On Friday, President Barack Obama held a press conference to address this whole sequestration mess. During this press conference, a reported asked the President why he couldn't have done more to prevent the sequester.
Reporter: [Couldn't you have done more to stop the sequester?]
Obama: “Give me an example of what I might do ... I’ve offered a plan … offered negotiations around a balanced approach ….
“What more do you think I can do … [gesturing to the room full of media] if people have a solution, I’m happy to consider it … this is a room full of smart people.”
Reporter: "Couldn’t you just have them [at the White House] and lock the door until you reach a solution?"
“I am not a dictator, I am the president of the United States. Most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal ... “Some people think I should just do a Jedi mind meld to convince them … all these people were elected and have duties … ultimate, it’s a choice they make … What I can do is make the best possible argument.”
Wait, so President Obama isn't a Jedi? And here we all thought that he was using the power of the Force and arming our troops with lightsabers. NOW WHO IS GOING TO WARD OFF THE DARK SIDE?!
While we've finally learned for certain that the President is NOT a Jedi mind master, many questions remain. Is he an Avenger? He is a part of the X-Men? What about powers of invisibility? Can he turn Coke into Pepsi? Who was the second shooter on the grassy knoll? Why are we all here? What really happened at the end of Inception? Who is going to save Lois Lane?!
It's time to stop avoiding the tough questions, Mr. President. [PolicyMic.com]