Let’s-Talk-About-China-Bob Davis Podcast 924

Let’s Talk About Blaming China

The president likes to blame China for everything these days. From Corona to trade China is the world’s bad guy. Learn more in Let’s-Talk-About-China-Bob Davis Podcast 924.

Pandemics Can Turn Into Revolutions

First of all pandemics have a way of triggering once in a lifetime revolutions and war.

Trump’s Internal Polling

Especially relevant is the president’s recent internal polls. Currently his own polling shows Trump in trouble in battleground states.

Signs Of Trouble For Republicans

Even more republicans are starting to question Trump’s initial response to the Corona-Virus Pandemic. Especially since this is what is hurting the leader of the Republican party. Most noteworthy are signs of trouble in must win House and Senate races for Republicans.

Change The Subject

Seems like the old political saying, “If you don’t like what the media’s talking about change the subject” is the order of the day.

Blame China

Certainly China seems like a convenient scapegoat. No one likes a Tyranny, right?

Stealing Our Jobs, Letting Corona Loose, Buying Our Debt

Even more China is blamed for stealing US Jobs, cooking up the Corona Virus in a lab and letting it loose. Similarly lately China’s been blamed for feathering presumed Democratic Candidate Joe Biden’s nest and a host of military incursions and threats. Finally for ‘owning all our debt’, not true by the way.

Time To Talk About China

As a result it’s time to talk about China. We do in Let’s-Talk-About-China-Bob Davis Podcast 924.

Trade and World History If You Can Stand It

Hence in one place a little history of trade in the world. In addition a little history of Taiwan and Mainland China.

US History On Trade Too

Finally some discussion of our own history on trade, commercial espionage, and trade protection.

How Do We Meet The Challenge

Above all China is a challenge to the United States. How we handle the challenge will not only determine the future of China and the US, but our character.

Weak Minds Need Not Apply

For that reason it’s necessary to say leadership that has proven to be weak minded, bellicose without cause or unpredictable will not fare well in this environment.

Food for thought

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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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Taking-Media-Road-Less-Traveled-Bob Davis Podcast 903

Independent Not Taking A Side

When it comes to political coverage these days there’s no one to depend on. Learn more in Taking-Media-Road-Less-Traveled-Bob Davis Podcast 903.

Current Travels

Especially relevant? My current travels. On the road covering democratic candidates in Iowa.

Rolling Through Back Roads America

Moreover I’ve been driving a lot. That gives me time to talk to friends.

Jumping On The Bandwagon

One of my friends was upset because she said her favorite talk show hosts are jumping on the Trump bandwagon.

Get On The ‘Team’

More importantly my friend wanted to how independent hosts suddenly end up on someone’s ‘team’. Consequently I explain some of the reasons in this podcast and in some other recent podcasts like this one.

Been There Done That

Certainly I’ve been there. Been told to be “more positive” about republican candidates.

Money Talks

It’s all the result the political climate. Doesn’t matter what platform a host is on.

To scale today you need money.

Money for media outlets, especially political media outlets, isn’t free.

Carrying Their Water

Certainly those putting up money want their point of view represented. Above all, republicans want so called ‘right wing media’ to do their fighting for them.

They’re Told To Get On Board Or Get Out

I feel sorry for my colleagues on certain platforms, where there’s pressure to get on board, or get out.

I Control My Content

In conclusion I’m not taking sides. Independent means not telling listeners what they want to hear. Therefore I definitely won’t carry anyone else’s water.

Moreover, I decide the content of my podcasts.

Not Bought and Paid For Media

Finally, no svengalis here. Just a lone wolf and independent content creator. A road less traveled, but much more rewarding.

Hence, not bought and paid for.

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