 at 6:03 pm

    “So I walked into this coffee shop and was greeted by 40 barristers the other day…”

    And walked into the back room to buy my weed.

  9. hutch1200 on 3/03/12 at 6:21 pm

    “If you had told me this in 2008, I would not have believed it in the slightest”.

    And yet in 2012, I don’t believe a word of this tripe.

  10. bikermailman on 4/04/12 at 1:25 am

    *If* she opened several stores in the intervening time, *If* we were talking Fort Worth, or Midland/Odessa, or Rapid City, maaaaaayyybe. Anywhere in the PRC? Nope. Not. One. Chance.