Obama Can't Do 'Jedi Mind Meld' on Congress

The president makes sci-fi reference about his inability to keep politicians in Washington.
1:56 | 03/01/13

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I am not. A dictator I'm the president so ultimately you. Mitch McConnell or John -- We need to go to catch a plane. I can't have Secret Service blocked the doorway. Right so afraid of I I understand and and and and I know that this has been some of -- conventional wisdom that's been floating around Washington that. Somehow. Even though. Most people agree that I'm being reasonable. That most people agree on presenting a fair deal the fact that they don't take it means that I should somehow. You know. Do it -- -- mind. Meld with these folks and convince them. To do what's right well you know their elected. We have -- constitutional system of government. The speaker of the house and the leader of the senate and all those folks have responsibilities. What I can do -- I can make the best possible case for why we need to do the right -- I can speak to the American people about the consequences. Of the decisions that congress maker or the lack of decisions. Making by congress. But ultimately it's a choice they make and be. This idea that somehow there's secret formula or secret sauce to get speaker Boehner. Or Mitch McConnell to -- say you know what Mr. President you're right. We should close some tackle tax loopholes for the -- often well connected in exchange for. Some serious entitlement reform and spending cuts programs we don't need. You know. I think if if there was a secret way to do that I -- tried it.

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