Limbaugh ‘Rush Babes for America’ Facebook page surpasses NOW in 24 hours
Limbaugh’s new “Rush Babes for America”
Facebook page – also known as “The National Organization of Rush Babes”
— was open for public viewing just prior to the beginning of his radio
program Tuesday. He announced it in the third hour of his show, between
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. EDT.
Twenty-four hours later, Limbaugh’s page devoted to conservative women had more than 33,800 “likes.”
The National Organization for Women launched its main Facebook page on June 17, 2008. At time of publication, that page had 28,146.
Limbaugh launched the new Facebook page as a direct response to NOW’s campaign to get him off the air. The conservative host explained Tuesday that he believes NOW does not represent the views of a majority of American women.
“[W]hat ‘Rush Babes for America’ is about is posting stories and
ideas that happen here on the program, and occasionally elsewhere,” he
said Tuesday, “and inviting all of you to participate in conversations
on Facebook with other women about what matters to you as a means of
demonstrating just what a minority the National Organization for Women
and its so-called affiliates really are.”
NOW president Terry O’Neill told Politico Wednesday morning that Limbaugh’s antics are part of his bullying tactics.
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