Thursday, September 23, 2010
Limbaugh At The Kimmel: His Master's Voice
Without a power point and without any props of any kind.
For nearly two hours in front of a near capacity audience in the 2,500-seat Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center.
No music. No audio accompaniment other than his own voice. And no chorus except for the enthusiastic, unending applause and shouts for "More!" from the audience.
Few people could accomplish this. One man did it.
His name is Rush Limbaugh. And it happened last night in Philadelphia, thanks to the Big Talker, WCAU, 1210 AM radio.
From the moment he stepped on the stag to the conclusion of his remarks, the man who reinvented talk radio and saved the AM radio band kept the audience enthralled.
His message was simple and direct: Don't apologize for America. Don't apologize for being a conservative. Wear the cloak of conservatism proudly. Don't be intimidated by (or fooled by) liberals. Remember that common-sense conservatives constitute a majority, not a minority, in America. Reaganize the Republican Party, nourish the new majority and reclaim our nation, our strength, our honor and our liberty.
Rush mocked liberals and elites of every style and stripe, including those who pose as Republicans.
"When we call them elites, we don't use that word to imply that they're better than us. That's not what we mean. Far from it," Rush explained. "These people are self-appointed elites. They only think they're better. They need to think they're better. They need to intimidate you and try to make you think they're better because they're insecure."
Rush once again had kind words for Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party movement. Of O'Donnell, he said: "What did she ever do to anybody? What did she do that was so awful that some people feel they must now destroy her?"
Rush pointed out that O'Donnell won the election over Mike Castle fair and square. "Castle claims to be a Republican. So why won't he endorse her now? Why can't he endorse her?"
And Rush made the argument that if conservatives have had to fall into line over the years and swallow hard and back Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) like Arlen Specter and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins then all Republicans (including Castle) should now do the right and honorable thing and back O'Donnell and all of those who won their nominations with conservative and Tea Party support.
Rush concluded by explaining why he still works as hard as he does.
"I know I don't have to do it but I'm blessed to be doing what I love. I'm blessed to be able to pursue my passion and get paid for it," he said. "I love what I do."
His final thoughts? Put balance in your life. Enjoy each moment and each day. Know that life is precious. Understand that there are questions we will never be able to answer, things we will never be able to understand. These unanswered questions and the awe with which we view the universe and the miracle of each day on earth demonstrate that there is a God.
As he left the stage to thunderous applause, Limbaugh briefly reached out to our own Legendary Joey Vento of Geno's Steaks who sat captivated in the front row through the entire presentation.
BTW: Our heartfelt thanks to Rob Kaloustian of The Big Talker and CBS radio for helping to make all this possible.
Photo copyright 2010 by Dan Cirucci.