Limbaugh Bashes The Boss for Mocking Springsteen Fanboy Christie
Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 01:47 PM PST
It turns out New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spends weekends at Drumthwacket clad in nothing but a sleeveless jeans jacket and red bandanna, singing "Born in the USA" into a hair brush.
Or, that is, he used to.
First, an encore of Monday's song:
Limbaugh characterized Springsteen as a "low rent character" and called him "mean, small, petty" for the song.
Limbaugh was especially miffed that the Boss would treat Chris Christie this way in view of the fact that the NJ governor has attended "over 127 Springsteen concerts" and was so thrilled to meet Springsteen last year in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that he cried:
RUSH: Okay, now, fine. It's a big deal to meet Springsteen. Springsteen hugged Christie, and Christie was so moved he started crying, biggest days in his life, how important. "Man, we're all coming together after Hurricane Sandy. Ah, this is orgasmic. We're coming together. Whoa, oh, man. We're gonna really gonna rock. I got Springsteen; I got Obama!" and now look. You got Springsteen on NBC making fun of Christie.(interruption) Well, obviously, that's my point. These people on the left are mean, small, petty. This is the biggest thing, Christie admitted. It was one of the biggest things in his life to meet Springsteen in the aftermath of this hurricane. He thought it meant they were all working together with Obama, and now look. Now look at what they do to him, and what I don't understand is: Why they don't get this? That's what I don't understand. I'm sorry.
RUSH: There's no question that's painful. The nerve of Springsteen! Governor Christie has attended over 127 Springsteen concerts. Governor Christie loves this guy. It's 127 different concerts he's attended, and he's mocked, he's made fun of. He can't be a real fan because he's a Republican. You can only be a real fan and friend to somebody like Springsteen if you're a Democrat, and even then for only as long as they can use you. But if you are a Republican?
You are only a friend of a Democrat for as long as they can use you, and why this isn't seen by people is beyond me. I think Springsteen has to know, because Christie was public with it. Christie... In fact, not only did Christie have no compunction telling people this, he was proud to tell people that he talked to Springsteen! He cried because he had the chance to talk to Springsteen. Now, think about that however you wish, but the fact is, it was a big deal to Christie.
Jimmy Fallon (walks out on stage strumming guitar):
In the day we sweat it out on the streets, stuck in traffic on the GWB.
They shut down the tollbooths of glory 'cause we didn't endorse Christie.
Sprung from cages on Highway 9, we got three lanes closed, so Jersey get your ass in line.
Whoa, maybe this Bridge-Gate was just payback. It's a bitch slap to the state Democrats.
We got to get out but we can’t.
We’re stuck in Governor Chris Christie’s Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam.
Yeah! Hey, Yeah! Yeah!
The real Bruce Springsteen joins Fallon on stage.
Jimmy Fallon: I can’t hear you. Hey.
Fallon sees Springsteen; gives him a nod.
Governor, let me in. I want to be your friend; there’ll be no partisan divisions.
Let me wrap may legs ‘round your mighty rims and relieve your stressful condition.
You got Wall Street masters stuck cheek-to-cheek with blue collar truckers, and man, I really got to take a leak.
But I can't. I'm stuck in Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam.
Guitar riff by Springsteen & Fallon.
Springsteen & Fallon: One, two, three, four …
Jimmy Fallon: Highway’s jammed with pissed off drivers with no place left to go.
And the press conference went on and on.
Bruce Springsteen: It was longer than one of my own damn shows.
Jimmy Fallon: Someday, Governor, I don't know when, this will all end, but till then
Springsteen & Fallon: You're killing the working man who's stuck in the Governor Chris Christie Fort Lee New Jersey Traffic Jam.
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa.
Bruce Springsteen: I gotta take a leak.
Jimmy Fallon: Whoa, oh oh oh
Bruce Springsteen: I really gotta take a leak.
Jimmy Fallon: Whoa, oh oh oh
Springsteen & Fallon: Down in Jerseyland.
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