Pundit Summary for David Doel

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With the obligatory caveat that you should trust your own judgement and form your own opionions on the various voices across all forms of news media, this is my own list of the pundits I've settled into listening to at one point in time or another.


David Doel of The Rational National

A level headed Progressive take on the news.


 

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Senate Democrats Join GOP To Kill Bernie's Push For $2000 Checks
Show: The Rational National
Watched on December, 2020

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Doel breaks down how Senate Democrats failed to stand in solidarity with Sanders as he pushed for the $2000 checks.


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Bernie Gets Memed And Launches His Fight
Show: The Rational National
Watched on January, 2021

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I've been hoping that as Biden's Presidency settled down that we'd get Bernie back to pushing a Progressive Agenda. 

Doel reviews op-eds by Bernie and clips that indicate he will indeed be continuing to push and push and push.

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Jeff Bezos Steps Down After Amazon Caught Stealing Tips
Show: The Rational National
Watched on February, 2021

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The title of the clip is a bit misleading.  Doel notes that the timing looks to be a coincidence as he doesn't think Bezos concerns himself over the potential public perception of the news of Amazon stealing tips. ...read more


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Trump Rips Mitch McConnell Apart In Public Statement
Show: The Rational National
Watched on February, 2021

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The rift in the Republican party between Trump and the populist base and Mitch McConnell.  Trump is ready to primary Republicans that aren't on his side.


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Biden Violates International Law Within First 40 Days
Show: The Rational National
Watched on February, 2021

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David Doel lays out the case that the latest Syrian airstrike violates international law.  Then points out Moderate Left commentators that are flip-flopping their stance on such military actions seemingly based only on if the P ...read more


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Average Dude Tells CNN Why Biden Is A Let Down
Show: The Rational National
Watched on March, 2021

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Nice clip from Doel breaking down a nice clip from CNN.

 

A fisher named Ben Calvert summed up discontent with Biden with a snappy "Those bombs (Syrian strike) cost a lot for a man who owes me $2000"

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Amazon Exec Goes After Bernie, Gets Pummelled
Show: The Rational National
Watched on March, 2021

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Sanders and Amazon Executive go back and forth on Twitter.  Lots of good information in here about Amazon, their wages, their history with Sanders, etc.  

 

 


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Bernie Gets Uncomfortable As MSNBC Pressures Him From The Left
Show: The Rational National
Watched on April, 2021

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Nice to see MSNBC using Progressive Left framing.

 

That said I look at that sideways.  It's easy now that there are no elections in play to suddenly rediscover the Progressive voice.  But while it lasts it ...read more


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