March 12th, 2009
05:00 AM ET
14 years ago

Limbaugh to star in DNC roadside ad

WASHINGTON (CNN) - National Democrats plan to unveil a new theme Thursday morning in their ongoing campaign to portray conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh as the true leader of the Republican Party.

"Americans didn't vote for a Rush to failure," is the slogan that will be splashed across a billboard in Limbaugh's hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida, and printed on T-shirts, a Democratic National Committee official told CNN.

Limbaugh has said several times that he hopes President Barack Obama fails, a sentiment that has put elected Republicans in a tight spot during this time of economic crisis.

The DNC official said more than 80,000 slogans were submitted for the contest, and more than 50,000 people helped narrow the list to the top five.

The timing of when the billboard will be set up has not been finalized, the official said.

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soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. Truth Bomb Thrower

    Oh what would the dumbacrats do if they did not have Rush, Hannity, and Coulter? They can't win on the issues, they have no ideas, they have no solutions. All they can do is attack personalities.

    Attack and spend. Attack and spend. Attack and spend. It seems to be all they can do. What a party of losers. I can't wait until 2010.

    March 12, 2009 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  2. Yipee!

    completely off topic, but what's your take on the bristol/levi split, didn't see that coming huh? LoL

    March 12, 2009 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  3. CNN ( certainly not news )

    This is the best Obama and his wrecking crew can come up with. The economy is in shambles and this bunch of cartoon characters from hell are taking ads on billboards to turn everyone against Limbaugh. Is my tax dollars paying for any of this. Limbaugh must be a very powerful man to make the chosen one hide in back rooms and plot against Rush. I SAY IMPEACH HUSSIEN OBAMA NOW, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

    March 12, 2009 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  4. Keith

    I do not think anyone dislikes RL more than me, but this seems just a little petty...we got bigger problems than RL or any political party...

    March 12, 2009 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  5. Rick

    Look at all the Democrates who slander people with comments. I guess the only ones who are allowed to speak are the DEMONCRATES, thats right I used the word DEMON in the begining of Democrates. You compalin with such heart when it doesnt sit in your favor, you complain that Chuch Norris made a comment, you complain that the government isnt paying your welfare, you complain that you missed your health care susidy, you complain about anything a republican says. Well the true story is that you are complaining about yourself. The Democrates ran congress when bush was in office and look where we are now. So you have Obama now and look what he is doing, turning the country into a socialist state and freeing terroist that have already went back to the taliban. So who is the true demon. Its the Demoncrates.

    March 12, 2009 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  6. Sue

    This is kind of clever, but I think the Democrats are giving him far too much free advertising. I can't listen to the man for more than 60 seconds, but my sister in CO thinks he's God. It is America, after all (at least until he and Hannity get their armed mobs out into the streets.) Then it really will look like fascist Germany, and it will the Republicans' fault.

    March 12, 2009 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  7. bernie

    They need to move Rush to Comedy Central, as the republican party is a joke. I haven't voted republican for the ninth year running and two years ago finally formally switched parties.

    March 12, 2009 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  8. mother of a soldier

    Very mature of the DNC! They aren't helping the division among the voters. Don't we tell our kids to ignore kids like this at school?

    March 12, 2009 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  9. Mike in VA

    This is a schoolyard attack by the Democrats using a comment by private citizen Limbaugh taken out of context. The reason being is that many people listen to Ruah Limbaugh, and he is a threat to Obama's agenda. Many Democrats have called for Bush's policies to fail (especially the Iraqi War) and the liberal prpgagandist media says nothing. The Democrats continue to harp on the Bush era failures. Mouth for Hire James Carville and his press conference on 9/11 comes to mind.

    Limbaugh suggested his own slogan yesterday.

    "...and theDemocrat National Committee is doing a contest on a billboard on me. If you people at DNC haven't decided yet, can I throw in my own suggestion here? You're going to have a billboard that's got my name on it, right? Here's the slogan. 'Your government spent $3 trillion to help you. You got a $13 raise, everybody happy?'

    March 12, 2009 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  10. Ian

    You know, this really galls me. Not only does this obviously fly in the face of the Democrats promise of bipartisanship, but it's also a pointless and unproductive use of time and resources that could obviously be better spent elsewhere.

