March 31st, 2009
11:03 AM ET
6 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. old timer

    Just who is this "Rush" person.

    I don't recall seeing him at either of the conventions last year nor do I recall seeing his name on my independent ballot during the last election.

    Must be another media loud mouth with to much time on his hands.

    Free America, Vote independant.

    March 31, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  2. Curious in Colorado

    .."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."..

    .i.e. Democrats!

    Well stated

    March 31, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  3. dmcd

    This is simple.
    Rush is crazy, offensive and ignorant... the dems are trying to paint him as the leader of the repubs so the whole party seems the same way.
    This is standard politics people. The only way it works is if you blindly believe what the dems are telling you.
    This is what happened under Bush. He stood atop the rubble of the WTC and the country was behind him. I was behind him.
    The problem was, too many people blindly followed him, including CNN. Wolf Blitzer admitted on the Daily Show several years ago that he and other CNN journalists were guilty of group think and did not question Bush and his direction until it was to late. Notice he admitted it on the Daily Show, not his own fraud of a news program.
    Please Wolf, report the news and leave the commentary to Cafferty.

    For those who blindly follow Rush, or blindly hate him, this is an effective campaign because it is divisive. For those of us who look at all sides of the issue (all sides, not both sides... very few issues have only two sides) this is simply the beginning of Obama's reelection campaign and it has no bearing on anything we are dealing with today.

    March 31, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  4. barbara

    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.

    _______
    OMG! Do you realize what you just said? What you just said is true but change Limbaugh to Obama and you get another true statement. You people really really need to watch what you say because the exact same thing can be said about any and all democrats.

    March 31, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. Mel

    lol Thats hilarious.

    March 31, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. Michael

    Too funny..... The only thing that the DNC is going to accomplish with this feat is giving Rush a bigger audience. I can imagine it now. People by the thousands tuning in to see what the DNC is so scared of.

    March 31, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. reeba

    Typical, typical left-wing selection of words. How many times has it been explained what Rush's REAL comment was ?!?!?! He said that if Obama keeps taking us down the path to socialism – - yes, he wants those policies to fail ! ! ! Socialism is not a success story ! ! ! It is all a matter of interpretation and any chance to snipe at anything right of center....... dems will do it.
    I am not a Rush supporter - he is too radical to the right, just as bad as many of the leftists that blog here.

    March 31, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. Kevin in Ohio

    Tasteless and contemptable. Hate-mongering, nothing more.

    March 31, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  9. Dr. Cole

    While I don't have a chance to listen to Rush, nor always agree with him...I am left to an old saying of mine...Freedom of Speech is OK only if your a libral...heaven forbid if your a conservative and voice your concern. I put up enough with various liberals shoving opinions down my throat and you don't see me yelling and screeming back. Why do I put up with them always telling me I'm wrong. The 2nd Amendment pertains as much to me as it does to every citizen in the U.S. Practice what you preach...TOLERANCE!!!

    March 31, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  10. Brian Crooks

    March 31st, 2009 11:21 am ET

    He said he wanted his policies to fail because he believes they will hurt this country.
    ================================================
    That was after he explicit said that he wanted the President to fail. In no uncertain terms. Plus, if the policies fail (I.E. the economy continues to get worse, unemployment continues to rise, we're attacked with another terrorist plot), how is that good for the country? It seems like Rush Limbaugh seems to think that if the policies fail, the only one impacted is President Obama.

    March 31, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. To barbara

    "Point fingers????"
    I'm sorry, but its the Republicans who have filibustered more than double any other Senate in our history. They want to enact THE SAME POLICIES THAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS!!!!

    You should be quiet long enough to see if what the Democrats are planning to do will work to reverse the cascading downfall of our governmant due to the ineptness of the GOP.

    It has not even been 70 days... your party is the party of idealism and has nothing to do with actually solving problems. The big boys that were elected by the people of the USA are now here to clean up your mess. Sit back and shut up!

    March 31, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  12. Charles W. Skinner

    Hey, Rush is creating jobs, at least. Think about it. This truck will create a job for someone to drive it, someone to maintain it, will consume gasoline (which will have to be purchased from somewhere creating other economic impact). This is capitalism at its finest.

    What jobs has the Democrat party created so far? NONE!! They've instead caused MORE layoffs at caterpillar, a future of trillions of dollars in waste, and the propping up of companies that should have gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy so that they could protect their UAW, SEIU and AFL/CIO Union Thug allies. Real unions bargain, they don't extort.

    March 31, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  13. Dave From Philly

    A candidate in NY could have used the advertising money. This is a waste of time and money. It just gives him a bigger soap box to stand on.

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  14. Tom Brazelton

    I'm not a fan of Limbaugh's antics, but it seems like the DNC should be tackling bigger issues rather than addressing some bloated radio personality.

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  15. dan

    A couple things.. 1st this add could easily be construed as anti-Obama since he's rushing legislation without looking "line by line" and without keeping his promise of "transparency" Enough people will say "Yes, we didn't vote for a president that's pushing through bills without debate, full of pork, and same old, same old politics

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  16. kenny cole

    If you want my prersident to fail then you want the whole america to fail and this fat man think he love this country? i hate you Rush you're just an animal in a human skin

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  17. James

    This is the beginning of the end of the Dems recent power surge due to their own destructive behavior.

    The opportunity to create the real change and “inclusiveness” promised by Obama, has been squandered!

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  18. Pete

    So, to summarize the GOP spending argument:

    1. Domestic spending is always wrong.
    2. Deficit spending two trillion dollar wars is always right, and moreover, defense spending should never ever ever be cut under any circumstances.

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  19. Anita

    As a Democrat I say what a WASTE OF OUR MONEY.....when will politicians grow up and stop being so petty?

    The only thing this ad campaign does is give Rush Limbaugh FREE PUBLICITY.....what a bunch of morons.

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  20. Franky

    "Americans didn't vote for a RUSH to failure."

    LOL!!! That's good...boy, this coffee hit it today!

    March 31, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  21. Irma in North Carolina

    I dont think Rush should be allowed to even walk the face of this earth. He is nothing but a scum bag.

    March 31, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  22. kaz

    Wonder how many miles per gallon that truck gets. What a waste of money.

    March 31, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  23. To Curious in Colorado

    I believe Rush's many followers are the ones that are getting stirred up. i.e. Republican extremists. But, I suppose using the goggles the GOP uses what you stated is what was meant.

    March 31, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. matt

    reelect Obama in 2012 last 4 years weren't any different the next 4 years won't be either just a change for disaster

    March 31, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  25. REW

    What a bunch of hatemongers and hypocrites! Why is it okay for you to do the very thing you accuse Rush Limbaugh of doing? I don't particularly care for his arrogance, but at least he is up front about what he is. Most of you have attitudes far more dangerous to our country because you are blind to your hypocrisy.

    March 31, 2009 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
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