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. C

    I don't know why people take this guy seriously. He is paid (400 million, I heard) to be a "shock jock". When you're getting paid that kind of money, you better come up with something that is going to shock people and get them talking. He is the same as Imus and Howard Stern.

    Unfortunately, there are people out there living in Buttcrack, Arkansas, or wherever, that believe he's real. That's the scary part. He doesn't care about you, folks. He's a multi-millionaire drug addict, and he's laughing all the way to the bank at your expense.

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  2. Maggie from Virginia

    Keep dreaming... Your days are numbered.

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  3. Empty people voted for an empty suit

    Don't care for Rush at all, but he does make a point every once in a while.

    The Reublicans are trying to work with Obama to get things, done and this arrogant empty suit who didn't even serve a full term as Senator, tells them they need to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh.

    Many of these folks forgot more than Obama knows about Government and he treats them like this all because they "dare have ideas that don't match the messiah in every way".

    How is that going to help "reach across the aisle" and "get things done"?

    Then when a Republican tries to raise another valid and DIFFERENT viewpoint, again this arrogant empty suit, shoots him down and says, " I won".

    IF BUSH said something like this ALL you Obamabots would have been singing a different tune and by the way, I would have hammered the dolt for it as well.

    Again sheep, how is this going to help things "get done".

    Obambots explain why this never run anything but his mouth is the next coming in 1,2,3........

    01/20/2013 – CAN'T wait

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Online reader

    Is Rush Limbaugh drinking heavily now??

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. Doug

    Rush has always been (and always will be) nothing more than an entertainer who uses controversy to sell more books. Even as a conservative myself, I can't help but roll my eyes everytime he opens his big mouth. He knows exactly what he's doing – drumming up controversy to stay in the public spotlight – and the public always seems willing to play along.

    Let me put it more clearly: RUSH DOES NOT SPEAK FOR ME, nor does he speak for the vast majority of conservatives with whom I interact. Pres. Obama is my president, regardless of whether I voted for him or not, and he carries my best wishes and prayers as he leads our nation.

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

    As a conservative all I can say is that I wish Rush would just shut up. He is a complete idiot!

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  7. Malcolm Davis

    There are two types of fear. There is the fear of a superior opponent and there is the fear of a rabid dog.

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  8. Justin

    Limbaugh is clearly doing his best to stay relevant. I haven't heard his name since the oxicontin debacle.

    January 26, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. Candee G

    Limbaugh is a narcissistic, over-inflated nutjob. I wish President Obama would go on his program and stare him square in the face to show just how scared he isn't of this loudmouth, neo-con whacko.

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

    Rush Limbaugh is one of the biggest idiots America has ever produced. Please do the rest of the world a favour and contain his mindless blathering within your own borders.
    Thank you

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. David

    Maybe in Rush Limbaugh's oxycontin-induced hallucinations, but not in any reality the rest of us inhabit.

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. jek

    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. How deluded can one person be? Whether you're a Republican or Democrat how can you want President Obama to fail? HIs failure will lead to the failure of this great country. No matter which side of the aisle you sit on that would be a catastrophe.

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  13. CT Mama

    Wow, Limbaugh sure has a high opinion of himself. Too bad it's undeserved.

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. keesa

    frighten of what limbaugh
    you aint nothing but wolf of hot air
    and plus his 2million listners

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  15. Timdog

    Maybe he is afraid of you trying to entice him into taking vicodins and oxycodine that you were severely addicted to Rush.

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  16. Liz in Texas

    Keep the pressure on him Rush! Keep up the good work!

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

    We love you Rush!!!

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  18. Terry Jones

    He only wishes! He is only a legend in his own mind. Functioning adults know that he is a joke.

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  19. MC

    Leave it to the Dems to attack another private Citizen. What was it you libs were saying about joe the plumber and his taxes?

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  20. Cheri

    Rush, you are so full of yourself....

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  21. CJMonBIWA

    No Rush,

    He just knows that you are irrelevant to our country's future.

    January 26, 2009 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  22. moe

    Limbaugh is a total and complete idiot. He first said that he wants Obama to fail. Now he says that Obama is afraid of him, because the President said for the Republicans not to listen to Limbaugh.

    This sort of hatred is spewed by the right wing ultra conservative talk shows on radio, tv and blogosphere, which is the main reason for cut-throat opposition among the two main parties.

    The Republicans need to understand that the voting public has rejected them this time around, and wants Obama to right the ship. So shut up Limbaugh, Hannity, Kristol and the like.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  23. Caroline

    This guy should not change his tone about Obama. He was right the first time. Obama is going to fail big time. Obama and Oprah need to get married.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  24. Fark

    Historically, members of ethnic minorities tend to be a little intimidated by the pointy white hat.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  25. jwe

    Delusional, as usual.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
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