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The Great Binder Blunder
National Review ^ | 10/19/12 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/19/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan

So the other morning a reader e-mails me a picture of a handful of women demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Ohio Republican party — in what we expert analysts round about this point in the quadrennial election cycle like to call the critical battleground of the Buckeye State. The women each wore two giant pieces of cardboard, front and back. Ah, I thought, a timely protest. These activists understand that, with Obama’s flatline economy drifting inexorably to a $20 trillion federal debt, we’ll soon be living in cardboard shacks in shantytowns in the parking lot of the bankrupt Solyndra factory. Or it’s what they’ll be using for the x-ray plates at your local hospital once the Obamacare rationing kicks in. Or maybe it’s the perfect visual metaphor for the flimsiness of U.S.-government security at its Middle Eastern embassies before the “Death to the Great Satan!” crowd punched through the compound like so much soggy cardboard.

But no. The women were chanting “Equal rights, not binders,” and they were protesting the following remarks by Mitt Romney at the presidential debate:

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012debates; binders; blunders; marksteyn; steyn
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1 posted on 10/19/2012 2:51:17 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan
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To: trappedincanuckistan

So lame. Women aren’t stupid although the left apparently thinks their concubines are.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: trappedincanuckistan

So Romney had a binder of women’s resumes. What’s the big deal? If he had one of men would the media think he was gay?


3 posted on 10/19/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Thought Mitt handled the comment pretty well. What’s the beef with the binder comment?


4 posted on 10/19/2012 2:55:15 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

These dipstick Dem dames are due for an oil check! They are one quart short of functional.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 2:56:26 PM PDT by miserare
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To: trappedincanuckistan

If Obama thinks the binder thing is a big deal, he’s seriously lacking in ammo....

Good grief, who cares...


6 posted on 10/19/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by Professional
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To: ptsal

“Thought Mitt handled the comment pretty well. What’s the beef with the binder comment?”

It was not optimal.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Far from being a blunder, it is what the axelrod grease machine has successfully used to divert attention from the absolute treason of Obama & co lying about their abject failure to meet the '3AM phonecall' on Benghazi and instead floating a lie for two weeks. The binder flimflam is more proof that the media will do anything the DNC instructs them to do, even commit journalistic suicide to defend their little barry bastard boy drug-addled degenerate commie.
8 posted on 10/19/2012 2:57:32 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I don’t get the hoopla. So Romney has binders with resumes, why is that a bad thing? Doesn’t that just mean he is considering women for jobs?

Liberals are so ignorant.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 2:57:50 PM PDT by madison10
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To: OpusatFR

“So the other morning a reader e-mails me a picture of a handful of women demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Ohio Republican party”

Not saying anything about women in general, but obviously....


10 posted on 10/19/2012 2:57:54 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: OpusatFR
Women aren't stupid

Some are. Women in my family think and have said they want Michelle Obama to run for POTUS in 2016. When asked, they could not name one qualification. But they still want her to be president. TO be fair, there are stupid men also. And there is certainly no shortage of them in my family.

11 posted on 10/19/2012 2:58:52 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: SkyDancer

Let’s not drag bath house Barry into this.


12 posted on 10/19/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Desparation.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 3:00:37 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: MHGinTN

Amen. This binder thing is an Obama/media constructed controversy meant to distract people from the Libya thing. Obama knows he trapped himself the other night.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 3:01:26 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: longfellow

Ooopsie -


15 posted on 10/19/2012 3:01:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

PC requires employers to have binders full of women then complains when they have binders full of women.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 3:03:08 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: trappedincanuckistan

How many binders of women do you suspect Bill Clinton kept in his office?


17 posted on 10/19/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: OpusatFR

I work with a Jewish female lawyer. Guess what her Halloween costume is going to be?


18 posted on 10/19/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

Ann Romney?

Please don’t tell me Gloria (I would chase an ambulance, but being paid by the DNC is easier) Alred?


19 posted on 10/19/2012 3:07:41 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: longfellow

Michelle Obama?


