Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume asserted on Sunday that President Barack Obama had a "character" flaw that prevented him from accepting any responsibility, including blame for Democratic Party losses in the midterm elections.
"There's a character issue here," Hume said on Fox News Sunday. "He seems to have this pathological inability to accept responsibility."
According to the Fox News analyst, the president should have learned something from the way that George W. Bush reacted after major Republican losses in 2006.
"He said as head of the party, I share a large part of the responsibility for this," Hume recalled. "And of course it was the aftermath of that, that he had adjusted course in Iraq, which was the issue, I think, that had dragged his party down to such a great extent in that election."
"I don't sense that this president is prepared to do that. It's almost as if he thinks that this election is somehow not legitimate because there wasn't a presidential race and he wasn't -- there wasn't a big turnout -- two-thirds of the people didn't vote."
"Among his many wondrous qualities, he has this magic ability to hear people who haven't said anything," he added. "I think you have to add that to the wonders of Barack Obama."
In fact, the president had told CBS News in an interview that was recorded last week that he agreed with Democratic leaders who said that his approval ratings had hurt their candidates.
"The buck stops right here at my desk," he explained to CBS host Bob Schieffer. "Whenever, as the head of the party, it doesn't do well, I've got to take responsibility for it."