“America has finally awoken to your Saul Alinsky bull**** tactics, and we’re coming to get you.”
Three years after his death, and we’re still missing Breitbart. Why? Many reasons: because he was so good at exposing lies, half-truths and obfuscation, because nobody has stepped in to fill the void. Butt mostly because he was such a symbol of what we inherently know we need to beat back our generation’s evil empires, both foreign and domestic: a fighter, a no-holds-barred, take no prisoners sort of warrior.
Because he was everything we don’t see in the vast majority of those-who-would-be-leaders: focused, confrontational, combative…and right. Breitbart burned with righteous indignation, challenging authority not by sloganeering like the “Occupy freaks” - as he called them - butt by getting right in their faces.
He challenged people who were not used to being required to explain their pre-conceived notions and heartfelt beliefs.
He was not particularly eloquent. Nor was he terribly charming. He was simply effective; that’s why he was hated.
He challenged the left, on their terms, on their turf; and he won.
His enemies belittled him, calling him an idiot and a simpleton; yet he could singlehandedly disperse an angry Astroturf crowd by asking simple questions. Questions they simply couldn’t answer, like “Why are you here?” “Why is he a coward?” “Why do you call me ‘gay’?” Turning Saul Alinsky’s tactics on them he exposed not only their inability to live up to their words, butt their inability to even explain what they meant.
And yet…he always knew what the endgame was. And he knew what was required to win it
You want a unity speech? I’ll give you a unity speech. I don’t care who our candidate is. And I haven’t since the beginning of this. I haven’t! Ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate! That’s what the Tea Party is. We are there to confront them on behalf of our candidate. I will march behind whoever our candidate is, because if we don’t, we lose. – Breitbart, CPAC 2012
Butt his support came with the tacit understanding that if we support you and you choose to ignore us afterwards, well, you too will be Breitbarted. Because to the army of warriors, truth still matters.
So just keep that in mind, GOP: we EXPECT you to make enemies, not nice.
And if you fail us, you WILL be Breitbarted. I promise.