Rush Limbaugh Describes Attending The State of Union and Receiving The Presidential Medal of Freedom…

Millions of us are praying for Rush Limbaugh.  On Friday Mr. Limbaugh returned to his broadcast and began the show explaining his current status and then describing the events that led to him attending the State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington DC.

If you missed the broadcast, do yourself a favor and listen or read Rush’s explanation of how his State of the Union attendance unfolded.  The video of his broadcast is below, and if you don’t have the time to watch, you can READ IT HERE:

[Transcript Available Here]

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73 Responses to Rush Limbaugh Describes Attending The State of Union and Receiving The Presidential Medal of Freedom…

  1. Thanks Sundance this so listening to

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    • Peter Rabbit says:

      Rush Limbaugh, the best there is. A true icon and force of nature. May God continue to be with you. Peter Rabbit

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      • Oscar Oddpicker says:

        I found the Treehouse because of Rush. I believe Rush mentioned (maybe linked?) CTH one time. It’s hard to imagine a conservative movement without Rush. Rush is real and he loves our great nation. I constantly remind my 20 year old liberal daughter – how many writers does Rush rely on versus leftist TV hosts like Jimmy Kimmel, Maher, Trevor Noah, John Stewart, etc.?, Rush accomplishes more by himself than those liberal jackasses with a staff of 8 writers each (and Rush’s jokes are consistently better). Who Knows where our country would be now if Rush never began his #1 rated Radio Show? Without Rush (and the many conservative radio voices that followed) we might have lost our country? Would Trump have been possible without Rush? For the time being, we just barely dodged the Socialist Pottersville. It’s A Wonderful Life right now due to Rush and of course, President Trump.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        I also came here after hearing Rush mention the Treehouse on his show. Years ago I made the some intellectual/emotional connection with Rush that I made with Trump at the beginning of the last election. Much to the dismay of America’s political elites, Rush’s radio commentary was signally responsible for identifying and then giving legitimacy to the demographic that we now recognize as a new conservative insurgency. His success is in reality our success. And our success is what elected president Trump. When he songs are sung and the stories told he will be remembered.


    • sharon goodson says:

      To the left, all they have to do is call you “racist”, “Nazi”, or “Fascist” to discredit you, no proof needed.

      99% of the left have no idea what a Fascist is, or what the Fascist party believed. Wiki says, “Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.”

      Actually, they were Socialists. And in that time, “Left” and “Right” were the two extremes of Socialism. Normal freedom loving conservatives were not even on that spectrum. Conservatives being shoved into that “Right” label on that spectrum is just wrong.

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        This is why we should never entirely trust everything Wiki says. This is a progressive influenced definition of fascism which ignores the fact that fascism is predicated on a close partnership between business oligarchies and the socialist state. Fascism embodies authoritarianism (as do all socialist models) because—in stark contrast to free market capitalism—exploitation of the labor of workers is the only way the fascist state can achieve its goals. It is this partnership, involving worker exploitation, that demands the authoritarianism that is used to characterize fascism. Progressive ideology tends to express similar levels of state control. The “Green New Deal” is a good example of fascist influenced progressivism.


  2. dorothea brooke says:

    Just went to Mass. I will never forget to pray for our dear Rush.

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  3. Bless him, his family, and friends. His work has been indescribably important to Constitutional small-government administration.

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  4. Somebody's Gramma says:

    May God bless dear Rush.

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  5. TwoLaine says:

    It was a very fun show!

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  6. JE says:

    Pelosi was so livid, “she couldn’t see straight.”
    Thank you Rush. In spite of your challenges, you always know how to make us laugh.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Yeah. I liked that part and figured that Rush was the last straw for Pelosi. That had to drive her and the rest of the democrats over the edge. Leve it to Trump to pull off a major troll at the SOTU.

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      • Pa Hermit says:

        I loved the part that ALL the DEMOCRATS attended Rush’s honor piece! I’m sure a lot of worms were turning during that moment! God Bless POTUS!

