Decades of Cartoons Define Rush Limbaugh’s Toxic Legacy

Rush Limbaugh's Toxic Legacy in Cartoons
Decades of Cartoons Define Rush Limbaugh's Toxic Legacy

This fascinating collection of nearly 50 Rush Limbaugh cartoons (from the archives of my subscription service going back to 2003) is part stroll down memory lane, but mostly a jarring recap of the controversial radio host’s impact on American culture and conservative politics. Limbaugh, the original bigoted conspiracy theorist, was the precursor to Donald Trump. I posited this week that the quick chorus of goodbye and good riddance that emerged upon news of Limbaugh’s death will be echoed to a T when Trump also meets his maker. Two peas in a pod those two …

 

Rush Limbaugh by Randall Enos, 2021 Easton, CT
Rush Limbaugh by Randall Enos, 2021 Easton, CT

 

Super Spreaders by Steve Sack, April 2020 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN
Super Spreaders by Steve Sack, April 2020 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN

 

Limbaugh Tarnish by Steve Sack, February 2020 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN
Limbaugh Tarnish by Steve Sack, February 2020 The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN

 

LIMBAUGH by Bill Day, 2017 Tallahassee, FL
LIMBAUGH by Bill Day, 2017 Tallahassee, FL

 

BLOW to WINGNUTTERY by Bill Day, 2014 Cagle Cartoons
BLOW to WINGNUTTERY by Bill Day, 2014 Cagle Cartoons

 

Limbaugh Loses It 2014 by Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons
Limbaugh Loses It 2014 by Randall Enos, Cagle Cartoons

 

Behold Rush Limbaugh - by Taylor Jones, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com
Behold Rush Limbaugh – by Taylor Jones, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Book of Hate by Steve Sack, 2012 The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Book of Hate by Steve Sack, 2012 The Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

Limbaugh Books for Kids by Dave Granlund, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com
Limbaugh Books for Kids by Dave Granlund, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Fatboy 2 Rush Limbaugh Iran, 2012 by Christopher Weyant, The Hill
Fatboy 2 Rush Limbaugh Iran, 2012 by Christopher Weyant, The Hill

 

Jabber the Slut by Bruce Plante, 2012 Tulsa World
Jabber the Slut by Bruce Plante, 2012 Tulsa World

 

Limbaugh Blasts Michelle by Taylor Jones, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com
Limbaugh Blasts Michelle by Taylor Jones, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Limbaugh Spews by Pat Bagley, 2012 Salt Lake Tribune
Limbaugh Spews by Pat Bagley, 2012 Salt Lake Tribune

 

Limbaugh Sponsors by John Cole, 2012 The Scranton Times-Tribune
Limbaugh Sponsors by John Cole, 2012 The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

Rush Limbaugh Apology by Dave Granlund, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh Apology by Dave Granlund, 2012 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Rush Limbaugh Blockhead by R.J. Matson, 2012 CagleCartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh Blockhead by R.J. Matson, 2012 CagleCartoons.com

 

Rush on Haiti by Mike Keefe, 2010 Cagle Cartoons
Rush on Haiti by Mike Keefe, 2010 Cagle Cartoons

 

The Bile Slick by John Cole, 2010 The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Bile Slick by John Cole, 2010 The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot by Pat Bagley, 2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot by Pat Bagley, 2009 Salt Lake Tribune

 

GOP Swine COLOR by Bob Englehart, 2009 PoliticalCartoons.com
GOP Swine COLOR by Bob Englehart, 2009 PoliticalCartoons.com

 

Bo by Bob Englehart, 2009 PoliticalCartoons.com
Bo by Bob Englehart, 2009 PoliticalCartoons.com

 

Quitting Rush COLOR by Monte Wolverton, 2009 Cagle Cartoons
Quitting Rush COLOR by Monte Wolverton, 2009 Cagle Cartoons

 

Limbaughs Pet by Pat Bagley, 2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Limbaugh’s Pet by Pat Bagley, 2009 Salt Lake Tribune

 

Justice Sotomayor by Mike Keefe, 2009 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Justice Sotomayor by Mike Keefe, 2009 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

Limbaugh by David Fitzsimmons, 2009 The Arizona Star
Limbaugh by David Fitzsimmons, 2009 The Arizona Star

 

Limbaugh and the NFL by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune
Limbaugh and the NFL by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

Rush Limbaugh and NFL by Dave Granlund, 2009 Politicalcartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh and NFL by Dave Granlund, 2009 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Rush and the Rams COLOR by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune
Rush and the Rams COLOR by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

Limbaugh's Ashes by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune
Limbaugh’s Ashes by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

Rush and Race by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune
Rush and Race by John Cole, 2009 The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

Rush Limbaugh by Taylor Jones, 2009 Politicalcartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh by Taylor Jones, 2009 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Rush by David Fitzsimmons, 2009 The Arizona Star
Rush by David Fitzsimmons, 2009 The Arizona Star

 

Rush Limbaugh by Patrick Corrigan, 2009 The Toronto Star
Rush Limbaugh by Patrick Corrigan, 2009 The Toronto Star

 

Rush Limbaugh GOP Dictator by Dave Granlund, 2009 Politicalcartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh GOP Dictator by Dave Granlund, 2009 Politicalcartoons.com

 

Rush Limbaugh Republicans by R.J. Matson, 2009 CagleCartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh Republicans by R.J. Matson, 2009 CagleCartoons.com

 

Race In The Campaign by Bob Englehart, 2008 PoliticalCartoons.com
Race In The Campaign by Bob Englehart, 2008 PoliticalCartoons.com

 

William Buckley by Mike Keefe, 2008 Cagle Cartoons
William Buckley by Mike Keefe, 2008 Cagle Cartoons

 

Limbaugh vs Michael J Fox by Mike Keefe, 2006 Cagle Cartoons
Limbaugh vs Michael J Fox by Mike Keefe, 2006 Cagle Cartoons

 

Spin City by John Darkow, 2006 PoliticalCartoons.com
Spin City by John Darkow, 2006 PoliticalCartoons.com

 

Rush is Back by Mike Keefe, 2003 Cagle Cartoons
Rush is Back by Mike Keefe, 2003 Cagle Cartoons

 

Rush Rehab by Mike Keefe, 2003 Cagle Cartoons
Rush Rehab by Mike Keefe, 2003 Cagle Cartoons

 

Missing Rush by Mike Lane, 2003 Cagle Cartoons
Missing Rush by Mike Lane, 2003 Cagle Cartoons

 

Rush Limbaugh and Drugs by Daryl Cagle, 2003 CagleCartoons.com
Rush Limbaugh and Drugs by Daryl Cagle, 2003 CagleCartoons.com

 

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