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Friday, March 02, 2012

A Warrior Has Fought His Last Fight

Andrew Breitbart is dead. At the tragically early age of 43:
DEVASTATING: Andrew Breitbart, R.I.P.
By Michelle Malkin

I just confirmed with someone close to him that social media entrepreneur and conservative warrior Andrew Breitbart has passed away.

I’m stunned. He was kinetic, brash, relentless, full of fight, the bane of the Left, and a mentor to the next generation of right-wing activists and citizen journalists.

Please keep his family in your prayers. [link]
"Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves."
-- Jawaharlal Nehru --

Though dead at a young age, he lived longer than all the rest of us. For his was an accomplished and fruitful life.

Andrew Breitbart will be missed.

A Fitting Testament

The Associated Press has to lie about Andrew Breitbart to the bitter end.  Rush Limbaugh:
Even today, the AP in their story/obit of Andrew Breitbart misrepresents him, even in death. And maybe fittingly, given his quest in life, this AP article is a textbook example of the kind of outrageous mendacity in the news media today that he fought against. Even in death the AP cannot refrain from lying about him and misrepresenting him. They treat his posting of the Shirley Sherrod video clip as one of the highlights of his career only in order to use it against him.

Wouldn't you think that real-life journalists would applaud Breitbart's efforts to expose government corruption and media bias? I mean, what does the media claim to exist to do? To hold the powerful accountable! "Speak truth to power," is that the phrase? Well, the mainstream media has become part of the power. When that power is held by the Democrat Party, the mainstream media covers up the corruption. He was exposing it. He did more and greater work than Woodward and Bernstein! He should have been one of their heroes. But he wasn't. He should have been given the same kind of hero worship that Woodward and Bernstein have gotten. And unlike the work of Woodward and Bernstein, Breitbart's investigations were actually truthful.

All in all, this AP article just goes to show that the country desperately needs another thousand more Andrew Breitbarts, if you ask me. He was something. Constantly on the go. Constantly revved up. He was at Tea Party event. He went to CPAC. He would even occasionally go to breakfast meetings of various Republican members of Congress, sit with them and discuss strategy, the way to effectively advance ideas and be victorious. You know, all of us are unique. It's true to say that there will never be another Andrew Breitbart. There will never be another anybody because we're all unique. I hope that the people who worked with him can maintain the tradition, the energy, and the effectiveness that his websites all were after his passing.

I know they're going to try, and I know they'll do it with a sense of honor, duty, and devotion to Breitbart as well as the fact they love it, too. It's just really a sad thing. [link]

Then There Are The Small People

Keeping it classy. As they're known to do:

Liberals celebrate death of Andrew Breitbart

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
-- Winston Churchill --

Breitbart stood tall.  As the number of his enemies will attest.

As We Head Off Into The Sunset ...

I have to tell you, I'm just not hopeful as I look at the candidates remaining in the presidential race.

Those still standing?

Romney.  Santorum.  And Obama.

None of whom, by my estimation, has it in him to set this country right.  None has what it takes to make sweeping changes in the way government interacts with the people.  Obama?  Expect four more years of the same we've been getting for so many years.  Santorum and Romney?  Expect them to nibble around the edges.

Expect, too, that nothing fundamental will change.

If only Newt had kept his momentum.  He's the only candidate who could have - and would have - radically shifted from the status quo.  (Though nobody could predict with any confidence exactly what he'd do ...)

Make no mistake.  Radical change is necessary.  And we haven't long to make that change:

‘Now or Never’—DeMint Argues America Could be Facing Last Chance Before Economic Collapse

Economic collapse.  Social collapse.  Total collapse.

It draws ever closer and they're arguing about contraceptives.

May God have mercy.

For The Love Of God

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