In his attempt to show Gov. Mitt Romney as being the one responsible for Bain Capital’s decision to outsource jobs, as if that’s something bad, Andrew Sullivan has indicted President Obama for everything that’s happened in the government since January 2009.
Sullivan was attempting to fisk a FactCheck.org article showing Romney was not running the day to day operations of Bain Capital when the decision was made to hire people outside the United States. FactCheck writes:
Obama isn’t saying Romney’s firm shipped jobs overseas, he’s saying Romney shipped jobs overseas. That depends on showing that Romney was more involved in the company than he says, and that his former partners say.
To which Sullivan responds:
No it doesn’t. All it requires is proof that Romney was still listed at the SEC as the company’s sole owner and CEO. And we have that. With that title, Romney is responsible for everything Bain did from 1999 until he was formally removed from that position.
Interesting position. Let’s use that logic.
According to Sullivan, President Obama is responsible for everything the United States government did from January 20, 2009 through today. Therefore, Obama is responsible for:
- Fast and Furious
- The Secret Service Colombian Hookers Scandal
- The Economy (no more of this “I inherited” crap)
- Green energy loans that created jobs overseas
- The $822,000 taxpayer funded GSA Vegas retreat
- The Iraqi Embassy Sex Tapes
- Tareq and Michaele Salahi’s crashing of the White House
- and finally, burning Korans in Afghanistan.
If Gov. Romney is “responsible for everything Bain did from 1999 until he was formally removed from that position,” even when he was not running the day to day operations of Bain, then it follows that President Barack Obama is responsible for everything the federal government did from January 20, 2009 until he was formally removed from that position.
It’s time for Obama to come clean about what happened on the roof of the Iraqi embassy.
The people have a right to know. After all, you are running for president.