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Would Andrew Breitbart Survive The Come-Down?

Posted on | July 24, 2010 | 47 Comments

by Smitty (via Insty)

Tunku Varadarajan achieves unintentional humor at The Daily Beast, discussing the feeding of Charlie Rangel to Cthulhu:

[Rangel’s] is a style, a method, a politics from an age when it was simply not done to ask uncomfortable questions of a black politician, lest that politician (and his supporters) retort that the questioning was racist. That protective smokescreen of โ€œracismโ€ was good to men like Rangel, allowing them to go about their merry ways blithely, and untroubled. It is harder to strike pouting, Manichaean postures now, when a black man holds the highest office in the land. There can be no cheap and easy shaming of critics, no slick refuge in a narrative of racial oppression.

Sure is a good thing Rep. Andre Carson got in his licks while the gettin’ was good. Aside: I attended the “Kill the Bill” protest (though was not present at the infamous non-event) and so I take that particular counter-factual just a little bit more personally.

The ground truth, contrary to T.V.’s assertion, is that Progressives will continue to piss down our backs and tell us it is raining as long as the Holy Narrative remains superior to the facts. Evil will continue to concoct dark designs, assume that good people are having those ideas, too, and therefore decide to go for a preemptive strike.

The relaxing alternate future, with Andrew Breitbart sitting in the corner of the tea house having a cup of Earl Gray and a scone, dreaming of his days jousting mad cows and odder men on cable news shows, isn’t likely to happen soon. Expect skirmishing leading up to a big political battle this November, and an all-out bun fight in two years. Racism shall be the least of the charges, I reckon.

Comments

47 Responses to “Would Andrew Breitbart Survive The Come-Down?”

  1. Obi's Sister
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:25 am

    Wow. Now that’s a visual!

  2. Obi's Sister
    July 24th, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    Wow. Now that’s a visual!

  3. ck
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:43 am

    Please, in the name of all that’s good and holy, please don’t tell me that Andrew is a tea drinker.

  4. ck
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:43 am

    Please, in the name of all that’s good and holy, please don’t tell me that Andrew is a tea drinker.

  5. ck
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:43 am

    Please, in the name of all that’s good and holy, please don’t tell me that Andrew is a tea drinker.

  6. ck
    July 24th, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    Please, in the name of all that’s good and holy, please don’t tell me that Andrew is a tea drinker.

  7. smitty
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:51 am

    @ck,
    (a) I have no idea of Andrew’s actual beverage preference. ISTR seeing him with a bottle of water at the Mall on 04July.
    (b) What’s wrong with tea? I’m enjoying a cup of Earl Gray as I hit ‘Submit’.

  8. smitty
    July 24th, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    @ck,
    (a) I have no idea of Andrew’s actual beverage preference. ISTR seeing him with a bottle of water at the Mall on 04July.
    (b) What’s wrong with tea? I’m enjoying a cup of Earl Gray as I hit ‘Submit’.

  9. Obi's Sister
    July 24th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

    Earl Gray. Hot.

  10. Obi's Sister
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:59 am

    Earl Gray. Hot.

  11. Obi's Sister
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:59 am

    Earl Gray. Hot.

  12. Dave C
    July 25th, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    I wish someone would throw gg through a plate glass window then take pictures of the bloody remains and send them out as Christmas cards as a reminder for other trolls.

    Rhetorically speaking, of course.

  13. Dave C
    July 25th, 2010 @ 12:40 am

    I wish someone would throw gg through a plate glass window then take pictures of the bloody remains and send them out as Christmas cards as a reminder for other trolls.

    Rhetorically speaking, of course.

  14. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    Puhleeeez, Andrew our WARRIOR HERO doesn’t let flies land on him, if they do he KILLS them! Oh what a year makes. Things changed a year ago if you didn’t notice, and if the GOP thinks they have a free ride they better get their Depends out. We are putting one person in that house on the hill and who ever tries to stop us they will be missing some intestines. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know how kranky grizzlies get, and we are. grrrr PS: we love you Andrew!!

  15. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    Puhleeeez, Andrew our WARRIOR HERO doesn’t let flies land on him, if they do he KILLS them! Oh what a year makes. Things changed a year ago if you didn’t notice, and if the GOP thinks they have a free ride they better get their Depends out. We are putting one person in that house on the hill and who ever tries to stop us they will be missing some intestines. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know how kranky grizzlies get, and we are. grrrr PS: we love you Andrew!!

