Rush Limbaugh’s passing was a huge blow to conservatives everywhere.
But his legacy will live on.
And Rush Limbaugh just got an honor so great that the Left is shaking with anger.
Tens of millions of Americans mourned the death of radio legend Rush Limbaugh.
But at the same time, millions of liberals were celebrating.
They hated the fact that he was able to articulate his conservative beliefs in such a concise way that he became the voice of Middle America.
And in many ways it was Limbaugh who made Donald Trump’s presidency possible.
Limbaugh was talking like Trump did on the campaign trail for more than thirty years, while being blasted into tens of millions of radios on a daily basis.
So his passing was a huge blow to the entire conservative movement.
But he will never be forgotten.
And the Missouri House of Representatives made sure of that in passing legislation that makes his birthday, January 12, a state holiday.
Limbaugh was originally from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, making the holiday particularly special.
The law still needs to pass the state Senate, but considering it is controlled by Republicans, it is almost certain to pass without any trouble.
Democrats in the state attempted to preempt the passage of the bill by designating the same day as “Walter Cronkite Day,” despite the fact that January 12 is neither the birthday of Cronkite, or the day of his death.
“Rush Limbaugh’s contributions to broadcasting and the conservative movement cannot be overstated. He was, simply put, a legend who cannot be replaced,” said state Rep. Hardy Billington, who sponsored the legislation. “This is one way we can recognize the outstanding impact Rush Limbaugh has had on our state and country.”
This will be yet another major honor awarded to Limbaugh.
Just days after announcing his cancer diagnosis, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union on February 4, 2020, stating, “Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country.”
Limbaugh is also honored in two places in the state of Missouri.
His face appears on the Missouri Wall of Fame along the Water Street at the Cape Girardeau riverfront.
Limbaugh was also inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in Jefferson City in 2012.