It’s safe to say Rush Limbaugh was barely cold before the ritual denunciation began on Twitter, the go-to platform for the Leftist Smear Bund.
Limbaugh, who revolutionized talk radio and died yesterday at 70 years old, invited a particularly nasty if not deranged reaction.
“Good riddance,” the Twitter mob fumed. “Rot in hell” and “rest in piss.”
So much for the “unity” effort the Left promised after Joe Sneakyfingers took the oath and became vice president.
Of course, other leftist outlets published hit pieces on Limbaugh, notably HuffPo, a publication run mainly by leftist, feminist women for their ilk and the beta males who serve them.
Good Riddance, Rot in Hell
To call the reaction to Limbaugh unhinged or deranged might be understating it.
“Rush Limbaugh mocked people dying of AIDS, made fun of Parkinson’s disease, called America’s 1st Black president, ‘Barack the magic negroe’——he was a vile, pompous, white supremacist who spread racist hatred,” a chap named Bishop Talbert Swan wrote. “Bidding him good riddance or wishing him to rot in hell is being kind.”
The good bishop’s profile photo is featured wearing clerical garb. He must have missed the lesson on forgiveness in bishop school.
Another unhappy individual tweeted this: “Lol the fact that his death is trending with ‘good riddance’ and ‘rot in hell’ gives me so much f***ing power.’”
Another celebrated Limbaugh’s lung-cancer death with an uppercase tweet and box of chocolates:
FINALLY RUSH CROAKED! IM GONNA BREAK OUT MY BOX OF VALENTINE CHOCOS TO CELEBRATE!!! GOOD RIDDANCE YOU CANCER OF THE EARTH! MAY YOU ROT IN HELL YOU POS!
RUSH LIMBAUGH IS DEAD! F**K YOU YOU AWFUL BOTTOM DWELLER! YOU DIED KNOWING THAT YOUR HATEFUL WORLD DIED W YOU!
Happily, some users were more measured:
good riddance #rushlimbaugh i hope you rot in hell you sh*t stain on humanity… the world is a much better place now that you are no longer in it..
“Good riddance you sweaty sack of sh*t,” tweeted another Limbaugh fan. “I wish afterlife was real so you could rot in hell.”
Many of the users apparently didn’t want to say those terrible things, so they celebrated with apophasis.
“I would hate the phrases ‘good riddance’ and ‘rot in hell’ to be associated with news of my passing, one wrote.
The editor of a “satire” publication explained that she is “just trying to live my life in such a way that when I die, I’m not trending with good riddance, rot in hell,” and for good measure wished GOP Sen. Ted Cruz suffered the same fate.
“Live your life in a way that your death doesn’t trend with the phrases ‘good riddance’ and ‘rot in hell,’” Resting Jen Face kindly wrote.
“Rest in Piss,” HuffPo Hit
“Rest in piss” was another “trending” tweet.
“Wishing Rush a very good rest in piss,” one wrote in a lament about Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke, the minister’s daughter who attended Georgetown Law School and expected the Catholic university to provide free birth control.
Another user was particularly angry at his father.
rest in piss rush limbaugh my dad used to force me to wake up at 6am so he could make me listen to this ghoul otw to school
“The underlying cause of Limbaugh’s death was lieabetes & cancer of the soul. That’s what I heard anyway. Rest in Piss,” Brenda Votes Blue wrote.
There’s more, of course, but you get the idea. Twitter users loved El Rushbo.
HuffPo was ready with its obligatory “bigoted king of talk radio” story.
Limbaugh, the hysterical site wrote, “saturated America’s airwaves with cruel bigotries, lies and conspiracy theories for over three decades.”
Under the subheadline “Decades of Hate,” the two girly-men who wrote the story offered this:
A full accounting of Limbaugh’s lies and exaggerations; his racism and his misogyny; his homophobia and his Islamophobia; and his sheer cruelty could fill books — and have — but even a cursory overview of his lowlights makes his prejudice clear.
Among his crimes, HuffPo complained, was correctly claiming that gay men could stop contracting the HIV virus that causes AIDs by stopping unprotected gay sex, and that members of the same sex cannot be married, a “position” with which millions of Americans and millions of non-Americans happen to agree.
Perhaps Limbaugh crossed the line occasionally. But that, the Left won’t admit, wasn’t his real crime. His real transgressions weren’t any of the made-up isms or phobias with which the Left is obsessed.
Rather, Limbaugh attacked leftist taboos and millions of normal Americans loved it. They felt liberated. They had a voice. Someone spoke for them.
Like Senator Joe McCarthy, Limbaugh stigmatized the Left. He fingered it for what it is: anti-decency, anti-Christian, anti-American.
That, in the end, is why they hated him. And so he must “rot in hell” and “rest in piss.”