The left’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is … something about Mitt Romney and binders

posted at 7:21 pm on October 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’ve been avoiding this all day but my curiosity’s finally gotten the better of me. Question: Are Democrats obsessing over Romney’s “binders full of women” line at the debate purely as a joke, or are they actually pegging it as some sort of killer new “Big Bird”-style meme that’s going to turn the election for them? Anyone have a decent read on that? I could surf around for answers, but I’ve reached the same saturation point as Andrew Stiles and frankly can’t take much more:

He forgot car elevators and the 50-year-old high-school haircut. Jim Treacher’s tweet round-up is a mixed bag of sly and serious, as is this surreal shot of protesters in Ohio. If it’s all a goof aimed at needling the other party’s guy, fair enough; so was the “Obama ate a dog” meme, which was silly but fun and even cathartic as an absurdist rejoinder to the left’s dumb preoccupation with the Seamus story. They were all wound up last night hoping that O wouldn’t crap the bed at a second debate and blow the election entirely, and when he didn’t they decided to let off steam. Got it; no problem. But then I see Greg Sargent trying to jumpstart it, half-heartedly, as a legit Topic of Concern, and I read things like this post at Townhall summarizing the NBC’s and WaPo’s interest in it, and I think maybe we’ve found a rich new vein of “war on women” tedium. Watch the clip below; The One even made a reference to it on the trail today. By the final weekend, Big Bird’s actually going to be campaigning with him, isn’t he/it?

Since we’re on the subject of binding women, though, and we’re being forced to take this semi-seriously, let’s follow the Standard’s lead and revisit one of the Obama White House’s glorious “progressive” achievements:

“This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,” former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. “Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”…

“I felt like a piece of meat,” Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic Advisers, said of one meeting in which Suskind writes she was “boxed out” by Summers…

“The president has a real woman problem,” an unnamed high-ranking female official told Suskind. “ The idea of the boys’ club being just Larry and Rahm isn’t really fair. He [Obama] was just as responsible himself.”…

Obama, according to the book published by Harper Collins, failed to call on Romer after asking her male colleagues for their opinions. The snub prompted Romer to pass a note to Summers where she threatened to walk out of the dinner, according to the book.

The Obama White House has long been dogged by similar claims of exclusivity — his golf outings have been typically all-male affairs, though Melody Barnes, who heads the Domestic Policy Council was invited on at least one round of golf in October 2009 after much grumbling about Obama’s choice of golf buddies.

The White House also reportedly pays its women staffers a median salary that’s considerably less than what their male counterparts receive, but much like drone strikes, “kill lists,” and warrantless electronic surveillance, these are Topics of Concern only when they conform to the prefab narrative about regressive Republicans. Ah well. Here’s that video of The One, along with a new ad from Romney. Exit quotation: “He was very thoughtful about who he brought in the administration.



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viking01 on October 17, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Or making a Beavis and Butthead reference?

Heh, heh, I am portfolio!

coldwarrior on October 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I don’t get it – I really don’t. Binders full of resumes from women – Right? I guess I’m just dumb. What is this all about?

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM


More Cowbell…!

Seven Percent Solution on October 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Me.

But I’m a pig.

Lanceman on October 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Yeah. A Pig on performance enhancing drugs! /

portlandon on October 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Question: Are Democrats obsessing over Romney’s “binders full of women” line at the debate purely as a joke, or are they actually pegging it as some sort of killer new “Big Bird”-style meme that’s going to turn the election for them?

They consider it misogynistic. No, really. Truly.

I’m a no-woe-is-me-man and I didn’t even hear it. I guess my “woe-dar” is on the blink.

It’s totally ridiculous. Big Bird actually looks like Iran compared to Binder-Gate.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Comedy gold.

Chuck Schick on October 17, 2012 at 7:57 PM

You have been on a roll today, good job!

JPeterman on October 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Lefties are not familiar with the word “binders” as it is commonly used in office settings. They heard Mitt say last night that he had lots of women in binders, and they immediately assumed he meant that he was tying women up.

This is the kind of misunderstanding that happens to people who have never had a real job.

AZCoyote on October 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

pathetic
first segment of ac360 is ‘binders of women’ meme

cmsinaz on October 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Jeez.

They really are desperate to revive the “Romney is an idiotic gaffe machine” meme.

This stuff might have been good for a few laughs back in the spring, but it’s crunch time now and voters are looking for a serious adult to lead the country out of this mess.

