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Godspeed, Rush Limbaugh

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Posted By: Imright, 2/4/2020 5:57:57 AM

As I was about to begin writing about the sun shining on President Trump's re-election efforts, a dark cloud passed over my Twitter feed announcing that Rush Limbaugh has advanced lung cancer and will be taking time off for medical treatment. What terrible news for the 30 million–plus weekly "Ditto-heads," faithful listeners to his daily three-hour commentary on news, politics, sports, and popular culture. Rush "made the complex understandable," as he liked to say, using irreverent humor to make his points. It was effortless for Rush, doing all of this with "half his brain tied behind his back."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/4/2020 6:04:11 AM (No. 306696)
Just imagine his 30,000,000 viewers praying all at once. . .
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 2/4/2020 6:54:34 AM (No. 306732)
As someone who has moved across the country a few times, I have learned there are two ways to bond with new friends: either spending hours and hours of time together, or going through a crisis together. We listeners have done both with Rush over the years. He has been there for us. We will be there for him, as #1 says.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: NancyD 2/4/2020 7:00:22 AM (No. 306739)
We've moved several times to places where we knew didn't know a soul.. But all I had to do is turn on the radio at Noon and I was home with Rush. Godspeed Rush, prayers will be bountiful.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muguy 2/4/2020 7:01:28 AM (No. 306740)
Our "guiding light through times of trouble, confusion, murkiness, tumult, despair, lying, skunkish Democrats, phony FISA warrants, made-up impeachment charges..." is facing a life- threatening challenge. There have been times when those of us who keep up with him have faced hard challenges and he gives us confidence and breaks things down so that "the complex is made understandable". He stands against those who attempt to take our country and the threaten the freedom in our lives to make our own choices. I have been impressed by the outpouring of support for him even if there are those who are not avid listeners, but who might have been at one point or another during his over 30 years of broadcasting, even some of those who disagree with his views. Very FEW of us will ever be able to say that we have had such a PROFOUND influence upon things as this man, and even though we have never met him, to many of us he like like an extended member of our own families due to the longevity of his broadcast career. When cancer come to a family, it takes everyone to help overcome it, and is is very hard to push through for the person most affected. It also reminds us just how precious life is when threatened, and how important it is to value and protect those around us.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx 2/4/2020 7:08:55 AM (No. 306749)
Rush always says he's "on loan from God." I just pray God lets him stay longer. Rush has been our guiding light for all these years. We are going to help him through this by our support and prayers. May God bless him as he fights this disease.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rather Read 2/4/2020 7:25:26 AM (No. 306758)
I'm a Benedictine Oblate and I pray every day. I am going to a Holy Hour Wednesday and prayers for Rush will be a big part of it. I have to thank Tulsi Gabbard. In the chorus of prog voices who were rejoicing over Rush's cancer, she didn't. She offered thoughts and prayers to Rush and his family. While I have significant disagreements with her, that was thoughtful and kind of her. I wish more dems were like her.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lftrn97 2/4/2020 7:25:28 AM (No. 306759)
Had just moved into a home office when he started and was intrigued. Then in talking about his early growth he said something that explained it all to me and kept me around since...."I'm just saying what you've been thinking." Brilliant!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Catfur27 2/4/2020 8:07:35 AM (No. 306796)
Rush is a true American patriot...he is the "Thomas Payne of our time"...a teller of truth...praised and followed by countless millions who believe in this country and its founding principles... falsely labeled and despised by those who are evil...or misled...and hate this country and its founding principles. Been listening to hi for 27 years...he's like a family member (.... only better in most cases ;-) Sadly, while his handful of guest-hosts are certainly competent ...there is NO ONE out there that can replace El Rushbo
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Reply 9 - Posted by: walcb 2/4/2020 8:10:40 AM (No. 306800)
I've listened to Rush since we were held hostage by the Dim Congress--that seems like a long time ago (probably is). I have missed the parodies he used to have on, mainly by Shanklan. I don't see anyone with close to the talent to fill in for Rush, including Mark Stein.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: little guy 2/4/2020 8:24:17 AM (No. 306818)
This is sad news indeed. But Rush, like most of us, will fight like hell --- as he should --- until he is called home. Never, ever underestimate the power of prayer. It has moved mountains, lowered floods, put out fires, calmed seas and saved millions of lives. "God bless Rush on this journey and protect him". If all 30+ million of his listeners said that all at once, it would be very powerful.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: previouslyon24 2/4/2020 8:34:20 AM (No. 306827)
