Following a stint as a ticket salesman for Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, in the mid-1980s, Limbaugh landed a job as an on-air host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, with the help of a radio executive friend. There, Limbaugh took over Morton Downey Jr.’s slot, and met with success when his ratings surpassed his predecessor’s. Less than a year later, Limbaugh became known as Sacramento’s top radio host.
In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission repealed a long-standing rule known as the Fairness Doctrine, which required both television and radio stations to air for an equal amount of time each side to a political argument. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine ultimately paved the way for Limbaugh’s now-distinct, politically conservative radio style to take shape. Not long after, the on-air host left KFBK for a position at the ABC Radio Network, bringing his newfound fame with him, as well as a reputation for having strong, right wing ideologies.
The Rush Limbaugh Show, nationally syndicated from New York City by ABC Radio, premiered on August 1, 1988. Known for its heavy political focus and sometimes extreme conservative slant, The Rush Limbaugh Show has been on the air for more than two decades and is credited today as the highest-rated American talk radio program. The show is currently syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, and can be heard on nearly 600 stations nationwide.
In addition to his success on the radio, Limbaugh makes regular appearances as a political commentator on various TV programs, and has authored a number of magazine articles and books, including 1992’s best-selling The Way Things Ought to Be and 1993’s See, I Told You So. “It’s my job, it’s my life, it’s my career, it’s my passion,” Limbaugh once said about his politically charged career as a radio host, commentator and writer. “I’m doing what I love. I think I’m doing what I was born to do. I have no specific goals from this point forward. I never have had specific goals. I’ve always thought, ‘I know generally what I want to do. I want to be in media, I want to be in radio.’ It’s what I love. It’s what I do best. And I’m open to all opportunities that come my way.”
Limbaugh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
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Steven Todd I stopped voting for that party of jackasses in 2003, with all of their hatred toward Bush and conservatives then. Born & raised in NY. These Democrat gangsters today make Tammany Hall, look like church school.
Tom Lutz Too many of the Democratic followers don't seem to get it that they're trying to have it both ways, Freedom and control at the same time. Something has to give, you can't have it both ways, but too many of these sheep just don't understand that.
Russell Wayne For many years I thought of them as the " save the whales , free love , smoke dope " delusional liberal nerds , who , other than their cockeyed viewpoints were really harmless . I was wrong . The election of Trump has proven that they're not like that at all , in fact , quite the opposite . Trotsky & Lenin would have been proud to have this bunch of psychotic malevolent malcontents as Comrades when they murdered their way to the same socialist Utopia these people yearn for .
Kenneth Paul Wallace Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
Steve R. Brown It still comes down to who they vote for when their feet are in the booth. Countless people are fed up with the party but will still vote for their party's nominee even if they hate who it is.
John Merano I see it every day. Liberals joining trump pages..saying, I'm done! Lifelong democrat ..never vote for them again. Why you think the liberal elites are freakin out! Why you think they need Trump gone prior to tax cuts. As millennials get good paying jobs and tax cuts...more money in their pockets..The more people will see their democrat leaders were lying to them all along. Trump will become even more popular and the elites on the left will lost their grip on the millennial voters. A huge voting base.
JeanPhil Horjus The SAPs, Soros Alinsky Pimps, need to start their own party snd the Dems need to return to JFK principles.
John R. Fox The problem is Hillary Clinton.and the Clinton foundation and George Soros They screwed you over , Direct your anger to The DNC , Obama , Hillary Clinton. And Bertie sanders. That's where your corruption is that. Stupid democrats you're dumber than a box of rocks. .... [ Democrats to stupid to know there a communist. ] LMAO . P.s. _ I'm not a proctologist. But I know a**holes when I see them it is the DNC !!! #MAGA
Michael Mayfield They're all weasels in Washington Rushman !!... Except Trumpster.
Maggie Bunch Republicans are no better. The rhinos have abandoned us.
Richard Smith In the highest order and as fast as possible Rush. So true.
Belinda Courville Hatton Going to the extreme left is distasteful for many
Adam Albright Neutrality is being aware enough to admit Trump is going senile.
Michael Mayfield Donald John should run as an Independent in 2020. Why does he need the thieves anyway ?
Jim Balcer We ALWAYS need Intelligence Community Neutrality.
Sherry Alewine If this is a current picture of Rush, he has lost some weight! Looking good Rush.
JaMal GinZberg Pres Trump 100% correct AGAIN -- THE SYSTEM IS TOTALLY RIGGED
Belinda Courville Hatton I know of several
Jose Castrejon Comon sense internet is free internet PERIOD
Greg Schneider when is the Corrupt media going to address the creepy joe biden issue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IL5u5U39Qo
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Rm Evans 0bama followed in Hitler’s footsteps with class division healthcare weaponizing media and gun grabbing , blind are the masses .