Hint: It ain’t the guy who talks about binders and being eye candy.

rockmom on October 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Leftists talking to leftists, in other new Obama is still losing.

rob verdi on October 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

YOU HEAR THAT LADIES THEY WANNA PUT Y’ALL BACK IN BINDERS!

-Uncle Joe (sex symbol)

Kataklysmic on October 17, 2012 at 7:29 PM

That there is funny to me. Thanks for the laugh.

Brat on October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I don’t get it – I really don’t. Binders full of resumes from women – Right? I guess I’m just dumb. What is this all about?

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Apparently, Romney wants to put blacks in chains and women in binders. Go figure.

Romney needs a spoof ad in which he recreates the concluding scene from Dirty Dancing with that black aide who spoke at the RNCC. Romney would grab her from her then current job and say, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

BuckeyeSam on October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I am be old school, however, I keep all my project materials in
binders. Also, when I have an important meeting, I make up binders of pertinent information and sales sheets for each
attendee. We also use new media for the actual presentation, however, the binder is information they can access for future reference. What the heck is wrong with binders? They work great.

I am sick of these lefties thinking they know it all.

Amjean on October 17, 2012 at 8:03 PM

gophergirl on October 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Thank you for sharing. I can only watch from up the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and pray that Virginia swingers come through for all of us.
I recently traveled through southern/rural VA and the Obama campaign signs read: Occupy the Vote!
Seriously?

bettycooper on October 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

“The women? How much for the women?”

The War Planner on October 17, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I’m thinking more along the lines of Blazing Saddles and the ‘Where the white women at?’ line.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Wait! They don’t know what binders are? HAHAHAHA!!!

MrX on October 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Good Lord that tie around his neck is driving me insane. Tie it right or take it off, you nincompoop.

donkichi on October 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Wait! They don’t know what binders are? HAHAHAHA!!!

MrX on October 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Well, liberals have been supposedly boycotting STAPLES. So maybe they don’t!!

rockmom on October 17, 2012 at 8:07 PM

They consider it misogynistic. No, really. Truly.

I’m a no-woe-is-me-man and I didn’t even hear it. I guess my “woe-dar” is on the blink.

It’s totally ridiculous. Big Bird actually looks like Iran compared to Binder-Gate.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Same here. I knew he meant binders of women’s resumes. The only thing Romney’s comment did was give me a more favorable opinion of him that he sought a more diverse cabinet. I wonder if they keep pushing this meme, will the same thing happen to other women as it did with me?

Also, for the left to immediately think of a sexual meaning behind his comment, says a lot about what they really think of us. Nothing more than sex objects.

Conservative Independent on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Dogs. Tax Returns. Horse Dancing. Gaffes. Dirty Dishes. Binders. #TheIssues #2012

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesWFB) October 17, 2012
===================================================================

Piffff,

I’m a staunch and proud supporter,
of the,

Bitter Binder Coalition for Women Clingers…….

http://www.BitBinderForWomanClingers.com

(Snark&Sarc).

canopfor on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

What a joke…. The Obama campaign is staffed by marxists clowns..

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

pathetic
first segment of ac360 is ‘binders of women’ meme

cmsinaz on October 17, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Andi Vanderbilt gets turned on by all that ‘binder’ talk.

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Thank you for sharing. I can only watch from up the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and pray that Virginia swingers come through for all of us.
I recently traveled through southern/rural VA and the Obama campaign signs read: Occupy the Vote!
Seriously?

bettycooper on October 17, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Virginia swingers is a phrase I don’t think I’ve ever read before unless it was a reference to a square dancing club. ;0

I feel for anybody living in Maryland what with your commie government and insane governor. It’s always been true that if you don’t live in PG, Montgomery, or Baltimore County your vote really doesn’t matter but it seems to me that things have gotten terrible. Montgomery County used to reliably be the most affluent county in the country. They nudged back up to number 10 this year while most of Northern Virginia made the list.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

The democrats heinous WAR on BINDERS must stop!

Time for a kiss-in protest at Office Depot?

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

This fills out the Leftist Universal Perception of What Women Care About:

1) Contraceptives

2) Abortions

3) Binders

I mean if they wanted to back equal pay, then the Obama Administration wouldn’t pay women $11k less on average than the men in the Administration, now, would they?

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

If you take Romney’s binder comment at its worst possible connotation, it was an admission of using an affirmative action policy to staff his cabinet.

But now that’s racist sexist.

