If you missed the presidential debate a couple of days ago, and also somehow avoided all social media platforms, and also didn’t talk to a single American human soul, you might have missed Mitt Romney’s instantly infamous quote regarding a “binder full of women.” The unfortunately-worded quote was in response to a question regarding fixing the inequalities in the workplace. Romney attempted to display his equality ideals by noting that he specifically went looking for women to fill seats in his Cabinet when he became the governor of Massachusetts. Unfortunately, the words he used were amusing, and the meme caught on. This is our favorite iteration of the meme, Magic Binder Full of Women, because we all still have our binders full of Magic and other various trading cards sitting at the bottom of our closets.
Whether or not Romney’s claim about binders full of women is actually true, we can all thank him for sparking such a wonderful joke with our favorite CCG. Now, we just wonder what composes this set’s Power Nine?
No. 1 | Barbara Walters
If you haven't played Magic and seen its rules in a while, Barbara Walters just became even more complicated.
No. 2 | Planned Parenthood Clinic
Get it, an interrupt that gains three life? MtG rules were made for political jokes.
No. 3 | A Toddler on Medicaid
Mitt Romney's natural enemy.
No. 4 | Altar to Nancy Reagan
Actually a powerful card, so we should thank the powerful woman.
No. 5 | Ellen DeGeneres
What Ellen DeGeners giveth, Ellen DeGeneres can taketh away.
No. 6 | Tina Fey
Because she's a good actress, you guys.
No. 7 | Michelle Obama's Triceps
Imagine a literal aura of her triceps.
No. 8 | Monica Lewinsky
Pretty happy there wasn't a cigar joke.
No. 9 | Nicki Minaj
Kind of amusing that, due to this card, Nicki Minaj can be referred to as "pumpable."
No. 10 | Oprah Winfrey's Kindness
One would assume a car is worth more than +1 to defense.
No. 11 | Ayn Rand's Complete Works
No gods or kings, only (wo)man?
No. 12 | A Single Mother
This card is actually even more sad than it looks, in that sacrificing the mother doesn't really add too much to the toddler. Also, please don't take "protection from black" the wrong way, cool? We're all adults here.
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