Does the Tea Party Need More Cleavage? Bookworm Talks Breitbart
Last night, after Andrew Breitbart had already left to catch his plane, a few of us hung around to chat and to try to answer one question: what was the takeaway from Breitbart’s talk? Eat their eyeballs? Women’s dominance in the Tea Party means that men are eunuchs? The fact that the Tea Party needs to sex up a bit (Breitbart suggested cleavage) to attract younger people? Our responsibility to buy tickets to conservative movies even if we don’t attend, because brave Hollywood conservatives need box office support? Nope.
Those were all enjoyable motifs that Breitbart interjected repeatedly to liven up his talk, but the real takeaway message was this one: The true battle today isn’t being fought in the political arena, it’s being fought in the social and culture arena. It’s there that we need to engage the Left; to out-Alinsky the Alinsky-ites; and to call Leftists on their behavior. We can’t be afraid of confrontation, unless that confrontation will utterly destroy our lives and our livelihoods.
Bookworm also teases at the end of the post that she’s on chapter 2 of Righteous Indignation — hinting that perhaps a book review is forthcoming. I’m about 800 words into a draft of my review and hope to have something publishable by the end of the week. I will say, though: Bookworm, you’re in for a treat. The book really takes off 100 pages in at chapter 6.