Sci-fail: Genius Obama says he ‘can’t do a Jedi mind meld’ [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/DavidCornDC/status/307535635219116032

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.

— Cuffé (@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

Am deeply disappointed that Pres Obama just referred to a “Jedi Mindmeld”.#fail #yourenotrekker

— 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.

— Matt 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

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Update:

Lookee here!

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Editor’s note: This post has been updated with video of Obama’s remarks.

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