Saturday, October 20, 2012

Must Reads

Posted by JHW22 (Filling in for Broadway Carl)

The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Staff: Tribune Endorsement: Too Many Mitts

Josh Rogin: Issa's Benghazi Document Dump Exposes Several Libyans Working with the U.S.

Ta-Nehisi Coats: It's Funny Because We're White

Garance Franke-Ruta: Binders Full of Women: A Meme That Means Something

Jillian Rayfield: Longtime George Romney aide attacks Mitt

President Obama's Weekly Address - October 20, 2012

Congress Should Join the President to Help Responsible Homeowners

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Binders of Women - Corporations Get In On The Act

The strange turn of phrase uttered by Mitt Romney at last night's 2nd presidential debate was so odd, it instantly became a Twitter meme and spread throughout the intertubes like wildfire.

"“I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”"
But even I was mildly shocked at the email solicitation I received today:

"We've got tons of binders full of sales. Women will love them!"

[Insert spit take here.]

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mixed Signals, Alright


I was just listening to John Inskeep interviewing a Romney foreign affairs spokesperson (no clip available yet) on NPR and I am LIVID.

The man, sorry I missed who it was but may have been Dan Senor, said that the Obama administration has sent mixed messages on Iran. His examples was that Obama has said a military action is on the table but that Panetta laid out many details, at some security conference, as to why a military action would be problematic.

What made me LIVID about this was he had JUST said that Romney thinks military action would be a last resort. Um, why would it be a last resort if it weren't problematic? Mixed signals? Hell yes. From the Romney campaign, asshole!