Rush Limbaugh launched his nationally syndicated radio program “The Rush Limbaugh Show” in August 1988, during the closing months of Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
Following Limbaugh’s passing on Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich argued that the iconic conservative pundit served as a bridge from the Reagan years to former President Donald Trump’s time in office.
In the late ’80s, the United States was in the midst of bearing the full fruit of Reagan’s revolution that had taken the country from the malaise and self-doubts of the ’70s to the restoration of national pride, as well as economic and military might.
Conservatism was ascendant.
Within months of Reagan leaving office, the Berlin Wall would fall and soon thereafter the Cold War would come to an end.
Freedom had vanquished the communist/totalitarian/socialist/”government knows how to best