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One year without Rush Limbaugh – 5 lessons he left us on how to handle the left.
Fox News ^ | 2.17.2022 | Diana Allocco

Posted on 02/17/2022 3:05:10 AM PST by carriage_hill

It doesn’t seem possible that we’ve weathered an entire year since that bleak day last Feb. 17 when at 12:06 p.m. Eastern the inevitable-yet-shocking announcement was broadcast to the world: Rush Limbaugh had passed away. The radio titan, having lived his threescore-and-10 to the absolute fullest, returned his borrowed talent to God. It was a devastating gut-punch to us, his "highly overrated" staff, and to his vast listening audience. Our beloved friend would no longer be providing his brilliant, inspiring, often-hilarious daily clarity and reassurance we had all come to cherish over more than three decades.

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'Of this I am sure, whenever news hits, millions wonder, "What would Rush say?'"

I do, and miss his critical, and often humorous, analysis and advice.

1 posted on 02/17/2022 3:05:10 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

I remember Rush everytime his signature bumper music plays on the Clay and Buck show. Rush is an American treasure.


2 posted on 02/17/2022 3:09:08 AM PST by reviled downesdad (Some of the lost will never believe the Truth.)
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To: carriage_hill

I miss Rush every day. He would be shocked at what Biden has done to this country in just a year.


3 posted on 02/17/2022 3:12:40 AM PST by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: reviled downesdad

Thinking of him today.


4 posted on 02/17/2022 3:24:26 AM PST by MachIV
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To: Biggirl

Rush Passing Day Ping...


5 posted on 02/17/2022 3:28:50 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: gattaca
I miss Rush every day. He would be shocked at what Biden has done to this country in just a year.

I can hear Rush riffling through a stack of papers and slamming his hand on his desk while he addresses another act of Lekso Brandon's malfeasance.

6 posted on 02/17/2022 3:32:25 AM PST by NautiNurse (Who will portray Alec Baldwin in the SNL skit? )
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To: carriage_hill

I get depressed listening to his old broadcasts. We have not deterred this “Progressive” Leviathan one iota.


7 posted on 02/17/2022 3:40:48 AM PST by griswold3 (When chaos serves the State, the State will encourage chaos)
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To: griswold3

It’s gotten much worse, in fact, since he’s gone. He would not be happy about where we are, now.


8 posted on 02/17/2022 3:52:39 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

I think we need more Rush on Mt. Rushmore.


9 posted on 02/17/2022 3:53:48 AM PST by Quentin Quarantino
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To: carriage_hill

Seems like a decade.


10 posted on 02/17/2022 4:02:17 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: thouworm; lightman

Ping to Rush’s 1yr passing...


11 posted on 02/17/2022 4:06:04 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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“He may no longer be on the air, but his example and insights still reverberate. He prepped us, his beloved audience. To mark this somber first anniversary of his passing, here are some of the lessons he left on how to defeat the left:

1) Know your enemy. Rush’s core mission (besides attracting an immense audience so he could charge confiscatory advertising rates) was to give his listeners an ideological understanding of our political opponents on the left. The left’s handbook never, ever changes.

Page one of Leftism 101: Silence dissent. Everywhere and always. The left has no interest in engaging in the arena of ideas. Liberals despise the very notion of political opposition; that we have time and space in the United States of America “to say whatever we want,” as Bill Clinton put it in 1994, ticks them off to no end. Freedom is their greatest nemesis; control of speech is the means to all their ends: accruing power.

They try to label all opposing ideas out of bounds, beyond the pale, fringe – so critics are marginalized, scorned and shunned (hence, their laughable “fact checks” and the lame “mis- dis- and mal-information [MDM]” gambit).

Leftism is built on intimidation and a tissue of lies, to which we are the fact check.

2) Reject the premise. Leftist accusations and attacks are based on unstated premises: You are the problem; conservatives are the problem; America is the problem.

