LEFT-wing trolls are celebrating Rush Limbaugh’s cancer death, saying they hope the outspoken talk radio host is ‘in hell’.
They’ve been gloating about their ‘euphoria’ on social media after being outraged by Limbaugh‘s politically incorrect insults over the years.
US radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh has died, aged 70Credit: AFP – Getty
Comedian Mike Drucker says Limbaugh has brought joy – by dying
Rick & Morty writer, Siobhan Thompson, also tweeted about the death
Limbaugh, who ripped into liberals and was one of the most powerful voices in politics, influencing the rightward push of American conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died on Wednesday at the age of 70.
But there are also plenty of haters, slamming Limbaugh for his offensive take on life, and tweeting that he “did not make the world a better place”.
A Yale Law School professor, Scott Shapiro, tweeted: “I wouldn’t say I was happy that Rush Limbaugh died. It’s more like euphoria,” before setting his account to private following a backlash, reports Daily Wire.
Rush Limbaugh in his studio during his radio showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Kathryn with her husband Rush LimbaughCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Charlotte Clymer condemned him as a “coward and white supremacist”.
Rick & Morty writer, Siobhan Thompson, tweeted: “RIP Rush Limbaugh died 69 years later than he shoulda.”
Media Matters’ editor-at-large Parker Malloy added on Twitter: “My sincerest condolences go out to hell’s other residents who now have to deal with being associated with him.”
Santa Barbara and General Hospital actor Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted: “To have chosen to live your life as a hate mongering, intolerant, racist, misogynist, infamous enough for people to know you died, but repugnant enough for no one to care, except for those exactly like you. #RushLimbaugh Such a shame.”
While some fans applauded her harsh words, shrugging off his death as “no great loss”, others slated her, with one replying, “I care. You are a hater.”
Associated Press explains there have long been divided opinions over Limbaugh – who regarded his title as “most dangerous man in America” as a badge of honor.
He described himself as a ‘truth detector’, the ‘doctor of democracy’, a “lover of mankind, a harmless, lovable little fuzz ball” and an “all-around good guy.” He also claimed he had “talent on loan from God”.
Above: there were celebrations for his death because of his insults
But others urged compassion, despite political differences
Limbaugh was known for pinning insulting names on his enemies and raging against the mainstream media, accusing it of feeding the public lies.
He called Democrats and others on the left communists, wackos, feminazis, liberal extremists, faggots and radicals.
When actor Michael J. Fox, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, appeared in a Democratic campaign commercial, Limbaugh mocked his tremors.
When a Washington advocate for the homeless killed himself, he cracked jokes.
And as the AIDS epidemic raged in the 1980s, he made the dying a punchline. He called 12-year-old Chelsea Clinton a dog.
When a woman accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape, he derided her as a “ho,” and when a Georgetown University law student supported expanded contraceptive coverage, he dismissed her as a ‘slut’.
But to those who loved and admired him, Limbaugh – including the ex US president – he was a fighter, especially while battling lung cancer.
Candace Owens and Donald Trump Jr echoed the ex-president’s praise for Limbaugh
Donald Trump said that Limbaugh “has passed away to a better place, free from physical pain and hostility.
“His honor, courage, strength, and loyalty will never be replaced. Rush was a patriot, a defender of Liberty, and someone who believed in all of the greatness our Country stands for.
“Rush was a friend to myself and millions of Americans – guiding light with the ability to see the truth and paint vivid pictures over the airwaves.”
During the 2016 presidential primaries, Limbaugh said he realized early on that Trump would be the nominee, and he likened the candidate’s deep connection with his supporters to his own.
In a 2018 interview, he conceded Trump is rude but said that is because he is “fearless and willing to fight against the things that no Republican has been willing to fight against.”
Candace Owens tweeted that she was, “heartbroken about Rush Limbaugh.
“He is an American icon that can never be replaced. Let the life he led serve as a reminder to us all to fight nonstop for truth.
“We face dark times in this country, but we can all be a light if we have the courage to speak up, unapologetically.”
Black Lives Matter supporter Keith Gabrielson replied: “May he Rest In Peace. We must put political differences aside and honor a great man.”
Former President George W. Bush said Limbaugh “spoke his mind as a voice for millions of Americans.”
Rush Limbaugh, long-time radio host and conservative media leader, has died at age 70Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Rush Limbaugh puffs on his Ashton VSG cigar while waiting to tee offCredit: AP:Associated Press