Per one of the news channels: "Gibbs was airing the White House's long-term frustration over what they consider to be unreasonable criticism from the left. For example, they still find it hard to believe that the president defied the odds -- after a century of effort by health reformers -- by passing health care reform, and some on the left still focus on the failure to pass single-payer, or least a public option."
We're happy you all achieved what you did, we're disappointed that you didn't even try for a single payer system.
When you start negotiating from the middle, you aren't going to end up there.
And there are a plethora of issues where the President seems to buy into the idea that private corporations are well suited to the task of leading public governance.
They aren't - Corporations can do great stuff, running a country isn't one of them.
There is no "inc" in "We the People" or "of the people, by the people and for the people."