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. renee

    .....shut up you big fat pig!

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  2. Laura

    More like Rush Lame-o is scared of Obama. If, God forbid, Obama did "usher in a new era of bipartisanship and love" then Rush would see his ratings drop, wouldn't he?

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  3. Tony Independent

    What a poor soul Limbaugh is. What we do not need right now is someone hoping that our president fails in clearing up the mess that Limbaugh helped create. RL is a born loser, a negative white bigoted person that lives in the past. The electorate have clearly stated that persons like him are no longer appreciated. Obama should ignore him entirely and treat him with the disdain that he rightfully deserves. Anything more would provide him with the attention which he craves so desperately to feed his overblown ego.

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. dbacchus

    Limbauch is scared indeed: scared of the dropping ratings of his circus.

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  5. Right on Rush!!

    Rush speaks the truth. There must be a counterweight to the slobbering mainstream media that is having a love affair with Obama. They are not doing their job–it's the death of journalism as we know it and it will be to our peril if they don't stop.

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

    What's frightening about Limbaugh are the number of people who rubber stamp his rhetoric. I can't imagine why anyone would listen to a prescription drug abuser.

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. BeefyDaddy

    Why does Rush hate America so much?

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  8. Chris, State College

    I do not think Obama is afraid of you, he sees you Limbaugh as division monger that you are. If you really wanted to do a service to the nation, you would keep your bigoted, biased, and controversial comments to yourself.

    January 26, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  9. MsRotten

    Hey Rush, NO ONE is "frightened" of you!! The only thing you are to anyone is NAUSEATING! Do the World a favor and overdose on your Oxy; and do it soon please!

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

    Rush, the fat drug addicted draft dodger must be sniffing his old shoes.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  11. Lisa

    Is Rush on drugs again, maybe he should check into rehab. Instead of spreading his message of hate he should be trying to support our new president, does he not realize if Obama fails the country and the world will fail.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  12. deb in Colo

    What a big wind bag....

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  13. Angie-OH

    rush "drugged out" jerk. nobody is frightened of you. please. PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT. OH GOODNESS,PLEASE. LOL!!!! you are good for a laugh. you are giving the gop a bigger blackeye then they already have. you haven't figured out WHY the repubs lost? And not only lost but REALLY LOST BIG!!! so you stupid ignorant druggie, keep on with you crazy rants. I need a laugh while THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GET ON WITH FIXING THINGS THAT THE FORMER president dumb bell bush (aka welfare king. living off working Americans) made a mess of over the last 8 years.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  14. TC

    Rush, you are as loony as Rod Blagojevich, and that's pretty darn loony. Get over yourself already.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. lynne

    I think the man really needs those drugs.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    You should be afraid of yourself!! Obama is not afraid of you, he is just much smarter than you!!!

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  17. Always enough

    You have major issues with yourself that you will try and put someone else down to make you feel big. I lift you up to God in prayer.

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

    bush was suppose to be a unifer,but look what happened.
    rush is full of hot air,one stick with a pin and he flies into the air and drops down we know not were.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  19. Susan

    Limbaugh is nothing more than garbage......nothing he says has any worth or value. He's a bitter, very angry person. He's actually laughable! The sad part is, he takes himself seriously.....

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

    scared? why has it not occurred to this prescription drug junkie that he's not worth anyone's time anymore and the only way he gets any attention is by making outrageous comments?

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  21. BAM

    This guy likes to hear himself talk – big ego – sounds like he's still on drugs.

    January 26, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. donald

    Why would Obama be afraid of an Oxycotin addict who should be in prison!? All this clown is good for is sucking wind, and he sure has had way more than 15 minutes of fame allows.

    Obama is right on the mark, the GOP has not learned a thing since their Nov 4 drubbing. If you think some jerk of a clown like Limbaugh is going to get you back to power, then you're on Oxycotin too!

    The American people are fed up with the likes of scumbags like him. However, I want this idiot to stay drugged up because the more he opens his big, fat mouth, the deeper the GOP hole gets.

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

    I think it's funny obama is worried about Rush. I would like to address this so called agent of change... I would like obama to answer this directly and maybe explain to us on the Rush show how he spent $120 Million when the world's economy is falling apart...

    Headlines this date 4 years ago

    "Republicans Spending $42 Million on Inauguration While Troops Die in Unarmored Humvees"

    "Bush Extravagance Exceeds Any Reason During Tough Economic Times"

    "Fat Cats Get Their $42 Million Inauguration Party, Ordinary Americans Get the Shaft"

    Headlines Today

    "Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $120 million"

    "Obama Spends $120 Million on Inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"

    "Everyman Obama Shows America How to Celebrate"

    "Citibank Executives Contribute $8 Million to Obama Inauguration"

    Nothing like fair & unbiased coverage of the news !!!

    January 26, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  24. gl, Pittsburgh

    Limbaugh and Palin are what most American voted against. He is a very blunt racist towad Africa American. You are the one that is a joke and Africa American will not sit back and let you disrepect our President. You really don't won't to go their with a civil war.

    January 26, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  25. LouieLou

    This man is missing some marbles! He foolish, and not worth listening to. What a dis-service to his audience.

    January 26, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
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