The lame anti-Rush billboard — and a response
posted at 5:45 pm on March 12, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
The Democratic Party has to do something to distract people from the parade of flopped nominations in the Barack Obama administration, the botched diplomacy of Hillary Clinton, the Wall Street meltdown, and the insane spending spree of the Democratic-controlled Congress. Rather than have people actually pay attention to what Democrats do, the party has decided to hold an anti-Rush Limbaugh contest — to gin up a slogan for a billboard near the Excellence in Broadcasting studios in Florida. My friend Tommy Christopher reports that they’ve picked a winner:
The winning slogan, submitted by William C. of Camden, New Jersey, will let Rush — and the Republicans who’ve decided to follow his lead – know that Americans aren’t hoping for failure. They voted for a new direction in November, and they’re ready to leave behind the failed partisan attack politics of the past.
Um, say, like holding slogan contests to belittle conservatives? I know that consistency isn’t a strong point with Democrats, but didn’t anyone read this for comprehension before sending it out?
Apparently they were too busy picking a slogan. And here it is, the message that they believe will send Rush Limbaugh screaming into oblivion:
What, “Don’t play Rush-ian Roulette” didn’t come up? Did they miss “nanny nanny boo boo” too? The collective genius of Democrats gets put together and this is what they’ve managed to come up with? I guess that explains Porkulus and their decision to raise taxes during a severe economic crisis, too.
Now, Rush Limbaugh certainly needs no assistance in defending himself, particularly when the opposition is as intellectually disarmed as Democrats show themselves to be here. However, inspired by Jonah Goldberg at The Corner, I’ve come up with a companion billboard (with my limited Photoshop skills) to place just a little down the road from this one, when it appears:
Feel free to pass this around.
Update: Color the Christian Science Monitor less than impressed:
Setting a world record today for beating a dead horse, the Democratic National Committee will announce they’ve selected an anti-Rush Limbaugh slogan to be placed on a billboard in the radio host’s hometown. …
That message has apparently been decided. CNN is reporting that the billboard will say, “Americans didn’t vote for a Rush to failure.”
Apparently, more than 80,000 slogans were emailed in and astonishingly all were somehow deemed worse than that one.
Update II: Caleb Howe discovers the super-secret transcript of the Democrats’ meeting on the slogan.
Very cool, Paul!