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. Pam Fontenot

    This drug-addicted highly-compensated entertainer makes his living by stirring up the worst qualities in human nature. It would be a service to America, the same country that he claims to love, for him to be relieved of the bully pulpit from where he spouts his invective.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. carlos

    why is this rat still breathing??????

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. Pchapin

    Could someone please tell Rush, he's not that powerful & that if he didn't have part ownership in the radio statiion he broadcasts out of in FL, he would probably be fired & not even have an audience. What a right wing tool hack. If i were a member of the repiblican party I think I'd be ashamed that he was a member. President Obama afraid of him? I'm laughing so hard I can't even type any more!!

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  4. carl

    Limbaugh is a jerk .Thats why republicans will keep losing elections.
    what a idiot. Anyone who would listening to him is getting Brainwashed.
    RUSH LIMBAUGH don't want a united country, rush is a horrible person.

    Rush keep talking an your Gop party will keep losing elections.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  5. Judy

    Rush Limbaugh will say anything to attract listeners and attention and as an American, he certainly has the right to do so. Nevertheless, a unifier he's not. He should be in show business and stay away from politics. It's evident he knows nothing about politics and our government. He only uses it to advance his cause and pad his pockets with the millions he gets paid.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. Spike Laszt

    It is indicative of Limbaugh's breadth of interest that he cannot even imagine a reason why anyone may not want to talk to him, except out of "fear".

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. C.Foster

    Somebody should check to see if he hitting the drugs again. It is clear that he is delusional. Rush represents all that is wrong with the ills of the country.

    January 26, 2009 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. John Service

    This guy is a big bag of wind. Just go away Rush and do us all a favor....jump off a cliff

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  9. John, Brooklyn, New York

    Yawn. Limbaugh's sense of self-importance is staggering.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. Bolaji

    Would this guy's dealer get a grip!

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  11. f r chapman

    Al Franken was right.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. Dennis

    I don't know of any other person on earth who is doing more to trip America up right now than Limbaugh...he is the most hateful self-important ignoramus I've ever seen/heard in my 55 years on the planet. If you support this idiot: congratulations...you've officially become part of America's problem, not it's solution.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  13. LM75

    Yeah right, I am Obama is real afraid of that blowhard. And you "dittos", shame on your.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  14. Fairness Doctrine

    His radio numbers are dropping like a rock,he will say anything now to stay in the limelight.Hes the biggest scumbag Ive ever seen.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  15. michael

    Wow. Just ... wow. I do believe Rush Limbaugh's head is now actually larger than the universe that previously contained it. He is definitely successful in drumming up controversy for ratings but at what cost? I am sure President Obama wakes up every morning and prays to God that he remain tough in the face of such enemies as Rush Limbaugh. Wow. Just ... wow.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. Shirley in California

    This man is bound for hell. Its just a matter of time.

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

    Dream on, fat boy!

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  18. Obama supporter

    I have no idea why we still continue to give space and time to an overweight, idiotic JUNKIE. Seriously, the fact that people still listen to this fool baffles me. Obama should not have even mentioned him. The best way to deal with people like him is to ignore him. He is only saying all this to get attention. He LOST!! Buh-bye!

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

    This fat drug head need to take a chill pill. Oh I forgot I do take pills.

    No is frightened of him. Get over yourself Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  20. Franklin

    Keep dreaming Rush! You would have to be a man of substance for the President's radar to even pick you up. You are just a sideshow act for the weak minded and worst of all, you know it. It must be hard to live with being such a non-entity.

    January 26, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  21. Sarah

    Rush who?

    January 26, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  22. Judy Miami Fl

    It's time we found out who the advertisers are for his radio show and boycott them –

    He can't wipe the floor President Barack Obama walks on.

    Bigot, ignorant and if I'm not mistaken a drug addict.

    January 26, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  23. Denine

    Rush Limbaugh is a moron. Can we deport him?

    January 26, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  24. Lisa

    This dude is seriously on an ego trip if he thinks that he's good enough to intimidate or "frighten" anyone. Frankly, with a name like "Rush Limbaugh", the idea is actually pretty hillarious.

    January 26, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  25. Sarah McMaster

    Oh, give me a break! Does anyone in America really care what this drug-abusing hate-monger has to say? He's made a living by frightening people about those who aren't like him (i.e., white, wealthy, and Christian). Enough already! It's time for America to come together and work toward a common future. The ilk which listen to the viagra-driven mind of 'Limbag' should consider turning to another station.....

    January 26, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
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