DNC Anti-Rush Billboard Contest Draws Limbaugh Response
March 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM (PT)
The DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE has joined in the RUSH-bashing with a billboard contest to pick a slogan to post on a billboard in RUSH LIMBAUGH's home town. The five choices, all accompanied by a hand with a cigar in it, read "Americans Didn't Vote For A Rush To Failure," "Hope And Change Cannot Be Rush'd," "Failure Is Not An Option For America's Future," "We Can Fix America, Just Don't Rush It," and "Rush: Say 'Yes' To America." The billboards refer to LIMBAUGH's comments that he hoped President OBAMA would "fail," which LIMBAUGH said meant that he wanted OBAMA's policies and agenda to fail.
DNC Chairman TIM KAINE told FOX NEWS SUNDAY, "The billboard is a little bit of fun, admittedly, but there is an important point. At a time of crisis in this nation, nobody should be rooting for the president to fail. Both this country and the world needs him to succeed. If we have people out there praying for the president to fail and trying to rally folks around that, we need to push back on that."
In response, LIMBAUGH said on MONDAY's show, "Well, let's go back again to the FOX NEWS poll of August of 2006, a two-day poll, 8th and 9th of AUGUST, 2006. Mr. Kaine, the question was number 10 on the FOX NEWS poll. Regardless of how you voted in the presidential election, would you say you want President BUSH to succeed or not? Fifty-one percent of Democrats said they wanted him to fail. They didn't want him to succeed. We were talking about losing a war here, Governor KAINE. We're talking about hoping the military fails in its effort to secure victory in IRAQ."