As crises at home and abroad worsen, Obama reverts to his favorite trite form of reassurance.
Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., and wrote in a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, “We will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.”
He then departed for a three-day fundraising trip to the West Coast.
Obama’s pledge that “we will not rest until . . . ” may sound familiar to you. In fact, the pledge is so chronically overused, and issued so casually, that it no longer carries much meaning. Here’s a brief history:
April 9, 2009: “We will not rest until we reach a day when not one single veteran falls into homelessness.”
July 31, 2009: “I will not rest until every American who wants a job can find one.”
September 15, 2009: “I want you all to know, I will not rest until anybody who’s looking for a job can find one — and I’m not talking about just any job, but good jobs that give every American decent wages and decent benefits and a fair shot at the American Dream.”