These rules are so tricky. I’m just going to forget about this whole controversy and get an early start on my feminist holiday tree. No ornaments, just tampons dangling from the branches.

gatsbysgirlontheside on October 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

O/T:

Rare 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda with the 426 cubic-inch Hemi V-8 engine, dual four-barrel carburetors, the 727 automatic transmission, the Super Track Pak option and a power convertible top, painted, “Plum Crazy” heads to auction at Barrett Jackson.

Picture of the car is major car porn and should be a centerfold!

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/10/09/rare-171-plymouth-hemi-cuda-heads-to-auction/?intcmp=obnetwork

(Sorry, I don’t know how to insert a link. I have Flora Duh’s YouTube How To, but for some reason my sound on this isn’t working.)

Typicalwhitewoman on October 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Chickens. Flogging the left.

Key West Reader on October 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Wow! War on binders full of women.

It’s a three ring circus.

plutorocks on October 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Hey, you don’t have a job and no one is hiring, your house is in foreclosure, college costs are going up exponentially, gas is almost $5 a gallon, the Middle East is blowing up, but ROMNEY SAID BINDERS!

Raquel Pinkbullet on October 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Time for a kiss-in protest at Office Depot?

Pork-Chop on October 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Kiss-in? No my friend, we need to show up with our hole punchers!

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

indeed

:)

cmsinaz on October 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I heard about binders all morning from my 20-something lady-parts-are-all-that-matters-for-my-vote colleagues.

This is all they’ve got. Pathetic.

bettycooper on October 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

What’s unfortunate is that Romney didn’t point out that that Lily Ledbetter legislation is nothing but a boondoggle for plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Everyone hates trial lawyers, and they’re clearly a huge Dem donor. Romney should point out what’s really going on with such BS legislation. And, I’ve asked before, why Romney wasn’t prepared to provide the information about how lousy Obama is in his own administration.

BuckeyeSam on October 17, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Yeah sorry, but it took me forever to realize they were trying to turn this into some sort of sexual joke. Seriously, the left must be made up entirely of people who never left high school mentally!

WolvenOne on October 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Should Huckabee call for a Binders Day at Staples?

BuckeyeSam on October 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Three weeks before the election and all the left has to talk about is Big Bird and binders. That is really telling.

SoulGlo on October 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

If what the left says about “Binders of women” is correct than Mitt Romney may well have locked up the votes of the ladies who dote on the book 50 Shades of Grey.

paulus1 on October 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I mean, really, if the innuendos actually had something to them, this would make Mitt Romney EXTREMELY fascinating and compelling as a person. Much more human. Much more likeable. Easier to vote for and even fun in a sly sort of way.

You would think the Left would understand this sort of thing, but there they go again.

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I feel for anybody living in Maryland what with your commie government and insane governor. It’s always been true that if you don’t live in PG, Montgomery, or Baltimore County your vote really doesn’t matter but it seems to me that things have gotten terrible. Montgomery County used to reliably be the most affluent county in the country. They nudged back up to number 10 this year while most of Northern Virginia made the list.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I worked for a Steny Hoyer challenger in 2010. We loved the election results until your above-mentioned precinct tallies came in and buried our candidate. (as expected)
Ballot initiatives are the big deal now. Civil Marriage and Gambling are splitting the PG Co. voters – as you can imagine.
btw- I drive through PG Co. every morning and have yet to see an Obama sign.

bettycooper on October 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Civil Marriage and Gambling are splitting the PG Co. voters – as you can imagine.
btw- I drive through PG Co. every morning and have yet to see an Obama sign.

bettycooper on October 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

It isn’t civil marriage but same-sex marriage. And your state is going to be the first to vote it into law. You are also going to reward illegal aliens with in-state tuition and de-facto amnesty.

The gambling referendum is the one I think is too close to call. Keep in mind I hope Virginia remains casino free because I don’t like what casinos do so I am biased. It started with slots at horse racing and has ended up with trying to draw the crowds away from Atlantic City.

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

I’m at the age where gravity and time have taken their toll and I could use some binding. Diet and exercise can only do so much.

So Romney said something in a clumsy manner – so what? Unless you’re nuts, it doesn’t mean a thing.

Robin Banks on October 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Nice try on the redirect. That was quite a Freudian slip! Like GW Bush, Mittens is a gaffe machine that just keeps on giving.

That along with his non-answer of the debate question puts a little exclamation point on how he doesn’t give a shit about equal employment for women.

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

heh.

