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Missouri House Passes Bill With Provision To Create ‘Rush Limbaugh Day’

The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill containing a provision that would create “Rush Limbaugh Day” in honor of the late radio icon.

The legislation would designate January 12th – the day that Rush was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri – as a day to honor Limbaugh each year.

The provision was successfully added to a bill that designates the first full week in September of each year as “Fox Trotter Week” and labels “The Gateway Arch” in St. Louis as the official state monument.

Republican Rep. Sara Walsh celebrated the bill.

“Rush demonstrated courage to speak boldly and encouraged his listeners and viewers to reach for their dreams and to push onward beyond the naysayers and discouragers that we all encounter in life,” she told the Associated Press.

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Rush Limbaugh Day

As you might imagine, not everybody was pleased with the notion of a Rush Limbaugh Day.

State Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove (D) alleged that Limbaugh being honored is a travesty because of his “constant attacks on Black people and other people of color.”

Rep. Hardy Billington (R), who sponsored the provision, acknowledged Limbaugh may not have been perfect but a majority of his work was outstanding.

“He had done so many great things,” Billington said when asked if he had ever heard Limbaugh make negative comments. “Now I think I told you before he probably had not been perfect by no means of the imagination, but he had done an outstanding job.”

The bill will now head to the Senate for approval which, according to the New York Post, will need to occur prior to the end of the legislative session next Friday.

Republicans have control of the Missouri Senate by a 24-10 margin.

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Distraught Democrats

Limbaugh has a penchant for driving Democrats off the deep end – even after his far-too early departure from this world.

In February, prominent members of the Democrat Party criticized Florida governor Ron DeSantis for a decision to lower flags to half-staff in honor of the conservative radio icon.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) said, “Rush Limbaugh weaponized his platform to spread racism, xenophobia, and homophobia across the nation,” and suggested honoring him was “an embarrassment to Florida.”

Limbaugh, the conservative icon, radio legend, and conscience of the Republican Party, passed away three months ago at the age of 70 after battling Stage IV lung cancer.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in 2020.

During an October broadcast, deep in the throes of his disease, Limbaugh relished the opportunity to “hang around a long time to continue to annoy the left.”

Somehow, he’s still finding ways to do that long after he retired that golden EIB microphone.

 

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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