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Mark Steyn: Democrats find their issue, in a binder
Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 19, 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:01 PM PDT by neverdem

Republicans still insist on bringing up trivial, peripheral distractions like Benghazi, Obamacare, multitrillion dollar debt, unsustainable entitlements, permanent long-term unemployment, and the looming Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff.”

So the other morning a reader emails 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 shanty towns 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 ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marksteyn; steyn

1 posted on 10/19/2012 6:31:04 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 10/19/2012 6:32:37 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Obama had a book instead.... Of Muslims.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947447/posts


3 posted on 10/19/2012 6:32:52 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: neverdem
Conveniently overlooking the fact that the binders represented more than equal rights -- i.e. affirmative-action hiring.
4 posted on 10/19/2012 6:36:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: neverdem

5 posted on 10/19/2012 6:37:20 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: neverdem

“Binders full of women? Where?”

6 posted on 10/19/2012 6:37:20 PM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: neverdem
Find her in a binder! Do these ears make me look fat?

7 posted on 10/19/2012 6:41:52 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: TigerClaws

Thanks for the link!


8 posted on 10/19/2012 6:44:35 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Pretty baby. The dog, not Mr. Romney.


9 posted on 10/19/2012 7:09:19 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Brandonmark

Is Obama a dipper, that pouch under his lower lip sure looks like it to me.


10 posted on 10/19/2012 7:09:21 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: neverdem
Ken is winning.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 7:34:04 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: neverdem
....in the final weeks of his re-election campaign, the first man in history to spend $6 trillion and leave no trace is doing a magnificent job of cretinizing his own base. In the binders of history, this one will be worth its own tab.
12 posted on 10/19/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: neverdem

I am a pretty simple man. To me Romney getting binders full of women to fill roles in his administration means that he was looking for qualified women to appoint to fill spots.

To me that was a great goal.

Any woman who dosn’t under stand what he meant should vote for Obama, because they are too fudging stupid to be a part of the new Romney Administration.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 7:39:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: neverdem
Keep your Averys off my ovaries!
14 posted on 10/19/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: neverdem

Thanks for posting. That was the funniest Steyn column I think I’ve ever read.


15 posted on 10/19/2012 9:15:52 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: neverdem

OMG! I’m married to a mean male Dem. When I read this I laughed so hard the tears ran down my cheeks and almost down my legs! How I love Mark Steyn! He so gets us!!! This just made my night. I’ll sleep well now. Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 9:26:05 PM PDT by 12thgenAmerican
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 9:40:58 PM PDT by JLS
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To: neverdem

Ringed binders use to be an efficient way of organizing hard copy data files. It was a way to refine a data search to the most relevant sample set and was a lot more portable than a file cabinet.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:07 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: neverdem
... the outrageous right-wing Muppophobic assault on Big Bird ...

Steyn, you magnificent bastard!

19 posted on 10/19/2012 11:40:15 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: neverdem
Still, we should credit the Democrats for obeying The Law of Conservation of Mole Hills. For every puppet they elevate to the status of demigod, for every throw away remark about office organization they raise to a Civil Rights crisis, they do attempt to reduce the most serious transgressions into trivialities.

Middle East burning? Twenty-two embassies under siege? "Bump in the road."

Four dead Americans, including the first US Ambassador in 33 years? "Not optimal."

The "vision thing" apparently involves looking through the binoculars backwards for 0bama and company.

20 posted on 10/19/2012 11:49:50 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: RichInOC
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21 posted on 10/20/2012 12:34:08 AM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: neverdem

I’m missing this whole binder thing. Does it have something to do with . . . no, it couldn’t be about foot binding. I’m just not going to trouble my little head about it any further.


22 posted on 10/20/2012 1:03:08 AM PDT by firebrand (Beware of wishful thinking--the mousetrap of small minds.)
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To: neverdem
... or some hideous mutation of the two: bindroaches, vile creatures prowling the land on three pairs of jointed rings ready to snap shut on your daughters’ ankles as they attempt to access the last Planned Parenthood clinic in America.

LOL! I think Mark's getting a little crazed here in the last days ...

23 posted on 10/20/2012 5:19:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("You know I'm always there for you," he told her, as he hurried out the door.)
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To: neverdem
and they were protesting the following remarks by Mitt Romney at the presidential debate:...

Couldn't excerpt 2 more sentences, huh?

24 posted on 10/20/2012 11:06:35 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: neverdem

25 posted on 10/22/2012 2:57:48 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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