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. Sheri

    Limbaugh is a tool. Mr. Obama is about as afraid of Limbaugh, as Limbaugh is of eating a donut or taking drugs. Sheesh, Limbaugh needs to just simply shut his fat yap yap for awhile. There's nothing of relevance coming out of it, only more useless hot air. He needs to grow up, and he's jealous of the fact that someone of more color other that Limbaugh's pasty white backside and of more substance got elected. Limbaugh just wants more of the same, which is why the US is in the economic situation it's in.

    January 27, 2009 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  2. Howard

    Limbaugh = 20,000,000 listeners (how many agree with him?).
    Obama = 69,456,897 votes.
    No wonder Rush is scared and takes Viagra to the Dominican Republic.
    Washed up and strung out.
    Talkin' loud and sayin' nuthin'.

    January 27, 2009 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  3. clifford

    Obama just took on the wrong guy!!

    January 27, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  4. splifydadzz

    Question, Whats the difference between Limbaugh and Blagojevich....................Nada! ;-}

    January 27, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  5. DR

    Silly old Lamebaughls is the one afraid. He's just having a little conservative-style tantrum because he can't handle the public actually listinening to something not totally pro-corporarate and anti-people.

    January 27, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  6. walter

    Obama just took on the wrong guy!!

    January 27, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  7. Ash

    Rush get lost. You are no good for our country. You are a selfish shameless cocaine user. We may have to organize boycott on you so that you know the power of the people.

    January 27, 2009 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  8. Tony

    Let's see, Obama is a heavy weight boxer.
    Limbaugh is a skinny 20 year old nerd.
    McConnell is a 5 year old.

    Yes, I would say that Obama would be more justified in being scared of the 20 year old skinny nerd than the 5 year.

    January 27, 2009 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  9. carol

    Limbaugh's comment on President Obama being "afraid of him" was really sad, but, if you think about it,we all should be "afraid" of Limbaugh, he is not a sane person!!

    His comment that he wants the President "to fail" just showes that he is not aware that he(Limbaugh) is the one, that has failed himself and his Country!!

    January 27, 2009 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  10. bob in LA

    What's the matter Rush, have you become so insignificant that you need to create press?
    Time to move to Crawford with the other unimportant Republican and retire.

    January 27, 2009 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  11. Wanderer

    *** He, Limbaugh, sounds like he has PTSD ***

    January 27, 2009 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  12. jmom

    Rush you're just not that lovable. It's fun to watch you flatter yourself so much though. Rush and Blago=twins separated at birth?? LOL

    January 27, 2009 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  13. dolfina

    Rush is the one that is afraid. If he doesn't get his Oxy., he might remember that he is the scum of the earth.

    January 27, 2009 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  14. 30m-PA-Democrat-voted Clinton then McCain

    Limbaugh is right. Obama also said that people like Rush could stall things, which could cause him to lose re-election.

    January 27, 2009 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  15. John Reformedconservative

    Hey Rush. How many drugs have you been taking? I think all that valium, viagra, celebrex, and oxi has really gotten to that tiny brain of yours. What's wrong bubba? Run out of things to say? Must be tough to not have your favorite bungler in the White House anymore. Tell you what. Why don't you apply that great American characteristic (and I really mean this) and LET IT GO YOU MORON! YOU LOST! MOVE ON!

    January 27, 2009 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  16. kato

    SO HERES ONE FOR YOU.

    DO YOU ALL BELEIVE INTHE CONSTITURION?

    IF YOU DONT LIKE RUSH–DONT LISTEN
    BUT I DARE YOU TO FIND A LIBERAL TALK SHOW HOST
    WITH AN AUDIENCE OF 20 MIL AND GROWING. THE NUMBERS DEFEND THEMSELVES.

    HERES AND IDEA–GET AL FRANKEN BACK- IM SURE HELL DO YOU AL JUSTICE

    January 27, 2009 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  17. tnameat

    Rush is a joke, he knows nothing and is an unpatriotic racist scumbag!

    January 27, 2009 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  18. Zach

    walter I would say a lot of people that listen to him hate him. He is so crazy that its Entertaining to listen. If you actually take truth in anything he says, you need help...

    January 27, 2009 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  19. Joseph

    Rush, you are the king of stat twisting. You love to manipulate the minds of naive Americans, but slowly but surely you will be proven wrong once after all. If this election isn't a statement in and of itself, I don't know what is. Shame on your for playing a major role in dividing America.

    Your brand of divisive, hateful conservatism is dead. With all due respect, much of America won't be sad when you're dead.

    Good riddance in advance.

    PS I'm ashamed to say you're from Missouri. You surely don't represent my views. You're pathetic.

    January 27, 2009 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  20. fat john

    Big mouth don't make a big man.

    January 27, 2009 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  21. Pete

    Limbaugh said he wants Obama to fail.

    Obama = Socialism.

    Limba wants Socialism to fail.

    And it will... just like every other Socialist country.

    If Obama is to succed, he needs to embrace free market capitalism.

    This is why Limbaugh want's Obama to fail.

    What a Great American .. Limbaugh I mean.

    January 27, 2009 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  22. Blow hard ego...

    Nobody is afraid of Rush...all he has is his ego and the ignorant people that listen only to his show and not others...think for yourself...this guy is an idiot...maybe he should take some Oxy and hang out with his maid...

    January 27, 2009 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  23. jay

    Hey fat boy, Im not afraid of you, Wanna get together? I put my life on it that most of the things you say behind that mic, you wouldn't say to my face. Let's see who's afraid.

    January 27, 2009 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  24. cbee

    Going by the guys double chin I think he meant "Cheeseburgers are rightened of me".

    January 27, 2009 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  25. SP

    Actually, I'm kind of scared of his followers. I was also scared of those who followed Jim Jones. And those who think Osama bin Ladin is too cool for words. I would have been scared of Hitler's fans, too. They're scary... well, I don't need to explain, do I? This twit is so obviously narcissistic and so obviously negative, as he tries to engrandize himself. Follow him, & you're just like him.

    January 27, 2009 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
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