When I was a newly discharged veteran, I tried opening my own business repairing electric motors, pumps, and transmissions. Although the military had taught me the technical side of things, I didn’t know anything about running a business. I only lasted about three years before I was flat broke. It was during those three years that I discovered Rush Limbaugh’s show. I played his show on the radio every single day. It was refreshing to hear someone speaking the very things that were in my head.
Sure, we didn’t agree on everything. His stance on the war on drugs, for example. Even so, our basic philosophies were remarkably similar. I realized that I was not crazy. His show was the light that guided me through the dark Clinton years when it felt as if all was lost. He did the same for all of us- I think that he was directly responsible for major changes in this nation- he created Conservative talk radio and the contract with America that saved us from the Clinton AWB. He influenced the creation of Fox news, the Drudge report, and spawned the Conservative movement as we know it today. We all owe him a debt, whether we realize it or not.
There are those who are saying goodbye in ways that are far better than my own words.
Today, we are a little less fortunate, the Conservative movement is a little weaker without him. Even so, we will continue the fight. We must. Rest easy Rush- we’ve got it from here.