No I am not mixing arguments because Obama has accused Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the GOP of being the reason that the ACA is in trouble and other of his initiatives have not succeeded. That was the premise of the OP and my purpose for posting in this thread in the first place. And I am arguing that Obama is delusional if he thinks smart people will actually buy that and I have been stating my reasons why. But then I think his remarks are usually not intended for smart people but rather are targeted at those who believe anything he tells them.
But that's not what he said here. You're using this statement that you cited in your OP to try to prove this point? Seriously? He's talking about message, not policy.
You have to wonder though. Didn't Obama get elected twice by a comfortable margin? Didn't he get his ACA initiative passed, albeit with 100% Democrat votes? Limbaugh and Fox News and John Boehner weren't able to prevent that. So how does he figure they have the power to make Obamacare the disaster it has been or that they have prevented him from pushing and/or accomplishing his other pet initiatives?
To get back to the original point -- he didn't say that.