March 01, 2013
Obama: "Damn it, Jim! I'm A President, Not A Jedi Dictator!"
President Obama complains he can't do a "Jedi Mind Meld" on Republicans:
During President Barack Obama's surprise sequester press conference, CNN reporter Jessica Yellin asked him why he couldn't do anything to stop the automatic spending cuts that start to take effect today.
Obama responded by answering with what was supposed to be a Star Wars reference — but he ended up confusing Star Wars and Star Trek.
"I can’t do some kind of Jedi Mind Meld on congressional Republicans," Obama said.
President Obama wished he could alternatively do a Jedi Death Grip on Conservatives, but that power was also not his to use. He concluded the press conference saying, "May the force be with you so you can live long and prosper."