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RNC Cancels Breitbart Fundraiser [Rescheduled, not canceled]
CNN ^ | Sunday, August 1, 2010 | Mark Preston

Posted on 08/01/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT by kristinn

Edited on 08/01/2010 10:55:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Rescheduled, not cancelled: Breitbart to get RNC invite

The Republican National Committee has cancelled a fundraiser with conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who is under fire for promoting an edited video that falsely portrays former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod as having boasted about discriminating against a white farmer looking for her assistance.

Breitbart was scheduled to appear with RNC Chairman Michael Steele at a reception later this month in Beverly Hills.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/01/2010 3:12:29 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Whoohoo! A new reason to shoot them down next time they call for money.

Cowards.


2 posted on 08/01/2010 3:13:18 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: kristinn

Mmm mmmm, RNC/ Michael Steele quietly takes sides WITH Shirley and the Black Caucus.

Why does he work for the Republicans?


3 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:18 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: kristinn

We’re screwed.

These people are such pussies


4 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:23 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: kristinn

ObabaGoons have finished-off Breitbart. Smoothly done.


5 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:30 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: kristinn

Why do people keep insisting on returning to the OP(formerly the GOP)?


6 posted on 08/01/2010 3:14:30 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: kristinn

The RNC continues to fail to impress me.


7 posted on 08/01/2010 3:15:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn

Steele has to go!


8 posted on 08/01/2010 3:15:32 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Man50D

As opposed to the Dems?


9 posted on 08/01/2010 3:15:47 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: kristinn

The left is after this gentleman hammer and tong. It will be interesting to see if he can weather tha attacks.


10 posted on 08/01/2010 3:16:28 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kristinn

The left is after this gentleman hammer and tong. It will be interesting to see if he can weather the attacks.


11 posted on 08/01/2010 3:16:40 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kristinn

I will go back to funding the RNC when it starts being Republican! Meanwhile I support conservative candidates running in any state.


12 posted on 08/01/2010 3:16:43 PM PDT by Paperdoll (REGISTER TO VOTE THEN DO IT RIGHT!)
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To: mockingbyrd

With friends like this to back you up ... you need to take care of yourself


13 posted on 08/01/2010 3:17:02 PM PDT by RnMomof7 (sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me)
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To: kristinn

Steele takes time out from promoting himself and his book?

Who exactly is still giving money to the RNC?


14 posted on 08/01/2010 3:17:14 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: kristinn

They are afraid of the criticisms that would come from the liberals. In other words, the liberals pretty much define how and what they do or don’t.


15 posted on 08/01/2010 3:17:39 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: kristinn
Mother effing cowards/collaborators in the RNC.

No words. No words suffice.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

16 posted on 08/01/2010 3:18:46 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: kristinn
... Andrew Breitbart, who is under fire for promoting an edited video that falsely portrays former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod as having boasted about discriminating against a white farmer looking for her assistance.

So many lies in one sentence. It wasn't edited. It did not falsely portray her at all. She did boast about discriminating against a white farmer.

17 posted on 08/01/2010 3:19:14 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: kristinn

OMG! I’m so sick of these lily livered, yellow backed jerks! Do they not understand that they are walking the thin line just as much as the Dems are? Losers.


18 posted on 08/01/2010 3:21:11 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: kristinn

... morons....I’d give Andrew money before any of the RNC...more bang for the buck.


19 posted on 08/01/2010 3:22:21 PM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: kristinn
RNC?


20 posted on 08/01/2010 3:24:12 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: kristinn

Steele is a gutless wonder that should have been gone a long time ago.

It doesn’t surprise me that he would side with the black racist’s view of the events.


21 posted on 08/01/2010 3:24:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012....)
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To: Moorings

Are you kidding me??? Ms. Shirley Sherrod is the biggest Black racist bigot alive!!! End of story!!! Remember, folks, November 2, 2010 is coming quickly. Get out and vote to destroy the Democrat “Hate America” political party and their Jeremiah Wright POTUS icon, Barack Hussein Obama!!! End of story!!!


22 posted on 08/01/2010 3:24:28 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: MWestMom

The RNC believes that by kissing the butts of mexicans , blacks , and liberals that they will all become good little Republicans.

Remember when Bush was scorned by the NAACP after he attended one of their functios.

If you do not go to these entitlement crooks with your gift in hand forget them and try to earn the vote of real Americans. Republicans do the opposite.


23 posted on 08/01/2010 3:26:03 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn

No money Steele makes yet another stupid decision.


24 posted on 08/01/2010 3:26:16 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: bboop

The term “Uncle Tom” is used by Blacks to castigate and condemn blacks that do not embattle whites.

I think we can now use the term “Uncle Powell” to refer to blacks who are appointed and promoted by whites and who then use their position to promote black causes and to harm whites.


25 posted on 08/01/2010 3:26:28 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: kristinn
Breitbart did not "edit" the video. He provided a link to the full video. The video does not falsely portray Sherrod as proud of her impulse to be racist: It accurately portrays the NAACP audience as proud of the racist impulse!

The whole point of Breitbart's highlighting the video was to make the point that it is all too easy to find out-of-context videos that appear to show someone as racist, and all to easy to show racist sentiments among audiences—whether or not such videos present the real story.

One moral of the story is that it's all too easy to smear people as racist, to ruin their reputations, regardless of whether they deserve it. That was Breitbart's point, and he's made it quite emphatically.

26 posted on 08/01/2010 3:26:37 PM PDT by sourcery (Repeal BummerCare!)
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To: kristinn

Let the moderates support the GOP. Conservative must support the NRCC (to retake the House), individual senate and house candidates, and the RGA. If you have money left, give to the NRSC (although this might be a stretch). But not to the GOP until better leadership is in place!


