Video – Andrew Breitbart’s Call to #War

May 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm (#War, 2012 Election, Andrew Breitbart, Ben Howe, CPAC, Mitt Romney, President Obama, Two Paths)

Still questioning whether or not you can vote for Mitt Romney?  If, after watching this video from Ben Howe, you’re still unsure, then you really need to question yourself.

Howe uses an epic speech that the late but great Andrew Breitbart delivered at CPAC this year, calling on people to choose between two paths – Obama or a candidate they might not find to be 100% perfect.

Breitbart had this to say:

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!

When I walk through CPAC or a I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care – black, white, gay, and straight – anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker.

And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with [a certain] candidate, more than shame on you! You’re on the other side!

This video is many things.

It is a summation of the failed Obama experiment.

It is the greatness of Andrew Breitbart and Ben Howe.

And it is a declaration of #war.

What bunker will you be in?

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Bloggers Club Announces Breitbart Scholarship and Memorial Website

March 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm (Ali Akbar, Amy Kremer, Andrew Breitbart, Anthony Weiner, Blog Bash, Breitbart Scholarship Fund, CPAC, National Bloggers Club, Washington)

I urge all of you to consider checking out the memorial website…

Washington, DC:

The National Bloggers Club, a new non-profit providing a loose association for free market bloggers, has officially announced a grant program for young citizen journalists in honor of Andrew Breitbart’s legacy, the Breitbart Scholarship Fund. The fund has been set up in conjunction with a website, RememberBreitbart.com, dedicated to showcasing Andrew’s fans and showcase his work.

Visitors of the website will be able to donate to the fund, apply for grants and submit their own videos to a library of fans memorializing Breitbart.

Prior to his death, Breitbart attended a National Bloggers Club event, Blog Bash at CPAC. There he was given the “Changing the Narrative” award for his work exposing the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal. Shortly after, Breitbart had indicated he would join the Board of Directors for the National Bloggers Club.

This wasn’t Breitbart’s first Blog Bash event. He had been a supporter for over 2 years.
“Not in a million years did I ever imagine that we would lose Andrew just weeks after I handed him the only award — from what I’m told — that he would receive recognizing his work. I knew we wanted to do something special to honor this man and make him a legacy, so when I was approached about having the National Bloggers Club ‘do something’ in Andrew’s memory, we jumped.” said National Bloggers Club President Ali A. Akbar.

In the weeks following his passing bloggers and activists have held memorial events across the country including Washington, DC, New York, Michigan and Texas “to honor his legacy and renew the commitment to fight the good fight” according to Tea Party Express Chairman and National Bloggers Club Advisory Board Member Amy Kremer.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the Breitbart Scholarship Fund can go to http://www.RememberBreitbart.com. All grants will be reviewed by a board overseen by Andrew’s friends, former colleagues and other bloggers.

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Weekend Recession: Andrew Breitbart’s 2012 CPAC Speech

March 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm (Andrew Breitbart, Breitbart, Candidate, Conservative, CPAC, GOP, Kurt Cobain, Media, Republican, Speech, Susie Bean, Weekend Recession)

Normally, we like to leave you with something funny to look at over the weekend – whether it’s Elmo singing ‘I’m Sexy and I know It’, or a baby playing ping-pong, etc…

But the world become a little less funnier this week with the unexpected announcement that conservative media icon, Andrew Breitbart, had passed away.

Breitbart was essentially the Kurt Cobain of political media, saying things that were on the minds of conservatives, but delivered in a way that only he could.  He was bright, funny, accommodating, and by all accounts the hardest working man in media.

So this weekend we are simply giving you the complete clip from his speech at CPAC, just a few weeks ago.  It is funny in and of itself, but again ends with a tremendously important point that can’t be stressed enough:

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! …

When I walk through CPAC or a I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care – black, white, gay, and straight – anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker.

And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with [a certain] candidate, more than shame on you! You’re on the other side!

It is also sad to see a man so vibrant and full of energy, that he stole the show at CPAC, and to know that just a short time later he is gone.  But the fight carries on.

Our condolences to his wife, Susie, his four young children, and the rest of his family and friends…

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Alexa Shrugged: My 5 Favorite Pictures from CPAC 2012

February 15, 2012 at 12:57 am (april gregory, Blog Con, Bradying, CPAC, michelle lancaster, Newt Gingrich, Newt Judges You, Occupy CPAC, orlibertygal, pieces of flair, skigarmisch, stephen kruiser)

Ok, considering I only took about 20 pictures, this list isn’t all that exciting.  I worked and didn’t go out Thursday or Friday and was sick on Saturday so I missed out on a TON of fun and I am really disappointed.  I miss CPAC already – can’t wait for 2013, in so many ways!

Michelle Lancaster (@SkiGarmisch on Twitter) – and a Giants fan – Bradying over our choices for the GOP nominee.

Newt looks right at me.  And judges me.

Occupy Protesters dressed up as the “1% Tax Dodgers” get kicked out of the hotel by security.

My 16 pieces of flair – I went above the bare minimum – that I collected from all the CPAC booths!

Kristina R. (@ORLibertyGal), April Gregory (@AprilDGregory), and Stephen F-ing Kruiser (@StephenKruiser) being social at dinner. I hope to redeem myself at Blog Con in April.

Cross-posted from AlexaShrugged.com

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Allen West: Americans Are Truly Conservative

February 11, 2012 at 9:11 am (Allen West, Compassion, CPAC, Democrats, Economy, Entitlements, Liberals, Republicans)

This man will be President one day.  He was far and away the most powerful speaker at yesterday’s CPAC conference in Washington, DC.

Last month, West opened the door to a possible Vice-Presidential role, though he scarcely seems like a supporting role type of character.  He is a leader.  That said, should Romney or Gingrich win the nomination, they would be wise to give West serious consideration as their running mate.  It would give them credibility in areas such as foreign policy and national defense, as well as giving them added credibility with staunch conservatives – a group disenchanted with current establishment candidates.


Via CPAC:

Rep. Allen West, R-Florida, said conservatism is still alive during his address Friday to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “If Americans take time to think about what they truly believe, they will find out they are conservatives,” West said.

West was just getting started.  He absolutely knocked it out of the park when he drove home the following points about a liberal reliance on government.

From The Hill:

West delivered a forceful rebuke of both Democrats and government programs to help the needy as he addressed activists at Washington, D.C.’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
“It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons,” West said.
“Liberals worry that what’s best for the individual might not be better for the public at large,” said the Florida congressman. “But that philosophy assumes something vicious about each and every one of us. It assumes we only care about ourselves.”

Then there was this takeaway line:

He told activists that when conservatives object to expanded entitlements and redistribution of wealth, they are accused of having no compassion.

“Of course we have compassion. We just don’t believe the safety net should be used as a hammock,” he said to boisterous applause. 

A safety net – not a hammock.


Thank God for men like Allen West.

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