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Four Things Obama Is Not

He's not a lot of things, take his word for it.

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2. Dick Cheney

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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

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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

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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."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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