Andrew Breitbart – in Memoriam

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Wow, I really miss Andrew Breitbart. It seems impossible that it has been five years! If Andrew were alive today, this morning, what would he say?

A year ago, I wrote:

Today is the 4th anniversary of the death of Andrew Breitbart. Andrew has been quoted as saying that Trump is no conservative, but I wonder what he would say today? If Ben Stein changed his mind about Trump, I wonder if Andrew would do the same? I can’t imagine that he would support the GOPe, so perhaps he would be a Cruz supporter. I just don’t know, but I believe that Andrew could be a pragmatist if that is what was needed.

Here is a speech that Andrew, the pragmatist, gave at CPAC in 2012, not long before he died:

What else did Andrew tell us?

In 2013, I wrote about Andrew’s book, Righteous Indignation. In my post, I recounted a long passage in the book about the fears he once had about speaking out for what he believed in, and how he finally DID IT on the Bill Maher show. He mentions how he had prepared for his appearance, anticipating the questions and attacks, gathering the facts necessary to counter them. At the very end of the story, he wrote:

I had passed what I call the Ann Coulter Threshold:  the point where you understand that Ann Coulter and those like her are standing up for what they believe in, feeling the righteousness of living without fear of missing a dinner invite from Tina Brown or fundraisers with Steve Capus or Ben Sherwood or Steven Spielberg or Jeffrey Katzenberg–or worse, the agony of being excoriated by those conservatives who fret that their liberal overlords will start admonishing them for keeping company with you.  Feeling the thrill of sending a message to these people that we reject their worldview the way they reject ours.

I want to bottle that and get it out to every American.  I want to teach everyone I know that there’s nothing to fear but fear itself, and that there’s strength in numbers.  I’ve been looking directly forward instead of into the rear view mirror, not worrying about what people think of me, and it has empowered me.  And it can empower you.

 

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13 Responses to Andrew Breitbart – in Memoriam

  1. Col.(R) Ken says:

    Dont know what Andrew would say about Trump. Andrew did cross the threshold, to stand firm in your beliefs, and fight, yes fight. Take the battle to your enemies. Andrew did that…..a lesson for us all.

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  2. Cetera says:

    I think Breitbart today would say two words, one of which is not site appropriate:
    “F*** yeah!”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Miss him. What a legacy he left us, though.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lovely says:

    My favorite Andrew moment.

    “You have no right to lecture us on civility. you have no right to lecture us on language…. Go to hell, no seriously go to hell. Go to hell. You’ve been so rude. You’re trying to divide America, class warfare is not American.”

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  5. “If the political left weren’t so joyless, humorless, intrusive, taxing,
    over-taxing, anarchistic, controlling, rudderless, chaos-prone,
    pedantic, unrealistic, hypocritical, clueless, politically correct,
    angry, cruel, sanctimonious, retributive, redistributive, intolerant,
    and if the political left wasn’t hell-bent on expansion of said
    unpleasantness into all aspects of my family’s life the truth is: I
    would not be in your life.”

    -Andrew Breitbart

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  6. joshua says:

    “Lead….Follow…or….Hell, just GET OUT OF THE WAY”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Glad you said that Joshua, that’s what The President did last night, extended the olive branch, to join him, and they won’t…..Now the President needs to focus on destroying the GOPe, then, only then WE BE ROLLING……

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  7. kinthenorthwest says:

    After last night I was also thinking of Andrew Breitbart.
    I do feel that he would have approve of Trump, especially Trump’s speech last night.

    Like

  8. Patriot1783 says:

    Thank you Stella.

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