When SEAL Team Six took out Osama bin Laden last year, there was widespread celebration across America. Many on the political left, however, affected a moral revulsion at the jubilation. Celebrating the death of any man is unseemly, immoral, even anti-American, they argued.
Any man except a political enemy, that is. As soon as the news spread of last week’s untimely death of conservative super-journalist Andrew Breitbart, many began dancing on their arch-enemy’s grave in gleeful, macabre celebration.
Breitbart, 43, was the relentless, charismatic warrior behind the conservative new media that was pounding the left with devastating exposés on ACORN, Pigford, and “Weinergate,” among others. Like other conservative political pugilists such as David Horowitz, Breitbart was a former leftist himself who understood well that politics is war, and that the left fights to win. He railed against the inability of conservatives to grasp this, and urged them to go on the offensive and destroy the left’s hateful false narrative. Also like Horowitz, Breitbart’s intimate understanding of the enemy earned him their most vicious hatred.
And so, immediately as the news of his death broke, the left began lobbing disgusting and ghoulish volleys online. Conservative websites like blogger Michelle Malkin began compiling a repugnant litany from the social network Twitter, such as this sensitive eulogy: “America truly lost an asshole. I’m sure Satan will treat him good.” This is precisely the kind of ugliness directed at the bulletproof Breitbart on Twitter on a daily basis, which he enjoyed retweeting to his many followers in order to expose the left’s true nature.
TheBlaze.com listed more tweets which reveal their barely literate authors’ unrestrained ugliness and cruelty:
@darrenfiorello: Andrew Breitbart died? Is it wrong that I’m happier about that than when they got bin Laden and Saddam?
@johnkapp: Andrew Breitbart was a racist, sexist, homophobe. Good riddance.
@jeffglasse: Andrew Breitbart now enjoying afternoon tea with Hitler #goodriddanceyouhack
@AlmightyBob: @AndrewBreitbart haha youre dead and in hell being a gay with hitler
@Chico Delainky: I wonder how #AndrewBreitbart died? If he was found with some type of foreign object in his butt., that would be really funny.
@dufus: Did we cry when Hitler died? No.. #Breitbart see you in hell asshole
And how about this particularly depraved gem?
That’s right: in addition to celebrating his death, Alex Prestin wishes AIDS on Breitbart’s widow and four young children.
Of course, anyone who has spent fifteen minutes on the internet knows that it is ordinarily packed to the virtual gills anyway with mean-spirited bullies emboldened by anonymity. Yet even keeping that in mind, it’s difficult for decent human beings to comprehend the vicious glee over Breitbart’s demise, just as it’s mystifying why so many on the left irrationally view him as worse than Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and bin Laden.
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