Obama’s Binders Are Full Of Men


The Boyz Club

Let us hearken back to those long ago days of autumn when Mitt Romney committed a major gaffe:

Mitt Romney showed up Tuesday night talking about “binders full of women” being brought to him when he was governor. Sounds kind of kinky and certainly not something you want to be touting.

The phrase was part of Romney’s answer to a question from an audience member at the second presidential debate about how he would “rectify the inequalities in the workplace.” Referring to when he took over as Massachusetts governor, he said, “I had the chance to pull together a Cabinet, and all the applicants seemed to be men,” he said. “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.”

The “binders” moment went viral immediately on Twitter, spawning @RomneysBinders and @womaninabinder Twitter handles. As of Wednesday morning, almost 300,000 people had supported a Facebook page about what a politically dumb statement it was. Romney may soon say it was “inelegant” phrasing or he didn’t finish his statement or some other excuse, but the comment shows why voters, especially women, don’t trust him and don’t believe he has their back.

The media and internets went wild. Feminists in high dudgeon took turns explaining how insensitive and offensive the comment was. The general consensus on the left was that it was further proof of a GOP War on Women (GOPWOW).

Good thing for you wimmens that Romney lost, right?

Yesterday’s NY Fishwrap:

Obama’s Remade Inner Circle Has an All-Male Look, So Far

In an Oval Office meeting on Dec. 29, 11 of President Obama’s top advisers stood before him discussing the heated fiscal negotiations. The 10 visible in a White House photo are men.

In the days since, Mr. Obama has put together a national security team dominated by men, with Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts nominated to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the secretary of state, Chuck Hagel chosen to be the defense secretary and John O. Brennan nominated as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Given the leading contenders for other top jobs, including chief of staff and Treasury secretary, Mr. Obama’s inner circle will continue to be dominated by men well into his second term.


The White House itself employs almost exactly the same number of men and women, and administration officials said they hoped to even out the ratio across the government and help ensure that future Democratic administrations have a diverse and deep bench of candidates for high-level jobs.

But Mr. Obama’s recent nominations raised concern that women were being underrepresented at the highest level of government and would be passed over for top positions.

Boy, nobody could have predicted that!

Obama was the candidate who called women reporters “Sweetie” and “Hon”. Obama was the candidate who paid his female staffers less than women. Obama was the candidate whose campaign weaponized misogyny. And now Obama’s White House has turned out to be the He-Man Woman Haters Club.

But wait! There’s more! The Times can’t let Obama go undefended:

Interviews with current and former members of the administration, both men and women, suggested that there was no single reason for the gender discrepancy in administration appointments, and several repeatedly spoke of the administration’s internal commitment to diversity and gender equity.

But several said that the “pipeline” of candidates appeared to be one problem. They said it seemed that more men than women were put forward or put their names forward for jobs. In part, that might be a result of the persistence of historical discrepancies: men have traditionally dominated government fields like finance, security and defense.

Sounds like a good place for some affirmative action!

Last but not least, the classic gender discrimination defense:

She noted that women with young families, more so than men with young families, tended to drop out of jobs that demanded long hours — a trend also noted by administration officials. Perhaps as evidence of that skew, there were about 57 percent more male appointees than female appointees at the assistant or deputy assistant level.

Statistics can be deceiving, but not in this case. Obama has shown a persistent pattern of discriminating against women. Oh, sure, he hires women. But he pays them less than men and promotes them less than men. Women in his administration tend to end up in subordinate positions or find their authority undermined.

Hillary was an exception but she didn’t end up as Secretary of State because Obama wanted her running foreign policy. That was the deal they made in exchange for her and Bill’s support. If he didn’t need her to get elected she wouldn’t even have been appointed as dog catcher.

I spent the past four years feeling sorry for all the people who were duped into voting for Obama. But I’m not feeling sorry for them any more. If you were stupid enough to vote for him you deserve what you get. The same thing goes for anyone who threw their vote away on somebody other than Mitt Romney.

You had your chance. You blew it. Now you own it.

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96 Responses to Obama’s Binders Are Full Of Men

  1. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Just because Obama says he is committed to diversity and gender equity doesn’t mean he is. “Say one thing and do another” is the Obama method.

    • Mary says:

      What Obama says and what Obama does, are never the same thing. We all figured that out a long time ago, eh?

