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City Lights

(25,171 posts)
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:44 PM Oct 2012

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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TPM: Republicans Try To Seize Control Of The Word ‘Binder’ Following Debate (Original Post) City Lights Oct 2012 OP
Holy fuck they're lame! nt Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #1
Raise a flag and draw attention to foot in lying mouth Coyotl Oct 2012 #11
Because a binder full of women obviously trumps an empty binder. tanyev Oct 2012 #2
I want to see Priebus with shit all over his face on November 7. Bake Oct 2012 #3
Binders are so 1980 SmileyRose Oct 2012 #4
Or, so 1990's Coyotl Oct 2012 #8
Half the GOP belongs in a binder aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #5
There's a profession you don't see much any more bongbong Oct 2012 #6
...if you don't count Romney campaign staff. JHB Oct 2012 #12
Weak sauce. Quantess Oct 2012 #7
Binders Full Of Women has 312,985 likes Coyotl Oct 2012 #10
What else could they do? wtmusic Oct 2012 #9
They're accusing Obama of having an "empty binder," City Lights Oct 2012 #13
Totally predictable. sadbear Oct 2012 #14
That is the most pathetic attempt at control I've seen in a long, long time. Indpndnt Oct 2012 #15


(21,977 posts)
3. I want to see Priebus with shit all over his face on November 7.
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:48 PM
Oct 2012

God, I do loathe that little twerp.



(4,854 posts)
4. Binders are so 1980
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:56 PM
Oct 2012

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


(27,630 posts)
7. Weak sauce.
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:17 PM
Oct 2012

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


(39,166 posts)
9. What else could they do?
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:22 PM
Oct 2012

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

City Lights

(25,171 posts)
13. They're accusing Obama of having an "empty binder,"
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:25 PM
Oct 2012

when Willard has not provided details for anything.

They are pathetically lame.

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


(2,391 posts)
15. That is the most pathetic attempt at control I've seen in a long, long time.
Wed Oct 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
Oct 2012

With Dumbya's years such a fresh memory, that's saying something. [url=http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php][img][/img][/url]

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