Topic of Concern

ted c on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Gutfeld was hilarious on The Five today…talking about how caveman-like it was to have ‘binders of women’ and then trying to place them in Romney’s cabinet. Trying to make furniture out of binders of women…

Yellowdog12 on October 17, 2012 at 8:56 PM

I guess these people have never had to buy school supplies.

txmomof6 on October 17, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I think Barry BAMSTAHHHHHHH!!!!! YOU DA MANNNNNNNNNNN BAMMMMMMMY BABYYYY!!! LOVE YA BARRY OL BUDDY OL PALLLLLLL!!!!!! YAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ByRuth at 7:

cableguy615 on October 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Hey Allah.

Let us all know when Kos and CAP organize the Million Binder March on Washington, won’t you?

dissent555 on October 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Hey Allah.

Let us all know when Kos and CAP organize the Million Binder March on Washington, won’t you?

dissent555 on October 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

They can combine it with the Million Muppet March… the Million Binders Deployed to Support Muppets March…

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Well, I must say, as a 25-year-old woman, I have absolutely no idea what is supposed to be offensive about binders of women. Anyone with a functioning brain knows that Mitt meant binders full of women’s resumes.

Do these people realize how utterly dumb they look to the rest of us?

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Nice try on the redirect. That was quite a Freudian slip! Like GW Bush, Mittens is a gaffe machine that just keeps on giving.

That along with his non-answer of the debate question puts a little exclamation point on how he doesn’t give a shit about equal employment for women.

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Go grow some lady parts like mine and then you can come back and speak for me and my gender.

Until then, go get some tweezers and a magnifying glass and see if you can find your balls.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I don’t get the binder thing, I heard someone say it on the radio but I must have missed something. I thought the line was republicans hate women so why would it be odd that Romney had info binders on women as well as men he considered for cabinet posts? Is the funny thing the word binder when he could have said a file? This is stranger than big bird.

Ellis on October 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Allah, you’ve GOT to read this, if you haven’t already, on the binder remark: http://news.yahoo.com/romney-and-the-%E2%80%9Cbinder%E2%80%9D-blunder-45646812684.html

They’re insane.

changer1701 on October 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Do these people realize how utterly dumb they look to the rest of us?

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

No, they don’t.

They are dead serious.

And that is absolutely, knee-slapping hilarious!

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I don’t blame you for being angry. It’s all falling apart and there’s nothing you can do about it.

There, there.

Jim Treacher on October 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Liberals are lame.

ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Well, I must say, as a 25-year-old woman, I have absolutely no idea what is supposed to be offensive about binders of women. Anyone with a functioning brain knows that Mitt meant binders full of women’s resumes.

Do these people realize how utterly dumb they look to the rest of us?

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

So, let’s see if I have this straight: We have Obama and lying standing beside the caskets of four dead Americans, and you have… binders. Sure. Got it.

ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM
ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM>

I’m not being facetious, I truly do not understand what libs are wetting themselves about. Usually, I understand their lame memes – I never agree with them, but at least I understand them. This one is just beyond my understanding, I guess.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Two points that need to be made on this:

1. If the war on women meme has not helped to sway undecided or persuadable female voters towards the President to this point, this is not going to bring them any closer to him

2. The problem with this particular meme is that it is nowhere near offensive but is rather confusing instead. One of the typical responses I have seen from people of all political identifications today is “what is the controversy? I don’t get it.” The meme simply isn’t very clear. It would be one thing if the comment was more directly offensive, but instead it is quite a muddled comment. Even women who support the President know what Romney meant (binders full of women RESUMES). Is the meme supposed to make Romney seem out of touch? That is not really a “war on women,” meme by definition since there must be something offensive to the comment to be apart of the war on women attack.

I find it hilarious that as of this moment, on the websites of ABC, NBC, Yahoo, and CNN this is their headline issue.

Plainly stated… this binder comment is this weeks Big Bird. It doesn’t change the mind of a single undecided female voter, especially since they have seen and heard far worse about Romney and his war on women to this point.

Indy82 on October 17, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Question: Are Democrats obsessing over Romney’s “binders full of women” line at the debate purely as a joke, or are they actually pegging it as some sort of killer new “Big Bird”-style meme that’s going to turn the election for them?

See the beauty for us is that it doesn’t matter. Even if it was started in jest (which I can respect because it is a strange flub of words that would fit nicely as a goof on the wimmens war theme), the vast majority on the left have no sense of humor so it becomes what they in their mind see as a legitimate angle to attack the hated right.

It completely eliminates their ability to hit us with humor like we do to them (e.g. Hashtag hijacks) because eventually their base gets on tv or fires up their blog and tries to present it as a serious issue, to which we can eventually respond with much deserved derision. It’s actually kind of fun to watch when you know it’s coming.