      • angienc (D) says:

        What Obama *says* is almost always the exact OPPOSITE of what he does — we learned that with his campaign financing & FISA vote “pledges” back in 2008.

        Seriously, it’s not like you have to be Einstein to figure it out.

    • DeniseVB says:

      You would think N.O.W. and The New Agenda would have caught on long before his re-election. Shame on you ladies! Too late now to whine and complain, he WON again.

      • fif says:

        It’s always the same reasoning for them though: Where else will we go? So they swallow hard and vote “D” because of the “evil women-hating, gun-loving, gay-hating, environment-destroying, war-mongering, selfish/cold/cringe-worthy Republicans!”

        Back to myiq’s tribal theory which explains so much about how people are manipulated and vote. They can’t see what’s right in front of their eyes.

    • swanspirit says:

      He was that way from day 1 ,he always did talk out of both sides of his mouth , and he was always a liar ., an out and out conscious manipulative liar .The media except for the right , has never called him on it . The media has a policy of don’t ask and don’t tell toward Bullshitter in chief

  2. votermom says:

    Binders full of pasty men.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    I saw on Obama’s schedule today he’s having a WH screening of that new sitcom 1600 Penn. Probably owes the producers the free PR (at our expense of course) and he gets to flirt with Jenna Elfman (Dharma).

    Oh, and I do remember Romney explaining clearly that men did put forth resumes more than women but he made it a point to FIND the women who were clearly just as qualified. Hence, it resulted in ‘binders full” of “extremely qualified” women’s resumes. Unfortunately, the Obama campaign made them all sound like hookers that “pervert” Romney compiled in his little black binder.

    • myiq2xu (D) says:

      I’d love to flirt with Dharma too.

    • Erin says:

      What drives me crazy is the apparent willingness of the left (my political homebase location) to accept lip scervice to the “cause” but completely miss it when some actually walks the walk and implements the concepts that they claim are important. They jump on someone (from the other side) when the phrasing is wrong without looking at the record. I am a professional single woman and I’d rather be respected by being compensated equally and given equal promotion opportunities than to work for some who is only capable of remembering to say “women’s resumes” instead of just “women”. There were many valid reasons to conclude you did not want to vote for Romney but the whole “binders of women” crap was not one of them.

  4. Lulu says:

    To know Bronco is to be disappointed with Bronco. This started with mom and grandma. If you keep them away from you they cannot be disappointed.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Second term is going to be worse than the first. He’s not even pretending to care about anything except what pleases HIM. 😀

      • fif says:

        That’s why I applaud myiq’s last line: anyone that was stupid enough to vote for this piece of work TWICE?! deserves what they get. I couldn’t believe people didn’t see it the first time around, but now it is just some kind of blind allegiance to a massive illusion that I will never fully understand. Unfortunately, the rest of us will suffer the consequences too.

        • leslie(D) says:

          Worse yet, are those who SAW his duplicity and meanness and incompetence and voted for him anyway because they couldn’t (or wouldn’t) vote for anyone with R at the end of their name. I know many of those people. They do not dare to say anything about their disappoinment around me.

      • Constance says:

        You are so right and equality for women is a joke to him. But since people are starting to complain I am expecting the white house to double down on the Michelle Obama fashion stories. You know “interesting stuff for women” in men’s minds.

  5. driguana says:

    There’s also the bar issue….and I don’t mean the corner tavern! The bar of hypocrisy. Obama keeps moving it higher and higher so that any gaffe or mistake that he makes is judged “ok” by the media and progressives…and they always have a very flimsy defense to justify the very issues they were critical in others. It’s only January 9th and the Hysterical Bar of Higher Hypocrisy has already been raised a foot!! The most disturbing part of it all, though, is that the petrified progs just sit there and nod in agreement…..sad….

  6. yttik says:

    I remain completely baffled by the hysteria over the binders of women remark. That’s exactly the kind of affirmative action we want to see. Or so I thought. Apparently going out and actively seeking qualified female candidates is a bad thing.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Obama’s not even trying to seek qualified women. Most of those he does have on his staff and in cabinet positions are merely payback for delivering the votes for his campaign.

      We all know Ann Romney was a big influence on Mitt’s professional choices for his staffs, somehow I think Michelle Obama may have the opposite influence on Bronco. She just strikes me as a little intimidated around strong, smart, talented, creative and dynamic women. Especially if they’re going to spend more time with her husband than she does 😉

    • Constance says:

      The people who foam at the mouth over “binders of women” are dumber than dirt. I am completely disgusted with “feminists” on the Left. They are jokes.

