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. Michael

    There is a horror movie called the puppeteer where a man in a big black hat and trench coat would let loose his puppets. Limbaugh is just such a character with sinister motives and if John Boehner was one of his dolls he would name him "Chuckie". "Chuckies back"
    Boooooooooo'oooooooo'!

    January 26, 2009 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  2. Joie

    Limbaugh is a racist, lying, drug addicted, hypocritical gas bag! Why would anyone with a half a brain listen to him....it...that!?

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  3. Ken in NC

    Rush Limbaugh is just another Village Idiot.

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  4. Diana

    You can tell by these comments its all democrats...if only you had 1/2 the brains you think you do....I want to hear what someone has to say...hell I don't like my tax dollars going on killing babies and I'm against it...I don't like the governent telling me what to do I have a brain and know whats right or wrong...I have met so many people that now say they think they voted wrong this might just be a 4 yearer

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  5. farva15

    Limbaugh is irrelevant, along with the rest of the pundiocrity. Your brand of government lost, move on, and be gone.

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  6. Jeff

    I love the die hard supporters of Bush and Rash; these folks are typified by joe "the not really named joe and not really a plumber and not really a journalist" wurlzpuke who admits his quality of life, income, and potential opportunities will all improve under Obama's tax plan, yet votes against his own interests anyway. Just like limp-barf's latest "I hope this socialism fails because that's bad." comment. Great circular idiocy. Wait. Which bad are we talking about? Failure or Socialism? So failure is good as long as we call it socialism, and success is bad. But economic collapse is good, as long as we call it capitalism and stick our heads in the sand. Got it.

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  7. DAVE IN CA

    come now emma you ever heard of free speech? don't let the rush make your president sweat..... with all of the new policies your homie is putting into place in the short time in office, don't fret his approval rating will be below BUSH'S in the first 6 months...... too bad for his bid in 2012 lots of voters who actually admit that they made a mistake by voting the crook in has already pledged not to make the same mistake again...... cheers baby

    January 26, 2009 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  8. Cherri

    The Rush Limbaugh Show – 20 years on the radio, someone must be listening.

    January 26, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  9. Dave

    Who wouldn't be frightened of you with a face like that!?!?!?

    January 26, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  10. xargaw

    No Rush, Obama is not afraid of you. You are an entertainer to your listeners and irrelevant to the educated thinkers of the rest of world. You appeal to the "Joe the Plumber" mentality.

    January 26, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  11. Jane

    Ol' Limbaugh thinks too much of himself.

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  12. Wiz

    In your dreams Limbaugh. He probably thinks you're a joke like every other rational American.

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  13. Adrian Veidt

    Dear Rush,

    Get caught with any illegal prescription meds lately?

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  14. Andy

    Hey Rush, its time for your thorazine!

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  15. Deb

    Is that the Oxy Contin speaking or did he OD on Viagra?

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  16. RENZO

    Seems his show is not receiving the audience he expects, that it is why he has nothing else but to pick on something new. Indeed!

    It is not worth it to spend energy and time on individuals like this, which what they only do is damage the public image.

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  17. Limbaugh's Mutha

    Limbaugh, O'Reilly, foaming at the mouths conservatives, not relevent anymore

    January 26, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  18. Horse Badorties

    Remember this. Rush Limbaugh is a television actor who plays a character named Rush Limbaugh..it works for him so don't expect any changes to his "act".. Its called Show BusIness. Limbaugh is only in it for the entertainment and the big payoff. His real threat is the new "Obama" act playing down the street. This will be fun to watch for awhile and them I'll get bored wth it.

    January 26, 2009 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  19. TN Firefighter

    Darko, ... Really? Haven't the typical Republican economic policies affected employment enough already? Yet you still truly believe in them? Really? ...Wait, really? ... REALLY?????!!

    January 26, 2009 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  20. Jane in Windsor, CA

    He's such a loser. Even my racist, 82-year-old Republican mother who lives in his home town and used to attend funerals with his mother (before she died) doesn't listen to him anymore.

    January 26, 2009 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  21. George Washington

    most people are frightened of Idiots. so what is new?

    January 26, 2009 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  22. Ken

    Frightened of Limbaugh??? Rush's influence failed miserably in this election process and he, himself, is a failure as a human being.

    America, thankfully, has gotten past the Limbaugh thought process of fear and division. He is over,done, and a thing of the past. Long live and thrive the New America that has turned the page!

    Goodbye, Rush.

    January 26, 2009 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  23. jake

    "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society."- Rush Limbaugh, Oct 26, 1992, Time Magazine

    January 26, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  24. smoothoperator

    Humm i think he already stop taking his oximoron... i meant oxicotryn...what a clown...

    January 26, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  25. Noneya

    It is difficult to unify those who don't want to be unified. Rush is one of the leading causes of the divided nation – and then he has the audacity to blame it on Obama. What a tool...

    January 26, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
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