Friday, March 06, 2009

DCCC Petition to Silence Limbaugh Removed

A petition to silence radio host Rush Limbaugh last Jan 29, 2009 has been removed from the DCCC website possibly because of the overwhelming support for Limbaugh expressed in the comments. Many of the commenters signed the petition also expressing support for the radio talker thus nullifying the purpose.

Brandon English of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) blog The Stakeholder, posted Limbaugh Attacked—You Responded. He wrote,
It's not too late to make your voice heard: Sign our petition and we'll send your comments to Rush >>.
That last part in red was a link to the petition, but apparently it's too late to make your voice heard. The link is no longer available to the Silence Rush petition and the petition is no longer anywhere to be found even for just reading. The Petitions page (found under the Action Center tab) no longer lists the petition as one of the 'Past Petitions'.

However, the DCCC did leave the comments section, at least for now. The comments are actually more interesting and important than the foolish attempt to silence Mr. Limbaugh and conservative talk radio. Right from the get-go, Democrats lost control of the comment thread.

Comments started January 29, 2009 with Garfield,
Rush!!! You are not the light in the night.....You are a BRIGHT and burning SUN illuminating all the darkness and revealing the pitfalls along the way. God Bless you mightily Rush.
and was closed February 27, 2009 after Eric Bystrom wrote,

#637. You’re forgiven for your typos, Mr. Heath. I hope I don’t have to apologize for mine now, too. I could have sworn this discussion was finished. Is this group hug time, now? ;)
The discussion was dominated by Republican and Conservative writers making points, counter-points and, in general, just blowing away the few Democrats and Liberals who attempted to make their case usually with name calling, ad homonym attacks, and odd non sequitur. It's no wonder the DCCC pulled the petition and closed the comments after a month of drubbing.

All comments can be found at Indigo Continuum. Currently, the comments can still be read at the DCCC link above, but I don't trust Democrats to honor history.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

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