(UnitedVoice.com) – For 30 years, Rush Limbaugh commanded the radio airwaves. He was fearless, funny, and said what many Americans were thinking but didn’t have a voice to say. His liberal opponents did everything they could to remove him from the airwaves. Playing along with them, in 1991, Limbaugh told 60 Minutes that he agreed with Liberals. He was the most dangerous man in America – to their agenda.
Nearly 20 million Americans tuned in each week to listen to El Rushbo. His political arguments were common sense. Freedom. Constitutional limits on government. Hope and opportunity for everyone who seeks it. At the heart of it all – Conservatives love people.
It was a stark contrast to Democrats and Liberals who took exception to his analysis and did all they could to exhibit behavior opposite his arguments.
Left Invents Cancel Culture
In the wake of Rush’s phenomenal success, the radio legend paved the way for a new generation of Conservative talk show hosts. We may never know the exact number of millions of people that Rush converted to Conservatism, but it’s not unrealistic to say that it was so significant the Left couldn’t sit idly by and watch it happen.
In 2004, Air America radio network was launched to fight against Rush on the radio. By 2010, it was bankrupt. The progressive movement already owned much of the media, but they couldn’t conquer radio. Rush proved that ideology alone wouldn’t earn ratings. Listeners tuned out when they heard nothing of real substance and no substantial entertainment.
After Air America failed, what came next were boycotts and the rise of the cancel culture. All that was left for Liberals was to try to silence Limbaugh. Because the Left’s political ideas didn’t resonate and couldn’t persuade anyone meaningfully, they invented the cancel culture. Numerous times, offended Liberal groups attempted over the years to boycott Limbaugh’s sponsors and advertisers. They went directly after the radio industry to get him removed from the air. However, due to the sheer size of his audience, it never worked.
Unfortunately, they never stopped trying. Liberal groups consistently targeted other popular hosts, such as Michael Savage and Sean Hannity. They’ve attempted to “cancel” Fox News. It’s not going to stop, and it won’t end.
They Are Trying to Cancel You
When Rush Limbaugh started on the radio in the 1980s, there were no mobile phones, internet, or social media. Much has changed over the decades. Over the last six months, a concerted effort was created by the Left, through Big Tech, to silence your voice on social media. Instead of going after the influencers as hard, they are now coming for each of us. Four years ago, it was Russia. When that didn’t work, they turned on Conservative voters.
Over 70 million voters cast a ballot for Donald Trump in November 2020. There are millions more who believe in the Conservative platform but didn’t vote for Trump. They can’t silence and censor us all.
Conservatives lost one of our most influential voices in Rush Limbaugh. However, his voice lives on through the Conservative movement that he was largely responsible for building over the last 30 years.
We should honor him by living his final words on December 24, 2020.
“NEVER give up on America!”
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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