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. ek

    Rush thinks way too highly of himself.. maybe he' s on those pills again..

    January 26, 2009 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  2. Steve,NY

    Obviously based on these comments the liberals do listen to Rush on the radio. If they didn't they wouldn't know he exists. If you listen carefully to Rush he really has a truthful story to tell. That's why the liberals are afraid of him. They don't have anybody that can rebuttle him.

    January 26, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  3. Andrew

    "It seems that all the left can do is continue with their childish ways, attack people they don't agree with by calling them names. If you felt that those things that Rush has said are false then prove otherwise with FACTS, not namecalling."

    I'll go ahead and do that just as soon as you and Rush start showing some FACTS (why all caps anyway?) of your own to prove that evil left that you are so afraid of wrong.

    January 26, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. Carli - Seattle, WA

    Rush Limbaugh is a disgusting human being. Not only does he want our president to fail (thus, our country to fail), but he is a narcissistic b*stard that thinks the majority of the country listens to him.

    News for you, Rush. You lost. Your party lost. YOU were/are part of the problem.

    January 26, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  5. Poleon

    Rush Limbaugh is no longer pertinent. I doubt Mr. Obama is any more frightened of Mr. Limbagh any more than we old time Republicans are of Franklin Roosevelt.

    January 26, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  6. Tina

    why even publish what this ignorant, selfloving fool has to say about OBAMA! hey, you know, the right guy won and the rest of America will be better for it. maybe all of your sponsors will go bankrupt thanks to bush's screwups and you'll be off the air, because they can't be too smart to be sponsoring you, dare we dream....as politely as i can say, sit on a tack!

    January 26, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  7. sadie

    well, if this guy means what he says, then if you believe this is America DON'T LISTEN AND KICK HIM OFF THE AIR. if it actually is America BE DONE WITH HIM. brainwashed either way, I'd go with Rush. Everyone else drools way too much over Obamano

    January 26, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  8. BWeaver

    Always wanted to say something to Rush Limbaugh. Nows the chance. Crawl in a hidey hole and pull the cover down with you.

    January 26, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  9. KP

    "Oh... I see", People Of The left just can't handle it when their Ox (Obama) is being goored. Wa..Wa. Well, get used to it, because it's your turn now. Wake up, People Of The Left, he's niether a god nor a savior (even though you might think so). So, take a chill pill and don't get your panities in a wad.

    It's funny how you People Of The Left always tout yourselve as being the most tolerent, caring, inteligent and free thinking of society, but yet you're really the most vile, hateful and miserable group of people one has ever met.

    Especially when others have opposing points of view. Have you read any of these other delightful comments?... I rest my case...

    People Of The Left, we see you for what you "really" are...

    January 26, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  10. Ralph Mission Viejo CA

    Rush Limbaugh is more of a liberal than he is conservative. Hes never shared my values and interest and he surely hasnt gained my respect. The guy has a belly full of opinion, yet he doesnt bother to look within before speaking. The best thing that could happen is that the federal regulators come in and seize his radio station, simply to shut his devisive aus up. Limbaugh has never been one to unify our political parties. Hes as crooked as the president who ceded office. I would hope that President Obama launches an investigation against the Bush administration for potential violations of the Geneva Convebtion, war crimes against innocent civilians. If the President would just sock into his fat aus gut, Id be one gracous democrat.

    January 26, 2009 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  11. Jacob

    One day you haters will morn capitalism. Just don’t say Rush didn’t warn you while you busy sniffing Obama's farts.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  12. Ricky C Williams

    If the GOP keep feeding into this type of talk they wont be in the white house or anywhere else for a generation or two. when they talk its not even constructive criticism, how about these talk shows offer some ideas that "MOST REAL" Americans what to hear

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  13. Diane G.

    Who listens to this vile man? What idiot can honestly believe in anything this fat, greedy man who doesn't care about our country says – why are these people listening to him and allowing him to live in a multi-million dollar complex in florida and earn over $50million per year – I don't remember how much he was signed for.
    Don't these ignorant insane listeners realize that he spouts out his vile just to keep his life style in pace? He has 3 failed marriages, he is a former drug dealer and dropped out of college.
    This baffles me no end.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  14. Andrew

    "it's funny how so many educated people listen to a man who couldn't succeed at a 3rd rate school.

