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Obama, Christie and Big Government Punishment of the American People ^ | January 9, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 01/09/2014 4:47:56 PM PST by Kaslin


RUSH: Yeah, I'm going through the audio sound bite roster here that Cookie gave me. Did you know that I am part of the Christie story? I was. I was part of the Christie story on the cable news networks all night last night. Yeah. Wait 'til you hear it. I spent three minutes on it yesterday.

Anyway, greetings, my good friends, welcome, and Rush Limbaugh back at you, three hours of broadcast excellence from the distinguished and prestigious Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies. The telephone number is 800-282-2882. The e-mail address,

So Christie's fired a couple people now. Back on December 23rd, he was first asked about this on some radio town hall meeting. He was first asked about this, and he told people then that his staff assured him there was nothing to it, didn't know anything about it, nobody knew, there was nothing to it. He expanded on that a little bit today when the story began to take off. He told his staff (paraphrasing), "Look, you got one hour. I'm gonna have you debriefed by somebody, counsel in my office. You got one hour."

He said that he feels totally betrayed. That people in his office lied to him about it, lied to his counsel about it, and so a couple people have been fired as of today. And he spent, now going over an hour with the media in New Jersey, and the media turned on this guy just like they turned on McCain. It was predictable. He's getting questions that presidents used to get. He hasn't, for example, been asked, "Tell us, Governor, what do you like about the job? What are the surprises that you didn't expect? What is your day like?" He hasn't gotten anything like that.

These have been probing, pointed questions that are rooted in a media that doesn't believe him, or is acting like they don't believe him. They're going full bore, and he's bearing up under it well. But it is, nevertheless, it is the Obama defense. "I didn't know any of this was going on." Now, there's a lot to say about this. We're spending now over an hour press conference on lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. We haven't spent this much time on a press conference on four Americans dying in Benghazi.
We haven't spent this much time on the IRS scandal targeting the Tea Party.

We haven't spent this much time with questions to the president about these things. Yeah, there have been congressional hearings. But we haven't had anything like this degree of interest in any of the Obama scandals. They even got F. Chuck Todd from the White House demanding that Christie fire somebody. If he doesn't fire somebody, then he's gonna be in real trouble. Well, Obama hasn't been firing anybody. The media hasn't been demanding that Obama's heads roll in his staff for some of the giant, I mean, genuine screw ups that have taken place.

But, folks, there's something bigger going on than the details here, that are extremely troubling. I was thinking this last night, a little bit into this morning, and I was trying to find a way to explain exactly what I was thinking in a brief, penetrating, and cogent way. And it was rooted in the fact that, regardless who knew what, look at what actually happened here. In an effort for political payback, somebody in the governor's office decided to inconvenience the people of New Jersey and New York, particularly Fort Lee.

So you had the governor's office, somebody there deciding to get even with another politician, to not actually do anything to the politician, but to make life tougher for citizens. It was citizens inconvenienced here in Fort Lee, and in some cases there are medical emergencies involved. The governor, the mayor of Fort Lee wasn't particularly harmed by anything that happened here. I mean, he was the target, but the payback was to inconvenience us, or the people that live in that region.

I came across a column today, a piece by Carol Platt Liebau at And it just nails what I was thinking about last night and this morning. I got this at about 11:30 this morning. "The Problem with Christie's 'Bridge-gate,'" and she starts this way. "It's too early to tell whether -- or how much -- the 'Bridge-gate' scandal (discussed below by Jon Gabriel) is going to damage Chris Christie's presidential ambitions.

"To me, the matter is eerily reminiscent of the IRS scandal involving systematic harassment of conservative individuals and groups in the run-up to the 2012 election. (Indeed, it would be amusing to see how the press would respond were Governor Christie to proffer, verbatim, the same excuses presented by President Obama.)" Which he's essentially done. "I didn't know. I asked, and they lied to me, and I didn't know what was going on."

Here's the difference, though. If Chris Christie were a Democrat -- and I mean this, folks. I'm interrupting the Carol Platt Liebau thing. This is not part of what I was gonna tell you. This is another thought. If Chris Christie were a Democrat, I'm telling you right now the press would be celebrating the guy. They'd be celebrating the toughness and the no-nonsense manner in which this guy is dealing with political opponents. Even if the mayor of Fort Lee was another Democrat, it doesn't matter, they wouldn't be trying to damage Chris Christie at all. This would end up being a resume enhancement because this is a guy who goes after his enemies. If he was a Democrat, they'd be praising him.

This is the kind of thing they would want him to do against conservatives and Republicans. But he's not a Democrat yet, and he hasn't announced for the presidency, but everybody assumes he's going to. And so the press -- some people are surprised that they've turned on him this quickly. Well, it's not that they decided to turn on him, it's they've got the opportunity here. He is, in many people's eyes, the Republican front-runner for the nomination. There are plenty of Republican establishment types that want Christie to be the nominee, that think he can be the Northeastern moderate Republican that can finally win the White House.

A lot of the Republican consultant class thinks that Christie is the answer. A lot of the inside-the-Beltway Republican establishment types think he's the answer, because he's tough, and he handles the media well, but he's not conservative. So he's got a lot of support. And the media knows this. So here's a prominent Republican that the Republican Party establishment has invested high hopes, so let's do what we can to damage him. But here's the overall point.

TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bridgegate
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1 posted on 01/09/2014 4:47:56 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The inconveniencing of the citizens of Fort Lee in terms of the political payback, the political hardball -- using civilians, innocent citizens as pawns in this political payback game -- is indeed troubling.

Bah! Political leaders would be happy to have us in civil war, with half of us killing the other half, if it kept them in office for another 2, 4, or 6 years.

2 posted on 01/09/2014 5:22:56 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Kaslin

While I’m not much of a Christie fan, it is remarkable how THIS abuse is a very big deal, but the Obama administration’s setting up barriers to keep WWII vets away from DC park memorials during the “government shut-down” went pretty much unreported.

And just WHO did Obama fire in THAT abuse?

3 posted on 01/09/2014 6:39:27 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Kaslin

Beware of the women behind the scenes. Every RINO is married to some closet rabid democrat for abortion.

Christy’s mom or wife pushed this. This is their culture.

Also Crispy cream has shown to be a back stabber.

4 posted on 01/10/2014 3:02:45 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: cookcounty

All the more reason to make a law language point of jailing that aid and firing on an full blown investigation. This is the kind of pollution of idle workers America needs to rid of.

5 posted on 01/10/2014 3:13:27 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: lavaroise

Unlike that arrogant pos in the Spite House Christi took took the blame

6 posted on 01/10/2014 4:17:33 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: cookcounty

That arrogant pos doesn’t fire anyone. He promotes them, no matter how big the crime

7 posted on 01/10/2014 4:19:14 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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