Twitter went nuts when President Obama said he could not get the Republicans to do what is right because of his finite powers, that he could not do some sort of Jedi mind-meld!
He mixed his space franchises--Jedis may have Vulcan-like abilities, but the mind meld thing is of Star Trek. So, this sent twitter on a wonderful spiral for awhile
RT @jpodhoretz: "By Grabthar's hammer, you will be sequestered."
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) March 1, 2013
RT @angelaisms: "Dammit Luke, I'm a doctor, not your father!" #ObamaSciFiQuotes
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 1, 2013
"I think you will regret staking out that claim, Mr. President." --Gene Roddenberry
— Anna Holmes (@AnnaHolmes) March 1, 2013
Some would say that Obama did know what he was talking about:
BREAKING: Via @technosailor: There IS a #JediMindMeld: j.mp/XLlzR7 Is POTUS bigger SW geek than we ever realized? (@digiphile)
— Robert Stephens (@rstephens) March 1, 2013
but if you pay attention to the "force meld" in the expanded universe, that is not what he was trying to convey today.
Still, good times.
Updated: Obama's White House realized what he did and grabbed it with both hands: