Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mitt Romney — Horndog: “Gimme a Binder Full of Women!”

And what the fuck, you ask, is “a binder full of women?”  Got me.  You’ll have to ask Mitt Romney himself.  But first, ask Ann to leave the room for a moment.

Actually, he used this term when he was describing something magnanimous he had done as governor of “my state” (is he unable to pronounce the word “Massachusetts”?) that enabled “a binder full of women” to apply for jobs they previously weren’t qualified for.  Or something.

And speaking of pronunciations, a certain word is pronounced “legislation,” not “lettuce-lation.”

And now, on to the implosion — collapse! — of Mitt Romney’s over-used talking points about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.  You know the drill:  Obama was so busy apologizing for America, his administration let its guard down and allowed four Americans to be killed at the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.  And the Obama Administration was so oblivious and unaware, it took them two weeks to find out it was a terrorist attack and not a spontaneous demonstration.

And in tonight’s debate, Obama pulled the rug out from under Romney.  President Obama did in fact — the day AFTER the attacks in Benghazi — describe the attacks as a terrorist attack.

Actually, it’s a bit more of a he-said she-said kind of thing.  Here are some links.

One liberal site says “President Obama DID call it a terrorist attack the day after Benghazi,” but no link is provided.  A rightwing site admits that Obama DID use the word “terror” in his speech at the Rose Garden the day after the Benghazi attack, but claims “terror” isn’t the same as “terrorist” or “act of terrorism,” or it didn’t count because it was Wednesday and he wasn’t wearing a blue shirt, or something.

In any case, when Obama said he HAD used the word “terrorist” in the Rose Garden press conference the day after the Benghazi attack, and said to Candy Crowly “check the transcript” — Mitt Romney’s reaction was panic bordering on Meltdown.  Jaw quivering uncontrollably, “but but B- badeea badeea hummina hummina,” and that panic-stricken expression that said “but that’s what they told me to say!”

Melt down gracefully, Mitt.  Buh bye now.

Obama also called attention to Romney’s behind-closed-doors comments about 47% of Americans being moochers who think of themselves as victims, and Romney’s flipflops on immigration and taxes, among other issues.

I can’t pretend to be objective, but I think Obama won this debate.

Your take?


Blogger Snave said...

I wasn't able to watch, and by that, I mean I couldn't bear to watch... ! Having to listen to Romney that much for any stretch of time would make my blood pressure go up too much.

But I followed it a bit in some chat rooms, and have watched some of the post-debate coverage on CNN.

From what I can gather, Obama did a much better job this time. But it also seems that while polls are showing people think Obama won the debate, the CNN press group is trying to spin it as a draw and portray things like tonight's better performance isn't going to swing things Obama's way very much.

October 16, 2012 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I was busy clipping my toenails.

October 17, 2012 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

I felt like the president won big time and will now have the confidence to do the same in the last debate.

October 17, 2012 at 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I was live blogging on Wonkette with the rest of the drunks and miscreants. Binder full of women has already been debunked. What happened was... whole bunch of us vagina holding Americans, were not happy with the amount of men in MA positions of leadership and had come up with names of the ladeez and presented it to Robme when he was elected. He can't even lie properly.
Best moment of the night, when Bamz told Robme, please proceed governor, like a cat playing with a mouse and Robme went right on ahead lying about Libya. Well that one and Bamz getting the 47% dig in at the buzzer for a three pointer.

October 17, 2012 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@Snave, that is always what happens. It's a tie, so they can keep the ad coin coming in over the next couple weeks. Folks at freeperland are all blaming Crowley for being a left wing plant. Yeah THAT Candy Crowley. When she told Robme to basically sit down and shut up ole Robme's face got all kinds of nasty as if how dare this woman talk to her better like that. He was a scowling.

October 17, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

A bunch of crazies attacking a consulate in Bumfuck, Libya is an egregious dereliction of duty but ignoring warnings of a sneak attack on the World Trade Center was an understandable oversight.

October 17, 2012 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I think Obama clearly won the debate. Over the next few days we'll see whether this helps his poll ratings.

Randal: For two hours?

Jim: I certainly hope so.

Jess: That was my favorite moment too, when Obama said "please proceed Governor" and Crowley backed up Obama's claim. Romney was stuttering uncontrollably; he looked like a puppet on a broken string.

Mr. C: LOL. That's the GOP philosophy in a nutshell.

October 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I watched some clips and read transcripts afterward, and I think the way Mitt reacted to being fact-checked is enough to tell most Americans what a mistake it would be to put him in office. The "binder of women" remark was pretty sad, as was the way he set himself up for Obama to attack about the 47% remark.

All in all, from what I can tell, it was a nice showing by the president. And if the next one is to center on foreign policy, as long as Obama is on his game he should be able to wipe the floor with Mitt.

October 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I only wish they would have had a camera on Raw Money when Candy corrected him. We only saw his back as he faced her.

Why I always keep my women in a binder. How else can you keep them fresh and unwrinkled? :-)

October 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

Mitt lost but yeah, the msm is downplaying that because $ for them is at stake.

October 18, 2012 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: I sure hope the next debate will have lots of stuttering lip-quivering "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" seizures from Romney.

Demeur: True, we didn't see his face at that moment, but we heard lots of frantic stuttering and sputtering. I liked it.

Life: I don't know whether the MSM is on either side. I think mostly they want a tight race so more people will tune in to the news and buy the products that are advertised.

October 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM  

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