“Binders” Are Now Offensive

Sometimes I think I’m a woman trapped in a man’s body.  Well, not exactly his body; maybe his mind.  I say that because the older I get the less I understand how some dopey women overreact to things said or done by a man.

Last week was a perfect example.  Of course I watched the Presidential debate on Monday and enjoyed every minute of it.  I liked the confrontational aspect of the debate and the aggressiveness of both candidates.  I don’t like flatliners.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen President Obama speak and have called him just that… a flatfliner.  He didn’t come across as one during the most recent debate.

So it came as a shock to me after the debate, that some of the women pundits were turned off by the demeanor of the candidates.  I, on the other hand, found it refreshing.  I enjoyed the battle to see who wins the Alpha Male spot.  We got to hear about their core beliefs.  Reading off of a teleprompter just isn’t the same.    (Of course, I already knew President Obama’s core belief system before the 2008 election when he said he believed in income redistribution and big government – that’s why I didn’t vote for him then and won’t vote for him now.)

But the comment which has apparently caused the biggest stir is Mitt Romney’s reference to the “binders” full of women applicants he received while Governor in an attempt to find qualified women candidates to work in his administration.  Right after the debate, I saw headlines on my news feed regarding “binders” but didn’t have the time to find out what the brouhaha was all about until I watched the O’Reilly Factor and discovered that some women were actually “offended” and “disturbed” and found the comment “unnerving.”

Listen to the segment yourself.





The desperation on the left is really showing.  They must be sweating about some recent polls showing Mitt Romney leading President Obama.   After listening twice to the comments on the Factor (I DVR the show every night), I still, for the life of me, can’t figure out why anyone would be offended by the word “binders.”  It’s all nonsense.

I have no idea how resumes/credentials/CVs are handled in politics, but it seems perfectly reasonable if you’re going to compile several, why wouldn’t you put them in binders so they can be easily reviewed?  If you’re going to have hard copies of documents, do you really want all that paper flying around or would you rather have it compiled neatly in a “binder”?

Were these kookaloonie women, like Erica Payne, reading something into it that I’m not getting?  Maybe a little bondage entered into their psyche?  Really, what am I missing here?  As far as I’m concerned, these women have far too much time on their hands.

As one political analyst recently noted, it seems that these outraged women are just shills for the liberal left.  I hope they were as outraged, disturbed and unnerved when Bill Maher, a $1 million contributor to President Obama’s campaign, called Sarah Palin “a dumb twat” and “a cunt” and Michelle Bachmann a “bimbo” or when Keith Olbermann called Michelle Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it” or when President Clinton was engaging in extracurricular activities in the Oval Office with a 22-year intern?

I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.

Author Bio:

For over twenty years, Leona has tried to heed her husband’s advice, “you don’t have to say everything you think.” She’s failed miserably. Licensed to practice law in California and Washington, she works exclusively in the area of child abuse and neglect. She considers herself a news junkie and writes about people and events on her website, “I Don’t Get It,” which she describes as the “musings of an almost 60-year old conservative woman on political, social and cultural life in America.” It’s not her intention to offend anyone who “gets it.” She just doesn’t. Originally from Brooklyn, and later Los Angeles, she now lives with her husband, Michael, on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest, which she describes as a bastion of liberalism.
Author website: http://www.idontgetit.us
  • jujubeebee

    Obama thinks he can win this with wordplay.   We want a President.  We are not hiring Don Draper and Peggy Olson of Mad Men.    Middle out, binders, big bird, romnesia and the rest of the wordplay are just childish to me.   We have a president who is using ads to win and hiding behind joy bahar’s skirt when it comes to Benghazi.   We don’t need a celebrity president who is great with one liners or speaking with a teleprompter.  We need a leader!  

  • alxrss

    Sorry, not the author of the article. My intention was to leave a comment on a video review of the Stewart-Oreilly mock debate. 

  • alxrss

    This guy is an idiot.

  • venter

    Very good article .  I thought I was nuts for a minute when I heard it reported that Binders was a bad word  Does that mean children in school can get a time out if they use the naughty  “B” word.  Can a teacher get suspended if she uses the “B” word.   Maybe we have seen the very disturbed MSM, who have ovaries for their brains, more clearly as the election is coming closer… Were we all taken for a ride by Obama and his best friends the MSM?  In  the last year I have used  several bottles of White Out.  Words like illegal, Chicago, peanut butter and jelly, food stamps, welfare, city, photo I.D., BINDERS , are no longer visible  in my Webster’s Dictionary. . Can I use the word Binder on my computer to store files ? Tell me Chocolate is still a good word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wheels55

    Leona,
    You used the words “offended” and “disturbed” in the wrong order. Only disturbed women are offended by Romney’s comment.

  • Ron F

    A few women found the term “binders” offensive.  It does not show the desperation on the left.  It shows that there are nutty people out there that will find anything offensive.  I am surprised at the coverage that it received.

    • Wheels55

      It shows the whole sticks and stones message we received as kids didn’t take hold on everyone.

  • Roger Ward

    Of course, you have it right …. too much charging estrogen and nowhere to put it.  When these looney women (including Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann) show they can endorse something other than far left causes — when they show they can support a more balanced view of life and politics – perhaps I’ll pay attention to them.  Naaahhh, they’ll never move.

    Why has no one sought out the opinions of the women who were included in these binders?  If they were being sought out as potential members of a Cabinet, I think they would be thrilled to be included in a binder.

  • DanB_Tiffin

    Liberals are always desparate to pin a “you hurt my (or other people’s) feelings” sign on anyone.  ”Binders” was all they could grab at and twist around to that purpose.

  • Bruce A.

    Did anyone get offended by the “Binders” full of job applicants who have been out of work for months or years?