Updates on current events, politics, government, and culture from John Sheirer, author of the book Tales of a Real American Liberal.

Friday, November 21, 2014

What liberal media?


The networks were under no obligation to broadcast President Obama's immigration speech last night, of course, but two things are clear: (1) The corporate media has shirked its responsibility for keeping people informed about important issues. The news divisions are lazy and only concerned about ratings, and the rest of the network corporations don't even want to bother. (2) Anyone who believes in the myth of a "liberal media" isn't paying attention to reality.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Every President since Eisenhower has taken executive action on immigration.


First, Republicans blocked immigration reform in Congress under president Bush. Then they blocked it again under President Obama. Now they're losing their minds over President Obama's executive action on immigration. It's time we learned that Republicans aren't serious about this issue--or even serious about governing in general. They just hate Obama and hate effective government.

Every President since Eisenhower has taken executive action on immigration. 


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Monday, November 17, 2014

There's no such thing as "Republicancare."

So 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act--on the first day of the new enrollment period last week.

Dear Republican friends, please tell us again about what a failure Obamacare is.

By the way, we don't mind calling it "Obamacare" because Obama cares. There's not such thing as "RepublicanCare." And try to say "McConnellcare," "Boehnercare," "Cruzcare," or "Christiecare" without laughing. Even Mitt Romney has pretty much disavowed "Romneycare." The only thing Republicans will ever try to bring us is "Corporationcare" or "Wealthycare," which is what we've had for too many years and is the reason we needed reform in the first place.

Read about the 100,000 first-day signups here.


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