New Obama ad to women: Mitt Romney has trouble relating to you, you know

posted at 3:21 pm on October 19, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Will the insults never cease?

And no, I’m not talking about Mitt Romney’s supposed slight to the ladies when he admitted to having consulted “binders full of women” when searching for job candidates (oh, the horror of searching through a bigger pool of applicants!). I’m talking about Team Obama relentlessly slapping me in the face with what, as a woman, are ostensibly supposed be my priorities. Behold, fellow females: This is how the Democrats would like you to think of yourselves.

“Seriously? Binders full of women?”, the ad concludes. “Mitt Romney just doesn’t get it.” Well, somebody certainly isn’t getting it, but it’s not Mitt Romney. Maybe this type of ad is appealing to the young, urbanite, self-fancied but largely uninformed activist types; but I don’t think the Lilly Ledbetter Act, mandating employers to provide birth-control coverage, or the government-sponsorship of Planned Parenthood rank too highly on the women of mainstream America’s list of concerns. I realize it’s useful for the Democrats to get us to self-identify like a flock of sheep, but none of Obama’s ostensible victories for the ladies are going to do anybody any good if our country is bankrupt, our economic growth keeps sliding, welfare programs go unreformed, and employment opportunities stay so thin on the ground.

Like Philip Klein writes, the fact that Team O is actually seizing and spending money on this pathetic argument just reeks of desperation.

In the past two days, liberals have seized on the remarks and Obama has made the comment a part of his stump speech. “I don’t know if you were listening last night, but, see, we don’t have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach and thrive and start businesses,” he said in Athens, Ohio on Wednesday. In Manchester, New Hampshire earlier today he said, “See, we don’t have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women who can learn and excel in these fields right now.”

The fact that Obama is making an issue of this suggests to me that his campaign is increasingly worried about signs that Romney is closing the gender gap, which would mean lights out for his reelection given Romney’s advantages among male voters.


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rockmom

Simple and clear!
Who was the guy with a very polite opening statement in the 2nd debate? Which guy got all huffy and forgot his manners and just jumped in with his attack?
After the debate, which guy headed straight for his wife? And which guy forgot all about his wife and went over and started talking to a member of the town hall? How did Michelle feel seeing Mitt go to his wife first and she had to sit and wait?
Now, these are just little things, but they do show a man’s character.

AZgranny on October 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM

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rockmom on October 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

This works for me as well.

Mommynator on October 19, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Really? Where?

UltimateBob on October 19, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Near Pittsburgh, I think: http://triblive.com/home/2806698-74/ryan-rally-atlantic-aviation-ohio-moon-paul-saturday-speak-300

changer1701 on October 19, 2012 at 4:08 PM

At first I thought the “binders full of women” meme was just good political fun. But even the Obama campaign is serious about this. Amazing . . . and, yes, desperate.

WannabeAnglican on October 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Romney isn’t the one who KNOWINGLY backed those hardcore feminists the Muslim Brotherhood and AQ affiliates in Egypt and Libya. Obama is.

Christien on October 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Best retort I’ve heard yet, to the Dems effort to recruit stupid young women, was Michelle Malkin on Fox: “Vote with your lady smarts, not your lady parts!”

2ndMAW68 on October 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

At first I thought the “binders full of women” meme was just good political fun. But even the Obama campaign is serious about this. Amazing . . . and, yes, desperate.

WannabeAnglican on October 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

You know what else comes in a binder? Daily intel briefs. No wonder Obama is so confused about the whole ‘binder’ thing, he obviously never sees any of them…

joejm65 on October 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM

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rockmom

I actually can’t laugh. I am too embarrassed. Because this is EXACTLY why men didn’t want to give women the vote in the first place. And these brainless twits are proving them RIGHT. They need to put on their big girl panties and move away from the fainting couches. STAT!

Lily on October 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM

We`re going to win, aren`t we?

ThePrez on October 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

The ad is alos a perfect reflection of the Dems’ thinking.

They want POTUS, the most powerful man on earth, ‘relate-able’ to them and their feelings.

We just want POTUS – Do His Job, Be a Man (manly man/woman) and a true Leader of the Free World.

Sir Napsalot on October 19, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I actually can’t laugh. I am too embarrassed. Because this is EXACTLY why men didn’t want to give women the vote in the first place. And these brainless twits are proving them RIGHT. They need to put on their big girl panties and move away from the fainting couches. STAT!

Lily on October 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM

True. But there are some men who are brainless twits too! They AGREE with these women.

AZgranny on October 19, 2012 at 4:18 PM

You have to hand it to Pantload…

… He knows his base.

Seven Percent Solution on October 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Constantine on October 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

We all got past flip-flopping long ago.

Try to keep up.

BacaDog on October 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Obama is the one who doesn’t respect women.

INC on October 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM

you got that right

cmsinaz on October 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM

We`re going to win, aren`t we?

ThePrez on October 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

It’s a distinct possibility, but go vote, take your family and some friends just to be sure and to overcome the inevitable voter fraud that will occur.

kim roy on October 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Rockmom, you do have a way with words!

I wonder if Mitt wanted to take a swing at Obama when he attacked Ann. I did. I’m thinking that if Obama had said what he said about Tagg’s dad about his mom, it wouldn’t have mattered if there were Secret Service between him and the Jerk in Chief.

Dems, this may come as a huge surprise to you, but not all women consider the right to kill their children their most cherished priviledge.

Portia46 on October 19, 2012 at 4:28 PM

We`re going to win, aren`t we?

ThePrez on October 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

It’s a distinct possibility, but go vote, take your family and some friends just to be sure and to overcome the inevitable voter fraud that will occur.

kim roy on October 19, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Take the kids, too.

