The Doctor of Democracy: RIP

By | February 18, 2021

[February 18, 2021]  Rush Limbaugh, the self-proclaimed “doctor of democracy,” passed away yesterday at 70.  “Rush,” as he is affectionately known to his listening audience, can never be replaced, period.  No one is like him anywhere on the entertainment or political spectrum.

Clearly, without Rush, the political landscape over the past three decades would be different.  Rush was one of the premier voices of the conservative movement in the U.S.  One thing that can be said about the man was that he spoke openly about his deep beliefs in freedom, his compassion for the United States and God, and his desire to convert liberals into thinking people.

His AM radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, was the most popular in the U.S.  You can go to his website at to read more for yourself.  At the time of this writing, the website struggles to handle the increased traffic of his loyal listeners, wishing him farewell and Godspeed.

Listening on WOR AM 710 Radio.

 I began listening to Rush in 1988, the year his show was syndicated nationally.  I could not figure out why I was attracted to his broadcasts, but, if anything, he was entertaining and was able to put complex issues into easy-to-understand language.  I rarely got a chance to hear a full show because of my job, but he motivated me to be a better person, more pragmatic and hardworking, and to appreciate conservative values.

When I moved to New York City in 2010, I began listening to his show on WOR AM 710 out of the Big Apple – New York City.  When I moved to New Jersey, I use iHeart radio over the Internet to hear him on WOR, his official flagship station.

The Babe Ruth of talk radio.

“There are many other fine conservative radio hosts, but Rush stands apart.  He was the Babe Ruth and Tom Brady of talk radio.” – Steven Hayward of PowerlineBlog

Rush’s fans are in the tens of millions.  His show, according to Talkers Magazine, estimated that his cumulative weekly audience was 15.5 million listeners.  Rush also wrote seven books, at least three making it to the New York Times Best Seller list.  He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Last year, Rush received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Talent on loan from God.

Note that I have referred to him as Rush, not Mr. Limbaugh or Rush Limbaugh.  This says a lot about the man.  I couldn’t have said it better than he did.  He possessed “talent on loan from God.”  That loan has now been repaid.  RIP.

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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34 thoughts on “The Doctor of Democracy: RIP

  1. KenFBrown

    GREAT MAN, no matter what you think of his conservative politics, he was still a great man. Now he stands before the pearly gates and is giving back to God those talents on loan. 👍

    1. old warrior

      Yep, simple. You know what I liked about Rush? He was a butt kicker.

  2. Dennis Mathes

    I listened to Rush for at least two decades. He was both a wonderful person and smart as a whip. I liked his radio personality and wish that he had only more time to entertain us.

  3. Army Vet

    For those who doubt the greatness of Rush Limbaugh, then you have not seen the clear evidence in the form of his effect on keeping radical socialist from the door of democracy. Truly, Rush was one of the few who was willing to stand against the encroachment of despotism in the US. RIP, Rush.

    1. Jeremy M. Jones

      Army Vet, we are your fans here in Gen. Satterfield’s blog and we respect your opinion. And, yes, I would guess that most of us have listened to his radio show many times over these past decades and were converted from lemmings of the Democratic Party of socialists to freedom fighters for truth in an exceptional America.

    1. Bryan Z. Lee

      I’d forgotten many of Rush’s nicknames. Thanks for the reminder.

    2. Albert Ayer

      Nicknames Rush Limbaugh has used Himself:
      Professor of the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies
      Chief Waga-Waga El Rushbo of the El Conservo Tribe
      America’s Truth-Detector
      America’s Anchorman
      A Real Man, A Living Legend, A Way of Life
      Dittohead Doctor of Democracy
      The Maharush-Neeshie (or Maha Rushie)
      El Rushbo (a “little Spanish lingo, there”)
      The Mr. Big of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
      The most dangerous man in America
      Talent on loan from God
      Mayor of Realville
      Defender of Motherhood

  4. Purse 5

    I’m saddened by this news. It is always a sad day when we lose someone who is a great thinker and entertainer. He truly had talent on loan from god.

    1. Colleen Ramirez

      It is indeed a sad day for American and for all freedom-loving peoples across the world. Those of us who are free and know freedom, know also of Rush Limbaugh. He has been a hero those of us who experience tyrants and war. He was the one who stood up to oppose many of the terrible policies under US Pres Obama which restricted our freedoms more than any other US president. I’m happy to have been able to listen to him weekly. His loss is a hit to all freedoms.

    1. Ed Berkmeister

      Yes, he will be missed but only by those who have a love of freedom and who are willing to resist the chains of communism. I’m sure slow-Joe (China Joe) Biden is dancing in the White House basement today. Well, if he actually knows what is going on.

      1. Scotty Bush

        “China Joe” has no idea what is happening. His dementia is showing more and more because his handlers don’t have to hide it any more. I think Rush predicted this.

  5. Jerome Smith

    Rush Limbaugh was a great man, never perfect (he smoked cigars and had several wives) but he was a man’s man on the intellectual level. He will be missed.

  6. Willie Shrumburger

    Rush was an amazing man. A thinker who would simplify complex ideas into something the average man and woman could easily understand. He also provided the emotion and the motivation for us to resist the very tyranny that the current Biden-Harris socialist agenda has given us.

    1. Harry Donner

      Excellent article and thanks corralesdon for the link as well. I too miss Rush Limbaugh. May he rest in peace.

      1. JT Patterson

        “Not since the Civil War has Washington resembled such a vast police state. Ex-military officers who once warned Donald Trump not to deploy federal troops to ensure the safety of the White House from Antifa and BLM demonstrators now are silent about a veritable army deployed in Washington.” – Victor Davis Hanson Great points made by both him and by Rush.

  7. Otto Z. Zuckermann

    “Doctor of Democracy” … great title for today’s article, Gen. Satterfield. I too began listening to him in the late 1980s and up through just a few days ago. I appreciate the fact that he hung in there as long as he could. A truly great man.

  8. Tom Bushmaster

    Truly a wonderful man who was kind but was blunt in making it known that he would not stand for the petty, tyrannical tendencies of Democrats and other socialist-like political parties. He stood for the common man.

  9. Max Foster

    Rush helped people realize they weren’t alone when the media tyrants were trying their hardest to alienate the common man and denigrate their hopes, dreams and worries. Rush spoke to real people, not the coastal elites and taste-makers and for that reason, the left could never crush him.

    1. Steve Dade

      So very true, Max and thanks for the note. I’m still surprised today that so many would be willing to give up their freedom so that they could “feel good” about their “compassion” for others. Their compassion is killing freedom and literally killing people thru the rioting, murder, looting, and increased criminal activity throughout our nation. The WOKE have awoken and gone full tyranny on us.

      1. Lady Hawk

        Excellent point, Max and Steve. Thanks. I will miss Rush’s daily show.

      2. Reese Allatoo

        Rush had tremendous insight, a lot of street smarts. He will live forever in the warped minds of leftists and that makes them even more crazy and makes me smile. 🇺🇸

  10. Stacey Borden

    We may not know it now, but the loss of Rush Limbaugh has been a major blow to peace, freedom, and the goodness of people. Rush fought the socialists and enemies of freedom.

    1. Yusaf from Texas

      Yes, too many will vilify him simply because of his conservative politics and yet they are the first to cheer their own freedoms being taken away.

    2. Patriot

      … and now, we have our socialist betters ordering us to shutdown and bend to the jackboots of the Biden-Harris administration. I. Like Gen. Satterfield, am and will always will be an American patriot. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


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