January 26th, 2009
07:59 PM ET
9 years ago

Limbaugh: Obama is 'frightened of me'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/26/art.rush0126.gi.jpg caption=" Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh responded Monday to recent reported comments by President Obama."]
(CNN) - Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Monday that President Obama is “frightened of me.”

“He’s obviously more frightened of me than he is [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell,” Limbaugh told listeners. “He’s more frightened of me, then he is of say, [House Minority Leader] John Boehner, which doesn’t say much about our party.”

Limbaugh’s comments followed reports Obama warned GOP congressional leaders last week that they should stop listening to the conservative talker, who had said on air he wanted the new president to fail.

"Now this is the great unifier," he told listeners Monday. "This is the man who's going to unify everybody and usher in a new era of bipartisanship and love."

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gave reporters the administration's latest message to Limbaugh at Monday's press briefing: "Tell him I said, 'Hi,'" he joked.


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  1. Brian

    Frightened Limbaugh will eat him.

    January 26, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  2. AnaB

    Limburger is a tool plain and simple.

    January 26, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  3. Sam

    Please clown scared of you?? Put you hand down pill popping clown no one cares what you think. Keep running your mouth Republicans will be gone forever!!!

    January 26, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  4. Thanks but no thanks Diane

    Oh yes please Rush keep talking, it is AMAZING how the republicans don't realize WHY they lost- Sad- if I were a republican

    January 26, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  5. Tracee

    Rush Limbaugh is a joke. He must be popping pills again

    January 26, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  6. Hope

    who the hack this idiot, drug abuser think he is? Give me a break the one you are taking this days has actually made you insaine for real

    January 26, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. FreeNLovIt

    Obama is not afraid of Limbaugh. He appeared in front of millions of americans. He wouldnt be afraid of one man. Obama wants to remind people that the way to the future, isnt through Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  8. EC

    RUSH... RUSH.... RUSH...

    President Obama scared of you?

    HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! Put the pills down buddy.........

    January 26, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. Jackson, Seattle

    Gee, Rush, maybe he doesn't want people listening to you, because you don't care one bit about the United States of America. If this adminsitration fails, where does that leave the country? Oh I know you don't care, because you are too rich to care. However, if this country fails, we are all in trouble. Something tells me Al Jazeera or Radio Free China isn't going to give you a show of your own. So, unless you want to keep your day job and be an obnoxious lying blowhard for the next 8 years, you better hope we succeed as a nation.

    Oh, and Rush, by the way, how does Senator Al Franken feel? The man who called you a big fat idiot in a popular book will soon be a Senator. That's gotta hurt. Hopefully it doesn't hurt you so badly you need to go back on the pain pills. After all, being an addict would only hurt your "credibility", wouldn't it 🙂

    January 26, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    LUCIFER....

    January 26, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. S.positive

    Mr loud mouth idiot, I guess you and your ignorant bunch of listeners must be feeling important now... Load of trash....

    January 26, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  12. Chris from NY

    Who born goat? Limbaugh should go get a life. He desperately needs one. I haven't heard anyone say he has a wife or kids. May be he needs some to love him.

    January 26, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  13. Idealist

    Get over yourself, Limbaugh!!!

    You're nothing more than an egotistical, pompous, drug abusing.... IDIOT!!!

    And, after this, I don't want to hear one more word about "patriotism" from the far-right. Hoping that the new president fails IS NOT patriotic!

    January 26, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  14. Linda

    Rush Limbaugh needs the AX. The term so fondly used in the radio biz. In a time when our country needs to be united he is a disgrace to all broadcasters and basically all Americans.

    It's his turn to JUST GO AWAY.

    Times have changed Mr. Limbaugh and you are not part of the change.

    January 26, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  15. Lee

    Rush Limpballs is the disgusting face of the modern republican party. Who would be afraid of this hypocritical drug addict who travels to Haiti by himself with enough Viagra to erect a hundred corpulent republican losers.

    January 26, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  16. Bill

    Fact: Rush Limbaugh went to the Dominican Republic, a known haven for sex tourists, with someone else's Viagra. No need to say anything else.

    January 26, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  17. big daddy

    I put drug users like you in jail Rush...You are a complete waste
    of air !!

    January 26, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  18. Hi dumbo

    Obama *afraid*?? Of your pompous a$%??

    In your dreams, loser

    January 26, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. AK

    Limbaugh is anti-american and should be departed to iran where he can be be-headed and then stoned!

    January 26, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  20. David Kerns

    Wow. How completely self-important and delusional. Limbaugh is really the Ellsworth Toohey of our day.

    January 26, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  21. Kyle

    Rush, Rush, Rush (exhaling while shaking my head) . . . .

    Still vying for relevance when there is none to be had. You are just a modern day Morton Downey, Jr.

    GOP Senators shouldn't waste their time listening to him. If Rush had meaningful solutions to America's problems at any time over the last 8 years the party wouldn't be in the state it is in now. His green envy of Obama shows everytime he opens his mouth.

    January 26, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  22. Darko

    "...who had said on air he wanted the new president to fail."

    Correction – He said 'IF, Obama was going to achieve his agenda with socialistic policies, then 'yes' I want him to fail. If he does it in a conservative or moderate and effective manner, then I hope he succeeds."

    Nice parsing of the interview....

    by the way, Rush is dead right on this 'stimulis' bill being nothing but democrat pork spending and will have no REAL effect on the immediate job market. Tax cuts do... as history has repeatedly proven.

    January 26, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  23. joe

    A moron is on the loose
    I wonder who is taking this grade 12 radio talk show seriously
    stop giving this moron, nazi and kkk air time

    January 26, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  24. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Of course Barack is afraid of you. Next to Satan you are the step-father of all lies. I have studied your remarke vis a vie the truth. You should be ashamed, but then again pride is a deadly sin. Snake!

    January 26, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  25. Dave

    The only way Obama's scared of you is if you were going to sit on him, you tubby drug-addict moron. Go away. Just go away.

    January 26, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
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