20 posted on 10/19/2012 3:09:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Don’t women dress up as women anymore? They have dressed as all kinds of things this year.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I find stuff like this fascinating. Its like a clinical laboratory experiment in mind control.

Binders. Lets all talk about binders.

And sure enough, like a fog filling the room, its all you hear.

Doesn’t work with me, in fact I find I’m immune to most of this kind of thing. Whats my secret? I don’t watch TV news. I don’t let these people into my home or into my head.


22 posted on 10/19/2012 3:12:42 PM PDT by marron
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To: trappedincanuckistan

I’m still mystified that the Dems with all the huge problems convulsing the country think it’s a smart idea to pursue binder-gate. I’m tempted out of pity to tell them that this is a real loser of a campaign strategy. But if they want to keep shooting themselves in their big feet with Big Bird-gate and binder-gate, I guess I should tell them to go ahead.


23 posted on 10/19/2012 3:13:34 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Romney didn’t assemble the “binder” full of women...he indicated his staff delivered the resumes to him in a binder, a common office supply to assist in organizing data before computers were commonplace.

I retired from the phone company, and while I was there we had to have a lot of extra shelves installed to hold all of the binders it took to organize the data we needed to track.

On the other hand, Obama never worked anywhere, so he wouldn’t have any concept of the purpose of binders. He still doesn’t.

The libs are even claiming that the binders were full of women’s pictures, trying to add perversion to the equation,

They’re all sick.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 3:15:57 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

AND

How is keeping binders of women worse than coercing young females to polish your k***b in the oval office?


25 posted on 10/19/2012 3:17:31 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: madison10
"I don't get"

Because the morons think Romney was implying he had binders of women for sexual purposes...or something...I think. Actually, it's so stupid you've got to wonder if the people at the Dem campaign headquarters have totally lost their minds with this loser of a strategy.

26 posted on 10/19/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: C. Edmund Wright
“How many binders of women do you suspect Bill Clinton kept in his office?”

____

Probably a few, but that was for an entirely different purpose, like employment for an hour or so in return for a large monetary consideration.

27 posted on 10/19/2012 3:21:47 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Romney’s description of deliberately searching for qualified women to nominate is an annoying act of “affirmative action”, but it should be seen as a plus to feminists who say we need more women in top posts, not an insult.


28 posted on 10/19/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: madison10

I have tried to follow this - but can’t. Is this comment being taken by Obama that Romney doesn’t have any women cronies or relatives or daughters of lobbiests to hire - and actually has to look through some resumes?

Or is there something in the term “binder” that is either sexist (like breast or foot binding) or is old-fashioned (’binder’ - Romney can’t use a computer?) Or is it because he has “binders full of women” (how do they all fit in there!?), and not “binders full of women’s resumes”?

Sounds like whoever prepped Biden on his debate has taken over the entire campaign.

“Binder!!!??? HaHaHaHaHa.. Did he say a BINDER!!??? WOW - a BINDER????!!! Come over to my house. HaHaHaHa”


29 posted on 10/19/2012 3:25:31 PM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

(A sign with this on it would surely tick off those protesters :) )

30 posted on 10/19/2012 3:28:04 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: mongo141

Well yes, just goes to show:
Liberal women vote between their legs.
Conservative women vote between their ears.


31 posted on 10/19/2012 3:31:49 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: longfellow
I work with a Jewish female lawyer. Guess what her Halloween costume is going to be?

Gloria Allred?

32 posted on 10/19/2012 3:37:15 PM PDT by Disambiguator (Re-electing Obama is not optimal.)
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To: All

Where is the “binder” full of e-mails requesting security support from Chris Stevens, Obama?????


33 posted on 10/19/2012 3:41:44 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I am just glad I didn’t choke on my wine reading that comment. Too true and one I have thought often.


34 posted on 10/19/2012 3:45:07 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: South40

rumor is Michelle and Valerie Jarrett run the show while Obama plays golf and reads the teleprompter


35 posted on 10/19/2012 3:47:39 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: driftless2
"Actually, it's so stupid you've got to wonder if the people at the Dem campaign headquarters have totally lost their minds with this loser of a strategy."