Jean Culbreath A women sick with the flu walked out of the doctor's office crying because she could not afford her co-pay which she argued was not $60 but was $20. Not anymore Sista. Got to pay for those illegals. Doctor was upset and went to the parking lot to find her. Too late. She was gone. Doctor instructed the receptionist not to let that happen again. There is hope. I would like to think they had her phone number and called her to come back. Merry Christmas
Jeff Gates Our work health care has been increasing exponentially since Obamacare came into being. It increased before every year by a small percentage. But now it increases by 30% A year. Thanks Obummer and the Dumbocrats. Now we were forced to take a plan that has a higher deductible and still it increases. The only ones who saw a decrease are the people who already dont pay anything, the me want me want free crowd.
Allen Weekley I worked for a company that had multiple insurance plans, but since Obamacare went into effect it has been eliminating plans, eliminating first the best plan, then the next best plan, and then the third best plan. I am now stuck with a fourth-rate medical plan. Remember President Obama's promise, "If you like your medical plan you're gonna be able to keep it."
Victoria Hasty I am one of them . Suffering from sinus chronically and they told me allergy test WITH insurance will be $800. And that test is not cure. There more tests needed and possibly a procedure (did not ask about cost as it is probably outrageous ). But i m sure precious illegals get treatment for free
Denise Oliver I had to scrap medical tests ordered by my doctor due to$3,000 dollar out of pocket cost to me that my now crappy health insurance wouldn't cover.
Chuck Mata Hopefully, after the tax bill, people will have the option of not having to sign up for Obamacare. Let's see if the media reports the number of people who opt out now that they don't have a gun to their head, forcing them to sign up.
Janice Lanza My ins this year is $1,229. A month last year $885. When Illegals get it free. This makes Americans mad as heck.
George Pulsifer Woman walked out of my office. Her argument was first visit should be counted as free visit. Learn the coverages. All people hear is they have insurance but never pay attention to deductibles
Diane Kaiser Obamacare was a scam. It was a con game. The American people were the suckers. The big lie repeated by Obama was that it would save families thousands of dollars. Everyone's BS detector should have gone off, but people wanted to "believe" the lie.
Todd Faugno A competent press would address and the encourage congress to repeal the entire thing. But they’re part of the left wing agenda against America.
Jim Tavegia And now Medicare is denying payment for services for old folks. Kicking old people to the curb from our government now. I'm guessing the only safe place if you need care is to work FOR the government, especially in congress. What a pathetic lot they all are.
Colleen McCurley There is a lot that could be done to reduce the cost of health care but getting the government further into it isn't going to fix it. Just to meet government regulations there are far too many administrators and not enough workers.
Pam McFarlen Many still are not getting health insurance due to cost of premiums. Don't seek treatment until it's too late and the "little" discomfort turns into terminal disease.
Sharon Thomas Smith Well we know the illegals need health care, right? Someone has to pay for it. In comes the good old working class American who don't have time to go to a doctor. It doesn't matter if you can use it, as long as we make sure others can. Meanwhile the insurance executives need their seasonal homes and raises. We paid $700 a month last year to go to the doctor no more than 5 times. With our copay that is $8500.00 a year or$170.00 per office visit. To think my doctor that I can no longer use only charges $65.00. I'm getting angry now... gotta let this go.
Wendy Baumann Krzyzanowski Sons new health plan since BCBS dropped out costs almost $200 month with a $6000 plus deductible. Son is basically healthy so will never get any benefits from this policy. He’s paying for other people to get care.
Patricia Champion the only ones getting it for free are those on subsidized Medicaid...like my sister who thinks she's entitled to it. When I remind her she's getting a free ride off the rest of us, she gets SO mad!
Gina Cabailo Do you that Obama had pawn the grand canyon to China to help pay for the U.S.national debts so China owns 30% or 70% of grand canyon now. China wants the Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks bit people put up a fight.
Bill L. Farmer Obama is a liar, he was before being President, he was while he was in office, and he still is a liar! He is from the party of socialists and communists the ONLY way they can get elected is by being LIARS.
Tammy Gaudet Sons My daughter who is an American citizen and a college student and lives with us had a medical emergency and can't afford obummer care left the emergency room with a 20,000 bill wow! And of course we are helping her pay it! But all these felons and illegals get free health care! It really sucks! But we are responsible American citizens so we pay for all those who aren't! Where's the justice in that?
