And a new Meme is Born…

It’s official:

Thank you Mitt… for being Mitt.

(Update: the tumblr collection here)


My favorite tweet: “Binders full of women cost 77 cents, while binders full of men cost $1.”

Someone tell me – been catching up on Strike Back so tell me how Obama did …

So I just got out of class, and the nooz is stating that Rmoney claims he’ll never lower taxes for the 1%. Have his lies really reached that mind-bending level of insanity? His entire campaign to date (seven years??) has been based exclusively on tax cuts for the richie$.

@blogenfreude: He was who we wanted him to be. He was mad about the lies and it showed. Best moment: Candy Crowley fact-checks Mitt on what the President said the day after the Libya attack. Audience applauds enthusiastically. Romney left stuttering.

@Mistress Cynica: OK – remember my promise to myself – no debates, awards shows, or conventions … and no Kardashians or Honey Boo Boo … I draw lines. They are arbitrary, but they’re mine.

Had a migraine, didn’t watch the debate. Please explain the binders and the “please proceed, governor.” kthx

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Nobody Puts Baby in a Binder

I have no idea either. I was working and eating salty Trader Joe’s pot stickers. And then the Tubez and the Book of Faces exploded with mother fucking women in the mother fucking binders.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: It has to do with Romney, passionate advocate for women’s rights, claiming that when he became governor of Oz his proposed cabinet were all men – apparently he had nothing to do with proposing them – and he said Where de women at? Bring me women. And so they scoured the kingdom for where the women were hiding and pretty soon he had binders of women. Because to his amazement there were so many women who could be on his cabinet they HAD To Be Put In Binders. Resumes, and such as. Something like that. And all the time one is thinking, Do you have any idea how clueless you are?

BTW. I started out with a migraine threatening but as the president relaxed and got into his groove it lifted.

@Benedick: Thanks for the info. I always appreciate it when you educate me, darling.

I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that his story is untrue.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: @SanFranLefty: The “Please proceed” occurred when Romney was claiming that it took two weeks for the President to say the attack in Libya was a terrorist attack. The President realized Romney was about to hang himself, and invited him to do so.

A summary from the Coffee Party:

President Obama started to protest — drilled as he was by his advisers not to let Romney get away with speaking mistruths. But, in the flash of an instant, Obama must have thought to himself: “Whoa, he doesn’t know that he is about to lie.”

Obama held his tongue. “Please proceed, Governor,” he said.

Romney did proceed, and with smarmy relish told a cynical and politically-motivated lie — one of those Republican echo chamber lies that are easily disprovable in the real world but repeated on Fox “News” so often that politicians feel comfortable repeating them as well. The lie goes something like this: President Obama refused to “admit” that Ambassador Stevens had lost his life in a terrorist attack, whereas Romney had jumped to that conclusion immediately (I suppose that this qualifies me to be president, because it was my first guess too).

Of course, Obama did call it a terrorist attack the day after it happened. I knew that. And, I thought to myself, “Here we go again, the fact-checkers will chew Romney up after the debate.” But then something unexpected happened. CNN’s Candy Crowley made a courageous choice as moderator. She injected the historical record into the debate, and confirmed what Obama was implying with his body language: Romney had just lied.

As it happened, the most significant moment in Crowley’s career as a journalist was one of many tonight during which she was being talked over, in this case by Romney. This gave the President a chance to say, “Can you repeat that, Candy?”

@Mistress Cynica: Nice. I enjoyed the “Ode to Martha Radditz Engaging in Journalism” that Jon Stewart had on last night’s Daily Show.

I need the Cliff Note’s version of the debate, complete with introductory warnings of “Smarmy Mitt about to open his mouth” so I don’t have an aneurysm.

And as a side benefit, “Binders of Women” is pulling in a Dating service ad into the Not MSNBC space.

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