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. brenda

    Oh puuuleezzzee. Don't flatter yourself.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  2. Rick

    I think everyone should be frightened of prejudiced, ultra-right bigots with a known drug problem. There's no telling what they may do next.

    January 26, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  3. Beverly, NYC

    Frightened, someone thinks a lot of himself! Why anyone listens to this pill popping junkie is beyond me. Al Franken was right ,Rush you are a big fat idiot.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  4. Cato

    Limbaugh is an arrogant nazi that thinks the country and the world should have appointed Dick Cheney 'King' and that should frighten everyone! On the other hand, President Obama more than likely thinks of Rush as a pimple on a horses behind.....

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  5. AZPete

    What is scary isn't Limbaugh but those people that take his bombastic rubbish seriously. He is merely an entertainer that uses ugly, insulting, divisive opinions to manipulate listeners into some twisted sort of co-dependent relationship with him.

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

    Does anyone really care what this dillusional drug addict has to say?

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  7. ObamaVoter

    Please go jump off a bridge or maybe take some more pills. Idiot, you are nothing and Obama is our President. get over your swine self.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. RFO - Florida

    Oh yea, that's right Rush, keep on dreaming ... that's it he is scared of you, Anne Coulter and Foxnews.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. eholl

    Maybe we should all get the recovering drug addict, Rush Limbaugh, to fail. Lets all send him one prescription strength pill in the mail as a great temptation. I imagine Rush would be back in a clinic soon enough battling his addiction problem. As ridiculous as that sounds, that is what I feel like doing every time I hear this hateful man's rantings and refusals to find common ground. Limbaugh, this just isn't funny anymore. Go away quietly into the night and leave the rest of us to solve the problems created by way too many years of republican/wall street greed and corruption.

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

    You are a rude, portly, small minded individual. You frighten no one and you are a disgrace to the republican party that you seem to believe that you represent.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  11. Speechtalker

    Fortunately for you, Rush, we have freedom of speech. If we didn't, I'd lobby to have to you black-balled and taken off the air. I've never heard such a load of hot air in my life! I rather doubt that President Obama is afraid of little ole YOU! You're really full of yourself if you think that. For the first time in eight years we have an intellectual in the White House. President Obama has too many important agenda items to worry about someone as insignificant as you.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  12. Dennis Watts

    Limbaugh has been politically insignificant since the 80s! Hopefully there aren't any senators, democrat of republican, that seriously listen to anything he has to say. If there is, and President Obama's comment wasn't tongue in cheek, than our country is in even more trouble.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  13. Stokes

    Rush Limbaugh...A word of advice. Stop with the hatred and divisiveness. Now more than any time in history, this is a time for us to come together. I know this does not fit well with your show and without controversy and negativity, you have nothing. Your show is only popular because you appeal to hate mongers and others out there that just have a negative outlook on life. People don't care about politics in a time when they are worried about losing their job or what they are going to do about retirement when their 401K lost 50% of its value. I don't really understand what kind of person listens to your show. Everyone I know can't stand you.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  14. stephanie

    I am so tired of Rush Limbaugh. I used to enjoy him years ago, but he has turned to such a negative mean spirited person, he will help hang the GOP even further.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  15. Proud American in a Big Western City

    That just might be the funniest headline I've ever seen. Limbaugh–you're the schoolhouse bully, full of braggadocio (get a dictionary), but devoid of purpose. I hope that you'll have the decency to write a letter of apology to President Obama when he does well.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  16. Louis

    Look up obese drug addict moron in the dictionary and guess whose picture you will see.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  17. Shawn

    Scared of Limbaugh, please...why would anyone be scared of an overweight lying drug abuser. He is pathetic.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  18. Ann in Florida

    Why ,oh why ,do you give him precious news area? I guess it's a step above giving Palin space but both are irrelevant.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  19. ShutUP and MOVEON

    Please, will this numb nut shut up and move on. Almost everyone has. Why does he not talk more about how to help the economy, jobs, housing etc. All he does is just talk about hate. The world spoke during the election, case closed. You and Palin need to just shut up.


    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  20. Colie Brice

    When will this ego bloated drug addict shut up? Rush ***NEWSFLASH*** Now more than ever, you are an irrelevant waste of human flesh..

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  21. JB

    The drug addicted crack-head lard butt is full of himself as usual. How on earth anyone of half-a-brain would even give him a second thought is beyond the wildest comprehension. Take his show off the air waves for all our sakes.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  22. Ed

    Enjoy while you can, Rush. When Obama restores the Fairness Doctrine you'll be selling used cars in Opalacka.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  23. hello

    limbaugh you should be banned from these United States of America, there are no words to describe how low and disgraceful you are.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  24. Syymone

    I see characters such as Limbaugh as those who are afraid of Mr. Obama.He's a drug addict and he only appeals to drunks, druggies and fools.He's so intimidated by Mr. Obama until it's funny.

    I think it was great for Mr. Obama to mention Limbaugh because he is hate speak and that's pretty much all he is.I feel that Mr. Obama was speaking to politicians who for whatever reason are listening to the very idiotic Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  25. Sherlock Ohms

    Nobody is scared of that fat idiot. He should shut up. Limbaugh is old news.

    January 26, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
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