President Obama Criticized for Failure to Nominate Women to Key Cabinet Positions

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President Obama Criticized for Failure to Nominate Women to Key Cabinet Positions [Chuck Hagel] (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

President Obama, who made women’s issues a key tenet of his reelection campaign, seems to be fading fast on that front in his second term as he nominates various people to serve in his cabinet.

So far, he has only appointed men to serve in three of his most prominent national security positions — Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton; Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary; and counterterrorism advisor John O. Brennan to head the CIA. Does he need to borrow one of Mitt Romney’s binders full of women? Blacks and Hispanics are also missing from his inner group. This is striking considering he was elected by majority support from women, black and Hispanic voters.

The moves have disappointed some supporters who said they fear, with Clinton’s departure, a paucity of females among Obama’s top advisers, particularly in the traditionally male-dominated field of defense and security.

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The pattern is particularly striking for a president who was elected with majority support from women and racial minorities and focused heavily during his reelection campaign on women’s health concerns and equal pay in the workplace. Obama won 55 percent of the female vote to Republican rival Mitt Romney’s 44 percent.

Obama is committed to “finding the very best people for each job,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday, when asked about the lack of women among the second-term appointments. “And that’s what he’s done today, and that’s what he’ll continue to do.” Source

 President Obama Criticized for Failure to Nominate Women to Key Cabinet Positions

Top Five Dumbest Republican Quotes of 2012 Include Mitt Romney’s Safety Net for Poor, Binders Full of Women

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Top Five Dumbest Republican Quotes of 2012 Include Mitt Romney’s Safety Net for Poor, Binders Full of Women (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Top Five of Dumbest Republican Quotes of 2012 came from Republicans during the presidential campaign.

1. Mitt Romney: “I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”

2. Mitt Romney: “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.”

3. Roger Rivard:  On what his father told him: “He also told me one thing, ‘If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry. Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.’ All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she’s underage. And he just said, ‘Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,’ he said, ‘they rape so easy.’

4. Richard Mourdock:  ”I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

5. Todd Akin: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.” 

Honorary mention: 

Ann Coulter (tweet):  “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.”

 Top Five Dumbest Republican Quotes of 2012 Include Mitt Romneys Safety Net for Poor, Binders Full of Women

Five Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign From Moon Colony Pledge to Empty Chair

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Five Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign From Moon Colony Pledge to Empty Chair (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

The 2012 presidential campaign has had some memorable moments, from Texas Gov. Rick Perry drawing a blank on which government departments he would cut, to Rick Santorum saying Mitt Romney is the worst candidate to go up against Barack Obama to Mitt Romney’s Big Bird attacks, binders full of women and President Obama’s “horses and bayonets” comeback. Here are the moments captured on video:

1. Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Oops moment during the Republican Party primary debate in November 2011, when he struggled to name three federal agencies he would eliminate as president — “Commerce, Education and…..”

2. Clint Eastwood’s bizarre “empty chair” spiel during the Republican Convention in Tampa. I guess he should give Mitt Romney the same treatment on Wednesday if he loses the presidential election:

3. Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” comment during the presidential debate when he falsely claimed that he initiated a study to seek women to fill leadership roles in his administration as Massachusetts governor:

4. Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet to TX Gov. Rick Perry

5. Newt Gingrich’s promise to establish a permanent U.S. base on the moon “by the end of my second term:”

 Five Memorable Moments of the 2012 Presidential Campaign From Moon Colony Pledge to Empty Chair

Obama Campaign Buys Twitter Ad Mocking Mitt Romney “Binders Full of Women” Comment

Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” line is sticking, just like Big Bird from the first presidential debate. The Obama campaign has a promoted tweet slamming his comment and not backing equal pay for women via the Lilly Ledbetter Act. Read more below:

You know what whole “binders full of women” culling thingy? Greg Sargent from the Washington Post sets the record straight:

The tale isn’t quite how he told it, according to Liz Levin, the chair of a women’s group that was right in the middle of the story at the time.

In fact, Levin tells me, the groups initiated contact with him and urged him to hire more women — when he was still a candidate — and began creating the binders themselves on their own initiative before he took office. In fairness to Romney, she says, he did agree to work with them…

“He did not initiate our project,” Levin says. “He was the recipient of a project we put together.”