|Hat tip: @evanmc_s|
The latest example is the hyperventilating over Romney's comments at the debate last night that when he was elected Governor of Massachusetts, he had "binders full" of women's resumes to help him build his administration.
No, Romney doesn't actually want to trap women in binders. Idiots.
Now, if my future President would like to put a copy of my resume in a binder to review for potential employment, that would be just fine with me.
I would LOVE to have my resume in one of @mittromney's binders! It would be an honor to work for a great leader like him. #HireMeMitt
— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) October 17, 2012
Kerry Healey, who served as Lieutenant Governor when Romney was Governor of Massachusetts, was on Fox News earlier today with Megyn Kelly. Here's video of the interview:
Women have become accustomed to strong words from politicians on equality and our role in the world. They are, after all, trying to win our votes. But when Mitt Romney talks about women, when he says he believes that we can do any job a man can do, I know from experience that he’s speaking from the heart.
I served as Lt. Governor with Mitt Romney when he was Governor of Massachusetts. In fact, of the twenty top positions in the Romney administration, ten of them were filled by women, more than any other state in the nation. Romney's Chief of Staff was a woman – Beth Myers. As we took office, our administration actively sought to recruit the best and brightest women the Commonwealth had to offer. And Governor Romney wasn’t just checking a box. He sought out our counsel, and he listened to our advice. We didn’t always agree, but we were always respected. Mitt Romney didn’t judge the people who were in his administration by their gender. He wanted the best, male or female. There’s no greater evidence that Mitt Romney will represent all Americans than his record of treating all people fairly and impartially. His was a brand of leadership that got things done by bringing people together, not dividing them...Read the rest here.
Healey is originally from Ormond Beach, Florida, and I met her several times during Florida's presidential primaries in January. Note how in this interview I did with Healey she was offering a very similar message as she is today:
Obama and his liberal cheerleaders can continue to call Romney a monster and claim he hates women, but it's going to get increasingly difficult as more and more voters become aware of Romney's actual track record hiring women, helping people, and solving problems.
But sure, keep telling women that Romney wants to lock us in binders (that doesn't even make sense!) and make tampons illegal. I'm sure that will make everyone forget the $16 trillion debt, our lousy economy, and the unending news coverage of scary dangerous stuff happening all over the world.
In other words, the Obama campaign's entire strategy has now devolved into yelling, "SQUIRREL!!!" and hoping we all have the memory capacity of Dory the Fish.