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highplainsdem

(48,474 posts)
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:27 PM Jan 2019

I'll be watching Trump's address tonight. I don't see any point in NOT watching.

The address isn't going to have any less impact if I don't watch.

And as interested as I'll be in what Pelosi and Schumer will say in response -- and what the commentary from my favorite journalists, pundits, national security experts, etc., will be -- I'd like to hear it myself and form my own opinions before listening to everyone else's.

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I'll be watching Trump's address tonight. I don't see any point in NOT watching. (Original Post) highplainsdem Jan 2019 OP
I'm with you. NT WeekiWater Jan 2019 #1
Welcome to DU! sharedvalues Jan 2019 #9
That is kind. WeekiWater Jan 2019 #10
So will I. Goodheart Jan 2019 #2
Not me. nt backabby-blue Jan 2019 #3
Me too, for the same reason. nt 42bambi Jan 2019 #4
I know, right? jberryhill Jan 2019 #5
Please don't. He WANTS you to watch. Don't. sharedvalues Jan 2019 #6
Half the people reading it.. WeekiWater Jan 2019 #12
I will pass on the speech and as soon as I see on DU he is finished kimbutgar Jan 2019 #7
🤜🤛 sharedvalues Jan 2019 #11
Me, too!! ailsagirl Jan 2019 #20
All he does is lie, so no, I'm not listening or watching. Hassler Jan 2019 #8
Watching mainstreetonce Jan 2019 #13
Why not? Squinch Jan 2019 #19
Ikr? It's not like it won't be discussed ad nauseum for the next week or more. cwydro Jan 2019 #24
Also, it's not like there will be anything true, and it's not like there will be anything Squinch Jan 2019 #25
I'm not watching because I can't stand to see or hear him for longer than 20 seconds. n/t BlueStater Jan 2019 #14
1 second for me ailsagirl Jan 2019 #22
I'm up so I'm watching. underpants Jan 2019 #15
I hate being lied to my face wasupaloopa Jan 2019 #16
One day he will lose it and they'll drag him off, or something similar. I wanna be there. Hoyt Jan 2019 #17
The point in not watching is not giving ratings to the stations who should not be airing this Squinch Jan 2019 #18
you reward both the networks and Donald Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #21
I just can't stand his voice or his face. cwydro Jan 2019 #23
Oh I'm definitely watching. Know thine enema. nolabear Jan 2019 #26
Good joke, but don't you already know him? Now that it's over, was there anything in there Squinch Jan 2019 #29
Fuck it. Blue Owl Jan 2019 #27
Be you, Baby. mahina Jan 2019 #28
 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
5. I know, right?
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:32 PM
Jan 2019

I probably won’t warch because I truly have other things to do, but I don’t get what one gains by ntentionally making a point of not watching.

The guy grates on my nerves, so I see no reason to subject myself to that irritation. But that’s just me.

The good stuff will be clipped and reported, but, hey, if something interesting jumps out at you, feel free to let me know.

sharedvalues

(6,916 posts)
6. Please don't. He WANTS you to watch. Don't.
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:32 PM
Jan 2019

Please! Read up about t after if you must.

The best way to hurt Trump is to ignore him.

 

WeekiWater

(3,259 posts)
12. Half the people reading it..
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:36 PM
Jan 2019

Will be clicking through to a website owned by one of the networks carrying is. It’s also going to be a serious reminder of the vast difference between the two parties. Pelosi is going to bring it.

kimbutgar

(20,574 posts)
7. I will pass on the speech and as soon as I see on DU he is finished
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:32 PM
Jan 2019

I’ll switch to speaker Pelosi and Senate minority leader Schumer.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
24. Ikr? It's not like it won't be discussed ad nauseum for the next week or more.
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:50 PM
Jan 2019

I won’t watch. He makes me ill.

Squinch

(50,348 posts)
25. Also, it's not like there will be anything true, and it's not like there will be anything
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:54 PM
Jan 2019

that can't be digested in a couple of lines of print. He just doesn't have the intellect to generate more.

And why does everyone play his game every time he decides he needs some attention? Everyone playing his game is what got him elected in the first place. We never learn.

Squinch

(50,348 posts)
18. The point in not watching is not giving ratings to the stations who should not be airing this
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:44 PM
Jan 2019

in the first place.

The best thing in the world for us would be if the ratings on this flopped. He is a vampire who lives on our attention. When he gets it he will use it to destroy us. If he doesn't get it, he will shrivel.

And you say you'd like to hear it yourself and form your own opinions. Are you expecting that he might win you over? Are you expecting that the whole thing will not be lies? Are you expecting that the wall will suddenly make sense? If not, what opinions are you thinking he will change tonight?

Watch the pundits, watch the Democrats. Turn your back on him.

Hermit-The-Prog

(32,488 posts)
21. you reward both the networks and Donald
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:46 PM
Jan 2019

You encourage more propaganda through the networks.
You cement Donald's power to bully GOPer Senators up for election in 2020.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
23. I just can't stand his voice or his face.
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:47 PM
Jan 2019

I really can’t. I know that the news stations will be talking about this all week, so I’ll not be able to escape it.

But I won’t watch. I’ll probably put the iPad away as well because I know once the tangerine turd begins talking, everyone will be posting OPs.

That being said, I totally understand those who want to watch. I just can’t.

Squinch

(50,348 posts)
29. Good joke, but don't you already know him? Now that it's over, was there anything in there
Wed Jan 9, 2019, 06:42 AM
Jan 2019

that you didn't know about him already? Did you learn anything?

This is what he does, and us continuing to give him attention is what he craves. If that speech had had abysmal ratings, a) the networks wouldn't air the next one and b) he would go into a tailspin of despair.

Instead, we can expect more of these to come now, with all the hysteria attached to them. We are feeding him.

mahina

(17,405 posts)
28. Be you, Baby.
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:06 PM
Jan 2019

I’d rather not be lied to and pay money for the privilege. It’s a beautiful day outside.

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