In response to the outcome of the midterm elections during an interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama said his policies were not rejected by the American people but that he didn’t communicate his policies effectively.
“I think that’s a fair argument. 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,” said President Obama.
“Making an argument that people can understand,” 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.”
Americans heard Obama loud and clear. They just didn’t like what they were hearing.
According to Rasmussen Reports, Americans have been consistent with their disapproval of Obama’s leadership:
- 54% of voters disapprove of Obama’s performance and;
- The fact that President Obama’s Strong Disapproval numbers have remained above 40% almost all year foreshadowed how difficult the midterm elections turned out to be for the Democrats.
Obviously, President Obama is still in denial. The American people want limited government and not a government gone wild with spending, enormous debt and big government policies.