UltimateBob on October 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM

You call that an ad? Nah, THIS is an ad.

Flora Duh on October 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM

First the Binder-fication yuks. Then, Romnesia

Obama rhetoric is sounding more like Sharpton, except, to be honest, every now and then Sharpton lets his guard down and sounds smarter than his rhetoric, while Obama drops a notch when he goes off script

Romnesia? Who wrote that line? Did they hate the Prez? It took him where he should not go

I can write this copy. How about:

‘crookify’
It takes a rich guy to crookify, but a humble man will give you pie

or ‘doo-doo’

What will he do for you, doo-doo? I say he will doo-doo on you, but I can get it done-done for you. Is there any choice?

Plenty more where that came from

entagor on October 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Constantine – PLease stop – you are killing me – hahaha – great joke!! lol!

um… wait, you mean he is serious? Oh.

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rockmom on October 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Brat on October 19, 2012 at 4:44 PM

From the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist dictionary:
ladyparts = one of the official, degrading, demeaning terms used by the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist extremists to refer to women – it characterizes the way they think of this group of people. The d-cRAT socialists also like to think of women as helpless, mindless Big Government dependents, which they call “Julias.”

TeaPartyNation on October 19, 2012 at 4:46 PM

As a femivore, minus the chickens, there is nothing in that ad that relates to my life. I know it may come as a shock to some feminists that not only are there women who work at home, don’t think our medicine should be free, and would like to see PP defunded, but we are actually happy doing what we do.

txhsmom on October 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

As a femivore, minus the chickens, there is nothing in that ad that relates to my life. I know it may come as a shock to some feminists that not only are there women who work at home, don’t think our medicine should be free, and would like to see PP defunded, but we are actually happy doing what we do.

txhsmom on October 19, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Yep. Some of us don’t think we have to be men to have any worth.

Lily on October 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

You have to hand it to Pantload…

… He knows his base.

Seven Percent Solution on October 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM


… but only because of this Evil Genius:

War on Wimminses Chief Architect

PolAgnostic on October 19, 2012 at 4:59 PM

You have to hand it to Pantload…

… He knows his base.

Seven Percent Solution on October 19, 2012 at 4:20 PM

… but only because of this Evil Genius:

War on Wimminses Chief Architect

PolAgnostic on October 19, 2012 at 4:59 PM

O_o

Actually, that makes a lot of sense.

kim roy on October 19, 2012 at 5:13 PM

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johnnybgood on October 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Obama uses women just like he uses everyone around him. Only the starstruck loons will stick with him until the end.

rplat on October 19, 2012 at 5:38 PM

This is dumb. By many accounts, the Obama WH is a horrible place for women employees, a boys’ club. And Governor Romney treated his female employees with respect, while hiring more women than other governor.

Senator Gregg quit his cabinet nomination partly because the Obama staffers were so vulgar, and he’s a man. Just imagine what it must be like there for women.

juliesa on October 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Tis is what you get from the folks who featured Bill Clinton as the star of their convention, and showed a tribute to Ted Chappaquiddick-waitress sandwich Kennedy.

juliesa on October 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

“I don’t know if you were listening last night, but, see, we don’t have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women to learn and teach and thrive and start businesses,”

Participatory trophy for all of you ladies!!! All of you are exactly the same!!! There is no difference between you!!! You are not individuals; you are a protected class!!!

ptcamn on October 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Btw- I hold paperwork in a folder. For example, bills. Am I insulting/discriminating the utility companies because I keep them in binders?

I can separate these utilities based on their parts if they are offended.

ptcamn on October 19, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I can only imagine that any woman outraged by the “binders” line has never been to a job interview where the interviewer pulls her printed resume, previously sent, from… (the horror!!!)… A BINDER!!!

Or even worse… from a DRAWR OR SHELF!!! Those bastards…!!! How dare businesmen and human resources representatives keep their offices organized?!

ptcamn on October 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Argument by assertion:
“Look, the sky is blue — any idiot knows that means that space has to be made of water.”

Count to 10 on October 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I hate reading the Democrats’ opinions on women. Makes me aware of my uterus in a way I haven’t been since I was pregnant and the darn thing was near wrapped around my throat.

Dumocrats: I’m more than my uterus. Jerks.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 19, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Why does Obama get a pass on paying women on his staff 11% less than men in the same role? Like everything else he talks a good game, but fails to actually do what he touts.

in_awe on October 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

…what qualified women does JugEars have working for his administration…he should have requested binders!

KOOLAID2 on October 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Grace_is_sufficient on October 19, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Grace, my dear: you just don’t get it. For Liberals, you know, those who tout the independence of women to pursue their own path, you are nothing more than a fragile being, confused and conflicted unless you follow a specific set of ideas and opinions that have already been thought out for you “for your own good”. This because, otherwise, you don’t know better as an individual outside of the collective of women “fighting those evil (conservative) men”.

If you “think” exactly what they say then you are intelligent, empowered, and free. If you don’t then you are stupid, submissive, and a slave. Oh, and if you follow the feminist way then you control your lady parts only to sleep with as many guys as possible, but don’t control them when it comes to the outcome of sleeping with as many guys as possible (that tiny little issue about responsability).

In all seriousness, I understand your frustration. I feel that frustration as well, and I am a guy.

ptcamn on October 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

ptcamn on October 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Thanks, PT. It is very frustrating and exactly counter to the message they THINK they’re conveying (or maybe they know they’re snowballing a bunch of gullible women…yes, I suspect they do).

Liberals are underhanded at best and nefarious at worst.

Grace_is_sufficient on October 20, 2012 at 7:04 AM

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