Rush Limbaugh Tribute

In honor of Rush's life and legacy, share how the "Great One" impacted your life and our nation....

Rush Limbaugh was one of the nation's leading conservative voices for more than three decades. He championed America's founding ideals of liberty and limited government like few talk-radio hosts ever. On Wednesday, February 17, at the start of "The Rush Limbaugh Show," his wife Kathryn announced that he died from lung cancer at the age of 70.

We're saddened by his passing and what it will mean to the future of the conservative movement in America. But we are grateful for the decades that he served as such a strong voice for this great nation. Please join us in praying for his family and friends during their time of loss.

(Grassfire President Steve Elliott's Tribute.)

Please use this "Rush Tribute" to share how Rush impacted you personally and how grateful you are for the way he has impacted our nation.

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  • Mary Biggs
    commented 2021-02-18 12:17:36 -0500
    Rush was an amazing person, an icon in the broadcasting business and in the flood of audience listeners who looked to him for the truth in the American political scene. He was generous and passionate about life, love and our beautiful country. He was evidence of what makes this country great – individuals who believe in others and help them to their greatness.
  • Robert Wittig
    commented 2021-02-18 12:16:26 -0500
    Rush was the hi-lite of my day. This 87-year old became a conservative back in the early 60s.


    Thank you, sir – may God keep you in His perfect peace.

    Robert O. Wittig
  • Sandra Buchanan
    commented 2021-02-18 12:14:51 -0500
    Rush was always a beacon of sanity in the Obama years. I even sought his point of view when I loved Trump and so many voices were haters. I trusted that Rush by agreeing with me meant I wasn’t off base in my staunch approval. I thank you Rush for for your love of America. The USA will miss your viewpoints and counsel. We will miss you Rush. God bless and keep you.
  • Jimmie Moncrief
    commented 2021-02-18 12:14:36 -0500
    I was always a card carrying liberal until my late husband introduced me to Rush during many drives during our delivery business. What a breath of fresh air. Raised by a family of Chicago democratically, I didn’t know people who thought differently existed! He will be missed!
  • Eileen Tant
    commented 2021-02-18 12:11:00 -0500
    Rush had a way of sorting out the political agenda for most people. I listened to him as did my Dad. Rush had opened a door into another realm and connection with my Dad. We would listen to Rush and then discuss what was said. He was full of confidence and had a great voice. Shall miss listening to him very much. So shall some if my friends who also listened to him. Prayers 🙏 to the family and his close friends.
  • Robert Pletl Jr.
    commented 2021-02-18 12:10:52 -0500
    Will miss you, Rush. Been a loyal listener since Sept ’88, you were the honest source of information, these thirty years. You are going to be hard to replace.
  • James Frizzell
    commented 2021-02-18 12:00:49 -0500
    I started listening to Rush after I my military career. I would be harvesting grain and I would find a local station carrying his programs. At first, I really didn’t care much for his mannerisms, his sarcastic humor, and I honestly hadn’t thought about politics in any real depth prior to the awakening he fostered. (It used to be that the military, and the U.S. Army in particular, was almost entirely apolitical. During my more than six year enlistment, I only cared about the support shown for the services. But this changed as I listened to Rush and began to thread together how everything I related to, (History and political science college major after being an engineering major prior to enlisting) family, friends, faith, fellowship, and the moral upbringing that instilled the qualities of my character, were not simply traits confined to my small agricultural hometown life. Over the years, I agreed and disagreed with Rush, as all people will, but I cherished the time spent in his presence on the airwaves, wherever I happened to be. He became a family friend, a valued confidant, even if the communication was mostly one-way. I think he was genuine, steadfast, and as human as we all are. His charity was well known, and his mental acuity renowned. The saddest broadcast I think I ever heard was his conversation with us, his audience, when he acknowledged his battle and his mortality. He was, in my mind, a steadfast and noble warrior, unwilling to bow or bend a knee to the evils that so desperately seek to dominate every aspect of our lives. This is the Rush I remember today, and tomorrow, regardless of the despicable squawks and squeaks from the veritable legions seeking to tarnish an immovable image. God bless and keep you, Rush. I pray for your family, your legacy, and for your eternal reward.
  • Michael Laborde
    commented 2021-02-18 11:59:14 -0500
    You will be missed Rush. You were a light in a sea of darkness , a great human being. The Lord , I think, is pleased . Wish that I could have met you in person. Thank you for truth in braudcasting.
  • Christine Tuck
    commented 2021-02-18 11:55:06 -0500
    It was sometime in the early 90’s when I first heard Rush. I thought who is this arrogant son of a “B”. You see I was a teacher at the time, teaching outside Olympia Washington. Listening to him pissed me off, but when I have a strong emotional reaction to someone I ask myself why. so I began to listen to him and discovered that what he had to say were backed up by facts. That began my journey listening to Rush. I learned that just because someone has a strong sense of self doesn’t make them arrogant. If they speak truth who cares. Rush was one of those rare people who had brains, compassion for others, loved God and America. He also had the balls to speak about what was really happening even though he was ridiculed. We need more like him. Dear Rush you will be greatly missed.
  • David King
    commented 2021-02-18 11:51:46 -0500
    I remember in the early days of Rush how the power of him was fun to witness. Two in particular were Dan’s cookie sale in Colorado and the rise of Snapple tea, that just exploded when they hit the airways of America. He will be dearly missed. God bless him and his family. RIP .
  • Roger Burgess
    commented 2021-02-18 11:49:51 -0500
    Rush was a shining light on this nation. The people who listened to his shows and understood what he said was an inspiration.

