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Obama obsesses over ‘binders full of women,’ ignores White House pay gap

http://twitter.com/#!/BarackObama/status/258571744359636992

During last night’s presidential debate, “undecided” voter Katherine Fenton asked the candidates about the gender wage gap, an absurd myth that’s been repeatedly debunked. While addressing her question, Mitt Romney spoke of his record on seeking out female job candidates and referred to the “binders full of women” he reviewed for positions.

As Governor, Romney chose a female Lt. Governor & a female Chief of Staff, and half his Cabinet & senior officials were women. #WarOnBinders

— Jon G. (@ExJon) October 17, 2012

Take that, Eva Longoria!

@evalongoria Romney’s chief of staff was female, so were 50 percent of cabinet appointees. And he chose female Lt. gov bit.ly/S1yMSx

— Elisabeth Meinecke (@lismeinecke) October 17, 2012

Predictably, the tone-deaf Left believes the “binders” quote is the one that will finally sink the Romney candidacy. Because Republican War on Women!!111!!! Or something.

Frothing libs sank their rabid teeth into Romney’s remark, and Team Obama wasn’t far behind in pathetically attempting to exploit the quote (and women) for political gain.

After debates, Republicans talk about the big contrast on issues – Democrats obsess over a word or phrase they like. #CantAfford4More

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) October 17, 2012

Behold the obsession:

Love @barackobama‘s digital team. Do a Twitter search for “Binders full of women” and they’ve got a promoted tweet atop.

— Kevin Flight (@The_Fliz) October 17, 2012

Last night, the President talked about women as breadwinners. Romney talked about them as resumes in “binders.” OFA.BO/AEWhjM

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney’s got a binder full of condescending views toward women: OFA.BO/sUTjBg

— Buffy Wicks (@BuffyWicks) October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney’s got a binder full of condescending views toward women: OFA.BO/sUTjBg

— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney has a binder full of condescending, extreme views toward women. j.mp/T0kPZe #WomenForObama

— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) October 17, 2012

Mitt Romney’s got a binder full of condescending views toward women: OFA.BO/sUTjBg

— Jeremy Bird (@jeremybird) October 17, 2012

What was interesting about Mitt Romney’s #bindersfullofwomen comment was it came up while he was avoiding answering the q on equal pay.

— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) October 17, 2012

Like communications-challenged DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse, Obama would like to focus on “equal pay” today and his oh-so-gallant fight to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

President Obama knows that when women make less than men for the same work, it threatens the economic security of entire families.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012

“I’ve got two daughters and I want to make sure that they have the same opportunities that anybody’s sons have.” twitter.com/BarackObama/st…

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012

Oh really? Obama can trot out all the adorable pictures of his daughters in the world, and it won’t erase his “do as I say, not as I do” record on equal pay for women.

@mmflint Were you troubled that the Obama White House pays female staff less than male?

— Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) October 17, 2012

Why does Obama want to “threaten the economic security of entire families”?

“We do not tolerate discrimination.” That’s why your WH pays women less than men. @barackobama @whitehouse

— Kevin Eder (@keder) October 17, 2012

Obama won’t admit his White House pays women less than men.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 17, 2012

How much less?

@thedailybeast While ur laughing @ binders full of women, note the Whitehouse pays women staff 18% less than males.This Prez very sexist!

— Grace(@boerneatty) October 17, 2012

Sexist? If only Candy Crowley was around to fact-check this claim.

#CandyCrowleyFakeFactsThe White House pays women the same as men.

— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) October 17, 2012

Here’s another look at Obama’s record on hiring women for upper level positions in the administration:

4: President Obama had four women in his cabinet of 15 in the first months after he assumed office in 2009. transitionjobs.us/appointments

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) October 17, 2012

This can’t be right. Joe Biden said they had no problem finding qualified women, yet only filled the cabinet with four. transitionjobs.us/appointments

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) October 17, 2012

Shaddup! I don’t have to play by my own rules because I won, sneers Obama.

FACT: The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps women fight for equal pay.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2012

FACT: Conservatives won’t let Obama get away with his faux concern for women’s salaries.

You pay women in the WH less than men.“@barackobama: FACT: The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter…Act.”

— Damon Johnson (@DamonJ519) October 17, 2012

Hey @barackobama. Did the Lilly Ledbetter Act apply to your White House that pays women 18% less than men? #tcot #p2

— Eric(@eriContrarian) October 17, 2012

FACT You pay women less than men RT @barackobamaFACT: The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

— just another mo(@JustAnotherMo) October 17, 2012

FACT: you pay female staffers 18% less than male staffers MT @barackobama FACT: 1st bill Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 17, 2012

FACT: Obama pays women 18% less than men MT @barackobama FACT: 1st bill Obama signed was Ledbetter Act which helps women fight for equal pay

— Jeff Emanuel (@jeffemanuel) October 17, 2012

So @barackobama If the Lily Ledbetter act changed everything why is there still pay inequality? Why do YOU pay women staffers less?

— Heather (@hboulware) October 17, 2012

Good question.

This @lachlan Anita Dunn: Obama WH “fit all the classic legal requirements 4 a genuinely hostile workplace 2 women” wapo.st/nQoDRJ

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) October 17, 2012

‘Binders Full of Women’ vs. White House Women Treated Like ‘Meat’ — breitbart.com/Big-Journalism…

— John Nolte(@NolteNC) October 17, 2012

Perhaps, as John Nolte suggests at Breitbart.com, recruiting and retaining qualified female employees is hard when the White House is so hostile toward women.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/17/with-laser-like-focus-on-romneys-binders-full-of-women-obama-ignores-white-house-pay-gap/

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