This is obviously an attempt at campaign semantics, with Team Obama leveling the charge that Mitt Romney either lied about leaving in 1999 or committed a "felony" by deceiving the SEC in 2002.
In the wake of these serious charges by Obama campaign spokesmen, the president was interviewed about the subject and basically made the case for why he is responsible for what happened with Fast and Furious.
Check out these excerpts from Obama's answers to questions from WJLA in Washington, D.C. and pretend that he's referring to himself relative to Operation Fast and Furious, a scandal in which he has said neither he nor Eric Holder knew about gun-walking; a scandal in which Holder was found in criminal contempt of Congress for not coughing up subpoenaed documents that would reveal how a demonstrably false letter was sent to Congress; a scandal in which Obama asserted Executive Privilege to prevent those documents from being released.
“My understanding is that Mr. Romney attested to the SEC, multiple times, that he was the chairman, CEO and president of Bain Capital and I think most Americans figure if you are the chairman, CEO and president of a company that you are responsible for what that company does,” Obama said.Or how about this one?
“If he aspires to being president, one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations, that’s probably a question that he’s going to have to answer, and I think that’s a legitimate part of the campaign,”Best ironic quote?
"Harry Truman said, 'the buck stops with you'."Uh, no, according to the standard you are attempting to hold Mitt Romney to, Mr. Obama, the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans, as well as the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry are your responsibility.
Compare that... with this from March of 2011 during an exchange between Obama and Univision's Jorge Ramos: