Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Binders Full of Women

Okay, Since the debate I've been hearing a lot of yammer about this "binders full of women" comment that Romney made. WTF people?!?! Why are we getting hung up on four little words? Didn't anyone hear the preceding portion of the answer? The staff didn't have any women in the candidate pool, he wanted women in the candidate pool for his gubernatorial cabinet.

Why the staff didn't have women in the candidate pool for the first pass is up for anyone's speculation. I certainly don't know why, maybe some of the people on the selection committee didn't think women should be there. WHO THE HECK KNOWS!

Personally I think all this hullabaloo is just another facet of electoral politics run amuck. Trying to transform a bb into a canon ball by using the BIG LIE method, i.e. chant "Romney Hates Women" long enough, loud enough by enough people, for the people who don't pay attention to start to believe it.

It sickens me that in a country of supposedly intelligent people, shit like this actually works.

Now, if any of you have a different opinion about this and want to post it here, or educate me on why you think "Binders full of women" is getting so much air play/traction, I'm all ears. Just be civil about it.

2 comments:

  1. The media conglomerates are paid to avoid the actual issues ?

    Big money has interests in people being stupid ?

    The universities tuition fees are outrageously elevated so the middle classes can hardly get mainstream education (they can still educate themselves on Internet - even though the USA's favouring ISPs poviders monopoles doesn't encourages that, take Comcast and Warner for example - these middle classes are indoctrinated to think so).

    Some sources :
    College indoctrination : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U (11 minutes)
    Some billionaires arseholes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrDvW1Te2XY (4 minutes)
    The TPP partnership : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEi4ZqruX6Q (16 minutes)

    I'm afraid that - from my own and humble French point if view - we have yet to achieve anything approaching the American ideal you seem to cherish - and that I do too, to some extent - anywhere in the world.

    And, sadly, it would be hard for today's America to be steering farther from that ideal than it is today.

    Despite all that, I wish you well.

    ben569

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    1. I just realized that you wrote this in 2012 instead of 2015... The issue is still very valid, though.

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