Rush Limbaugh, American.

February 9, 2020
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UPDATE 2/11/20: Thank the Lord Rush Limbaugh’s on!

ORIGINAL POST 2/9/20:  A great leader, like a great parent, doesn’t lead so much as instruct others how to take the reins for themselves. This is the essence of the Conservative worldview: independence, autonomy, responsibility, initiative, take pride in and defend what is yours, live and let live. alg-rush-limbaugh-jpg[1]By that token, Rush Limbaugh, El Rushbo, MahaRushi, America’s Anchorman with half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair, has for 3+ decades served as the inspiring, God-sent guiding heart and soul of Conservatism here across the fruited plain and worldwide. There’s little question that the sinister march of the Progressive Left toward One Party/One World domination would have made much greater headway, perhaps to the tipping point of irreversible tyranny, without Rush’s sunny, funny presence.

No less stalwart a Conservative icon and iron warrior than the late Andrew Breitbart described his own conversion from “Liberal” to “Conservative” thanks to his father-in-law Orson Bean (regrettably just passed) introducing him to Rush:

“I turned on KFI 640 AM to listen to evil personified from 9 a.m. to noon. Indeed, my goal was to derive pleasure from the degree of evil I found in Rush Limbaugh. I was looking forward to a jovial discussion with Orson to confirm how right I was. One hour turned into three. One listening session into a week’s worth. And next thing I knew, I was starting to doubt my preprogrammed self. I was still a Democrat. I was still a liberal. 

But after listening for months while putting thousands of miles on my car, I couldn’t believe that I once thought this man was a Nazi or anything close. While I couldn’t yet accept the premise that he was speaking my language, I marveled at how he could take a breaking news story and offer an entertaining and clear analysis that was like nothing I had ever seen on television, especially the Sunday morning shows, which had been my previous one-stop shop for my political opinions.”

Rush’s announcement of his advanced cancer diagnosis this week leaves many distraught at the void his absence would leave. Conversely, the kind and compassionate Progressive cabal is jubilant. The Left hates any opposition, especially the idea of fair play when it comes to disseminating proven good ideas, honest muscular debate, laying out the case for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that thoroughly undermines their unshakeable notion of centralized control, the social engineering of all aspects of human life.  Naturally, they reserve their special hatred for the best messengers exposing the true results and consequences of their nightmare Marxist dreams. Worst of all for the Left about Rush (and for that matter about Donald Trump), he’s funny, he skewers & ridicules them precisely where it should hurt, shining the light of truth on them for all the world to see.

As of the end of the Reagan years (1980-88), there had never been anything like him in the world of mass media. Like Bob Hope inventing Stand-Up, Rush pioneered Talk Radio. There have been many imitators on both the Left and Right, but no one has ever measured up to the Master. Serious education about America and human affairs at large, packaged and presented by a first-class entertainer. We shall not see his like again.

Over to you, Mr. & Mrs. America.

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