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        • bertdilbert says:

          Can you imagine if Trump had said “Many here tonight have worn white in your honor Rush.” It would have gone Nuclear and Dems would have had to walk out.


  7. Freedom-Won says:

    Psalm 91
    1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
    2 This I declare about the Lord:
    He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
    he is my God, and I trust him.
    3 For he will rescue you from every trap
    and protect you from deadly disease.
    4 He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
    5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies in the day.
    6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
    nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
    7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
    though ten thousand are dying around you,
    these evils will not touch you.
    8 Just open your eyes,
    and see how the wicked are punished.
    9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
    if you make the Most High your shelter,
    10 no evil will conquer you;
    no plague will come near your home.
    11 For he will order his angels
    to protect you wherever you go.
    12 They will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
    13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
    14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
    15 When they call on me, I will answer;
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
    16 I will reward them with a long life
    and give them my salvation.”

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    • I am a minimalist Christian (my term, don’t bother trying to find it elsewhere; it’s very like being an independent, little “I”, amongst Democrats and Republicans): I once found the words to describe this, albeit negatively, when I told a fellow, succinctly, “I’m not a Pauline Christian”. I had a KJ Bible with the words of Christ in red, growing up, and basically I focused more and more on those words, not all of that stuff in Acts and all the rest of those books after the Gospels. I just don’t need most of that rationalization and “inside” information that Paul dredged up for the “New Church(es)”. Sunday school had it all over grownup’s church service; “Suffer the little children to come unto me”, and “Jesus loves the little children”. That’s my take. Add in the Beatitudes and you’ve got yourself a workable creed, all you need growing up. Heck, you don’t even need the Ten Commandments (ooh, blasphemy — except “blasphemy” is a word used to coerce only, not inform or assure, which is the better way. “Blasphemy” is a charge the dogmatic believer makes against the unbeliever, never getting that the unbeliever cannot, by definition, be charged with blasphemy in the first place).

      And then, ah, there’s the Psalms of David: a fellow minimalist. John 3:16 was great, but let’s face it, it’s short; Psalms is the true conversation between A man and THE God (and that is my point; it’s just you and Him, as student and Teacher, in the end). “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters [or clear, swift mountain streams]. He restoreth my soul.”

      Me and David — friends, to the end.

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      • P.S.: The King James wordings are, to me, best. “Freedomwan” used a lesser, more modern version, I see. (And guess what? There is no Bible — I have found, through stringent research, raised to a new level by revolutionary discovery — that hews entirely to the original, correct meaning, in every verse. I am hinting at the origin of ALL the ancient mysteries here, including every sacred and once-sacred text of man on Earth.)


  8. jumpinjarhead says:

    Bo Snerdley has publicly challenged Acosta to prove his sweeping and manifestly false assertion that Rush has said “racist” things about blacks on his shows.

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  9. kleen says:

    I pray he makes it. There will never be another Rush.
    We need him!

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  10. YvonneMarie says:

    Thank you 💙

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  11. Chester02 says:

    After hearing that Rush was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer,my thoughts went back to Feb. 2012 when my wife recieved the same diagnosis.After months of radiation and chemo treatments she succumbed to this awful disease in Aug. 2012.My prayers are with Rush that he is successful in his treatment..

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  12. H.R. says:

    Thank you for the link to the transcript, Sundance. I can’t hear the video, but with the transcript I was able to get it all. You have been providing transcripts as much as possible and it is greatly appreciated.

    A twofer! Not only did we get Rush’s story, but some insight into President Trump.

    That was one heck of a story!

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  13. Tall Texan says:

    Thank you to Rush for sharing his story with us: An incredible first-hand account of a unique moment in American history. And thank you to Sundance for making sure we all had a chance to see or read this.

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  14. sarasotosfan says:

    I enjoyed reading the transcript. Thank you Sundance.

