Time Man-Of-The-Year

She has Dr. J.’s vote.

Apparently our friends at Time Magazine (remember when that was a relevant news organ?) nominated Dr. J.’s favorite Jesuit educated law student, Sandra Fluke. Other nominees include the inaugural participation trophy winner, Vice President Joe Biden, rappers Jay-Z and PSY, mommy-porn writer E.L. James, erroneous Karl Rove, and some others. Basically, Time put its magazine through the ‘frequent word’ filter and pulled out the recurring names. Folks worthy of the title include Barack Obama (natch), John Roberts, or if you are looking overseas, Mohamed Morsi, or Bashar Assad.

While many have screamed ‘eleventy’ over the nominaton, Dr. J. finds it a fitting punctuation mark to the year known as 2012. Ms. Fluke is the perfect storm of what is wrong with the progressive movement, the academy, the millenial generation, and, as was made evident by the 2012 election, over one half of the electorate.

Specifically the worldview of the typical American has had shifted substantially leftward and away from the the center-Right American ideals. And for those of you who disagree with the notion that the American ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, limited government, fiscal responsibility and self-determination transcend political divides, please refer to the hate spewed by the left at Tea Party types, and those who succeeded by the sweat of their brow.

Now, a large swath of Americans, including those of means to provide for themselves, feel, much like Sally Brown in the Peanuts Christmas Special, “wanting what’s coming to them, wanting their fair share.’ Dr. J. has a cardiologist colleague (aka 1%er) who’s previous employer was a Catholic hospital in New Atlantis. When Dr. J. asked him how he thought the Catholic hospital was going to comply with the HHS mandate he intimated that he felt that the hospital was stupid for making his wife pay for her own birth control when other employer insurance plans cover it. When Dr. J. said that the hospital was run by the Catholic Church who shouldn’t pay for an elective treatment (and contraception and abortions ARE elective, mind you) that violates its tenets, he makes over six figures, AND contraception treats physiology, and not pathology, he just shrugged and said that he just thinks he shouldn’t have to pay anymore than he already does especially since its supposed to be free now. #headdesk

Sally, the first Julia.

This is because our President, for the last four years has been telling Americans what their fair share really is. He has been a proponent of ‘positive liberties’ aka free stuff, and against ‘negative liberties’ or what the government can’t do to you. He pushed for liberalizing unemployment benefits and food stamps rather than creating an environment where folks can find jobs and provide for themselves, and saying it’s not fair that women are women, so their annual maintainance checks, contraceptives, abortifacents, etc…should be free to ‘level the medical playing field.’ He’s altered the healthcare markets in a manner that will drive many employees off of insurance rolls and turning their gaze towards Washington for help.

Julia was the name of the party aparatichik in 1984. Coincidence?

Because Obama got his wish and has fundamentally transformed America, he seems the most likely Time MotY nominee, but he couldn’t have done it without Sandra Fluke and millions of Julias (and Julios) following her off the fiscal cliff.

About Dr. J.

Dr. J. was born the son of a New Atlantean sharecropper who cornered the market on notoriously delicious seaweed Himanthalia elongata (popularly known as Thongweed). With his newly minted seaweed fortune, Mr. J. the Elder sent his son to attend the Academy of Sorcery, Alchemy and Surgery where the good doctor apprenticed with the finest sorcerer surgeons in New Atlantis. Dr. J.'s areas of expertise grew to include bleeding, cutting for stone, trephination, medical divination with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, cybernetic sorcery and medicinal alchemy. When King Orin of Atlantis fell ill with the Ick, Dr. J. stepped in with an elixir he devised from a combination of minerals, herbs and saps. Curing the king, Dr. J. gained significant notoriety which afforded him the luxury of time to devote himself to his side hobbies which include porpoise racing, the study of supply-side economics, cooking and raising his lovely merchildren alongside his lovely bride the archconservative Mrs. Dr. J.