That quote is from a famous general, can you guess which one, the battle he said it before? Save that for later, for now, I have to get to the latest on the Team Kimberlin front. Stacy McCain has the best coverage, in my view anyway, and in his view the beginning of the end for Team “K” may be near.
Until a month ago, Brett Kimberlin and his associates had recorded what must have seemed, from their perspective, to be an uninterrupted series of victories in their ruthless war against their chosen targets. They had sued Seth Allen, threatened Patrick “Patterico” Frey, gotten Aaron Walker and his wife fired from their jobs, and harassed or menaced in various ways a number of other people, including Mandy Nagy, James O’Keefe and the late Andrew Breitbart.
What is amazing is how this intimidation campaign had gone on for months, dating back at least to October 2010 and involving multiple targets, without gaining wider attention.
Today — 30 days since Walker published his 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge — the tables have clearly turned. More and more people are learning the shocking truth about Brett Kimberlin, his criminal past, the suspicious activities of Kimberlin’s 501(c) non-profits, the bizarre behavior of Kimberlin’s associates and the still-mysterious “SWATtings” of Mike Stack, Patterico and Erick Erickson. Members of Congress have called for an investigation and major organizations like the American Center for Law and Justice have become involved.
Friday night, we got yet another Memeorandum thread, this one onDavid Hogberg’s report at Investors Business Daily that criminal charges against Aaron Walker have been dismissed, although the ridiculous “peace order” against Walker apparently remains in effect.Michelle Malkin calls it a ”free speech win,” but warns that there is still “a long fight ahead on many fronts.”
Indeed, while we are clearly winning, we have not yet won, and there can be no letting up in this fight so long as “Team Kimberlin” (to use Ken at Popehat’s excellent phrase) continues to menace innocent Americans whose only “crime” is telling the truth
Yes, the fact is that Team Kimberlin made a mistake when they poked the hornets nest by targeting Stacy McCain for
intimidation. The groundswell of anger this created amongst McCain’s fellow bloggers, and indeed friends in many cases, led to a counter attack by dozens and dozens of blogs. That led to some coverage on ABC, Fox, CNN, Glenn Beck, and eventually Congress started to speak out. At that point, perhaps Team Kimberlin should have seen the writing on the wall. But, perhaps arrogance got the better of them, who knows. Maybe they just never expected to be met with resistance. The Left has been wining the intimidation game for a while, and perhaps they just ASSumed McCain would just shirk away. Well, they were wrong!
Stacy, in his post quotes Bob Belvedere, quoting the great George S. Patton
Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints is fond of quoting General Patton’s famous lecture on tactics:
“Now there’s another thing I want you to remember. I don’t want to get any messages saying that ‘we are holding our position.’ We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the ass. We’re going to kick the hell out of him all the time and we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose!”
Indeed! This led me to quote another great general, and great man in my blog post title. So, anyone know who spoke those words right before their greatest, and last victory? If not, here you go
On May 2, 1863, General Lee sent Stonewall Jackson, with 28,000 men, on march around the right flank of Joseph Hookers Army of the Potomac. As Jackson prepared to launch the assault that would crush Hookers flank, and deliver the final, and likely greatest victory for Lee and Jackson, he looked at the men who were with him, and who would be leading the assault. Many were from the Virginia Military Institute, where Jackson had taught before the war. Jackson turned to one of them, Colonel Thomas Mumford and said “The Institute will be heard from today”.
Well, Team Kimberlin, it appears the Conservative Blogosphere is being heard from doesn’t it?