Lost in Jersey on October 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Kiss-in? No my friend, we need to show up with our hole punchers!

Happy Nomad on October 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Don’t be wavin’ those hole-punchers in public, now.

There are laws about that, you know.

A little decorum, if you please.

Solaratov on October 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

You’re an idiot.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/youare

Solaratov on October 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’m not being facetious, I truly do not understand what libs are wetting themselves about. Usually, I understand their lame memes – I never agree with them, but at least I understand them. This one is just beyond my understanding, I guess.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Imagine the most puerile, simplistic, humorless, rigid, bluenose with the feeling of absolute and pure moral superiority able to castigate and insinuate against anyone they don’t like because they are better than those they dislike.

That is the modern Left.

They have no idea how the world works, make up a ‘perfect’ world to fit a mushy ideology that they can’t be bothered to even think about, impose amorality and call it morality, want that upheld, and then can’t understand why their ideas don’t work when they are applied and must find any tidbit that fits within their limited compass of ideas to exploit.

Now imagine what happens when you laugh at such people when you point this out to them.

May the road rise up to greet them!

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’m not being facetious, I truly do not understand what libs are wetting themselves about. Usually, I understand their lame memes – I never agree with them, but at least I understand them. This one is just beyond my understanding, I guess.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Maybe they’re trying to make it into some kind of bondage double-entendre? Yeah, I don’t get it either. Maybe we need to stop trying to understand these strange people and just accept them for who they are:)

I share an office with a grad student who is sort of outside the conventional political mainstream, and pretty disillusioned with the current state of politics. She was mentioning that all of her liberal Facebook friends were getting all excited over the binder thing. She seemed pretty annoyed, saying that while she didn’t have a real problem with people having a good laugh over something, the way they were getting so excited about it when there are serious issues really did not sit well with her.

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Do these people realize how utterly dumb they look to the rest of us?

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

No. In fact, they’re actually convinced that they’re the smartest crowd ever.

Bless their hearts.

Solaratov on October 17, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Nice try on the redirect. That was quite a Freudian slip! Like GW Bush, Mittens is a gaffe machine that just keeps on giving.

That along with his non-answer of the debate question puts a little exclamation point on how he doesn’t give a shit about equal employment for women.

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Thank you. It’s about damn time someone brought us back to the important question no one is asking: What about Romney’s gaffes?

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Via @markknoller.

We’re now 20 days from the election and Obama is running on a portfolio of Lily Ledbetter, Wind Energy, and binders.

Resist We Much on October 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

he doesn’t give a shit about equal employment for women.

Constantine on October 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Does anyone? Seriously, is this actually a concern for anyone who isn’t a hardcore left leaning political activist?

Men and women are equally important, but women don’t have identical interests to men. I’m pretty sure more or less everyone who isn’t already firmly in the Obama camp is aware of this.

Believe it or not, men and women are different in a lot of other ways, too.

Didn’t anyone ever have “the talk” with you?

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

ajacksonian on October 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Oh, trust me, I’m quite versed in the antics of the left. Law graduate here…was surrounded by them. Usually, though, their nit-picks aren’t quite this silly.

I’ve seen a plethora of idiotic photos on Facebook today of women inside binders. I mean, really, who do they think they’re winning over with this kind of inanity? I just don’t get the strategy here. They can have their inside jokes while the rest of us are concerned about the very serious problems that afflict this nation.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

I will admit I’ve unfriended every single leftist on my Facebook page. I just can’t take it anymore. The daily barrage of stupid was beginning to impact my health. There are more conservative people my age than you guys think. :)

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Do these people realize how utterly dumb they look to the rest of us?

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Dog on the roof of the car. Dog on the roof of the car.

Does that answer your question?

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Smart lady-parts women see him as a leader who identified a gender gap in applicants, so he sought out more women by challenging his staff to get more applicants and going out himself to women’s groups. Romney’s actions were solid.

I guess liberals just want the binders for John Edwards and Bill Clinton.

Rockygold on October 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I’ve seen a plethora of idiotic photos on Facebook today of women inside binders. I mean, really, who do they think they’re winning over with this kind of inanity? I just don’t get the strategy here. They can have their inside jokes while the rest of us are concerned about the very serious problems that afflict this nation.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I think that it’s just self-soothing nonsense. I can hardly wait for the “Downfall” video spoof featuring Obama clutching at straws:
Hitler: “We still have Florida”
Jodl: “Mein Fuehrer…. the campaign has pulled out of Florida”

ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Men and women are equally important, but women don’t have identical interests to men. I’m pretty sure more or less everyone who isn’t already firmly in the Obama camp is aware of this.

