October 6th, 2010
08:44 AM ET
4 years ago

Limbaugh calls Obama a 'jackass'

(CNN) - Rush Limbaugh criticized President Obama's economic positions Tuesday during his radio show with some intense rhetoric, even for him.

"He's a jackass, he's an economic illiterate, he's an economic ignoramus and that's being charitable," Limbaugh said on his popular radio program.

Limbaugh was talking about Obama's tax policy and whether to extend the Bush era tax cuts for individuals making over $200,000 and couples making over $250,000.


He referenced a meeting the president had with his economic advisers this week.

"Here are these two experienced economists telling this neophyte little man child president, look you've got a confidence problem out there," Limbaugh said. "I do believe he's an idiot where capitalism is concerned."

Later in the show Limbaugh referred to President Obama as "our imam child."


Filed under: President Obama • Rush Limbaugh
soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. ron

    I think Limbaughis a jackass, and anyone who listens to him is a fool.

    October 6, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  2. jeanne

    Why is this man still on the air? He degrades our President and our Country. Talk about a child! He is like a child stomping his feet when he doesn't get his way! The shame is that he has an audience!

    October 6, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  3. Bender

    Get over it!He will be called worse in the coming months.He's thinned skinned like most Liberals!

    October 6, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  4. Irma in North Carolina

    I hope the same happens to you as it did to Rick from Cnn. Hope they ban you from the air wavess. Go with the rest of bed gang Sarah and the fox gang. People like you should be off the face off this earth.

    October 6, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  5. Matt

    Rush is the jackass.

    October 6, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  6. Jerry

    Rush for president 2012

    October 6, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  7. nov2isntsoonenough

    I totally agree with rush

    October 6, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  8. seebofubar

    I don't like Limbaugh but unfortunatly for us, he's right!

    October 6, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  9. Sandra

    Rush, if you want to see a 'jackass' all you have to do is look in the mirror!

    October 6, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  10. ST

    Another Paladino! Will it ever happen in his lifetime, that Rush Limbaugh try to polish his tongue a little bit!

    October 6, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  11. Jean-Texas

    Why would CNN even bother to post anything this over bloated, hate filled, poor excuse for a man has to say about anything. Limbaugh is the epitome of everything that is wrong with our country. Guess he had to come up with something to out shine Beck.

    October 6, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  12. Mkelley

    Wait...Sanchez calls Stewart a bigot and gets fired. Rush can call the POTUS a jackass on the air and nothing happens????

    October 6, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  13. JP

    Rush is wrong sometimest but hit the bulls eye this time

    October 6, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  14. PATRINA TODD

    In a presidential term characterized by vitriolic behavior on the part of the right wing, this stands out as one of the more disgraceful and disrespectful comments made about an intellectually superior Obama by a nasty little hate-monger.

    October 6, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  15. kyrianmege

    Is only in America you will have this kind of moron getting a well deseved attention. Look at who is calling President Obama a jackass; dumb fat cow that's is fortunate to have a space to exhibit his racism.

    October 6, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  16. Squigman

    There was a time, regardless of the party of the person that held power in our nation, people showed respect and support, because we knew we were all in it together. We pulled together, and made the nation work. The process was never without problems, but none that could not be overcome with a little effort. Today we are bombarded with messages from the likes of this (so called), radio personality, that has made a tidy sum from advertisers, and listeners who purchase the products of the companies that advertise on this show. Maybe, just maybe it is time to let these companies keep their goods, or services, and see how fast this human speed bump can be taken from the airwaves. There is a difference from being informative, and factual, and being loud, mis-informed, and divisive. There is absolutely no need for this kind of troublemaking, hate spewing, ill conceived radio programming to exist. And, the only reason it exists, is because of money, nothing else.

    October 6, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  17. Scott in Atlanta

    It funny how vitriolic you'll be bcause of the impact the taxes will have on your new $400 MILLION (with an "M") contract to get on the radio and spew hot air, hate, and lies. What's funnier? Your followers, most of whom draw an average salary of about $45k a year, are marching behind you like the lemmings they are. Even though they'll hear you on the radio saying something that they personally know is not true.

    Never stopping to think for a second, "Heeey... Wait a minute. I'm not getting taxed. He is. He doesn't do anything all day, but get on the radio and bad mouth people for $400 million, and he doesn't want to pay taxes?" What do you say about people who have nothing but are still penalized for not paying taxes. You call them leaches and parasites. You too Neal Boortz, Sarah Palin.

    You hypocrits make me wonder how stupid America can really be to follow you, AND make you wealthy beyond your wildest dreams. Must be nice...

    October 6, 2010 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  18. betterdays

    I heard that yesterday. Disappointed, but not surprised. I read less respectful comments about this president, the last president, and any number of other public figures every day on these comment boards. I wouldn't get too indignant; this is typical political discourse in the U.S. anymore. Limbaugh just has a higher profile than the average critic. Watch MSNBC tonight (or any night) and see what sort of name-calling occurs.

    October 6, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  19. The reality is...

    Obama is out to destroy capitalism; that's part of what his "change" is all about. What people need to realize is that the government functions on tax $$ which come from people's paychecks which come from employers who operate businesses. When the owners of these businesses get sufficiently fed up of paying higher taxes they can just fold and live off their savings. When enough business fold who will pay taxes? wheere will government get the $$? Guess they'll have to whip it out of all us slaves. Hmmmm.

    October 6, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  20. stufit

    Rush is right. The president is all that plus and incompetent, inept, corrupt union toady. Very proud of Rush. It will be interesting to see how the Obama gangsta's try to intimidate him, like they do with Fox and anyone else who says anyting negative about them.

    October 6, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  21. valleygirl

    Limboy should know what a JA is. He certainly is one.

    October 6, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  22. Robin in SC

    So tired of all the name-calling and childishness. This Independent will, for the first time, vote a straight Dem ticket in Nov thanks to the disrespect (and THAT's being charitable) shown to our leaders and by extension to Americans in general by these hate mongers.

    October 6, 2010 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  23. Canuck

    It's very unfortunate that this man has an audience....

    October 6, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  24. Jeremy-Dallas

    So,this is what conservatism means? Where are values that you talk about? These insults should be condemned with the strongest terms possible! Rush should check in at my mental clinic for free!

    October 6, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  25. Patrick Campbell

    Rush is the scum of the earth.

    October 6, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
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