Michele Mongelli Johnson My “free” colonoscopy procedure cost me $60 for the consultation, $120 for the prep meds and another $60 for follow up and results. I called the office and told them to tell me my results over the phone because I wasn’t paying to be told I was fine. Not so free or affordable.
Darryl Burks My friends insurance in Florida went up 500% as of January 1, that is AFTER the Obmacare subsidies he gets, no way he can pay it. Obamacare was designed to destroy private healthcare just as HMOs were designed by Ted Kennedy to drive up costs for Insurance companies.
Joanna Harper I left a job and the Cobra is 750 a month. I had to use my pension money to pay for it. Now I have to drop it. And pray.
Mike Miller I was saying that from the beginning that OBAMACARE was never about helping people, it was about destroying the healthcare system in America so that the GOVERNMENT could come in and take control of it and they would be the ones to decide if you should be treated (UK had that example). Treatment will be base on a cost analyst to whether it is worth to save you or if it would cost to much.
Tom King There is no fixing this stupid thing it was designed to not work from Obamas own mouth. It was supposed to get the country to total government run health care. Meaning much higher taxes to pay for everyone's care really if that was even possible it would be trillions of dollars, another huge bureaucracy with even more intrusion into our personal lives. The care oh yeah that after all the new government employees pensions etc. etc. are paid then whats left goes to pay every Americans medical care unless your one of the uber wealthy or high ranking government members they get private care private doctors and hospitals just for themselves. The rest of us well have you ever been to a county hospital or the V.A. By the way the V.A. is already government run health care. The government can't even manage that properly and its not even all Americans
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Suzanne V. Hall-Schweinsberg I couldn't even come up with a story like that...that is what sick minds these leftist loons have. Disgusting despicables!!!
Cary Henderson We as Americans, are growing very tired of the liberal leftists, plotting vile misdeeds, covering them up & getting away free without justice having been served.
Mary Ann Chandler What's funny is it backfired because it was so salacious & unbelievable! This cost her the election along with her other lies!
John Adams No one has said anything about what this fellow's wife is doing in all of this. Hope that she has put him on the road which is what we should have done. Circle the wagons Conservatives this is just the lid on pandora's box. You want HRC here is the starting line.
Phyllis Fabiani Why is this POS still with the FBI? The Deep State protect their own. This traitor put into words his intentions to stack the deck in Hillary Clinton's favor...and in the event she lost...to have a back-up plan against Trump. The back-up plan was implemented with the fake accusations over the Trump Russia collusion and appointment of Mueller for purposes of unseating Trump! Who is going to step up in our government and take control of this mass corruption? Jeff Sessions where are you??
Dana Ledon Nichols Just sick...its all sick...the American people had been forgotten by the Washington establishment...imagine a future had they won. How could this happen to us and why.
Rafael E. Puente The main problem I have with Republican Party is that controlling all branch of government and having prove of democratic party fraud and bias nothing can't be done. This is the biggest failure of the Republican Party. Democrats being a minority has been able to bully this presidency and the whole system.
Corey Langeslay There are a handful of guys whos opinion and analysis I listen to. Rush, Glenn Reynolds, Bill Whittle, Mark Levin, and 2 close friends and 1 family member. If Glenn is saying that, then the prison system is in for a shocking new set of inmates.
Susie Bethke I believe if you are a Government employee and these people are actively working against one or the other presidential candidate due to their ideology, which is also a Mental illness, that that is TREASON, isn't it? And why has nobody been fired? Nobody during the Obama Fraud Administration was ever held responsible or punished. Are we doing the same thing?
Kay Ditty Why does the media work so hard to protect her and other liberals criminal ways? I just don't get it. Their ratings would go thru the roof if they just reported the truth and facts on these wretched liars.
Kim Scott Lakin Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals. Blame the other party for that which you are guilty of and spread it through the media.
Paige Cullen What will happen to them all? Nothing. The MSM will bury the story, the establishment won't investigate and they'll continue to push this phony Russian collusion narrative. They don't care about the truth - they care about furthering their agenda at all costs necessary.
Larry Frederick Is the affair of a Peter Strzok and his FBI mistress lawyer just a warning to hide both of them from their election and post election shanagans?
Jareen Zupancic Although Adam Shiff is doing his best to appear on every show on msm pushing this garbage as truth. Someone needs to take a close look at him. And his leaks during Don Jr testimony yesterday behind closed doors.