27 posted on 08/01/2010 3:26:50 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: kristinn
12. There are three ways in which a ruler can bring misfortune upon his army:--

13. (1) By commanding the army to advance or to retreat, being ignorant of the fact that it cannot obey. This is called hobbling the army.

14. (2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant of the conditions which obtain in an army. This causes restlessness in the soldier's minds.

15. (3) By employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes the confidence of the soldiers.

So the RNC is once again 0-3 on the Sun Tzu incompetence scale.

28 posted on 08/01/2010 3:27:08 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: pabianice

No, they’ve finished him off as far as the two-party system is concerned.

But there is a viable third party now, a true grassroots party, and THAT is the group of patriots that Breitbart represents.


29 posted on 08/01/2010 3:27:51 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: kristinn

THat’s right! The RNC needs to believe the ABSOLUTE worst about yet ANOTHER ally! Throw yet ANOTHER asset UNDER THE BUS! Give me yet ANOTHER REASON why I am NOT a Republican!


30 posted on 08/01/2010 3:27:51 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: kristinn

Since I’ve decided not to contribute to anymore big government supporters I’ve decided it’s better to contribute to Big Government.com instead.


31 posted on 08/01/2010 3:28:46 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: bboop

Steele works for Republicans? Since when?


32 posted on 08/01/2010 3:29:13 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Venturer

If Obama is running...you can kiss all you want....Blacks will vote for him...They become blind to white. They don’t even know why they vote...they just know he’s black...and cool...the same as they love the little Jackson perv...


33 posted on 08/01/2010 3:29:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: bboop

lol...big mistake.


34 posted on 08/01/2010 3:29:50 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Pan_Yan

YES!

This is a a fight for all our futures, our lives and those of future generations. This is not a sparring match.

FIGHT TO WIN!


35 posted on 08/01/2010 3:31:04 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bboop; Candor7; freekitty; Kaslin; bitt; Bitsy; MamaDearest; rodguy911; blackbart.223; jesseam; ...

How do we get rid of Steele? He’s an embarrassing eunuch. Anyone have a direct number to the RNC that they will answer. I call and the phone rings and rings and rings.


36 posted on 08/01/2010 3:31:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: kristinn

I think I’ll donate to Breitbart instead of the GOP, then.


37 posted on 08/01/2010 3:32:46 PM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: kristinn

CNN getting it wrong again. Breitbart was highlighting the NAACLP audience members cheering for the racist part of her story. He never was demonstrating that she was a racist.


38 posted on 08/01/2010 3:32:58 PM PDT by carmody
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Is there anybody home at the RNC?.....or even of the Republican party in general? I hear the ladies speaking out but the guys are just plain dormant! H-E-L-L-O!

Much like the Whitehouse...nobody’s home..they aren’t even “present” any longer!!!!


39 posted on 08/01/2010 3:34:56 PM PDT by caww
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

So now the divorce is final? Yeehaw!

More tapes to come...... probably with some RINO cameos.


40 posted on 08/01/2010 3:35:42 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: kristinn

I’ll second the “cowards” comment.


41 posted on 08/01/2010 3:37:13 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Never on my watch

... and his original article pointed out that she had changed. His contention was that the reaction of the NAACP crowd during the unrepenetent portion of the speech was what was racist.


42 posted on 08/01/2010 3:37:27 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: kristinn

Dumb move of teh week! RNC needs Breitbart far more than Breitbart needs the RNC.

Hmmmn - now that I think of it, I don’t need RNC either.

;-)


43 posted on 08/01/2010 3:37:27 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: kristinn

RNC TOLL FREE:

1-800-4-IDIOTS


44 posted on 08/01/2010 3:37:30 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: mockingbyrd
Amen what you said, in BOLD:

Whoohoo! A new reason to shoot them down next time they call for money.

Cowards.

I plan also to scribble down the new reason for no money from me on all fund-raising junk mail and make use of their postage-paid return envelope.

Bastards.

45 posted on 08/01/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
No, they’ve finished him off as far as the two-party system is concerned.

But there is a viable third party now, a true grassroots party, and THAT is the group of patriots that Breitbart represents.

Amen, brother.

The mistake is buying into the idea that the RNC is the party. They are not. WE are the party, and we shall demonstrate it at primary elections by supporting the Tea Party candidates. If there is no Tea Party candidate, and the incumbent is a RINO, then support any primary challenger who looks good.

Send no money to the RNC, only to individual candidates. If the RNC has no money to distribute for campaigns, then it becomes unimportant.

46 posted on 08/01/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: kristinn
Was the video overdubbed like old Soviet propaganda or something? I saw and heard it myself. The only way that "portrayal" was false is if she didn't actually say what she said.

This is seriously getting spooky, our self-styled "betters" just decide something inconvenient to their agenda wasn't said or done, the media then fall in line by tailoring their reports accordingly, and a large percentage of the people go right along with it.

We're further down the road to serfdom than is commonly supposed, even on FR, if this sort of bald-faced, brazen propaganda verging on mind control is allowed to stand.

47 posted on 08/01/2010 3:38:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kristinn

Andrew will recover. I’m not sure that the RNC will.


48 posted on 08/01/2010 3:38:06 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: tet68

A lib friend I talked to today said, “Well you’re a Republican!” I informed him that I was a Conservative Independent.
Wait until the dirt really breaks on how dirty Sherrod is. Where’s that 13 million honey? Scam us much?


49 posted on 08/01/2010 3:38:22 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kristinn

This is how our side effs up ALL THE TIME!


50 posted on 08/01/2010 3:38:49 PM PDT by jocon307
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