Sarah Palin’s Moving Tribute: “Breitbart Is Here!”

There is a new street art poster that’s being emailed around and will no doubt eventually be spotted on a street corner near you. It’s a gritty black and white image of Andrew Breitbart looking both battle-worn and ever vigilant with the caption: “BREITBART IS HERE.”

Those three words express the instant connection many of us feel for our fallen friend. They express our identification with him, and our need to continue his fight for the good of our republic. 

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[Andrew usually introduced Sarah when she spoke at the many Tea Party rallies.  The one below is my personal favorite …it’s the one from Wisconsin when he told the screaming lefties to “Go to Hell!”]

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With the death of Breitbart, the conservative movement didn’t just lose a General – we lost an entire Special Forces Division. But he didn’t leave us without the tools and the knowledge we need to fight. This website – Breitbart 2.0 – is the culmination of his study of the technology and aesthetics of new media. The team Breitbart assembled under the leadership of Steve Bannon, Larry Solov, and Joel Pollak will advance his mission with courage and integrity.

Breitbart’s most immediate mission was the belated vetting of Barack Obama. This obviously is an issue very near and dear to my heart.

During the ’08 campaign, the same media that reported breathlessly about an old used tanning bed I purchased to get some sun during the dark Alaskan winter, couldn’t be bothered to investigate Barack Obama’s associations, statements or even his voting record as a state senator. Suntans and what I wore on the campaign trail were more important than Obama’s political background. Unbelievable.

But when you come to think of it, the media didn’t investigate either of our actual political records very closely.

Barack Obama and I both served in political office in states with a serious corruption problem. Though there is a big difference between serving as the CEO of a city, then a state, and regulating domestic energy resources, and being a liberal Community Organizer, bear with me on the comparison. The difference between my record and Barack Obama’s is that I fought the corrupt political machine my entire career (and I have twenty years of scars to prove it) on the local, state, and national level. But Obama didn’t fight the corruption he encountered. He went along with it to advance his career. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the methods of the Chicago political machine from which he emerged.

You would think the media – those watchdogs of the public trust – would be interested in this. But they refused to vet Barack Obama. With tingles up their legs, they shielded him.

If the media had done their job of vetting him, we wouldn’t have been shocked that within days after Obama’s election, his close political associate Rod Blagojevich was caught trying to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

If the media had done their job of vetting him, we wouldn’t be astonished to see all the billion dollar green energy kickbacks going to his campaign cronies as the nation heads towards bankruptcy.

If the media had done their job of vetting him, we wouldn’t be surprised that Obama brought these same Chicago “pay-to-play” practices to the White House.

This corruption was entirely predictable. But the mainstream media, who work under our Constitutional right of freedom of the press which our sons and daughters fight in war zones today to protect, dropped the ball and failed America by refusing to vet their chosen candidate.

So, as Breitbart declared in his last CPAC speech, we – the everyday patriotic citizens of the United States – will do the vetting the media refused to do.

This is a first step. Ultimately, Breitbart’s goal was to expose what he called the corrupt Democrat Media Complex. He wanted to break it up because he understood how the left uses its dominance of the mainstream media and pop culture to advance its objectives and marginalize its political foes.

Standing up and defending those who are being unfairly targeted and maligned was also the mission. Is it any wonder Breitbart titled his autobiography “Righteous Indignation” when you consider his deep-seated sense of justice and fair play? He was on the side of the little guy and ready to run to the aid of those who needed it. He possessed that old fashioned virtue of courage, compassion, and decency that we once called chivalry. He inspired that in others.

When you’re in the political arena serving for the right reasons and taking flak from all sides, there is nothing more discouraging then when your fellow conservatives sit on their thumbs or worse yet, join in the attacks. Breitbart understood this because he experienced it himself at times, so he was determined to stand by others in need.

He was a genius at new media, but his real gift was that he was fearless at a time when too many people are afraid and are retreating. Courage inspires courage. Fearlessness emboldens others to follow your lead.

