El Rushbo Is Gone

 

Rush Limbaugh has left this Earth.

Share your memories in the comments below.

Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since “The Rush Limbaugh Show” began in 1988. Perched behind his Golden EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) Microphone, Limbaugh spent ov

er three decades as arguably both the most beloved and polarizing person in American media.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-dead-talk-radio-conservative-icon

https://www.steynonline.com/11078/the-indispensable-man

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  1. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    His life and light will continue to shine. 

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  2. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/rush-limbaugh-dead-talk-radio-conservative-icon

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  3. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
    Joseph Stanko
    @JosephStanko

    I guess God wanted his talent back. 

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  4. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Ave Atque Vale.

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  5. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    May the angels lead him to Paradise. I am profoundly saddened. I had a feeling because Mark Steyn was really subdued yesterday.

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  6. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    I guess God wanted his talent back.

    It was only on loan. But he sure shared it on this Earth. 

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  7. tigerlily Member
    tigerlily
    @tigerlily

    I knew it was coming, but it’s still very sad to hear. RIP.

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  8. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    I spent 12 years as an itinerant teacher. I had lunch with Rush every single day in my car.

    He did not change me or my thinking, as much as he help me articulate what I knew in my heart and observed with my eyes. 

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  9. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    The talent loaned from God has returned to God. RIP . . .

    Update: Feeling kind of empty right now. Today will go down in my list of “Where were you when-” moments . . .

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  10. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    I spent 12 years as an itinerant teacher. I had lunch with Rush every single day in my car.

    He did not change me or my thinking, as much as he help me articulate what I knew in my heart and observed with my eyes.

    Years ago I taught in a NJ high school. I had the best time parking my car that had “Rush is Right!” bumper sticker safely inside the back window. I feel like I have lost a very dear radio friend.

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  11. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    You know, when we heard about @bossmongo‘s post maybe getting picked up by his newsletter, I was concerned. Not that your post wasn’t good, Boss, but something just made me think it was a very good synopsis of his life and I didn’t want it to be over. 

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  12. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
    @GossamerCat

    Oh no. I am truly saddened by the loss of this great man. Now, when we need him more than ever. 

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  13. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Blondie (View Comment):

    You know, when we heard about @ bossmongo‘s post maybe getting picked up by his newsletter, I was concerned. Not that your post wasn’t good, Boss, but something just made me think it was a very good synopsis of his life and I didn’t want it to be over.

    Boss Mongo’s post

    https://ricochet.com/887657/rush-limbaugh-marconis-titan/

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  14. Basil Fawlty Member
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    @BasilFawlty

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    May the angels lead him to Paradise. I am profoundly saddened. I had a feeling because Mark Steyn was really subdued yesterday.

    Steyn wrote a nice tribute:

    https://www.steynonline.com/11078/the-indispensable-man

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  15. Acook Member
    Acook
    @Acook

    I was worried due to this recent extended absence from his show. But I think the doctors got him more months than they originally thought they would. Still, this sucks. 

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  16. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    The Indispensable Man
    Rush Limbaugh, 1951-2021

    Mark Steyn’s Obit for Rush.

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  17. SkipSul Inactive
    SkipSul
    @skipsul

    He will definitely be missed. He was especially fun during the Clinton years, when I listened to him the most. Wasn’t able to listen much after that, unless I was on the road, but during the 90s he was a hoot.

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  18. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge
    Jeff Hawkins
    @JeffHawkins

    1989 (?) I had to miss school and my dad had to miss work to take me to court to testify against a guy who beat up my friend. Limbaugh was on the radio and I asked who he was and my dad told me he was really funny but also spoke about conservatism in plain language.

    He was the only thing that got me through college as left wing groups tried to shut down every conservative organization I was a part of and other organizations shunned me for being a Republican.

    When I moved out to Los Angeles, he and Dennis Prager became my solace of living in an absolutely insane place.

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  19. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    When I first heard him, it was life changing. It was after college and I have moved home in 1993. Here was a guy on the radio saying things that are sense. Moved me politically.

