One of Rush Limbaugh’s characteristics, the great talk show radio icon, was his positive outlook on the saddest of events. That quality of his was something that many Americans depended upon to bring them out of the depths of despair. Rush was a good friend to America.
With all of the news of the nasty thing mentally unwell people are saying, let’s see how much Rush was loved.
“I don’t deserve all the wonderful friends I have, but I appreciate you. What I love most (concerning Rush) is that his audience didn’t really regard him as an unapproachable celebrity but as a genuine friend. Wow, that is so comforting and gratifying to me. God bless you all,” David Limbaugh posted.
I don’t deserve all the wonderful friends I have, but I appreciate you. What I love most (concerning Rush) is that his audience didn’t really regard him as an unapproachable celebrity, but as a genuine friend. Wow, that is so comforting and gratifying to me. God bless you all.
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) February 20, 2021
Everyone who listened to Rush was his good friend. He actually cared about his fans. He loved his audience, and they loved him. No one can take that away from him. He changed people’s lives; he changed how talk show hosts see their audience, he created value for society that way.
Of course, he had enemies because he was changing the culture of the left.
Rush had a positive outlook on life in genearl and on his own death, and he stayed on the air until a week before his passing, encouraging and uplifting his listeners with hope in the future, even while he faced the end of his run.
That is a positive change maker. A historic positive change maker.
Rush was not lacking for fans.
.”RUSH: By the way, the audience just keeps expanding, now up to 43 million listeners the EIB Network, estimated according to our latest model run. They’re our models, and we run them, 43 million people tuning in at this moment.
You don’t know, folks, ’cause you don’t know radio survey models, but that is phenomenal. The average time spent listening is like two hours and 25 minutes. I mean, nobody comes close. But the latest model runs that we have (you know, we run ’em ourselves) shows 43 million. That’s up from 42.5 million last week.
(interruption) Well, no! (laughing) The question is, “Would you…?” (laughing) “Would the number go down if people started going back to work?” No. There’s no flattening of the curve here of the EIB audience. It doesn’t happen. We’ve been here for 31 years, and that has not ever happened. There hasn’t been a flattening the curve like that.
See, your question… When this program started — when it was early days, 1988 — some of the initial objection was, “Well, Rush, who’s listening? The only people listening from noon to three are people on welfare. Everybody else is working.” I said, “No, no, no. We’re gonna revolutionize it. You wait and see,” and we turned radio prime time into noon to three.
See, your question is, “When people go back to work, will they stop listening?” No. They will listen at work as they have been doing for 30 years. (big sigh)
RUSH: “Did you just say…?” I just got a text. “Did you just say something about 43 million listeners?” (laughing) I said, “Yes! Our latest model projections show 43 million people.” Look, all 43 million don’t listen at one time. That’s over a three-hour stretch. The average time spent listening to this program is like two hours and 28 minutes.”
OUTPOURING OF GOOD MESSAGES, LOVE, AND SUPPORT
Rush’s brother, David Limbaugh, posted on Twitter that he had gotten a lot of positive support.
Today I began with the ambitious goal of responding to the countless expressions of sympathy & prayers, & the praise, appreciation & love for Rush, but as I scroll through Twitter mentions & DMs, Facebook posts & messages, texts & emails, I am just overwhelmed. #SoGrateful #TYVM
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) February 19, 2021
I think it is important to ignore the left and their parting shots. Rush Limbaugh will always be a legend; the more the left hated him, the more Americans loved him. The only controversy about his life is that he didn’t care if the Marxist left was uncomfortable with him.
And good for him.
Remember Rush for all that he was to us.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776