As the country mourns the loss of talk-radio giant, Rush Limbaugh, we here at CharlieKirk.com remember the incredible moment he described meeting Charlie for the first time.
In 2018, Limbaugh described how Kirk was in town for his Turning Point USA conference where thousands of student activist come to participate. They met at a golf course where Rush was playing and were able to talk for about a half hour in which Kirk paid him many compliments and told him that he grew up in a home where his program was on all the time. Limbaugh said Kirk was “very wise, his family is very wise” which made Charlie laugh.
“He just carries the personality, the charisma”, Limbaugh stated of Kirk. The conservative legend said he believed Charlie is someone that will be big in politics as he got older.
Limbaugh talked about stories he heard over the years from people that knew Bill Clinton in college, saying they had a feeling that he would become president one day and that he’s hearing the same kinds of stories about Charlie Kirk.
Rush Limbaugh pioneered conservative talk radio, opening the doors for so many like-minded Americans to have their voices heard as well. This insurmountable loss will be felt in our nation for decades to come.
Influential Radio Pioneer Rush Limbaugh, Passes Away at 70
A massive influential voice for the Republican Party and top radio host in politics for decades, Rush Limbaugh, lost his battle with lung cancer Wednesday morning at the age of 70.
In an announcement on his radio show, his wife Kathryn said, “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life. Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”
The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis.
“Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country,” President Trump said during the address.
Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since “The Rush Limbaugh Show” began in 1988. Perched behind his Golden EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) Microphone, Limbaugh spent over three decades as arguably both the most beloved and polarizing person in American media.
The program that began 33 years ago on national syndication with only 56 radio stations grew to be the most listened-to radio show in the United States, airing on more than 600 stations, according to the show’s website. Up to 27 million people tuned in on a weekly basis and Limbaugh has lovingly referred to his passionate fan base as “Dittoheads,” as they would often say “ditto” when agreeing with the iconic radio host.
Limbaugh was one of the first to take Trump seriously, showing his listeners he was a serious presidential contender and continued to support him throughout his presidency.
During his last broadcast of 2020 he said, “I wasn’t expected to be alive today. I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”
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Republican Governors Lead the Way for Covid-19 Recovery While Democrats Crush the Economy
Republican Governors are leading the way when it comes to the nations recovery from Covid-19 while states ran by Democrats imposed the strictest lockdowns destroying most small businesses and jobs.
The Conservative Committee to Unleash Prosperity released two charts illustrating state unemployment rates, color-coded by party control. In these charts you can see that states ran by Republicans had the lowest unemployment rates, while states governed by Democrats suffered the most.
California, ruled by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who locked his state down into oblivion while blowing off his own rules, has run the West Coast paradise into 9 percent unemployment, the third-highest in the country. Meanwhile, California’s kingmakers are fleeing in droves for red states that foster friendlier business climates, such as Arizona, Texas, and Florida.
New York, on the other hand, is not far ahead of California’s unemployment rate. There, Emperor Andrew Cuomo has run the state to 8.2 percent unemployment. Thanks to Cuomo, together with Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, residents are fleeing just as they did in California, taking many jobs and taxpayer dollars with them.
In contrast, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been vilified to no end by the corporate media for remaining light on lockdowns, has lead the Sunshine State to just more than 6 percent unemployment, below the national rate of 6.7 percent, while welcoming blue state migrants. Comparing the end result shows that Florida, despite lifting lockdowns early and remaining open, has fared far better than New York. Florida has seen 1,203 deaths per million as compared to the Empire State’s 2,207 per million.
South Dakota, meanwhile, governed by Republican Kristi Noem, who never implemented a statewide stay-home order, enjoys just 3 percent unemployment.
Many people have suffered and continue to suffer in blue controlled states which makes it no surprise that they are leaving in droves for red states. We can only hope that the ones fleeing these blue states that voted for these democrat representatives don’t bring their ideological mindsets with them.