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'Binders,' cooking and equal pay: Did Romney undo gains with women voters?
CNN ^ | By Halimah Abdullah, CNN

Posted on 10/17/2012 11:21:43 PM PDT by Arthurio

Washington (CNN) -- Before Tuesday night's debate, polls showed Mitt Romney had gained ground with women voters.

But his comments about using "whole binders full of women" as a hiring aid while governor, whiffing on an equal pay law question, and alluding to helping women get home to cook dinner has landed the GOP presidential hopeful in verbal quicksand with some female voters.

He'll have to do some serious repair to regain traction, political experts say.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bindergate

1 posted on 10/17/2012 11:21:46 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Where t f does all these Abdullahs come from??


2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:28:33 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Arthurio

Binder?

I hardly know her.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 11:31:55 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Arthurio

My wife and three daughters hate PC talk. They prefer a straight forward discussion and don’t mind a little heat in the discussions. Romney scored well in their eatimate.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 11:33:26 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Arthurio
But his comments about using "whole binders full of women" as a hiring aid while governor, whiffing on an equal pay law question, and alluding to helping women get home to cook dinner has landed the GOP presidential hopeful in verbal quicksand with some female voters.

Leave it to an Abdullah to preach to us about women's needs. LMFAO. Really. F U Abdullah.

Professional women do agonize about the loss of quality family time, and prepping dinner for the kids and tucking them in et al.

Romney is right on track with those comments.

He didn't just pander to women either. He explained that he didn't think it was the government's job to help make their contraceptive choices. Right on. And most women will feel the same way.

5 posted on 10/17/2012 11:33:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Arthurio
LOL, yet another manufactured 'gaffe'.

Looks like CNN doesn't want Fox's abandoned demographic after all.

Candy Boo Boo Child's henious performance, then this bulls*** made up manufactured 'gaffe'.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 11:34:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (CNN's Candy Boo Boo Child hosed the 10/16 debate. What an Obama-licker!)
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To: Hardraade

It seems we must get them cheaper by the gross.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 11:35:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Arthurio

Ok so lying for weeks about the causes of an attack on a US Embassy is not offensive. But meaning to say “binders of women’s resumes” but accidentally shortening it to “binders of women” is offensive....are people at CNN forbidden from using their brains?


8 posted on 10/17/2012 11:37:56 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Dapper 26

Off-topic, but check out this ad. I think it’s one of the most powerful I’ve ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fngTzB-WTZY&feature=player_embedded


9 posted on 10/17/2012 11:38:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Arthurio
The pResident and his flying monkeys in the press grasping at straws ... any straws...
Man overboard! And the panicked press is throwing anything that looks like it might float into the water to try and save their pet unicorn pony...
10 posted on 10/17/2012 11:38:52 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Arthurio

My guess is that women who get all huffy about “binders full of women” are the same women who get wound up about a big, bad, scary evil male opening up a door for them. (Ohhh! The horror!)

Honestly, I have considered myself a feminist since I knew what one was, only because I think women should be *allowed* to do whatever they wish, if they can, and because people who do the same job should get the same pay. End of discussion. (You have to remember that I come from a time when girls were not allowed to run the projector, but boys were ... for absolutely no stated reason. Except that boys could do it and girls weren’t allowed to. So you see I have some sensitivity of my own on this subject.) But women with families have some “special needs,” and if we’re going to be HONEST about this discussion instead of all PC about it, then that’s going to come up. I give Romney EXTRA stars for coming out and discussing it honestly.

Good grief.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 11:39:28 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Arthurio

Once again, proof that a columnist with an approaching deadline will write anything.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazamataz

This is so desperate it’s pathetic.

When I worked for the Census, the big kahuna would bellow for a ‘folder of people’ when we needed more hires.

So effing what?

I knew what he meant and I was only 18 and newly fallen off the turnip truck.

Are these people too stupid to get the gist of a comment?


13 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:41 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Arthurio

Bindergate!


14 posted on 10/17/2012 11:43:39 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Arthurio
Apparently Halimah Abdullah didn't find any fault with this statement:

"We don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women ...," Obama told supporters.

So I guess Obama's not interested in middle aged and older women finding work?

15 posted on 10/17/2012 11:43:48 PM PDT by PressurePoint
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To: Arthurio

Wow, CNN, that’s some serious spin!!


16 posted on 10/17/2012 11:44:46 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Hardraade

Imus this morning - Blonde On Blonde

He got so mad at Lis Wiehl about the binder comment that they had to bleep him:

Starts at 2:45

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/will-media-spin-binders-of-women-comment-by-romney/2jhqm0r7h?cpkey=8a1481fd-0bc6-40bf-a5ad-c26274eef1c5||||


17 posted on 10/17/2012 11:46:09 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Arthurio

Hey, Abdullah. Your camel is so pissed at you for this stupid piece of writing that she said you can cook your own dinner tonight. Also, no humping at all.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 11:48:53 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Arthurio

4 dead americans at an embassy...not a story.

Binder full of women...scandal.

American media is bullshit.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 11:49:35 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Maybe after the second date?

I think women know what Romney meant.. This is 'Big Bird, the Sequel'. The Dems are grasping at straws.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 11:53:24 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Arthurio
Let me get this straight. The liberals are angry because Romney hired more women than any other governor in America!?!

That's reason enough in and of itself to never listen to a word a liberal says.

21 posted on 10/17/2012 11:54:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Arthurio
But his comments about using "whole binders full of women" as a hiring aid while governor, whiffing on an equal pay law question, and alluding to helping women get home to cook dinner has landed the GOP presidential hopeful in verbal quicksand with some female voters. He'll have to do some serious repair to regain traction, political experts say.