Learn to instantly and instinctively turn the tables, as Rush did. Leftists used to call Rush “dangerous.” The unstated premise was that being dangerous to liberalism was bad. They expected the accusation would put Rush on defense. But he embraced that he was indeed a threat – to their dominance: “They call me the most dangerous man in America. Know why? Because I am. Bwahahaha!”

Liberals demanded that radio stations carrying Rush be required to provide “equal time” to ensure “balance” to his supposedly unsafe words – to which Rush correctly responded, “I am equal time!”

3) Use your power. The left may appear invincible, but it exerts control based on a currency of deception, manipulation, corrupt bargains. The power we have is unassailable, and it is built on invisible things: Truth. Joy. Common sense. Humor. Love. Gratitude. Faith. These qualities answer to a Higher Authority, and the left has no counter to them.

Never forget: we are the many. Rush connected us, his most important bequest to us, and we will never again believe the lie that we are weak and scattered and powerless and fringe. They are the few. Flexing our strengths – especially the power of the truth – drives them into hysterics.

4. Have no fear. Leftists are bullies who are terrified of fearless, cheerful people – who know they’re right. Those who, like Rush, truly grasp the pathetic nature of leftism exude confidence, even glee.

Never, ever buy into the temptation to despair that our situation is hopeless. This is the left’s most oft-used deception, wanting you to pre-emptively surrender without a fight (hello, Republicans). Optimism is an intellectual choice, and good cheer is the blessing that follows. Happy warriors never surrender.

5. Stay on offense. Be relentless. Because it is has no moral foundation, the left’s “power” is ephemeral – when fought, it will deflate like a souffle, and come crashing down like the Berlin Wall. Follow Rush’s model and laugh at them every day.

In the same way Rush was “the most dangerous man in America,” embrace the truth that we are the most dangerous people in America – to the left. They may at the moment control the institutions, the levers of power, and much of the media, but we have them surrounded. And they know it. “


12 posted on 02/17/2022 4:12:47 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: gitmo

It sure does. He left shoes which can’t ever be filled.


13 posted on 02/17/2022 4:14:20 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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More here:

https://freerepublic.com/focus/chat/4039030/posts?page=1


14 posted on 02/17/2022 4:50:45 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Know your enemy. Rush’s core mission (besides attracting an immense audience so he could charge confiscatory advertising rates) was to give his listeners an ideological understanding of our political opponents on the left.

In the beginning years of Rush's national history, he changed AM radio and how he was paid.

Every other broadcaster was paid on an agreed upon fee which could vary based on audience size.

Rush had deals with many sponsors based on the actual sale of their products or service.

He put certain local brands on the national map, e.g. snapple, the dial up bed company, the computer backup company etc.

When Rush was pressured by sponsors to change his positions or they would cancel, he told them to take a hike and wouldn't take them back, even when they groveled.

Near the end of his tenure, he had over 40 million followers, and that will never be repeated by a radio {or podcast} talk show host.

15 posted on 02/17/2022 5:16:57 AM PST by USS Alaska (NUKE ALL MOOSELIMB TERRORISTS, NOW.)
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To: carriage_hill

Good post. thanks.


16 posted on 02/17/2022 5:20:15 AM PST by revetment
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To: gattaca

I knew the day after the great steal this country would be toast. Biden’s first statements regarding energy would put this country in a tail spin.


17 posted on 02/17/2022 5:22:58 AM PST by DownInFlames (P)
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To: USS Alaska

I advertised my large 20ac nursery/garden center/landscape contracting business on the local WSBA-AM affiliate, and business boomed in ‘95-’98. I lost many of the liberal customers, but gained many, many more Conservative customers and friends, here in PA and from MD.


18 posted on 02/17/2022 5:23:52 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: revetment

Welcome, and thanks for remembering him and what he did for America.


19 posted on 02/17/2022 5:24:52 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmeKvysplkk


20 posted on 02/17/2022 5:25:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.....................)
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