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Just to clarify so no non-trolls misunderstand, I’m referring to overall proportions, in the sense that contrary to leftist silliness, if X% of men want to do a job and Y% of women do, and X and Y are not equal, then that isn’t fundamentally bad or good, by itself. I don’t at all mean to suggest there are jobs that men “should” do and women “shouldn’t”, or vice-versa.

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I will admit I’ve unfriended every single leftist on my Facebook page. I just can’t take it anymore. The daily barrage of stupid was beginning to impact my health. There are more conservative people my age than you guys think. :)

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Don’t you feel a bit guilty, though, betraying your gender when there’s a war against women going on? Just posting here could be considered treason.

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Just to clarify so no non-trolls misunderstand, I’m referring to overall proportions, in the sense that contrary to leftist silliness, if X% of men want to do a job and Y% of women do, and X and Y are not equal, then that isn’t fundamentally bad or good, by itself. I don’t at all mean to suggest there are jobs that men “should” do and women “shouldn’t”, or vice-versa.

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM

That does clarify things quite a bit! Obviously, you’re absolutely correct. Neither can one conclude solely from observing a difference in salary between two similar employees that unfair discrimination is the reason for the difference. Liberals either can’t understand this rather elementary fact, until they are deciding what to pay their own employees.

ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM

RINO in Name Only on October 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Not even a little bit.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I think that it’s just self-soothing nonsense. I can hardly wait for the “Downfall” video spoof featuring Obama clutching at straws:
Hitler: “We still have Florida”
Jodl: “Mein Fuehrer…. the campaign has pulled out of Florida”

ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I don’t think they can ever beat ‘Hitler finds out Obama ate Blondi’.

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I will admit I’ve unfriended every single leftist on my Facebook page.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I have been unsubscribing, not unfriending, when a friend posts rubbish and now I enjoy a nice news feed.

Click the arrow to the right of the person’s post, click hide post, then you get options, just select unsubscribe.
Then you also don’t see their “likes” in your news feed.

That’s if you want to keep them as friends for future use.

Rockygold on October 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Rockygold on October 17, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I started off doing that, but just determined I didn’t really have any desire to remain friends with leftists I was not particularly close to. Killed two birds with one stone. Life is more peaceful now and they can’t comment on my things either.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM

I don’t think they can ever beat ‘Hitler finds out Obama ate Blondi’.

slickwillie2001 on October 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I just saw it for the first time. Too funny. Thanks!

ghostwriter on October 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

This pretty much sums up my opinion on this War on Women nonsense.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Out: RAAAAAAAAACIIIIIIIIST!

In: BIIIIIIIINDEEEEEERRRRR!

SagebrushPuppet on October 18, 2012 at 12:39 AM

Let us all know when Kos and CAP organize the Million Binder March on Washington, won’t you?

dissent555 on October 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

It’d have to be the Billion Binder Brigade, or something like that. :-)

Mary in LA on October 18, 2012 at 2:43 AM

The use of the term of binder is now a banned by the political correct crowd, unbelievable.

SC.Charlie on October 18, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I’ve seen a plethora of idiotic photos on Facebook today of women inside binders. I mean, really, who do they think they’re winning over with this kind of inanity? I just don’t get the strategy here. They can have their inside jokes while the rest of us are concerned about the very serious problems that afflict this nation.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

This is because they are not living in a rational world view.

The best overview of this is in Al Qaeda’s Fantasy Ideology by Lee Harris, where he takes time to outline what a Fantasy Ideology looks like and is a great read in and of itself:

My first encounter with this particular kind of fantasy occurred when I was in college in the late sixties. A friend of mine and I got into a heated argument. Although we were both opposed to the Vietnam War, we discovered that we differed considerably on what counted as permissible forms of anti-war protest. To me the point of such protest was simple — to turn people against the war. Hence anything that was counterproductive to this purpose was politically irresponsible and should be severely censured. My friend thought otherwise; in fact, he was planning to join what by all accounts was to be a massively disruptive demonstration in Washington, and which in fact became one.

My friend did not disagree with me as to the likely counterproductive effects of such a demonstration. Instead, he argued that this simply did not matter. His answer was that even if it was counterproductive, even if it turned people against war protesters, indeed even if it made them more likely to support the continuation of the war, he would still participate in the demonstration and he would do so for one simple reason — because it was, in his words, good for his soul.

