Rush Limbaugh’s passing this February was a watershed moment for the conservative movement.
Almost everyone paid tribute.
But one group of Republicans just did something terrible to the memory of Rush Limbaugh.
House Republicans in the state of Missouri passed legislation dedicating January 29 – Limbaugh’s birthday – as “Rush Limbaugh Day” in his native Missouri.
But when the bill went to conference with the State Senate, language honoring Limbaugh got stripped out at the request of Democrats who pitched a fit over honoring Limbaugh.
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.
The legislation included days honoring Mark Twain, Random Acts of Kindness Day, and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Fans of Limbaugh were upset to see Republicans cave into the Democrats’ false and played out attacks of Rush Limbaugh as a racist, sexist, homophobic natavist.
Rush Limbaugh was a giant in the conservative movement.
Limbaugh is responsible for the existence of conservative media in America.
And other than Ronald Reagan, no one is more responsible for the prominence of the conservative movement in the Republican Party and American politics than Rush Limbaugh.
On his radio show Rush would always speak with pride about his native Missouri.
Unfortunately, some Republicans caved to pressure on the Left and nixed the idea of honoring Limbaugh on his birthday.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.