July 26th, 2010
05:38 PM ET
12 years ago

Breitbart to headline RNC fundraiser

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/26/art.breitbart1.gi.jpg caption="Andrew Breitbart is scheduled to appear at an August event in Beverly Hills."](CNN) - Conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart will headline a fundraiser this August hosted by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele in Beverly Hills.

A Republican National Committee spokesperson confirmed to CNN a report in Talking Points Memo, which also published a copy of the event invitation.

Called "Election Countdown," the event will run from August 12-14 with Steele and Breitbart top-billed for the Friday evening welcome reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Breitbart has been under fire for posting an edited video clip that seemed to show then-Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod talking about how she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance. The controversy led to a rush to judgment and Sherrod's forced resignation, only for her to be vindicated once her full speech came to light. By the end of last week, she was receiving official apologies and a phone call from President Obama.

Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Breitbart • Michael Steele • RNC
soundoff (100 Responses)
  1. themom

    It would be bad Karma to wish that he choke on the rubbery chicken he will be served at the fundraiser.

    July 26, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  2. Bill

    This guy is a bully. A con artist. A fame seeker. He look s like he's a preacher in this photo. Judging from his "message" of hate and deception, he should become an ordained Catholic minister.

    July 26, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  3. Hugo

    The liberals in America are too stupid to see what Brietbart did with his video, they still think it was about Shirley what's her name. It showed the NAACP for what it is, a double standard in an America that no longer needs its race pimps...
    Thank God for guys like this and Glenn Beck, otherwise it would be a silent revolution, at least now mainstream America is awake.

    July 26, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Ben

    I love this. Let the GOP make an ill-informed, racist windbag the voice of their party. That ought to swing some independent voters over to their side. *rolls eyes*

    July 26, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. tj

    I am indep and I will never vote for rep. American please wake up and think for urself and we have no solutions for all the problems we are facing. Tax cut to rich people and businesses does not work. God help us and show us the truth

    July 26, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. Brian

    Two Liars at one even, great!

    July 26, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  7. Ted

    Wow – Blowhard Steele and Blowharder Breitbart will be the top billed folks at the RNC lesbian bondage club get togehter. Will Sarah the quitter, Sharon Angle the idiot and Michelle Bachman the moron be the entertainment? How fatboy Limbarf and Beck and Hannity? Surely they could be entertainment.

    I cannot believe the party of Bush/Reagan/Nixon etc has allowed these blowhard racist bigotted delusional idiots to take over the pontification and message of the Republican party.

    Obama as president forever

    July 26, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Nice all the Beverly Hills elitists will be there I'm sure. Maybe they will offer him a lucrative Puritan-Conservative Reality TV show...to talk about spinning lies, hatred, illiteracy and lunacy.

    July 26, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain

    The GOP has devolved into a bunch of nasty, lying, money-grubbing jerks who reward hypocritical, bully behavior. Breitbart fits right in!

    The GOP has only TIRED-AND-FAILED policies, so all they've got to offer is to make a lot of noise, scare and divide people.

    They want us to believe that by putting them back into power, our country will be better. Given that their policies are what drove us into the ditch in the first place, it makes absolutely no sense to ever vote Republican again (at least until they regain a little sanity).

    July 26, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    Breitbart and his edited video ... typical of the sleezy Republican tactics that we rightly have come to expect ... because the REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO OFFER OUR COUNTRY EXCEPT FEAR, DIVISION, LIES AND HATE.

    I can hardly wait until November when Americans hand them their fannies at the voting booth!

    July 26, 2010 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  11. Tom-Vermillion, Ohio

    Just goes to show the GOPs 'true' colors. What next? Will Texas and Tennessee actually secede from the Union? Who will head the New Confederacy? Will the Union get the Nukes out on time? When will books start burning? What will the New Constitution look like? Will those who want to leave be allowed to?...Gee Whiz....I can't wait to hear Wolf Blitzer report on this!

    July 26, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  12. Mark, Phoenix

    The Gay Blade of the GOP. Just what they need to further splinter the party. Thanks, Michael!

    July 26, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  13. Carrotroot

    If the Republicans are OK with having this guy headline at a fund raiser, then maybe they can get ol' Madoff out of prison to do a few fund raising events for them as well.

    July 26, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  14. A Patriot American Sailor

    That didn't take long for the GOP to snag someone popular and flaunt him all over their ralies like a used rug. Brietbart is this years Joe the Plummer(or Palin).

    July 26, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. Sean the thinker

    This is good news for the Democrats. Andrew Briebart is a gift that will continue to give.

    July 26, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. NewsFlash . . .

    Scum sucking worm to addess leach convention.

    July 26, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  17. hjs3

    Fraud is nothing new to these people.
    We are just getting though eight years of it and the good news keeps coming....

    A/B is a perfect keynote speaker too...
    No shame here...none at all.

    July 26, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  18. Sharron

    More evidence that the Republican Party is supporting and allowing more and more Activists to spread their Hate,and Racial agenda......this party is so desperate that they will let anyone speak at their conventions or Fundraisers.......You need to get rid of Micheal Steele if this is his idea......because this just shows how lame this man (STEELE) is ..........

    July 26, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  19. Dewey, Cheathem and Howe

    Steele is a saleout plain and simple.

    July 26, 2010 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  20. Larry

    This keeps getting better and better. Breitbart headlining a fund raiser for the RNC!

    Republicans, don't bother showing up at the polls in November–we've made up our minds!

    July 26, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  21. Tony

    He should fit in well with the party of liars!

    July 26, 2010 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  22. Jeff in Houston

    Don't forget your brown shirts and jack boots! You know all THE facists will be there. You can check your mind at the door. See ya there!

    July 26, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  23. Greg Smith

    Why use such an inflammatory and controversial person to espouse the republican narrative? It's not about the truth, it's about emotions. Generate emotions based on negative and factually questionable, at best, rhetoric and the dollars come in. Sad state of affairs indeed.

    July 26, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  24. Darth Cheney

    Just keep doubling down, you idiots.

    July 26, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  25. guy from NM

    Just like a hand in a glove,they fit together

    July 26, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
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