December 30, 2009, - 10:28 pm

Pray For Rush Limbaugh

By Debbie Schlussel

****  UPDATE:  Thankfully, Rush is okay and “resting comfortably.” Get well soon, Rush!  ****

News coming out of Hawaii is that Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital at 2:40 p.m. Honolulu Time with chest pains and is in serious condition.  I hope he’s okay.  He’s not just the most important and effective voice in America, but also a mensch.  Pray for his complete and speedy recovery and well-being.

We need you, Rush!  Get well soon.


Get Well Soon, Rush!

Reader and friend Mary notes:

I and my husband are saying a prayer for Rush The liberal morons on TMZ are celebrating and hope he dies. Think BHO will take a break from golf to go visit?

Nah. Doesn’t have the class. On the other hand, even if he did, might not be good for Rush’s recovery.

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104 Responses

I am a conservative Repub. Praying for the best outcome for Rush.. but really, TMZ is not “praying ” that Rush passes on….. let’s remain above it and remember what is important

b on December 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I beg to differ- go to TMZ look for the Rush story and click to read the comments left on the story. I stopped counting after I read 4 death wishes and celebratory comments left.

    Mary on December 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

      Now, now, we can’t go blaming TMZ for every comment someone leaves on their site. By that logic, everytime someone leaves a liberal comment on this blog, it makes Debbie a liberal. The fact is that the folks who run TMZ have been classy about this, and they deserve credit for that. They can’t control what people leave in the comments section, and of course some stupid folks are going to abuse that.

      Let’s see this for what it is — a potential tragedy — and not just another chance to take shots at the other side.

      Importance on December 31, 2009 at 2:37 am

I have already prayed for Rush. He is the greatest articulator & identifier of the leftist leadership, values, and takeover currently happening in our US! My other professional, self-employed friends and family love Rush and wish him God’s healing and strength!!!

Alan on December 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm

[Note From DS: This comment was deleted for its utterly disgusting, sheer display of liberal hatred against Rush Limbaugh. Apparently, you needn’t read the comments on TMZ to see the savagery and inhuman hate of liberals against Rush. It, sadly, came to this site. Simply vile.]

Jack Napier on December 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I would say that you have multiple problems, but one really sticks out.

    Are you projecting your own sick fantasies on to Rush Limbaugh? Are you a troll and a NAMBLA member? If you do not have anything decent to say for a person who is ill, why don’t you refrain from saying anything at all? You have revealed more about yourself in what you have said, rather than a thing about Rush.

    Worry01 on December 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm

I certainly hope the best of Rush. Having said this I am still puzzled by why you love him so much but hate Hannity and Levin. He is good friends with both of them and to pick on them but ignore Rush seems cowardly. If Rush is such a mentch how come he hasn’t mentioned a word about a fellow radio host Michael Savage who has been banned and isn’t even on in any market at the same time so there really is no reason not to mention him.

Rush supports Sarah Palin, Harriet Myers, and also the Dubai deal.

I am also suspicious of men that are too quick to support females as I suspect they are afraid of other men who know more then them and like to hide behind women for this reason. I think it is terrible that Rush has never mentioned lumping Michael Savage with real terorists. I am disappointed that you have never mentioned it as well.

I wish Rush all the best but in terms of him as a talk show hosts a number of things really I think question whether he really believes in borders, language, and culture which I think is what a real conservative is.

adam on December 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Obama visit Rush? I sure hope not. Last time President Obongo visited a “typical white person”, his grammy, she conveniently died just before the elections thereby ensuring she wouldn’t divulge any incriminating information about “The One” and his actual place of birth and/or citizenship status.

DS_ROCKS! on December 30, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    This is quite possibly the most uninformed and silly statement I have ever read.

    DT on December 31, 2009 at 12:21 am

Allah Akbar! I am having a bbq tonight to celebrate Rush in the hospital. Me and my friends are praying that his heart stops in the hospital.

lol on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    It would be fitting if you were eating pig at your roast, lol. you know what they say: you are what you eat.

    Richard on December 30, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    False gods do not answer your prayersd. Enjoy the pork.

    KMA on December 31, 2009 at 12:15 am

    May you receive the evil you wish upon another.

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 2:46 am

Word is he died. It is truly a sad day.

R: G-d forbid. I hope he is recovering. He is a fighter. DS

Rush4ever on December 30, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I have also already prayed that Rush recovers. We need Rush to continue to be a voice to both expose the left and articulate both conservative and American values.

JeffE on December 30, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I hope he’s recovering, too. I disagree with him about 10-15% of the time, but he’s one of the few people out there who’s holding the administration’s feet to the fire.

