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. Davis Miller

    Lame-bow: a less than worthless (and fully silly) clown. It's remarkable to me that anyone can take him seriously.

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  2. Lisa

    Limbaugh should not be on the air, who ever is his sponsor should drop him. He is like the bad apple, when ever one is trying to do some good there is always the one bad apple. The press should not give him the time nor day. Stop lifting him up and making him seem important.

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. Moxy

    I ho pe people are listening to exactly what Limbaugh said, in stead of taking it out of context.

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  4. George

    Limpballs, Coouter and the "right, right wing" are so irrelevant the only way they can stay in the main stream media is blow their own horns. Who cares....

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  5. Eric Washington

    I hope President Obama does not even respond to Rush Limbaugh. He's the President of the United States and Limbaugh is a talk show host. So, please don't engage him in this back and fourth childish banter.

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. florida911

    Rush, what are you smoking these days???

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  7. Frances C Scott

    Oh please! Rush Limbaugh believes his own myth of self importance. He should take some of his "doctor shopped" medicine and chill.

    January 26, 2009 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  8. Michael in NC

    I think Rush Limbaugh is a horrible person. Our country's in trouble, Obama's trying to remedy the situation, and all Limbaugh can do is spew hatred at our new president. It makes me wonder which he cares about more: America or his pride. There are a lot of Republicans right now who face that dilemma. I hope they make the honorable choice.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. americasrightnow

    Did any of these liberal news channels even watch the Limbaugh interview. He said if Obama considers becoming a socialist country which is what Obama campaigned on (spreading the wealth), then yes, he wants the President to fail. He immediatley followed by saying If Obama considers, freedom, liberty, lowering taxes, a strong military, then he wants the President to succeed. It's funny how they don't show you that part. Why is that? No biased here at CNN or MSNBC.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  10. Mark from Richmond,VA

    This Limburger Man is delusional. He needs "to fail." Can't somebody send him back home to the planet from whence he came?

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  11. Gary of El Centro, Ca

    Nobody is afraid of that gas bag........Rush seems to have finally popped his cork and babbles nothing but pure nonsense.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  12. Krissy

    Limbaugh just isn't relevant. He doesn't reflect the majority of the views of the GOP, and doesn't want our country to move forward.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  13. Hirotomi Takemitsu

    Linbaugh, just like Palin & Co., is an ignorant, red-neck, gun-totting, Bible thumping yokel.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  14. Brent

    How anyone can give this pill popping hypocrite a second thought is beyond me. Who are all these rednecks that listen to him anyway? Can someone explain to me what he has ever done for his country. All he does is collect millions of dollars being a blowhard and a racist. The only way I'd be scared of him is if I got trapped between him and his pharmacist.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  15. randy

    Limbaugh is the biggest hater in the USA not to mention druggie. I don't care what side of the aisle you are on, we need our president to succeed so we can.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  16. Jon

    Hey Rush, NOBODY is scared of you, least of all Barack Obama. You're a pathetic bombastic blowhard who has convinced millions of dunderheads of your stupid world view, and look where it got us. Your people have been in power for years, and took the country right into the toilet in every way. I'm sure Obama brushes you off his shoulders the same way he did during the campaign. The sun's out–crawl back into your coffin and go back to sleep.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  17. Sheri

    Mr. Perfect Rush...I didn't see you on the ballot.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  18. I Support Our President

    Simple math: The size of Rush's member is the inverse of the size of his ego.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  19. Barbara Campbell

    Everything Limbaugh says is hateful and divisive. Now he's desperate to stay in the limelight, as he becomes increasingly irrelevant.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  20. Jeff Cox

    Rush Limbaugh is a joke. He's just trying to recreate his lost career. Limbaugh is a "lame-duck". Anyone who wishes our President (regardless of party) to fail should be banished from this country. At a time when this country is trying to unify and at a time when this country needs to unify, Limbaugh spews his slime and filth to gain a paycheck and a few autograph requests. If only he would just go away, fly fly little birdy.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  21. Dee Dee Lynn

    Rush Limbaugh, a legend in his own troubled mind...

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |

    It is amazing to me that there are still some who follow such a pitiful view. He claims he loves America. I would hate to see what he would want for a country he hates. The media gives this poor lost soul too much space. For so many to get past race to elect the Black Man, President does show that some have the ability to recognize insight, intellect, wisdom, Christ-like characterists, and a devoted family man, is refreshing. It also shows there is still hope for the USA, Rushs' way of thinking is now the minority. THANK GOD.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  23. JC

    He's trying to bait President Obama with a lot of narcissistic blather. Limbaugh and his ilk thrive on discord and disunity. His bank account is more important to him than the fate of his country.

    January 26, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  24. Hasan

    Can you please not cover an idiot like Rusk Limbaugh? He doesn't say anything of value ever!!!!

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  25. Camilla

    Yeah, in his first week in office I am sure Mr.Limbaugh is scaring the pants off one of the most powerful men in the world (who is not up for re-election anytime real soon mind you). Another preposterous narcissistic statement from Mr. Limbaugh... Who does he seriously think he is? Keep him yakking – who cares

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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