one of the few things limbaugh wasnt lying about: he really was their "anchorman." every day millions of conservatives had no idea how to process the news until limbaugh chewed it up for them then regurgitated it for them like little baby birds.
he had his "stack of stuff" and it was always like "they say this is the news but let me tell you what's *really* in the news"
i dont think any single person will have as much influence over conservatism, especially for such a long period, ever again.
addendum for the people who are taking away optimism from this -- it's not a good thing. instead of 1 limbaugh the right is becoming like 1,000 mini-limbaughs. theyre not healing.

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