But we can read his comments from his exclusive CBS interview:
After suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.Yeah? Barry, you jammed that stuff down everybody's throats, knowing that the people did not want it. Knowing that your party was going to get killed at the mid-terms, and you didn't seem to care. In fact, some would say since you were not on the ballet in 2010, the problem of the public's rejection of your policies did not rise to the level of presidential concern.
"I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone,” Mr. Obama told 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft in an exclusive interview set to air Sunday.
“Making an argument that people can understand,” Mr. Obama continued, “I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.”Barry, you were talking and talking and talking. Everyone knew what your arguments were, and it was well understood. What was lacking was an interest on your part of doing the nation's bidding, and your party got killed for it. Sixty-three seat gain in the House, thanks to your policies and wooden ear. Ruling the people is not the job description.
Go on, get out of the country. A trip at 200 million a day? The money spent further underscores your reckless disregard for the people you lead.