On Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee released the five finalists for the slogan that will adorn a billboard in the talk show host's hometown. From the contest launched last week, which, aides say, attracted 56,000 submissions, came this::
* "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"
* "Rush: Say yes to America"
The results were made public in an email from DNC Executive Director Jen O'Malley Dillon.
In a strictly political context, the way the DNC is publicizing the project underscores their commitment to making Limbaugh the GOP boogeyman. In recent days, Republicans have complained that the Obama administration and DNC are pushing trivial distractions in the face of important economic challenges. Limbaugh, of course, brought much of this on himself by calling for Obama's failure. But Democrats do seem confidant that they have a winning hand and aren't willing, just yet, to drop this fight.