Billboard responds to Rush Limbaugh's failure comment

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - It's a national war of words, and the battleground is West Palm Beach.

In one corner: conservative talk show host and Palm Beach resident Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh infuriated Democrats with his comments earlier this month that he hoped that President Barack Obama fails.

Democrats, in response, declared a PR war. They decided to buy space on a billboard in West Palm Beach to "send Rush a message".

The Democratic National Party solicited ideas for a billboard message to Limbaugh on their website.

More than 80,000 slogans were submitted as part of a contest. Nearly 50,000 people helped narrow the list to the top five.

On Thursday, the DNC will unveil the billboard slogan, which will read, "Americans didn't vote for a Rush to failure," according to CNN. The slogan will be splashed across a billboard in West Palm Beach and printed on T-shirts.

Limbaugh poked fun at the concept on his radio show, saying that the Democrats "are going to erect a billboard that, they say, is in my backyard. The problem is, I don't live where they are going to put the billboard. They're going to put a billboard somewhere over in West Palm Beach."

Limbaugh lives on the island of Palm Beac, where there are no billboards.

Limbaugh also added, "Tell 'em put the billboard in Port St. Lucie. They do need to be stimulated up there."

The location and timing of the billboard have not been finalized, said Mark Siegel, chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.