Richard on December 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm

You bet I’m praying. Psalm 109:8.

michael on December 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Re: michael at 11:58 pm.

    Psalms 109:8 says “May his days be few; may another take over his position.” (Jewish Publication Society edition)

    G-d forbisd that this should happen to Rush.

    As for you, michael, you are a despicable human being!

    JeffE on December 31, 2009 at 12:16 am

      Correction: should read “G-d forbid”

      JeffE on December 31, 2009 at 12:17 am

    AMEN michael. Psalm 109:8 (King James Version)

    8Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

    Hopefully it will be a conservative who replaces the socialist.

    KMA on December 31, 2009 at 12:24 am

    When you wish such things upon another, take care that it does not befall you. What you measure out to others shall indeed be measured out to you.

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 2:48 am

We lost Rushs’ conservative voice to the masses when he left the TV show. I used to enjoy his show until I realized he was a shill for the Bush administration and never said nary a word about George’s malfeasance. I hope he doesn’t pass we could still use his lack-luster service for whatever its worth and I used to be a huge fan.

seahawker on December 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Hopefully Rush comes out of this experience a better and more humble person.

RK on December 31, 2009 at 12:13 am

Your next Debbie Schlussel

betta watch your skank ass.


Da Truth on December 31, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I don’t know Debbie and I don’tknow you but I can tell from your language you are a piece of sh-t.

    KMA on December 31, 2009 at 12:35 am

    What you posted could be construed as a death threat. Would you like to clarify what you have just said?

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Hey Da Truth and just who the heck are you? go back to TMZ and perez hilton and leave us intelligent people the heck alone!

    lindapolver on December 31, 2009 at 6:31 am

I don’t agree with many of Rush’s views and comments but more importantly than any political view, I am a christian so I do pray for Rush’s speedy recovery.

DT on December 31, 2009 at 12:19 am

I’m praying for the man. It’s truly a sad day.
It is also sad that we can’t confront the demons that put garbage on the internet. I can only hope they try and break into my house along with their crack headed pimp.

Joe on December 31, 2009 at 12:37 am

Oh man! I just logged in and saw that story. He’s got to get better! The airwaves would not be the same without him!

cirrus1701 on December 31, 2009 at 12:38 am

Good riddance. It’s God’s way of saying buh-bye to men who prey on the ignorant and weak.

Bookworm on December 31, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Yes, you do express the sentiments of a little worm. Why don’t you slime your way back under sewage you came from?

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 2:54 am

Dr. Chan, who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that Rush Limbaugh has passed away at 6:30 HST.

RK on December 31, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Do you make it a habit of spreading unfounded rumors? If he were dead, it would appear on a regular news site.

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 3:04 am

Latest report is that Rush is awake and alert and will rest in the hospital overnight. Thank you, Jesus.

KMA on December 31, 2009 at 12:55 am

Thoughts and prayers for Rush.

Sadly but predictably, the same liberals who pat themselves on the back constantly for their superior “compassion” and “tolerance” reveal themselves to be quite the opposite; a bunch of narrow-minded, spiteful hate-mongers.

tempus fugit on December 31, 2009 at 1:13 am

Rush is resting comfortably according to

he’ll update us on thursday’s show!

Andrew deRenzy on December 31, 2009 at 1:30 am

Rush Limbaugh scares liberals. Most of them do not even have the courage to listen to Rush or to investigate what Rush says and believes. It is really sad that they are like programmed robots and you can see how Hitler got the masses to follow him. They really have to hate the truth and do all they can to avoid being exposed to it. Rush is a threat to their self imposed ignorance. Rush Limbaugh is a great man who loves this country and does much to educate the masses on political history of this nation. My prayers go up for Rush Limbaugh and my heart breaks that our country is so full of hatred towards Jews, Christians and conservatives. God help save our country from this current facist regime that hates her fellow countrymen more than its enemies. Anyone see this liberal hate directed at the Muslim who almost took down a plane Christmas day? It really is sick.

Sarah on December 31, 2009 at 1:35 am

Bye bye! You’re on your way to hell!!!

Kara Dempsey on December 31, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Are you the official greeter there? You may wish to get your emotions under control. Have you contacted your caregiver about those medications yet?

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 3:10 am

The sicko libtards come out and dance just like their mussie friends on 9/11 …….so glad to burst their bubble

from Rush’s website…(thanks Andrew deRenzy)
ALERT: Rush was admitted to a Honolulu hospital today and is resting comfortably after suffering chest pains. Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes. He will keep you updated via and on Thursday’s radio program.

keeping us informed and updated is what he does best.
…stand tough buddy! 20 million prayers for you.

theShadow on December 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

[Dr. Chan, who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity, has confirmed that Rush Limbaugh has passed away at 6:30 HST.

