President Obama has gone and done it now. He offended both “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” fans Friday, when he said he was unable to perform a “Jedi mind meld” on the GOP over sequestration.
Outraged science fiction fans took to Twitter to bash the president’s obvious confusion about a Jedi mind trick and a Vulcan mind meld. There is no such thing as a “Jedi mind meld,” you see.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer provided an in-depth analysis of the president’s sci-fi gaffe.
Obama also reminded the press, and maybe himself, that “I am not a dictator, I’m the president,” when explaining how negotiating with Congress has been difficult.
Those who didn’t tweet about the Jedi mind meld had a field day tweeting about the dictator comment.
Politico posted some of the better tweets about Obama:
@daveweigel Jedi mind TRICK, not meld. Impeach this clown.
@TheFix Obama lost the Star Wars vote with that “Jedi Mind meld” gaffe.
@JonathanTamari point to the Republicans RT @dougheye: Star Wars has the Jedi Mind Trick. Spock uses the Mind Meld. Come on, Mr. President!
@moorehn Awesomeness is. RT @SimonMaloy Obama: “I cannot do a Jedi mind meld.” What is happening?
@mikememoli One for the books: || WASHINGTON (AP) – Obama says he can’t do ‘Jedi mind meld’ and persuade Republican leaders to do what’s right.
@CatholicDems Or maybe that is Nerd-in-chief? Anyway, there’s no such thing as a Jedi Mind Meld.
@HuffPostHill “I’m not a dictator I’m the president” THREAT! THREAT!!!!
@BuzzFeedAndrew Obama: “I am not the dictator, I am the President.” Looking for a WND fact check
@mattklewis “I am not a dictator” / “I’m not a crook.” (Maybe Woodward has a point?)
Watch the CNN discussion courtesy of Mediaite: