Limbaugh’s “man love” remarks came on the Wednesday edition of the conservative radio host’s show. After describing how Republican Christie “has decided to play the role of a Greek column for President Obama,” Limbaugh huffed:
“Let’s just put it this way: Is it wrong for one man to love another man? That man love out there is isolated in the state of New Jersey.”
In the segment, Limbaugh also attacked Governor Christie and President Obama for their tour of the Jersey shore, an area that suffered some of the worst damage from Hurricane Sandy. Limbaugh criticized Christie and Obama for surveying the area, which he points out is dominated by wealthy property owners:
“President Obama and the Greek column Chris Christie will be walking the coastline, viewing properties owned by the 1 percenters.’ “
Governor Christie is a leading Republican figure who gave the keynote speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention. However, Christie’s praising of Obama has been viewed by some Republicans as a breaching of party lines, and a betrayal that will be keenly felt just days before the November 6 election. Speculation suggests that a rift has appeared between Christie and GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney since Christie stated his admiration for Obama’s handling of the crisis.
Rush Limbaugh’s “man love” comments are not the first controversial remarks the radio host has made about Hurricane Sandy. Earlier this week, Limbaugh argued that the media would use Hurricane Sandy in an attempt to make President Obama “look good.”
In the same segment as his “man love” remark, Limbaugh claimed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had endorsed Republican candidate Mitt Romney. 24 hours later, Bloomberg had announced his support of President Obama.
You can listen to Rush Limbaugh’s “man love” segment below.