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Posted by on Mar 3, 2009 in Economy, Politics | 2 comments

Here’s The (In)Famous “Rush Is The Leader” TV Ad (UPDATED)

Here’s the (in)famous (choose the one that fits your political persuasion) “Rush Is The Leader” TV ad put out by the Democratic activist group Americans United for Change. This ad was reportedly being prepared before the big battle between the powerhouse conservative talk show host and RNC Chair Michael Steele. That battle will probably get the ad even more notice when it starts airing later this week:

Writes The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder, who (along with others such as Andrew Sullivan writing for that magazine and its blogs) is a daily must-read:

Not only is Rush the leader of the Republican Party, according to the ad, Sarah Palin, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are specifically NOT the party’s leaders, at least as indicated by the raucous applause Limbaugh received at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC over the weekend. (Limbaugh, it should be noted, is no stranger to Americans United for Change ads–the group has used his “fail” comment since early February to blast Republicans for opposing President Obama’s stimulus.) The ad will air in DC and on national cable as early as Thursday through the end of next week, the group says.

UPDATE:According to US New & World Reports, the GOP’s message to Steele is be quiet about Limbaugh or be fired.

: Peter Dao says Democrats are making a huge mistake by “elevating” Limbaugh.