     

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  20. Mim526 Member
    Mim526
    @Mim526

    God bless and comfort his family.

    I already posted one of my strongest memories of Rush on Boss Mongo’s wonderful tribute thread. The managing editor of Rush’s newsletter asked for permission to reprint, so they know he was admired and loved by many on Ricochet.

     

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  21. David March Thatcher
    David March
    @ToryWarWriter

    A man from a more civilized time. Can you imagine anything like this happening today?

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  22. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Mim526 (View Comment):

    God bless and comfort his family.

    I already posted one of my strongest memories of Rush on Boss Mongo’s wonderful tribute thread. The managing editor of Rush’s newsletter asked for permission to reprint, so they know he was admired and loved by many on Ricochet.

     

    Boss’s post is in this Op now. 

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  23. The_Admin() Admin
    The_Admin()
    @Max

    First heard Rush in 2005. Of course, I knew who Rush Limbaugh was before that and knew™️ he was a horrible lying no good conservative. So when I heard him on the radio, and didn’t recognize his voice, and he was saying things that made a lot of sense, which I agreed with, I didn’t know who he was. Then he went commercial break, “Back in a moment, Rush Limbaugh on the EIB Network!” I practically yelled in alarm and changed the dial. But… never forgot that I had actually agreed with what he was saying when I didn’t know who he was. That was one of the first signs that I was, in fact, a conservative. I would listen to him countless times over the years.

    God Bless Rush Limbaugh.

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  24. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    He will definitely be missed. He was especially fun during the Clinton years, when I listened to him the most. Wasn’t able to listen much after that, unless I was on the road, but during the 90s he was a hoot.

    “Hey, now! Let’s begin! Health care rap with a liberal spin…” (Yes, I know the entire thing.) The parodies were absolutely inspired. He liked to talk about illustrating absurdity by being absurd…and he took a lot of heat for it.

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  25. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    I reached majority in the early ’80’s. I rejected Ms. And kept Miss. 

    I loved that Rush criticized Feminazi’s. 

    I have never felt oppressed, and feminism has always annoyed me. But Rush’s points about Feminazi’s as militant feminists helped me reject any efforts to jump on that band wagon in my early career. 

    It also seems prophetic, since the militance is a template for interchangeable agendas now.

    Rush, please tell Jesus, “Hurry back.”

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  26. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Jules PA (View Comment):

    Mim526 (View Comment):

    God bless and comfort his family.

    I already posted one of my strongest memories of Rush on Boss Mongo’s wonderful tribute thread. The managing editor of Rush’s newsletter asked for permission to reprint, so they know he was admired and loved by many on Ricochet.

    Boss’s post is in this Op now.

    Sorry: that might have gotten lost on transit to main feed. Still in the comments. #16

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  27. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    He will definitely be missed. He was especially fun during the Clinton years, when I listened to him the most. Wasn’t able to listen much after that, unless I was on the road, but during the 90s he was a hoot.

    “Hey, now! Let’s begin! Health care rap with a liberal spin…” (Yes, I know the entire thing.) The parodies were absolutely inspired. He liked to talk about illustrating absurdity by being absurd…and he took a lot of heat for it.

    The original king of Memes. 

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  28. Columbo Member
    Columbo
    @Columbo

    Rest in peace Rush Limbaugh. You competed well, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith.

    Let us all now go and do likewise.

     

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  29. Manny Member
    Manny
    @Manny

    Oh gosh, I’m choked up. Not unexpected but goodness it’s still heartbreaking. He meant so much to the conservative base. Not just for his influence but for his brilliance at articulating our positions, for his good cheer, and indeed for his good heart. I’m convinced he loved us all. He was one of a kind. I will be forever blessed for having listened to him. My prayers will go out for his soul. He will be added to my list of dearly departed that I pray for. 

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  30. Jules PA Member
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/rush-limbaugh-passes-away/

    Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced.

    Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show.

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