As Lincoln did before him, Romney filled his cabinet post with people whom he disagreed with. In Romney’s case, it was with people who were women who worked outside the home.
Romney was again ridiculed by the liberal media and the social media and late night talk show hosts and some tribesman of a small cargo cult deep in the Amazon Basin, for pointing out that he had actually gone out of his way to find those few women qualified to work for his government.
So which is it, people? Do you want women hired or not? I bet Obama never collected binders full of women so he and his staff could leaf through them, looking at each woman’s statistics, picturing themselves with each one, wondering how things would work out if they did in fact choose her. How did she feel about family? Did she have kids? If not, did she want kids? And finally, when she had kids, who would he get to replace her? I bet these things never even cross Obama’s mind.
Some people are trying to say that they aren’t upset that Romney hired women, it’s that he said he didn’t know any qualified women to begin with. Well, come on. That makes perfect sense to me. Mitt Romney was not a politician, he had worked in private sector up until
2002 1999. And not just any private sector, but business finance. You know numbers. And we all know, and by we I mean Mitt, Larry, and I, women and math just don’t add up.
Other pundits are trying to point out that what Mitt Romney describes sounds very similar to Affirmative Action. It isn’t. Mitt wasn’t trying to fill quotas. He’s a businessman. He saw a lack of female employees as a drain on payroll. He was save money by hiring women and paying them less than he would men in the same position, saving his state at least 23 cents on the dollar. Sound business. And I’m pretty sure that if if didn’t save money the way Romney wanted it to, he would have gone with plan B, which would have moved the cabinet to a call center outside of Mumbai. So as you can see, there was nothing affirmative about Romney’s actions at all.
How is it that when I hear the hoots and hollers from the left about Romney’s binders of women, I can picture the same people hooting and hollering at Lincoln about his team of rivals? It’s the same thing. Lincoln hired people that he really shouldn’t have and Romney felt the same way. As Lincoln freed the slaves, so too did Romney hire women. History does repeat itself.