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How to not watch the second 2020 Democratic primary debates

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  • Finally, a piece for someone like me who wants to tune out until after the primaries.

  • Encouraging people to tune out and disengage from democracy...Great job....No wonder we’re in the situation we’re in...

  • Love this post—and particularly enjoy the inclusion of Confucius thought to have a "fasting of the mind."

    I watched last night (and will tonight) but I wasn't fully paying attention. We aren't going to hear anything substantial until the field is narrowed down. It's not productive (but I can't help joining the TV audience).

  • How irresponsible, to encourage another election cycle of uninformed, sound bite dependent moved by rhetoric not guided by facts American public.......gee thanks for encouraging ignorance, not that there's not enough of that going around. I guess it's cartoon Network for you.

  • Haha! Nice one! Being informed about the potential next president's plans and beliefs is so BORING! I wanna play videogames instead! Who cares about these wannabe politicians and the fact that they might affect my life in the future in countless ways? Lets all be willfully ignorant together! Yay!

  • Gave up a very long time ago on watching debates as no one could ever compare to Reagan and his one line come backs. The important issues of today really should be read and analyzed rather than watched as 2-3 spots and sound bytes.

  • Mental health is real. Step away, take a moment. But, play at least highlights later.

  • Too many people are too sensitive, that's what is wrong with this country right now.... Freedom of choice is not ignorance, if you have rationale to back your choice. Those preaching ignorance about others, are more ignorant to the facts and choices they too preach. Those who are so blindly politically

    Too many people are too sensitive, that's what is wrong with this country right now.... Freedom of choice is not ignorance, if you have rationale to back your choice. Those preaching ignorance about others, are more ignorant to the facts and choices they too preach. Those who are so blindly politically following one and only one party purely out of some misguided loyalty, or fad, are proving more ignorance than they preach. Then again the whole misguided following of spending three years worrying about the next election, rather than actually doing anything they were elected to produce, is even more ignorant and pathetic.

    Choose to watch the debates and still have a choice to like dislike, comment or stay quiet, object or agree, whatever anyone chooses,is their choice!!!!!!

    Grow up people, stop being blindly led by the blindly old, blindly young and inexperienced, and the blindly biased main stream media...... It's offensive to blind people who work hard to enjoy a life without so many things they can't see, and they do so successfully, without having to watch any debates what so ever!!!!!!!

    It's all BS anyway and if you can't have a sense of humour and really deal with the important stuff, bypassing all this sanctimonious drama, then you deserve to be ridiculed and ignored, when you choose not to allow people their own freedom of choice opinion and basic human right to agree or disagree 😉😁

  • I didn't watch the debate. I already know quite a bit about each candidate and I have reliable sources for scavenging the essence from the debates. I may listen to later debates but I take time outside the debates to find out where candidates stand on issues I care about.

    I'm quite engaged otherwise

    I didn't watch the debate. I already know quite a bit about each candidate and I have reliable sources for scavenging the essence from the debates. I may listen to later debates but I take time outside the debates to find out where candidates stand on issues I care about.

    I'm quite engaged otherwise as a certified voter registrar in New Mexico. I'd like to think I use my time wisely, including time away from political issues.

    So last night I watched a basketball game. Aside from a few zingers like Bernie's, "I wrote the damn bill", I think my time was better spent and certainly more entertaining. 😊

  • This is such an irresponsible theme for a story. Believe it or not, people deserve an opportunity to listen to the potential nominees in order to make a reasoned choice. Or perhaps the Trump way is better, where Russia does it for you.

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