Blog Challenge, Day 19: Selective Outrage

To paraphrase and summarize some of the ‘news’ from this week…

‘Binders Full Of Women’ is “ZOMG SEXISSSST!” referring to binders full of women’s resumes, but ‘Not Optimal’ is “ZOMG Cut the dude some slack, he’s TRYINNNG!” when referring to the deaths of 4 Americans in a terrorist attack.

Yeah, that makes sense. No double standard there.

Of course it’s no surprise to conservatives that the media and the Obama campaign… but I repeat myself.. that they would practice selective outrage over verbal ‘gaffes’. I’m not convinced Romney’s statement is a gaffe, as it is in no way embarrassing that he noticed that women weren’t being represented and he actively worked to fill important cabinet positions with qualified women by asking for said resumes, but to imply that Romney cares about the plight of women or that women might care more about jobs than birth control destroys the carefully crafted ‘war on women’ narrative.

Of course, Obama and friends would much rather talk about binders, birth control, and Big Bird than Benghazi. Leaving our embassies unprotected on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, running off to Vegas for a celebrity fundraiser the day after the murder of Ambassador Stevens, referring to the deaths of 4 Americans as ‘bumps in the road’ and ‘not optimal’, and lying the whole time about the nature of the attacks and the administration’s handling of such weighty issues is, shall we say, Not Optimal. It’s no wonder the Obama campaign would like to divert our attention away from Benghazi, and when a debate moderator isn’t handy to hush up the issue we’re being inundated by faux war memes by the media at large.

The thing about wars, though, is that there is a body count. In the case of Benghazi, we know the body count and we know our enemy, yet nothing has been done. In the case of women, there is also a body count; women and their doctors have managed to kill 55 million unborn babies via abortion in the U.S. alone since¬†Roe v. Wade.¬†Obama’s solution to that? Leave the survivors to die.

All things considered, binders aren’t really on my list of important policy issues at the moment. Or, possibly, ever.