That's not the point of what the leftist are trying to do. They are not afraid of Rush. It is simply part o f their plan to methodically demonize and eventually eliminate all opposition and dissenting points of view.
Rush is the biggest so they intend to take him down first. If successful then all others will be attacked and eliminated. This is just the first battle in their war to eliminate free speech and organized dissent to their NWO plans.
Rush and the other conservative talk radio commentators are targeted by the left under their plan to reinstate the "fairness doctrine" or its "localism" variation. They have said this all through the campaign.
Rush therefore has nothing to lose by what he is doing, if they are going to shut him and others down they are going to do it.
But the leftists want to do it under the guise of "fairness." That is they want to slide this in with most of the people who do not pay attention not really being aware of what they are doing. That is how they operate. The phony stimulus bill is another example. It is why Obama waited until the weekend to sign the executive order using tax payer dollars abroad to kill babies. They cannot be up front and honest as to what they are really doing.
Rush, by making himself a target the way he is, is doing something. If they attempt to take him or others down, in this context, it will be overt and obvious that it is pure censorship, not "fairness" falsely so called. The best defense is a good offense. It would also strengthen any court challenges he needed to bring.
It seems to me that Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Glen Beck and others are doing the same type of thing. The result is it might just give a backbone to the conservatives in congress. (The Republicans are standing up to the stimulus farce to some extent as they did before.) It increases their listening audience and revenue, and is the only effective opposition.
I could second guess and wonder if targeting Rush was part of a plan to manipulate the public perception of republicans. Let’s face it, Rush is not well liked outisde of his listeners, he isn’t exactly Oprah. LOL