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  15. Sandy says:

    Praying for a miracle Rush. God Bless you.🙏

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  16. RyderLee says:

    God Bless You Rush ,,, A True American Patriot !

    And God Bless Sundance and Crew for EVERYTHING They Do !
    Thank You for Transcript !!!

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    Thanks SO Much Sundance – Powerful story – Thanks for linking the transcript by Rush…

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  18. thehawkeyehoneypot says:

    Rush even saw pelosi pre tear the speech while he was receiving his medal. Not sneaking much by the rush miester

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  19. DJ Snyder says:

    God bless Rush Limbaugh. I pray that his treatment is successful. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 🙏

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  20. drg13miami says:

    My cousin was about 77 when we had dinner and he told me he had Stage 4 lung cancer. He is fine and dandy, now 85. It’s not curable but one can develop a rapprochement with it.

    Go, Rush, fight it like the devil it is. (I am in my 23rd year of survival with Stage 4 colon/liver cancer.) Never give up.

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  21. James Street says:

    Orson Bean, the 91 year old entertainer, was struck by a car and killed jaywalking in Venice, California last night. Some interesting things I learned about reading the articles on Orson Bean:
    • Orson Bean was a Rush fan.
    • Orson Bean was father-in-law of Andrew Breitbart.
    • Orson Bean played a part in converting Andrew Breitbart from a radical leftist to a conservative by telling him to listen to Rush.
    • A quotation from Andrew Breitbart’s book “Righteous Indignation” where Andrew Breitbart talks about listening to Rush for the first time:

    “One day I asked [my father-in-law Orson Bean] why he had Rush Limbaugh’s book The Way Things Ought to Be on his shelf.

    I asked him, “Why would you have a book by this guy?”

    And Orson said, “Have you ever listened to him?”

I said yes, of course, even though I never had. I was convinced to the core of my being that Rush Limbaugh was a Nazi, anti-black, anti-Jewish, and anti–all things decent.

    Without berating me for disagreeing with him, Orson simply suggested that I listen to him again.

    While I was listening to Jim Rome and Howard Stern, the intensity of the 1992 election cycle warranted that I switch the frequency over to hearing about the horse race.

    This is where my rendezvous with destiny begins. 
I turned on KFI 640 AM to listen to evil personified from 9 a.m. to noon. Indeed, my goal was to derive pleasure from the degree of evil I found in Rush Limbaugh. I was looking forward to a jovial discussion with Orson to confirm how right I was.

    One hour turned into three. One listening session into a week’s worth. And next thing I knew, I was starting to doubt my preprogrammed self. I was still a Democrat. I was still a liberal.

But after listening for months while putting thousands of miles on my car, I couldn’t believe that I once thought this man was a Nazi or anything close. While I couldn’t yet accept the premise that he was speaking my language, I marveled at how he could take a breaking news story and offer an entertaining and clear analysis that was like nothing I had ever seen on television, especially the Sunday morning shows, which had been my previous one-stop shop for my political opinions.”

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    • distracted2 says:

      So, so sorry to hear about Orson Bean.

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    • hawkins6 says:

      Great post James:
      It’s incredible how many Conservative life stories there are that link to ubiquitous Rush in some way or other. Orson Bean’s death is another sad shock to me and to Rush’s frequent guest host Mark Steyn who was a close friend of Orson’s as well as Rush. You were the first to inform me of the bad news. Orson was still a lively character and an intelligent fellow.

      Orson had a role in Steyn’s 2019 Christmas show that was recorded on a Steyn organized cruise to Alaska earlier last year. Here’s a link to Mark’s column about Orson’s life and death. What a title–“Bean There Done That.” Nobody can write an Obit like Mark even a brief hastily written one. I suspect he will write a longer one later.

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    • romy911 says:

      Thank you James for sharing that story about Orson Bean and Andrew Breitbart. Fascinating.
      I was a low information Republican voter. I did not have a high opinion of Rush, even though I had never listened to him. A respected friend asked me to give him a chance & I began listening and was hookedt. He changed all my political views. And now, here I am, an avid reader at the Treehouse and even more educated. It never would have happened without Rush. I still listen, 24/7 member (no commercials & I can listen at my convenience.)


