Rush Limbaugh has Passed Away at 70

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
    RJ Schwartzposted 3 years ago

    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh 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.

    He passed away today after battling lung cancer.

    What would you say as a tribute to Rush?

    1. Lone Wolf Prime profile image81
      Lone Wolf Primeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Not much to say honestly since I was never a fan of Rush Limbaugh.  I think I first heard of him when he had a talk show on Fox I believe. I could be wrong.  I could've sworn he had one in the 90's, but I'm not entirely sure, so don't hold it against me if I'm dead wrong on that. 

      Regardless though, I do offer my condolences to his friends and family, as I know 2020 and 2021 have been rough on all of us one way or another without any of our loved ones dying. I can only imagine how much worse it is for those that have lost family members and loved ones these days.   

      As for my thoughts on Rush himself, I have no strong opinions about him because I never followed him.  However, may he rest in peace, and cheers.  Here's hoping 2021 won't be as bad as 2020, but we'll see.

    2. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Although I disagreed with some of his points, I am shocked to hear of his passing.  He was an important Conservative voice.   May he rest in peace.

    3. TheShadowSpecter profile image84
      TheShadowSpecterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The first time that I ever saw or even heard about Rush Limbaugh was on television when I was living in Los Angeles, California in the 1990s.  I was more of  a liberal back then and now I'm a moderate, so I haven't always agreed with everything that he has said.  However, I wish that he had kept his television show going, because he did research a lot of important stuff about our governmental system and explained it to his audience thoroughly.  My second cousin is an avid liberal Democrat and she even liked his television show.  I've listened to him on the radio before, but it's not the same as seeing him on television where he was able to show illustrations and pictures of things he was talking about.  Moreover, I'm not much of a talk radio buff, although I have listened to a couple of his videos on YouTube that have clips from his radio show.  Anyhow, it's really sad that he's not with us anymore, because he was a highly intelligent man who covered a lot of different topics on both his previous television show and his radio show.  He followed all the events of the 2020 American presidential election probably more closely than a lot of talk radio hosts and even television hosts from news networks did.

      What was really funny about his television show was that he knew that a lot of liberal Democrats watched it and every time some deceptive politician from the Democratic Party got voted into office, he would tell the liberal viewers of his TV show that he had warned them beforehand about not voting for that person.  I remember when he and Sally Jesse Raphael were at odds with each other at one point in time back in the 1990s.  That was a soap opera drama all of its own.  Anyhow, I was shocked when I had heard about his passing.  He will most certainly be missed.

    4. Paul Kuehn profile image93
      Paul Kuehnposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I first started following Rush in 1993 when he was on the radio.  Throughout the 1990s, I regularly tuned into his show and thoroughly enjoyed his views and entertainment.  In addition to being a conservative voice, he was a great entertainer.  I loved his impersonations of President Clinton and satirical music.  When he started each show, he would say that this is so and so day of the raw deal.  I stopped following Rush after I took an overseas assignment.  Rush was special and I will miss him.

      1. TheShadowSpecter profile image84
        TheShadowSpecterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Paul?  I remember right after Bill Clinton was first elected president, Rush Limbaugh would start his television show off in which he would show a cartoon of people holding a picket sign that would say that America has been held hostage for such and such days depending on how long Bill Clinton had been in the White House.  Back then I didn't know as much about the Clintons as I do now, but that cartoon opening to Rush Limbaugh's television show was funny anyhow.  Obviously, Bill Clinton watched his television show, because he would sometimes make a comment on the news about something Rush Limbaugh said about him on his show.  That was even funnier, because it only gave Rush Limbaugh more things to say about Bill Clinton.  Bill Maher on "Real Time With Bill Maher" insisted that he never listened to Rush Limbaugh on the radio, but I bet you he did and just wouldn't admit to it.  Rush Limbaugh knew that liberals had watched his television show and listened to his radio programs out of curiosity.

        1. MizBejabbers profile image87
          MizBejabbersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Well, there's an old saying:  "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

    5. Sharlee01 profile image79
      Sharlee01posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Rush was iconic, he had a way of weeding through any subject, and somehow coming out on the other end with a very common sense interesting opinion.
      I consider Rush the most successful radio broadcaster in history thus far. He provided a wonderful conservative balance against the liberal ideology and left media. And Rush offered a daily voice to millions of pro-freedom Americans and inspired his listeners, while inflames his left critics.

      He was one of a kind a true Patriot ... Never afraid to give his opinion, and always stood up for his conservative beliefs.  He had moxie, he had it in spades. I will miss his booming voice. Gods speed Rush

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Mama always told me that if I couldn't say something nice, then I shouldn't say anything at all.
    Nuff said.

    1. GA Anderson profile image86
      GA Andersonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yet, you still felt the need to say that. You should have listened to your mama.


    2. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you. Me either.

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Rush was great. There's a lot to be said for him. He was a force of goodness and positivity. He loved the country and the founding fathers and he had common sense and an understanding of the way this country is supposed to work. He chatted humorously and wisely about individual liberty and, with his gift of gab, shone a light on the concept of opportunity for all. His focus was always that which was established by our founding documents and The Constitution. 

    He introduced children to the true history and beneficial attributes of this country through his children's books.

    He made sense.
    He made total sense.

    1. abwilliams profile image67
      abwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this


  4. Credence2 profile image78
    Credence2posted 3 years ago

    I will say it. I did not like the guy, his attitude and diatribe while he was alive, it would be dishonest of me to say otherwise in the face of his passing. Unfortunately, for me, his passing is unlamented

    1. GA Anderson profile image86
      GA Andersonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Unlamented because of political ideology. Geesh Cred. Why did you feel that comment was necessary?


      1. Credence2 profile image78
        Credence2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Because it was true, race baiting and related attacks were part of his ideology and there was no level of comfort to find in any of it.

        But of course, that is just me....

        1. RJ Schwartz profile image87
          RJ Schwartzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          So you must feel the same way about Joe Biden then too, right?

          1. Credence2 profile image78
            Credence2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            No, not really, RJ, I did not have  to listen to Biden on weekly diatribe attacks on my folks and their values that went well beyond just politics

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    He launched his career in my city. He took calls from listeners during that time, and I happen to call in twice and talk about mental health reform and the IRS whistle blowers. He spoke with honesty and understanding. I liked him.

  6. abwilliams profile image67
    abwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Rush's booming voice and confident presentation was such a nice change from the left leaning drones.
    From the first time my husband told me about this guy on the radio that I should check out, I have felt a connection with him. 
    He always made sense to me and I cannot tell you the number of times he would come on the radio and repeat what I had just been saying or thinking or writing, as if he was reading my mind. It was crazy! (I am sure I am not the only one) I will miss him...sad

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Rush was a great lover of America.   He also thoroughly enjoyed his work.  He was passionate about his work.

      1. abwilliams profile image67
        abwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        So true gm!
        I listened in today, curious as to how the show will be treated going forward.
        That came up, how much he loved this Country and how much he enjoyed his work and loved and appreciated his staff so much. They felt the same, they stayed with him through the years...that speaks volumes!

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    Paul, that is refreshing to hear. Some friends of mine could not stand him and thought he was a racist and blah, blah.

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image77
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Yes. He had great common sense and a great sense of humor.


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