I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment, but I’ll check in later. For now, I thought I’d share this with you:
I’m Jen O’Malley Dillon, the new Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee.
If you’re anything like me, then you’ve had the urge to talk back to a right-wing talk radio host more than a few times. Now you can.
Rush Limbaugh has made waves lately about his desire to see President Obama fail. And he’s unapologetic, even though Americans voted in November for the very kind of change the President is bringing to Washington. As even Limbaugh must know, if the President fails, America fails.
Incredibly, Republican leaders have yet to condemn Limbaugh for his destructive comments. In fact, Republicans like Congressman Eric Cantor, a leader in the House, have adopted the Limbaugh strategy, telling the Washington Post recently that their strategy on the President’s jobs plan was “just saying no.”
The only Republican leader to challenge Limbaugh — the chairman of the Republican National Committee — even called Rush to apologize just a few days later.
But we have no apologies for Rush, just a message. We need you to come up with a slogan, in ten words or less, that we’ll put on a billboard where he can’t miss it — in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Can you help us come up with a message for Rush that we’ll place on a billboard right in his hometown?
We’ll go through all the slogans we get, and the winner will have his or her message appear on the billboard — and receive a free T-shirt featuring the winning slogan.
If Republican leaders aren’t willing to tell Rush, then we will. Americans want President Obama to succeed. Our country’s future depends on it. Rooting for the President’s failure is rooting for our country to fail.
To get America back on a path to prosperity, we’ll need to leave behind the failed partisan attack politics of the past. Americans voted for a new direction in November. Choosing Rush Limbaugh to be the voice of their party — as Republican leaders have done — is not the answer.
Send in your suggestion of ten words or less for a billboard and we’ll choose the best one to put in Rush’s own “backyard”:
Jen O’Malley Dillon
Democratic National Committee