RK on December 31, 2009 at 12:52 am]

So far it looks like you’re full of sh*t.

Norman Blizter on December 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

Rush is a shill. Anyone who takes him seriously is a gullible fool. He’s a destructive presence on the planet. Good riddance.

davidoff on December 31, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Actually, what you say in this situation tells us more about you than Rush.

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 3:07 am

Ignoring those death wishers of Rush above…

I do hope he recovers. As it is, there are hardly any real thinkers and analysts on the Right, usually what we have is the vapid cheerleaders like Vannity, O’Reilly, Hasselbeck, Beck, Barnes, et al. The only ones I know of aside from Rush are Brit Hume, Charles Krauthammer, John Gibson, Neil Cavuto and Debbie herself.

Infidel Pride on December 31, 2009 at 2:11 am

Add to the above illustrious list – Lee Rodgers and Roger Hedgecock

Infidel Pride on December 31, 2009 at 2:12 am

Only a diseased whore’s abortion would wish Rush dead.

Howard Wolf on December 31, 2009 at 3:01 am

I pray that the hatred he spews daily will cease. If it takes death or partial paralysis, so be it.

LIEberalol on December 31, 2009 at 3:09 am

    The only hate I hear is coming from you. A man is quite ill and all you can do is spew childish bile. Why don’t you follow your own advise?

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 3:34 am

He’ll be on my cholim list, for a refuah shelama, starting next davenning.

Dernon Ruton on December 31, 2009 at 3:11 am

Rush Limbaugh is a good hearted, decent and thoughtful American. He is in our thoughts and prayers tonight. We all hope he recovers soon. No one has defined conservatism and the uniqueness of America as much he has done in his 20 odd years in radio, with irrepressible humor and good grace.

We need you, Rush! Get well soon!

NormanF on December 31, 2009 at 3:14 am

I think we’re gonna need a bigger hearse.

larry on December 31, 2009 at 3:15 am

    I am curious. Are you and adult, or someone in middle school? If you are actually an adult, it is really sad how pathetically you have turned out. Is Rush really responsible for all of your personal failures, which I would imagine are many?

    Worry01 on December 31, 2009 at 3:28 am

I wish Rush a speedy recovery and return to the airwaves. In a time of crisis, which this nation is in and will continue to be in with the Obumfuck administration, we need a tenacious voice that will speak the truth and not allow the visceral BS to be spewed about by the libtards.

Rock on Rush!

icenomore on December 31, 2009 at 4:27 am

Rush has poisoned millions of people with fascist racist jingoistic rhetoric. It’s not necessarily his fault that said people were receptive to it without critical questioning but I do fault him for continuing it.

If I still had hope instead of a bottomless well of cynicism I would hope a near-death experience would change him into a man who cares about other people. And not just “the good ones”.

LIEberalol on December 31, 2009 at 4:58 am

I have an image in my head of Rush holding a cigar in one hand, a martini in the other, and complaining about the drug habits of potheads.

Rush is a professional entertainer. Don’t take his politics seriously.

The Terrorist's Advocate on December 31, 2009 at 5:05 am

    You’re a fool if you think people will not take R.H. politics seriously. The man is a spoiled bloated hypocritical buffoon without any compassion whatsoever, who has no idea what it means to suffer and struggle, and who feeds hate to vulnerable and unstable people like that guy who killed the abortion doctor. The abortion doctor was acting legally, his murderer was not. Inciting to murder and anarchy is the most unpatriotic act of all and should be taken seriously, wake up.

    Irene on December 31, 2009 at 10:19 am

      That abortion doctor was acting against the law passed by a bipartisan Kansas congress. The doctor’s donations to Obama and Kathleen Seblius bought the law and the Governor’s veto. Most liberals do not defend late term abortions without a cash payout. It is pretty gross to kill children that can live outside of the womb even for “progressives”.That “doctor” had to put in an onsite incinerator like the ones used by Hitler to dispose of his human trash. Research it for yourself or stay ignorant. My guess is you prefer to be ignorant because the truth makes you no better than a nazi.
      The “doctor” was shot because the system failed. Good people who worked to ban this crime against humanity were able to convince the democrats in the legislature and even the public, but failed to purchase the governor or your president. The incinerator is still there. Why don’t you go visit it? Some of the prayer warriors who used to go there said they would be sprinkled with human ashes and could smell burnt human flesh. Had Kathleen Seblius honored the wishes of the people of Kansas and outlawed late term abortions on viable babies the doctor would still be alive.”Progressives” such as yourself made it illegal to pray within a 1000 ft of an abortion clinic and punished peaceful protestors with RICO laws. YOU made this man a criminal and then he started acting like one. This is what happens when you take away free speech and criminalize dissent. If YOU support late term abortion, send them a check, just don’t require your neighbor to have to as well because that might make your neighbor snap. Don’t make US support your holocaust against the unborn 50,000,000 and counting.

