February 27th, 2009
12:01 PM ET
14 years ago

GOP leaders taking cues from Limbaugh, new ad says

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/27/art.rush0227.gi.jpg caption="Rush Limbaugh is featured along with several Republican leaders in Congress in a new ad out Friday paid for by two liberal groups."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new ad out Friday argues that the Republican leadership in Congress is following Rush Limbaugh’s lead.

Entitled “No,” the 30-second television spot, highlights Republican opposition to the Obama administration’s $787 billion stimulus package.

“So who are Republican leaders listening to?,” an announcer asks before the ad cuts abruptly to footage of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh saying “I want him [Obama] to fail.”

“No,” is paid for by Americans United for Change and AFSCME, two groups that supported Obama during the general election and who are advocating for his agenda now that he’s in the Oval Office. The ad airs Friday through early next week on national cable and in the Washington area, according to a statement by Americans United for Change announcing the ad.

Limbaugh is set to speak Saturday in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of conservative activists.

Updated Noon with RNC response: “The Democrats are running a permanent campaign rather than doing the bipartisan work of governing," Republican National Committee spokesman Alex Conant said in an e-mail to CNN. "These ads are part of the Democrats’ larger strategy to do something, anything to try to take the focus of their massive spending binge," Conant added.

Filed under: Political ads • Rush Limbaugh
soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. Noneya

    Joseph Goebbels – Goebbels used modern propaganda techniques to manipulate and psychologically prepare the German people for a large scale military conflict. Among other propaganda devices, he invented the "Big Lie" technique, of blaming the victims (such as the Poles, the Jews, the French) for the transgressions of the perpetrators.

    Sound familiar?

    February 27, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  2. Chris - Denver

    That tells me prettty much all I need to know about the party that runs on "character" issues. Taking cues from a lawless drug addicted hypocrite

    February 27, 2009 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. Bev

    I think this is the biggest joke. The liberal news media has brainwashed Americans into "Obama Messiah Syndrome" for over a year now. How on earth can they justify attacking a conservative radio host? Possibly because he has the #1 rated talk show in the country? Gee...I wonder why. Don't worry. After Obama's spending sends the economy into a tailspin all his "It's Bush's fault" rhetoric will fall on deaf ears. Americans have short memories and little patience. After four years of this liberal garbage we will have a conservative in office again to clean up this mess. In the meantime the Democrats are going to Attack! Attack! Attack! the Republicans as usual but it won't work.

    February 27, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. Ryan

    I hope he fails too. He's already on that path.

    February 27, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. google earth

    Rush has a great castle,you can see it on google earth.

    February 27, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Scott the Independent

    This is what the democrats have failed to do the past 8 years. Point out the flaws; express a voice and support the agenda for change. Call the republican party on everything they do. Let them know the eyes of the world are on them, their lies and their misrepresentations. I'll be making a contribution to both this organizations.

    February 27, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  7. suzyku

    The ad is correct! The republicans are really pretty stupid and disgusting. They need to all disband, get rid of their idiotic so called leaders (who don't lead), get rid of the right wing nut jobs and start over! When they speak the majority of this country doesn't listen anymore!

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  8. Obama

    Rush lol.. oh what a role model to listen to!! Geesh.. just like Jindal was the rising Star and Palin was the perfect VP.

    Where do the republicans come up with these jokesters??

    Palin is now paying taxes on income she claimed as PerDiem working from home and did anyone see that it wasnt just days here and there it was like a maternity leave at home from like after her son was born til June? Several months! Now she is paying taxes on it.

    Plus she is now paying $7000 back to the state for her kids trips that were not by law considered for her to claim the state to pay for.

    This is just so funny!!! then Jindal comes out and boy was he dumb! Just how did he get in charge of Louisiana? New Orleans is still in shackles!

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  9. Leah from FL

    Palin/Limbaugh 2012.
    Is that really the ticket the gop wants? This is scary and sad.

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  10. AndrewW

    This is obvious, and has been obvious. Look at all the Repubrickans on CNN.com. All they ever do is repeat what Limbaugh or Hannity say.

    I hate to say it but the South has the worst education of the country and yet they have the highest amount of Republicans. WHY IS THAT?

    Who are the educated people, and who are the followers who listen to what they're told on the radio?

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  11. TRUTH

    Hey Richard, that is better than the spokesmen for the Democrats whom are illegal immigrants and uneducated and unemployed welfare leeches.

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  12. Scott the Independent

    Rob – Ayers is not an advisor – if Rush told you that then I understand why you are confused on the facts.

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  13. Brian Crooks

    It's pretty much obvious when every Republican that speaks out against Rush has to come on his show the next day, kiss the rings, and beg the Godfadda for forgiveness.

    February 27, 2009 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
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