Lately conservatives are picking up the mantle from Breitbart’s absence on the air and in places like Twitter. Watch for tweet jousts with liberal outlets like the weird and creepy Media Matters and re-tweets of leftwing hate using the Twitter hashtag “#IAmAndrewBreitbart” as the battle cry.

Soon we’ll see others imitating Breitbart’s gift for disbanding leftwing protests by simply asking the rent-a-mob, “Hey, what are you protesting?”

And I am confident we’ll soon see more conservatives boldly come out of the shadows in Hollywood without fear of retribution.

The task may seem daunting, but a whole new generation of conservatives has been inspired. I’ve seen it first hand. When my daughter Bristol saw the video of Breitbart’s speech at a Tea Party rally in Madison, Wisconsin, she was fired up. She turned to me and said, “Breitbart is cool!”

Yes, he is cool. And “Breitbart Is Here.”

Now let the vetting begin.

Sarah Palin is the former governor of Alaska and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee.



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13 Responses to Sarah Palin’s Moving Tribute: “Breitbart Is Here!”

  1. GracieD says:

    Andrew’s passing has left a huge hole in our defenses. I hope we can each do what we can to bridge that gap and win this war. Make no mistake, this is war. We need to take the Left’s playbook and beat the he!! out of them with it. When you find yourself thinking you shouldn’t do this or that just remember, the squeamish do not win wars. When you find yourself not wanting to use a particular tactic because you find it “distasteful” ask yourself this: How far am I willing to go to save my children’s, grandchildren’s future?

    WAR!

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    • Brooklyn says:

      Good for you, Gracie!

      Countless times I would recommend doing something a little – edgy – and others would caution, “oh, we can’t do THAT!” (like o/s the Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm song school in Burlington or a petition o/s a Catholic Church) and my response was yours exactly, “How far are you willing to go…” Or “No problem, you’re just not angry enough – yet! You will be soon enough, oh yes you will.”

      Yes this is – WAR! And, my next favorite line: And we’re just getting started…

      Onward & Upward,

      Brooklyn

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  2. stellap says:

    Thanks for this, Puddy! Sarah isn’t going away anytime soon, and we won’t forget Andrew Breitbart, either. War is right, Gracie!

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  3. Auntie Lib says:

    Super post, Puddy! We have to keep the spotlight shining on these cockroaches 24/7 and call them out EVERY.SINGLE. TIME.

    WE ARE BREITBART…

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  4. tnwahm says:

    I’ve got to share this quick story with you. When my dh and I were talking about Breitbart’s death, my oldest dd, who is 11, thought we were talking about a man who’s first name was Bart and that we were calling him “Bright Bart”.

    “Bright Bart” will live on in all of us. This is war and we will win. We are winning;. BO/BS is panicked for his re-election. Don’t lose heart.

    Sarah Palin proves why she is the leftists and the Estab Repubs biggest nightmare. God bless Sarah Palin.

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    • GracieD says:

      Amen! May God Bless and Keep Sarah and her family!

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    • Indeed. Well said.

      The recent attacks against Palin, or Limbaugh, at first left me quizzical…. Why?

      Then suddenly I remembered Rule #12 Alinsky’s Rule 12:

      Destroy the Individual: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

      The Republican party has no current figurehead per se’, and the progs need a “person” to isolate and attack. The effectivness of attacking the “Tea Party”, or “Right-wingers”, is unambiguous and vague. So they need a face, or faces. Enter Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh…..

      Again, Breitbart….. way ahead of his time.
      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/17/george-w-bush-by-proxy-syndrome/

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      • barnslayer says:

        The flaw in rule #12…. unlike the liberals (who are quick to throw a comrade under the bus)… “We’ll all stick together and you can take that to the bank!” We didn’t and won’t turn our backs on Rush or Sarah. We have ethics and loyalty on our side.

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  5. Frickin’ killer post, Puddy! Love it.

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