Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s praise of President Barack Obama has been so effusive, he might just be going gay.
“Let’s just put it this way: Is it wrong for one man to love another man?” Limbaugh asked during his Wednesday show. “That man-love out there is isolated in the state of New Jersey.”
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated Christie’s state the worst of all, the outspoken Republican who gave a keynote address at the 2012 Republican National Convention has heaped praise on Obama for halting his campaign and ensuring that state and local governments receive all the resources needed to get the recovery underway in earnest.
However, Christie also cautioned a Fox News host on Tuesday to not confuse his words with personal political ambition. “If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don’t know me,” Christie said.
That didn’t really make it through to Rush, however, who said that Christie instead looks like he’s playing “the role of a Greek column” for Obama’s reelection campaign. He added that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who hasn’t been so breathless in his praise of the president, “has also endorsed Romney, by the way.”
Unfortunately for Rush, Bloomberg did not endorse Romney — in fact, the Republican mayor announced his endorsement of Obama on Thursday afternoon, citing the president’s commitment to taking action to counter the worst effects of climate change. He’d previously praised Romney and told reporters he would have voted for the Republican nominee “if the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president.”
Bloomberg did not endorse a presidential candidate in 2008, but he was a supporter of George W. Bush in 2004.
This video is from Daily Rushbo, published Wednesday, November 1, 2012.
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