      Sarah on December 31, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I am praying Rush is going to be ok. I bet this whole thing was just some minor chest pain. and I say he will be back on the air come next week. all will be fine. and maybe this can draw us all closer to G-d. We need G-d, prayer, and a solid mind to manage what is happening to this country! let us have good will in our hearts this 2010.

and you haters……..there is no more time left to hate and keep hate in your hearts. Its time we start to hate on the real enemy of fascism and marxism. for we have strains of this in our country and its not looking good for us!

idiots! go back to TMZ, go back to Perez hilton. where your IQ will be more…on a level playing ground.

idiots! you come here to hate, but you still read DS and you know she is RIGHT!


lindapolver on December 31, 2009 at 6:38 am

I’ve never been much of a fan of Rush, but I hope he pulls through this mess.

And what the heck does him being a mensch have anything to do with it? That’s like saying if he wasn’t a Jew, he’s less important to you?

SH: Wow, you’re ignorant. The word means “nice guy.” He’s not a Jew, and I’m not sure how Judaism has anything to do with this post. BYE. DS

Steve Harkonnen on December 31, 2009 at 8:06 am

Speedy recovery Rush! Having recently lost a lot a weight, Rush’s gall bladder may be acting up and causing the tight feeling in his chest. Hope that’s all it is! Get well soon! As much as I luv Mark Steyn standing in for him – listening to his back & forth exchange with NY Jessie(?) was a riot! – can’t wait to have Rush back at the helm!

wtd on December 31, 2009 at 8:18 am

Yes I hope Rush makes a full recovery and gets even better.

CaliforniaScreaming on December 31, 2009 at 8:33 am

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Wanda Sykes? Does she have an alibi?

G_D loves ya Rush.

Pinandpuller on December 31, 2009 at 8:54 am

Let’s all pray for Rush Psalm 109:8.

Pray For Rush Psalm 109:8 on December 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

To all the noxious limbaugh haters out there, your day of reckoning is coming very soon, stay open minded and don’t look in the rear view window whatever you do.

Farouk You Haters on December 31, 2009 at 9:46 am

If Rush Limbaugh dies in Hawaii, will his listeners believe the death certificate?

Nobody is immortal, thank God. I pray for sanity to return to the airwaves. I have no sympathy at all and hope he suffers

Irene on December 31, 2009 at 10:01 am

The liberals hate Rush Limbaugh because he tells Americans what the Democrats are doing. Rush plays audio and reads articles about them, proving that they can’t be trusted. He brings their wickedness into the sun light and they hate it.

llano on December 31, 2009 at 10:16 am

For starters


Second I sometimes think of Limbaugh as a bit of a neocon. But sometimes when he calls the dems on something, it usually is legit.

But with all due respect Limbaugh is another kind of “con” ICON–of radio, media and broadcasting.

To those on the neo-left, especially at TMZ, HuffPo Daily Kos, etc., RUSH IS GOING TO LIVE. Now how would you feel if say Ed Scultz or say BLOWBERMANN GETS A HEART ATTACK ON THE SET OF THEIR SHOWS! Neocons would react the same way. I don’t like either of those people myself.

Bob Porrazzo on December 31, 2009 at 10:29 am

“I’ve never been much of a fan of Rush, but I hope he pulls through this mess.

And what the heck does him being a mensch have anything to do with it? That’s like saying if he wasn’t a Jew, he’s less important to you?”


Bob Porrazzo on December 31, 2009 at 10:32 am


(clears throat) If it was Chris Tingles Matthews in that situation…I WANT THAT CIA OPERATIVE TO BURN ON AC/DC’S HIGHWAY TO HELL!

Bob Porrazzo on December 31, 2009 at 10:34 am

Like Debbie,Rush gets information for me that I am not privy to. I appreciate all the work Rush does for me so that I can then make up my mind as to whether I agree or decide differently. He is a HUGE informer.We need him to get well.Not too long ago I thought I hope nothing happens to Rush he is our source of information as to what the hell is going on in this world. May God Bless Rush Limbaugh,and make him all better soon.Instead of hate out there, I ask you to turn the cheek and say a prayer for our Rushie.

Darlene on December 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

Is it possible this could be a publicity stunt to increase his market. I’ve heard talk of his parent company filing for bankruptcy, so maybe he needs put a spark back into the airwaves since more people are becoming wise to his dubious outrage.

seahawker on December 31, 2009 at 11:23 am

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