For decades, Rush Limbaugh contributed greatly to the U.S. conservative movement. Many Republicans and conservatives enjoyed and tuned into The Rush Limbaugh Show and credit it for the growth of the GOP.
Just a little over one year ago, America learned that Limbaugh received a diagnosis of stage four lung cancer. On February 4, 2020, then-President Trump honored the conservative radio host with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At the 45th president’s 2020 State of the Union Address, he lauded Limbaugh’s “tireless devotion” that lasted for decades on end.
On early Wednesday afternoon, reports broke that Limbaugh passed away from his battle against stage four lung cancer, per Breitbart News.
The Passing of Rush Limbaugh
Kathryn Limbaugh, the wife of the now-deceased radio host, announced the passing of her husband on his talk show yesterday. She explained that “complications from lung cancer” ultimately engendered the death of her husband, noting that this comes with “profound sadness.”
The conservative movement wouldn’t have grown the way it did without Rush. Off the radio he was kind and generous in ways that will likely never be fully recognized or appreciated. 70 is way to soon. Prayers to the Limbaugh family #rushlimbaugh
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) February 17, 2021
Limbaugh’s passing comes at precisely 70-years-old. Before his death yesterday, the talk show host gave regular updates on the status of his health. Limbaugh also previously informed his audience that he appreciated support from his fans and listeners.
Reactions to Limbaugh’s Passing
News about the death of Rush Limbaugh quickly spread online Wednesday afternoon, going viral in no time.
Conservatives responded by lauding Limbaugh’s contributions to conservativism and America at large. Many top conservative personalities also paid tribute to the ways in which Limbaugh impacted their lives, politics, and careers. Others explained that Limbaugh’s positive impacts extended beyond the work he did on his radio show.
Reactions from the left, however, were the polar opposite to conservative responses. Leftists and Democrats didn’t hesitate to trash Limbaugh, openly professing that they’re glad he’s dead. Others on the left accused the conservative radio host of being openly racist, sexist, etc.
What the Left is saying about Rush Limbaugh today is what they think of all conservative families and those who refuse to join their hate cult
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 17, 2021
Conservatives yesterday pushed back against those on the left who cheered the news of Limbaugh’s passing. Right-leaning Americans stated that remarks of this nature are in poor taste, yet indicative of how the left views conservatives as a collective.
The reactions to Limbaugh’s passing ultimately comprise most Republicans lauding his work and contributions and most Democrats trashing and disparaging Limbaugh.
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