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. David

    This guy is a moron, what kind of educated person would want our president to fail? I listened to him once and he sounded like the most unintelligent person I know. We should all be afraid of people like him who try and rip us apart.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. CALIFORNIA WOMAN

    Rush Limbaught represents everything ugly america stands for, CNN is quick to posting his hateful comments however anytime i write something they always screen it and it never gets posted. now i am going to say it again, Rush is a cover up for the KKK, he sprinkles the whole united states with hatred and racism.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. Leonard Hyre

    Limbaugh hates everybody thats not a drug addicted professional hatemonger. Why would anybody with self respect allow themselves to be belittled by this jerk.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  4. Ted McAdow

    Only a complete moron would listen to this lying, radical right wing neocon religionist wacko. How stupid does a person have to be to believe this pos.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  5. Daniel

    Rush should get back to chewing his dog bone.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. R Wolf

    Why this ignorant man keeps making himself look like the idiot he is, is beyond me. Why he must try and make this Country even more divided, spew more hate, and destroy everthing that makes America great is beyond me. Why anyone listens to his garbage is beyond me. He says President Obama has never done anything – well he's managed to bring hope, renew faith and bring wisdom, intelligence and strength to an office that has been disgraced for the last eight years. What has Rush done? NOTHING!

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. larry det, mi

    please let this be the last time we have to hear of this clown unless i by mistake stop on the fox news channel

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Simon

    If only his Johnson could get as inflated as his ego

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  9. Christine

    I have no use for him....

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  10. Adam

    I didn't know Rush Limbaugh was such a comedian. The only thing Americans are "frightened" of is how many listeners believe this man's nonsense.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  11. butters

    Does anyone honestly take Rush Limbaugh seriously? I throw him right in the pile with Ann Coulter and other right wing yahoos that the majority of conservatives don't even acknowledge. I think Rush is confusing fright with irritation.

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  12. Tonya

    This man is crazy, I don't care if you don't like President Obama but you have to respect him, I voted for President Obama, I knew it wasn't going to be easy for him but I believe in him, and God only answers to positive prayers because if God would have listen to Rush and all the other bone heads then Mccain would be living in the White House with Sarah Palin trust me God knows what he is doing......

    January 26, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  13. vick

    is this idiot alive.... go to hell

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  14. brandon

    I am so glad to see Obama as president so I can witness all the bigots crying around the US. If Obama resigned now it would be okay because I got a chance to see bigots at work on the national stage. Good stuff.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  15. Joker

    I wish Limbaugh would shut the hell up. Dont be bitter because your party lost the election. Lim couldnt do any better than W did.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  16. jeff

    Oh please Rush, don't flatter yourself. Obama afraid of you? You must be on drugs.....again.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Nobody should dignify Rush Limbaugh with a response.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  18. Dawn

    Rush Limbaugh is a loud mouth narcissist SOB. He thinks the sun doesn't shine until he wakes up. He's a hates the democrates and thinks they should die by the way side, he is probably one of the 22% who approved of GW Bush.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  19. Daniel H Houston, TX

    Rush should return to chewing his dog bone

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. Old-Fashioned Republican

    Oh Rush, get over yourself! You stopped being relevant a decade ago!

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  21. MBFLA

    And you, Mr Limbaugh suffer from delusions of adequecy. Nobody really cares what a right wing POS junkie thinks about anything these days. You are "old think". Move along.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  22. M. Taylor

    Limbaugh is a real nutcase. Why would a man who had everything including the kitchen sink thrown at him be frightened by a talk-radio host who thinks he is more important than he really is. Unless he plans to do harm to the President, then why should Mr. Obama be afraid.
    I guess he will be obsessing about the president for the next four years.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  23. Wendy Lawson

    This guy needs to go on the scrap heap with all the other naysayers.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  24. Brian

    So, what does Obama think of Limbaugh's 54/46 stimulus plan? Doesn't have anything to say, does he.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  25. Kevin Kranz

    We're ALL scared of you.......... cowards are scary. Who knows what a coward will do whn hw feel backed into a corner.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
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