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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:44 PM

TPM: Republicans Try To Seize Control Of The Word ‘Binder’ Following Debate

McMorris-Santoro October 17, 2012, 1:35 PM 35348

Despite the immediate and mostly mocking internet reaction to Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” remark during the debate at Hofstra Tuesday night, Republicans appear determined to turn “binders” into a metaphorical theme of the campaign.

The Republican National Committee hosted a conference call Wednesday amidst reports that “binders full of women” was the third most popular Google search term after the debate and tried to claim the binder-based attack as its own.

The press release for the conference call advertised that RNC chair Reince Priebus and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) would “talk about Obama’s empty binder second term agenda.” They were true to their word.

“Obama didn’t lay out a plan for a second term agenda. He’s had two debates, he’s offered plenty of excuses but he hasn’t offered a plan,” Priebus said. “And that’s what we’re calling the empty binder. So either he’s out of ideas or he likes the way that things are going.”

Romney’s binder metaphor came up during a discussion of women in the workplace and pay equality. Romney said he had sought and received “binders full of women” to consider when deciding who to appoint to his cabinet after being elected as governor. Ayotte defended Romney’s record on women, and attacked Obama’s. She also used the binder metaphor against Obama. Twice.

“On this empty binder issue, it’s the president who has the empty binder because there’s no legislation planned for the second term other than more spending. And how are we going to afford that given our $16 trillion in debt?” she said.

More at TPM.com

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City Lights Oct 2012 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #1
Coyotl Oct 2012 #11
tanyev Oct 2012 #2
Bake Oct 2012 #3
SmileyRose Oct 2012 #4
Coyotl Oct 2012 #8
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #5
bongbong Oct 2012 #6
JHB Oct 2012 #12
Quantess Oct 2012 #7
Coyotl Oct 2012 #10
wtmusic Oct 2012 #9
City Lights Oct 2012 #13
sadbear Oct 2012 #14
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #15

Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:46 PM

1. Holy fuck they're lame! nt

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:23 PM

11. Raise a flag and draw attention to foot in lying mouth

That's self-destructive

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. Because a binder full of women obviously trumps an empty binder.



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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:48 PM

3. I want to see Priebus with shit all over his face on November 7.

God, I do loathe that little twerp.

Bake

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:56 PM

4. Binders are so 1980

Reince - honestly dude, get with the 90's already and put the wimmen on a freaking floppy disk.

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Response to SmileyRose (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:20 PM

8. Or, so 1990's

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:01 PM

5. Half the GOP belongs in a binder

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. There's a profession you don't see much any more

 

"Train Wrecker"

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Response to bongbong (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:24 PM

12. ...if you don't count Romney campaign staff.

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:17 PM

7. Weak sauce.

As of now, Binders Full of Women has 1,126 "likes" on facebook. And it's full of funny memes.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:22 PM

10. Binders Full Of Women has 312,985 likes

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:22 PM

9. What else could they do?

As long as Mitt's mouth is moving, they'll be in a state of perpetual damage control.

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:25 PM

13. They're accusing Obama of having an "empty binder,"

when Willard has not provided details for anything.

They are pathetically lame.

Nice try, though, GOP. All your binder comments are belong to us.

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:27 PM

14. Totally predictable.

I called this last night.

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Response to City Lights (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:27 PM

15. That is the most pathetic attempt at control I've seen in a long, long time.

With Dumbya's years such a fresh memory, that's saying something.

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