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.

Update III: HA reader Paul C, known as Loudtalker at RFC Radio, sends a better photoshop of the same idea:

Very cool, Paul!


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getalife is just joking, isn’t she?

i mean, no one can be that brainwashed, can they?

toenail on March 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Where Obama at?! Where my Skittle poopin’ unicorn?! ACORN promised me delivery by 50th day!

BHO Jonestown on March 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Rush should retract his fail comment like Carville

getalife on March 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Sorry, kid, but Carville never “retracted” his comment. To do so, he would have had to say he didn’t mean what he was saying, and he would have apologized for saying it. He did neither.

All he did was order the obedient media not to report it, as he instantly realized that if his words came out, he was politically finished.

BTW, a reminder: O’bama won 70% of the high school dropout vote-even more than the 59% Algore got in 2000. That’s quite an accomplishment.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2009 at 7:12 PM

In their rush to get Rush
Their brains in the loo they flush
On billboards they lament
What otherwise they can’t cement
Too high on a (narcotic) rush

Ed of HA a glance at it takes
With lil’ talent a photoshop makes
Of the man who’d be king
Change for us to bring
With nary a clue of the stakes

Rush in rush-like fashion
More fodder has for discussion
Their little brains he will mince
Sin so much as a wince
Gone is the O’s distraction

Entelechy on March 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM

getalife is just joking, isn’t she?

i mean, no one can be that brainwashed, can they?

toenail on March 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

O’bama got 70% of the high school dropout vote. McCain only got 29%.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

getalife is just joking, isn’t she?

i mean, no one can be that brainwashed, can they?

toenail on March 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Most of the time she spews the regular talking points. But she has been known to repeat a certain point once she knows someone will respond to her.

myrenovations on March 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

I got your vote right here

400lb Gorilla on March 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Ok we knew the Dems had lame imaginations. So what?

Speedwagon82 on March 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM

getalife is just joking, isn’t she?

i mean, no one can be that brainwashed, can they?

toenail on March 12, 2009 at 7:09 PM

SHE?!?!? Wow is my face red. But this does explain a whole lot of things.

Is she 12??? If so, the picture would be complete.

BigWyo on March 12, 2009 at 7:24 PM

getalife, HE FAILED to get a decent transition. Even you must admit that.

Speedwagon82 on March 12, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Rush should retract his fail comment like Carville and praise the President for not failing.

getalife on March 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

But the post turtle IS failing.

single stack on March 12, 2009 at 7:31 PM

O’bama got 70% of the high school dropout vote. McCain only got 29%.

Del Dolemonte on March 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Ah, things are becoming more clear. getalife has 4 years of FAIL ahead.

BigWyo on March 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM

We elected an aesthetic to the Presidency in November and Rush Limbaugh is an issue?

Speakup on March 12, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Of course, the self promoting blowhard will never stop spewing divisive rhetoric. It’s all about Rush.

Elections be damned in the dittohead world, as long as rush is right.

Brilliantly played Rahm.

getalife on March 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM

…But that’s exactly what we got!

Grandslam Ed.

I hope Rush puts that up.

dentalque on March 12, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Get your Obama “HOPE he fails” t-shirts here.

Glenn Jericho on March 12, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Of course, the self promoting blowhard will never stop spewing divisive rhetoric. It’s all about Rush.

Elections be damned in the dittohead world, as long as rush is right.

Brilliantly played Rahm.

getalife on March 12, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Translation: I know I’m supposed to be doing my cipherin’. Hope my mama don’t ketch me. She’ll lock me up with Uncle Wally in the closet agin.

AubieJon on March 12, 2009 at 7:44 PM

I thought democrats were the creative, artistic side? Maybe Rahm should stick to ballet…

Grayson on March 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Of course, the self promoting blowhard will never stop spewing divisive rhetoric.

Oh, now…. that’s no way to talk about the President. Er, um, well, maybe it is now that I think about it.

psrch on March 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Stop me if someone has mentioned this already, but Rush’s cigar sure makes the president’s cigarette look . . . small.

cackcon on March 12, 2009 at 7:56 PM

getalife is a woman?…..sad…. very sad.

MNDavenotPC on March 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Getalife I have a feeling should lose some weight, get out and meet some men and “havealife”…

right2bright on March 12, 2009 at 8:13 PM

When, when, when is the GOP going to stop being gracious, smiling on camera, and praising the leftus, and grow a pair of hojos to fight the left on their level?

