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.

Take that, Eva Longoria!

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.

Behold the obsession:

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.

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.

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

How much less?

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

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

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

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

https://twitter.com/JustAnotherMo/status/258582930270605312

https://twitter.com/jeffemanuel/status/258572235961401344

Good question.

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.

  • Kate Cummins

    BO’s own tweet says the Lilly Ledbetter Act helps women FIGHT for equal pay. Apparently his female staffers aren’t FIGHTING for the same pay as the men.

    • J. Cox

      Good point,however..just maybe they don’t want to get thrown under the Obama bus..he is good at doing that.

      • kbielefe

        But thanks to the Ledbetter Act, his female staffers can wait to sue up to 180 days after Obama leaves office. I wonder how many will avail themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Obama likes some women, he thinks they’re cute.

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/now-mute-obama-calling-congresswoman-cute

  • Michael Rice

    Clinton did not like “that woman”.

  • http://www.politisite.com/ Albert N. Milliron

    Those binders full of women actually got jobs under Romney. High level staff (and they were paid accordingly) rose from 30% to 42%. While Obama has a signed bill and a campaign speech. Actions are much louder than words http://wp.me/pOe4O-ca3

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    Obummer is ALL talk and selfish action.

  • Fred Zanfardino

    The Lily Ledbetter Act is one of the biggest frauds ever. It does not help women at all. It helps Obama’s vast constituency of lawyers and encourages women to enter in draining, overly protracted and needless lawsuit fights.

    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/01/the-ledbetter-act-sacrificing-justice-for-fair-pay

  • DANEgerus

    Mitt pays women equally… Obama pays them #LadyParts wages (look it up)

    • 1irishdell

      Am I crazy, or did this report (http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/disclosures/annual-records/2012) used to actually give the descriptions of the employees’ status? I thought there was one point in time when everyone had a cow because he was paying his calligrapher some outrageous amount. Now, all it states is EMPLOYEE? Hmmm, HOW CONVENIENT!!

  • Baba Ghanoush

    When a candidate is seeking a high profile job, may it be in the public or private sector, that job requires an experienced candidate. Therefore a binder is used to house their resume, cover letter, references, lists of accomplishments, ect.

    So I’m not understanding why the left is up in arms over Romney’s comments on binders. He was clearly referring to their resumes. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me because this is the same group who made a big deal about Big Bird.

    • Aestro

      It was an awkward phrase that is funny to repeat but bears little substance. See also: Republicans that still make fun of the teleprompter.

      • 1irishdell

        The teleprompter issue is not simply a gaffe on the Pres’ part, it is a symbol for a MUCH larger problem. O is only repeating and reading EXACTLY what he is told to; to pass along nonsense about his opponents to take eyes off the REAL issues. He doesn’t know sh*t from a shingle without it. Simple brainwash tactics that are laid upon gullible fools that need to soak up their opinions because they are too feeble to think for themselves. There, was that funny enough for you to understand and repeat. Didn’t think so.

    • Sonya A. Willis

      See you’re referencing that thing called QUALIFICATIONS, LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, and JOBS. The Left is bewildered by such things.

  • kbielefe

    Someone really needs to make up some binders with 800,000 sheets of paper—one for every woman who lost their job since Obama took office.

    • Owen007

      I believe that’s also one for every dollar a member of the Obama Administration collectively owes in back taxes.

    • kbielefe

      Did it myself. 500 pages per binder.

  • cscape

    isn’t “Big Bird” a female?

  • J.Klein

    People, the Ledbetter Act is about equal pay for equal work. Equal work gets paid the same in the White House, but more top positions are filled by men (as is the case throughout government/business/society at this point). So *overall* men get paid more than women. It is NOT inconsistent with the Ledbetter Act. Get it?

    • Owen007

      And by some accounts, Obama’s female staffers aren’t getting paid the same as their male equals. Go figure.

      • J.Klein

        No, they are getting paid the same if they hold the same position — that’s my point. It’s just that there are more men in higher positions so *on average* men are making more than women. It’s the same for Pelosi’s staff. This website is trying to convince people that Obama is being a hypocrite because he is not giving equal pay for equal work, but it’s a demographic issue, not an equal pay one.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/T4QVIGWM7L7FCX47BFHX6PVY7E Mom Of three

          Last study comparing childless young women with childless young men of the same qualifications and experience showed wage parity…gender gap is a myth, once women start families, and make decisions to split their time between work and family they are no longer engaged in “equal work”.
          While there may be a lot still to do to re-engage after they raise their family these women or keep them viable fore the work place, the idea that they are they are not being treated fairly is dishonest.

        • Sonya A. Willis

          So let Obama put his money where his mouth is and do the same as Romney did-go look for qualified women to put in those higher positions. Otherwise he’s just talking a good game of “do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do.”

          • J.Klein

            How do you know he didn’t? He has a high percentage of women in his cabinet. Romney’s percentage ended up being lower than both his predecessor and the governor who followed him.

  • BeeKaaay

    We have binders full of illegal and unconstitutional acts done by this administration and not one judge will put Obama and Biden in handcuffs.

  • Owen007

    Yet another example of an unforced error on Obama’s part. Still pales in comparison to the “acts of terror” spin, though.

  • cath4059

    Whatever liberals accuse conservatives of is exactly what they, themselves, are guilty of

    • Aestro

      Good because I’m worried that Romney might win the election.

      • TexSizzle

        That makes no sense. What are you accusing us of in that statement?

  • http://www.facebook.com/victor.kahuro Victor Kahuro

    So, for stating the he had Binders full of women’s resumes Romney is now being viewed as extreme? Why is this even a thing? IT SOUNDS CHILDISH!!!