Later on Friday afternoon, the White House tweeted out a picture of Obama paraphrasing a famous Star Wars line.
"These aren't the solutions Americans are looking for," the text of a photo, in the classic Star Wars font, tweeted out by the White House said.
The comment actually confused two popular science fiction worlds. In Star Wars there's a Jedi mind trick, and in Star Trek there's a "Vulcan mind meld." Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original Star Trek, responded to Obama's bungled reference.
Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) March 1, 2013