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Ничего он не понял…

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После проигранных промежуточных выборов, первая реакция Обамы говорила, как бы, что он — понял.

Ничего он не понял…

President Barack Obama is still not doubting the virtue of any of his policies as a result of his party’s beating in last week’s midterms. He’s trying to rethink his messaging on everything from immigration to sending more troops to Iraq and negotiations with Iran. So far, though, the sales job isn’t drastically different.

He told CBS’ Bob Schieffer in an interview for “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “there is a failure of politics there that we’ve got to improve on” among his team and Democrats. “It’s not enough just to build a better mousetrap. People don’t automatically come beating to your door. We’ve got to sell it.”

Sounding sort of half-hearted about it, Obama accepted responsibility for the election results, borrowing from Harry Truman to say “the buck stops with me.” He refrained from taking a jab back at outgoing Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose staff has laid the blame at Obama’s feet. “There are times,” he said, “there’s no doubt about it, where, you know I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction.”

With Republicans trying to pressure Obama not to do executive action on immigration before year’s end because they’re working on it, Obama is re-calibrating his message to try not to appear impatient while pressing ahead. “What I’m saying to them, actually, their time hasn’t run out,” he said. “If in fact it’s true that they want to pass a bill, they’ve got good ideas, nobody’s stopping them. And the minute they do it, and the minute I sign that bill, then what I’ve done goes away.”

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