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Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in 2012 Elections, Featured, Politics, Satire, Society | 3 comments

Memes Mock Romney Over ‘Binders Full of Women

Memes mock Romney over ‘binders full of women’ (via AFP)

The Internet exploded with memes Wednesday mocking Mitt Romney for his “binders full of women” remark at his town-hall debate with President Barack Obama the night before. “Captain of finance, binder of women,” snickered one meme featuring a smiling portrait of the equity-fund tycoon turned politician…

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  • Rambie

    Even better, it was a lie that Romney asked for help to find qualified women.

    What actually happened was that in 2002 — prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a Republican or Democratic administration — a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in senior leadership positions in state government. There were more than 40 organizations involved with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (also bipartisan) as the lead sponsor. They did the research and put together the binder full of women qualified for all the different cabinet positions, agency heads, and authorities and commissions. They presented this binder to Governor Romney when he was elected.

  • cjjack

    This whole mess reminds me of the “I can’t be racist, I know black people!” thing.

    Sorry, Mitt, but going out of your way to say how much you love to hire women is just as bad as saying “yo, what up, bro?” to the one black guy you know.

    It is painfully, obviously fake. And the people you’re pandering to? They know.

  • StockBoyLA

    Cjjack, good point. I like the analogy.

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