News and Commentary

‘Rest In Piss’: Twitter Lets Mocking Hashtags Trend Following Rush Limbaugh Death As Leftists Cheer
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Radio personality Rush Limbaugh sits in the First Lady's box ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivers his third State of the Union to the nation the night before the U.S. Senate is set to vote in his impeachment trial.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Twitter allowed mocking phrases and hashtags to trend on Wednesday following the death of conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who lost his battle with cancer, as leftists cheered.

“We, the Limbaugh family, are deeply saddened to announced that our beloved Rush has died,” Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn Adams Limbaugh, said in a post on her husband’s Facebook account. “Rush Hudson Limbaugh III will forever be the greatest of all time, a courageous, brilliant gentle giant and radio pioneer. Our entire family is so thankful to everyone who prayed and cared for Rush, especially the audience he adored. Rush’s love for our country, and for all of you, will live on eternally.”

Shortly following the news of Limbaugh’s passing, Twitter allowed phrases like “Good Riddance,” “Rot in Hell,” and “Rest in Piss” to trend on their platform.

While those outside of the hard-left either simply posted information on Limbaugh’s passing or remembered his life with kind words, those inside the hard-left cheered and attacked him following his death.

“Rush Limbaugh was a coward and white supremacist. He aggressively and cynically exploited divisions in our country by weaponizing hatred and bigotry for his own personal gain. He was in service to his own greed, prejudice, and hypocrisy, and that is how history will remember him,” far-left activist Charlotte Clymer wrote on Twitter. “If Rush Limbaugh deserves credit for anything, it his pioneering work in spreading disinformation and directly enabling our nation’s current state of vast distrust of experts and spurning of good faith in the public discourse. He will not be missed by rational adults.”

Anti-Second Amendment activist Cameron Kasky wrote: “Rush Limbaugh has passed on, but worry not- his memory lives on through bigots everywhere.”

“Whether you loved him or hated him-and there are very few people in between-Rush Limbaugh was indisputably a force of historic proportions,” CNN commentator David Axelrod wrote. “Over the past three decades, he did as much to polarize our politics as anyone and laid the groundwork for Trump and Trumpism.”

Yale Law School professor Scott Shapiro wrote on Twitter: “I wouldn’t say I was happy that Rush Limbaugh died. It’s more like euphoria.” Shapiro later set his Twitter account to private following backlash that he received online.

Media Matters blogger Parker Molloy wrote: “My sincerest condolences go out to hell’s other residents who now have to deal with being associated with him.”

“Rush Limbaugh was one of the most harmful and poisonous people in the modern United States of America,” leftist Jared Yates Sexton tweeted. “His pursuit of wealth and power hurt untold numbers of people and wrought incalculable damage to politics as a public good, society as a whole, and the planet itself.”

Far-left commentator Medhi Hasan wrote: “Rush Limbaugh died. Rightwingers on Twitter are heaping praise on him. I challenge you to read the things he said about minorities, black people, gay people, women, sexual consent, torture, climate, even the Jan 6th attack, and find things to praise in there. I challenge you.”

Far-left commentator Cenk Uygur wrote: “The idea that you say artificially nice things about people after they die is weird. I’ve never understood the logic of it. Rush Limbaugh was a terrible person while he was alive. He made a living by attacking the powerless. His death does not in anyway change or redeem that.”

News organizations also sought to smear Limbaugh, with ABC News calling him “controversial,” HuffPost calling him “bigoted,” CNBC calling him “incendiary,” and The Washington Post calling him a “provocateur.”

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  ‘Rest In Piss’: Twitter Lets Mocking Hashtags Trend Following Rush Limbaugh Death As Leftists Cheer