I know I’ll take some heat for saying it, but he can’t Rush out the door quick enough for my liking. I have no regrets that we are finally done with that blowhard Rush Limbaugh.
Back in 2009, I argued that the law of treason ought to be brought back so they could throw the book at him. By urging Republicans not to work with the U.S. incoming president (Obama) and by using his bully pulpit to declare on air, “I hope he fails,” he showed what a pathetic little man he was. You don’t have to love your country’s leader, but you sure as hell ought to respect the fact that your fellow countrymen voted to put him there. (That is, assuming you don’t buy into Trump’s notion that all elections are rigged... unless, of course, you win, at which point it’s a different story.) A year later, when Limbaugh threatened to leave the country and move to Costa Rica if Obama’s healthcare reform efforts passed, I hoped he’d do just that. Would have been good riddance.
Did you not find the man guilty of bigotry and blatant racism for playing the song “Barack the Magic Negro” (featuring lyrics set to Puff, the Magic Dragon)? I did. He actually described Obama as someone who "makes guilty whites feel good" and is "black, but not authentically."
Once billed as “the most dangerous man in America”, Limbaugh was full of bombast and drug abuse (which likely contributed to his hearing loss). "In my heart and soul, I know I have become the intellectual engine of the conservative movement," he opined as he initiated what has become the destruction of a once fine political party, the GOP. His hubris had no limits when he declared he had "talent on loan from God."
Why should he get any respect from me when he showed so little for others, calling Democrats and others on the left communists, wackos, liberal extremists, radicals and femi-nazis?
Right-wing media outlets have described the man as a trailblazer who paved the way for Fox News. And that’s a good thing? His critics have derided him for peddling conspiracy theories and demonizing marginalized people.
Rush to judgement? Maybe, but I say good riddance to a pathetic and destructive force. The world’s better off without him.