“ust to stir up the brain dead followers. “
Sort of. When Obama takes Rush down, after a few years of lies and distortions and ever-intensifying attacks, the brain dead followers will be happy.
You have to prepare people for change, and the best policy is to manipulate them into asking for change.
It's been going on under people's complacent noses for YEARS.
We already know what all of the tactics that B.O. and his operatives are using against -THE MIDDLE CLASS in general - and Rush Limbaugh in particular, because Saul Alinsky listed them in his books and B.O. taught them to other radicals in Chicago.
"Rules for Radicals" begins with an unusual tribute: "From all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom Lucifer."
"... Alinsky asserted that he was more concerned with the acquisition of power than anything else: "My aim here is to suggest how to organize for power: how to get it and how to use it."
...Alinsky advises his followers that the poor have no power and that the real target is the middle class:
"Organization for action will now and in the decade ahead center upon America's white middle class. That is where the power is.
"... Our rebels have contemptuously rejected the values and the way of life of the middle class. They have stigmatized it as materialistic, decadent, bourgeois, degenerate, imperialistic, war-mongering, brutalized and corrupt.
They are right; but we must begin from where we are if we are to build power for change, and the power and the people are in the middle class majority."
..Alinsky's radicals found a perfect vehicle for their destruction of the American system and more particularly for taking and maintaining power. That instrument was the Democratic Party. (We all know the infamous "Tax cuts for the middle class" mantra of the Democrats.)
In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky says: Here I propose to present an arrangement of certain facts and general concepts of change, a step toward a science of revolution.
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it."