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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #10
12. I believe it can be argued the best words can inspire the best actions, also
consider Tom Paine's "Common Sense" on bolstering patriot moral during the darkest days of the Revolution as another example.

I believe people should be judged on their actions as well their words, but having said that I wouldn't discount the power of good words.
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  -Words Are Cheap NYCGirl  Feb-15-08 02:16 PM   #0 
  - "At the House of Clinton, Speeches *Do* Put the Food on the Table"  bunnies   Feb-15-08 02:18 PM   #1 
  - ANd they do not come cheap n/t  Inuca   Feb-15-08 02:49 PM   #23 
  - Ouch! Oooh! Zing!!!  VolcanoJen   Feb-15-08 06:55 PM   #55 
  - Some say that's just a GD piece of paper! n/t  ProSense   Feb-15-08 02:20 PM   #2 
  - Those were not empty words - they were backed by action - and war.  jlake   Feb-15-08 02:22 PM   #3 
  - Errr... do YOU get it? Evidently not.  K Gardner   Feb-15-08 02:23 PM   #4 
  - I get that all Obama has are words - and words are cheap if you don't back them up.  jlake   Feb-15-08 02:24 PM   #5 
     - What do you think hes gonna do after he gets into the white house. sit on his ass?  horseface   Feb-15-08 02:41 PM   #14 
     - Cave to the Republicans at every turn. It's what he's already promised to do.  jlake   Feb-15-08 03:00 PM   #26 
        - you mean like this?  LSK   Feb-15-08 03:15 PM   #28 
        - Or maybe like this?  jgraz   Feb-15-08 06:04 PM   #51 
        - How is that different than triangulating?  XemaSab   Feb-15-08 03:16 PM   #29 
        - Wow! The first admission from an Obamabot that he is no different than y'all claim  jlake   Feb-15-08 03:17 PM   #30 
           - Here's the difference in a nutshell:  XemaSab   Feb-15-08 03:23 PM   #33 
              - Nope. Obama will sell us out infinitely more than Hillary would.  jlake   Feb-15-08 03:27 PM   #35 
              - Need Lotto numbers.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-15-08 03:30 PM   #37 
              - I'll need them too once Obama collapses our economy.  jlake   Feb-15-08 03:31 PM   #39 
                 - You won't need them.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-15-08 03:37 PM   #42 
                    - Hillary has less than a year left in the senate, so I have no idea of what you speak.  jlake   Feb-15-08 03:38 PM   #43 
                       - 5 years.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-15-08 03:49 PM   #45 
                          - She will be sworn in as president next Jan. I don't think she'll have time to be in the senate.  jlake   Feb-15-08 05:49 PM   #50 
              - Hillary is DLC.  XemaSab   Feb-15-08 03:34 PM   #40 
              - Brief list of those Hillary has sold out already in 2008  VolcanoJen   Feb-15-08 07:02 PM   #56 
                 - If you think she sold out those people - you'll be stunned by what Obama does.  jlake   Feb-16-08 09:51 AM   #57 
              - don't worry, Obama won't sell progressives down the river  northzax   Feb-15-08 03:29 PM   #36 
                 - Word.  XemaSab   Feb-15-08 03:34 PM   #41 
        - you are so bitter. people are more than labels.  horseface   Feb-15-08 03:57 PM   #47 
           - "people are more than labels" What is that Obama's newest slogan? WTF are you talking about?!?!?  jlake   Feb-15-08 06:53 PM   #54 
     - He's not president yet!  ProSense   Feb-15-08 02:43 PM   #15 
  - and Hillary does  Carolina   Feb-15-08 03:44 PM   #44 
  - K&R  AtomicKitten   Feb-15-08 02:26 PM   #6 
  - Kitten, ROFL.. I just now noticed your Free David siggy, too cute :-)  K Gardner   Feb-15-08 02:32 PM   #9 
     - *  AtomicKitten   Feb-15-08 02:34 PM   #11 
  - Words. Is writinf a letter all that Jefferson and company did in 1776?  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 02:30 PM   #7 
  - Jefferson was inspirational. Words are important. NT  NYCGirl   Feb-15-08 02:32 PM   #8 
     - Is that all he did? Talk? He was so inspiration England just gave into his demands?  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 02:44 PM   #16 
        - No, he inspired others work toward our goals. That's what good words do.  NYCGirl   Feb-15-08 02:46 PM   #18 
           - What does "hope and change" inspire people to do without concerate action to back it up?  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 02:47 PM   #21 
  - Well, you must have a very low threshhold for brilliant. It's just a piece of paper, the actions  elixir   Feb-15-08 02:32 PM   #10 
  - I believe it can be argued the best words can inspire the best actions, also  Uncle Joe   Feb-15-08 02:38 PM   #12 
  - What are the actions Obama is offering?  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 02:46 PM   #19 
     - Go to this link:  NYCGirl   Feb-15-08 02:51 PM   #24 
     - The candidates that I supported the most with specific ideas  Uncle Joe   Feb-15-08 02:53 PM   #25 
  - With that attitude  XemaSab   Feb-15-08 03:09 PM   #27 
     - yup, we once had a country based on those principles  northzax   Feb-15-08 03:21 PM   #32 
        - It's not a legal document, but it's INTRINSIC to our HERITAGE as a NATION  XemaSab   Feb-15-08 03:30 PM   #38 
  - So Obama is Jesus, JFK, and Thomas Jefferson to his followers?  MethuenProgressive   Feb-15-08 02:40 PM   #13 
  - No, but if it makes you feel better, go ahead and believe that. NT  NYCGirl   Feb-15-08 02:44 PM   #17 
  - You forgot MLK and Lincoln  jackson_dem   Feb-15-08 02:46 PM   #20 
  - I don't know about Jesus but as for the rest, you never know what his potential can be.  Uncle Joe   Feb-15-08 02:47 PM   #22 
  - who were they?  northzax   Feb-15-08 03:26 PM   #34 
     - I'm not taking anything away from JFK but he also had an advantage of coming from  Uncle Joe   Feb-15-08 03:49 PM   #46 
     - TJ also inventor, scientist, and founder of UVa nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   Feb-15-08 04:17 PM   #49 
  - You forgot MLK -nt  NMMatt   Feb-15-08 03:17 PM   #31 
  - Saying ridiculous things DOES make people notice you.  Blue-Jay   Feb-15-08 06:07 PM   #53 
  - What's "cheap" is flopsweat.  Westegg   Feb-15-08 04:07 PM   #48 
  - What A Stupid, Stupid Article That Was.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-15-08 06:06 PM   #52 

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