Skip to comments.The Kavanaugh effect: The next Andrew Breitbart is watching
Posted on 10/06/2018 11:19:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Anyone who knew the late Andrew Breitbart knew that there was one seminal moment in his youth that altered the course of his life and, by extension, the course of American history: the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings of 1991.
Fresh from his American history degree at Tulane University, Breitbart was a self-described default liberal. As a child growing up on the tony streets of Brentwood in West Los Angeles, he was surrounded by liberals. The only real and legitimate permissible political identity was liberal. It was my factory setting, he would say. Four years at a liberal arts university did nothing to alter that fact.
So there he was with the rest of America watching the Anita Hill sexual harassment testimony play out on national television. He heard that Judge Thomas was some kind of predatory monster who had to be taken down for his horrible behavior. He tuned in expecting, wanting this man to get what he deserved for being so horrible to Ms. Hill.
I watched Day One, I watched Day Two, I watched the entire thing, he said years later in an interview on C-SPAN. I went from wanting him to be taken down to saying, Wheres the beef? Whats going on here?
I dont understand what Im watching here. I dont understand the color commentary thats on the screen, where theyre saying, Oh, this is outrageous. And I didnt understand the bumper stickers that were going by me on the streets that say I believe Anita. I believe Anita WHAT? Whats going on here?
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I posted this on another thread yesterday.
IMHO there are only so many lies a person can accept, theres a certain level of constant rage that can be maintained.
Rage turns inward with impotence. A desire to overcome that helplessness, regroup, lends itself to being more effective which requires research and discovery.
At this point, a thoughtful person must decide if they are willing to allow their entire worldview, everything they thought was true, to come crashing down or continue their willful self deception.
This works. I remember watching The North hearings on C-Span and thinking wow this guy’s a straight shooter a real Boy Scout. Later I watch the news in the way they were describing him was nothing like I seen. I figured out right then something’s up with their reporting.
The independence of thought being exhibited by Republicans these past few weeks is encouraging for the cause of liberty.
A year or so before the time of America's Revolution, Edmund Burke, in 1775, in his Speech on Conciliation to the Parliament, observed that "spirit" among the then-colonists:
"In other countries, the people, more simple, and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance; here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle. They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze." - Edmund Burke, Speech on Conciliation
Is it just possible--even, if almost improbable, that American citizens, once again, have recovered their ability to "judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle" and have "snuff(ed) the approach of tyranny" in the Progressive/Liberal overplay of their hand regarding a potential Supreme Court Justice who, they believe, will adhere to the Constitution's limitation on power lodged in Progressives in government?
I’m happy to see that Andrew and I turned at the exact same time and for the exact same reason.
Let’s hope there is similar fallout over this latest disgrace.
Americans, if nothing else, have a very good sense of Fair Play.
If they recognize the Left, the media and the Democrat politicians as being part of a concerted effort to unfairly destroy an innocent man, they will either not show up to vote or switch parties from Democrat.
They may also relate or find similarities between the entire Kavanaugh episode and Muellers witch hunt against Trump.
If so, the smell of Victory will be with us for a long time.
Why the press is dying: 'Didn't pause for a moment of reflection'...
I have nieces, nephews, grand kids now facing that dilemma...I’m trying to stay out of the way...
The author makes a great point. And for some, hopefully a lot more than, SOME, when they get out of college, move out of the house and get on their own and life hits them, they’ll wake up. When they realize that their Bernie-Loving boss is still trying to squeeze every nickel out of their paychecks to put in his/her pocket, they’ll realize that all the things they’ve been told and taught at the local university, ain’t necessarily true. Then, the next time they walk into the voting precinct, they’ll have a real decision to make.
I miss Andrew...I wish he were here right now to see what’s going down!, A Supreme victory!
I still remember Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, telling us how Anita Hill’s testimony was so very credible.
Nothing has changed with the leftist media.
All of the leftist media are now telling us how Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony is so very credible.
The leftist media is so incompetent that in 27 years they are unable to come up with a new script.
There’s no more effective conservative than a liberal who finally sees the light.
I can think of a dozen off of the top of my head that fit that description.
I had a similar worldview awakening during the 2000 recount. It was like watching an alternate version of reality, something through the looking-glass.
It’s only gotten worse since then.
I regret his passing extremely. Every time I see his name I think “Why didn’t he have regular heart check-ups?” I know that’s a rather prosaic thought but if only he’d taken care of his health...just damn.
"Credible" is a great word.
It can mean everything from "trustworthy" to "possible."
When you have a word that can mean so many things, you don't drop it.
TY for posting. I was unaware of Breibart history. There are 4 significant events in my lifetime (excluding family) that I will never forget:
Clarence Thomas hearing
9 11 and working in Manhattan that day
Brett Kavanaugh hearings
Everyone said how credible Christine Ford was.
Everyone was afraid to say how bad her testimony was. The disheveled appearance, her entire demeanor were not convincing and strong testimony. Yet everbody in the media said how strong and determined she was.
She provided a ton of material for Saturday Night Live type caricatures, except for that the comedy shows are too afraid to poke fun at her.
Tammy Bruce, and David Horowitz are two of my FAVORITE reformed DEMS they both are GREAT conservatives!!!
Reading the article with tears in my eyes. Breitbart was one of a kind and I adored him. And yes, there are young Breitbarts watching this and getting the truth about how leftists destroy everything they touch. Even if they were raised with liberal factory settings like most of us are now.
BUT LOOK WHAT THEY EFFING DID TO BREITBART IN HIS PRIME.
So, tears in my eyes.
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