Friday, March 2, 2012

Andrew Breitbart.

I'm sure by now everyone has heard the sad news of Breitbart's passing; too young and without warning.

God be with his family in their time of sorrow.

I want to link to this story, which I believe encompasses Breitbart's razor wit:

It’s stressful to be hated. It goes against our instincts. We want to be loved. But Andrew Breitbart was different. He relished his enemies and laughed when they threatened him. He wasn’t scared of conflict. He thought it was fun. He was, as Greg Gutfeld put it, “The bravest person I ever met.”
When I was on Greg’s show Red Eye with Breitbart we were asked what we thought of Trump sponsoring a GOP debate. Greg and I had the knee-jerk reaction of scoffing at the whole thing. When Breitbart asked us what was so funny we said, “Well, it’s obviously just some rich guy showboating.” Then he taught me a word I never really paid attention to before: “So?”
This word defines Breitbart to me more than any other. At a bar one night I was whining about the allegation that all libertarians are funded by the Koch brothers. “So?” he replied. Andrew didn’t play the PC left’s game. Libertarians don’t get magical checks from the Koch brothers, but so what if they did? George Soros spends billions paying people he likes. There’s nothing wrong with that, either.
Another evening we were both arguing with someone who still believed government can create jobs. She was from Madison and like all liberals there, she saw Governor Scott Walker as a union-busting thug who hated the working man. I explained that Walker’s privatization created way more jobs than the government did and she said, “Yeah, but they were all just tourism jobs.” Breitbart ended the whole argument with, “So?”


USA_Admiral said...

Rest in peace Andrew. Who is the tip of the conservative spear now?

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

We lost a great friend and a patriot!

Always On Watch said...

We have lost a fearless patriot.

I read today that the Daily Kos wants Westboro Baptist Church to show up at Breitbart's funeral.

The Left -- ugly, ugly, ugly.

Chuck said...

We've lost a valuable voice

Brooke said...

The left knows nothing else but to be ugly.

As for who will take on Brietbart's mantle? I don't know.

Brooke said...

A speculation...

beamish said...

Re: the Michael Savage nonsense

God I am so sick of asshat conspiracy theories.