Today, the country suffered the loss of an icon in Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh, who passed due to complications of lung cancer at 70, was the chief founder and architect of the current conservative media landscape. He began his journey in an environment that saw total domination of all information sources by the Left, and though there’s still a battle to be waged today in that sphere, there’s no doubt Rush and those that followed have made enormous progress.
With his passing came an outpouring of appreciation from the right. Of course, that was never going to be the reaction from the other side. The Left, including some prominent media figures, kicked into high gear to drop some of the most ghoulish takes you’d ever find.
The idea that you say artifically nice things about people after they die is weird. I've never understood the logic of it. Rush Limbaugh was a terrible person while he was alive. He made a living by attacking the powerless. His death does not in anyway change or redeem that.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was one of the most harmful and poisonous people in the modern United States of America.
His pursuit of wealth and power hurt untold numbers of people and wrought incalculable damage to politics as a public good, society as a whole, and the planet itself.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) February 17, 2021
Once I learned my aunt listened to Rush Limbaugh, I knew never to speak to that aunt again. Thanks, Rush!
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) February 17, 2021
getting a boner over rush’s death to own the cons pic.twitter.com/2PQlExCSOk
— kaitlin, holy RINO batman (@thefactualprep) February 17, 2021
Rush Limbaugh was a bigot and a misogynist who saturated America's airwaves with cruel lies and conspiracy theories for decades, transforming the GOP in the process.
— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) February 17, 2021
The Left’s intellectual heft has never managed to move past crying racism and bigotry at everyone they disagree with. Rush was no exception, bearing the brunt of many misleading and outright false attacks on his decency as a human being. Despite that, Rush always met the Left’s idiocy with the laughter and mockery they deserved. That’s part of what made his show so unique. While others on the right may have had similar opinions, few had Rush’s penchant for wit and charm in levying criticism.
Frankly, Rush would probably be laughing his ass off at all the ghoulish posts about his death today. He certainly wouldn’t have expected anything less from a crowd that doesn’t have much lower to stoop.
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) February 17, 2021
Meanwhile, CNN’s Jim Acosta also managed to use Rush’s death to show how much rent-free space Donald Trump still takes up in his head.
Fox News had Trump on but didn't ask him about the insurrection he caused.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 17, 2021
Imagine seeing Trump on a news channel discussing the death of a national icon and your brain immediately going to they “didn’t ask him about the insurrection.” The level of obsession involved in such thinking is hard to put into words. I’m fairly sure Acosta goes to bed gently stroking a picture of Trump.
Regardless, while the pettiness of Acosta and all the rest is apparent, in the end, they look small and petty compared to Rush. No one is going to remember Jim Acosta’s name 20 years from now because he’s not consequential. Rush was consequential, and there’s no better proof of that than how vicious his enemies are being today.