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."


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soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. MAhole

    Lush Dimbulb is the only jackass I know – he fully supports the Republican's plans to totally bankrupt this country and turn the middle class into slaves for the rich only because he himself is one of the "elite" – thanks to his blowhard blabber........ The main reason why he doesn't want the "shrub's" tax cuts for the rich to expire.
    What an oxygen theif.........

    October 6, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. Baby Boomer

    Limbaugh is the jackass, economic illiterate, economic ignoramus and I'm being charitable. What I'd really like to call him would never be posted on this blog. And, anyone who listens to this fool is a jackass, illiterate, ignoramus too...

    October 6, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. Sadie

    If you don't think that this man is filled with Hate, then you have to be deaf, blind, and illiterate......It is a disgrace to call the President of our country a Jackass....it goes to show you what little respect this man has for this country, and what little respect he has for anyone. It's all about the money, just like Palin. If these far right conservatives get voted in to office in November, you can bet they will be a one term congressman or woman, when all of you out there see them taking away minimin wage, making laws that will prevent unwed mothers or gays from teaching in schools, take away your Social Security, take away womens rights, gay rights, and push their religion down your throats, then come 2012 – 2014 there will be such a wave to strip the Republicans and Tea Baggers out of Washingtion like you have never seen. (I guess this means that Palins daughter is not an appropriate role model to teach in our schools since she is an unwed mother)

    October 6, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  4. Cheri

    No respect for Limbaugh at all. All Limbaugh is good for is starting fires and fanning flames. Even if you don't like Pres. Obama, he is still our president and deserves respect.

    October 6, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  5. David Wolf

    people who make such remarks are defined by such remarks ... no talk of facts, figures, possibilities, potentials or historical performance ... just character assasination ... because history, intelligence, reason, respect are not the climate of their mentality ... only ignorance and character assination ... patriotic ... no ... igno"rant" ...yes ...

    October 6, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  6. For Real

    People beware of Rush Limbaugh's statement, he is seeking his own interest. Anything President Obama does in Rush's eye will not be good enough. I think he should be the last person to speak and look at the facts. Since President Obama has been in office, He has shown he is for the people, serving the people and wants to see the poor as well as the rich prosper. Limbaugh feels afraid that he will have to pay higher taxes because and his overall income will be affected. The ground is being leveled and the inequity is being obliterated. Each will pay taxes based based on income and this scares Rush. People tune out of Limbaugh and Tune into Warren Buffet, he has more information to inform the general masses (I am not talking about color/class) to grow financially and understand what influenced the past economic woes and understand what is happening now.

    October 6, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  7. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    No, no, Rush. You're the jackass. You're also a traitor since you're saying things against the president - or have you forgotten that was YOUR mantra when that idiot Bush was in office? Speak against the president and you're helping the terrorists? Well, keep an eye on your door because the Department of Homeland Security shoudl be showing up to arrest you at any moment for your traitorous ways.

    October 6, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  8. Frank

    "Illiterate little man child president"? Why not just call him "Boy," Rush? That's what you mean. The only illiterate in this article is you. Southwest Missouri State College as against Columbia and Harvard Law School? Forget elitism, Rush, you are a fool and more than an economic illiterate.

    October 6, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  9. Common Sense

    it's about time someone spanked Limbaugh. Hard.

    October 6, 2010 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  10. ConsiderThis

    Only in America. Limbaugh is a prime example of why America has become the laughing stock of the world. Our ignorance as a nation is displayed with stories like this. Our country is lost and on the road to self-destruction. Why doesn't Limbaugh run for president since he proclaims to know so much? He's an ignorant fool; just the kind of person that America rewards with riches... see 'palin', o'donnel'.

    October 6, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  11. Mary in IL

    What ever happened to respect for the office of the Presidency (regardless of one's opinion of the person who holds the office?)

