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Former New York Times Writer Scours Romney Binder Remarks as 'Comical' and Ruinous
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 20, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 10/20/2012 1:57:59 PM PDT by Kaslin

Count former New York Times writer Virginia Heffernan as one of the media feminists who wanted to hit Mitt Romney with a binder for about a week. From her digital macrame rug on Yahoo News, Heffernan wrote an entire column insisting "The remark did not accomplish what he’d hoped. In fact, it tipped the hand of Romney’s women panic so thoroughly that it’s likely his court-the-undecided-females’ game is now thrown."

"Plus, it misses the mark of normalcy so absolutely that he comes off as comical," she guessed. "No wonder it became a meme on Twitter and other social media sites. Just in case the humor seems opaque, let me offer a binder full of analysis."

First, his answer to a question about the grave subject of wage inequality flaunts his gender bias: In his anecdote, Romney ostentatiously refuses to consider qualified applicants just because they’re men.

Second, Romney in this instance was hiring for positions largely about optics: He wanted women in his cabinet so he could say he had women in his cabinet. He recruited women to be women—not cabinet members.

As if when Bill Clinton made a Cabinet designed to "look like America," it wasn't about optics? Would Heffernan argue that scandal figures like Janet Reno and Hazel O'Leary were the best America had to offer? Feminists think it's only about "optics" when the women aren't liberals or radical lefties. It continued:

Third, the binders response raises the specter of a still more hideous idea. Before answering the question, Romney had been reminded that women earn about 72 percent what their male counterparts do—and his response was to say, “Exactly! That’s why, given half a chance, I hire women!” Bottom line, Romney recruits women because they look good and they come cheap.

The remark has done more than alienate women, for whom—as all recent data confirms—no one needs to do any special favors. For years, and to the despair of mothers of sons, females have been far more educated and better qualified than male applicants for almost anything. They also get jobs easily and don’t need someone searching high and low for binders of resumes. They just need to get paid fairly for what they do.

Lastly, Romney’s remark exposed something on flagrant display all night. It’s that he’s a boss—and only a boss. He sees everything from the throne of a massive realm: Massachusetts, Bain Capital, and the many businesses he’s “had the privilege of staffing,” or however he puts it.

Feminists never see a danger in arguing from a position of female supremacy, that women have been "far more educated and better qualified than male applicants for almost anything." If that's the case, why is she favoring Obama for president?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; limolibs; mediawingofthednc; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashills; virginiaheffernan

1 posted on 10/20/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Please, I beg of you, DO NOT post a photo of the author.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kaslin

Leftists “see” what they hope to see.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 2:01:24 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Liberalism is an inability of the thinking apparatus to function properly.)
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To: I want the USA back

Lefties are soooo desperate. This is only their latest foray into irrelevant silliness.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will join your mission, and would like to subscribe to your Keep Free Republic Beautiful newsletter.

I mean seriously guys. You know how many conservative hotties that are out there? Yet I see mostly posts of Leftist Hags. Some of ya’ll are beginning to creep me out.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 2:04:34 PM PDT by UltraV (I use the term Leftist not liberal, because a true liberal would not support government censorship.)
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To: Kaslin

Real women are more concerned about the cost of groceries, paying bills and gasoline than they are about a binder remark. Only the women with vitriol hatred towards any Republican think about binders. This woman is completely delusional.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 2:05:30 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Kaslin

Virginia thinks with her lady parts.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 2:05:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama had a book of Muslims:

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


8 posted on 10/20/2012 2:05:40 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t post it but I checked her out. I am amazed. She looks like a hottie GOP gal, not a typical RAT woman.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 2:06:00 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Kaslin

False outrage and affected drama is the term.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 2:07:02 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Kaslin

You can bet your sweet bippy that I never say the word “binders” again, even if I need one. I don’t want to take the chance of getting hit with a sexual harassment suit by some shyster “lawyer”.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Very amusing and entertaining to read the emissions of a trained seal.
12 posted on 10/20/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

It shows how desperate and devoid of ammunition against Romney they are.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FReepers
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14 posted on 10/20/2012 2:09:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Kaslin; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; a fool in paradise; Daffynition

BINDERGATE!

