The Left’s fixation on Mitt Romney’s turn of phrase “women full of binders” in the second debate may represent the pettiest and most trivial chapter of this entire campaign. And yes, I’m fully aware of the fact that we’ve witnessed multiple attacks centered around Romney’s pets. At first, I viewed “binders” as a transitory lefty internet meme-generator and twitter sensation. Romney’s word choice was slightly awkward, but nothing more — perfect fodder for web silliness. But then the President of the United States tweeted about it, and incorporated the word into his stump speech (while quietly dropping the part about Al Qaeda being on the run). Ridiculous and unpresidential, perhaps, but so was Big Bird. Surely Obama was just needling his opponent over a flash-in-the-pan, substanceless verbal misstep, right? Wrong. The Obama campaign is now aggressively promoting “bindergate” online, sternly warning Americans that the throwaway sentence is damning evidence of Romney’s “condescending views towards women.” Really:

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