Lets Slow Down And Regroup
March 4, 2012 Leave a comment
This is for those of us who, politically speaking, live somewhere on the right side of the aisle.
This is for those of us “on the right” who have recently made heated comments on the whole Sandra Fluke/Rush Limbaugh/advertisers situation.
This is for those of us “on the right” who were affected in some way by the shocking and untimely passing of Andrew Breitbart.
That blog you have in a draft? Don’t post it.
The @-reply to a snarky lefty you have forming in your head? Forget it.
That angry letter to an advertiser that has dropped Rush? Don’t send it.
It was a great ploy, by the left. Lets give them kudos. Applaud their skill.
And whilst they sit smug at their pyrrhic vistory, lets take some time to regroup and find the Breitbart within each of us. We need people on our side of the aisle that have an instinct for or adeptness at using all of the forms of media we have available to us today, and who have the willingness to employ the self-same tactics that they use on the left and in the mainstream media.
There will never be another Andrew Breitbart, of course, but we surely have hundreds who are just as savvy in their own little spheres as he was – bloggers, vloggers, tweople, journalists, videographers, film makers, radio hosts…
Let’s think ourselves in a never ending team sport and right now, our starters are out on the field, (Limbaugh, Hannity, Boortz, Loesch, Bila, Gutfield, Legal Insurrection, The Other McCain, etc.), and we, on the sidelines and in the stands need to get get behind them. We also need to get behind all of the politicians that are for the liberties and freedoms of our Constitution, no matter what party affiliation they profess.
We also have to think of our own place in the team and decide whether we want to stay a fan or a cheerleader, or if we want to be a substitute.
For the fans and cheerleaders: wear the t-shirts, wave the flags and yell the slogans.
For those of us who want to be substitutes, read the founding documents, they are our game plan. And keep at it like Rudy, grinding away at what you do until the time comes and it is your moment to shine. Step on the field with confidence, intensity and passion in what you believe, and make the hits.
I plan to be a substitute…