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RUSH: We have, of course, the gun control battle raging on. The status of the Republican Party, where are they today, where do they stand, what are their prospects? We have the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he condemned the NRA ad. Did you see that? Let me find the sound bite. I told the broadcast engineer we’re gonna start with Lance Armstrong, and I just decided we’re not. Now, I gotta find Chris Christie. There it is. Number one.

Koko said don’t bother telling you that the website video might blow up today. So, okay, good.

So here is Chris Christie, he was in Trenton, New Jersey. He is the governor of New Jersey, and he called the NRA ad reprehensible. Now, it’s obvious to me what’s happening here. Governor Christie is positioning himself for 2016. I think that he hopes to pose a real challenge to Hillary in the Democrat primary. Here’s what he said. Got a Q&A yesterday at a press briefing to announce the creation of the NJ Safe Task Force to study how to reduce gun violence, and during the Q&A he said this.

CHRISTIE: To talk about the president’s children or any public officer’s children who have not by their own choice but by requirement to have protection, and to use that somehow to try to make a political point I think is reprehensible. I think it’s awful to bring public figures’ children into the political debate. They don’t deserve to be there, and I think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad, and you cringe.

RUSH: So there’s Governor Christie positioning himself as, I think, a real challenger to Hillary in the Democrat primary in 2016. (interruption) Well, no. I don’t think Governor Christie “cringed” at the kids on stage with Obama because, you see, those kids are not being exploited. Again, this goes back to the media and the way people look at things. A Democrat president would never exploit kids. Only the NRA would exploit kids in reacting to kids being exploited. It’s the narrative. There’s no Democrat that would ever do anything bad!

There’s no Democrat that ever has any mean-spiritedness or wants to hurt anybody, whereas the Republicans, that’s all they do. I’m just saying, if he keeps going with the way he’s going, he’s gonna be challenging Hillary the a Democrat primary in 2016. (interruption) I know, I’ll hear about that. Again, another foray into subtle humor, but even among my staff I had to repeat it four times before they understood what I was saying. (interruption) Low-information staff is exactly right on this. I mean, you’ve been watching me here for ten minutes.

It’s the fourth time I used the line and it took me four times before you thought I was screwing up. You thought I misspoke. “Wait a minute, you said the ‘Democrat’ primary?” You’re scratching your heads. Have you forgotten the presidential embrace on the beach in New Jersey? Have you forgotten the one week before the presidential election?

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