Rush Limbaugh, talk radio legend, has now taken his place above America.
The conservative icon has passed away at age 70 on Wednesday after his battle with lung cancer.
With his passing came an outpouring of appreciation from the right. The Left, including some prominent media figures, kicked into high gear to drop some of the most ghoulish takes you’d ever find.
On MSNBC, host Joy Reid, liberal Charlie Sykes, and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank smeared Limbaugh about every way imaginable, saying he made Americans dumber and taught white Americans to hate minorities.
Sykes, who said Limbaugh was “not a deep thinker” and made millions of proles “crueler,” “dumber,” “more dishonest,” and open to using “ad hominem attacks.”
Reid attacked Limbaugh by saying he created a Republican Party “that exists not to govern, but to lead insurrections, to lie, and to troll Democrats.” If that’s what Republicans are, then what would one say about what people like Reid’s MSNBC colleagues do?
Reid said that effort “contributed to the polarization of American politics and….injecting chaos and sexism, manipulation, racism, and dirty tricks directly into the artery of the Republican Party, bloodying people up, rather than faking compassionate conservatism and trying to get crossover votes.”
Sykes then upped the poison against Limbaugh:
So his legacy is a conservative movement that is, in fact, more dishonest, more open to dishonesty, crueler, dumber than it was before. And you can’t understand Donald Trump without understanding that Rush Limbaugh was, in many ways, not — not just the guy that — that laid the groundwork for him, but in many ways, a role model in the way that you could twist truth. The way that you could use insults and ad hominem attacks instead of actually dealing with ideas. Because, you know, the bottom line, dirty secret about Rush Limbaugh is he was utterly uninterested in ideas. He was much more — he was much more interested in the kind of smash mouth, own-the-liberals politics that Donald Trump was so good at.
He then ruled Limbaugh was such a heartless ghoul that, “even when he was confronted with his own mortality, he saved the worst for the last” with “indefensible” rhetoric about the 2020 election.
Milbank, for his part, went after other conservative legends like Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Limbaugh, and said they are enemies and “opponent[s] of democracy” while decrying them for telling followers to view leftists as “the enemy.”
Reid, in her most disgusting comment of all, added:
You know, just like Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh was this rich, privileged guy, never missed a meal, never had a problem, you know, financially, but who also kind of broke the Republican Party from the whole moral majority idea. You know, multiple marriages, they set it aside. The drug addiction issues, they set it — every kind of moral underpinning that Republicans claimed, he said, nah, forget all of that stuff. All you want to do is own the libs. Own the libs every day. And he was mad at the Republican Party for a long time that they wouldn’t do it. And finally, they not only did it, but elected his doppelgänger to be President.
In the end, these ghoulish, sad, and pathetic liberals look small and petty compared to Rush Limbaugh.
No one is going to remember Joy Reid, Jim Acosta, or any of the other hacks in 20 years.
But they will remember Rush Limbaugh because he was consequential, and there’s no better proof of that than how vicious his enemies are being today.