Nerd fury as Obama mixes Star Wars, Star Trek lore

He shot first. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)

He shot first. (AP Photo/20th Century-Fox Film Corporation)

President Obama, in an apparent attempt at sci-fi-bipartisanship, today said he did not perform a “Jedi Mind Meld with Republican leaders to end the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration.

As soon as the most powerful being (on this planet) jumbled Star Wars and Star Trek lore, the Twitterverse erupted in Nerd Fury.

“Am deeply disappointed that Pres Obama just referred to a Jedi Mindmeld. #fail #yourenotrekker, said @joshtpm.

“Jedi mind TRICK, not meld. Impeach this clown,” said @daveweigel.

Politico and Salon were among the news organizations drawing attention to the intergalactic gaffe.

As anyone still living in their mom’s basement can tell you, Obama was likely trying to say “Jedi Mind Trick,” a mental ploy famously used by Obi-Wan Kenobi to slip past Empire guards in Star Wars.

A “Vulcan Mind Meld” is how Spock, science officer aboard the Starship Enterprise in the Star Trek television series (and later the films), telepathically linked his superior brain to that of his captain.

Here are a few ideas for the president’s NEXT speechwriter.

  • “Next time I meet with Speaker Boehner, I won’t have my lightsaber set on stun.”
  • “As I told Jar Jar at Starfleet, you don’t go to the trouble of a clone war over Tribbles.”
  • “Reagan’s Death Star defense initiative made as much sense as hopping on a carnivorous Tauntaun.”
  • “If I have to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs to keep the American people safe, that’s my Kobayashi Maru to bear.”

40 comments Add your comment

Urkel n Chief

March 1st, 2013
2:02 pm

“Warp Factor 10 Chewy. Engage”

Urkel n Chief

March 1st, 2013
2:07 pm

“I guess Obi Won shouldn’t have worn the red shirt on that Death Star landing party”

Devil's Advocate

March 1st, 2013
2:09 pm

This is all the real proof birthers need!

Browncoar

March 1st, 2013
2:37 pm

What a moron. He should at least watch a real sci-fi show.

gdfo

March 1st, 2013
3:09 pm

It is sad that he has used so obvious a ploy as this in an attempt to get sympathy for his cause, with sci-fi fans.
He also is trying to side himself with those characters who, in fantasy, used those celluloid powers.
Spock, Chewbacca, Yoda, and lets not forget the darkside, Palpatine and Darth Vader. Way to go there Barack LOL. He would have done better to channel Yosemite Sam. Tarnation!!! Those Dang rabbits (congress)!!!
Boehner….”Whats up? Barack?”

sickofitall

March 1st, 2013
3:11 pm

Beam me up, Leia!

pb

March 1st, 2013
3:17 pm

God help us .. The nerds are besides themselves with annoyance! Guess the guys on “Big Bang Theory” would have a field day with this one…

spock

March 1st, 2013
3:18 pm

really Obama use logic, you must control the force it will be you undoing

captain

March 1st, 2013
3:18 pm

Kirk I am your Father…

Getalife

March 1st, 2013
3:19 pm

Please get a life. I hope the deathstar destroys you all lol

Getalife

March 1st, 2013
3:19 pm

LOL@ captain!

notobama

March 1st, 2013
3:19 pm

Not knowing what he is talking about has never stopped Obama before.

Raider1990

March 1st, 2013
3:27 pm

Feel the power of the dark Kahn.

cj

March 1st, 2013
3:28 pm

are you out of your Vulcan mind?

gooftroop

March 1st, 2013
3:29 pm

To Bodly Go Where No Ewok Has Gone Before!

gooftroop

March 1st, 2013
3:36 pm

Gran Moff Tarkin: Where is the Rebel Base Princess?!!
Leia: Betazed. The rebel base is on Betazed.

Brown coats arise

March 1st, 2013
3:39 pm

For his redemption he needs to put forth a bill to bring back Firefly

Jesse

March 1st, 2013
3:40 pm

He’s confused….being married to a wookie and all.

Grinch

March 1st, 2013
3:43 pm

Aren’t you a little short for a Klingon?

Princess Uhura

March 1st, 2013
3:46 pm

Help me, Captain Kirk. You’re my only hope!

gooftroop

March 1st, 2013
3:48 pm

Somone ought to give Obama the Gungan Neck Pinch.

blkshepherd

March 1st, 2013
3:50 pm

Message from the FORCE to all Obama Haters..GO TO HELL.

Patty

March 1st, 2013
3:52 pm

spock

March 1st, 2013
3:54 pm

live long and use the force

guest

March 1st, 2013
3:59 pm

blkshepherd nice of you to show us that great liberal tolerance we hear soo much about

Deirdre

March 1st, 2013
4:07 pm

Just goes to show, if you don’t know what you’re talking about you need to keep your mouth shut. You’d think he would have figured that out by now.

pb

March 1st, 2013
4:11 pm

Yes, “bikshepherd”, nice talk…. Shows the sensitive humanitarian side of Mr. Barack O supporters. I am sure your hero Obama would not approve of such foul talk…

Rich

March 1st, 2013
4:13 pm

Now he’s done it…Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj definitely won’t support him…

Scotty

March 1st, 2013
5:24 pm

If only Obama would beam down in a Red shirt! We would be done with this hagas!

BobPro

March 1st, 2013
6:31 pm

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BobPro

March 1st, 2013
6:32 pm

If he had only checked with the inventor of the internet (Al Gore) he wouldn’t have let the teleprompter lead him over the Psychic Cliff

gdfo

March 1st, 2013
6:50 pm

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Buddy Grizzard

March 1st, 2013
8:01 pm

Classic stuff, George.

Losers... waiting to be outraged

March 1st, 2013
8:20 pm

Browncoar, calling POTUS a moron because of some sci-fi mistake. Really… you’re the moron. Along with the rest of losers full of hate.

guy

March 1st, 2013
8:22 pm

Maybe now Dr. Spock will beam obama up or out. Don’t forget to take Joe B, too. He still won’t have a damn thing when he does them One thing,Dr,Spock,do not send them back!

Losers... waiting to be outraged

March 1st, 2013
8:22 pm

Browncoar, calling POTUS a moron because of some sci-fi mistake. Really… you’re the moron. Along with the rest of these losers full of hate.

yoda

March 2nd, 2013
5:23 am

dead he is Jim

Hughie Hogg

March 2nd, 2013
10:57 am

Perhaps in future press conferences the President will refer to Gov. Christie as Jabba the Hut.

Darth Vader

March 4th, 2013
3:45 pm

Barry,

I am your father !