    Thank you

    Rest in Peace.
  • Karen Yates-Reiser
    commented 2021-02-18 11:46:43 -0500
    I prayed for Rush throughout his illness. I so appreciated his strength and determination to continue to be a voice of reason and truth throughout his illness. I pray God will comfort his family as only He can.

    Thank you Rush for the years of dedication to us, his audience and America. God gave Rush a gift and Rush shared his gift with us daily at the “Golden EIB” microphone . What wonderful humble man.
  • Margaret Ann Richardson
    commented 2021-02-18 11:41:56 -0500
    I had been a fan of Rush’s radio since 1992, a dittohead since 1998. His communication, making the complex understandable, with enthusiasm and optimism and love for America, will always stay with me. His connection to his listeners is something that cannot be faked or manipulated. I’m grateful to have heard him, and I miss him terribly.
  • Carl Spitzer
    commented 2021-02-18 11:40:20 -0500
    Best followup to the Great George Putnam in decades. People forget radio was big long before Rush made it Conservative though Putnam was already Ronald Reagans Friend and neighboor.
  • Leslie Houston
    commented 2021-02-18 11:34:59 -0500
    First of all, Steve, your comments were perfect. I can say “ditto” to everything you wrote. I listened that long as well and eagerly looked forward to hearing him and his perspective. Talent on loan from God couldn’t have been more true. His wisdom was definitely Holy Spirit led. I wanted him to live to 100. HUGE loss.
  • Ed Novy
    commented 2021-02-18 11:33:42 -0500
    Rush was a great man who stood for America’s founding principles always!! He will be missed by millions of Americans!
  • Patrick Mulligan
    commented 2021-02-18 11:27:01 -0500
    RIP Rush, I wish God had healed you but I guess he wanted you home. Prayers to his family & I ask for prayers for my mom. She is 58 & also has stage 4 lung cancer. She is a nonsmoker, does not drink, eats healthy & used to exercise 5 days a week. Sometimes things make no sense but there is always hope in Christ.
  • Victoria Latronica
    commented 2021-02-18 11:26:12 -0500
    Rush was awesome. I thank God for the 32 years he was on the air. Truly blessed. May he RIP, prayers for him and his family and friends. Rush, when you get to heaven please tell my late husband that I love him. He thought you were awesome too
  • Helen Boyd
    commented 2021-02-18 11:26:02 -0500
    Spoke with Rush in Sacramento (KFBK radio) asking him WHEN he was going national. He explained for the next 15 minutes that he was moving to NY – going national – in a month. My entire family love Rush! My mother listened to him everyday – especially as she lost her sight – and he gave her such JOY! There are no words to communicate what Rush has meant to me and millions of American Patriots who think, live and love – just like Rush has. To all Rush’s family – you are in our prayers and Masses. God bless you all – and may Our Blessed Mother in heaven present Rush to Our Lord and allow him to continue his special work – from above.
  • henry wilko
    commented 2021-02-18 11:25:34 -0500
    In the late 80’s I heard Rush for the first time. I immediately called my brother and said to listen to this guy, he thinks just like us. After that, I arranged my lunch hour every day so I could sit in my car at 12:07 PM and catch the first 20 minutes of his show. I am now 80 years old and my heart is broken. I have tear drops on my keyboard right now, it hurts so much. Rush, I loved you and will miss you more than you can know. May God give you a seat next to him for all you have done for this country. May God bless you and your family.
  • Eugene Buckley
    commented 2021-02-18 11:24:56 -0500
    A consummate human being who trusted in God and his fellow citizens. Please God rest him in peace.
  • Brenda Hoyt
    commented 2021-02-18 11:22:33 -0500
    I appreciated Rush for his courage and sharing his view of the world. I enjoyed his take on many uneasy situations and “Cracocrazy” people that make no sense when they speak and attack him. He kept his stride and kept his integrity, which the left hates. this is a sad day and I say Goodbye to a voice of reason in a crazy lying world. Knowing he is now with God makes this much easier. Good day to you Rush, I know you are in a place of love now. You fought a good fight and we thank you!
  • Donna Williams
    commented 2021-02-18 11:17:45 -0500
    Rush was my favorite radio person. His birthday is easy for me to remember because iff to s the day after mine! My condolences to Katherine & his family. I’ve listened to him by planning around his schedule when possible & tried to call several times.. never getting thru….it’s going to seem strange not to hear him. He’s a great loss..
  • Robert Scichili
    commented 2021-02-18 11:15:12 -0500
    There is no way to express our loss except to heap praise upon one of the greatest insightful human beings to ever come our way. Had to be sent to us by The Lord. In this world of murky and many times dishonest individuals with their own agendas, the voice and message of Rush was crisp and honest. He cut thru the darkness we all have felt with our Government with a direction that gave us some hope.
  • Karen Heimbrock
    commented 2021-02-18 11:12:35 -0500
    The best of the best! He always gave us hope and clarity in a world of chaos.
  • Joyce Walton
    commented 2021-02-18 11:10:45 -0500
    There are no words that expresses my sadness.i feel my guiding light is gone and feel the loss greatly. I am 83 yrs old and will not be here log, and can only pray that I will go to the place that he has to be now. Goodby to a GREAT radio hosts and friend.
  • Lee Huff
    commented 2021-02-18 11:08:54 -0500
    I will be lost without this Giant of Intellect and Wisdom that has filled 3 hours of my weekdays for some 29 years. Rush was the absolute sine gua non of my ability to think for myself in a world that has become so filled with those who are slaves to mass thought.