    • Kaco says:

      Very sad about Orson Bean. He sounds like a lovely man. I only saw him a little in entertainment here and there. I had no idea about Breitbart but I had heard of his awakening by catching The Rush Limbaugh Show. I did not know it was prompted by his father in law. Thanks for sharing the story.

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  22. freepetta says:

    I don’t always get a chance to listen to Rush. Ty Sundance, much of the video was very touching.

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  23. delmarvajim says:

    To me the best part was that if PDJT had presented this award in the Oval Office, not one dem would have shown up. But the trollmaster had all of the dems sitting there watching the ceremony whether they wanted to or not. Talking about schlonging a bunch of hair on fire dems.
    I pray that Rush pulls through this with flying colors.
    Best president ever.

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  24. GB Bari says:

    I heard Rush on Friday.
    It was quite moving, and enlightening.

    Rush showed (those who did not already know) that he truly understands President Trump’s true motivations; that PDJT is genuinely a sensitive human being who is relentlessly positive and an intellectually energized individual. The way Rush told the story also revealed his own complete lack of arrogance and his genuine good character, traits I’ve known to be true from several decades of listening to him and reading his books and newsletters.

    Thanks to Sundance for posting this for others to witness.

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  25. Ackman419 says:

    Rush, your parents are smiling.

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  26. pyrthroes says:

    Come the State of the Union in 2021, Nance the Ripper will, alas, no longer be dwelling with us.

    As for the rest: “We wrapped them up in a mains’l tight, with twice-ten turns of a hawser’s bight, / And we heaved them over and out-of-sight with a yo-ho-ho and a fare-thee-well / Ten fathoms deep on the road to Hell.”

    Fight on! “Fall into the arms of God, my men, not into the hands of Spain.”

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  27. CharterOakie says:

    Yes, thanks for posting this. Wasn’t able to listen yesterday, as my wife was sick, so I had charge of our two preschool grandkids by myself all afternoon.

    Great to be able to hear AND see Rush relate the story of the SOTU / Medal of Freedom and how POTUS made sure it happened. Awesome story!

    Speedy recovery, Rush!

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  28. ShainS says:

    After Reagan, Rush pretty much single-handedly saved conservatism until miraculously he was able to hand it over to Trump.

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  29. Kay123 says:

    The first few times I heard Rush….I was
    not impressed. He was egotistical, self
    important and not very funny.

    I had to listen for a few months to understand
    his “inside jokes”. I have been a steady listener
    since about 1980’s.
    Rush doesn’t know me…….but he has become
    like a good friend to me. I am only one of millions!!!

    Sorry to hear you are going thru a rough time, Rush.
    Our prayers are with you. May God bless and keep you.

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  30. NC Nana says:

    I know everybody has their Rush stories. This is ours.

    Rush has been my husband’s buddy for years and years. (My husband is unbeknown to Rush.)

    Sometime in the 90’s I was at a business meeting in San Diego. On break we went to the gift shop to get a drink. The woman I was with said there’s Snapple. That is the drink Rush Limbaugh advertises. I said who’s Rush Limbaugh and she told me.

    Low and behold that night when I got home, Rush was on an interview on TV. My husband said come and listen to this guy. He is great!

    That started a 20 some year fan base. My husband had to record Rush’s LA radio show on cassette tapes. Then the short couple of years of Rush’s TV show we recorded that on VHS. (Yes indeed, I bought the Rush ties for my husband. He still wears them, loves them and gets compliments on them.)

    One of the gifts I had made for my husband was a hat with Rush is Right printed on it. My husband would wear it out and it was a real conversation starter. When he wore out the first one I had to have another one made. Then Rush started coming out with his own fan products.

