Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Binders Full of Women



Once again, it appears that Mitt Romney stuck his foot in his mouth on a key issue,

And I—and I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobs are—are all men.’ They said: ‘Well, these are the people that have the qualifications.’ And I said: ‘Well, gosh, can't we—can't we find some—some women that are also qualified?’ And—and so we—we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women's groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.

Not only is the story a lie, but the way it was phrased underlines his paternalistic attitude, which has resulted in a huge credibility gap among women, who represent the majority of voters in this country.

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  2. I just read a few stories that cast doubt on the way Romney described his search for qualified women to serve in his Cabinet so now I understand why you said it was a lie.

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  3. What a tool Mitt is.I just filled out my Ballot as I'm off to Lake Tahoe in the a.m. till Nov 13th and since I don't have a laptop anymore no internet.Taking along the First Frontier which I just got from HBC a Charles Portis novel Gringos? and my first Jane Austen "Mansfield Park".

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    1. I just mailed in my absentee ballot this afternoon. Reports are that Obama has a lead in these votes and it is projected that he should be able to maintain that lead. Early voting at election stations has already started in some states but I don't know the results of these or any possible projections as of yet. The Supreme Court has allowed early voting in Ohio and that could be very advantageous for the Obama campaign.

      As for Mitt:


      http://www.nationofchange.org/last-night-s-debate-romney-told-31-myths-41-minutes-1350487385

      https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/541080_443201945717703_33788873_n.jpg


      The guy is a pathological liar.

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  4. Speaking of tools, check this out:

    http://www.romneytaxplan.com

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  5. Here's a few women who are probably not in Romney's binders:

    http://ph.news.yahoo.com/mormon-feminists-yes-exist-theyre-obama-025027307.html

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  6. The role of Mormon women is to have babies and keep a journal, not to work in politics. I have a Mormon friend who remarkably supports Obama. She also has five kids, including four daughters who are Romney supporters. The daughter in California also worked against gay rights, which her mother supports. I have tried to talk to my friend about it, but the role of women is central to the doctrine, so it's like trying to argue about God. She just doesn't see it.

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    1. https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s480x480/485695_4833870404456_90243660_n.jpg


      This is what woman are supposed to be all about according to Mormon nutwings.



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  7. I love how that comment has grown into all sorts of great binders -- although I'm still pretty partial to the Romney tax plan.

    Because Mormons were such an important part of early western history, I've read quite a bit about their history. The article Gintaras linked about early women's suffrage in Utah was true. But as I recall it was because the (all male) church wanted more votes, not because they believed in women's rights.

    The one thing I remember in particular from my undergraduate days was reading about how the Mormon's succeeded in the West while others failed because they moved in communities that worked together. They socialized responsibility and natural resources to ensure that everyone in the community did well.

    I read an article this a.m. about how the Romneys believe in their own myth of rugged individualism, and how they've all made their money on their own. But both generations had a very rich father and the church looking out for them every step of the way. Funny how people define individualism. And "I built that."

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  8. The "tax plan" was great. They should rename Romney the artful dodger.

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  9. We get Mormons in Vilnius. I noticed on their website that they claim to have converted nearly 1000 persons to their faith. Evangelism in general has become popular here with a lot of new "storefront" churches. The other day, even the Methodists were having a conference at one of the hotels. It annoys me greatly because it was faith that got Lithuanians through the Soviet era with the most revered image being the hill of crosses,

    http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/cultures/news-lithuania%E2%80%99s-creepy-hill-crosses

    yet, these young Evangelicals seem to think that Lithuanians, like all Eastern Europeans, need their brand of religion. Of course, Romney was proselytizing in France, so I guess they feel all of Europe has lost its way.

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  10. Speaking of binders,

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/katy-perry-obama-ballot_n_2017382.html

    Seems there was no room for Paul Ryan ; )

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  11. Don't know who she is, but I like her anyway! There's never any room for Paul Ryan as far as I'm concerned.

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  12. My daughter loves Katy Perry. She is one of the reigning pop divas. I'm not sure how much her appeal extends beyond 12 year old girls and horny young men though ; )

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