A Tribute to Rush Limbaugh
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Rush Limbaugh, the king of talk radio and a conservative voice. He has been a regular host of his successful radio franchise that is on air 3 hours a day and 5 days a week. His syndicated show started in 1988 has over 300 affiliates and over 13 million regular listeners.
- Feb. 2018
I have been a listener of Rush since the early 1990s. At first, if was just random here and there when I happen to switch to the station in NY. Since I was working full time, I could not listen from 12 noon to 3 pm on a regular basis. His conservative message is what made me a loyal customer again and again. He was the lone wolf in the wilderness. His unique style of speaking commands respect even at times when you might disagree with him which is rare by the way. He is also very entertaining in his presentation. He combines humor and politics in a simple down to earth manner that makes his audience engaged.
Rush is also a teacher. His knowledge and understanding of worldly affairs and of history is invaluable to his listeners. I have to agree that his listeners are probably smarter and more informed than the average guy on the street. Just by tuning in, one gets the important news of the day and along with his unique perspective and commentary. What is most amazing is that he is often right. He has a keen sense of the issues and is able to digest complex ideas into easy to understand parts.
Rush had a natural gift in public speaking. It is not easy to be in front of a microphone 3 hours a day and just talk. It is totally unscripted. This is a natural talent few individuals possess. Most hosts or news anchors read from a script. Rush just talks and he reacts on the fly and is quick on his feet and his wit.
With Rush, there seems to be no middle-ground. Either you love him or you hate him. There are many detractors who will tell you what Rush said and quote him out of context to sway public opinion. You only have to listen to him a few times and you will be hooked.
My Personal Experience
Having been a regular listener for twenty plus years, I know exactly what Rush is about. I know his MO. Since I am a reader of web news, I usually get the headline off the Drudge report. I believe Rush gets some of his sources from Drudge as well. He will often talk about a topic that was breaking on Drudge. This is no coincident. Rush spend hours show prep and he goes through all the top news sites and collates the news of the day and choose which ones to talk about during his show. Occasionally, he would have a call from the listener and those are few and far in between. Even more rare is having a scheduled guest on his show.
I have nevered called in or even tried to call in. There were a few times when I had the urge but stopped short. I knew it would be a small chance of getting through. Besides, I am not good at speaking off the cuff. I prefer to do my analysis by writing on my blog. That is one of the reasons I admire about Rush. He can just talk about almost any topic or issue and sound coherrent and makes sense. Not many people in this world can do that. That is the secret to his success.
Recently, I found out Rush is offering his listeners a chance to speak out. We are asked to submit a letter explaining our background and why we listen...
I jumped at this opportunity, mainly to thank him for his many years of entertainment and education. To my surprise, I received a confirmation email from Rush’s staff. They want me to conduct a video conference to learn more about my personal story. I was thrilled and humbled. Out of thousands of entries, I was chosen among a handful of listeners. That is an extreme honor.
The day of the video conference, I was sitting in front of my computer and introduced to three of Rush’s staff. They were charming and engaging and made me felt at ease. They asked questions and allowed me to tell my story. That 15 minutes was one of the highlights of my life.
About a week later, I received a box in the mail. It was a gift package from Rush. What a surprise and totally unexpected. It included a personal note from Rush, and some T Shirts and a Golf shirt, and two mugs and a Christmas ornament. He thanked me for participating in this video conference. His generosity is another of Rush’s traits. Often on a show, he would give his callers gifts of great value. This is who he is. He is like the rich uncle who just like to spoil his nephews and nieces. I will wear the shirts proudly, and hang the ornament on my tree next Christmas.
Some of My Favorites...
- The best selling book “The Way It Ought To Be”
- 35 Undeniable Truths
- Rush Revere Series children books
- Barack the magic negro...satire song
- Rush lexicon - femenazi
- Drive by media
- The first Thanksgiving story...
- Being absurd to illustrate absurdity...
- Tied half his brain behind his back...just to make it fair
- Debate people in the arena of ideas...
What does it mean when Rush talk about the “drive by media.“ This is a term Rush coined to describe what some of the media does in their reporting of events. He compares it to drive by shooting of gangs. What they do is come to a scene and starting shooting and causing a disturbance. Then, quickly, they leave and let the chaos perculate. They claim no responsibility and move on to something else. That is exactly what some in the media does. They take a controversial subject matter and make a splash with a breaking news headline...and then quickly move on to another story. In a way, they created the news instead of reporting on the news.
The term Feminazi is another of Rush’s lexicon. It was miss understood by people unfamiliar with Rush and his style. They thought it to be a derogatory name calling on Rush’s part. In reality, it is a fittting description of what some feminists especially the leaders of the feminine movement have become. They have taken the position that you must agree with them or else you are a bigot or mIsogynist. That is exactly what the Fascist movement was. There is only their way or the highway. Therefore, this term is an accurate description of the leaders of the Feminist movement and NOW.
Demonstrating absurdity by being absurd. Rush is a unique talent. He try to be entertaining and inform at the same time. He spots trends and connect the dots better than anyone in the media. If you are not a regular listener of his program, you may not understand what he does at times on his show. The critics of Rush and those who constantly quote him on other media does not understand this. They will report some of the crazy things Rush said on a particular topic not knowing that it was satire.In his best selling book “The Way Things Ought To Be”, published in 1992, he has a whole Chapter explaining this. Yet, in 2018, there are still many people in media who does not listen to Rush or understand Rush or get his humor.
The satire by Paul Shanklin on Barack Obama is a classic. If you have not heard it, you need to go to youtube and check it out. It was one of the great satire of all times.
The video is funny because there is an element of truth to it. That is what makes a good satire.
A Satire on Congressman Barney Frank
Rush the Best Selling Author
Rush has written some best sellers and the most impactful are the Rush Revere children’s series. These books are entertaining, and educational at the same time. It teaches children and adults our unique and exceptional history.
This is a tribute to Rush for his many years of service and for standing up for conservative principles. Happy 30th year anniversary and wish you many more.
- Your loyal fan.
Some Related Info
- Rush Limbaugh Tells The True Story Behind Thanksgiving | Daily Wire
Rush Limbaugh has made it an annual tradition to take a moment before the holiday to tell "the true story of Thanksgiving," a holiday about which many of the historical facts are often left out and much of the true meaning has been lost...
- Rush’s First 35 Undeniable Truths of Life | The Rush Limbaugh Show
- Rush Revere Home Page
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