Friday, February 27, 2009

Poster Boy
From 2Millionth Web Log

The Party of No and El Rushbo:

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, one of the nation’s largest and most politically active labor unions, and Americans United for Change, a labor advocacy group, have joined together to produce a TV ad that mashes clips of Republican congressional leaders’ reactions against the $787 billion stimulus package with Rush Limbaugh’s opposition to the White House initiative.

The commercial, which a group spokesman said would be broadcast on some cable networks and possibly the Sunday news shows early next week, attempts to paint Mr. Limbaugh, the talk radio show host, as the titular head of the Republican party.

It intersperses clips of American workers, teachers and foreclosure signs with the leaders using the word "no." And the ad ends with Mr. Limbaugh’s declaration toward President Obama from a few weeks ago: "I want him to fail," and then a narrator concludes: "Tell them America won’t take no for an answer."

To cite Molly Ivins' advice, tie Rush--and Dubya--to the GOP as tight as a dead chicken around a dog's neck.


  1. Hey Michael, I don't know if you can work up a graphic with Jindal in the back seat of this blurry portrait of Harry Lee saving people after Katrina, but I could REALLY put this to some good use, given recent developments.

  2. I'll see what I can do, Oyster, and will pass it along...