It’s been a rough week following the death of beloved conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh.
Many leftists and Hollywood celebrities have taken it upon themselves to speak ill of Rush.
There are plenty of heartfelt tributes being written and spoken of him though.
Former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany took it upon hersolf to deliver a heartfelt tribute to Rush, both on social media, as well as in an op-ed for Fox News.
McEnany spoke of listening to Rush as a young girl in truck rides with her father, and how that eventually turned into listening to him in her own car as she grew up.
She praised Rush for his constant pursuit of the truth, and for the inspiration he was to her, and to tens of thousands of other “Rush Babies.”
McEnany said this of Rush:
“Rush inspired tens of thousands of young men and women all across the conservative movement.”
“Though Rush has departed this life for the next, he leaves behind a generation that will catapult forward the movement he created.”
More on McEnenay's kind tribute to Rush from Fox News:
I can easily say that one of the highlights of my career was learning that Rush Limbaugh was willing to interview me for "The Limbaugh Letter." Ahead of that interview, I was able to personally express my admiration for him – a moment that I will never forget.
Rush had a word for people like me: a Rush Baby.
You see, Rush inspired tens of thousands of young men and women all across the conservative movement. Though Rush has departed this life for the next, he leaves behind a generation that will catapult forward the movement he created.
Last night, my husband, 1-year-old daughter, and I prayed for "Uncle Rush" – that he would beat the cancer he battled. Like many in this country, my family did not know Rush personally, you felt you knew him through radio. You felt, indeed, he was part of the family.
As my dad said to me upon learning of Rush's passing: "He was the best friend I never met." My dad learned of Rush's passing right there on Rush's radio program, fittingly, while driving in his pickup truck.
As Kayleigh McEnany and the rest of America pays tribute to Rush, we can be reminded of how hard he fought via his very last radio broadcast.
More on that from En-Volve:
In his final radio broadcast of 2020, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters, revealing at the time that he had outlived his prognosis.
“I have very much that I want to say to all of you today, and I’m feeling very pressured — not pressured. I’m feeling stage fright kind of thing. There’s so much I want to say, and I want to say it correctly,” Limbaugh said. “I want to convey my feelings, and I want to do it right. I want to do it to the best of my ability.”
Limbaugh detailed how his diagnosis of stage 4 terminal cancer in January shocked him.
“Well, back in late January when I received this diagnosis — and I was shocked,” he said. “I was stunned, and I was in denial for about a week. I mean, I’m Rush Limbaugh. I’m Mister Big of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. I mean, I’m indestructible. I said, ‘This can’t be right,’ but it was.”
“What I didn’t know at the time that I learned later in the course of the year was that I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October and then to November and then to December — and yet here I am. Today I’ve got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today. God’s with me today. God knows how important this program is to me today, and I’m feeling natural in terms of energy, normal in terms of energy, and I’m feeling entirely capable of doing it today.”