Archive for March 1st, 2012

VIDEO: Remembering Andrew Breitbart

- March 1st, 2012

COLUMN: Worthington – Economic conditions favour Romney over Obama

- March 1st, 2012

Economy works in Romney’s favour

by Peter Worthington

The impressive thing about Mitt Romney’s three-point (41% to 39%) win over Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary is that a couple of weeks ago polls showed Romney some 15 points behind Santorum.

Exit polls showed that 10% of those who voted were Democrats, 50% of whom voted for Santorum in hopes that he’ll be the Republican candidate for president and be chopped liver for Barack Obama to chew up.

It turns out that Santorum spent the last few days of the Michigan campaign financing robocalls to Democrats to come out and vote, since Michigan is one of those states where any registered voter can participate.

It didn’t work, but it was close. Read more…

COLUMN: Duhaime – Everyone in Quebec hates Canada, except the people

- March 1st, 2012

Quebec politicians don’t speak for majorit

by Eric Duhaime

Over the past few months, the Liberal government in Quebec City has orchestrated a big campaign against Stephen Harper’s agenda of law and order. The provincial justice minister, Jean-Marc Fournier, even went to Ottawa twice to beg the Conservatives in private to soften their new crime bill C-10 while bashing them in public.

Our political elites in La Belle Province have even started to create another narrative in the mythology about the different “values” of Quebecers to express their disdain for the proposed legislation — sounds like a bad Bloc Québécois slogan, doesn’t it? They pretend that we, Quebecers, are less like the violent ­— read barbaric — Americans who have created super-max prisons to deal with violent crimes. Read more…

RIP: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)

- March 1st, 2012

I can’t say that I knew Andrew Breitbart well, in fact I only met him in person a little over a month ago at CPAC in Washington. I had followed his career for years, read his websites and his bestseller Righteous Indignation which is a wonderful manifesto for conservative activists.

Yet meeting him showed me a side that did not always show up in his public persona.

Andrew was warm, generous and of course passionate. The news of his death, posted at Breitbart.com by his best friend and business partner Larry Solov is a shock. Andrew was just 43 years old.

In his short time on this planet he was a son, husband and father of four. It is his wife and children that we should all be thinking about now. Regardless of our politics we are all human, we all have families and in times like these we all suffer.

What is incredible about Andrew’s story is what he was able accomplish in his far too short life. He worked with matt Drudge on the Drudge Report in its early days, he helped Adrianna Huffington launch the Huffington Post and then ventured out, with Larry, to lauch his Breitbart series of websites.

Andrew truly was a new media pioneer.

He was also a warrior as you can see in this clip, H/T fivefeetoffury.com

Here is the first part of our chat in Washington.

Here is our chat on how the right can fight back.

 

I’m looking forward to his movie more than ever now, Hating Breitbart, his answer to the critics.