Conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh has been gone for nearly four months. As is the case with untold numbers of “Rushofiles” across Rush’s beloved “fruited plain,” it still “catches me by surprise” every once in a while — most often unexpectedly.
As has been the case throughout history, when we lose powerful figures whose impact on the cause he or she stood and fought for was immeasurable, Rush’s legacy will live on among true conservatives — many of whom became conservatives precisely because they listened to Rush, understood what he meant, and began doing their part to advance conservatism against the left and all others who seek to destroy it.
Speaking of the left, their decades of histrionics were never a threat to Rush. On the contrary, their efforts only served to make “America’s Anchorman” stronger — and the size and conviction of his audience to grow. And now in death, the left’s effect on Limbaugh’s legacy will be no more effective than during Rush’s life. But as former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens wrote in a recent op-ed, the real threat to Rush and “Limbaughism” exists with the Republican Party itself. Or as Greitens, also a former Navy SEAL put it:
“The cowardice of elected Republicans” and their “dirty GOP RINO move to erase” Rush and his legacy” — precisely why conservatives must remember Rush and his unwavering fight for conservativism now, more than ever.
The opportunity to honor Rush Limbaugh was squandered by establishment politicians who surrendered to the liberals in Missouri.
Rush Limbaugh was a beacon of courage and common sense who spoke to the common man.
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) June 7, 2021
In the Revolver op-ed, Greitens gave several examples of the “dirty GOP RINO move.”
In Congress RINOs like Liz Cheney voted to impeach President Donald Trump, while other “Republicans” backed a commission to ostensibly investigate the events of January 6.
In Missouri, conservative legislators wanted to honor Rush, one of the state’s most distinguished citizens and an icon to an entire generation of conservatives. But back-stabbing establishment politicians cut a deal with
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