WHEN???

madmonkphotog on March 12, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I was going to wise crack about Camden, New Jersey but figure I would just be picking on the unfortunate when the billboard is juicy enough.

What happened to I WON?

Sophomore stuff here. Just shows we have some serious serious mental disfunction all around us. I suggest we get down to the serious business. The DNC obviously has not enough to do.

Proof positive the DNC thinks nothing through. I submit it will never go up and is yet another distraction albeit at their expense.

Idiots. Grow UP.

seesalrun on March 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM

That’s going to be my sign for the Tax Day Tea Party.

Stephen Macklin on March 12, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Of course, the self promoting blowhard will never stop spewing divisive rhetoric. It’s all about Rush.

Elections be damned in the dittohead world, as long as rush is right.

Brilliantly played Rahm.

getalife

Yes, I’m sure Rahm knows what he’s doing, afterall, there’s nothing going on the world. Nope…nothing at all.

StevefromMKE on March 12, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I submit it will never go up and is yet another distraction albeit at their expense.

Idiots. Grow UP.

seesalrun on March 12, 2009 at 8:15 PM

I agree, after everyone gets done ripping them a new azz for this dumb shit. They will sweep it under a rug and act like it never happened.

Greed on March 12, 2009 at 8:27 PM

With your billboard in tandem after BO’s, it’ll be like the old Burma Shave signs, only bigger. :)

petefrt on March 12, 2009 at 8:29 PM

intellectually disarmed as Democrats show themselves to be

Quote of the day!!

Hog Wild on March 12, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Wonder how long it took this Lib wiz kid to come up with this master peice.

thmcbb on March 12, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Funny thing is, the Democrat bilboard looks more like an ad for Rush’s show

The_Livewire on March 12, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Don’t Obomba the economy.

If something stinks, it’s B.O.

How about that Dow turnaround the last three days in a row?

Thank you President Obama for keeping your lip zipped for the last three days.

That is not failure.

getalife on March 12, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Again, Obama, Waters, Franks:

Maxine Waters did so even though her family had financial ties to the bank.

From the LA Times:

This week’s rally got an extra dose of adrenalin after an accounting board told Congress Thursday it may recommend a let-up in accounting rules for troubled banks in three weeks.

Stocks also got a boost as retail sales figures came in better than anticipated, General Electric Co. got its credit rating cut by less than expected and General Motors Corp. said it will not need a $2 billion loan it previously requested from the government.

Hmm. In fact, it seems, getalife, that the fields where ObamaRegulation and ObamaStimulus don’t shadow the earth, the economy shoots up like cornfields.

And, for something completely different:

A “Bail Out” plan in Ag-Land is to feed the livestock hay,

and not the type of bail-out plan we hear about today.

When country folks lose money, which happens most the time,

they don’t receive a handout. . . . not even one thin dime.

Yup.

unclesmrgol on March 12, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Nicely played.

steveegg on March 12, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Love the billboards in Comments over at Red State!

hillbillyjim on March 12, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Let’s do it Burma Shade style all down the road. Here are two to add after the DNC and yours:
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss136/petefrt/Eds-post.jpg

petefrt on March 12, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Lefty sites like HuffPo seem to be pretending this didn’t happen. HuffPo did mention the slogan contest the other day, and even a lot of their commenters thought the idea was dumb.

I gotta say I can’t believe the atomic lameness of this, even for the DNC. There are so many layers of stupidity in this stunt.

juliesa on March 12, 2009 at 10:10 PM

After I write this, no more need be written on the subject of Rush (just trying to be charmingly boastful):

Rush is wrong: He laughed and mocked yesterday at the story about how high his “negatives” are with the American people. “I’m not running for anything!” True, Rush, but your allies are, and you’re the proverbial albatross.

Rush is right: He usually provides very perceptive analysis of D.C. happenings.

Rush is wrong: The frequent name-calling based on perceived anatomical imperfections of political adversaries is childish and hurtful to the conservative cause.

Rush is right: He occasionally offers brilliant political forecasts and useful illustrations.

Rush is wrong: Daily references to his own greatness are wearisome. Rush’s joke at CPAC about God envying Rush’s throne bordered on blasphemy. Ironically…

Rush is right: America needs more God. Ironically…

Rush is wrong: His personal life–three divorces–seems to indicate that Rush needs more God.

