His meteoric rise to prominence in the conservative movement came just at the right time for his work to have a maximum effect on the American Patriot movement… and change it forever. I didn’t know Andrew. I’d always hoped to. He and Drudge are two of my mainstay aids in following daily news trends. If you’re an op-ed writer, you cannot have too many sources.
Andrew Breitbart was brilliant and fearless. He was also deeply feared and respected by not only the ObaMaoists, but by the Republican establishment we have all come to detest. Andrew went where many, who considered themselves to be conservative, hesitated. He took his issues directly to the murky world of leftist political correctness and defied them to challenge him. Most of those who tried usually came away lightly grilled… on both sides. An entire menagerie of Lame Stream Media morons took devastating shots at him, from the safety of the sidelines, and their vituperation rolled off him like water from a ducks back. He was never intimidated.
He never let up and he never failed to call the left on their lying prevarication. Others who knew him well write that he was a tireless worker for the causes of conservatism and American freedom.
His legacy, however, may be much more than his image of a strident warrior in the cause of freedom and the American way. He was a mystery to his adversaries as well as being a nightmarish gadfly to those on the left. He understood the left as few did. Having had two parents who were both Democrats, his conservative epiphany was even more profound for it and he was never once to look back.
He has encouraged and nurtured a whole new generation of conservative investigative reporters who never would be able to find a voice in the Lame Stream Media. Breitbart has shown what can be done by a few determined people with the strength of principle and righteousness on their side.
He turned one of the left’s big entitlement icons into garbage in the space of a couple of weeks. Acorn will never be the same, though it’s trying to morph and regenerate as we speak. I dare say it’ll be a long time before they give advice on pandering underage alien girls though. There will be more!
Dee and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Andrew’s family. His cause was just and his legacy will live on as long as there is one patriot to draw breath.
Semper Fidelis, Andrew.
© Skip MacLure 2012