Mitt Romney's "b" comment during second presidential debate has sparks an outbreak on social media sites.
Mitt Romney was called out after the first presidential debate for his planned assault on Big Bird. On Tuesday (October 17) night, it was "binders full of women," that sparked an eruption of social media parodies.
The Massachusetts governor defended his record as a crusader for pay equity for women in the workplace, saying during Tuesday's presidential debate that he sought out female candidates for cabinet positions and was brought "whole binders full of women."
To be precise, his words were: "And I -- and I went to my staff, and I said, how come all the people for these jobs are -- are all men? They said, well, these are the people that have the qualifications. And I said, well, gosh, can't we -- can't we find some -- some women that are also qualified? And -- and so we -- we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women's groups and said, can you help us find folks? And I brought us whole binders full of -- of women."
Within hours, the remark became prime fodder for satirical social media accounts. More than 33,300 followers of the Twitter account @RomneyBinders aggregated comments on the debate and asserted that Romney loves "women, they make the best sandwiches."
The tweets went something like this:
. @stefcutter if Obama loses Romney will hire you. Benefits includes 77 cents less/ hr & out by 4pm to make dinner— Romney Binders (@RomneyBinders) October 18, 2012
ATTENTION LADIES: Nothing says professional businesswoman like leaving work early to bake a pie... Mitt Romney style— Romney Binders (@RomneyBinders) October 18, 2012
HEY YOOOOOUUUU WOMEN. Get out of my binders and into my kitchen #RomneyRyan2012— Romney Binders (@RomneyBinders) October 18, 2012
And inevitably got reactions from women. One goes:
@romneybinders I'm cooking up votes for Obamaaaaaa— NancyLuvender (@Nanluv) October 18, 2012
On Facebook, the "Binders Full of Women" pages have mushroomed. One of which has nearly 350,000 likes.