"I said during the campaign that the best offense against lies is the truth," President Obama said. "And so all we can do is just keep on pushing the truth."
"Winning the election is just the start," he said. "Victory in an election wasn't the change that we sought."
While the White House insists Obama is still looking for Republican support for a comprehensive health care bill, Democrats privately are preparing a one-party push, which they feel is all but inevitable.
Polls show slippage in support for the president's approach, although respondents express even less confidence in Republicans' handling of health care.