  7. votermom says:

    OT hilarious comment on actors “boycotting” Wendy’s because it has to slash worker hours due to Obamacare:


    Just once I’d like to see them put their money where their mouth is:

    “That’s the last straw! I’m starting my own franchise where every worker makes the same salary as me and gets free health care. No one will ever get fired, and we will pass out condoms with the condiments. We won’t have any profits, and our operating budget will be deposited in a bank that only gives loans to poor people and doesn’t employ any armed guards. We will only buy organic food grown by local undocumented workers, and only free-range meat that has died of natural causes.”

    • DeniseVB says:

      More proof “celebrities” who don’t understand business management should just STFU. Wendy’s has a good product, this won’t hurt them.

      Besides, Wendy’s didn’t create the situation, Obama policies did.

      • votermom says:

        I’m laughing at the idea of Nathan Fillon boycotting Wendy’s or any fast food. When’s the last time he ordered anything off a value menu?

        • angienc (D) says:

          Actually, he’s gotten pretty chubby — he should lay off Wendy’s for that reason.

        • elliesmom says:

          I told him I was going to boycott “Castle” because the star is an idiot. I don’t watch “Castle”, but who cares? The truth is whatever we say it is.

    • DandyTiger says:

      The fallout from Obamacare has only begun. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Of course the vile progs and hollywood clueless won’t get it for a long time, or will be in denial.

      • Mary says:

        The mouthy Hollywood clueless don’t have to worry about $$$. They don’t even sit down and balance a checkbook. Their accountants do it for them.

  8. swanspirit says:

    Do we care that Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews are multimillionaires, live in exclusive districts, or embrace a lifestyle unknown to most Americans, when they so loudly each week warn us about racism, sexism, and the pathologies of the rich white male establishment of which they are such a part? Apparently Ms. Mitchell climbs on her soapbox haranguing about “rednecks” from 9-5, and then goes home to her Ayn Rand-reading, uber-capitalist, stock-buying and selling husband Alan Greenspan without a blink in between.


  9. DeniseVB says:

    From an independent women’s site:


    Well, he sure doesn’t need their votes anymore 😉

    • elliesmom says:

      Which feminist dream? My feminist dream or Sandra Flukes’s? Hers seems to be doing just fine. I’m not sure there is a “feminist dream” that I care about anymore. Mine died in 2008. “Free” birth control and over 300,000 aborted babies, probably more than half of them girls seems to be what “feminists” want. Nothing there I’d fight for.

  10. conner43 says:

    Obama has been guided by deeply corrupt women throughout his political life..{think Valjar and Moo} Behind closed doors they are likely shrews. I think he is afraid of women, understandably so.
    ..Then there’s Susan Rice..’nuf said.
    A sincere and wise woman would avoid getting caught in his web. Hillary has proven to be a bit too slippery for him but Benghazi lingers, so time will tell.

  11. HELENK says:

    mu first thought when I read the paragraph were women with young families were not willing to work long hours, was oh how 1950s that thinking is. Be through that. But backtrack and bunch do not have a war on women , that is those awful republicans and Mitt Romney that do.

  12. HELENK says:

    Beyonce, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson will perform at 2nd inauguration of President Obama on Jan. 21 – @USATODAY

  13. it’s interesting to me that all of a sudden in the last two days you are seeing a number of articles in all of the MSM and beyond about how O is appointing no women. Of course many of us have been railing about it for the past 4 years.

    I am trying to be high minded here and say better late than never. After all, it may take a groundswell of people, a critical mass of them, to get Obama to do the right thing and that is to appoint a gender neutral cabinet. We know that he has a track record of saying one thing and doing the opposite. however, in this case, a little flip flopping is in order, imo.

    • HELENK says:

      it is like closing the barn door after the horse got out. He has always treated women like second class citizens and really did not hide it. The obots just did not want to see and America lost because of their blindness and stubborn refusal to open their eyes

  14. DandyTiger says:

    Bwahahaha, I’m seeing Obots and even real Dem operatives upset about Obama’s binders of men. Doesn’t mean the kool-aid is wearing off. Idiots.

    • Constance says:

      I missed any coverage of the Obama Boyz Club by the Corporate Media. I haven’t heard one comment from NOW or The New Agenda.

