Obama?s Deaf Ear May Cost His Success | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News. He needs to wake up and smell the Java!!!, once again!!! the people's words fall on deaf ears. How does he expect to gain the support of the people, who live in this country and the ones who support his butt. I know the Republicans think he is in the dark and not doing his job properly. He seriously needs to pay attention, to his duties.