March 31st, 2009
11:03 AM ET
9 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.

Filed under: DNC • Rush Limbaugh
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  1. reeba

    The big ol' truck shouts:
    "Americans didn't vote for a RUSH to failure."
    No, but that is what they are getting. Obama and his leaders (Pelosi & Reid) are RUSHING stimulus bills, bail-outs and firing CEO's What's next?? – – socialism ! ! ! Socialism is NOT success.

    March 31, 2009 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. Chris

    Rush is a High School graduate with the gift of gab, and he uses it to stir other folks up who know no better!!!

    March 31, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. paksa

    What a waste of money! Is the DNC really that threatened by Rush? Tactics like this are very juvenile and like something Junior High kids would think up! And if we would be honest, the truck is advertising just what we are getting – a rush to pass bills that haven't even been read by the persons voting, closet meetings to push legislation through, and a rush to tackle every so-called 'problem' on the President's agenda. What happened to the 'we' in leadership? The mantra seems to be all 'I' and 'my' regarding the ideas and policies coming out of DC – what about the opinion of the people?? There seems to be a frantic and frenzied rush to do everything – with little regard for outcomes..... Is this really what we voted for??????

    March 31, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. JOHNB

    The billboard breaks a fundamental of public relations, i.e to never repeat an opponent's vile accusation in an attempt to redeem yourself. This ad will help grow Limbaugh's ratings. It also lowers the DNC to the levels of partisan fingerpointing that had been that far the trademark of the conservative right. For the DNC to have done this while they now have at their fingertips so many constructive communication opportunities sadly reveals a dark side that comes as a major disappointment.

    March 31, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Cindy PA

    I cant say that Limbaugh needs any more attention that he already gets. However I do like the billboard.

    March 31, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. Steve

    I hope Obama's policies fail too. Trillions in new spending. We can't afford the interest payments let alone the new programs.

    Apparently, the Europeans want Obama's policies to fail too. Not a big story on ONN but Obama is hard pressed to find any support on his rock tour II.

    March 31, 2009 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  7. dave

    ok, so let me get this straight.... when the dems are quiet they are wimps...when they fight back, they are childish.....
    Why can't republicans think about the WHOLE country just for once and TRY to help out? I strongly believe they only want money and power, no matter who they step on. Rush is a venom spewing hater. If he is Soooooooo caring about our country...then why doesnt he get up off his fat a** and run for office. Because he is greedy....and couldnt care less about any of you.

    March 31, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  8. yolanda

    And the reason for this is...? Let Rush die out with the rest of the repuiblican party. Move on to something else already.

    March 31, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  9. Mike

    Democrats you are really barking up the wrong tree. If you think you can make this a Winning issue you are more naive and ignorant than thought previous. Grow up and start working on the people's bussiness and stop your childish fighting with a Radio personality.

    March 31, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. lived9lives

    Is anyone else absolutely dreading the upcoming election? The GOP has no candidate so the Dems are creating one for them? Save me please!

    March 31, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  11. Enough

    Anyone with common sense know this over-bloated, rude, hateful excuse for a man is full of BS & hot air. Why bother giving this idiot free advertisement? He thrives on this attention and the DNC is only feeding is huge arrogant ego. Who paid for this? The taxpayers once again!!! Stop wasting our money!

    March 31, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  12. eric

    This billboard will improve Rush's ratings if that is even possible at this point. Every time the angry left mentions his name and shows there hatred towards rush his ratings improve. You all may think he is an idiot but he is extremely talented, ridiculously wealthy, and probably a lot smarter than most of the people on this blog. This blog is great I love to read all of the anger and hatred that exists on the left side of the aisle.

    March 31, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    95% of conservatives take what Rush says with a grain of salt.

    95% of liberals take what Rush says at face value.

    How ironic is that??????

    March 31, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  14. Ernesto

    Rush this: Limpballs is a coward and bully. He picks things apart with fanatical zeal, but doesn't suggest alternatives. We went down the road of Rush during the previous eight years of trampling on our Constitution without a murmur from this fat pill-popping idiot. Now it is time to work to correct the failings of the past. Will some doctor prescribe Rush Limpballs a Rx for his foot in mouth disease?

    March 31, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  15. Dr. Cole

    I actually think that Americans did vote for a rush to failure...isn't that what's been happening? While I have to say that Obama has a huge task on his hands...he isn't getting any help from his cabinet, or congress.

    March 31, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  16. Jimin Texas

    I agree with JohnB above. This cheapens the Dems response to Limbaugh. My reaction to the entire Rush situation, from his cult stature on radio to his Republican party ascendency is and always has been "Is this really the best they can do?" Vitriol, spleen venting and rants are what put shock jocks on the ratings boards and sell advertising, not what should represent a major political party. I am just as turned off by this approach as I am the mirror image of it from the too-far-left factions of cable news. I firmly believe that Rush will eventually hoist himself on his own pitard if just left to flail around in media land.
    No one is ever wrong all the time, but no one is ever right all the time, either. Polarized views of our political system are what make it so constipated and bound up in itself.

    March 31, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |

    Enough Democrats no Need to Be wasting time and Money on Garbage just what Rush is a Fat pile of Stinking GARBAGE Your better then that!

    March 31, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  18. Scott

    What's with the big Uproar about Rush Wanting Obamas policies to fail?

    March 31, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  19. Roland

    Rush just go away and take the creeps that follow you along with you !

    March 31, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  20. Brady

    I really hate how Rush Limbaugh has kind of become the face of the Republican Party. I consider myself to be more Republican than Democrat, and I cannot stand Limbaugh. He makes all conservatives look like complete and total fools.

    March 31, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. brgulker

    Let's just forget about the guy, seriously.

    The Dems doing this is simply throwing fuel on the fire.

    March 31, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  22. Rafael VA

    Money being wated at it's best and you know Democrats are good at doing just that. Like Rush even cares...

    March 31, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  23. Mississippi Mike

    I didn't vote for a catastrophic presidency but we have one anyway. Don't Rush's opponents know that advertising against him only raises his ratings? If not, don't tell them.

    March 31, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  24. Jon

    I rweally do not understand this campaign. I guess that the DNC could be trying to distract the electorate from the issues, but all the DNC appears to be doing is increasing Limbaugh’s ratings.

    March 31, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  25. Pam

    I love the slogan!

    However, Rush is simply a fanatic.
    Intelligent people do not listen to him anyway.

    March 31, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
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