Rush Limbaugh, radio and conservative legend, has died.
Rush needs no introduction. There has not been a larger contemporary voice in conservatism, bar none, over my own lifetime. Often drawing heat from all sides, Rush had a particular brand of ridicule of the Left, and sometimes Republicans, which flawlessly highlighted the idiocy of their point of view while conveying to the world just what was on the mind of the mainstream American. While not always perfect, he understood exactly what was on the mind of Americans often left bewildered by the failures of politics.
It is an easy statement to say that websites like this one, our particular brand, would not have been made possible without his influence. Rush made conservatism mainstream and with it, talk radio. There would be no conservative talk radio much less podcasts. But the ease and precision by which he was able to deliver an argument and content made it look easy, inspiring untold thousands to give it a crack themselves, this author included.
With a heavy heart, Rush, we wish you a farewell. In your dying days, still on the radio, you spoke words of staunch encouragement, leading by example, to those committed to the greatness of this Nation to never, ever give in. Never back down. And never give up.