1. Charlie Brown
The President said “I’m not Charlie Brown with a football,” while on Capitol Hill today meeting with Democrats and Republicans according to Politico.
2. Dick Cheney
Obama reportedly told Senate Democrats concerned with the drone program that he wasn’t Dick Cheney — at least according to a Politico titled “President Obama: I’m no Dick Cheney on drones.”
3. A dictator
During a sequester press conference, Obama said, “I am not a dictator. I’m the President. So, ultimately, if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say, we need to go to catch a plane, I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway, right?”
The president was responding to a question about having Congressional leaders come to the White House to work out a deal on the mandatory federal budget cuts.
4. A judge
During a press conference about the sequester, Obama, responding to a question about how the administration had asked the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage, said, “I’m not a judge, I’m the president.”
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