President Obama & Nichelle Nichols (image credit: Nichelle Nichols).

Spock Weighs in on President Obama’s ‘Meld-Gate’

3 Mar , 2013

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On March 1st 2013, President Obama awoke hoards of Star Trek and Star Wars fans when during a press conference he (purposely?) fused a Jedi Mind Trick and Vulcan Mind Meld into a: Jedi Mind Meld.  According to White House transcripts, President Obama was responding to CNN’s Jessica Yellin’s remark that he should have the leadership to force Congress to accept a deal to avert the damaging sequester.  President Obama replied to her by first stating that he was not a dictator, and second that he would not use a Jedi Mind Meld to coerce Congress into accepting a deal.

For those who are unaware, a Vulcan Mind Meld and Jedi Mind Trick are indeed different. Two videos are posted below that shed light on that difference.  The first video features Spock performing a Vulcan Mind Meld (Star Trek), and the second involves Obi-Wan Kenobi inacting a Jedi Mind Trick (Star Wars).

Although the pundits initially believed that the President’s mixing of terms was a mistake, experts in some quarters now believe that by using a Jedi Mind Meld President Obama could simulatenously ascertain both his foes’ true intentions and coerce them into accepting a deal.  The President may have likewise been contemplating how Congress could be spurred into action, and perhaps thought as a last resort he’d recruit Star Trek and Star Wars fans worldwide to pressure Congress.  Toward that end the White House released the following image via their Twitter feed, and also launched the website http://www.wh.gov/jedimindmeld/:

The White House released this image to raise awarness of the sequester (http://www.wh.gov/jedimindmeld , image credit: Whitehouse).

The White House released this image and created the following website (http://www.wh.gov/jedimindmeld) to raise awareness of the damaging sequester (image credit: White House).

However, Leonard Nimoy (Spock) has weighed into ‘Meld-gate’, and advised President Obama to forget about Jedi Mind Tricks altogether since, “Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress. Live Long and Prosper.

President Obama isn’t the only politician who happens to be an avid Star Trek fan. King Abdullah II of Jordan was lucky enough to make a cameo on Star Trek Voyager.  Will President Obama be making a cameo in the new Star Trek film “Into the Darkness” directed by J. J. Abrams?  Incidentally, Abrams will likewise be directing the new Star Wars: Episode VII movie.  Perhaps the President is on to something?




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postman1
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postman1
March 4, 2013 3:03 AM

Bush must have tampered with the teleprompter.

Helen Read
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Helen Read
March 4, 2013 4:23 AM

If you are going to nitpick about the Vulcan Mind Melds and Jedi Mind Tricks, you might want to spell Leonard Nimoy’s name correctly in the article.

shootist MP
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shootist MP
March 4, 2013 4:36 AM

I really don’t read this website to find pictures of POTUS, though it is nice to see Ms. Nichols.

Bobr
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Bobr
March 4, 2013 5:16 AM

“Will President Obama be making a cameo in the new Star Trek film “Into the Darkness” directed by J. J. Abrams?”
Why not?!
He’s been on every other non-confrontational television show that will have him!
It’s not like he’s got other stuff to do…

Kenda Robertson
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Kenda Robertson
March 6, 2013 12:53 AM

Maybe they can give Romney a part since he doesn’t have anything better to do.

Philip Wilson
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March 4, 2013 3:02 PM

Let’s keep the Obama cult worship off here and confined the mainstream media where its destroyed its objectivity.

broderman
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broderman
March 4, 2013 10:44 PM

Thanks for keeping the streets clean for one-sided objectivity which only offers negative commentary. By the way, as I post:

Against Obama: 5
For Obama: 2

Also notice that the attacks tend to be ad hominem (general slander about his character), while the defense tends to be based on scientific explanations and appeals to strong American values (like a sense of fairness, equal rights, etc.).

Can you define the word “cult” in a way that doesn’t refer to the President? Because allegedly his “cult” followers among the people I know question his specific actions the most. I don’t hear any of them confusing religion and politics, either.

WisdomSpirit
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WisdomSpirit
March 5, 2013 4:19 AM

If the realities of Star Trek were to be factual. The human race would be so much better off. The mind of Gene Roddenberry was/is a great one. Most of the series portrayed life of today and way into the future as well. To me, it was the best of the best. Star Wars cannot compete nor can be in the same sentence as Star Trek. I am a Trekky all the way! Good job Dan.

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