Jarrett: Obama has always been on the side of women

posted at 5:21 pm on October 29, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Obviously, the Obama campaign is maintaining that the many odds are all still pointing in President Obama’s favor, and in New Hampshire over the weekend, senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett helped to propagate that message in an interview with MSNBC.

Mika: It seemed like that [binders full of women] got a great response. …I think that was something that resonated.

Jarrett: Well, of course it did, because in this day and time, you need to find a binder full of women? It resonates not just here in New Hampshire, but everywhere I’ve been. Women are saying, ‘What is going on?’ Are we really going back to that kind of philosophy, or are we going to go forward? … The national polls are all over the place. You can find a poll that says just about anything, and where we really look is the battleground states. And in the battleground states, the president is still double digits ahead when it comes to women. Why is that? Because I think women know that the president, their entire life, has been on their side fighting for them. …

So, I suppose that with “women know that the president… has been on their side fighting for them,” the implication is that Mitt Romney has somehow been fighting against women? Yes, women are indeed wondering, “What is going on?” …With the economy, with jobs, with the deficit; which is exactly why, ever since the first debate in which Mitt Romney and Barack Obama stood side-by-side and compared their policies without all of the extra noise, women somehow managed to stop “thinking with their ladyparts,” as Team Obama would have them do, and instead realized that Mitt Romney isn’t the dastardly, backwards, women-hating figure Team O had painted him to be. The “binders” dustup certainly did resonate, but I don’t think it resonated in the way Jarrett is hoping it did — what resonated was just how petty and trifling the Obama campaign’s attacks have become.

That is precisely why the gender gap has been steadily shrinking into practically nothing: Obama’s small-potatoes attacks and message of increased government dependence are having the opposite of the empowering effect for which they’re shooting, and the Democrats’ reliance on the ostensible gender gap shows just how much trouble they’re really in.


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Joe is a pathetic wuss.

bobcalco on October 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

She looks like one of the characters from The Dark Crystal, with the long dog snout.

babygiraffe on October 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

But, please proceed Valerie, your political advice to Obama has been awesome.

Typicalwhitewoman on October 29, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Great for Obama…for the rest of the United States, not so much.

BlaxPac on October 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM

She looks like one of the characters from The Dark Crystal, with the long dog snout.

babygiraffe on October 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Yep, or one of Beavis and Butthead, can’t remember which one.

slickwillie2001 on October 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Ok, I will say it yet again. I would have felt fortunate- FORTUNATE to have been in one of GOV Romneys binders if I had been looking for work then.

Is V Jarett having work done?
Wow does she look stretched/tight. Has she been sent to the farm?

poljunkie51 on October 29, 2012 at 9:52 PM

One of the few times you will get to see and hear from the person who is running this country.

Pomai on October 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Jarrett: Obama has always been on the side of women

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The Obamunist has never been on Sarah Palin’s side – Evah

FlaMurph on October 29, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Jarrett: Obama has always been on the side of women

No Val, Obama is just a p___y.

jpmn on October 29, 2012 at 11:42 PM

This is getting to be as predictable as Tina’s posts.
Dante on October 29, 2012 at 7:42 PM

More detail please.

Sherman1864 on October 30, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Romney looks for women in binders…Obama looks for women wearing blinders…

That’s the difference…one wants women who can make decisions, the other take women who caters…

right2bright on October 30, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Jarrett: Well, of course it did, because in this day and time, you need to find a binder full of women? It resonates not just here in New Hampshire, but everywhere I’ve been. Women are saying, ‘What is going on?’ Are we really going back to that kind of philosophy, or are we going to go forward?

Right, lets not go BACK to Romney trying to hire qualified women for important positions, lets go FORWARD to where we… don’t hire qualified women for important positions.

Tell women we don’t want them in administrative positions, just teachers and secretaries and such… and offer to take care of them like they’re incompetent… that’s what the dames really want.

gekkobear on October 30, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Using the word resonate in a sentence in this context is pretentious and overtly precious.

I’m female. Bindergate was a desperate attempt to create a controversy by a losing campaign. They failed.

Jarrett is a tool.

GeeWhiz on October 30, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Hey, he’s famously uxorious; how could he not be on the side of feminists? The real issue is whether feminism is on the side of women, which I think it isn’t.

flataffect on October 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM

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