Last week, Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon did a song parody making fun of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, which should surprise no one. Rush Limbaugh, bizarrely, is bothered by that because Christie is a Springsteen fan, which he apparently thinks obligated Springsteen never to criticize him.
Limbaugh called rock star Bruce Springsteen a “low-rent character” for turning on his longtime fan, fellow New Jersey native Gov. Chris Christie.
“Governor Christie loves this guy,” Limbaugh pointed out. “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. … Why this isn’t seen by people is beyond me.”
Uh, when did Springsteen or anyone else say that Christie can’t be a real fan of Springsteen because he’s a Republican? I’m sure lots of Republicans love Springsteen’s music. But what does that have to do with Springsteen criticizing or not criticizing them? He can’t ever say anything that some of his fans might disagree with? He can’t criticize anyone who claims to be his fan? That’s patently absurd. Can he really believe the bullshit that comes out of his mouth?