If there has been anyone in America who has tried to preserve and promote traditional American values throughout the course of his career, it’s Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, he signed off his broadcast for the rest of the year with a very emotional program.
As recounted by Gateway Pundit, “Rush Limbaugh signed off his radio show Wednesday afternoon with a moving thank you to his listeners, capping an emotion-filled show that featured Rush reminiscing about his radio career and family as well as the news of the day. Rush even spoke about he feels a bit like a failure because he has not persuaded more people away from liberalism. But the heart of the show was Rush’s gratitude at surviving the year after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Rush said at one point today he finally understood what New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig meant when he said, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” after he was diagnosed with a fatal illness in 1939 that cut short his baseball career.
“Rush traditionally takes a long break over Christmas and New Year’s, usually returning the first workday after January 1, which this time will occur later than usual on Monday, January 4. While Rush did not say this was his last show, many listeners had the feeling it might be.”
In the lead up to the sign off in the video below, Rush said:
“You don’t have any idea how… I know so many people think this program has changed their lives for the better. You have no idea what you all have meant to me and my family. The day’s gonna come a day, folks, where I’m not gonna be able to do this. I don’t know when that is. I want to be able to do it for as long as I want to do it.
“I want to, but the day will come where I’m not going to be able to, and I want you to understand that even when the day comes, I’d like to be here. ‘Cause I have this sense of needing to constantly show my appreciation for all that you have done and meant to me. So I hope you all have a great Christmas, a great new year, and I hope that the things that are in store for all of us in the coming year are certainly better than what we have endured in 2020.”
For more on this story, go to Gateway Pundit.
After you watch the video below of Rush’s final few moments on his last show of 2020, please share your thoughts about Rush in the comment section.
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