March 31st, 2009
11:03 AM ET
5 years ago

Limbaugh billboard debuts in Florida

The DNC's traveling billboard makes its first appearance Tuesday in West Palm Beach, FL.
The DNC's traveling billboard makes its first appearance Tuesday in West Palm Beach, FL.

(CNN) - The Democratic National Committee's anti-Rush Limbaugh billboard makes its debut in West Palm Beach, FL Tuesday morning, the town adjacent to the conservative talk show host's neighborhood of Palm Beach.

"Americans Didn't Vote for a Rush to Failure" was the winning slogan in a DNC contest last month that followed Limbaugh's statement that he hoped President Obama would fail.


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  1. Vince

    I remember a bumper sticker from a few years ago that read "Rush is a big fat idiot". They should have used that slogan on the billboard. Direct, accurate, and to the point.

    March 31, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. windfall

    just what Rush needs. more free advertising to spike his ratings again.

    March 31, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  3. wasabe kid

    Limbaugh is a man of average intelligence with a talent for stirring up the feelings of people who are not as bright as he is. He causes a lot of mischief in politics and nothing is better in America because of him.

    However, the Democratic Party needs to speak to the issues and help Americans learn to listen to the issues. This campaign is another example of the Democrats stooping to Republican tactics. They should be ashamed.

    March 31, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I love it! Boss Limbaugh will be yappin about this for the next 2 years.

    March 31, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Ruben C. Herrera

    Why spend time, energy and resources responding to Rush? This is more of the same! I don't get it?!

    March 31, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. Some guy

    Wow, his head is "actual size". Nice job, graphics folks.

    March 31, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. Jordan

    He said he wanted his policies to fail because he believes they will hurt this country.

    March 31, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Peter E

    You know the only person who benefits from such advertisement is Limbaugh himself. This will single-handedly double his audience in the state. Democrats are really wasting their campaign money.

    March 31, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  9. Jerry

    Rush who?

    Oh, the leader of the Republican Party?

    What's the Republican Party? Does it still exist?

    March 31, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. cheryl

    Could you please send of copy of this poster to our [Rush] home town! As I have stated before, there are just as many "Flush Rush" bumper stickers if not more, than there are we love Rush. Heck most of the home town didn't want his picture on our river wall with all the other "Important Missourians".

    March 31, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. republicans hate america

    perfect Obama accomplished exactly what they set out to do they skyrocketed Limbaugh's ratings to prove that he is the republican party. now everyone can see what the rush Limbaugh party believes in Americas failure.

    March 31, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  12. xcusme

    What a waste. Why give him the time of day. Grow up Dem's there is more to get done than to keep this cat in the media.

    March 31, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  13. chuck

    This will be better for Rush than a woman.

    March 31, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Justin from New Haven, CT

    They should have gotten a pig with lipstick on it.

    March 31, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  15. Peter E

    True, voters didn't vote for Limbaugh. Guess what, they also didn't vote FOR democrats either. If anything they only voted FOR Obama. The DNC really needs to shut their yap.

    March 31, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. Glennis

    I think this may come back to bite the Dems in the backside. For all the attention Rush gets from his true believers, the fact is that most Republicans don't pay much, if any, attention to him. I sure don't.

    March 31, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Cynthia

    You people still don't get it. The policies being set forth by this Administration are dangerous for America! They may seem right, as this country for far too long as become use to quick fixes. Obama's quick fixes are going to have an impact on my children's future. So again, it is not about wanting Obama to fail as president, but more about his policies. You dumb dems forget that you wished for Bush's failure for 8 years. That's all you said, you were never supportive with the exception of 9/11

    March 31, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  18. barbara

    uh yes they did, all 50 plus million of them. they voted for the failed policies and programs that obama has put forth so far. rush limbaugh can not fix or change or repair what is wrong with this economy, the health care system etc. obama was elected to do the repairing and the fixing and the changing and he is failing at it. dems need to stop blaming everyone else in the world for their failures. everytime they open their mouths they also point fingers. why? because they have no clue as to how to hold a conversation, a fruitful debate and they certainly do not know how to listen to the other view. when everything goes wrong, and it has and will, then how does blaming bush or rush or anyone else actually fix the problem? it doesnt but the dems do not know how to fix anything they just throw money at it and hope it sticks. every conversation held by any dem politican, listen to it, read it and you always find that they throw the blame to the other side when they can not answer a legitimate question. watch them and see.

    March 31, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Rush Limbaugh: The Mouth that Roars...and rants and raves.

    Although it is most enjoyable to make fun of him and so-oo-oo easy even a Republican can do it.

    March 31, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. Tom in S.A.

    America didn't vote for it but we sure are getting it........

    March 31, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. Island girl

    Some guy March 31st, 2009 11:20 am ET

    Wow, his head is "actual size". Nice job, graphics folks.
    ____________

    Same goes for the cigar. It is enough to super-size food but.....

    March 31, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  22. JL

    ONE item of note here...............................................................THE AD is true, we (AMERICA) voted for President Obama or J. McCain. WHY is it republicans have such a difficult time "on the right-side" of the law?

    March 31, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  23. moonbeam

    The popularity of "Comedian Rush Limbaugh" attests to the sad fact that a depressing number of cerebrally challenged people are still listening to the radio. These are largely the same individuals who voted for Bush.......twice. Perhaps it's time to begin cultivating a generation of better educated voters lest history repeat itself.

    March 31, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  24. In Houston, TX

    any time, energy or money focused on Boss Limbaugh is time, energy and money wasted. The DNC should focus on the issues, its members and increasing its base. We should focus on implementation and success of our policy. We should be working on reaching out to red states.
    Absolutely no time should be wasted on Rush or the RNC. If you haven't noticed, they are killing themselves. The DNC should be more worried about CONSERVADEMS, then Rush and the repugs.
    Tim Kain, should reign this in.

    March 31, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  25. Paul from Phoenix

    What a waste of time and money.

    Seriously, in politics, if things are going poorly, divert the public's attention. The fact that the Administration is already wasting its time and resources on a has-been like limbaugh, to me, means that things are going poorly.

    This is going to backfire badly. More people are gonna listen to his show and hear him say how the government is wasting time and resources on him, and he will be correct!

    March 31, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
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