Many years ago, I gave a speech to a church, the topic of which I have long forgotten. However, my family was with me and after my speech an older lady came up to me and said, "Those were very nice words."
After she left, my youngest daughter who was about eleven years old at the time, said to me: "That's all it meant to her, Daddy. Very nice words."
That's what I feel about Obama's talk: "Very nice words." But words, in and of themselves, are completely meaningless, if not cynical unless they are backed up by actions that are consistent with those words!
I'm a behaviorist, in that I care less for words than I do for whether or not those words resonate with the actions one takes that either affirm or deny those words. So far, Obama's actions have denied those very words that he spoke!
Michael Rowe's article in yesterday's post beautifully summarizes the egregious actions, and egregious inaction, Obama has taken so far in his presidency, and they don't jibe with many of the words he spoke in his speech, words that were seemingly lapped up by those in attendance.