What I think Andrew Breitbart was trying to get each good, decent American to do was encapsulated nicely in his comments at the Conservative Political Action Conference recently in Washington, D.C., as set forth on the graphic below.
He wanted us to join him, to unite with him. He defined the enemy as the totalitarians that they are. He did not care whom the nominee of the Republican Party turns out to be — rather, he cared just that we would unite behind that nominee and do everything each of us could do to get out the vote so that the nominee would win the election.
Breitbart understood that the Dominant Democrat Media Complex essentially acts as the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. And so he wanted to tear it apart and expose it and destroy it. A good strategy. And implicit in his plea to good, decent Americans to unite behind the Republican nominee was another strategy which I don’t believe he talked about very much because I don’t believe he understood the need for it. At least I did not see any discussion about it in his book, Righteous Indignation.
Yes, we must try to destroy the Dominant Democrat Media Complex. And we must rally around our nominee. But how best to do the latter?
I never had a chance to talk to Breitbart, but if I had I would have tried to explain to him as quickly as possible The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy; that we conservatives needed to, as we were trying to destroy the Dominant Democrat Media Complex, rebuild the Republican Party at the local level, where we each lived, by filling up all of the vacant neighborhood precinct committeeman slots, half of which are currently vacant. And I think he would have agreed with that strategy as well.
Few of us have the oratorical skills of Breitbart or the wherewithal to become him. But, each of us can “channel our inner Breitbart” where we live to help get out the vote in November for the Republican Party presidential nominee and all of the other Republican candidates who will need our help to win their elections. And, some of us do have the time to at least attend our local Republican Party committee meetings to find out how to become a voting member of the Party to help make it stronger and, by our participation in the elections of the party officerrs (which only precinct committeemen may vote in), make the Party “more conservative.” While Breitbart did not come to the Republican Party and conservatism through the Party itself, as he explained in his address to the RightOnline conference in Minneapolis in June of 2011, I think he would have agreed that we conservatives need to unite politically inside the Republican Party itself and that, obviously, a full-strength, solidly conservative Party at all levels (local, county, state and national) would be far preferable than the current Party, which, at the neighborhood, precinct level only has about half of the precinct committeeman slots filled, has about one third of the precincts with not even a single precinct committeeman, and has about a 50-50 split ideologically between conservatives and moderates (which is reflected in the make up of the Republican National Committee officers elected by the RNC committeemen).
If you have the time, please watch Breitbart’s remarks to the RightOnline Conference attendees:
Channel Your INNER BREITBART!!!
In 2012, will YOU become a “voting member” of the Republican Party in your precinct?