Goodbye to Rush Limbaugh

I’m going to “out” myself here. I’ve been a fairly regular listener of the Rush Limbaugh program. I haven’t agreed with everything on it, but by and large I found it entertaining and informative. No more. I just sent Rush the following note:


donkey hoteyI’ve been a longtime listener who has always appreciated your consistent, full-throated defense of conservative principles for the common man. But your mystifying decision in recent months to defend, “explain,” and excuse Donald Trump and his supporters is more than I can bear.

I don’t know why you have decided to do this, except perhaps your understandable desire to beat Hillary at all costs. However, if the unstable, unthinking, unprincipled buffoon known as Trump–the man who has aided and abetted liberalism all his life–carries off the Republican nomination, it will be a Pyrrhic victory for conservatism. In fact, we may never recover. Our credibility will be in tatters, and so will yours.

When the conservative movement needed you to fight off a hostile takeover, you, along with many others–I’m sad to say–went AWOL. Until I hear you have returned to your first principles, I will no longer listen to your once-excellent program. My blood pressure can no longer handle it.


Stan Guthrie

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About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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