Riots-A-Slippery-Slope-Bob Davis Podcast 951

Riots Are A Slippery Slope

First of all protests and riots have everyone talking though they are a slippery slope. Cooking dinner and sitting on the deck seems to be a great venue to talk about it. Learn more in Riots-A-Slippery-Slope-Bob Davis Podcast 951.

Civil War Talk Just As Dangerous

Second I don’t like using the term ‘civil war’ in the same context, but some very foolish people are.

Real Talk

In the same vein it’s time for some real talk about what’s going on and what it might mean.

Recent Content Rich Podcasts

Moreover I’ve done some pretty content rich podcasts lately about political realignment and presidential polls. It’s also time for a more relaxed conversation about serious subjects.

I Never Know

On the other hand when I do more relaxed podcasts I never know what I’m going to talk about.

Buzzing On Social Media

Specifically what kicked off this talk are people buzzing about ‘civil war’ on social media.

Dangerous Talk

Most importantly I think this is very dangerous talk, even for so called analysts and commentators. We’ll get into it in Riots-A-Slippery-Slope-Bob Davis Podcast 951.

How The Draft Riots Ended

In addition I use an example from history about the New York City Draft Riots, as depicted in the movie The Gangs Of New York.

It Wasn’t Pretty

To clarify the book, “The Gangs Of New York” was written by Herbert Asbury. A part of the book focuses on the Federal Government’s response to complete anarchy in New York City during these riots, at the height of the Civil War. It wasn’t pretty.

A Lot Of Silly Talk

Above all we don’t need a lot of silly inflammatory talk right now. No matter where it comes from.

Yeah It Could Get A Lot Worse

Finally many of us find ourselves thinking about how tough things are right now. Certainly we can all agree that an actual civil war would make things a lot worse. Like, you can’t imagine how much worse.

Cavalcade Of Idiots

Can we please stop using that term to describe street violence and cavalcade of idiots on both sides responding to it.

Delusional America

In conclusion I have certainly talked about a delusional America. The fact that we’re on the cusp of a change in epoch. I don’t think any of us can say with any degree of confidence where we’ll be in five years.

Meanwhile life goes on.

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Riots-A-Slippery-Slope-Bob Davis Podcast 951




2020-Like-2016-Only-Worse-Bob Davis Podcast 950

2020 Election Polls So Far

Firstly I’ve done at least four podcasts focused on the 2020 election polls. In addition I have been at odds with the media because I’ve said from the beginning this election is nowhere near decided. Now it’s even closer. Details in 2020-Like-2016-Only-Worse-Bob Davis Podcast 950.

Media Clinging To Made Up Story

Secondly many media penguins are still touting national polls. Even more they cling to a story line the democratic ticket will win “in a landslide”.

Catching Up To Me

However suddenly many of these same media penguins have started to say what I was saying in these podcasts months ago. 2020 promises to be a close election.

2020 Battlegrounds Versus 2016

For example Real Clear Politics features an analysis of Hillary Clinton’s poll performance at this time in 2016. Then they compare it to Biden’s polling this year. Find it here.

Battlegrounds Are Unpredictable

In other words we now see the polling shows a much closer 2020 election than we saw in 2016. Similarly unpredictable tighter democrat and republican margins in battleground states also suggest either candidate could win more of those states with a plurality than 2016.

This is Not Over No Matter What They Tell You

To sum up no matter what you hear, this election is not over. Learn more in 2020-Like-2016-Only-Worse-Bob Davis Podcast 950.

No Clear Leader

More importantly there is no clear leader at this time, despite the national polling.

No Odds, Predictions, Or Partisanship

Finally I do not try to tell you who’s going to win. I will not read things that are not in the polls or quote national polls. I will not give you odds, chances or any other prediction based on these polls.

An Effective Predictor! Who Knew?

Certainly this approach along with my focus on battleground states has proven to be an effective predictor in itself, once the rest of the penguins in the media catch up.

The Life Of An Insect

In conclusion the part of the election season where people actually start paying attention is like the life of an insect. Short. In addition it is also volatile and unpredictable despite the story lines and predictions on both sides.

Crazy Out There

Finally, yes. It’s crazy out there.

Developments With Impact…Or Not

In short any development can potentially skew polling numbers one way or another on any given day.

No Picks, Odds or Predictions

But if you want analysis that doesn’t pick a side or try to convince you of an outcome, this is the place for it.

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Live-From-The-Wilderness-Bob Davis Podcast 949

Live From The Political Wilderness!

These days the only way to see things clearly is stand back. Way back. I live in the high country. The wilderness. Learn more in Live-From-The-Wilderness-Bob Davis Podcast 949.

Been Here For Years

Firstly I’ve been here in the wilderness for years.

Best Approach For Listeners and Subscribers

Secondly I think the wilderness has turned out to be best thing for subscribers and listeners of this podcast.

Political Realignment

Because of my vantage point I see a big political realignment coming and I don’t have a dog in that race.

Trapped In The Roach Motel Of Politics

Even more those still trapped in the republican or democrat world might seriously think about the so called wilderness as a destination.

How The Party System Changes

Above all this podcast defines the party system and explains what realignment might mean.

Not Hearing What I Need To Hear

I have certainly said I am not hearing what I need to hear from the mainline political parties.

Land Of Political Confusion

During the time I have been in the high country the political confusion has only increased.

Nothing Seems To Make Sense

Likewise for many nothing seems to make sense anymore.

Hope For The Future

On the other hand there is a hopeful reason for this confusion. That’s what I want to talk about in Live-From-The-Wilderness-Bob Davis Podcast 949.

Forging A New Party System

To clarify I think the winner, or loser of the 2020 election may forge a new party system in the United States.

It’s As American As…

That is to say the political make up of the two main parties is about to change significantly. This has happened in the same vein in America several times since the 1790’s.

Partisan Commentators That Attack Their Standard Bearers Are Still Partisan

Finally I take some shots at commentators on one side the current divide as well as protesters on the other.

Our Political System Has To Change

To sum up it’s clear our political system has to change. We’re not addressing new technologies and the changes it brings. There’s been no real discussion of our approach to the rest of the world and our real economic problems or opportunities in this political season.

Something To Think About

In conclusion part of the mission of these podcasts is to give listeners and subscribers something to think about rather than to push you down a path.

Your Vote Is Your Business

I’ve always thought what you fight for and how you vote is your business and your business alone.

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Live-From-The-Wilderness-Bob Davis Podcast 949