Rush, despite tremendous financial success, has never lost his midwestern humility. He was born into a wonderful family. His father and grandfathers were pillars of their communities, and Rush knows he learned what he "knows" by virtue of the basics taught him by his father and other family members. He was not a great student in school probably because he was bored. And rather than become a lawyer like his dad, he went into broadcasting, something quite foreign to his dad, who I'm sure wondered about what was to become of one of his sons. One of the finest parts of listening to Rush early on was when he annually interviewed his dad for an hour; it was a fascinating discussion that I wished would have become a monthly routine. The love and respect each had for the other as well as the level of the discussions was outstanding, and served, for me, to verify that Rush is truly a genuine guy, a true American. We all wish him well, and I'm sure he's doing his level best to find an answer to this illness, with the help of God and half his brain tied behind his back.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/4/2020 9:06:52 AM (No. 306895)
Keep the faith, everybody. Keep the faith. It will be a tough and difficult road for Rush. The chemotherapy, immuno-therapy, and radiation will throw him for a loop. But, he's a tough guy and we are tough people. Let's roll.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Redwing57 2/4/2020 9:17:13 AM (No. 306910)
All the best to Rush. As a cancer survivor myself, I understand the reluctance to mention it. At first you can hardly find the words, and if you do they will catch in your throat. Just talking about it somehow makes it more real. And finally, you know it will burden those you love, and you don't want that either. In Rush's case, this is a burden millions of his listeners will gladly bear! Millions are praying for his health, and for those surrounding him. Rush has been on my radio for over 28 years now, frequently providing a ray of hope amidst the onslaught of unified leftist media. He has been a relentless cheerleader for conservatism, and has provided perspectives heard nowhere else. There is literally no one else like him out there. I want to clarify what "Dittohead" means, since its' stated wrongly so often. Early on, his listeners were so gratified to finally find someone saying what they were thinking that they would say "ditto". Not that they agree with him, not that they accept what he says. No, it's different. They're thinking it already, and are expressing gratitude to someone with a national voice saying the same thing! I've been a proud "dittohead" since the first time I heard his show, for exactly that reason.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LadyHen 2/4/2020 9:36:00 AM (No. 306930)
He was a shining light of reason in my college years so many moons ago, not unlike the scales falling off Paul's eyes in Acts. Many of us owe Rush a huge debt of gratitude. Prayers up!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: smcchk 2/4/2020 9:40:20 AM (No. 306935)
My husband and I first heard him on a small station while traveling. We were amazed to hear our own thoughts and stances being stated so brilliantly and humorously. We thought he was a local phenomena. About two weeks later, I found out that he was national. That was 28 years ago and we have listened since. Hard to imagine not hearing him. Prayers for Rush!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/4/2020 9:52:45 AM (No. 306961)
Prayers ascending for Rush! I knew he had a strong religious upbringing just from little things that slipped into his speaking. I found him on the radio because I listened every day to Dr. Walter Martin on WLAC AM. One day Dr. Martin wasn't on. I didn't know he had passed away. In that time spot was Rush Limbaugh. What a voice! PS: If you tune in on-line to the show about 15 minutes before it starts each day, the Shanklin parodies are being played. Yesterday before the show, they played the hilarious Barney Fwank parody. If you haven't joined Rush 24/7, what a great Get Well card that would be! Just sayin'
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Reply 17 - Posted by: donnaclaire 2/4/2020 9:55:06 AM (No. 306964)
Hearing this news from him was like a punch in the stomach. Rush is a national treasure and a longstanding hero of mine. When he speaks of all those things that make America a great country - promotes these ideals and defends against those who want to destroy it - he's speaking and fighting for me. God bless him. I will be right there by his side, in spirit, and will remain optimistic.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: lisa belanger 2/4/2020 9:58:10 AM (No. 306972)
he is part of my life since 88...rush smoked the cigar he was an unhappy men in his love life women tok advantage of him the last one specially and this one wanted to leave awhile ago....rush is getting close to god his niece and brother are devouted christian....rush will go down fast i just saw my sis going fast lost 12 pounds went to the oncologist stage 4 of lung cancer i am crying writing this i pray the lord every day to keep me a good prson i watch what i eat and i stay away from smpkers and drinkers rush will not be the same on the radio his good friend mr snurgley will be by his side there is no way he will be missed i will keep good souvenirs of him maybe there should be a library of his programs his lawyer brother a brilliant men will handle everything i am sure rush is generous we shall see.....