For a while now, I've been wondering if God, having gotten fed up with the Israel-hating, anti-Christ, baby-murdering, Muslim-loving bunch in the White House, has sent a spirit of confusion into their midst. They've been digging their holes deeper and deeper, almost as though they're in a fog of incomprehension. And this binder stupidity further confirms my idea (to me, anyway).

36 posted on 10/19/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: tbw2

“Romney’s description of deliberately searching for qualified women to nominate is an annoying act of “affirmative action”, but it should be seen as a plus to feminists who say we need more women in top posts, not an insult.”

Nail on the head. The irony of this entire story.


37 posted on 10/19/2012 3:51:22 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: trappedincanuckistan
hmmmmm.

Binders...?

4 men murdered in Libya?.....

Yeah, it's a tossup alright..../s

38 posted on 10/19/2012 3:51:48 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Everyone! Read this piece by Steyn!.......It is hilarious...Too bad it's about such a "series" subject.

FMCDH(BITS)

39 posted on 10/19/2012 3:53:09 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

40 posted on 10/19/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: annieokie

don’t forget big bird.

big bird + binders > 4 men murdered in Libya


41 posted on 10/19/2012 3:55:35 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: marron

RE> I find I’m immune to most of this kind of thing. Whats my secret? I don’t watch TV news. I don’t let these people into my home or into my head.

Bravo! Here’s to talking head immunity. (Cling) Have not had broadcast or Cable TV in so long I can’t remember. Cut the Cable is what I tell everyone. Maybe it’s catching on. :)


42 posted on 10/19/2012 3:56:39 PM PDT by ri4dc (47544 - The one number in Obama's background that really affects our future. Tip: Cut the Cable.)
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To: 21twelve

Or is it because he has “binders full of women” (how do they all fit in there!?), and not “binders full of women’s resumes”?


Yes, that’s most of it, they are deliberately misinterpreting his comment in order to make fun of it. However, from reading some lib comments about this, I’ve discovered they are pushing another angle about the binders. They’re saying that Mitt said he requested those binders, but really, some pro-feminist group had already sent him and his opponent in the race the binders full of women, so Mitt is claiming responsibility for the binders falsely. Or something like that.


43 posted on 10/19/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: trappedincanuckistan

“But now, after four decades of movement on women’s rights, Romney wants to go back to when they were stationary.”

(Good line, but I would have spelled it “stationery”).


44 posted on 10/19/2012 3:59:33 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
From Steyn:

"... the president declared: “I’ve got to tell you, we don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women.” No, sir! In the Democratic party, driven young women are dropping into your lap."

Their campaign is called FORWARD, you know. ;-))

45 posted on 10/19/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: annieokie

Either way, definitely not optimal.


46 posted on 10/19/2012 4:09:56 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Sir Napsalot
No, sir! In the Democratic party, driven young women are dropping into your lap.""""...

DRIVEN? into your lap? .... Did O' really say those words?..ROFL...PERVERT!!!.

Sounds like the Democratic Party is running a Brothal now...give us a call "We have Driven Young Women to drop in your lap".....

Yeah we know how much they like and care for women, who can forget Slick Willie and how much he cared?

47 posted on 10/19/2012 4:58:14 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: trappedincanuckistan; pookie18
ROMNEYS BINDERS
48 posted on 10/19/2012 5:07:40 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

I’m sure his desk is clean as a whistle unless CPUSA sends over another executive order.


49 posted on 10/19/2012 6:27:10 PM PDT by des
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To: des

This is the “Houdini election”. Obama and Axelrod are using sleight of hand to get you to watch the rabbit, while the economy and foreign affairs crash and burn.

It’s not really about women. Anybody who watched it, knows Romney just left out the word resume. No, this is just an excuse to talk about something other than Benghazi, and the economy. I mean Romney eviserated Obama on flying off to Vegas on the day 4 americans were killed in a 9/11 terrorist act. Obama and the media dont want to talk about that, so they distract us with trival crap.


50 posted on 10/19/2012 7:03:08 PM PDT by gswilder
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