March 4th, 2009
10:32 AM ET
14 years ago

Democrats' 'apology' Web page mocks Limbaugh

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Democrats launched an 'apology' web page mocking Limbaugh."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrats will continue Wednesday to portray Rush Limbaugh as the spokesman for the Republican Party by launching a Web page that mocks GOP leaders for apologizing to the radio host for criticizing or publicly disagreeing with him.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is hosting the page - - which allows visitors to create an apology to Limbaugh on behalf of Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Georgia; South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford; or Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

"You and I both know that in reality, you simply want President Obama to fail in this time of economic collapse," reads the fake letter of apology template. "How can I disagree with that? Please accept my sincere apologies, oh great leader of the Republican Party."

Democrats have sought to portray Limbaugh as the leader of the Republican Party and stepped up their efforts last weekend to promote the idea after the radio talk show host told a gathering of conservative political activists to stand strong for their principles. Limbaugh also was unapologetic for saying earlier this year that he hoped President Barack Obama would fail.

"What is so strange about being honest and saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to restructure and reform this country so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation?" Limbaugh told attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference that met last weekend in Washington, D.C.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine released a statement this week describing Limbaugh as "the leading force behind the Republican Party, its politics and its obstruction of President Obama's agenda in Washington."

By trying to link congressional and state Republican leaders to Limbaugh, Democrats hope that voters are turned off by the talk radio host's sometimes off-color and hyper-critical commentary.

The RNC was contacted late Tuesday evening for comment, but had not responded.

UPDATE: House Democrats have found an unlikely fan of their Web page. Limbaugh has a banner headline stripped across the top of his Web site that reads: Hilarious: Democrat Party Launches Yet Another Anti-Rush Website - and links to the site itself.

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  1. Snuffy Smith


    March 4, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. Tom

    The Republicans never cease to amaze me. Carrying on with this foolishness about conserving American capitalism. Why? What is so great about capitalism? – It's the way of greed and selfishness. What's really funny is that in the next breath they will almost always claim to be a christian, too ignorant to grasp the irony of that concept. In reality it is not possible to be a captialist and also be a christian! The two things are polar opposites. Anyone who truly understands the concept of christianity would have to realize that christianity is nothing if not a blueprint for socialism. Christ himself was a homeless, original bleeding heart liberal, who espoused a philosophy of community and selflessness and told his followers to reject material wealth and love their neighbors as themselves. Sound like capitalism? Not quite. The conservatives of Jesus' day didn't get it either – they're the ones who crucified him for being a radical!

    March 4, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. TRUTH

    I'm a staunch democrat and even I think that this is beneath us. We need to stop with these petty games and focus on real issues. The campaign is over, so we don't need to resort to petty mockery. Now is not the time to be making fun of the Republicans and Rush Limbaugh. Now is the time to find a way for bipartisanship. I really hope Obama puts an end to this

    March 4, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. Dean

    Of course Rush wants to see Obama fail because he is going to get the hell taxed out of him under this new plan.

    March 4, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  5. Bill B. Nancy, KY

    Maybe Rush should dig up Reagan's corpse and the two of them can hit the streets of West Palm Beach, and do a re-make of "Weekend at Bernie's". That is how old the Conservative's rants are! How about getting some new material El Rushbo? How many more times do we have to experience that trickle down economics don't work, because the Republican Party also invented pockets in trousers!!

    March 4, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  6. July ~~ Forgive me Rush ~~

    I saw this last night and wrote my ' I am sorry Rush ' letter ahead of time ... just in case I do have to say it jajaaaa.

    March 4, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Matthew, Detroit


    Rush said he wanted Barack to fail if that meant he would take away


    RUSH spoke out against President Bush and his spending ALWAYS.

    RUSH spoke out against MCCAIN.

    You have to listen to Rush before you speak about Rush.

    The Man is a strict Conservative and always has been.

    He has never gone off message.

    He has the ADVANTAGE of not being a politician so he does not lie.

    Republicans and Democrats LIE.

    March 4, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  8. Some Guy

    Obama and Pelosi are NOT socialists. I haven't seen them at any of the meetings.

    March 4, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  9. Eric

    If you Obamacrats want to send attention to Rush and more and more listeners to his show, God bless you. You are doing a wonderful thing and his ratings are higher than they have been in his 20 year history.

    Keep preaching the truth, Rush!

    March 4, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  10. Reagan's Ghost

    May President Obama fall flat on his ego-inflated face ... right on his overworked teleprompter.

    Rush is not the leader of the Republicans ... He is a conservative and just one man. If he gets knocked down there are plenty more conservatives to jump in and pick up the slack. Dems are just picking on him because he is the most polarizing target. But their mistake is that they are poking a sleeping giant (Main-stream Americans)

    Over-reaching policies will yield mid-term political turnover.

    March 4, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  11. James

    Rush is a fat, loud mouth slob and a drug addict....he makes a perfect Republican!

    March 4, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  12. Bobby

    So, the Democrats can't handle differing views. How tryannical!!!

    March 4, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Marty

    To those who actually believe that Rush Limbaugh speaks the truth, you must read Al Franken's book "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Liar". In the book, Al does real research to see where Rush comes up with his "facts" and finds out that there is no fact-checking done on Rush's show. He says whatever he wants in the hopes of scaring his fanatical base into action.

    It is quite funny that the man known for lying and saying cruel, comments about others is so sensitive when someone talks about him. He is a childish person with no redeeming qualities.

    March 4, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  14. Rick outside the Beltway

    Hey Funny Liberals guy at 9:57 – you said "Keep blaming Bush, liberals,…because you don't have the ability to logically present anything else that resembles a substantial, fact-based argument. Take pieces of sound-bites and spin them…that's really where you accel!"

    Run your stuff through the spellchecker, especially before you start issuing orders, and spouting your observations. Your readers will respect your ideas a bit more if you use real words that can be found in the dictionary.

    March 4, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. GZ

    Ain't this grand?! I mean, ever since Mike Dukakis bobbled his hemeted head in that tank 20 years ago, the Republicans have revelled in humorous charictarizations of various Democratic leaders. And here, finally, we have a team in place who not only knows how to fire back, but does so with such tactical grace! Wonderful! About time.

    Deal with it, Elephants. You're reaping what you've sown. Grow a spine...

    March 4, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  16. cabianni

    Liberals are very hateful and intolerant.

    March 4, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  17. Mike

    Rush is stating what a lot of Republicans feel. They cannot afford for the Obama plan to work.

    Yes, because you'd rather see our country fail than to see Obama succeed. Plain and simple, you are a "traitor" Bob. Public dissent is one thing but wishing harm on this country goes beyond dissent. As an independent voter I'm sickened and ashamed to see the depths to which the republicans and the so called amercans in their part have sunk. You disgust me.

    March 4, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
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