@RepJasonSmith 's disinformation/misinformation campaign continues. "He [Rush Limbaugh] was able to cut through the spin and propaganda to provide clarity in a complicated world unlike anything we’ve ever seen."
#mopol #mogov #Missouri
Molly Ivens, back in 1995, wrote in a piece entitled "Lyin' Bully", "One of the things that concerns a lot of Americans lately is the increase in plain old nastiness in our political discussion. It comes from a number of sources, but Rush Limbaugh is a major carrier."
Without Mr. Limbaugh's shock-jock form of entertaining his mass of listeners by spreading hate, racism, and lies, would we have had to live through 4+ years of Trump?
You can read a current piece on how Limbaugh was so influential in Republican politics, here:
I meant to add this to my original thread. Smith mentions the Hall of Famous Missourians, read what happened the day Rush's bust was added.

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