Obama’s Debate Memes Highlight His Own Failures

Just how desperate is the Obama campaign after the last two debates? One only has to look at the themes they’ve pulled from Romney’s statements to show just how low the Obama campaign’s messaging has sunk. After the first debate, the Obama campaign played up Mitt Romney’s comments on Big Bird, encouraging memes, emphasizing scare tactics on the death of a beloved children’s character at the hands of his Republican opponent. After the most recent debate, Obama is campaigning on Mitt Romney’s comments on “binders full of women,” which I defended earlier today. Today in New Hampshire, the president inserted language on the binders into his stump speech, telling the crowd: 

See, we don’t have to order up some binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women who can learn and excel in these fields right now.  (Applause.)  And when these young women graduate, I want them to receive equal pay for equal work.  (Applause.)

The first bill President Obama signed after he took office was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 — a bill that was supposed to guarantee women a chance to challenge pay discrimination based on gender. As with most problems (real or imagined), a liberal’s first response is to legislate and regulate. According to liberals’ own standards, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Obama’s first crowning achievement, has failed. If liberals insist on continuing to perpetuate misleading statistics on equal pay for women, they also have to admit that this aspect of Obama’s record is a failure.

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Obama’s Debate Memes Highlight His Own Failures

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