RUSH: Now, here are the Chris Christie carryovers from last Friday. I think this is really sad, and I mean that. Governor Christie — I don’t care what you think of this — loves Bruce Springsteen. The governor of New Jersey just loves Springsteen. He has been to… Did I read right? …Over a hundred Springsteen concerts and performances, and during Hurricane Sandy, when Governor Christie was walking the beach with Obama, Obama arranged for Springsteen to call Christie together with Obama.
I think it was from the Oval Office, and Christie talked about how that was one of the happiest days of his life. Now, you think about that whatever you want, but, still, he was perfectly open and honest about what a big deal that was. He idolizes Springsteen, and Springsteen called him, and he proudly told people about that phone call.
A couple of “Jersey guys” and they’re gonna work together. And then the Bridgegate thing happened, and Springsteen knows full much how much Christie idolizes him, goes on Jimmy Fallon’s show and writes a song and they start making fun of Christie over the Bridgegate thing. This bite here is Thursday last week in Middletown, New Jersey. It’s a town hall meeting, and here’s Christie with a member of the audience.
CITIZEN: When you go home tonight, would you please destroy all your Bruce Springsteen CDs?
AUDIENCE: (laughter and applause)
CITIZEN: He’s not a friend of yours, Governor.
CHRISTIE: The CDs could be destroyed. I have it all on my — on my iPhone now. I still live in hope that someday, even as he gets older and older, he’s gonna wake up and go, like, “Yeah, yeah, all right. He’s a good guy. It’s a’right. You know, we can be friends.” He told me we were friends actually a few — about a year and a half ago.
RUSH: This is just… Here you go again: Springsteen reputed to be this wonderful leftist, very feeling, compassionate, understanding — and he goes on to help Fallon and starts making fun of Christie, and it hurt Christie. It devastated him. Say what… (interruption) Yeah. If Bill Buckley had started making fun of me and so forth, it would have been the same thing. Christie idolizes Springsteen, he’s from New Jersey and all that. This is Springsteen mocking Christie on Jimmy Fallon’s show. This is January 14th.
SPRINGSTEEN: Governor, let me in. I wanna be your friend. There will be no partisan divisions. Let me wrap my legs round your mighty rims and relieve your stressful conditions. You’ve got Wall Street masters stuck cheek-to-cheek with blue-collar truckers — and, man, I really gotta take a leak. But I can’t I’m stuck in Governor Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey, traffic jam.
RUSH: And, of course, the audience hoots and hollers and loves it and so forth. You might say, “Come on, Rush. Christie could take a joke,” and so forth, but that was meant to cut. You know, that wasn’t just a couple of guys telling jokes about each other. That was an attempt to capitalize on whatever political damage was experienced at the time.
That’s why I’m telling you: These people on the left that get all this credit for compassion? Here’s a guy who went out of his way to tell Bruce Springsteen that it was the happiest day of his life when Springsteen called him, for crying out loud — when he got to talk to Bruce Springsteen — and then Springsteen dumps all over him.
It’s a lesson to be learned.