What I saw as a political act was not, for my friend, any such thing. It was not aimed at altering the minds of other people or persuading them to act differently. Its whole point was what it did for him.

And what it did for him was to provide him with a fantasy — a fantasy, namely, of taking part in the revolutionary struggle of the oppressed against their oppressors. By participating in a violent anti-war demonstration, he was in no sense aiming at coercing conformity with his view — for that would still have been a political objective. Instead, he took his part in order to confirm his ideological fantasy of marching on the right side of history, of feeling himself among the elect few who stood with the angels of historical inevitability. Thus, when he lay down in front of hapless commuters on the bridges over the Potomac, he had no interest in changing the minds of these commuters, no concern over whether they became angry at the protesters or not. They were there merely as props, as so many supernumeraries in his private psychodrama. The protest for him was not politics, but theater; and the significance of his role lay not in the political ends his actions might achieve, but rather in their symbolic value as ritual. In short, he was acting out a fantasy.

It was not your garden-variety fantasy of life as a sexual athlete or a racecar driver, but in it, he nonetheless made himself out as a hero — a hero of the revolutionary struggle. The components of his fantasy — and that of many young intellectuals at that time — were compounded purely of ideological ingredients, smatterings of Marx and Mao, a little Fanon and perhaps a dash of Herbert Marcuse.

For want of a better term, call the phenomenon in question a fantasy ideology — by which I mean, political and ideological symbols and tropes used not for political purposes, but entirely for the benefit of furthering a specific personal or collective fantasy. It is, to be frank, something like “Dungeons and Dragons” carried out not with the trappings of medieval romances — old castles and maidens in distress — but entirely in terms of ideological symbols and emblems. The difference between them is that one is an innocent pastime while the other has proven to be one of the most terrible scourges to afflict the human race.

I’ve stripped out text formatting, so you need the original to get the italics and stuff, but the point is clear – when you create an ideology that evolves around the self, only accept external input that agrees with this ideology and reject that which does not (consciously or unconsciously) your motives become detached from the actual, physical reality of the world and your actions become distanced from that world while fitting into your self-defined and self-delimited world view.

The Left in the West has done this for nearly 3 generations and now has no connection at all to Classical Liberalism. Indeed it is Conservatives who utilize Classical Liberalism because it does deal with human nature as part of our natural setting and utilizes the self-evident rights and liberties of man while also recognizing the base nature of man. To the Left man can be reformed by government, to the Right government is a necessary evil given the power to punish in only a few areas and is not seen as the granter of rights in any way, shape or form and, at its best, can only secure those rights from attack by external forces and from within by those seeking to destroy the polis.

Classical Liberalism grew out of Westphalia, upholds Westphalia and the rights of man to create a good society by exercise of positive liberties and that the State is the safeguard of those liberties by a grant of some negative rights that individuals dare not use on their own. There is no reforming of man on the Right, as man is a product of nature: what can be done is a better and more just society be formed by common agreement and that safeguarded by the Punisher we call government. On the Left man can be reformed and forced to do so by government, and such government must take over society (the collective) so as to make the individual into something that government prefers: thus the actions of the lone asshat to make a spectacle of himself is not just self-serving, but reinforces those few who have similar Fantasy Ideology that seek to remold society to their whims of the day. This latter group will first support one thing and then another and call it ‘progress’, all the while shifting more power to government in that doing. They do not support the rule of law, but the law of rules where the actions of individuals is pre-scripted by government and those self-defining elites – first they will use ridicule and mockery, even faux shaming to get their way and if they do then the power of government is deployed to their inward looking ends to remake the world closer to their heart’s desire.

When the nature of man rebels against such tyranny, for that is what such government power used to those ends are, it is the destruction of a world view that is being done and it is painful and those supporting that delimited world view become reactionary. Thus the modern Left is now the reactionary element in society, the one trying to protect its sacred shiny objects which it self-created and foisted upon society but which just don’t work economically. They will rage against those pointing out that the hot house world view doesn’t survive the actual trials in Nature, they will scream, they will march, they will create giant papier-mache puppets and don great vagina costumes and call all those that disagree with them racist. Yet the Gods of the Copybook Headings do not hear such things and, instead, become the force that finally puts an end to such self-delusion often through blood.