  16. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 12:43 am

    Puhleeeez, Andrew our WARRIOR HERO doesn’t let flies land on him, if they do he KILLS them! Oh what a year makes. Things changed a year ago if you didn’t notice, and if the GOP thinks they have a free ride they better get their Depends out. We are putting one person in that house on the hill and who ever tries to stop us they will be missing some intestines. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know how kranky grizzlies get, and we are. grrrr PS: we love you Andrew!!

  17. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    Hey GG, we have all the SMART Gays if you haven’t heard, so stuff it somewhere else.

  18. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 12:51 am

    Hey GG, we have all the SMART Gays if you haven’t heard, so stuff it somewhere else.

  19. Randy Rager
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    Riehl must have stomped gg’s delicate little toes good, somehow. I wonder he’s done?

    Maybe I’ll go drive up his traffic by searching through his site. I bet I’ll find multiple conversations humiliating gg for the retard she is.

    What do you guys think I’ll find?

  20. Randy Rager
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    Riehl must have stomped gg’s delicate little toes good, somehow. I wonder he’s done?

    Maybe I’ll go drive up his traffic by searching through his site. I bet I’ll find multiple conversations humiliating gg for the retard she is.

    What do you guys think I’ll find?

  21. Randy Rager
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    Riehl must have stomped gg’s delicate little toes good, somehow. I wonder he’s done?

    Maybe I’ll go drive up his traffic by searching through his site. I bet I’ll find multiple conversations humiliating gg for the retard she is.

    What do you guys think I’ll find?

  22. Randy Rager
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:06 am

    Riehl must have stomped gg’s delicate little toes good, somehow. I wonder he’s done?

    Maybe I’ll go drive up his traffic by searching through his site. I bet I’ll find multiple conversations humiliating gg for the retard she is.

    What do you guys think I’ll find?

  23. Adobe Walls
    July 25th, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    Gigi, you appear to have brief but extremely infrequent moments of lucidity, I’ve wondered if this is the result of your meds kicking in or wearing off?

  24. Adobe Walls
    July 25th, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    Gigi, you appear to have brief but extremely infrequent moments of lucidity, I’ve wondered if this is the result of your meds kicking in or wearing off?

  25. Adobe Walls
    July 25th, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    Gigi, you appear to have brief but extremely infrequent moments of lucidity, I’ve wondered if this is the result of your meds kicking in or wearing off?

  26. Adobe Walls
    July 25th, 2010 @ 3:00 am

    Gigi, you appear to have brief but extremely infrequent moments of lucidity, I’ve wondered if this is the result of your meds kicking in or wearing off?

  27. Estragon
    July 25th, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    Breitbart will be fine. He should have finagled access to the entire video before releasing the clip, but the clip did expose the NAACP gathering as supportive of, or at the least indifferent to, racial discrimination against whites. It also induced the NAACP to accuse Sherrod of racism themselves – and they HAD the whole video, just hadn’t bothered to look at it.

    It further induced the Obama Administration to make yet another rookie mistake in condemning and firing Sherrod.

  28. Estragon
    July 25th, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    Breitbart will be fine. He should have finagled access to the entire video before releasing the clip, but the clip did expose the NAACP gathering as supportive of, or at the least indifferent to, racial discrimination against whites. It also induced the NAACP to accuse Sherrod of racism themselves – and they HAD the whole video, just hadn’t bothered to look at it.

    It further induced the Obama Administration to make yet another rookie mistake in condemning and firing Sherrod.

  29. Estragon
    July 25th, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    Breitbart will be fine. He should have finagled access to the entire video before releasing the clip, but the clip did expose the NAACP gathering as supportive of, or at the least indifferent to, racial discrimination against whites. It also induced the NAACP to accuse Sherrod of racism themselves – and they HAD the whole video, just hadn’t bothered to look at it.

    It further induced the Obama Administration to make yet another rookie mistake in condemning and firing Sherrod.

  30. young4eyes
    July 25th, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    I guess Tunku Varadarajan is doubling down on the race memes,eh? Judging from the excerpt Smitty posted, this guy is either a Grade A moron who was born yesterday or an amateur propagandist bent on keeping the ugliness of last week going.
    “[Rangel’s] is a style, a method, a politics from an age when it was simply not done to ask uncomfortable questions of a black politician, lest that politician (and his supporters) retort that the questioning was racist.”
    Really? What era was this?
    I’ll quote that other moron Breitbart and ask for proof that there was a time when you couldn’t ask African American politicians tough questions for fear of being labeled a racist.
    I guess that’s why Marion Barry got the kid glove treatment, eh?
    Boy, you losers just can’t get past it, can’t you?

