Conservative radio talk icon Rush Limbaugh is certainly no stranger to conflict and controversy. Again, Limbaugh being used by Democrats to raise campaign cash. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has launched a petition to pressure Limbaugh’s radio advertisers to back away from his show.
According to Politico, this latest attempt by Dems to fire up their base and free up some of their voters’ money has caused quite a stir.
“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee emails about Rush Limbaugh are an intentional lie, using 10 words carefully selected from his full comments to imply the opposite of what he actually said,” Brian Glicklich, a spokesperson for Limbaugh, told POLITICO on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel sent a blast email asking supporters to sign a petition calling on Limbaugh’s sponsors to pull their advertising from his program because of remarks he had made about rape. Israel characterized Limbaugh as saying, “…No” means “yes” if you know how to spot it…” The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out a similar email on Wednesday.
But it’s the less talked about news involving Limbaugh that fans may find more interesting than yet another anti-Rush petition. According to various news outlets and chatty blogs in Dallas, something rather unusual reportedly happened after Limbaugh had dinner at a local steakhouse…something that resulted in money being given to a cause that Rush’s conservative listeners would likely find disturbing, to say the least.
From the Dallas Morning News arts blog comes the curious story of what a waitress at a high-end Dallas restaurant — an apparently liberal lady named Merritt Tierce — did with incredibly generous tips left by Limbaugh:
Tierce used to get some high rollers at the restaurant, including conservative talk show mogul Rush Limbaugh. Tierce waited on Limbaugh twice (both times he came in with Al Michaels, who was in town to call Cowboys games). Both times Limbaugh left her $2,000 tips on modest-size checks, once with twenty $100 bills. “That was like blood money to me,” says Tierce, who does not share Limbaugh’s social views.
Tierce was also executive director of the TEA Fund, which provides money to women who can’t afford to get abortions. So she did the only logical thing with Limbaugh’s cash. She donated a sizable chunk of it to the TEA Fund.
“It felt like laundering the money in a good way,” she says. “He’s such an obvious target for any feminist or sane person. It was really bizarre to me that he gave me $2,000, and he’s evil incarnate in some ways.”
So far, no comment from Rush Limbaugh on the fact that his generosity apparently led to increased abortion funding in the Lone Star State.
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