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Limbaugh: A Genius at Radio
National Review ^ | February 11, 2010 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

Posted on 02/12/2020 10:35:28 AM PST by gattaca

Edited on 02/12/2020 10:51:13 AM PST by Jim Robinson. [history]

His ‘army of one,’ inspiring millions who’d been ignored, changed the political landscape.

Genius is often defined in myriad ways. One trusted criterion is the ability to do something extraordinary in a field where others could not — and doing something that perhaps will never be done again by anyone else.


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KEYWORDS: limbaugh; rushlimbaugh; vdh; victordavishanso
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1 posted on 02/12/2020 10:35:28 AM PST by gattaca
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To: gattaca
I first heard Rush while on vacation in January 1989. I was on I-75 somewhere near Tampa when I happened to tune to WFLA and there he was.

I listened for a while and I realized "Good God,this guy thinks just like me!" I was hooked. But it was a couple of years before his show came to a station near me.

2 posted on 02/12/2020 10:41:03 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election)
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To: gattaca
” May that day be far off.”

Amen. Very far off indeed.

3 posted on 02/12/2020 10:44:43 AM PST by EasySt (Say not this is the truth, but so it seems to me to be, as I see this thing I think I see #KAG)
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To: gattaca

My favorite commentator writing about my favorite radio host. Splendid words!!


4 posted on 02/12/2020 10:48:47 AM PST by SueRae (An administration like no other.)
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To: gattaca

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Limbaugh did all that, day in and day out,
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Correction...”Does”
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May that day be far off”
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Agreed, and wrought with prayers of sustenance, healing, and thriving!


5 posted on 02/12/2020 10:59:45 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Vote for President Trump in 2020 or end up equally miserable, no rights, and eating zoo animals)
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To: gattaca

I hope Rush is on the air for a long time to come. The left fantasize that his death would mean the end to conservative talk radio. In reality, there are many capable hosts that will fill the void.


6 posted on 02/12/2020 11:03:47 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ditto. I was on the Sawgrass and if I wasn’t late, I would have pulled over when the signal started to fade. It was that a profound difference from anything I’d heard before.


7 posted on 02/12/2020 11:17:43 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Sorry, your race card has been declined. Can you present any other form of argument?")
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To: gattaca

Radio medals of freedom recipients

Lowell Thomas

Paul Harvey

Rush Limbaugh


8 posted on 02/12/2020 11:18:57 AM PST by olesigh
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Good God, this guy thinks just like me!”

That is why he has 60 million listeners and has been on the air all these years.


9 posted on 02/12/2020 11:22:53 AM PST by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: Huskrrrr

Roger that. Rush has inspired an army of others to follow his footsteps, and some of them are quite good. When Tiger Woods first came on the golf scene, and started winning evrything, it looked disasterous for other golfers. Tiger’s stupid subsequent antics with women not withstanding; he DID inspire the whole golf world to up their game, and golf overall was improved.JMHO.


10 posted on 02/12/2020 12:02:44 PM PST by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: Texas resident

Anyone listen to Rush today? 3 hr car ride which i planned around hus shiw. A caller had a question and said after wsmted ro speak with producer by name.adveryusing break. On air Rush asked producer what he wanted thinking another question.producer on air said he offered you his lung. Wow


11 posted on 02/12/2020 12:23:19 PM PST by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: Texas resident

Anyone listen to Rush today? 3 hr car ride which i planned around hus shiw. A caller had a question and said after wanted to speak with producer by name.advertising break. On air Rush asked producer what he wanted thinking another question.producer on air said he offered you his lung. Wow


12 posted on 02/12/2020 12:24:16 PM PST by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: gcparent

Sorry for typos earlier post.


13 posted on 02/12/2020 12:24:56 PM PST by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: gattaca

I did not know I was a Conservative until I heard him, “This guy says what I think” once I found him whatever Radio Station that is carrying his show is the Station I have on (and that is since the Clarence Thomas Hearings)
To this day no matter the Line-up, if Rush is on that Station, that is the Station my Radio is dialed into.
Never looked back


14 posted on 02/12/2020 12:27:08 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I listened for a while and I realized "Good God,this guy thinks just like me!" I was hooked. But it was a couple of years before his show came to a station near me.

I had the same experience.

Many years ago , in work in Boston a fellow worker asked me I listened to Rush Limbaugh, I said no, never heard of anybody named RUSH.

One day I heard Rush and had the same reaction you did.

The liberals immediately dismissed RUSH as an ENTERTAINER. -tom

15 posted on 02/12/2020 12:28:20 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: gcparent

Yes, I heard that. Very touching. I’ve listened almost from the beginning. He always says it takes a while to “get” him, but I swear I did from day one.


16 posted on 02/12/2020 1:05:43 PM PST by gloryblaze
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To: CincyRichieRich

God grant him 30 more years in strength and comfort, but meanwhile, may he build a team (like Breitbart) that cannot be stopped.


17 posted on 02/12/2020 1:44:45 PM PST by Bethaneidh
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To: gcparent

Rush said that he is getting many offers like that.

I listen at work over blue tooth in my hearing aids.


18 posted on 02/12/2020 2:39:33 PM PST by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: gloryblaze

*** “ He always says it takes a while to “get” him, but I swear I did from day one” ***

Day One for me as well, I had never heard anyone articulate what I thought or was thinking ... and I really didn’t pay attention to News because I pretty much knew they were Lying.


19 posted on 02/12/2020 4:07:25 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Damn the Torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!)
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To: gattaca

bump


20 posted on 02/12/2020 6:22:41 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Trump forced the Democrats to attend a Medal of Freedom ceremony for Rush Limbaugh.)
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