Steve Walker JEFF SESSIONS HAD BETTER PROSECUTE THIS OR GET OUT OF THE WAY FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO DO IT. QUOTE: "RUSH: The email from Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, law professor, University of Tennessee. Subject matter: “Rush, it looks like Lisa Page, with whom Peter Strzok had an extramarital affair, may have been involved in approving his FISA requests.” Now, Strzok is on Mueller’s team. And all these people are ardent anti-Trumpers. They have all been working with Fusion GPS, many of them have, and its author, Christopher Steele, on this fake and phony Trump dossier. The question now, to cut to the chase of all this, is this Trump dossier what the Obama administration used to get a FISA warrant to surveil the Trump campaign in October? And if that’s true, that is bombshell, because the thing is nothing more than a Democrat Party opposition research project. Hillary Clinton worked with the Russians and paid for this dossier to be created and written. And it has been presented to everybody as though it’s legitimate intelligence, the result of legitimate intelligence gathering. And it isn’t. "
Bill Klone Boys & girls what have we learned from the Strzok affair? (pardon the pun, not talking about his love affair with Lisa Page). FBI agents are great at catching crooks. They SUCK at being crooks.
Ron Bender Everything about Strzok, Comey, Clinton, Russia, Lynch, Obama, etc. stinks!
Jean Moody-Putman Of course, its true. This whole "dossier" is a phoney black ops by BO's KGB.
Wes Hardy Lots of people are going to prison...
Diane Roberson Wow! These people will do anything to destroy Trump and have the Dems stay in power.
Cecelia Buenaventura Navarro Must be fired from the bureau! Or maybe firing squad by the bureau!!!
Kyle Sisler Isn't it odd how ALL these people are connected to Hillary and each other? I have a weird feeling Rosenstein is feverishly deleting emails and smashing phones right at this very moment.
John Roe Jeff Sessions has been a huge disappointment in these areas...
Elizabeth Phipps have we found the collusion Yet----?
Denise Blanker well if anyone can write something evil and vile that would be the leftys/
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Susan Shuler-Brooke Rush never fails to get it just right!!! Some kids have no social skills when working with the public! It's sad that their whole world is social media!
Greg Byron The best thing about social media is that it's a benefit for progressives organizing and getting publicity out there that corporatists woudln't be willing to pay for.
Mary Napier I really believe it is Obama using this as a tool and before FB saw all the implications, it was too big to control with our free speech rights. I also hope FB understands all the unknowns in the new frontier of instant interactions and works on ways to tap down the emotional temperatures of our species. maybe make manners and the absence of cuss words a must to continue enjoying the benefits of FB.
Billie Lawson Nichols Politics on Facebook sure has divided a lot of people, even in families, like several cousins of mine. No longer have them as my facebook friends. Makes me sad!
Brian TheLion Stolp I posted pics of Melania and they removed due to spam or other reasons nonconformity to FB standards. I threatened to sue them. We should. I call them Fascist Book myself.
Laura Schone Anything, “media”, is ripping society apart.
Kenny Mann So much of FB is nothing more than Alinsky #5 and run. Hardly constructive
Anthony Jandreau Umm Myspace did this before Facebook was even a thing. How is that some sort of current revelation. Social media is killing us because people have no clue how to interact with others unless it's in a virtual space
Julie Smith Does anyone else see the irony here?
Carl Siroky Lack of God, Family and humility in people’s lives is a bigger underlying issue
Jim Stokes DingDanged right, Rush.
Dean Minshall I dont know. Twitter has been a boon for Trump.
Anna Van Valkenburg Sadly, it has now become our judicial system.
Maria Siebertz Social media, especially for the young, is mind control.
Elliot Curtis Watch suicides going up with more and more dependence on social media.
Mike Stevens Fake book that is awesome. Or fantasy land..
Noé Leal You’re been telling us for years and yet here you post.
Roger Martin This the truth the brainwashing of america continues
Steve Desoto Even a dumb liberal could have figured that out.
Barrett Bogosian Everyone, go YouTube South Park’s take on Zuckerberg. It’s a classic in the making.
Dale Smith Ever sets FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal, Facebook has gone into a Full Blown Censoring, you can NOT make a comment. "If you are a Conservative Republican" if you are making a comment on Hillary or FBI. Censored And all of MY favorite sites that I have saved, If I make a comment on a saved site it will not appear, liberal Democrat Facebook is censoring "Conservative comments". ""This is the message that will come up"" on All sites Insufficient Permission: You do not have the necessary permission for the specified Page to perform the requested action.
Diane Kaiser I don't use Twitter or watch cable TV, so I get the news on facebook on sites I choose, including your facebook page by the way. I have learned to spot "troll" comments a mile away... :D
Rick Klimovitz This is so true
Bonnie Dauphinee Ripping families apart tooo
Jim Mystiic So what should anyone do about it ?