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Limbaugh was an abuser, not a conservative | READER COMMENTARY

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh looks on before introducing President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018. The political conservative commentator died on Feb. 17. (Jim Watson/Getty Images).
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh looks on before introducing President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on November 5, 2018. The political conservative commentator died on Feb. 17. (Jim Watson/Getty Images). (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Rush Limbaugh’s obituary inappropriately referred to him as a “conservative” (”Limbaugh was a true American patriot,” Feb. 22). He was not. His conduct — more accurately, misconduct — was well outside the bounds of normal political discourse.

While I find myself differing with conservatives on most issues, I respect conservatism as a valid political philosophy. Rush Limbaugh’s words abused conservatism in the very same manner as they defended white privilege while waging war against women, racial minorities, and the truth in general.

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As for his passing, the words of the late Sandy Denny come to mind, “the tears which are shed, they won’t come from me.”

Mitch Edelman, Finksburg

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The writer is vice chair of the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee.

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