March 4th, 2009
03:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Limbaugh vs. President Obama

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh challenged President Obama to a verbal showdown Wednesday.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh challenged President Obama to a verbal showdown Wednesday.

(CNN) - Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh challenged President Obama to a verbal showdown Wednesday, calling on him to visit his talk show for an "intelligent, open discussion" on issues like health care and taxes.

"If you can win at this, then come here and beat me at my own game, and get rid of me once and for all, and show all the people of America that I am wrong," said Limbaugh. "If you take me out, if you can wipe me out in a debate and prove to the rest of America that what I say is senseless and wrong, do you realize you will own the United States of America?"

Limbaugh also accused the White House of orchestrating an attack on him, telling his listeners that the Obama team is demonizing the radio host since Bush left office. He said the effort was being spearheaded by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who Limbaugh refers to as the "power behind the throne."

"Don't let his effeminate nature and his ballerina past mislead you on this. He may look effeminate (he was a ballerina at one time) but he has the feral instincts of a female rat defending its young," Limbaugh said.

"I'm calling. I'm ready. I'll do everything I can to facilitate it. You're a very courageous man, Mr. President. I am, after all, just The Last Man Standing," Limbaugh said.

In January, Limbaugh called on the president to sign on to his “bi-partisan” stimulus plan, which would increase government spending for roughly half the country, and cut taxes for the other half.


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soundoff (746 Responses)
  1. Marshal Nunley

    Rush symbolizes whats probably coming in the next 5 to 10 years and is likely long overdue. political unrest that will feel a lot like civil war. lets face it america, republicans and democrats cant stand each other and its only a matter of time before political opposits get tired trying to share the county amoungst each other.

    March 4, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. khiph

    lol bring it fat boy. with all your ism's... idiot.

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. JR

    Why didn't Rush challenge Bush to a debate? Hmmmm. Poor guy.

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. Lush Limprick it the HEAD of the RNC

    Speaking of effeminate Rush, why were you showing all that sweaty décolletage between your manbreasts last Saturday at CPAC?

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. Farnk, Las Vegas

    Rush is just trying to improve his ratings and income. He thinks he's far more important than he could ever be. The President doesn't have time to help promote this jerk, I think he's been dipping into the oxy again. Talk about pork, Rush is a true porker.

    The President has Real work to do. Don't feel bad Rush, take another handful of oxy, you'll feel much better. What an idiot!

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  6. Eleftheria Proios

    People like Limbaugh make me very ashamed that we let our democracy go to the dogs.

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  7. Jenni

    "gpm March 4th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

    This drug dependent, fat, ignornant, slob is now the voice of the Republican Party… I love it."

    gpm, if I talk the same way you do about you or your presiden, I would be labeled RACIST to the minimum. so, politely, may I say, SHUT YOUR LIBERAL LAZY BUM CAKE HOLE!

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. alabama j

    there are know words to describe how bad the american people feel about you rush you set a example for all of america...........

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. Meredith

    Obama wouldn't stand a chance is why he won't do it. Limbaugh has all the facts and doesn't allow someone to give blurps and nonfactual statements as evidence.

    Nah, Obama needs to stick with the media, where he can say what he wants and never have to give facts.

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. harhar

    *yawn*

    March 4, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. Romas

    I say stop giving attention to this moron. Or any of the extremist morons from any background – right, left, middle, religious, non, etc. If a person talks about how much he knows and how smart he is; don't give him (or her) the time of day.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Muffet

    Talk about an ignorant sweat hog...this guy is as ignorant as they come. He makes Bush appear intellectual.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. eholl

    Rush has an ego the size of his posterior His ideas most likely originated from there too. Also, enough of the homophobic remarks Rush. Starting to think you are a closet case Republican. They are generally the ones that discriminate the most and make those kinds of comments. Accept your homosexuality and maybe you won't be such an angry man!

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. APM

    Don't worry folks....the President is a "better man" than to get all (hog) tied up with the likes of Rush Limbaugh.....Rush, like Sarah Palin before him, is out of his league........the President is an intellectual – Rush is an idiot!!! Case closed.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  15. ijoe

    he knows anything involving the president,automatically sends ratings to the roof.but i will like obama to wipe the floor with him on his own show.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  16. William

    Why is the most powerful man on earth and his administration even taking the time to target a radio talk show host? Maybe if they spent more of their time reading these trillion dollar packages instead of plotting against this fat man we wouldnt be going into a horrible debt for the next 50 years. Obama will take the bread off the tables of the very people who still have jobs. Only after the government takes their large share will the crumbs be spread around for the rest of us to scurry like rats for. For what he is going to spend during 09 alone he could have bought all of our houses and ended that crisis. But no, he pays off the bankers and the big companies. This is worse than any trickle down economics that was blamed on Reagan.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  17. Linda in MS

    My god, is there no limit to this guy's ego? By the way, stop comparing Rush to a pig...pigs are much nicer and more attractive than he is.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. Larry

    Anybody would be a fool to go on his program to debate anything!
    I have listened to Rush for 17 years and he never lets anyone finish a debate.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  19. Robert

    Rush is a joke. Listen to his program for 10 mins and all you hear is that the mess we are in is either Clinton's fault or the Democrats. The Republicans can do no wrong. This guy is on another planet – and so are his supporters.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  20. KG, Twin Cities

    President Obama is probably quite willing to go on news shows. Needless to say, that excludes Rush's show.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  21. Robert, NYC

    The "Pills Berry dough boy is at it again" It must be the drugs talking. Mr. President you so much above this and if you agree to this would just legitimize the Grand old fat drug dependent Rush.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  22. Tim

    What a stupid request by Limpbo!!!

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. yasmine

    hahaha..poor Rush... does he need the ratings??? ...Pres Obama don't have time for you..

    Rush sounds really really really scared.. real scared..

    Keep it up the good work Mr President... if he is this wound up.. that means you are on the right track...

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  24. Farnk, Las Vegas

    What do you get when you mix pork and oxy? Rush.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. JAS

    Talk about a fat mess.

    March 4, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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