Women and Minorities Hardest Hit!


15 posted on 10/20/2012 2:11:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: doug from upland

You’re not looking at a recent picture.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 2:13:49 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: Revolting cat!

17 posted on 10/20/2012 2:13:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kaslin

They have less than nothing, and it has caused them to lose their minds.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Kaslin
Are these lefty nutcases being turned on and cannot stop talking about binders because of some masochism fetish?

binders, binding, chains, handcuffs . . . .

By now someone should have answered that but I have not seen it.

19 posted on 10/20/2012 2:15:12 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin
A devastating response: http://www.steynonline.com/
20 posted on 10/20/2012 2:16:41 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
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21 posted on 10/20/2012 2:18:18 PM PDT by FredZarguna (A bump in the road. Not optimal.)
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To: Kaslin

The real ‘War On Women’ is being waged by the NYT for thinking that women are this effing stupid to buy into their crap.


22 posted on 10/20/2012 2:19:33 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Kaslin

Pitiful manufactured ideological rage says everything about the leftists who spin up with it and how their idea of reality has departed from earth at warp speed. Speaking of warped...

I took the Romney remark exactly as they were intended. As to “binders full of women”, if these same feminists are so concerned about gender equality, they would be hoping made over the skewed ratio of females to males in undergraduate-level courses. But their not and once again, it tells me all I need to know about what they really want.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 2:23:26 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Kaslin

Liberal women are a joke. They despise a man who treats women with the utmost respect and worship a man who actually rapes women. Unbelievable but true.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 2:23:51 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: profit_guy
The real ‘War On Women’ is being waged by the NYT for thinking that women are this effing stupid to buy into their crap.

"They may be stupid but they sure are fun."

--Todd Rundgren


25 posted on 10/20/2012 2:25:10 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kaslin

Stix and stones seldom break leftist bones.....but words will always hurt their little crybaby eggshell skulls


26 posted on 10/20/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Kaslin

New York Times? What is that?


27 posted on 10/20/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Kaslin

“Virginia Heffernan as one of the media feminists who wanted to hit Mitt Romney with a binder for about a week”

Perhaps Michelle Malkin should challenge Virginia to a fight, after Michelle properly roasts Virgina’s name. The Red Heifer would be a start, and Virginia is just too easy...


28 posted on 10/20/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: FredZarguna
Thanks. That's clever.

The Romney campaign, et al should use that or something very similar.. even something like the age-old "You binder you brought her . . . ."

29 posted on 10/20/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin

New York Times, discussing what story to run :

“We’ve had four of our people killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi and the President lied and blamed it on a film. He also is trying to cover up that his administration failed to provide proper security.”

“No! No! No! You can’t run with that! Romney had a women’s group gather up qualified women’s resumes for Government positions and put them in a BINDER! (audible gasp) Big Bird may even be in there! And we
think Big Bird is male so that’s more gender discrimination!”

“Stop the presses!! Run with the Binder story! Maybe our stupid readers will read binders and think bondage!”

“But bondage here in NY will up Romney’s vote totals!”

“Just run with it!”

(A local commenter to our local liberal paper’s website actually tried to tie binders to bondage!)


30 posted on 10/20/2012 2:33:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Kaslin; 2ndDivisionVet
He wanted women in his cabinet so he could say he had women in his cabinet.

There are a whole group of obamas cabinet members and tsars that should have been scraped off the sidewalk, put into little bags, and disposed of with the rest of the trash instead of being appointed to high level government positions.

31 posted on 10/20/2012 2:38:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kaslin

Romeny did a great job of answering a stupid question. So, he said ‘women in binders’. Big deal. I saw a nice man talking about hiring women. Period.

The real story is that women make just as much as men when you compare apples to apples. A female engineer makes as much as a male engineer. etc etc etc etc. The problem is many men work as mechanics (for example) while many women choose to work in the office (for example). If a woman learned to be a mechanic she would make more and if a man worked in the office he would make less. Get it? It’s not a big ‘male’ conspiricay to hold dowm women which is always implied in these simple minded ‘gotcha’ questions. It’s simply the reality created by the choices both men and women make as they go about their lives.

