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President Obama committed a Sci Fi faux pas today with the phrase “Jedi mind meld.” NPR’s Mark Memmott thought the president meant Star WarsJedi mind tricks,” while Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy insisted “Only a Vulcan mind meld would be effective on this Congress.” The Atlantic‘s Esther Zuckerman said the president “just lost the support of both Star Wars and Star Trek fans.” When argued with Republicans for 830 years you have, will your metaphor anti-metaphor reactor be giving it all she’s got, Captain?