Rush Limbaugh was a legend in the conservative movement.
But some Republicans did the unthinkable.
And these Republicans just insulted Rush Limbaugh with one terrible rejection.
As Great American Daily reports:
Rush Limbaugh was a proud native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
After his passing, Republican state House member Hardy Billington sponsored legislation to designate January 12—Rush’s birthday—as “Rush Limbaugh Day” in the state of Missouri.
But when Bilington’s legislation went to conference with the state Senate on a companion bill to create multiple days of honor in Missouri, the politicians left Rush Limbaugh Day on the cutting room floor.
Republicans caved to false claims by Democrats that Rush Limbaugh was a bigot.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:
The push to create “Rush Limbaugh Day” in Missouri died quietly on the last day of the recent legislative session when lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that leaves out mention of the late conservative radio host.
The day was to be celebrated on Jan. 12 each year — Limbaugh’s birthday.
Democrats, frequently targets of Limbaugh’s commentary, strongly opposed honoring the Cape Girardeau native, citing what they said was his long record of racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
In the debate in the House over Billington’s legislation, Democrats drove home the usual smears about Limbaugh being a racist, sexist homophobe.
“Have you ever heard him say any negative things on the radio about any race or another?” State Representative Jerome Barnes asked Billington.
In a possible sign of things to come, Billington did not offer up the strongest defense of Rush’s character only admitting that he never said Rush was perfect, but that on balance he did a good job.
“To me, he had been an outstanding deal; he had done so many great things,” Billington added. “Now I think I told you before he probably had not been perfect by no means of the imagination but he had done an outstanding job.”
That is one of the all-time understatements.
Every Republican official in America owes Rush Limbaugh a debt of gratitude.
When Rush Limbaugh took his show national in August 1, 1988, the left held a hammerlock on the media.
Outside of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, Americans heard a unified liberal perspective from every major news organization such as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The New York Times and the Washington Post.
Limbaugh proved there was a massive audience for media that challenged the corporate media’s pro-Democrat Party narrative.
Eight years later in 1996, Fox News Channel debuted.
It’s not wrong to say that without Rush Limbaugh there would be no Fox News or any conservative media ecosystem.
Limbaugh also defined conservatism for Americans and plowed the ground for conservatives to dominate the Republican Party and eventually nominate Donald Trump.
Many conservatives were shocked that Republican politicians in Limbaugh’s home state—Missouri turned from a swing state to reliable red state during Limbaugh’s time on the air—would disrespect his memory and potentially offend his family by dropping the idea of honoring him.