    • DandyTiger says:

      I think he was richer before. That sale got him 100M. I’ve heard he’s now a billionaire, which would mean he was already way out ahead.

    • driguana says:

      …yep…and the Bar of Higher Hypocrisy just keeps goin’ up….don’t quite recall either Gore or Kerry (Igor I and Igor II) being held to the same standards as Romney was….maybe it’s just because it’s climate change and ketchup….hmmmm…surely wouldn’t have anything to do with oil and off-shore investments of a family fortune now would it??? nah…….just sayin’…even the ever-even-handed huffpo now commenting…..

  15. insanelysane says:

    Slightly OT, but related in an odd way.At Corrente, there is a blog called Plantidotes where a flower or plant is highlighted each day. Today a flower called Carrion flower is shown. It is a phallus flower and perfect for a symbol of Obama’s all men advisory gang.
    Oh, the photo is mine. I grow that nasty thing in my garden. It smells like rotted meat.


  16. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    Maybe schools could spend a little less preparing kids for the NFL and American Idol, and a little more teaching to wire a light switch.

    I love this one

  17. votermom says:

    If anyone is into entering FB sweepstakes, if you use the link below I get extra entries. kthxbye

    Strangely on topic – Fiat will give you a choice of two sexist ads, you’re supposed to pick the one you like 🙄

    • elliesmom says:

      That’s funny. My, BIL,who is the go to guy for which cars are “guy cars” and which ones are “chick cars”, says this is definitely a “chick car”. The commercial should be advertising how many more bags of groceries it will hold than a Volt, which is a “guy car”. lol

  18. angienc (D) says:

    But I’m not feeling sorry for them any more. If you were stupid enough to vote for him you deserve what you get. The same thing goes for anyone who threw their vote away on somebody other than Mitt Romney.

    You had your chance. You blew it. Now you own it.

    ITA and I further include all those who stayed home AND those who may have technically voted *for* Romney but spent the entire primary after FL (once it was clear Romney would be the nominee) and GE bitching and moaning about Romney rather than Obama & the MSM, which caused nothing but division and played right into the Obots hands.

    • angienc (D) says:

      Damn, I messed up the tags — please fix. Thanks in advance.

    • catarina says:

      The same thing goes for anyone who threw their vote away on somebody other than Mitt Romney.

      You mean the morons who voted for Jill Stein.
      Gaaahhhhh! As. If.

      • angienc (D) says:

        And Gary Johnson.

      • gxm17 says:

        IMO, third parties are our only hope. So I sent Jill Stein more money than I’ve ever donated to a candidate. And I give to the Green Party every month. That said, being in a so-called swing state, I voted against Obama. But when I read derogatory comments like these, it makes me wonder why.

  19. HELENK says:

    Hillary Clinton says she will step off fast track ‘for a little while’ when she leaves US State Department – @Reuters

  20. HELENK says:

    US Supreme Court is considering whether police must get warrant before ordering blood tests in DUI cases – @AP

    this will change things .

  21. yttik says:

    Can I just say that John Stewart has been drinking heavily in the Bar of Hypocrisy lately and is really starting to get on my nerves? It’s one thing to be a comedian with an obvious bias, but lately he’s been deliberately presenting false information to support his world view. It’s not right, he has a responsibility to not mislead people about the facts.

    • HELENK says:

      stopped watching him when he put his head so far up backtrack’s a$$ that if he sneezed people would think backtrack broke wind

    • DeniseVB says:

      I used to love, LOVE Stewart, Colbert, Letterman and SNL …. haven’t watched them since 2008. Love my political humor, but doesn’t it have to be based on facts to be funny ? Dennis Miller’s a good example, he states a fact then inserts joke.

    • driguana says:

      you’re better off to turn them all…..off….they aren’t funny anymore…some of them never were…

  22. HELENK says:

    #BREAKING: Baseball Hall of Fame does not elect any new players for second time in history. http://t.co/op0EkH2m via @NBCSports

  23. Constance says:

    Amen to this and I am totally disgusted with NOW and The New Agenda. If they can’t speak up about this they aren’t representing pro woman interests. They are pathetic.

  24. John Denney says:

    Similar to his Chicago election team. What’s wrong with this picture? http://www.eurweb.com/2012/04/president-obama-campaign-team-all-white-no-diversit/

  25. gxm17 says:

    ITA. Women who voted for Obama will get what they deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of us are going to get it too. (sigh)

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