Watching Morning Joe, I had a Great Thought. I came to the blog to write it down but first had to log in. I missed a key stroke and by the time I got logged in I’d forgotten what it was…. the Great Thought, I mean.
It was triggered by something I heard on Morning Joe and I know it dealt with the way people conceptualize some feature of the Trump presidency. My sense is that it dealt with Trump’s transactional manner of meeting a problem. Just as world leaders can get Trump to do and say what they want by flattering him, he thinks other people respond the same way. He also believes others get as flustered as he does when criticized or offended.
May 6, 2018 Yesterday was the first no-T.V. day. At first my wife wanted to cancel our cable contract but it turns out our grandson wants to watch T.V. with us and we’ll need something besides the local channels. That’s good for me b/c I’d like to watch Morning Joe and A.M. Joy at least when my wife is gone and my grandson is in school, usually mornings. But the idea of getting off seven to eight hours of watching MSNBC has been floating around here a long time. We’ll see.