Barack Obama refuses to apologize to Mitt Romney and says Romney needs to answer questions about his past even though Obama accepted money from Bain outsourcers
Yesterday the Obama campaign floated the idea that Mitt Romney might be a felon, this was quickly debunked and Mitt Romney called on the regime to apologize for this baseless accusation.
Today not only did Barack Obama not apologize to Mitt Romney but he sort of doubled down on the smear stating Romney has much in his past to answer for:
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
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
I am going to agree with Barack Obama here; if Mitt Romney has nothing to hide he should just release the records and prove it, end the controversy before it festers. But there are many questions about Barack Obama’s past as well and if he were a leader he would lead by example and release his college records so we can see how a man who admitted he was more interested in smoking pot and snorting coke than studying while in highschool managed to be accepted into three prestigious colleges. Was it because he was listed as a foreign exchange student?
And let us also examine his admission that he sought out radicals, communists, and Marxists while at these institutions and let us also look at his relationship with the America hating anti-Semite, Jeremiah Wright, whom Barack Obama once called his spiritual mentor while we are at it. This was not done in 2008, perhaps it is time to do so now.
Once we have vetted Barack Obama on these issue we should also expect him to answer questions about why he, and the DNC, accepted donations from the very people at Bain Capital who were actually responsible for outsourcing American jobs:
Bekenstein has been a managing director of Bain Capital since 1986. In 2008, he signed Barack Obama a $4,600 check. In 2004, he gave a $50,000 donation to the Democratic National Committee. That’s outsourcing money, plain and simple. And Obama was happy to take it.
Or how about Stephen Pagliuca? Last year, he cut a $35,800 check to Barack Obama’s Victory Fund. Then he cut another $30,800 check to the DNC. And another $30,800 check to the DCCC. Jonathan Lavine and Mark Nunnelly have both maxed out to Obama already, as well as to the DNC. Lavin was a bundler for Obama, and raised over $100,000 for him. Michael Krupka gave Obama $4,600 in 2008
There is just a hint of hypocrisy here isn’t there? It seems to me that Barack Obama also has many questions to answer in regards to Bain Capital as well; he might just have opened up a can of worms which could come back to haunt him and I hope that Mitt Romney does in fact release his records so that Barack Obama will be forced to answer questions about his relationship with Bain Capital as well.
Barack Obama had one other thing to say that I found interesting:
As president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you
Yeah, like with Eric Holder and Fast and Furious? When are you going to take responsibility for that fiasco?