Obama: “I am Not A Dictator.”

Asked Friday by CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin why President Obama can’t simply refuse to let congressional leaders leave a room until they reach a deficit-reduction agreement, the president said he can’t “force Congress to do the right thing.”

“Jessica, I am not a dictator, I’m the president,” he said while speaking to reporters in the White House Press Briefing Room. “Ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway.”

“I know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom that’s been floating around Washington, and that somehow–even though most people agree that I’m being reasonable, that most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal–the fact that they don’t take it means that somehow I should do a Jedi mind-meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right,” he added.

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  • TexRancher

    Obama “I’m not a dictator”, I just act like one and I don’t need Congress approval to act!
    (Second part my translation)

  • duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh its a Vulcan mind meld ….cant he get anything right w/o a teleprompter

  • Joe Lettieri

    Your not a president either.

  • From the boy who wants to be KING !!! And it is a VULCAN mind meld from the star trek series you idiot !!!

  • “a Jedi mind-meld”??????? IF you are going to reference pop culture, get the phrase correct!!!! Jedi, and mostly Sith, use mind tricks. Vulcans mind meld.

  • Kent2012

    damn, he is lying again…..

  • conservative

    Not a dictator, just a dick.

  • Tomtom

    No, you are an idiot, so stop acting like an idiot dictator !!!!!!!!!

  • 2War Abn Vet

    I am not a dictator, but I play one in Washington”.

  • we need to unite!

    Q: How are god and obama different?
    A: god doesn’t think he’s obama. ….

  • not a dictator? maybe a pathological liar.

  • EB

    Of course, he’d have to have a mind to be able to do a Vulcan mind-meld. Just a petty little evil pea brain bent on destroying the country!