Last summer, North Carolina showed true political courage. They dramatically cut the amount of cash people received in jobless benefits. They also reduced the number of weeks people were eligible to receive benefits. Shazaam! The unemployment rate fell within months. By last November, North Carolina's unemployment rate was at a five-year low.
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RUSH: Folks, there's something bigger going on than the details here, that is extremely troubling... It is 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.
RUSH: Have any Republican establishment types come out and said that they support Christie? They haven't. This is the thing, folks. This is the thing. Republicans, when any of them get in trouble, I mean, it's like a bunch of wildebeests. If a lion in Africa attacks a wildebeest, all the other wildebeests scram and get out of there and offer no assistance whatsoever.
RUSH: It would be very simple to find out what I think or say -- either listen here or go to my website. But they don't.
CALLER: This will make Chris Christie the next president unless you toss a wrench into it, and you can do this.
RUSH: The message was: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," and the response, "Got it." That's all it took. What does that tell you? It tells you that there's, I don't know, for lack of a better word, a culture, a level of understanding. Somebody sends out an e-mail that works for Governor Christie: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." "Okay, got it," and they know immediately to start shutting down some on-ramp lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
RUSH: That's what the Republicans have done with every issue: Just agree to it, get it "off the table" so the Democrats can't hammer 'em.