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

Friday, January 30, 2015

The White House is no place for fakers.


Rand Paul's serial plagiarism, conspiracy theories, and ties to far-right-wing extremists are bad enough. But now he's kicking off his presidential campaign by releasing fake tapes of his potential opponents. Sorry Rand, but the White House is no place for someone who behaves like a junior high student in detention.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Republicans are lying about "Honest Abe" again.


Republicans love to cite Abraham Lincoln, but they almost always misrepresent him.

Ohio Governor John Kasich is the latest example, using a fake Lincoln quote and misrepresenting his tax policies. Lincoln actually instituted a progressive income tax to help pay for the Civil War. By contrast, during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Republicans cut taxes during wartime for the first time in American history.

The parties have changed so much over the years that, if he were alive today, Lincoln would obviously be a Democrat.


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Boehner and McConnell gish-galloped through their 60 Minutes interview.


John Boehner and Mitch McConnell flooded our television screens with a long list of outright lies during their 60 Minutes interview Sunday night. Scott Pelley tried, but no one could possibly keep up with all the distortions, misinformation, and fabrication coming from the two leaders of the Republican Party. Dishonesty has become standard operating procedure because Republicans know that the truth about their party's actions would be rejected by most Americans.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Which country are Republicans working for?


The Republican love affair with Vladimir Putin is bad enough. But when Republicans actively undermine President Obama's foreign policy by courting Benjamin Netanyahu, they're getting dangerously close to putting foreign interests above their loyalty to the United States. -------------------------------------------------------------------    
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