Does anyone doubt that after 8 years of stoking blind hatred of George W. Bush that that indiscriminate hatred is now seeking new outlets?
The mob will soon tire of hating Rush, and the Mormons, and AIG executives and will eventually turn against anyone it deems un-American or privileged or just different.
This, of course, is the flip side of "progressive" politics. Because progress is a subjective concept, its ideology is situational and inherently unstable. Depending on the situation, anything can be either heretical or the God's honest truth.
This sort of thing never ends well. Just ask Robespierre.