Rush Limbaugh: A bigoted hatemonger (& Horowitz’ “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model”

An example of a liberal who originally had a harsh opinion of Rush Limbaugh due to Alinsky-style tactics but changed his mind when he actually began listening to him. His name is William Raspberry. As writer Jeff Jacoby explains:

Rush Limbaugh: A bigoted hatemonger. So thought William Raspberry, a former African-American columnist for The Washington Post. In 1993, Raspberry wrote a piece blasting Limbaugh for his “demagoguery … his gay bashing, his racial putdowns”. Like the Mississippi segregationists of his youth, Raspberry wrote that Limbaugh “is so good at … tossing the raw meat of bigotry to people … Rush Limbaugh is a bigot.” 

[Click on more for the rest, including Horowitz’ piece on Pres. BHO and Saul Alinsky’s tactics.]

Eleven days later, Raspberry wrote a second column retracting the first.“Rush, I’m sorry”, he began. He confessed, to his great credit, that the earlier piece had been written in ignorance. “My opinions about [Limbaugh] had come largely from other people, mostly friends who think Rush is a four-letter word. They are certain he is a bigot. Is he?”
Raspberry — who by this point had listened to several hours of Limbaugh’s shows and perused one of his books — went on to answer his own question. Limbaugh might be “smart-alecky” and love to “rattle liberal cages”, he might be “unrelenting in his assault on … political correctness.” But he was no more a bigot or a hatemonger than Art Buchwald.

 SAUL ALINKSY: Why Obama, Democrats and their media allies lie about conservatives:

Saul Alinsky, who died in 1972, was a Marxist community organizer from Chicago. His book “Rules for Radicals” is still looked upon as the foremost handbook of political strategy by the Democratic Party. Alinsky taught the progressive left to use deceit and demonization if liberal ideas cannot be sold to voters based on merit. That’s why Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and their propagandists in the media portray opponents of far-left policies as something they are not — morally defective people who are driven by hate, bigotry and racism. Among themany targets of such deliberately false characterizations are Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Saran Palin and the millions of ordinary Americans who have joined the tea party movement.

To read David Horowitz’  “Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model”
by David Horowitz, 2009,  CLICK HERE .  [Online at A Guide to the Political Left.]

Alinsky’s Rule No. 12:
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)”

Read more in a J.D. Gladnick article in the Washington Examiner at the Washington Examiner:


Posted on July 20, 2010, in Political Theory, Progressivism and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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