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Farewell to A Republican Icon: Rush Limbaugh

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"I wasn't expected to be alive today. I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today,"[1] came the words of famed American political talking head icon Rush Limbaugh during his last broadcast.

Today we learned the somber news at the lips of the Beloved Kathryn Limbaugh. yes, Rush Limbaugh has gone on to the other side. He died at the age of 70 due to stage 4 lung cancer. The announcement was made by his wife on his radio show according to Fox News.


I wasn't expected to be alive today.

— Rush Limbaugh


Rush Limbaugh has been an icon in American politics for the last 30 years Without being a politician himself. He began broadcasting in 1988At the end of the Reagan Era and the beginning of President Bush. He tore through the Clinton years and rose to great prestige in listenership, For many years I listen to Rush Limbaugh. His support of the Republican party was unfaltering. Even when he should have stood apart and says something different he did not. He truly was a man loyal 2 the party he chose to hold out as the answer for the ills of America and the hope for the continued success of American ideals and principles of freedom, justice, and liberty. Rush Limbaugh, your death came as a shock to me and I will miss you, sir,

I want to remember all of him.

Rush Limbaugh was not without his flaws. When people died we tend to focus on the good things that they have done because that is the way we would like to remember them. I want to remember all of him. I remember when he went on his show and said that he had a drug prescription problem. He came out to his listenership and exposed himself and said that he would get help. That is not the only challenge he had in life but it is the most prominent one in my life to think about. Now that the man is gone, I'm not going to focus on all of the negative things that have been said about him that he has said and that has been reported about him from his political enemies or his rivals in the industry. No.

With him gone, who will I turn to? Who will the Over 27 million listeners turn to for their inspiration in news media?

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He did well for American democracy. He kept the candle going as a significant influence in the country. He did not take both sides of the issue. He took one side of the issue and he hung on to it like a dog with a bone. Limbaugh challenged anyone from an opposing point of view to do the same with their View and prove their view with efficacious Valor. listening to his program for all of the years that I have, I could say wholeheartedly that he believes the things that he said. I believe the things that he said! True, I did not believe all of them. But I went to him as a source of understanding for many principles about the Republican party that I did not particularly know.

With him gone, who will I turn to? Who will the Over 27 million listeners turn to for their inspiration in news media? Declaring him as someone who is irreplaceable is not what I mean to do. What I mean to do is to portray the loss of such a great influence in American culture. Millions of people listened to him religiously weekly. People listen to his rebroadcast, those in syndication daily. People depended on his point of view with his perspective that he added to the world of politics for a lifetime, people like me who have never known life without Rush Limbaugh,

What about his family? The media will have questions. The reporters will seek interviews. I pray for healing and hope in the family and its faith to hold on to each other in this time of grief.


Tears are not streaming down my face. I do not feel to cry because of the loss of this man. There was preparation. There was time to get used to the idea that he might not be here in the words that he spoke each time he would mention his diagnosis. His last statement broadcast to the world, his 27 million listeners, was a milestone for him. Now, his illness has caught up with him and he is returned to a Heavenly home, at least, in my estimation.

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Goodbye Brave Warrior of the Republican Party. Goodbye outspoken man of opinion and political perspective. Goodbye to the many laughs that we shared over the many different subjects that you've spoken on. Goodbye to you for now. I see you sitting behind the golden microphone of some Heavenly desk getting ready to share your opinion about how it should be run and the best policies to make sure the hordes of spirits there are kept. God's Judgement of us all will be as just as it is fair. God be with you till we meet again.

“...I'm feeling pretty good today.”

© 2021 Rodric Anthony Johnson


Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on February 20, 2021:

It will be hard, I suppose, Bill. It is raw still but there was ample time to prepare. It was not sudden. It was expected.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on February 20, 2021:

Pamela, I agree. I hope that someone with some sense can step up and fill his shoes, so to speak. I like Ben Shapiro.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on February 20, 2021:

I miss him and I stopped listening to his show. I did not do it out of spite but I just did not drive anymore. I listened to him when I drove. Knowing that I don't have that option now, the option to hear a live broadcast is sobering to say the least.

Readmikenow on February 18, 2021:

He was a radio legend. He will certainly be missed by millions of people who listened to his radio show.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 17, 2021:

It is sad that Rush Limbaugh died of lung cancer. I think he was a good man who spoke for conservative people. I think he is in a better place.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 17, 2021:

I hope his family finds peace and healing soon.

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