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/4/2020 10:03:37 AM (No. 306979)
Cancer is a word not a sentence. Please, keep the defeatism to a minimum.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: mathman 2/4/2020 10:20:33 AM (No. 307005)
Realville will never be the same. I want to hear a revolving set of guest hosts, featuring Mark Steyn. There are others, but Steyn is the best. Lots of voices have come on the air because of Rush. It is just more MAGA.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 2/4/2020 10:28:28 AM (No. 307013)
Wonderful article and blessed thread about Our el Rushbo, indeed a gift from God, as is our President. Having had cancer twice, I am eternally optimistic and realistic that our ‘prayers can change things’! God is still Sovereign! America has the best medical resources in the world, even though some of my tests were done in Greece, and as others above said, over 30 Million Prayer Warriors! Let’s all begin our prayers with praise and gratitude for Rush and our President... as we help heal America and Keep America Great. For nothing will be impossible with God." (Luke 1:37, NASB) KAG
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bigfatslob 2/4/2020 10:31:26 AM (No. 307018)
It's ironic that in 1993 when I was in the throws of chemo and radiation then extensive surgeries from cancer I listened to Rush everyday. It was strange to hear what Rush had to say yesterday but all I can say are prayers, give my thoughts and hope for his recovery and remission from the disease. Cancer treatment is so advanced from the dark ages when it was a death sentence and I'm sure Rush will seek the best for his treatment. Godspeed to Rush the 'Big Voice' in America.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Luandir 2/4/2020 10:44:46 AM (No. 307035)
A true patriot and a confessed man of faith; we pray for Rush Limbaugh in his hour of need.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: mc squared 2/4/2020 11:02:09 AM (No. 307061)
He was a rock for this long time listener since WABC in NY in the late 80s or so.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: dbdiva 2/4/2020 11:11:57 AM (No. 307070)
While not one of Rush's regular listeners I always appreciated his insights and his ability to "make the complex understandable". Since I heard this news yesterday I've sent up several petitions to the Lord remembering Luke 18:1 and James 1:6. I 'second' #19. We can't give up hope for him.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/4/2020 11:25:27 AM (No. 307090)
Viva El Rushbo! (That's a little Spanish lingo)
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Firebase 2/4/2020 11:29:31 AM (No. 307094)
I've shuddered before, thinking about FM airways without Mr Limbaugh's voice. It was no different on Monday, hearing this news.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: stockfootage 2/4/2020 11:44:26 AM (No. 307118)
Co-workers mother just went through treatment for stage 4 lung cancer and is doing well now.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/4/2020 12:20:39 PM (No. 307162)
Rush singlehandedly saved AM radio. Think how many careers this man has launched by letting them fill in for him. Hannity, Chrissy Matthews, Mark Steyn and more. Rush defines mentoring new talent in every sense of the word. God speed Rush as you fight the good fight.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: gone2pot 2/4/2020 12:27:48 PM (No. 307174)
It's because we love him. Rush, you ARE part of our families even though most of us never shook your hand, never saw you in the flesh, even though you don't know us personally. We still love you like family and we are praying for you, and most of us are sure you know that.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: lindaluka 2/4/2020 2:27:52 PM (No. 307311)
We are all pulling for Rush. He is the best. I first heard him on local radio (maybe KFBK?) while commuting to classes at Cal State University, Sacramento in 1984. That was some 35 years ago. I was stunned to hear someone give voice to many of my opinions! He was and is amazing. I was hooked. I missed some broadcasts when he moved to NYC but was able to hear him after his program was fully syndicated. Will pray for sure.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: RayLRiv 2/4/2020 2:58:02 PM (No. 307335)
He'll be in my daily prayers. And thanks for reconfirming and cementing my beliefs, Rush.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: texaspast 2/4/2020 3:55:23 PM (No. 307383)
