Speaking at a White House press conference, Obama joked that he couldn’t use a “Jedi mind meld” to get Republicans to agree to his budget plan.
“I know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom that’s been floating around Washington, that somehow, even though most people agree that I’m being reasonable . . . the fact that [Republicans] don’t take it means that I should somehow do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right,” the president said.
The Post goes on to quote several Tweets, including this informed and pointed rebuke:
(My political side wishes elected conservatives were this savvy about science fiction and pop culture as a whole.)
Yet perhaps the best summary is in this image, shared via social-network by a friend of mine: