John Hanlon

Some on the left-- in a sign of restraint and compassion—even praised Breitbart’s work yesterday. Politico.com reported that Arianna Huffington released a statement noting that instead of focusing on Breitbart’s work in the political world, all she could think about “is what Andrew meant to me as a friend, starting from when we worked together — his passion, his exuberance, his fearlessness.” And in her Twitter feed, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile added that despite the battles between the two of them, she considered him  “a genius.”

Of course, there are hundreds on the left who used Breitbart’s tragic death to spread venom and lies about the conservative warrior. If Breitbart was able to view these disgusting tweets, one assumes that he would happily retweet the vitriol and negativity to show the anger and coldness that he faced every day while he was alive. 

In the end, Breitbart leaves a powerful legacy that no one can take away from him. Each day, he stood up for conservative values and ideas and in his passing, he has left us a series of websites and a family of contributors who have now been given a platform to fight for their own ideals.

I, for one, feel lucky to be a part of it.

Andrew Breitbart will be missed.


John Hanlon

John Hanlon is the Operations Manager of Townhall.com. He can be found on Twitter @johnhanlon.