Five bad things that Obama has said he’s responsible for (Video)

July 10

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) grew frustrated with President Obama on Thursday, blaming him for the continued crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.

"He's been president for five and a half years! When is he going to take responsibility for something!?" Boehner said.

Turns out Obama takes responsibility for a lot of bad situations — at least rhetorically, and after they've gone south.

Here are five examples:

1.    November 3, 2010 – Democrats lose control of the House in midterm elections. "I take responsibility for that."

House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama doesn't take responsibility for the country's problems. But he does. At least rhetorically. Part 1 of 5. (The Washington Post)

 

2.    October 16, 2012 – Attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. "I'm the president. And I'm always responsible."

House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama doesn't take responsibility for the country's problems. But he does. At least rhetorically. Part 2 of 5. (The Washington Post)

 

3.    May 27, 2010 – BP oil spill. "In case you were wondering, in any of your reporting, who's responsible? I take responsibility."

House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama doesn't take responsibility for the country's problems. But he does. At least rhetorically. Part 3 of 5. (The Washington Post)

 

4.    October 30, 2013 – HealthCare.gov crashes. "I take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed ASAP."

House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama doesn't take responsibility for the country's problems. But he does. At least rhetorically. Part 4 of 5. (The Washington Post)

 

5.    July 14, 2009 – Economy in freefall. "I love the folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, 'Well, this is Obama's economy.' That's fine. Give it to me. ... I want the responsibility."

House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama doesn't take responsibility for the country's problems. But he does. At least rhetorically. Part 5 of 5. (The Washington Post)
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