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

???? So do you like Rush or not? How often do you listen to his program?

docdave on March 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM

The runner up entry:

Rush Limbaugh is a big poopy head.

fossten on March 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Rush is wrong: He laughed and mocked yesterday at the story about how high his “negatives” are with the American people. “I’m not running for anything!” True, Rush, but your allies are, and you’re the proverbial albatross.

So what’s he supposed to do? Die? Retire? If he’s such an albatross, those whose careers are in such jeopardy because of him can denounce him.

Rush is wrong: The frequent name-calling based on perceived anatomical imperfections of political adversaries is childish and hurtful to the conservative cause.

Come on. Begala will always and forever be The Forehead, and Waxman will always be Nostrilitis. Or Nostrildamus.

Rush is wrong: Daily references to his own greatness are wearisome. Rush’s joke at CPAC about God envying Rush’s throne bordered on blasphemy. Ironically…

It’s only schtick.

Rush is wrong: His personal life–three divorces–seems to indicate that Rush needs more God.

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Oh, my. If you’ve ever looked upon a woman with lust in your heart….

ddrintn on March 12, 2009 at 11:42 PM

intellectually disarmed as Democrats show themselves to be

Quote of the day!!

Hog Wild on March 12, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Hard to believe the GOP actually lost to these people.

ddrintn on March 12, 2009 at 11:45 PM

How often do you listen to his program?

Five or six hours every week.

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:51 PM

So what’s he supposed to do? Die? Retire?

He can try to be more like his favorite President. Ronaldus Magnus never made fun of opponents’ looks or bragged continuously in his campaigns. He simply explained conservatism to the people (which Rush does very well).

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:54 PM

The N Korans could sink a ship, or the Pakistanis could nuke India, or the stock market could seriously tank, and Obama and gang would still have stifling Rush as job 1… EIB at work. Sic ‘em Rush.

RalphyBoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:55 PM

…lest you think my suggestions would make Rush boring, I enjoyed Rush’s guest host a few weeks ago, Mark Steyn, very much. He was easy to listen to & occasionally hilarious.

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:58 PM

He can try to be more like his favorite President. Ronaldus Magnus never made fun of opponents’ looks or bragged continuously in his campaigns. He simply explained conservatism to the people (which Rush does very well).

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:54 PM

But Rush isn’t Reagan. Rush is the host of a radio program. If it were a question of Limbaugh gaining this or that balkanized constituency by being nicey-nicey all the time, then yeah. But he doesn’t have to be, any more than Matthews or Olbermann have to be.

ddrintn on March 12, 2009 at 11:59 PM

…lest you think my suggestions would make Rush boring, I enjoyed Rush’s guest host a few weeks ago, Mark Steyn, very much. He was easy to listen to & occasionally hilarious.

jgapinoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:58 PM

I’m a big Mark Steyn fan as well. But the bottom line is, if you don’t like Limbaugh, you don’t have to listen. And if he’s such a drag on conservatives, individual conservatives are free to denounce him all they want.

I don’t like Jon Stewart either. Or Olbermann. Which is why I don’t watch either of them.

ddrintn on March 13, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Rush will profit handsomely off this attack just as he has done every time before. He raised money for the Marines using Dingy Harry’s letter and his rating soared from President Teleprompter’s challenging comments. No doubt Rush will turn this retarded billboard into an even greater success.

scrubjay on March 13, 2009 at 12:05 AM

So what’s he supposed to do? Die? Retire? If he’s such an albatross, those whose careers are in such jeopardy because of him can denounce him.

ddrintn on March 12, 2009 at 11:42 PM


True… Or just brush off any attempt to link, or be questioned about Rush. Immediately follow any attempts to be drawn into the Rush/Obama goofiness, with an attack on the Mess-I-ah. An attack that comes from a totally different, but relevant angle.

The pain of having the Mess attacked on substance as the result of asking for a Rush sound bite might reduce the rush to link folks to Rush.

A senator is asked about Rush and answers by pointing out that the president is having a hell of a time finding nominees to fill extremely important positions in his cabinet… because it appears that many dems are sorry ass tax cheats.

After a question about Rush the fact that the current POTUS has back tracked on a number of key campaign promises, especially lobbyists, and ethics/openness.

Go on, ask me again about Rush…

RalphyBoy on March 13, 2009 at 12:11 AM

if you don’t like Limbaugh, you don’t have to listen.

There’s much about him that I love, which is why I listen several hours per week. I’m just trying to make him better.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 12:33 AM

But he doesn’t have to be, any more than Matthews or Olbermann have to be.

