As Morgan would say, "I Made a New Word".
In a reply to tim's comment on the last post, a phrase materialized in my head describing what it is I don't like about watching political debates.
They're not debates.
They're soundbite flypaper.
Oh, I suppose soundbites are useful, but I don't need to watch them get produced. I'll hear them later. The debate -- the real debate -- happens out here. Between us. Between we, the people. Arguing ideals and ideas. Arguing principles and cause and effect and consequences.