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Disclaimer: A conservative friend of mine wanted to share this with the Kos community, so I agreed to post it as one of my own diaries. He's a good guy, severely conservative, though. He wants to be heard and understood by those on the other side of the isle since he does not think that Mitt is being the ambassador of severe conservatism that he promised to be in the Republican primaries.

By Heliosun (his name at Red State):

Once again, Mitt proves himself to be a fake severe conservative and a liar, making stuff up during the second presidential debate of 2012 about some binder full of women that he seemed to suggest he commissioned himself, so that he would have a pool of qualified female applicants for positions in his MA cabinet. Here is an interesting article titled "Mind the Binder" by David S. Bernstein providing the facts on Mitt'€™s €œbinder full of women:

http://blog.thephoenix.com/...

Notable information from the article:

A bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP to address the problem of few women in senior leadership positions in state government.
So MassGAP is actually responsible for putting together the binder, and the group does not seem at all to have done it specifically at Mitt's behest.

Furthermore,

[A]ccording to MassGAP and MWPC, Romney did appoint 14 women out of his first 33 senior-level appointments, which is a reasonably impressive 42 percent. However, as [Bernstein] reported before, those were almost all to head departments and agencies that he didn'€™t care about and in some cases, that he quite specifically wanted to not really do anything. None of the senior positions Romney cared about€” -- budget, business development, etc. -- went to women.
And finally,
[A] UMass-Boston study found that the percentage of senior-level appointed positions held by women actually declined throughout the Romney administration, from 30.0% prior to his taking office, to 29.7% in July 2004, to 27.6% near the end of his term in November 2006. (It then began rapidly rising when Deval Patrick took office.)
Wow, the sheer volume of mendacity is hard to swallow. We are conservative Christians with morals and values. We don'€™t lie, no matter what. That'€™s what makes us the beacons on the hill that we are, what makes us the moral standard for all other cultures to emulate. It'€™s what makes our religion the only true one in the world.

Most importantly, authentically severe conservatives don't make lefty arguments for repugnant things like equal pay for women and increasing the number of women in the workplace. Our houses need kept in order; Our coupons need clipped and groceries need purchased; Our children need the guiding and loving hand of their mothers AT HOME; Our wives need to be there when we get home from a long day at the office dealing with the business things severely conservative men have to deal with; We need the soft touch and understanding ear of our selfless women AT HOME.

Rick Santorum, where are you?  We need you.

Originally posted to heteroglossic on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 09:31 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos Satire.

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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    "Hey, Larry, no teabagging! You know the rules!"

    by heteroglossic on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 09:31:30 AM PDT

  •  This is satire, right? (0+ / 0-)

    The thing about clipping coupons is too much. You made this up, right?

    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    by NMDad on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 09:43:31 AM PDT

  •  Obviously, Heliosun never got over having ... (1+ / 0-)
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    irishwitch

    ... to leave his mommy when he grew up, considering that's exactly how he described what he wants in a wife.

    What, progressive men don't have shit to deal with at work?  Conservative women don't have shit to deal with every damn day, having to cater to those spoiled brats who think that because they have a penis they're entitled to super-special treatment?

    However, at least he did see that Romney was flat-out lying (as usual) and was appalled by that.  Maybe there's hope yet ...

  •  Heliosun needs to reset his time machine (1+ / 0-)
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    heteroglossic

    for the 20th century.  And he needs a refresher class in Basic Writing and English.  What is he gonna do when his wife finally gets fed up with catering to her over-sized baby and he has to clip those coupons, but those groceries and cook those meals himself? If he went to college (considering his lack of writing ability, that is NOT a given), I'll bet his  girlfriend washed his clothes for him.

    Hey, hot-air, my husband spent 23 years int he Navy defending your right to be a sexist jerk. He can do laundry, change the sheets on the bed, shop for groceries and cook a gourmet meal. He's twice the man you'll ever be, and he supported me when I could get a job (which was seldom since I was a military wife) and he likes my brains as much as my body. And I have never been submissive (in the Christian sense, only in the fun sense.

    Please your firend the hot-air balloon to stick it where the sun don't shy. You can tell him irishwitch thinks he's redneck moron.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 12:10:18 PM PDT

    •  I'll give him the message. (0+ / 0-)

      He's just . . . severely conservative.

      "Hey, Larry, no teabagging! You know the rules!"

      by heteroglossic on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 12:23:08 PM PDT

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      •  He's not "severely conservative". (0+ / 0-)

        He's a knuckle-dragging misoynist.

        I lvie in GA surrounded by his moral Christian brethren. The ones who'd be happy to burn me at the stake if they could. They hate and fear women who aren't doormats, and are willing to beat them into submission.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 07:19:37 PM PDT

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        •  You are so right (0+ / 0-)

          Read the tags for this post. There is one in particular that may help you better understand the intent here.

          "Hey, Larry, no teabagging! You know the rules!"

          by heteroglossic on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 08:20:19 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

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