Might Sutherland's Conspiracy Theory Revive 'Operation Chaos'?

July 8th, 2008 11:01 AM

Is a second phase of Rush Limbaugh's highly-successful "Operation Chaos" in the works?

According to the conservative talk show host, such is possible, and if it ends up coming to pass, will have deliciously been set in motion as a result of a conspiracy theory espoused Monday by the Obama-loving actor Donald Sutherland.

For those that missed it, Kiefer's dad published a blog at the Huffington Post yesterday suggesting there's a Clinton cabal to "demoralize" presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama's base in order to "persuade disenchanted delegates on the floor of the [Democrat National] convention to make a resurgent Hillary Clinton the Party's nominee."

Limbaugh saw this, and wrote me this morning:

It is a goldmine, offers chance for Phase 2 of Operation Chaos.

Rush then informed me he hasn't "finalized the operational plans" for Phase 2 yet; it is still in an exploratory mode, but will be discussed on air today.

For those that either missed it or have forgotten, Operation Chaos was a strategy Limbaugh devised during the primaries to keep Hillary in the race as long as possible so that the two candidates would bash either well into the spring and summer.

As Rush told listeners on May 5 (membership required):

The purpose of Operation Chaos was to politically bloody up Barack Obama when we started this. We started this right before the Texas and Ohio primaries and cauci. The Republican Party and Senator McCain had made it clear, had made it plain they were not going to be critical of Barack Obama. At the time Obama was sailing to what appeared to be a surefire victory. Operation Chaos was formed for the express purpose of keeping the Democrat primary system alive as long as possible, and who better to bloody up Obama politically than the Clintons? He has to be bloodied up; he has to be taken off that game of messiah that he was on. This has worked.

With Clinton's highly publicized concession speech on June 7, Operation Chaos appeared complete. However, this conspiracy theory by Sutherland might just set off a new mission designed to create chaos within the Democrat Party between now and the convention.

With this in mind, field operatives should be listening to Limbaugh in the coming days for further instructions.

Stay tuned.

*****Update: Here's what Rush said today about this subject (membership required):

Have you heard about this? Folks, I'm thinking, and I haven't finalized details. We've been working on the operational plans all morning here at the EIB Network. But it may be time to implement a Phase II of Operation Chaos. Donald Sutherland, who is the father, as you know, of Kiefer Sutherland, who stars in "24," posted something on the Huffington Post, and this is what he wrote. [...]

Sutherland believes that somebody's infiltrated the Obama campaign and has suggested he make these policy changes, and they are dooming him, and this conspiracy theory is that Mrs. Clinton, through Mr. McAuliffe, is going to massage things out in Denver so that he doesn't get the nomination. You couple this with Obama's plane, Fort Marcy Airlines having to take a detour to St. Louis for a mechanical problem, you get the left-wing kooks out there who are just convinced as they can be that the Clintons are not out of the picture, that they're still mobilizing behind the scenes to take down Obama, and believe me, they do believe this. So a ripe opportunity here for Operation Chaos, ladies and gentlemen. It's Phase II, still pondering how to milk this. I think one of the ways we do it is encourage the Donald Sutherlands of the world that they finally have learned the truth that we have always known about the Clintons, and we welcome them to this realization, we praise them for understanding exactly who they're dealing with.

We forget and ignore how they were duped and looked the other way when the Clintons behaved just this way when they were in power in the nineties. We welcome them to the fold. We suggest to them that they continue this investigation, because they are right, because something smells rotten here in Messiahville. The Messiah changing all these positions, angering the very people who gave him the nomination, and Terry McAuliffe said to be behind all of this. Then, to add to the conspiracy, guess who the Fox News Channel just hired as a contributor? Howard Wolfson. Who is Howard Wolfson? Howard Wolfson was Hillary's spokesman during the campaign. Howard Wolfson now at the dreaded Fox News, and what he's saying about Fox is, they're the fairest, they're the balanced, most balanced, and they are the best. So the Clintons infiltrating Fox, infiltrating the Obama campaign. Operation Chaos lives on.