Andrew Breitbart still invited to postponed RNC fundraiser

The Republican Party will still host the radioactive propagandist some time after Labor Day

Topics: Andrew Breitbart, War Room, 2010 Elections, Michael Steele, Republican Party,

Andrew Breitbart still invited to postponed RNC fundraiser

The RNC has been struggling to raise money lately, so a big-ticket Southern California fundraiser featuring beloved American Entertainer Andrew Breitbart seemed like a wonderful idea — but, for some reason, the proposed fundraiser has been postponed!

There was speculation, initially, that the event was canceled due to the recent incident in which Mr. Breitbart smeared an honorable public servant named Shirley Sherrod, by posting a misleadingly edited video clip and falsely accusing her of racism against some  white people whose farm she saved, many years ago.

Ms. Sherrod was promptly fired, because the administration was worried that Glenn Beck would call her a racist. She is suing Breitbart, who was roundly and finally called a bullshit artist by the members of the press that he professes to be warring with but with whom he is actually in a parasitic relationship.

So did the RNC wise up and decide not to embrace the unhinged, race-baiting Breitbart? No, they just moved the event to September because the big spenders weren’t signing up for the August date. So now the “final event” before the election in California, at which the party will raise its get-out-the-vote campaign money, is scheduled for some time after Labor Day. And Breitbart is totally still invited, if he can fit it into his schedule. Perhaps RNC head Michael Steele can help with Breitbart’s road to redemption, by helping him to understand urban-suburban hip-hop settings.



Let’s hope Breitbart can still make it! I mean the guy is busy — when he’s not screaming about things on Fox, he is screaming about things at “minority-based Tea Party events” he organizes to prove once and for all that the Tea Parties are not even a little bit racist.

(That event, in Philadelphia, went swimmingly. 300 mostly white people showed up and other organizers expressed their discomfort with the presence of the suddenly tarnished Breitbart.)

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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