I’m sure there are readers out there who would say that it doesn’t matter what Obama says or does, that nothing would satisfy me. Not true! I’d be thrilled if he were to say, “I resign.” But I know that’s not going to happen. And I wouldn’t say I’m the only one to doubt Obama’s sincerity in this latest attempt to shore up his tanking poll numbers. Allahpundit at Hot Air says that “professorial Obama didn’t work, and ‘feisty’ Obama seemed vaguely absurd thanks to his heavy reliance on slurpee jokes and car metaphors, so here’s the latest incarnation.” William Teach asks, “How sad is that, that Obama has to still pull this kind of stunt?” And the Busted Nut blog notes, “It’s ironic that the man who now feels our pain, is the same guy extending our pain.”
The question is this: Can Obama really feel your pain? If you believe Robin of Berkeley’s chilling assessment of the man, no, he cannot because
Obama will not change. He will not learn from his mistakes. He will not grow and mature from on-the-job experience. In fact, over time, Obama will likely become a more ferocious version of who he is today.
Bill Clinton may be a bit too smarmy for my liking. And when Bill says he feels your pain, he may not actually feel it — but I think he believes that he does. I believe this is the key difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Billy can, at least for a few minutes, put himself in your place. But Barry cannot. It’s all words, words, words, both at the beginning of his administration and now. Back in March of 2009, S.E. Cupp pointed out that:
Since he was a young community organizer, in fact, Barack Obama was told he had a way with words, that he could rally people to a cause, and that he represented a new generation of movers and shakers.
So it’s no real surprise that President Obama thinks having a way with words, rallying people to a cause and representing a new generation of movers and shakers is all he must do to win popular favor and get things done in Washington.
A friend from my childhood was fond of telling me during our disagreements that “actions speak louder than words.” Too bad Obama doesn’t seem to have heard of that little axiom.