Sarah Palin picks up the mantle of a fallen hero at Breitbart.com: “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.”
Breitbart’s mission, she says, like hers, was not just to expose liberal corruption–it was to protect the innocent targets of its malevolence:
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.
One of her readers was so inspired he posted this comment: “All joking aside, the only explanation to the hatred that liberal show toward their opponents is “evilness”. Many liberals won’t even try to debate a conservative, especially one with strong Christian values. The take to name calling and lying rather than discuss issues. These liberals frequently taken on traits of Satan himself!”
Richard Hofstadter, as always, saw what was happening half a century ago: “Since what is at stake is always a conflict between absolute good and absolute evil,” he wrote in The Paranoid Style in American Politics, “The the quality needed is not a willingness to compromise but the will to fight things out to a finish.”
And fight they will.
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