Chris Christie Positions Himself for the 2016 Democrat Presidential Primary
June 05, 2013
RUSH: Governor Christie of New Jersey. Let me tell you something, folks. This act of his to throw this open Senate seat because of the death of The Lout to an open election in New Jersey? Ha! I'm just gonna tell you something. I will not be surprised... I'm not predicting it officially here, but I will not be surprised, if when 2016 rolls around and Governor Christie is seeking the presidency, I won't surprised if he seeks the Democrat Party nomination. I'm not predicting it. I'm telling you I won't be surprised.
It's my intelligence guided by experience. You have here an opportunity to add a Republican senator. I don't care whether it's for two months or 10 months or 18 months. I don't care. You've got a chance to buttress your party and stop, or help stop, this onslaught from the left that's happening in this country. There are some pretty important things that are going to be coming up in the next 18 months. Immigration reform. You're gonna have maybe...
I don't know. You've got judge nominations. Who knows? There might be a Supreme Court vacancy. In addition to immigration, there's gun control. Any number of things in legislation will be coming up in the next 18 months or in the next 12 months, where a new Republican senator could make the difference in stopping it. Instead, we're gonna get a Democrat in there. A special election in New Jersey? What are we...?
"Because it's only fair! The people of New Jersey elected The Lout, and they didn't intend a Republican to have this seat." You just reverse this if this is a Democrat governor and Republican senator dies. Heh! What do you think happens? The seat flips. Hee-hee. (snaps his fingers) Just like that. There's more to this than meets the eye.
RUSH: There's no opposition there to liberalism and the Democrat Party. You sit here all day long and get filled with anger over Obama throwing it back at us in our face with Susan Rice and Samantha Power, which is exactly what he's doing. But, folks, I gotta keep throwing back at you the Limbaugh Theorem. None of it attaches to him yet. So all of the IRS scandals and all these things that people think at some point -- like Snerdley said at the beginning of the program, "When is this stuff gonna finally matter?" Well, as far as Obama's concerned, it may never touch him.
That's why the midterms in 2014 are crucial, and it's why what Chris Christie did deserves real scrutiny from the standpoint of the Republican Party. You talk about slap in the face. You talk about throwing it right back at people, here's a chance, even if it is for 18 months, who cares if there's a special election? This is politics. Which means it's warfare of a type. And there are real things that we are fighting and trying to roll back and stop. And we need people in the Republican Party in positions of power voting against some of this stuff. We just had a chance to have another one in the Senate. Sorry, it would be unfair. I'm gonna throw it open to special election to show people how moderate and partisan and bipartisan, whatever I am.
I'm gonna end up getting a phone call. Don't anybody tell me that Governor Christie's a conservative. Maybe a Republican or a RINO, but not a -- (interruption) What? Well, you think I stepped in it with that? Now, how in the world is that stepping in it? Tell me, Snerdley. How in the world is that stepping in it? 'Cause so many people think he is? Really? Even now? Maybe not as many now, exactly right. H.R.'s whispering to me, "He's never said he was a conservative." Let me tell you something. There was a day if you said on the air he wasn't one, he would call you and demand to know, "What the hell are you saying?"