Want to know why Democrats picked a fight with Rush Limbaugh? Just look at the polling:
A new Democratic poll suggests that conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh is an anchor around the ankles of the national Republican Party, eroding its ability to reach out to moderate and independent voters who sided heavily with President Barack Obama last fall.
The survey -- conducted by Democracy Corps, a group that includes longtime Democratic strategists James Carville and Stan Greenberg -- shows that voters believe two fundamental things about Limbaugh: he is one of the most prominent leaders of the Republican Party and he is not in step with their values.
Now, like a good joke, you don't want to go too far with this tactic. It loses its appeal after a while and can quickly become an annoying parody of partisan politics and personal destruction. But in the short-term, this is an easy win for Democrats. Limbaugh is highly influential with a small and shrinking audience and is a MAJOR turn-off to everyone else, especially minorities whose voting numbers are on the rise. So it only makes political sense to align the GOP with someone as disliked as Rush Limbaugh. Plus, it's funny.