    Rush can not be replaced!! Hopefully someone will come along that may be able to emulate him. Rush has left an enormous legacy, let us use it!

    RIP my friend and mentor,

    R. Lee Huff

  • Bruce Richter
    commented 2021-02-18 11:06:44 -0500
    I first heard of Rush in the late 80’s as a friend was mentioning “this guy on the radio who is controversial that some are calling a racist”. Right off the bat the MSM was labeling Rush as toxic and poison. So I had to hear for myself what everyone was SO afraid of. What I heard was a man who was validating the way I thought and felt. There was no racism; no bigotry to be found anywhere. After that, I became a regular listener and subscribed to the Limbaugh Letter.

    I owe Rush much for ‘saving’ me from being sucked into leftist union propaganda. Before listing to Rush I was pretty much politically ignorant. Rush opened my eyes to liberalism and spoke truth about who and what these people were. My eyes were opened to what unionism really is and things were never the same after.

    After 30 years of always looking forward to Rush’s show, it will be hard not having him here. It’s as if a dear family member departed. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will continue on. He has given much to his loyal audience and there is no doubt his work will be carried on by those who he has influenced and inspired. Myself included.

    Talent on loan from God. Now returned to God forever. Thank you, Lord, for giving us Your gift of Rush. God bless you, Rush.
  • Ev Gonzales
    commented 2021-02-18 11:05:57 -0500
    Will miss him so much!

    Rest In Peace Rush.
  • Sue Serlin
    commented 2021-02-18 11:04:01 -0500
    Dear Family:

    Rush provided humor, logic, kindness and forward thinking. He provided thought-provoking comments, wisdom and concern for our beloved United States of America.
    My own husband of 29 glorious years of a marvelous marriage passed away January 4, 2021. I extend my empathy on the passing of Rush. Where there is in-depth love and appreciation for each other, it is a gift of their Presence and also presents its own challenges in its finality. You are very blessed and life moves forward. Rush will be sharing his profound thoughts from above.

    Rush clearly stated his political stance, yet he invited those who did not agree with him on his show. I applaud him for this. He gave the conditions as he saw them, he shared emotionally, socially, politically and astutely. He then expressed what he saw in the future and expanded upon his thinking always sharing he could be wrong but this is his vision. My husband and I have listened to him for years. His sense of humor combined with the seriousness of the matter was a gift to behold. He was also a person moving forward as we all of us are. He made it clear that he did not know how much longer he had to live but everyday was a gift for him and for all of us.

    For all of of you and for all of us, I wish a treasure chest of great health, great joy and great fulfillment. I wish for all of us embracing each other and enjoying all our individuality and creativity. I and my husband from above extend our empathy on the transition of Rush. God bless him. God bless all of us and God bless our beloved United States of America.

    To You,

    Sue Serlin-Resnick