Andrew Breitbart – in Memoriam

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

In 2016, 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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7 Responses to Andrew Breitbart – in Memoriam

  1. weather257 says:

    Very wise quote. I remember that was a sad, sad day because – although I hadn’t yet read his book – it was obvious he stood alongside Rush as a champion of our cause. Their boldness seems so natural when they do it but so, so hard when we actually contemplate it. Two heroes; I’m positive he would have been a Trump supporter.

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  2. Pa Hermit says:

    Trump comes across as one of those torch bearers like Andrew. Brazen and steadfast is a great set of qualities to have. Willing to point out the path, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

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  3. WeeWeed says:

    What would Andrew say? “War.” ~ Andrew Breitbart

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  4. ernnburn says:

    I shall never forget the energy, the strategic and tactical brilliance, and the leadership Andrew brought into his undeterred effort to question and criticize many on the left.

    Breitbart left a powerful legacy that no one can take away! Your warrior spirit will keep on fighting in all of us.

    JustABlogger

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