    Well, anyone, even educated people, can get into a herd mentality where they take comfort in someone reaffirming their hatred and fear of others I guess.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  15. NavajoWomanSmarterThanRush

    WHAT A WINDBAG!!! Please tell me when semi-intelligent people will stop listening to this moron? He is a hate spewing, only talks to hear himself speak, drug addict, without an intelligent opinion, bafoon that moronic white males listen to. The only difference between him and Howard Stern is that Stern can actually have an intellectual opinion about some things. For the most part, these two need to be packed up and sent off to a desert island so nobody ever has to hear from them again (with the exception of Stern's "Stump the Booey" bit which I love).

    Listening to the opinions of old grumpy white men (Jewish or not) is sooo yesterday (Yawn). Hang it up boys! There is a new game in town.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  16. amy

    Why, exactly, should we care what Limbaugh has to say? I choose not to listen to his radio show, and I find him irrelevant.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  17. Constance

    I can't believe you are that ignorant to believe that Obama is afraid of you? I guess if you fell on him, I could see that. Go take some of your drugs. Who is buying them for you now? You are so pathetic. And did I say ignorant. Amazing.

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  18. meohmy

    At least we have the freedom to post for FREE on this site. Rush is so protected that the only way anyone can comment to him directly is if they pay $59.90 PER YEAR plus $6.95 S&H. So, I guess freedom (of speech) isn't really free. The good news about this is that the economy is SO bad that the rednecks who actually pay for this garbage won't have the money to renew their subscriptions. So long, Rush. Your days are numbered.. 1, 2, 3....

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  19. JAE

    The libs just don't EVER want to hear the truth. Of course, NO ONE having ANYTHING to do with CNN would EVER want to hear or admit a true word from Rush.

    RUSH SPEAKS THE TRUTH, it's just, as always, the HORRIBLE, LIBERAL media doesn't want to hear it. TRUTH HURTS.

    Even after only 4 business days, as of Monday night, President O'Bummer is making bad waves. I think this country will be VERY sorry, especially after 4 years with this dude as prez.

    RUSH, YOU'VE GOT IT GOING ON MY MAN!! KEEP IT UP, THE LIBBERS JUST CAN'T TAKE IT. :o) They're having their fun now, but, not for long.



    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  20. Where's the love?

    What's with the bickering and vitriol? Obama voters, you won, what do you care what some guy on the radio says? Stop hating on us conservatives and show us how to run a peaceful loving world already!

    January 26, 2009 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  21. BigVic

    Rush Limbaugh = Howard Stern

    He's a shock jock and nothing else.

    He loves the attention.

    The fact we're even talking about this guy says a lot.


    Only idiots take Rush seriously.

    January 26, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  22. farhana

    rush ,please rush to rehab again. you're a pathetic looser and an anti-american. don't call yourself an american ever!.
    you want prisedent obama, our first african- american president to fail? how pathetic are you? and please obama is afraid of you? ha !ha! ha! where are you living? in the moon?
    that's why people like collin powel adviced the republicans to stay away from you. you don't represent hte republican party and obama is saying the same thing. don't listen to that idiot RUSH RUSH!(YOUR NICKNAME)

    January 26, 2009 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  23. Willy Brown

    #44 took the bait; hook, line and sinker.! Good job Rush!

    January 26, 2009 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  24. SDB

    CNN why did you not approve my comment? Because it wasn't one of over 500 negative sayings about Mr. Limbaugh? Perhaps you should actually listen to his show rather than commenting on something you know nothing about?

    January 26, 2009 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  25. william hunt

    Not one brain among all those democrats and those who voted for them.

    The Democratic way: IF WE SAY IT, IT IS SO, IF WE SAY IT OFTEN ENOUGH, IT IS TRUE, IF WE SAY IT LOUDLY ENOUGH, IT IS TRUE FAST. so, we say we will have energy independence so we will have, even if WE HAVE NO JOBS, NO GOODS TO SHIP AND THEREFORE NO ONE NEEDS ENERGY BECAUSE WE HAVE THE POOREST NATION ON EARTH!!!!! The democratic way.

    January 26, 2009 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
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