Besides, instead of a question on a topic absolutely no one was discussing leading up to the debate, how aout one on Obama Care? Or, how about a question on Medicare reform? Or how about a question n tax reform? Instead we get this stupid ‘unequal pay crap’ from Crowley. I hate the meadi!!!!


32 posted on 10/20/2012 2:39:29 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: theBuckwheat
I still haven't figured out why the word "binders" is supposed to be offensive. The only thing that I can think of is that they think if they pretend the word is offensive, a lot of brain-dead potential Obama voters will think it is offensive. In the phrase "binders of women" they could just as easily chosen the word "of" as being offensive.

If Romney wanted to look at resumes, it's bad if the resumes are in binders, but it would be OK if they were brought to him in cardboard or plastic containers, or in plastic expanding folders?

Janet Reno was Clinton's third choice for Attorney General--the first two had to drop out of consideration. All three proposed nominees were women. Obviously there were no Democratic male lawyers in the country who could have been considered capable of running the Justice Department.

33 posted on 10/20/2012 2:39:30 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Kaslin

To me the Binder situation show how really stupid Democrat women are.

Mitt was clearly trying to promote more women into his administration and these dumb vaginal impaired females cannot figure that out.

Dear Mitt: when you start passing out leadership jobs , please look at my Binder and hire me.


34 posted on 10/20/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
Romney hired more women to senior level positions than any other governor in America.

He's a demon!!!

35 posted on 10/20/2012 2:41:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Robwin; Kaslin
Love it. Keep going. Rats!
36 posted on 10/20/2012 2:41:56 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Kaslin

This is quite simply the dumbest thing ever conceived. This is a whole new level of stupidity on the part of the 0bamanoids. And to see the parroting media pick it up is nothing if not indicative of how unthinking and banal they are.

So Romney is out of touch because he used binders, eh?

Guess what. It worked. Get it? It worked. Unlike anything 0bama has tried. He ended up with 50% women among his administrative positions and won some kind of award from some womens organization, not that that is any kind of big deal.

This is how out of touch he is. No, he’s not “cool”. But what he did worked. At the time he did this, digital pictures on a PC may well have been combersome sizewise, I don’t know. But if he got women jobs in his cabinet, WTF difference does it make if he used finger paintings?


37 posted on 10/20/2012 2:44:00 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama: I passed a law (that did , but made us feel good about passing a law)

Romney: I ensured we placed women in the highest positions in my government

Yes, I am sure Romney lost points on that one.


38 posted on 10/20/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ilgipper

Obama: I passed a law (that did nothing, but made us feel good about passing a law)

Romney: I ensured we placed women in the highest positions in my government

Yes, I am sure Romney lost points on that one.


39 posted on 10/20/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ilgipper

Obama: I passed a law (that did nothing, but made us feel good about passing a law)

Romney: I ensured we placed women in the highest positions in my government

Yes, I am sure Romney lost points on that one.


40 posted on 10/20/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I couldn't find a pic of anyone named 'Heffernan', but I did find this one of Virginia Heifer.


41 posted on 10/20/2012 3:04:51 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: TigersEye

[ Romney hired more women to senior level positions than any other governor in America. ]

Probably why Mass. was so screwed up... is screwed up, and will remain screwed up..
Add to that all the Queers.. trannies and other Obamaoids..


42 posted on 10/20/2012 4:10:50 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Revolting cat!

What, is that her on the Left?

43 posted on 10/20/2012 4:26:28 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: Kaslin
"All the evidence suggests that the first debate made the difference. "In every poll we've seen a major surge in favorability for Romney," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake told USA Today's Susan Page.

"Women went into the debate actively disliking Romney," she went on, "and they came out thinking he might understand their lives and might be able to get something done for them." --Michael Barone, Townhall

44 posted on 10/20/2012 4:37:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NV, NH = 291EV)
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To: Kaslin

Total invention. Totally laughable. Totally desperate.


45 posted on 10/20/2012 4:40:50 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: hosepipe

LOL Nevertheless!


46 posted on 10/20/2012 5:10:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Kaslin

I think what this means is that Romney has NO CHANCE on the Upper West Side. Just a guess.


47 posted on 10/20/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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