02/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rush Limbaugh Petition Launched By Democrats

Entering the fray between Rush Limbaugh and the new Obama administration, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition here to repudiate the incendiary conservative talk-show host.

The petition is accompanied on the DCCC website by the well-circulated video of the Limbaugh statements that began this whole affair: the assertion, "I hope he fails." If anyone missed it, here is the video:

In a mass email, DCCC Executive Director Brian Wolff called for solidarity, saying "Jobs, health care, our place in the world -- the stakes for our nation are high and every American needs President Obama to succeed. Creating real change requires every American stand strong against Rush Limbaugh's attacks -- and all of the other partisan attacks from desperate Republicans that are on the way."

Limbaugh has responded to the petition, according to CNS News, with this statement on his website: "I am greatly puzzled. Why would the Democrats petition against me if I am doing such terrible damage to the GOP? "

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