    October 6, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  12. GL

    I am what Joe Biden on this one. If I hear the Republicans talk about the budget dificit one more time, I AM GOING TO SCREAM! Bush Tax cuts are not paid for and it will cost the American people over 3 trillion dollars, but the Republicans what the American people to believe they have changed and will be more Fiscal Responsible if they win back Congress. They have not even won back Congress, but yet they continue to lie to the American people that they care about the BUDGET DIFICIT! My question to the Republicans – how can you said you care about the budget dificit out of one breath and then cry about President Obama not extending the BUSH TAX? HYPROCITES AT THEIR BEST! Sorry Republicans you can NOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

    October 6, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  13. chicago

    That's really saying something coming from the biggest blowhard in America. I think if you look up jackass in the dictionary there is actually a picture of Rush.

    October 6, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  14. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    Okay Rush, you make big money, please tell us what you do with that money. Use yourself as an example as to how you are making this ecomony better by creating reasonable paying jobs, improving the human condition, etc... Many of us have been looking into your background and the things you have been promoting over the years as well as what you have said that you are so proud of. As a compliment, your voice 'sounds great' and it 'sounds' authoritive. However, when it comes down to reading those transcripts of yours, for the most part they say absolutely nothing of value except that they are destructive to those who might see a better way. You, Mr. Limbaugh, sincerely want to throw this country into 'third world statis' by creating a great disparity between those 'who have' and those who 'can never have'. You are being revealed as to what you really are. Thus you should be ignored.

    October 6, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  15. Video Guy

    Republicans should be hanging their heads in shame. Having this fool as a leader must not be easy. Sitting back and saying "NO" and waiting for the train to crash is Treason. And this little man should be held responsible.

    October 6, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  16. GL

    Limbaugh IS GOING TO HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA get re-elected in 2012, but most American people hate this racist fool. Even the NFL don't want his business. Rush Limbaugh will cost the Republicans big time in 2012 because he is so racist and most Americans exspecially the young generations is not as racist as this fool Rush is and the Republicans continue to let this fool be the Republicans speakers. Good luck in 2012 Republicans with having Rush the head of your party.

    October 6, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  17. Big NSX

    What a piece of poo this guy is. Really

    October 6, 2010 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  18. GL

    This man is so full of hate it not evey funny. He is the worst kind of person and he is going to cost the Republican party big time. Keep up the hate speeches Rush and see how fast you sink the whole Republicans party.

    October 6, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  19. Karl

    We all know who the jackass is!

    October 6, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  20. Nick Hartman

    Rush Limbaugh is such a slimeball. Does he ever have anything important or constructive to say, or is it all just hate-filled garbage? I honestly cannot believe that there are people that would call themselves decent Americans out there that take this nutjob seriously. These people are seriously misguided, and if they don't agree with today's policies, there are far better avenues to expres their feelings than through the idiocracy that Rush has to offer. He refers to President Obama as a "little man child," but really, Rush's choice of tone and his incessant name-calling remind me of watching my second-graders soccer practices. No, I take that back. Even most 7-year-olds are more mature than this weasel.

    October 6, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  21. karen from Charlottesville

    As President of the United States, Obama deserves to be treated with respect. This namecalling is disrespectful to the the man, the office and the country. . Limbaugh, on the other hand. holds no office and is merely a loudmouthed radio talk show entertainer, Like those of his ilk, Limbaugh is the real "jackass". And a bully. He's probably compensating for a childhood in which he was picked on and humiliated and now he's making up for it by doing it to others. I feel sorry for people like him.

    October 6, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  22. Maureen from DE

    This man is so disrespectful. He is the jackass!

    October 6, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  23. Ed Johnson

    What a disgrace. I love how between Rush and the other recovering addicts, Beck, Grace, to name a few in the main stream media, how people get their infomation from them. Not funny is the fact that based on their past abuse histories, in a court of law they would not be belived as a witness. I think its a disgrace that a recovering drug addict would call our President a "jackass" LOL I for one will boycott the sponsers of his radio show.

    October 6, 2010 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  24. chad

    Actually J..ss is Limbaugh's middle name.

    October 6, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  25. AAMOM

    imagine the type of people who listen to am radio. this is why obama will win again in 2012.

    October 6, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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