The Democratic National Committee
is holding a contest where it allowed people to submit what they wanted a billboard in Rush Limbaugh's hometown to say against him. They have narrowed it down to the final 5 and I found them absolutely hilarious. They will appear on a billboard like the one you see to the right.
Below are the final 5 that people are voting on and my comments on them:
"Americans Didn't Vote For A Rush To Failure"
That is correct, most Americans didn't vote for "a rush to failure". However Rush wasn't even in the election so their assertion that Rush Limbaugh was John McCain, and lost the election, is ridiculous. In my opinion most people who voted for Obama didn't vote for him because of what he could do for America, but because they wanted to see some charismatic guy in office. Or dare I say it - a black man in office just because he's black! Many didn't even know what his policies were or whether they would succeed or fail. So this slogan is just asinine.
"Hope And Change Cannot Be Rush'd"
This one is just completely hypocritical and could be used by the RNC against the Obama Administration. Who are the ones that have been running around screaming for the past 2 months "We need to pass this NOW!!!" "Our country will become a catastrophe if we don't spend all this money NOW!!"? The Democrats have been hurrying and rushing everything through congress without letting anyone read it or debate it. This suggestion for the billboard is just laughable.
"Failure Is Not An Option For America's Future"
Looking at the sign above with a generic man standing there holding a cigar really has no relationship to Rush Limbaugh at all and anyone looking at the sign with this slogan wouldn't know what the hell it is about and probably wouldn't care. It would appear as an almost ominous "government is using subliminal advertising" as appeared in things like Clockwork Orange
and They Live
. A similar theme: "Paying your taxes makes you happy" and "Working for the government until your hands bleed is good for your soul".
"We Can Fix America Just Don't Rush It"
This one is similar to the second suggestion above. With the Democrats hypocritically suggesting that Rush Limbaugh is the one rushing things through congress and being signed by the president. They're really pushing to include the word Rush in there and it simply doesn't work when they are the ones at fault for the rushing.
"Rush: Say "Yes" To America"
This one is the only one that makes it clear that the sign is even about Rush Limbaugh. However it is outright insinuating that Rush Limbaugh has said "no" to America when all he has said is he wishes socialist agendas to fail in America. It's generic and stupid to anyone with a brain. Rush has a different opinion of what should be done, that doesn't mean he has said "no" to America as a whole. It's underlying theme is that Rush is Anti-America.
This contest was tipped off to me by Reader Gayle who wrote in to say that she thinks things like this should not be allowed to be targeted at a private citizen. The fact of the matter is that Rush has a private life, but he is very much a public figure and therefore open to criticism by name. Where the line would be drawn is if they outright slander him as in saying he is a criminal when he is not.
I see nothing wrong with the DNC campaign, however it truly shows that they have made attacking Rush Limbaugh a concerted effort and worked together behind the scenes to attack him on a national scale. Attacks on Rush have been on the news constantly, addressed by the White House Press Secretary and appeared throughout Democratic circles any chance that they get. They'll even bring it up when being a guest on a show and talking about a completely different issue. Obviously the word was put out to repeat it over and over as much as possible.
Why you might ask? Because they see Rush and his message as a threat to their beliefs. They think that if enough people hear Conservative thinking that they may conclude that they are the right course. Therefore they have made it a point at every turn to make the deliverer of the ideas out to be a hateful person against the country. The DNC believes the more people that hear that Rush Limbaugh is Anti-American the more they will dismiss his ideas outright without even hearing them. That when they see Rush on TV or hear anything he says that the person will say "Oh there's that America hating Rush Limbaugh again, just ignore him".
And the truth is, they're right. Many people go about their daily life without thinking. They just accept what is told to them, and with the prevalence of liberals in the media you can be sure they will hear it over and over on TV, in newspapers, in online news sites and on talk radio.
However, when it comes to stupid, this billboard campaign shows that most people going to the Democratic National Committee website have no real good imaginations or coherent thoughts. It's just bash, bash, bash...