Andrew Breitbart speaks at a 'Cut Spending Now' rally at the conservative Americans for Prosperity 'Defending the American Dream Summit.'
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Andrew Breitbart is dead. (I barely knew who he was.) I've become skilled at avoiding hate speech, I guess...
Matt Taibbi at Rolling Stone seemed to know who he was:
So Andrew Breitbart is dead. Here’s what I have to say to that, and I’m sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good! Fuck him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.He goes on to say:
I say this in the nicest possible way. I actually kind of liked Andrew Breitbart. Not in the sense that I would ever have wanted to hang out with him, or even be caught within a hundred yards of him without a Haz-Mat suit on, but I respected the shamelessness. Breitbart didn’t do anything by halves, and even his most ardent detractors had to admit that he had a highly developed, if not always funny, sense of humor.
For instance, it would be dishonest not to tip a hat to him for that famous scene when he hijacked Anthony Weiner’s own self-immolating "apology" press conference, and held up the entire event by standing at the lectern and congratulating himself at length, before Weiner could let the humiliating healing begin.
For that one, brief, shining moment– still one of the most painful-to-watch YouTube spectacles of all time, right there with Mitt Romney’s priceless attempt at singing "Who Let the Dogs Out?" with a group of black voters in Florida in 2008 – Breitbart could legitimately claim to have the biggest, hairiest balls on earth.
I suggest you read the whole article linked above, it's quite entertaing.
Breitbart has written some nasty things about me personally, once contrived to publish my private emails online, and even teamed up with Rush Limbaugh to humorously mis-identify me as a behind-the-scenes marionettist of the "media-Democrat industrial complex" (Breitbart thought I was improperly advising Occupy leaders), but all that’s okay. I think today, it’s safe to stand back and simply recognize that while many people go through their lives without leaving distinguishing marks, Andrew Breitbart definitely had his moments.
But he also had enough of a sense of humor to appreciate why someone like me shouldn’t bother to pretend I’m sad he’s dead. He wouldn’t, in my place. So to use one of his favorite words: Good riddance, cocksucker.* Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
* See the following Breitbart quote: “I like to call someone a raving cunt every now and then, when it’s appropriate, for effect... ‘You cocksucker.’ I love that kind of language.”
Here come the conspiracies... It was George Soros' giving President Obama the order to get rid of Mr Breitbart after Andrew discovered the Soros' Plan to turn American into a Gayocracy replacing the Congress with the Islamofacist Committee and the Senate with the Feminazi Party .. Obama would be named Dictator for Life enslaving the American citizenry in re-education camps ran by Atheist Lesbian Truckers. Childern will be indoctrinated from birth in the Worship of George Soros and Christianity will be outlawed and worship of the Jesus will be punishable by death. And the worst of all crimes against humanity will be Dictator Obama's mandate for Universal Health Care for All... God Save the Republic !!!!!
I was raised never to speak ill of the dead, but I do believe with Mr Breitbart's passing the world is a little brighter place both literally and figuratively.
I knew I was probably against this guy when I heard these responses to his passing:
Sarah Palin via Facebook: “We are all stunned and saddened by the news of Andrew Breitbart’s passing. Andrew was a warrior who stood on the side of what was right. He defended what was right. He defended the defenseless
Mitt Romney via Twitter: “Ann and I are deeply saddened by the passing of @AndrewBreitbart: brilliant entrepreneur, fearless conservative, loving husband and father.”
Newt Gingrich via Twitter: “Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death is a tragedy for his family and for conservatism. Callista and I send our prayers and our condolences. / Andrew Breitbart was the most innovative pioneer in conservative activist social media in America. He had great courage and creativity.”
Rick Santorum at a speech in Georgia: “Obviously prayers go to him and his family and it’s a big shock. What a powerful voice. It’s almost you mean you think of anyone who’s more energy who’s out there constantly driving and pushing he would be. What a huge loss in my opinion for our country and certainly for the conservative movement and the prayers go out to my family. I’m sorry to hear it.”
Rick Perry via paper statement: “Andrew Breitbart was an outspoken pioneer for conservative media who fought for what he believed in, exposing government corruption and media bias. His spirited voice will be missed, but not forgotten. Anita and I extend our sincere condolences and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues across the country.”
Rep. Eric Cantor via Twitter: “I’m stunned to hear about the passing of Andrew Breitbart. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Susie, his children, and his friends.”
Herman Cain via Twitter: “I admired
@AndrewBreitbart’s fighting spirit. Thoughts & Prayers to his family. He was my friend & I will miss him #RIP.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann via Twitter: “Andrew Breitbart’s family is in my prayers at the news of his sudden passing. Today we lost a true conservative and a man of conviction.”Is it me, or is it terrifying to think these people, took this guy Breitbart, that seriously?
Is the conservative media running the party now?
What happened to their leadership?