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. Nicole from Ohio

    Will someone please tell this obese demagogue to shut the hell up? Oh, that's right, he actually has millions of idiotic people that actually LISTEN to what he has to say. How pathetic.

    January 26, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. Irma in North Carolina

    Rush it sounds like you are one of the bigest racits that this country has. You know what goes around comes around. Perhaps you should of listened to Dr. Kings speech maybe you would learn a thing or two. I take it that you are a Sarah lover. Did you ever realize that all her hate speeches is what made Mccain loose the election.

    January 26, 2009 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  3. Rita Cartwright

    Limbaugh must be off his meds. He needs to take one of his pills. If he wants President Obama to fail, that means the country fails, which includes him.

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  4. smiff

    Seems rather awkward to turn the media machine on a radio talk show host. Obama shouldnt be afraid of anyone unless he has reason to be. If you have nothing to hide why be afraid. Ol dummy Bush at least didnt sit around crying about the lefty conspiracy against him. Either he was genuinely so far above his detractors that they didnt exist or so arrogant he didnt care. Obama cannot, in any century, not be accused of being meek and lowly, so he may have cause for concern. Especially if the likes of Hannity and Limbaugh get inside his noggin. Then again the pounding drums of worship may be subsiding.....NOOOOT!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. Viet Vet

    You really should lay off the hillbilly heroin there Limplips, you are dillusional and a legend in your own mind.

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  6. chad in avery, ca.

    hey rush!
    take 30 or so oxys and relax.
    we are not even a week in and your so excited about the new dem
    to rip into your about to pop! (or you look like your going to pop)
    you have at least four years to tell the world all of your jokes.
    one thing is for sure rush, when the economy begins to recover and job numbers go up, stocks return to a climb, and the war in iraq is over and bin laden is dead, you will still be preaching hate and lies to the few republicants who still believe you. the rest of us will just laugh cause after all, your just a joke.

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  7. Sue Erlewine

    Rush must be desparate for ratings. He's realizing his type of showmanship is over. So long, Rush.

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  8. Nick - West Hills (L.A.), CA

    Country First!

    Go Rush!

    Yes, of course we want Obama to fail. That's the American Way.

    If it's not from the extreme right wing, it's un-American!

    (Said with extreme sarcasm! Rush, you're an idiot. Go away)

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  9. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    PS Does anybody really take this mouth without a brain seriously?

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  10. Alaskim

    What a pig.

    January 26, 2009 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. Abby from Florida

    umm right

    January 26, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. Thomas, Illinois

    NO! What's frighten is YOU...

    January 26, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  13. Karl

    I wonder. If we put Limburger through a water filtration plant, do you believe it will sanitize him or damage the water more?

    January 26, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  14. Lori in Pa

    I don't always agree with Obama's policys, but Limbaugh is acting like a big cry baby. Reps and Dems need to work together and get things done !

    January 26, 2009 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  15. Samilton

    He needs to dig a hole – a deep one – and then crawl into it!

    January 26, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. Independent in DC

    This guy is a legend in is own mind LOL

    So the President is afraid of Limbaugh because he told Congressional GOP leaders to tune out his pessimism and divisiveness LOL This guy is truly a joke. I got to respect his hustle though. He sure knows how to make a headline and keep his ratings up cause in the end that's what all these ludicrous outbursts are about.

    January 26, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  17. sam

    Stop reporting on Limbaugh, I don't care what he has to say the guys a clown. Fill this segment with memorable Obama quotes please. Thanks.

    January 26, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  18. Whyne in Toronto

    Why is ruSh-shut-up been given the time of day? CNN-NBC-ABC and other reputable news media- Stop reporting what this jerk is saying...

    Haven't you notice that in order for him to keep getting his 38 million a year, he's doing it off your back? When you mention his name he's laughing all the way to the bank... Just STOP ALREADY!!!

    January 26, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. laura

    LOL!!!!! .......... best ............. joke .................... EVER! pig!

    January 26, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  20. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Does anyone with half-a-mind really care with this gas-bag says or thinks? He should have been banned from the airwaves back in the 90s when he counted the days that the country was being held hostage. If Republicans or Conservatives really pay attention to what Limbarf says they will understand that he doesn't give a whit about them or the country – he is just looking to make a buck.

    January 26, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  21. Desmond Sequeira

    SIMPLE: The GOP wants to completely self-destruct (if it has not already done so)? Keep feeding this RUSH OF SEWAGE

    January 26, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  22. BJZ

    I don't know about the president, but I sure am scared and sick to death of Limbaugh. If ever there was a bag of wind who represents all that is wrong with conservatives, he's the man!

    January 26, 2009 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  23. Bridgette-PA

    He scares me too with a face like that! SATAN IN HIS BEST DISGUISE!

    January 26, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  24. maria, from los angeles, california

    RUSH LIMBAUGH IS A FREAK, AND A COVER UP FOR THE KKK, he represents everything wrong with america, sprinkled with hatred and racism.

    January 26, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  25. Linda32

    Oh my!!!! Rush is funny, not to mention crazy. Maybe he and Blago should do a show together.

    January 26, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
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