Perhaps more than any of the conference’s guests over the years, Andrew Breitbart has emerged as a unique figure at CPAC, partly for his ability to work the CPAC crowd over the job President Obama has done while in office. But much of it has to do with his work at CPAC outside of his speeches – his ability to engage just about anybody.
Last night, Breitbart walked outside the hotel hosting the conference to address Occupy protesters, demanding they “behave yourselves” and “stop raping people.”
While there is a great deal of yelling going on in this video, Breitbart sticks to a few main sentences: “behave yourselves,” “you are freaks and animals,” and “stop raping people.” Meanwhile, some of the protesters can be clearly heard chanting “racist, sexist, anti-gay; right wing bigots, go away.” Finally, the police show up and drag Breitbart from the crowd.
For those sympathetic to the Occupy movement, the image of Breitbart being held back while yelling the same sentences over and over at a somewhat bewildered crowd will resonate as more evidence that Breitbart is angry and not worth listening to.
This is an example of why people like Breitbart might think twice before appearing in public while intoxicated or off their meds.