  31. young4eyes
    July 25th, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    I guess Tunku Varadarajan is doubling down on the race memes,eh? Judging from the excerpt Smitty posted, this guy is either a Grade A moron who was born yesterday or an amateur propagandist bent on keeping the ugliness of last week going.
    “[Rangel’s] is a style, a method, a politics from an age when it was simply not done to ask uncomfortable questions of a black politician, lest that politician (and his supporters) retort that the questioning was racist.”
    Really? What era was this?
    I’ll quote that other moron Breitbart and ask for proof that there was a time when you couldn’t ask African American politicians tough questions for fear of being labeled a racist.
    I guess that’s why Marion Barry got the kid glove treatment, eh?
    Boy, you losers just can’t get past it, can’t you?

  32. young4eyes
    July 25th, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    I guess Tunku Varadarajan is doubling down on the race memes,eh? Judging from the excerpt Smitty posted, this guy is either a Grade A moron who was born yesterday or an amateur propagandist bent on keeping the ugliness of last week going.
    “[Rangel’s] is a style, a method, a politics from an age when it was simply not done to ask uncomfortable questions of a black politician, lest that politician (and his supporters) retort that the questioning was racist.”
    Really? What era was this?
    I’ll quote that other moron Breitbart and ask for proof that there was a time when you couldn’t ask African American politicians tough questions for fear of being labeled a racist.
    I guess that’s why Marion Barry got the kid glove treatment, eh?
    Boy, you losers just can’t get past it, can’t you?

  33. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    Your mistake was to mention the New York Times and now we can’t believe a thing you say. GG they are liars and you need to know that, so now you do.

  34. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    Your mistake was to mention the New York Times and now we can’t believe a thing you say. GG they are liars and you need to know that, so now you do.

  35. jann
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:36 am

    Your mistake was to mention the New York Times and now we can’t believe a thing you say. GG they are liars and you need to know that, so now you do.

  36. smitty
    July 25th, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    @gg,
    At least Tunku Varadarajan, who is a Hindu by faith, didn’t convert to Christianity like Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley.

    All three named people are free moral agents. I’d fall well short of making these relative judgments about what they should or should not do, all things being legal, of course.

    I can certainly plead my own spiritual case, in a positive way, but in private.

    Don’t you think bashing peoples’ faith is highly illiberal, gg?

  37. smitty
    July 25th, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    @gg,
    At least Tunku Varadarajan, who is a Hindu by faith, didn’t convert to Christianity like Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley.

    All three named people are free moral agents. I’d fall well short of making these relative judgments about what they should or should not do, all things being legal, of course.

    I can certainly plead my own spiritual case, in a positive way, but in private.

    Don’t you think bashing peoples’ faith is highly illiberal, gg?

  38. smitty
    July 25th, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    @gg,
    At least Tunku Varadarajan, who is a Hindu by faith, didn’t convert to Christianity like Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley.

    All three named people are free moral agents. I’d fall well short of making these relative judgments about what they should or should not do, all things being legal, of course.

    I can certainly plead my own spiritual case, in a positive way, but in private.

    Don’t you think bashing peoples’ faith is highly illiberal, gg?

  39. richard mcenroe
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    I’m just sitting here thinking of all the annoyed Dell customers GG has on hold while he types this crap…

  40. richard mcenroe
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    I’m just sitting here thinking of all the annoyed Dell customers GG has on hold while he types this crap…

  41. richard mcenroe
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    I’m just sitting here thinking of all the annoyed Dell customers GG has on hold while he types this crap…

  42. Rich Fader
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    Eventually, we’re going to find out that there are some souls that Cthulhu simply refuses to eat.

  43. Rich Fader
    July 25th, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    Eventually, we’re going to find out that there are some souls that Cthulhu simply refuses to eat.

  44. Rich Fader
    July 25th, 2010 @ 1:56 pm

    Eventually, we’re going to find out that there are some souls that Cthulhu simply refuses to eat.

  45. Obi's Sister
    July 25th, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

    Do you hear something?

  46. Obi's Sister
    July 25th, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

    Do you hear something?

  47. Obi's Sister
    July 25th, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Do you hear something?