Another 'epic fail' from the Democrats

Russell Cook
I'm an old school baby boomer, not a big fan of the latest slang. One term I do like is the shortening of the word "failure" to "fail". I'm not certain of its origins, but it has been largely popularized by the website failblog.org, where photos of various spectacular failures are shown. One of my favorites is Clean Energy Fail, where a device designed to save us from global warming is putting out a carbon footprint like you wouldn't believe.

So Wednesday, we witnessed the "Epic Fail" of a petition aimed at Rush Limbaugh by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), who apparently were unaware of the previous Epic Fail of Senator Harry Reid's "phony soldiers" petition
calling for Limbaugh to repudiate and apologize for a comment that critics took entirely out of context. Limbaugh ultimately got it back from its intended receiver, and he turned it over to Ebay for a charity auction, where the winning bid was $2,100,100. Limbaugh then matched the amount, for a total gift to the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation of $4,200,200.Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.

Our friends at the DCCC heard simply heard four words said by Limbaugh - "I hope he fails" - out of their original context 

in reference to an email request he received, and more specifically in reference to a basic opinion that he doesn't agree with Obama's policies and therefore wouldn't want them to succeed. A week after that broadcast came Obama's own call for GOP leaders to stop listening to Limbaugh, prompting the DCCC to create their petition to "Stand strong against Rush Limbaugh’s Attacks - sign our petition, telling Rush what you think of his attacks on President Obama. We’ll send Limbaugh your comments." Nicely placed on that page is a 19 second Youtube video of his famous four words.

What makes this an Epic Fail is actually a triumph for full disclosure -- Limbaugh found out about the petition and prompted readers of his web site to go over and sign the petition. We did, each commenting as we saw fit, and the DCCC has either decided not to scrub the overwhelming number of comments supporting Limbaugh, or else they are totally unaware of them and are simply patting themselves on the back while watching the petition counter rack up ever-increasing numbers.

Of the 1,400 comments appearing on their web site as of 8pm PST Wednesday night, the vast majority are in support of Limbaugh - this link 
will put you square in the middle of 'em, hit the Previous Page or Next Page links at the bottom of the page and see for yourself.

I'm an old school baby boomer, not a big fan of the latest slang. One term I do like is the shortening of the word "failure" to "fail". I'm not certain of its origins, but it has been largely popularized by the website failblog.org, where photos of various spectacular failures are shown. One of my favorites is Clean Energy Fail, where a device designed to save us from global warming is putting out a carbon footprint like you wouldn't believe.

So Wednesday, we witnessed the "Epic Fail" of a petition aimed at Rush Limbaugh by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), who apparently were unaware of the previous Epic Fail of Senator Harry Reid's "phony soldiers" petition
calling for Limbaugh to repudiate and apologize for a comment that critics took entirely out of context. Limbaugh ultimately got it back from its intended receiver, and he turned it over to Ebay for a charity auction, where the winning bid was $2,100,100. Limbaugh then matched the amount, for a total gift to the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation of $4,200,200.Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it.

Our friends at the DCCC heard simply heard four words said by Limbaugh - "I hope he fails" - out of their original context 

in reference to an email request he received, and more specifically in reference to a basic opinion that he doesn't agree with Obama's policies and therefore wouldn't want them to succeed. A week after that broadcast came Obama's own call for GOP leaders to stop listening to Limbaugh, prompting the DCCC to create their petition to "Stand strong against Rush Limbaugh’s Attacks - sign our petition, telling Rush what you think of his attacks on President Obama. We’ll send Limbaugh your comments." Nicely placed on that page is a 19 second Youtube video of his famous four words.

What makes this an Epic Fail is actually a triumph for full disclosure -- Limbaugh found out about the petition and prompted readers of his web site to go over and sign the petition. We did, each commenting as we saw fit, and the DCCC has either decided not to scrub the overwhelming number of comments supporting Limbaugh, or else they are totally unaware of them and are simply patting themselves on the back while watching the petition counter rack up ever-increasing numbers.

Of the 1,400 comments appearing on their web site as of 8pm PST Wednesday night, the vast majority are in support of Limbaugh - this link 
will put you square in the middle of 'em, hit the Previous Page or Next Page links at the bottom of the page and see for yourself.