October 6th, 2010
08:44 AM ET
8 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. John

    Limbaugh if anybody a jackass it you,want the matter he hit your Wallet. You are just a loud mouth and hateful person.

    October 6, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. mm

    And people want to listen to this man? I can't understand why people want to listen to this kind of inflammatory rhetoric. Throwing slurs at people does not make a good argument and instead just makes the person (Limbaugh) look/sound like a fool.

    October 6, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. Cosmo

    Limbaugh is a pretty sad excuse for a human being. He adds nothing to an adult discussion of issues and is only motivated by his outsized ego and pathetic need for attention. I wonder if he asks himself if the world will miss him when he is gone?

    October 6, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. Anthony

    He ought to know since he is simply a "Jack-ass" himself.

    October 6, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. Louisiana Man

    With all those vivid descriptions and adjectives that limpboy spewed out with his stinking foul breath I thought he was referring to bush and I was in totally agreement.

    This lard-in-chief buffoon has the gall to belittle anyone. He looks so handsome in his ear implants. Pink is definitely his color.

    And of course he wants the tax cuts extended-this most generous gift bestowed on those most worthy of stalwarts-the top 2% of the obsence wealthy-because it benefits his fat, overpaid posterior.

    If its not extended-this drudge and his cronies will still continue to embellish in the absolute pleasures of the rich that money can buy-denying themselves nothing AND creating all of those gazillions of jobs that the tax break afforded them. YEA RIGHT!!

    October 6, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. jaywingfuller

    Limbaugh epitomizes hatred and bigotry, pure an simple. He's made a living making people believe that they should fear anything that doesn't fit in HIS tightly defined and highly disturbing view of reality. The man is just an angry white guy who can't stomach the idea that his vitriol hasn't convinced us all that we should all be living in the 18th century, with all the prejudices of neanderthals in tact. Limbaugh's as close to a nuckle-dragging idiot as they come, and his sheepish followers aren't far behind.

    October 6, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  7. Right Leaning Independent

    Economic illiterate is a fair description. Jackass goes a bit far. I think the President should be treated with a little more respect than that but I guess the Liberals were no better with their treatment of Bush.... You reap what you sow....

    October 6, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. rachel

    Don't like rush, but President Obama has called people that and worse.

    October 6, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  9. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Oh. Wow. Shock. My opinions will forever more conform to the spewings of this white obese right wing propagandist.

    He's so thoughtful, so intelligent, so willing to consider all sides of an argument.

    So much of the present right-wing insanity can be traced to this simple mantra, followed by millions of Americans: Turn Rush on, turn your brain off, obey obey obey obey.

    October 6, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  10. TJ from Seattle

    It's time for some one to check to see if Rush is back on his illegal stash of pain pills. For this hypocrite to talk about any President fo the United States this way is just a straight example of showing his true colors. An ingnoramous to the full meaning of the word.

    October 6, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Sniffit

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

    CNN then helped Rush Limbaugh disseminate his message of hate, disrespect and damage to the national discourse Tuesday by broadcasting it to everyone possible in an effort to turn up the controversy and boost CNN's ad revenue.

    Some things are better left ignored.

    October 6, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  12. Anthony Beasley

    Limbaugh is a racist! Point Blank Period! So people want us to come together, but they don't want us to. Right!

    October 6, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  13. mankan

    It's amazing that people still listen to this racist drug-addict! His complete disrespect for our President is shameful and detrimental to our country. He should be taken of the airwaves for insightful rhetoric in the name of national security! (Hey, if the Republicant's claim they are speaking for the masses, so can we!)

    October 6, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  14. Mattski

    Rush is describing himself. What about Rush's character is redeeming? Drug addict, doctor shopper, the list goes on and on. I think if you automatically like pepole you agree with and automatically dislike people you disagree with, you end up with, well... you end up with Rush. If we judged him like we judge our friends or our kids' friends, he wouldn't deserve much respect. Besides, I don't like to be told what to think by people who are dumber than me. I prefer to be browbeaten by someone smarter than I am.

    October 6, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  15. jerseylou

    Whoopie Do Do.....look who is calling the POTUS degrading names.The King of SCUMBAGS, craw back in your hole if you can fit into one SCUMBAG!

    October 6, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  16. Me

    I wouldn't worry too much about this. He has opinions
    Just remember,
    Limbaugh, Beck, GObP (GOtP) and conservatives in general

    Just because the economy hasn't turned around after 8 years of chronic abuse and bad decisions in 2 years.
    When Clinton came in, it was a recession. We got through it. This recession is much Much worse then anything we have faced in the past 40 years. WE'LL GET THRU IT.

    But we can't afford to forget how crappy the Republicans were in handling the economy.


    October 6, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  17. truth

    Limbaugh is a JACKASS, and people who listen to his radio show or news organizations that report what this idiot say are jackassess. This man is getting richer and richer by teaching hate to rural Americans. Go figure! Any poor trash should not give this rich bigot the time of day. In fact, anyone who advertise as a sponor of his show should be boycotted.

    October 6, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. Allen

    I guess that means Warren Buffett is also a jack ass for supporting no tax breaks for the wealthy, eh Rush? I need to be clean here so there are few words I can use to describe how I feel about this pig, but despicable comes to mind. Limbaugh is a classless tool of an entertainer and just another American embarrassment. How low does your life need to be to actually listen to this windbag?

    October 6, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    It takes one to know one, eh Rush? So tell me Rush, the last eight years before Obama was, what, Shangri-la?!
    I think we all know who the biggest jackass in the room is, don't we?!

    October 6, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  20. The Mayans were right,the republicans are coming back

    I feel sorry for this rabies infected human and his followers.Lets do the right thing and take them to a Vet.

    October 6, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. FrankG in Deerfield, IL.

    Regarding the "jackass" and other inane comments, it usually "takes one to know one".

    October 6, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  22. L

    I'm so tired of the lack of basic respect and decency.

    It's fine for him and his cohorts to disagree with the President's policies, but it's disrespectful to label him a "Jackass". Let's cool off on both sides and get back to basic civility.

    October 6, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  23. HypocriCNNfection

    That Comes From A Man Who Ought To Know What Being A Jackass And Illiterate Really Is!

    October 6, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. FrankG in Deerfield, IL.

    Yep Rush, it usually "takes one to know one". EOM

    October 6, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  25. Carol

    Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black.

    October 6, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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