Of course he doesn’t. Rush says his #1 goal is to build his audience. I just wish his goal was to convert people to conservatism.
P.S. Matthews doesn’t make fun of others’ physical features. I don’t know if Olby does.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 12:41 AM

individual conservatives are free to denounce him all they want.

Sure, that will endear any politician to the conservatives in his constituency.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 12:42 AM

Rush is getting a lot of free advertising. congrats to Rush.

Ampersand on March 13, 2009 at 12:47 AM

The democrat party ought to talk to harry reid to find out what happens when you pull on superman’s cape.

jukin on March 12, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Nice…thnaks for the laugh. The Democraps really are doing that whole refrain…..I love it because BO ain’t no Slim.

VikingGoneWild on March 13, 2009 at 1:10 AM

Whoops….THANKS…better have another Kilt Lifter.

VikingGoneWild on March 13, 2009 at 1:11 AM

When, when, when is the GOP going to stop being gracious, smiling on camera, and praising the leftus, and grow a pair of hojos to fight the left on their level?

WHEN???

madmonkphotog

Rush has said repeatedly that the agressor sets the rules in a fight. If the Dems want a knock-down, drag-out, let’s give it to them. They have never shown one ounce of mercy when they attack Rush, Palin, Palin’s family, Joe-the-plumber, etc.
They deserve no mercy shown to them. And don’t give me this crap about Republicans being above that. This is a knife fight. There are no rules in a knife fight (name that movie).
We can go back to being “gentmen and ladies” after we’ve kicked some smarmy socialist arse and restored government to some vestige of “of the people, by the people and for the people”.

SKYFOX on March 13, 2009 at 5:36 AM

See above rant. I may have the order wrong, but you know what I mean.

SKYFOX on March 13, 2009 at 5:38 AM

P.S. Matthews doesn’t make fun of others’ physical features. I don’t know if Olby does.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Matthews does get a tingle down his leg though!!! Olberman (on the rare occasion I’ve listened) just makes me feel slimy and feel the need to take a hot shower with a scrub brush and lye soap.

ladyhawke53 on March 13, 2009 at 6:45 AM

individual conservatives are free to denounce him all they want.

Sure, that will endear any politician to the conservatives in his constituency.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 12:42 AM

So Limbaugh is more popular than that politician. That’s not Limbaugh’s problem.

ddrintn on March 13, 2009 at 7:05 AM

A Bill Board,for Rush,payed for,by Liberals MisInformation
Ministry, in their last gasp of the ongoing former Clinton
War Room veterans,Paul Begela and Snakehead,such an expensive, and failed Search and Destroy Mission!

Next Distraction Prediction.

By the Ministry of Liberal Blueprint for Socialism,

Knowing Liberals coniving,it will be,The Economy is
being caused by,the Iraq War!!!

Since the Obama Administration has the former Clinton
Team,

leaks will happen on Fridays,

and Distractions,will occur, after every Hopey screw-ups!

canopfor on March 13, 2009 at 7:33 AM

I gotta say I can’t believe the atomic lameness of this, even for the DNC. There are so many layers of stupidity in this stunt.

juliesa on March 12, 2009 at 10:10 PM

I thought Tim Kaine was a supporter of Obama’s. This stunt makes Obama look like a vindictive, low class thug.

Oh yeah….

ladyingray on March 13, 2009 at 8:51 AM

getalife is a woman?…..sad…. very sad.

MNDavenotPC on March 12, 2009 at 8:10 PM

I don’t understand why that is a surprise. I could tell right away.

ladyingray on March 13, 2009 at 8:52 AM

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.

Ummmm, William C – how is this very contest you have won an example of “leave(ing) behind the failed partisan attack politics of the past”? Isn’t it just the opposite? Am I missing something here?

InTheBellyoftheBeast on March 13, 2009 at 9:10 AM

When, when, when is the GOP going to stop being gracious, smiling on camera, and praising the leftus, and grow a pair of hojos to fight the left on their level?

SKYFOX on March 13, 2009 at 5:36 AM

Never.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on March 13, 2009 at 9:12 AM

This is a knife fight. There are no rules in a knife fight (name that movie).

