Tag: Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh: In the Beginning

 

Back in 1985, I was a college student in Sacramento, California, when Rush launched his classic three-hour show to a Northern California audience. How refreshing to hear such a funny, thoughtful conservative so full of life. People wanted to put him in the far-right, evangelical Christian box from the beginning, but such was not Rush. He did not suffer fools, no matter their political or religious beliefs.

In Sacramento, we had a powerful Christian group based in the Capital Christian Center. A couple of years after Rush began broadcasting, a Midwest minister began announcing how you could hear Satanic messages when you play certain songs backward.

Don’t Even Try to Replace the Irreplaceable. Retire the Golden Mic.

 

A lot of keyboards are busy today either celebrating the life and career of the estimable Rush Limbaugh or are celebrating his death. You know, the usual blue-checkmark accounts on Twitter engaging in the exercise. I will spend little time on the latter. I do not wish to show any respect to the secular cretins among us who celebrate anyone’s death.

We all remember “firsts” in our lives. Certain political memories, among others (this is a family blog) stick with us forever, such as the JFK assassination. The days that Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan were shot. And for those living in Washington, DC back in 1982, the Air Florida Flight 90 crash on the 14th Street Bridge. Hours later, on the same day, DC’s once-vaunted Metro system experienced their first-even subway crash at the beginning of the afternoon rush hour. Lenny Skutnick’s life-saving heroics in the Potomac River that cold winter morning still lives on in my memory. Trump’s surprise election night victory four years ago is clearly another.

I also remember the first time I tuned into Rush Limbaugh on the radio. It was in late April 1989, and I’d just started a new job. I had long been fascinated with news/talk radio, which had no personalities in those days. Just lots of open line time for average folks to opine on certain issues. I would listen for hours to WRC AM980 radio in DC during the early ’80s.

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I’m not going to make this long. Others have already paid tribute to Rush, but I’d like to add a short bit, too. I grew up listening to Rush Limbaugh in the late 90s and early 2000s–especially after I went to college. I remember driving around for a job a I had listening to him. […]

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In September 1992, William F. Buckley had Rush Limbaugh as his guest on Firing Line.  Grab a fine adult beverage, a fragrant cigar or a warm cup of tea and cozy up to a discussion that could have happened earlier this week.  Primarily discussing women and their roles in America, this interview gives the lie […]

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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Federalist Co-Founder Sean Davis and Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway discuss Rush Limbaugh’s legacy and the profound impact he had on the conservative movement, media, and society.

As conservatives mourn the passing of conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh, join Jim and Greg as they remember how Rush rose to conservative stardom in the early 1990’s, changed the political landscape, and then stayed at the pinnacle of his industry for the next 30 years. They also share their personal stories of how they first got hooked on Rush, and they discuss what his lasting legacy will be.

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Rush Limbaugh has confided in fans and in opponents (whose minds he inhabits rent-free) that he won’t be around forever. His brother David was among my favorite Ricochet contributors for a while. I don’t think either of them would be offended if we consider now what will become of Rush’s program and conservative talk radio […]

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Quote of the Day: Rush Limbaugh on the “Press” in America

 

This paragraph appears at the end of the December 2020 issue of the Limbaugh Letter, in an article entitled “American Pravda: Our Soviet-style Media”.  Rush quotes numerous publications, in sections titled “Disinformation”, “Outright Lies”, “Race Propaganda”, “Orange Man Bad”, “Orange Man Voters Bad”, “Lies of Omission”, and “No-Fraud Gaslighting.”.

You have to wonder how these so-called journalists sleep at night, with all their intentional deception, disinformation, fabrication, and distortions to serve the agenda of the hard-left Democrat Party.  In the old totalitarian USSR, reporters didn’t have a choice; but the American Pravda drive-bys do.  Of their own free will they’ve surrendered their talents, their objectivity, their spirit of free inquiry, and even their curiosity to the socialist hive mind; they have become the totalitarians.

In a show we could just as easily have named “David Limbaugh Cuts Through The Static,” the acclaimed NYT Best Selling author, pundit, and brother of Rush Limbaugh sits down with our own Dave Carter for a running stream of analysis that both figuratively and literally cuts through the static. That’s because the interview ran into a technical snag that resulted in actual static in the audio recording! Remarkably enough, Mr. Limbaugh’s clear analysis and commentary rises above the static (owing perhaps to his passion and conviction), so that the audio distortion will not prevent you from hearing what he has to say.  And what he has to say needs to heard as a ringing indictment not only of the cancel culture and the left’s mob mentality, but of those on the right whose vacillations have helped bring us to this point.

Then Ricochet’s own Henry Racette stops by to discuss his recent article, “About That Vacancy,” and how he sees the 2020 Presidential election shaping up.  This episode is rich in analysis, technical glitches notwithstanding, and we think you’ll enjoy the conversations.

ACF PoMoCon #12: Plague Politics

 

Pete Spiliakos and I talk about politics in the age of the plague–what’s so insane about supply-side economics, what it means to think politically and prudentially, what the common good requires, and how to understand our weaknesses that we may deal with them. Fear is good, seriousness is required, preparing for the crisis unfolding, and planning for overcoming it is the sequence we need to go through. Pete and I have praise for Tucker Carlson and Sen. Tom Cotton, and a lot of criticism for everyone else.

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I watched the second half of last week’s State of the Union address, and as far as style and presentation, I think the President did a fairly impressive job.  Now, perhaps that’s a low bar.  I don’t particularly like these, but then I don’t particularly like the President’s style, either.  Still, I can appreciate that […]

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“Let me tell you who we conservatives are: we love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims.” – Rush Limbaugh Preview […]

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There’s no question Rush Limbaugh has been the most influential voice in media on the right. I first heard Rush when I was introduced to his radio show by a friend.  It was during the first Gulf War, and I had driven up to Raleigh for one reason or another.  My friend said, “Stad, you […]

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Have been thinking about going to the NRI Half Day Forum in Palm Beach but hadn’t gotten around to figuring out logistics or investigating who the speakers would be. Then last night the following post appeared on the National Review Institute Facebook page and I was SO psyched: “On Tuesday, February 6, Mr. Rush Limbaugh will leave his gold […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the coup that no one in Zimbabwe will call a coup, as despotic leader Robert Mugabe is placed under house arrest.  They also fire back at Joe Biden as the former vice president either suggests the hero who stopped the church shooter in Texas should not have been able to have a semi-automatic rifle or he ignored a perfectly good question about him wanting to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens.  And they scratch their heads as Rush Limbaugh points out that Roy Moore was a Democrat at the time his alleged sexual assaults took place and other Democrats at the time said nothing about him.

Rush: I Never Took Trump Seriously on Immigration

 

Many conservatives were frustrated during the primaries to see the entertainment wing of the GOP promote the candidacy of the distinctly non-conservative Donald Trump. AM talk radio hosts, Fox News commentators, and best-selling authors made their fortunes by condemning countless Republican office holders as RINOs, squishes, and sell-outs because they made promises on immigration that they refused to keep once in office.

While few entertainers out-and-out endorsed Trump, a majority cheered on his candidacy despite of his lifetime of flip flops and funding liberal Democrats. Whether it was for ratings, access, or personal friendship, their early boosterism of The Donald helped many self-defined conservatives accept the New York b millionaire as a true-blue Republican. But with Trump’s disorganized retreat from his get-tough immigration policy, Rush Limbaugh admitted today that he never took Trump seriously on the issue.