In mid-April, professional blogger Andrew Breitbart came to Madison to show his support for Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on worker rights. He shared a stage with other notable speakers like Sarah Palin and Vicki McKenna.
Of course the tea party’s puny turnout was overshadowed by the huge uprising of middle-class workers and labor union supporters, but Breitbart definitely gave a performance to remember. Here he his in April telling working class demonstrators to “Go to hell!” The insanity starts at 0:00 but gets interesting at 1:25:
Recently, Walker defender Breitbart was caught on camera advocating for actual armed violence against workers and unions, saying:
“There are times where I’m not thinking as clearly as I should, and in those unclear moments, I always think to myself, ‘Fire the first shot.’ ‘Bring it on.’ Because I know who’s on our side. And they know that they can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns. I’m not kidding.”
Extreme rhetoric like this is nothing new. In his infamous call with who he thought was billionaire David Koch, Gov. Walker let it slip that he had considered sending in agitators to the huge crowd — full of men, women, and children of all ages — who were protesting Walker’s extreme agenda. He even joked he kept a Louisville Slugger with him.