Let me guess. The female voters are Abdullah and her lesbian lover, while the political experts are her fellow hacks at CNN.

22 posted on 10/17/2012 11:56:25 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Lazamataz

>> LOL, yet another manufactured ‘gaffe’.

Exactly. Anything estrogenic would have served for the propaganda.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 11:58:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: donna
I wish they would have asked Lis why she found the comment offensive instead they just yelled. At least make the woman give an explanation because once she hears herself she can conclude that she was wrong on her assumption br /> of it being an offensive comment. I find Obama offensive and he should not have been at the Presidential debate because he is such a loser.
24 posted on 10/18/2012 12:03:56 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Arthurio

I think I need to stay away from all political news for a week.

I have a bad feeling that the scumbags in the MSM are going to be successful in creating a “bounce” in the polls for the Kenyan over the next few days. They will once again gleefully declare the race over and it will be disgusting to watch.

They won’t be able to maintain it though. When I check back in next week, things should be much improved.

In the meantime, I am going to be working my tail off for Romney and my local Congressmen who faces a tough but very winnable race.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 12:05:36 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: donna
Lis was offended

Put some ice on it, honey!

26 posted on 10/18/2012 12:06:54 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Arthurio

The Alinsky PC agenda doesn’t seem to be working anymore. It’s all so niggardly.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 12:09:19 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: Arthurio

hogwash. cnn is seriously reaching on this one.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 12:15:53 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: comebacknewt

Seems like they’re reaching pretty hard if this is all they’ve got


29 posted on 10/18/2012 12:18:21 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I don’t believe a word of this.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 12:32:16 AM PDT by marron
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To: Arthurio

Funny, ain’t it, how CNN doesn’t thing Obama made a gaffe by saying high gas prices are good and low gas prices are bad?

Screw you, CNN.

The next election cycle, Republicans ought to avoid these biased bastards.


31 posted on 10/18/2012 1:09:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Arthurio

everybody but assholes know what the binders are.....media trying to make something out of nothing


32 posted on 10/18/2012 1:35:46 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
This is 'Big Bird, the Sequel'


33 posted on 10/18/2012 2:18:18 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Arthurio
"Political experts" from CNN?

Well then, it must be true!

(extreme sarcasm)

34 posted on 10/18/2012 2:30:07 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Arthurio

How ironic.. a muslim named “abdullah” counseling about relating to women.

Back to whatever diseased hellhole you came from, knuckledragger.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 2:34:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Arthurio

I’m offended that the media and the TWITS of this country are so focused on the way he said it, and not on what he said.

He set up a panel to find and recruit talented women for top-level jobs.

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT?

Isn’t that what they’ve been bitchin about and begging for all these years?


36 posted on 10/18/2012 2:36:25 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

“WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THAT?”

As a guy I can’t begin to explain it; at least Bush spoke out against affirmative action. Romney seems to be proud of his role in it.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 2:50:24 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I think he should be proud, and it doesn’t, in my book, amount to affirmative action.

Were you listening to his preparatory remarks? He said he looked at the lists of names brought to him when he was setting up his administration and they were ALL male.

So he said “Go out and find me some talented women”, presumably to get some balance.

Doesn’t sound to me like numbers or race or sexual preference or anything else was the criteria.

Affirmative action MUST be defined in such a way that a lower-qualified applicant gets preferences over another applicant based SOLELY on race or sex or whatever other criteria...


38 posted on 10/18/2012 3:04:22 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Salamander
Here comes CANDY BOO BOO CHILD!


39 posted on 10/18/2012 3:44:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (CNN's Candy Boo Boo Child hosed the 10/16 debate. What an Obama-licker!)
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To: Lazamataz

When the fall of our civilization is chronicled, it’s not going to be government... it’s not going to be the American work force...

It’s gonna be cell phones, Twitter, and Honey Boo Boo!!

(Don’t worry Laz, you’ll get a footnote!!)


40 posted on 10/18/2012 4:23:04 AM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: Arthurio

If this is all they got we’re winning!


41 posted on 10/18/2012 4:25:24 AM PDT by McGruff (I smell DESPERATION in the air.)
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To: Lazamataz

Halimah Abdullah? Isn’t that the guy who got arrested in NY City yesterday?


42 posted on 10/18/2012 4:28:29 AM PDT by McGruff (I smell DESPERATION in the air.)
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To: Arthurio

It was another patented Romney verbal blooper, but really if it alone changed any female voters minds then I question whether they would have really voted for him in the first place.


43 posted on 10/18/2012 4:36:18 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Arthurio

You know, if Romney would talk about the skyrocketing price of groceries instead of just the price of gas, he would score a home run. My wife does the grocery shopping and has sticker shock - every week portions get smaller and prices are higher.


44 posted on 10/18/2012 4:41:49 AM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Arthurio

No.


45 posted on 10/18/2012 5:20:39 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Arthurio

When you are building your platform on Big Bird, Birth Control and Binders, I’d expect your presidential aspirations are pretty much down the drain.


46 posted on 10/18/2012 5:39:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Arthurio

I’m certain that Halimah Abdullah’s first concern in life is women’s rights. Not.


47 posted on 10/18/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Arthurio

This is ironic. The left is attacking Romney for his story about how he had an affirmative action quota for women. Bill Clinton never needed a binder to find qualified women to use and then destroy: Gennifer Flowers, Kathryn Willey, Paula Jones, Juanita Broderick, Monica Lewinsky....


48 posted on 10/18/2012 7:36:09 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: funfan

Men can’t talk to women when women are that stupid.


49 posted on 10/18/2012 12:50:48 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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