SKYFOX

The only rule in a knife fight is you win if you bring a gun. Rush is generally (figuratively speaking) well armed.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on March 13, 2009 at 9:17 AM

How about that Dow turnaround the last three days in a row

How about my wife’s 401K that dropped 50% since October? How about mine that’s dropped 35% in the same time period? How about those “earmarks”, and transparency, and on, and on, and on…

oldleprechaun on March 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Entelechy on March 12, 2009 at 7:13 PM

Well done!

silenced majority on March 13, 2009 at 10:48 AM

i judge people by there enemies that must mean rush is a very fine man.keep up the good fight rush

wade underhile on March 12, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Judge a mans character by his enemies.
Characterize his judgment by his friends.

Count to 10 on March 13, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Of course, the self promoting blowhard will never stop spewing divisive rhetoric. It’s all about Rush.

Right, because when Democrats say the war in Iraq is lost, not that we are losing it, but that it’s lost, before the surge even starts, it’s not divisive rhetoric, it’s standing up for your principles. When a memo comes out after 9/11 from the DNC that “we have to make sure Bush gets no traction out of this,” it’s not divisive rhetoric.

But when Rush says he doesn’t want Obama to succeed at turning the U.S. into France, but he wants EVERY AMERICAN to succeed and the country with them, that’s divisive rhetoric. Bet getalife has never listened to Rush. She should for one week and see where his heart really is.

PastorJon on March 13, 2009 at 11:50 AM

So Limbaugh is more popular than that politician. That’s not Limbaugh’s problem.

Think before you write.
I think only about 5% of the population is devoted to Rush. A conservative politician needs their votes enough to be nice to Rush, but he still has to get another 46% to win.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM

I used to listen to Rush when I was able, but I work now when he’s on where I’m at.
But the guy’s in it for the passion & the entertainment.
He’s making $$ at the same time he’s trying to mobilize people with information & his take on it.
So if you don’t like him, turn your ear somewhere else.
It’s funny that the POTUS admin is wasting their time on this $hit.
I liked Bush for the very reason he chose to not respond to all the media stupidity.

Badger40 on March 13, 2009 at 12:05 PM

To an outsider and an observer the billboard is hilarious. The billboard says it all: RUSH to failure ROFL

Poor getalife, really digs the mushroom fodder when it comes to the Obummer administration.

There was no Bush depression because the USA was not even in a deep recession. There was a situation that was caused by Carter, Clintion and yes by a very young Obummer because of his links and work with ACORN. The history of this failure stems from ACORN activism and Obummer is right in the middle of it.

The attack on Rush Limburgh is really so very stupid. However, in their attempt to attack Limburgh the Dumbos have not even been able to see that the slogan is a bit of a backhand at Obummer. He has wasted no time dragging the USA into the claws of an ever deepening recession. He talked down the economy just as Kevin Krudd in Oz talked down the economy. His push to get all that pork through was just disgusting. There was not thought that went into the process. He has signed a bill that will have disastrous consequences long term and dimwits like getalife just cannot see it.

maggieo on March 13, 2009 at 3:17 PM

No hold on a minute.

Surely there’s another billboard (for real) near this one.

Can’t we get some donations together and really do it????

RUSH???? Come on guy! It’s near your neighborhood. DO IT, MAN!!!

seanrobins on March 13, 2009 at 3:41 PM

The collective genius of Democrats gets put together and this is what they’ve managed to come up with?

I don’t think you understand the way the Dems make decisions. This wasn’t the best submission, it was the one that was most fair to all the submitters. They wouldn’t want to pick one that lowered the self-esteem of all the stupid people who sent in ideas. My guess is this wasn’t the dumbest idea either (that would imply a kind of negative elitism and would be unfair to all the people who couldn’t achieve such extremes of brainlessness). It was probably the most average.

JackOfClubs on March 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Hah! Yeah, they got it alright.

tx2654 on March 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Think before you write.
I think only about 5% of the population is devoted to Rush. A conservative politician needs their votes enough to be nice to Rush, but he still has to get another 46% to win.

jgapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM

I am thinking. If only 5% of the population listens to Rush, then any politician can tell Rush to go to hell.

ddrintn on March 13, 2009 at 6:54 PM

jpapinoy on March 13, 2009 at 11:57 AM

With Rush’s ratings up 32% in the first quarter off a base of a 20m-22m listening audience that would mean that Rush now has about 28-29m people listening to him now; that would be about 9-10% of the popn.

technopeasant on March 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

RalphyBoy on March 12, 2009 at 11:55 PM

But when *he* dies, that’s the end of the line.

sethstorm on March 14, 2009 at 3:23 PM

So if you don’t like him…

…take away the regulation that kept his personality in power.

sethstorm on March 14, 2009 at 3:24 PM