May 28th, 2010
03:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama: 'The buck stops with me'

Washington (CNN) - "I ultimately take responsibility for solving this crisis," Obama said about the continuing oil spill in the Gulf. "I'm the president, and the buck stops with me."


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  1. aunt Bea and Opie

    Bush did the same thing,but only with the Peso,hahaha

    May 28, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Papasan in AZ

    You never heard Bush sat that...

    May 28, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Naqib

    Only took 40 days...

    Nice job...

    Maybe you could offer Sleeztak the job of clean up?

    May 28, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Remember Shrub having a contest with Rove for 8 years to see who could read the most books?

    Other than starting 2 wars, cutting taxes for the wealhy, repeating "war on terror" and "911" over and over - that's all Shrub did.

    This President (Barack Hussein Obama) is getting lots of stuff done that should have been done during the last admin. AND he's doing what he's supposed to do during his first term AT THE SAME TIME.

    I'm very proud of him.

    May 28, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. Michael from Ventura

    This was in no way his fault, and I admire him for taking the responsibility to fix it. If that isn't CHANGE, I don't know what is! I'm sure all the haters will hop on this too..........

    May 28, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. JDD

    Mr. President, these words are about 35 days late, and actions have spoken still louder.

    May 28, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. gt

    what a joke... reminds me of bushes statements...

    May 28, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Mike

    He refused to take responsibility until such time as he heard that BP was 70 percent sure they could stop the leak. Teflon nobamba and blame everything on everyone else is his style of leadership. In other words he could not lead people out of a burning building. Pathetic excuse for President.

    May 28, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  9. Tulsa

    Yes sir. Thank you. A President who takes responsibility.

    You will NEVER see a Republican take responsibility. For anything except of course annidea that wasn't their's to begin with.

    May 28, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. stevegee

    Too bad the bucks haven't stopped with Obama. He has spent more than all the other presidents combined. If only we could stop him for spilling red ink...

    May 28, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Joe

    If "the buck stops with me", then the congress should go to impeachment proceedings as soon as possible. Just imagine how much damages the mass oil spill have been done to the 5 states' (TX, LA, MS, AL and FL) enocomy, food and services and tourism industries. He should say "IT IS BUSH'S FAULTS" as he said during his press conference.

    May 28, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  12. Howard2, Seattle, WA

    OK Great, the buck stops with him. What exactly is a guy at that level going to do? He criticizes BP and their partners for pointing fingers regarding blaming each other, but this is the pot calling the kettle black. Obama is the FINGER POINTER IN CHIEF. It's either Bush's fault or those GREEDY corporations (that BTW give us all jobs, something Obama never has had.)

    May 28, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. 8 years of the Bush Error = How many years of recession and unemployment?

    While admire President Obama for his honesty and taking responsibility for the spill and clean up, it is not necessary to the majority of Americans.

    We realize you are doing all you can, it is just Fox and Fox Lite(formerly CNN) that have been yammerin' about "Obama's Katrina" right after the Lush and his lemmings started the chant.

    Who knew the uneducated blob of DNA would provide "news" to the aforementioned corporations. as they fight over the ratings for the right wing neo-nuts.

    May 28, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  14. too little too late....

    Power of Hope is not "Leadership" never was and never will be...!!

    May 28, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  15. Annie, Atlanta

    I wonder how the Republicans feel about the buck stopping with the President. First they don't want government involved in big business. Then when things go catastrophically wrong they do want government involved in big business. Anyone else dizzy?

    May 28, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  16. dfd

    B.O CONTINUES to make crossroads and large strides in the oil spill.

    May 28, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. Andagain

    Well, THAT was original. Where was his teleprompter when he needed it?

    May 28, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. Senator

    ...but the oil keeps running.........

    May 28, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  19. Artie

    If the "buck" stops with Obama there goes the Gulf plus a lot of our "bucks' !

    May 28, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Sebastian

    The buck does stop with you ... too bad you have to take it from both sides.

    When things are going well, you are not suppose to put restrictions and regulations on the industry ... you are suppose to leave them alone. You are not suppose to interfere.

    When things are going to hell, you are suppose to step in, take responsiblity and solve the problems of that very specific industry.

    With this in mind you better bone up on your

    brain surgery skills
    rocket design skills
    plumbing skills
    autobody repair skills
    OB / GYN skills
    venture capital skills
    pharmacuetical development skills
    etc., etc., etc.,

    May 28, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. Naqib

    "The Buck Stops Here"

    Right next to common sense and integrity!

    May 28, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  22. Obama the liar

    first time since his election that he hasn't lied to America...verdict "you are fired", go back to community organizing .

    May 28, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  23. shooter

    Stop talking and do something good.

    May 28, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Believe you me Mr. President, they are NOT going to let you forget it. That the buck stops with you that is, because God knows that in their lttle demented minds you're not THEIR President......Except when they need federal assistance.

    I told you to stay out of this. I hope to God you don't live to regret it. But I know they will make sure that you do.

    May 28, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. scott tutor

    After we get started cleaning up our gulf finally,is there going to be a investigation on Halliburton and Dick Channey's involvement in the spill?

    May 28, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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