The best way to break into that world view is the softest and yet harshest: simple mocking at how out of step they are with the actual world. A bit of levity at their expense to start breaking down the one-way glass and remove the mirrors they have set inside their glasses. Would that they were only rose colored, but best to start doing that cracking now before those views become red with blood. Our job is but to help deploy common sense, that 1 + 1 = 2 and not large multiples of a billion, that a penny saved is not a penny stolen from government but a penny earned, and all the simple truisms that are true… and then try to suppress the mirth at the pain the real world brings once it cracks into the self-deceiving world view and those with it rage, rage! against this blinding light we call sunlight and the actual, physical world. We have spent ourselves silly, now we can step back and either admit foolishness or welcome tyranny to deny what is before us and then die a worse death than if we just poked some fun at foolishness, called it for what it is and then agreed to mend our ways, stop the foolishness and create a better society amongst us.

This is not easy to do from the inside… but once the mirrors and one-way glass start to go, there becomes a cascade effect for those on the fringes. Leaving only the deep reactionary denialists and they must be pointed out and given softly condescending sympathy and their ill-ends of their sweet ways pointed out to all and sundry. This is the start of that process, but our time is short.

You make a difference in this by holding true to those things we find self-evident, recognizing our society as our greatest creation and our government as a necessary Punisher. Really, who would hand out candy canes to a Punisher to hand out along with the whip? Yet that is what we have done. Those wanting the Million Whatever Marches, they are raging against the reality that doesn’t conform to their wishes… heaven help us all if we forget what comes about if they ever get those wishes fulfilled.

ajacksonian on October 18, 2012 at 7:11 AM

I’ve seen a plethora of idiotic photos on Facebook today of women inside binders. I mean, really, who do they think they’re winning over with this kind of inanity? I just don’t get the strategy here. They can have their inside jokes while the rest of us are concerned about the very serious problems that afflict this nation.

conservative_student on October 17, 2012 at 9:48 PM

This is because they are not living in a rational world view.

The best overview of this is in Al Qaeda’s Fantasy Ideology by Lee Harris, where he takes time to outline what a Fantasy Ideology looks like and is a great read in and of itself.

I had a longer post done, and its not showing up… so I’ll let this smaller one try to get through JIC.

Sorry to all if this is duplicative and my longer post makes it through. I often do not think in the short form, but only the long and tedious form.

ajacksonian on October 18, 2012 at 7:15 AM

The question comes down to whether the employees are hourly or salaried.

On a personal note, the businesses that we own have more women that receive higher salaries than men, though the pay is equal according to job description. Also bear in mind that salaries are set within a range and these ranges are offered based on budgetary allowances and negotiations.

Whereas with hourly employees the women work far less hours than do the men. This is especially true for physical labor.
In fact women are more likely to apply for the same hourly position asking for a part time bases because of children, continued education (sadly far less men ask me for this), or to supplement with a second income.

kregg on October 18, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Neurotic, maladjusted lefty men are as hard on their women as any toothless redneck.

But they manipulate stupid, unattractive women better.

Like Candy the moderator.

IlikedAUH2O on October 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Zibnewrella on MSNBC’s Morning Joe was upset about Mitt’s comment regarding the lady who left early to take care of her family. I think he meant that he allowed her to leave early and he thought that was a nice gesture.

I don’t know exactly why Zibnewrella was upset. Maybe the MSNBC hostess felt that Mitt’s employee should have aborted the filthy little parasites if they were going to stymie her precious career.

Or maybe it was declasse for Mitt to mention it as it was an insult to females to mention such things. Anyway, Mitt is wrong a lot on that channel.

We must look to hostessesfor guidance like many women do. They have been specially trained and groomed for leading us and forming our opinions. Just tune in and see why this nation has the talent on parade in the White House and halls of the US Congress.

IlikedAUH2O on October 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM

BettyCooper:

You live in Calvert or St. Mary’s? Don’t you think it very strange that there are no bumper stickers of either candidate? The same Steny Hoyer signs are in the same spots on Route 4—and Oh, how I’d like to staple a note on top: Author of Obamacare or He says you’re unAmerican if you disagree with him or Nancy Pelosie’s right-hand man.

A couple of weeks ago I drove into deep blue Bowie. There were no bumper stickers or signs there either.

Montgomery County can’t fill its pot holes; it’s millionaires have established residency in Florida or Arizona and there Chevy Chase homes are their second residence. They have welcomed all the illegal aliencs Virginia chased away and they can’t even fill their pot holes. MD is the East Coast California. Except I don’t think even California has a flush tax.

Please, Virginia, think of your captive neighbors who can’t leave the state. You are our only hope for survival. Literally.

Portia46 on October 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Bill Clinton wants to inspect these binders full of women.

Axion on October 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM

I’m in the wrong English class, binders were brakes in my day.

mixplix on October 18, 2012 at 5:45 PM

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