March 31st, 2009
11:03 AM ET
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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. Dr. Cole

    I completely agree with Liar's opinion:
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    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??????
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    Well put!

    March 31, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. Bob the Observer

    One more reason to look for a new political party. Republicans can't speak for themselves, and Democrats continue to waste their own money on free advertising for the opposition. Limbaugh's ratings have spiked, thanks to the idiots who lead the Demo party.

    I'm looking at Libertarian, but I'm open to any party that can actually think.

    March 31, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  3. Chloe

    Too much villifying will make Rush a martyr...I am sure he would love that! How about just releasing the results of his I.Q. test? That should make people aware of the level his point of view comes from.

    March 31, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Mike in TX

    If Americans didn't vore for a rush to failure, then why is Obama in such a rush to fail? Everything he wants done must be rushed to avoid public outcry....or in obamas words a crisis.

    March 31, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. L.A.

    As a Democrat, I don't want Rush to go away, because he's a metastatis on the Republicans. I suppose I'll feel this this way unless and until the Republicans disown Rush and join civil society and become a serious political party. That is, an adult one.

    March 31, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. annie - Palin 2012

    That's right we didn't vote for a rush to failure we voted for Gov. Palin. demmies are not very good at coming up with slogans are they?

    March 31, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. The Death of America by Obama

    well, that's what they got.
    obama is in a real rush to destroy this country.

    March 31, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Road to tyranny....

    A travelling billboard........ That's not very eco-friendly is it?

    I guess democrats only care about the environment when it suits their needs.

    March 31, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. Common Sense

    Too easy. The DEM PR machine has no problem with Rush's ratings going up as long as he remains the 'Boss' of the GOP. Hes like Bush. Keep him as the face of the party.. then the Repubs have to either go against him and risk backlash from dumbfukistan or stay with him and alienate in reasonable potential voter.

    March 31, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. William, from Cali!

    RUSH needs to collect UNemployment insurance checks for awhile.....or get a "REAL" job!

    March 31, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  11. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    As far as DOOSH LIMBOOB is concerned, all I can say is," Stupid is as stupid does." (OR SAYS).

    March 31, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  12. Pete

    No wonder most of the posts are pro-Democrat. The moderator keeps removing most of the Pro-Rush comments. Big brother is alive and well at CNN.

    March 31, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. Billy J in Texas

    Rush is a tool. But if you are going to spend money on a traveling billboard, seems like it should have some kind of call to action or an explanation of something going on. Jerry Springer show tactics make Dems look almost as bad as the Repubs .........

    March 31, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  14. Matt

    Yet the Congress and the President did rush into a 1 trillion dollar bill no one read that will lead to failure. So can we put up a billboard to their stupidity?

    March 31, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. VICTIM OF CENSORSHIP

    I can't believe you CNN! I make a simple comment to say I like something and you censor it and delete it? Are you kidding me? Seriously? This is the level that you choose to go with your blatant censorship? Wow, I really need to find another (real) news outlet I guess!

    March 31, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Bananarama Victim

    Will someone please direct the extremely defensive conservatives to the definition of "Irony." Not surprisingly, you're using it without knowing what it means.

    Also look up socialism, communism, and while you're at it also look up hypocracy.

    March 31, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  17. Bananarama Victim

    Also – this "we're all gonna die" routine looks just as silly in print on a comment board as it does on a sandwich board being carried by the crazies.

    Only problem is, they have the excuse of actually being crazy.

    March 31, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  18. soundboy_Jeff

    funny, I actually agree with the repugnicans on this... it only helps boost rush's numbers.

    hmm... I bet if they asked him, he'd kick in money for more of these adverts.

    March 31, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  19. Chuck

    actually, he's right! A vote for Palin / Mccain would have been a disaster of epic porportions. People – Rush is a rich white guy who doesn't want to pay tax and uses his platform to get people to push / vote HIS interest – not their own.

    ie: so we in the middle class (non multi millionaire) have a health care plan, HE looses his tax break – 5-8 million.. then with the comprehensive GOP budget (Hannity's words not mine) Rush will get another 20 million or so in tax breaks.

    Rich guy – his interest over country – over Americans – over the edge coo coo fat guy..

    March 31, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  20. Billy J in Texas

    Man.. sure are a lot of misinformed haters. Obama is doing as well as can be expected, considering what he inherited and the fact that the Dems have Pelosi and Reid running the congress.

    My only complaint is that he doesn't take Kruggmans advice (nationalize the zombie banks NOW not after you try everything else but that ). Can you imagine what these haters would say then? He is doing everything he can to be on top of this, as opposed to the last prez who was hiding and counting the days till he could quit being prez .

    March 31, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  21. Minnesotan

    Rush, the conservatives, and the die-hard Republicans are so worried about losing their egregious tax breaks that they're filling their diapers. Bush did one thing right, however: He proved that Trickle Down Economics is an epic failure.

    March 31, 2009 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  22. CAL

    @steve remarks

    "i hope Obama policies fail to"

    well steve i hope you are financially stable if that happens. what planet have you been living on the last 8 years? If something is not done, depression is where we will end up. all you side liners that don't like President Obama because he's smart and loved are pathetic. What did GW do for us in the last 8 years except put us in this expensive war, wake up, you may not like President Obama, but give him a chance afterall you have no choice he's there for 4 YEARS!!!

    March 31, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  23. SS

    This is a ridiculous waste of money. What is the purpose of this? Why are they giving so much power to Limbaugh? It will just increase his ratings.

    Democrats should not fall for the silly games that others play. Aren't we above this? Don't we have more important things to work on?

    March 31, 2009 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  24. GOPer

    I like it! Rush is the worst thing happening right now in the GOP.

    March 31, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  25. James

    What I find disgusting is all comments about Mr. Limbaugh’s weight. It is such a contradiction to the “bleeding heart liberal” mantra most of you opine to live by. It is shameful and senseless whether you like him or not.

    March 31, 2009 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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