Just want to clarify the term 'dittoheads' - I've been listening to Rush since the 1980s and remember what it was like before Rush single-handedly save this country. In my opinion, that statement is no exaggeration. Without him there would have been no conservative resurgence, no Republican retaking of the House in 1994 (the House Republican freshmen in 1994 saluted Rush as 'The Majority Maker' making him an honorary member of the House), no Fox News, no Hannity or Levin on the radio or TV , not to mention the myriad other conservative talk shows on radio now. Remember before anyone knew who Mark Levin was Rush referred to him as the EIB lawyer 'F. Lee Levin?' If you weren't paying attention before Rush, you don't know how bad it really was. Absolutely NO nation-wide voice of conservatism. Then Rush came along and said what so many people were already thinking, but nobody was saying out loud. So when the Rush show was new, all callers would gush about how greatly they appreciated him and how he had given voice to their thoughts - Rush told his radio audience that to save time, if they got through and he took their call, they should just say 'dittos' - which would mean basically they love Rush and his show and thank you, etc. There is nobody who will take his place. I like Sean Hannity's views, but his show and style grate on me like fingernails on a chalkboard (why does he bother having guests on he never lets them talk!), and Mark Levin is a scholar and great explainer, but doesn't have the gift of engaging humor that Rush has. Mark Steyn is about as close to being Rush as I've heard, but he doesn't have the gift of explaining and insight that Rush has. He can't be replaced, so he can't leave. That's all there is to it!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: beca 2/4/2020 6:59:40 PM (No. 307532)
You have this Rush. I just feel it....🙏🏼
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At least 138 people deported to El Salvador from the US in recent years were subsequently killed, Human Rights Watch says in a new report that comes as the Trump administration makes it harder for Central Americans to seek refuge here. A majority of the deaths documented by Human Rights Watch in the report being released Wednesday occurred less than a year after the deportees returned to El Salvador, and some within days.(Snip) The violence underscores the risk faced by people forced to return by US law that mandates deportation of non-citizens convicted of a range of crimes
Disgrace: Speaker Pelosi Rips up
Trump’s Speech after Masterful
SOTU Address
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Posted by earlybird 2/5/2020 11:12:03 AM Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a complete spectacle of herself Tuesday night, grimacing with disgust and muttering to herself as the president delivered his State of the Union Address. And in a bitterly divisive move after Trump completed the address, Pelosi petulantly tore up a print-out of the speech. The president and his nemesis got off to an awkward start when he either refused to shaker her hand, or didn’t notice that she had extended her hand. (Snip)Throughout the speech, Pelosi looked at times, bored, confused, and angry. She mumbled constantly to herself and shuffled the speech papers in front of her, which she glanced at from time to time.
Watch: Iowa Voter Freaks Out on Buttigieg
Precinct Capt. After Finding Out Mayor
Pete is Gay
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Posted by PageTurner 2/4/2020 11:52:33 AM Post Reply
Nikki van den Heever, a caucus precinct captain for former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, tried to talk down an Iowa woman who was incensed to find out — in real-time during a caucus after she’d signed a card supporting him — that the candidate is openly gay. “Are you saying that he has the same-sex partner? Pete?” the woman says in the clip, which was posted to both Twitter and Reddit early Tuesday morning. “Yes,” van den Heever responds. “Are you kidding?” the woman says, and upon being told Mayor Pete is married, says “Then I don’t want anybody like that in the White House.
Godspeed, Rush Limbaugh 34 replies
Posted by Imright 2/4/2020 5:57:57 AM Post Reply
As I was about to begin writing about the sun shining on President Trump's re-election efforts, a dark cloud passed over my Twitter feed announcing that Rush Limbaugh has advanced lung cancer and will be taking time off for medical treatment. What terrible news for the 30 million–plus weekly "Ditto-heads," faithful listeners to his daily three-hour commentary on news, politics, sports, and popular culture. Rush "made the complex understandable," as he liked to say, using irreverent humor to make his points. It was effortless for Rush, doing all of this with "half his brain tied behind his back."
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