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In Memoriam Of Rush Limbaugh’s Strikingly Offensive Remarks

US radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh looks on before introducing US President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, MO, on Nove... US radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh looks on before introducing US President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, MO, on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 17, 2021 6:07 p.m.

The death of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday at age 70 after battling lung cancer reminded us here at TPM of his role in being a driving force behind the rightward shift of the Republican Party electorate that arguably boosted former President Trump’s conspiracy-ridden and grievance-based political career.

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