Monday was a very sad day for conservatives, with radio legend Rush Limbaugh announcing he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
Fellow GOP media star Megyn Kelly just sent her wishes for better health to the man she described as a “tireless warrior” for the conservative cause.
A sad day
Rush Limbaugh has been on the front lines of the conservative movement for decades. He has always held true to the cause and done so with both class and respect.
Being true to himself, he struggled with the idea of making such a personal subject public news. On Monday, he waited until the close of his show to make the announcement, finally deciding to tell his listeners because he views them like they are his own family.
After making the announcement that he has advanced lung cancer, he stated he would be missing the next several days of shows as he and his family discuss the plan of attack.
He also wanted his listeners to know exactly why he would be missing so much time in the coming days, weeks, and months.
The public response
The outpouring of support for Limbaugh was almost immediate. Virtually every high-profile conservative extended their best wishes to Rush.
Megyn Kelly sent out a tweet, as did Fox Star Sarah Sanders, and First daughter Ivanka Trump…
Just heard the news about Rush Limbaugh, a man who loves this country and his listeners dearly, and is a tireless warrior for things he holds dear. Wishing him strength and tenacity as he takes on this new battle w/advanced lung cancer. Do what you do so well, Rush – FIGHT.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) February 3, 2020
Rush Limbaugh is a fighter and if anyone can beat cancer it’s him. He’s one of the most effective, influential conservative leaders of our time. Millions of Americans are with you and praying for you Rush. Win this fight!
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) February 4, 2020
We love you Rush! You are a warrior, in every sense of the word! God bless!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 3, 2020
There were far too many tweets of well-wishes to possibly publish here, but not all of the responses to Limbaugh’s announcement were positive. Numerous liberal activists posted disgusting tweets, literally celebrating Limbaugh’s tragic diagnosis.
As heated as the political environment has been, decorum is usually the norm when something like this is announced.
While there were likely some anonymous trolls that responded in a similar way to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) regarding his wife’s recent diagnosis, his feed was filled with mostly positive thoughts from conservatives and Republicans alike. It just goes to show the difference in the classes of people on both sides of today’s political battle.
We wish you well, Rush, and hope you find a way to beat this horrific disease because our fight is far from over and we still need you as one of our generals.