Set your phasers to “facepalm.” While speaking this morning on sequestration, President Obama dropped this little nugget:
Obama: I'm not a dictator. I'm the president. Can't do a Jedi mind meld with GOP to try and convince them to do what's right.
— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) March 1, 2013
No, Mr. President. You can’t do a “Jedi mind meld” — because there’s no such thing:
Pres Obama Mixed Metaphor of the Day: The "mind meld" is not a Jedi tool from Star Wars, but a Vulcan ability from Star Trek.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 1, 2013
Nerd cred: shattered.
Obama just proposed a "Jedi mindmeld." This isn't the #sequester you're looking for…
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) March 1, 2013
Obama just mixed Star Wars with Star Trek by creating the term: Jedi mind-meld; sending America's virgin nerds into a rage.
— Sam Valley (@SamValley) March 1, 2013
Use the Force, Spock.
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) March 1, 2013
Obama just lost the nerd vote with his terrible Star Wars Star Trek mashup. THERE IS NO "JEDI MIND-MELD" BARACK HUSEIN OBAMA
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) March 1, 2013
Hold up. Obama really said "Jedi mind-meld"? NERD-IN-CHIEF MY ASS.
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) March 1, 2013
Obama just mentioned the "Jedi mind meld." I have never hated this assraisin more.
— Blaknsam (@Blaknsam) March 1, 2013
I don't care what the Trekkies say; the best Kirk was George Lazenby. #jedimindmeld
— jon gabriel (@exjon) March 1, 2013
Jedi Mind Meld? Mixing sci-fi analogies there!
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 1, 2013
Jedi mind meld????? #geekfail
— Peter Suderman (@petersuderman) March 1, 2013
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 1, 2013
A "Jedi mind meld??" A Republican would get slammed for mixing nerdy references like that.
— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) March 1, 2013
Loose talk of a “Jedi mind meld” is the inevitable result of the JJ Abrams Cliff.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 1, 2013
"Most people agree that I'm being reasonable." #JediMindMeld
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 1, 2013
This is offensive to my religion. RT @grace_lightning: Obama: "Jedi mind meld."
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) March 1, 2013
Jedi mind-meld? I only see a MSM lips-posterior meld.
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 1, 2013
A parting question for our pop-culture-challenged POTUS:
"Yes, President Obama, do you not know the difference between Stars Wars and Trek? Follow up: Will you resign?"
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) March 1, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with video of Obama’s remarks.