Actions speak louder than loud words

Posted by steve | Politics | Monday 2 November 2009 6:47 am

“The older generation needs to understand that my generation does not respond well to anger, hate, and personal attacks. We are a generation of communicators, and to us, actions speak louder than loud words.”
– Meghan McCain (

I read those words in her recent column and they jumped off the page at me. She’s on target.

It’s not just the older generation either. The polarization of American politics has gotten out of hand. When we hear a politician speaking on a news program it seems like we want to know right away which party they belong to before we actually listen to what they are saying. As if the parties are really different enough that the solution lies with just one.

I’m with Dan Carlin on this one. I’d rather see a little badge that shows the names of the politicians biggest financial contributors. Who do we really hear speaking anymore? Do we hear the constituents?

Like he says, “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention”.