The-Politics-Of-Panic-Bob Davis Podcast 910

Pandemic Panic

Time to talk about Panic. Especially the politics of panic. What does the word ‘panic’ mean? All that and more in The-Politics-Of-Panic-Bob Davis Podcast 910.

Fourth Podcast About Coronavirus

First of all this is the fourth in a series of podcasts on Coronavirus.

If It Bleeds…It Leads

I certainly did not intend to do a series on Coronavirus. However it’s rise to an official pandemic is most noteworthy.

Ladies and Gentlemen, if it bleeds it leads.

Four Podcasts Anticipating Current Events

Even more these podcasts have anticipated effects in the markets.

Right now the questions are, how bad will it get and what will the political effects be.

Enter the word ‘Panic’

If you are interested in real statistics regarding the spread of Covid-19 you believe ‘fake’ news.

Try to prepare by doing something you think might help your family? Panic.

Moreover media covering the story are automatically guilty of panic if they don’t parrot the party line, which apparently is this is not very serious.

In addition statements made from the White House in an attempt to damp down concern are often contradicted almost immediately.

Blame Everyone

Blame the media. Or China. Say the democrats are making a big deal out of this.

Blame the president for his off the cuff style and colorful language.

He blames CNN and the previous president.

Let’s not forget social media because it brings out the worst human instincts at times like these.

Learn more in The-Politics-Of-Panic-Bob Davis Podcast 910.

This Ain’t No Party

Finally one wonders whether we are truly panicking.

This Ain’t No Disco

Selling stock because the market is going down isn’t necessarily panic.

This Ain’t No Time For Fooling Around

Buying toilet paper may seem silly but it hardly qualifies as panic.

Measured And Careful Response

In conclusion Covid-19 is now a worldwide pandemic. That is officially a serious problem.

It’s reasonable to suggest a serious problem requires a measured and careful response that doesn’t minimize, spin, or denigrate people who are concerned about it.

Economic and Political Effects Snowballing

A measured and careful response is even more important as economic effects snowball and markets are effected.

I don’t think people trust the government anymore.

Can you blame them?

Oh right…you can!

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Blood-In-The-Streets-Yet?-Bob Davis Podcast 909

Blood In The Streets

First of all the phrase ‘blood in the streets’ means you buy when everything goes to hell, learn more in Blood-In-The-Streets-Yet?-Bob Davis Podcast 909. Second of all you have to wonder if we’re getting to that point.

Predicting The Future Is For Suckers

I don’t like predicting the future. I like to wait and see what happens and consequently make judgements.

Streets Are Sensitive To Shocks

On the other hand word travels fast these days. We’re very sensitive to shock. We often are responding at the same time leaders are responding. Long before any in depth facts can be determined.

Perception Is Reality

Moreover in this environment the old saw ‘Perception Is Reality‘ is more true than ever.

Wait and See

I am often asked what I think of some political development. Joe Biden’s ‘sudden surge’. The ‘Super Tuesday‘ results. I still think ‘wait and see’ is the best approach.

Markets Rule The Roost Right Now

Especially relevant now is the course Coronavirus will take. More importantly the economic effects triggered by the real time reactions to the virus.

Each Podcast Needs Clarification

I have been podcasting about just these topics. Furthermore it seems like each podcast needs more clarification.

Primaries and Candidates

In Blood-In-The-Streets-Yet?-Bob Davis Podcast 909 there’s clarification and amplification. There is also most noteworthy additional thoughts about the primaries and potential presidential candidates.

It’s A Long Way To November

Finally we have a long way to go until early November when we actually vote for candidates and initiatives in local, state, house and senate elections. And when we cast our preference for president.

Electoral College Or Congress?

Even more it will be mid December when the electoral college will choose a president. Or, God forbid, the US Congress. A lot can happen between now and then.

About That Blood In The Streets Question

Maybe it would be better to return to the question at the beginning of this blog. Is there blood in the streets yet? And what does it mean.

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Real-Talk-2020-Election-Issues-Bob Davis Podcast 871

Political Chatter

These days there’s a lot of political chatter. We’ll talk about it in Real-Talk-2020-Election-Issues-Bob Davis Podcast 871.

Who the candidates are.

Who’s going to be nominated.

Which ones will win. It seems to change every week.

Not Much Real Talk About Issues

In contrast there hasn’t been a lot of talk about the issues. We’ll do that it in Real-Talk-2020-Election-Issues-Bob Davis Podcast 871.

Our Dream State Of Politics

This podcast opens with a quote about the dreamlike nature of our politics. Then there are the pundits who seem to want to break it down with percentages and numbers. To advocate. The desire is to make a call and tell you who’s going to win.

I won’t do that.

Art Not Science

Politics is more of an art than a science.

Personalities and Partisanship

In 2020 it may come down to personalities and partisanship, not polling and elections data from yesteryear.

Emotions Make Bad Decisions

Moreover I don’t think people driven by emotion, and armed with conspiracy theory, make decisions based on the so called ‘issues’.

Fluid Issues

Issues are also fluid. Killing a famous terrorist changes the fortunes of a president.

In addition so can a series of bad economic numbers or an economic crisis.

One day’s high is the next day’s low.

Long Lists Of Issues

I researched issues. Got long lists of ‘issues’. Certainly many of those ‘issues‘ are included in this podcast. Do they mean anything?

What The Media Is Selling You Already

Will these issues drive the election? That’s what most of the media is selling you.

Not me.

In contrast I’ve picked four key themes I think may have a big impact on what happens in 2020. Let’s not forget we don’t directly elect presidents in the US. We do directly elect congress and our statewide representatives and governors. Those elections are important too.

Themes

In conclusion it’s necessary say again I am not supporting or fighting against any candidate. I am not trying to convince listeners and subscribers we need to move a certain way in this country. You listen. Make your own calls.

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