How else to characterize this?:
"The president said he made a mistake in assuming that if he focused on policy decisions, the American people would understand the reasoning behind them.
"That I do think is a mistake of mine," Obama said. "I think the assumption was if I just focus on policy, if I just focus on this provision or that law or if we're making a good rational decision here, then people will get it."
Ah, we "get it" Mr. President. Do you? If not, have a talk with Senator-Elect Brown (R!-MA)