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Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

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Andrew Breitbart died last night after midnight of natural causes.

I will post more as the news hits the wires. We should all mourn this great warrior for the cause of liberty and conservatism. He was fearless in the face of leftist attacks and lies.

He is, as far as I'm concerned, irreplaceable.

Update (Pitbull): I am truly stunned by this untimely death, feeling sad, angry, sullen and depressed, all at once. Andrew Breitbart was a tireless warrior. He, along with a few others, have galvanized the conservative movement to become fighters and not wimps. He was indefatigable in the cause of liberty and conservatism and against the lies and evil of the left -- and their lapdogs, the ravenous, rabid lying jackals of the mainstream media. To honor his memory we must redouble our efforts and continue his legacy. The fight is not over. It goes on. Thank you, Andrew, for being one of the sentinels.

Update (Val): I had the honor of meeting him and speaking to him a few times and can say this without compunction: Andrew Breitbart was the conservative media movements man on point. Always at the forefront, always passionate, always in the face of the leftist liberal hopocrites. His death is an incredible loss.

Update (Drillanwr/Maggie): A few years ago I had the chance to briefly talk with Andrew when he would appear on Pat Dollard's Blog Talk Radio show "Jihadikiller Hour". He and Pat were great friends. He was just firing-up the "Big" internet sites, beginning with Big Hollywood, to point out the hypocrisy and agenda of leftist-driven Hollywood. My impression of Andrew was that he was confident but a relaxed man, determined to tackle head-on the liberal/leftist movement surging through the country during the George W. Bush administration. Andrew struck me as one of those once casual liberals that got a rude awakening on the morning of September 11, 2001. He saw the face of this nation's enemies. From then on he decided to give great voice to conservatives in this nation. He stood up for our brave and dedicated military, conservative politicians, and the TEA Party movement that was so demonized by the MSM. In the last few years Andrew Breitbart managed to build his own empire on the internet. He hired and staffed some of the best conservative writers he could find. He left them with a grand mission ... to battle and defeat the Alinsky tactics of the MSM, and to defeat Obama and the left's plan to bring down this nation in the 2012 election. He had a big voice, and took no bullshit from the MSM or the Hollywood elites, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the lies the democrats/left continue to promulgate (his monetary reward for any audio/video evidence of the "N" word being hurled by the TEA Party at the rally protesting the massive ObamaCare passing two years ago goes unclaimed...). As a matter of fact, it is worth reminding everyone that most recently Breitbart vocally proclaimed "war" on the MSM, and in his speech at last month's CPAC in Washington D.C. recalled his dinner with Bill Ayers and said he had videos of Obama during his college years he was ready to release to the public ... in Andrew's calculated time, of course. My last and lingering words memory of Andrew will be “F*** You … War!”

God keep you, Andrew, and thank you for firing us up. We WILL carry-on the war.

Update (Maggie): From Andrew's wife Susie Bean Breitbart's Face Book photos (June 22, 2008)...

Breitbart family

17 comments to Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

  • Wow. Just Wow. Saw the news on Legal Insurrection. I think Iowahawk sums it up:

    "A generous, kind, patriotic goofball who had excellent taste in the people he chose to drive insane. #Breitbart"

  • Honey

    I am so sad that I don't know how I am going to make it through the days ahead. Terrorists live and he dies. It is so terrible.
    I was looking forward to seeing him this weekend at the Club for Growth meeting and in November on the NR cruise.
    What is going on? G-d owes me an explanation.

  • Gusano

    Holy Crap. Truly depressing. All we can do is pick up his rifle and keep shooting, but his was one of the biggest guns-hard to do. RIP

  • joelima

    I want our community to know that Andrew was a fan of ours and a friend to us. He told me once that his favorite conservatives were American Southerners and Cuban exiles. He made it possible for a number of us to tell our stories to the broader public. Andrew Breitbart was a the kind of big-hearted, broad-minded guy that represents America at her best. A great soul. A great, American soul. God Bless the man, y que descanse en paz.

  • I saw the notice earlier somewhere--and took it for a SPOOF?!

    Unreal....and very sad. The man was truly "El Jodedor Supremo!" He rattled liberal cages like no one else.

  • jorgec

    Wow, this is really upsetting news. Never met Andrew, but his efforts to defend our freedoms will be missed. The Good die young...RIP and God Bless your family.

  • La Conchita

    A genuine hero for the right causes! All the more proof that the 'justice' account is not settled in this world. There is a mounting debt to be settled south of the border.

  • drillanwr

    From Matt Drudge:

    DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what's happening. I don't think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind's eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20's. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today... MDRUDGE

  • drillanwr

    Arianna Huffington @ Huffington Post/AOL (Breitbart helped build Huff Po in its early days):

    http://tiny.cc/qlz4x

    "I was asked many times this morning for my thoughts on what Andrew meant to the political world, but all I can think of at the moment is what Andrew meant to me as a friend, starting from when we worked together -- his passion, his exuberance, his fearlessness. And above all, what I'm thinking of at the moment is his amazing wife Susie and their four beautiful young children. My love and thoughts are with them right now."

    The HuffPo piece reports:

    Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger and journalist, died suddenly on Thursday morning, according to his website Big Journalism. He was 43.

    The site said that Breitbart died of "natural causes" shortly after midnight on Thursday. ABC News confirmed that Breitbart had passed away. Breitbart's attorney also confirmed the news to CNN.

    Breitbart's father-in-law told the Associated Press that Breitbart was walking near his house when he collapsed. Someone saw him fall and called 911. Breitbart was taken to UCLA Medical Center, but could not be revived. [...]

  • Unspeakably sad. We have lost one of the bravest, most outspoken conservative voices and friend to the cause of Cuban freedom.
    Even sadder, there is a young widow and four fatherless children today. My heart is completely broken for the Breitbarts.
    Rest in peace, Andrew.

  • asombra

    It's extremely sad, and tragic for his family, but at least he fought the good fight as well as anybody, and considerably better than many who've been elected to do so after promising to do it, and then disappoint big time. Rest in peace, and may he remain an inspiration and an example of what CAN be done.

  • FreedomForCuba

    The good die young and the SOBs grow old to torment the masses. I wonder why God allows it to happen.

  • OmarD

    What a sad reminder to live your day as if were your last. Here today-gone tomorrow. RIP Andrew Breitbart.

  • Gigi

    A stunning and untimely loss, it's been so hard to read the headine. Much like David with a slingshot, Andrew always took the battle to the enemy and was unafraid to engage him; he knew he had truth on his side and that was more than enough. You can't sit through his speeches and remain neutral -- his boldness was contageous. And his wit exceptionally sharp. I will greatly miss him. Hope that his children will grow up and appreciate what a great dad they had, even if he was not with them long enough.

  • Shocked and saddened by this news, he was a warrior for our conservative cause, and a good friend to Cuban exiles. My prayers are with his family.

  • drillanwr

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

    The Daily Kos idiot is looking to get the Westboro Baptist bunch to show up and protest at Breitbart's funeral...