February 17, 2022
Written by Juliana Simone
The one year anniversary of the passing of radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh hit fans hard today. I’m sure it hit his wife Kathryn the hardest. That said, so many people loved Rush and were touched by his radio presence every day. Although countless listeners never even met him, they felt a personal relationship with the man behind the golden EIB microphone he referred to almost daily. His listeners were instantly comforted when his radio show started, as Rush chortled over any negative news from the left, the swamp, or other global news, reciting the many facts that the mainstream media left out.
His positive attitude was so strong and genuine; it erased any concerns or fears for millions of followers as he performed his usual rustling of papers from which he read real news stories. He added his well executed commentary to pertinent sound bites which targeted people who did not promote a free America, who were scandalized personally either from the political arena or as hypocrites, or who were enemies of the United States.
Rush’s brilliance he described as just to be fair, half his brain was tied behind his back. His patriotism was so devout he left behind a library of books for children that explained real history with true facts; facts that get erased from now typical lessons each year. His love of God and our Country shined in the three hours his program aired daily five days a week and throughout the year except for a rare vacation. His love of golf, the private jet he worked hard for, and the charitable work he rarely spoke about gave him some solace. Sadly, so did the cigars that must have contributed to his early death by lung cancer; hard to say as some smokers live much longer lives.
He candidly spoke about his terminal illness and shared how he made it through many months beyond what his Doctors thought he would. As Kathryn told his audience the day after he was called to a higher place, he did not know the day that would become his last broadcast was going to be his final show.
We all wish he did, in that perhaps he would have given us a special message or story or some small thing he hadn’t already told us…but perhaps God intended it this way, as he’d already provided us with such a wealth of information both personally and professionally. You are missed, Rush Limbaugh.
Many thanks to President Donald J. Trump who awarded him the Medal of Freedom as time was growing thin – a well-deserved honor.
One of the favorite things I heard a commentator say after Rush left this Earth was, “I like to think that he has his hearing back now and he’s really enjoying listening to the music he loved so much.” Beautiful thought – and probably true. The Rush we knew would most assuredly want to be back in his studio fighting the fight he fought so well for decades, setting the record straight, giving peace to his audience and loving every minute of it…but I’m sure where he is now, he is very happy, too.