    Thus far this "change" looks a lot like "more of the same."

    March 12, 2009 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  11. Rob

    Get over it DNC we all know your jealous of Rush...Plus who cares if he wants the president to do i along with millions of other true americans....Its amazing just a few years ago even last year the DNC was wanting Bush to fail but now that Obama is in office its a crime to want him to fail.

    March 12, 2009 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  12. pat C.

    this is soooo foolish and a big waste of money!!!!!!!!

    March 12, 2009 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  13. Marge

    What I can't understand is why the MSM neglects to report on the obstructionist behaviour of the republicans. During the whole of bush's term they hide his drive to ruin this country. Now they won't publish anything about the republicans trying to continue to ruin this country. Why in the world don't they just go away and stay away.

    Look at Citi Bank and Bank of America, taking OUR TAXPAYER MONEY given to them to loan to people to get us out of this hole, and sending it overseas to bolster jobs there. What I want to know is why they don't take bush's pick out and put someone else to monitor the bailout money?

    March 12, 2009 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  14. Mark

    Do democrats think Rush will cause Obama to fail? Obama and Pelosi's economic policies will cause Obama to fail not Rush!

    March 12, 2009 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  15. Art

    Two wrongs don't make a right!

    March 12, 2009 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  16. proud army navy mom

    Rush's greatest hits:

    "I think this reason why girls don't do well on multiple choice tests goes all the way back to the Bible, all the way back to Genesis, Adam and Eve. God said, 'All right, Eve, multiple choice or multiple orgasms, what's it going to be?' We all know what was chosen."
    "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society."

    "Women were doing quite well in this country before feminism came along."

    "We're not sexists, we're chauvinists - we're male chauvinist pigs, and we're happy to be because we think that's what men were destined to be. We think that's what women want."

    "It's true. The larger the bra size, the smaller the IQ."

    Rush is such a stupid, fat idiot. Chuck Norris isn't fat but he's a unpatriotic stupid idiot,.

    March 12, 2009 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  17. Proud Yankee

    They should just leave old Rush alone. Let him spew his hate. Only the fringe weirdos like Chuck Norris pay him any attention.

    Then again, maybe they'll make him so mad one day that his head pops right off. With as large as he is and his drug abuse history I can't imagine his ticker is in tip-top shape. He seems like the sort of man that could have allot of anger built up until he explodes.

    March 12, 2009 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  18. Kpawlak

    What about the story on Carville and how he wished Bush to fail the morning of 911? I guess that does not fit into their game plan does it? It's pretty pathetic when this country has some serious problems going on and the DNC somehow makes it a priority to go after a talk show host. Obviously Rush is hitting a nerve.

    March 12, 2009 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  19. Mike

    Who's paying for the sign – Tax payers?

    March 12, 2009 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  20. Philip

    They better tread lightly. No matter what slogan they post, it will backfire on them. Putting the spotlight on your competitor is always a mistake, but then, the Dems seem to thrive on making mistakes right now...

    March 12, 2009 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  21. bill

    go after this bigmouth druggie limbaugh.dnc glad to see someone is finally standing up to this bully.its waaay past time limbaugh was exposed for what he is. BIG MOUTH BIGGIT

    March 12, 2009 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  22. david

    Why bother. Rush and those of his ilk are as much in need of psychatric help as Pelosi and Reid. Maybe Texas can secede and Norris can get Rush as his vice president. Any thing for another 15 mins. of shame on the national stage.

    March 12, 2009 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  23. Dawn

    Rush Limbaugh is a voice of the RNC, because all the Republicans do what he says. This man is a nut case. He and Ann Coultier should be married. They deserve each other.

    If Limbaugh says to the RNC, jump off the Golden Gate Bridge they would, because they worship the ground he slobbers.

    March 12, 2009 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  24. Dan S.

    A third grade mentality is not what this country needs, now or ever. What's next, sticks and stones may break my bones? Please tell me that we can do better than this. I'm sick of the whole thing.

    March 12, 2009 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  25. sherry

    Tables turned....The democrats being aggressive now giving the reprublican right a little taste of their own medicine.

    March 12, 2009 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
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