    My husband is still a Rush listener most days. Along the way he has been introduced to many other conservative speakers when Rush had the day off.

    Not only did President Trump honor Rush with this award he recognized the value of the conservative citizens in America.

    Rush will always be in our hearts. We are praying for Rush and his family.

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  31. romy911 says:

    Great story, Nana. Rush has touched so many lives. A great American hero.


  32. Kay Emig says:

    I remember listening to Rush’s narrative of the Reagan funeral. It was very moving to listen to him recount various historical points and personal attributes of Reagan that he found inspiring.

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  33. CorwinAmber says:

    All I can say is “MAGAdittos” Rush!

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  34. Mary Ann says:

    I was in tears when PDJT blessed so many during his speech.
    It must have been a great honor for Rush to receive an award.
    I pray for his healing.

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  35. Rynn69 says:

    I know about this disease having started my career in the area of oncology. I know that a person’s state of mind is as important if not more so than the physical ailment.

    We love Rush dearly. I have listened to Rush for 29 years and he is the best friend I never met. Rush can do it with our dear Lord’s help. Millions of Americans across the fruited plains are praying for Rush’s healing.

    Stay positive, MahaRushie. Rush always tells his listeners during hard times: “Be tough.” Be tough, El Rushbo. You got this.

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  36. USARose says:

    Thank you for the transcript! Sadly I don’t get to listen to Rush because I’m at work. I remember finding his show while living in Silicon Valley in the late 80’s. Learned so much. My Mom knew I liked him and she bought me the Limbaugh Letter for several years. I haven’t read them all but kept most in a box I plan on reading some day. They have lots of good historical and patriotic articles.

    Interesting (I think) story about Rush playing The Pretenders “My City was Gone” as bumper music on his show. I saw Chrissie Hynde at a show and she related how at first she asked him to pull the song but that her parents liked to listen to Rush so she let him keep using it if he donated Royalty proceeds to PETA.


  37. TwoLaine says:

    This is really good as well. It is the view of the SOTU from VP Pence. The poor guy who hasd to sit next to Nitwit Tehran Nan and her slobbering antics during the whole uplifting speech, and also watch the DIMs and their outrageously rude shenanigans at every turn.


  38. mdt123 says:

    With the internet radio and Rush’s app, the fan base that can listen to 12-3p ET has greatly expanded. I could not listen back in the days of the Sony walkmans because the reception was bad or it looked odd. Now it is normal to have headphones on in workplace. Rush’s app is great because you can catch all the shows without commercials. That is my weekend walks to listen to what I missed during the week. I walk and run much longer as a result. All side benefits of Rush!


  39. Kristin DeBacco says:

    Dear Sundance
    Thank you for this and ALL your transcripts of videos. You are putting a tremendous amount of work in everyday and Sunday. Thank you. With gratitude.
    Praying Rush will overcome this. I know someone who’s doing ok with stage IV lung cancer 3 years now.


  40. cattastrophe says:

    As is usual with Rush you laugh through tears on many occasions. I don’t know how he does it day after day because it truly is a form of genius. On one hand I’m so happy he received this wonderful award he so justly deserves on the other hand so sorry he has a horrible disease to confront.

    Although millions and millions of us love and support President Trump I doubt there are many who understand his genius as well as Rush does. Rush’s description of his interaction with the President was very inspiring even to those of us who already know President Trump is a unique, rare and talented person.

    I hope Rush survives successfully and I join all the millions who pray and wish for his recovery.


  41. Caius Lowell says:

    Outstanding job Sir! Ditto! Ditto!


  42. leslievb3 says:

    Thank you for this! I catch Rush as often as possible. Can’t imagine anyone more deserving of this award at this time. For the second time, this brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Our President is an amazing man who gives selflessly and often. Rush is a one in a million talent who I believe will beat this as he is a fighter and with so many prayer warriors in his corner. Our God is an amazing God.

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  43. Roy says:

    Rush thank you for all you do an you deserved that metal.


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