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Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing

Resurrecting The American Civil Religion

James Earl Jones: I Was Raised to be a Racist; I’ve Figured Out the Tea Party

Republican Redefined 1000th Post

Ronald Reagan: A Time for Choosing

The greatest speech ever delivered. Period. I don’t care if its 1924, 1964, 1994, 2011, or 2024; this speech is as timeless as any speech in American history. If I…

Resurrecting The American Civil Religion

The term American Civil Religion was originally made famous by Robert Bellah in the 1970’s. Bellah adapted traditional sociological and historical ideas on “civil religion” using works of many from…

Republican Redefined 1000th Post

With much of the political universe slowly coming off holiday and creeping back into the fold, it is probably fitting that Republican Redefined would be reaching the 1000th post milestone…

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Alec Baldwin Uses Gay Slurs; Denies; Suspended Two Weeks by MSNBC

Alec Baldwin

Actor, comedian, philanthropist, MSNBC personality, political activist, and total d-bag Alec Baldwin was back at his favor act again this week confronting photographers and throwing around “colorful language.” The latest incident may put in jeopardy his television gig over at MSNBC as he once again dropped what are being labeled as “homophobic slurs” on a photographer. While Baldwin is denying the claims – despite video of the event – MSNBC has suspended the show for two weeks and the actor has spent the last 24 hours attempting to clean up the mess.

Make-A-Wish Turns San Fran into Gotham City for Batkid’s Priceless Wish

Bat Kid Make a Wish

A 5-year old leukemia patient, Miles Scott, dreamed of being a hero for a day. So, with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands of volunteers, the city of San Francisco morphed into a “real life” Gotham City to let Batkid save the day. Accounts and images of how San Francisco has turned out for this young child are nothing short of heartwarming. One can only imagine what it must mean to little Scott to get to play out his biggest fantasies in such a grandiose fashion. Kudos to the folks in the Bay Area. Well done

Romney Campaign Gave VP Shortlist Fish Names

Chris Christie Puffer Fish

It seems adviser Harriet Myers was determined to prevent leaks and protect the campaign against “Chinese hackers”, so she devised a code for speaking about the names on the short list. Here’s the list (somewhat interesting): Kelly Ayotte, John Cornyn, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, Bill Frist, Mike Huckabee, Bob McDonnell, Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; and the code name given to those that survived the next cut Christie (Pufferfish), Pawlenty (Lakefish), Portman (Filet o Fish), Rubio (Pescado) and Ryan (Fishconsin).

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Rogers on Iran Deal: “May Encourage More Violence than it Stops”

Mike Rogers State of the Union

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers sounded a litany of alarms Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union as he shared his thoughts on the deal the Obama administration struck with Middle Eastern foe Iran. “There is very strong bipartisan opposition to the deal. Our Arab League partners don’t like the deal. Israel doesn’t like the deal. And we may have just encouraged more violence in the future than we have stopped.”

Kevin McCarthy on Iran Nuclear Deal: CAUTION

Kevin McCarthy Face the Nation

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy on Face the Nation Sunday said he “would caution the Obama administration from overselling” the deal Secretary Kerry just brokered with Iran adding that it is anything but a full dismantling of the nuclear program. He went on to say “When you have friends and allies inside the region strongly opposed to it, I would caution; and I agree that we should move forward with the sanctions in the Senate. Remember who we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with Iran. They are one of the top supporters of terrorism around the world and this is providing them resources and money. We should not take this lightly.”

Senator Bob Corker Talks Iran Nuclear Deal on Fox News Sunday (VIDEO)

Senator Bob Corker Iran

Ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker made an appearance on Fox News Sunday this morning and voiced his concerns regarding the deal the Obama administration’s Secretary John Kerry brokered with Iran. No real surprises here. The Tennessee Senator, more or less, went through the same list of talking points most shared Sunday. Language in the preamble that appears to open the door future enrichment was a constant point of emphasis across the Sunday talk circuit. But here’s Senator Corker’s take. “This administration’s long on announcements and short on follow through.”

Senator: Climate Change Could Put Sports Stadiums in Jeopardy

Titans LP Field Under Water

I caught this headline over at Drudge and was all but compelled to have a look – “Senator: Sea-Level Rise Threatens Sports Stadiums.” I guess Charles Krauthammer was right. Matt Drudge is the “greatest headline writer in the history of mankind.” But the real credit goes to Sean Long over at CNSNEWS for sharing the story; and to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for appealing to the passions of the American sports community to help drive his clima-scare agenda. Quite brilliant, actually.

Kelly Ayotte on Meet the Press: Obamacare a “Mess”

Kelly Ayotte

Kelly Ayotte was tasked with countering Nancy Pelosi Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. Nice gig if you can get it. And the New Hampshire Senator opened by saying the Democrat-driven signature piece of legislation “was a mess.” Not surprisingly, host David Gregory was quick to push back by asking Senator Ayotte what Republicans are proposing as an alternative. To my dismay, Ayotte’s response was somewhat lacking. Truth be told, she offered almost nothing. Sprinkling in a few token talking points and a healthy dose of pandering to the notion of bipartisanship, she rather effectively made the case that libs are desperately making in an attempt to defend Obamacare – “Republicans have no plan.”

Seattle Voters Elect Socialist to City Council

Kshama Sawant

Look out…  Coffee’s not the only thing brewing in the Pacific Northwest these days… And speaking of coffee… I wonder how much a double espresso macchiato with extra foam is going to cost the good voters if that whole $15/hour minimum wage thing catches on? What happens when the Wall Street Movement goes establishment?  Do heads…