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. Jason

    Mr. Limbaugh, he's probably scared that the ignorance you spew will effect the weak minded. Its legitimate, we as a society have worked very hard to stray from ignorance and ignore the tirades of old drug addicts.

    However on the other hand, there isn't too much to worry about with you where I live... You are after all, on AM radio.

    It is truly sad to think that you could be the most influential person of your party. It pains me even more to think that neither you or your audience have not taken in to account how severely your brain has been damaged and altered due to years of drug abuse.

    January 26, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  2. Conservative Jay

    It's so sad that our party allow LImbaugh to represent us. Think about it! He's a drug addict, a liar, a fornicator (remember the viagra) and yet we allow to represent the "conservative" values of our party. It's just ridiculous. Everyone should stop listening to this man as he helps to ruin and kill the Republican Party.

    January 26, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  3. JJ

    Why would President Obama be frightened of a pill popping addict?

    January 26, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  4. Amir

    BIPARTISANSHIP is a melding of partisan ideas resulting in a compromise.

    Democrats today want nothing of the sort but rather seek BI-PARTY agreement, which is when republicans CAVE in to democratic demands.

    Rush Limbaugh said it better today: "Obama said, Well, you know, "I won." I'm going to trump you on that. We're not going to do that. Well, where's the bipartisanship, President Obama? There is no bipartisanship in President Obama's plan. President Obama's definition of bipartisanship is when Republicans cave and agree with his plan so he can then claim it's bipartisan. But he's not compromising on anything here."

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. Noans, South Pasadena

    I guess hate still sells, especially from a lonely, overweight, documented prescription drug addict, Rush Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  6. s

    No Rush, what President Obama is concerned about is what the people who listen to you will do to please you. They will begin showing racial hatred and inflicting undo suffering on innocent Americans who have every right to express their fondness for this new administration and President . Don't you remember how Gov. Palin tried to use race bating during her campaign and how it only flammed the fires of hatred in this country. This unAmerican talk of hoping this President fails is very disturbing and you will be responsible for all the hatred and pain that comes from this. And for what, ratings, fame or do you have a desire to split the country like during the civil war because that's where this kind of radio bullying is headed.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  7. Rob

    Please stop covering stories Rush Limbaugh. Hes a fanatical one trick pony whose welcome on the meda landscape has expired. Like Hannity and the cloven hoofed coulter- rush's rantings have become just pathetic. Lets tell the news, not highlight anyone moron's zealotry.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  8. Rushes Lambaughs

    To me, Rush sounds like a dictator, an outsider, someone who wants to create a chaos in this country. This is not CUba, china, nor Russia. YOu wanna have these views go to Russia and see where that takes you. Only in America. He is a racist, divider, who got lucky under the bush administration. He is making million of dollars for saying absolutely nothing on the radio. Nobodody in their right mind should ever listen to this guy.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  9. Sonia Barnwll

    Mr. Limbaugh, it's people like you that is the reason why our economy is in such a shamble, you are a no body, go back to doing your drugs, you moron. You are a very uneducated big mouth, no one's scared of you, you should be scared of the fact that, you may get shut down, mouth almighty..........you such and your show sucks...........get a life and go on slim fast..............

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  10. Lori

    Limbaugh is a complete idiot. He claims to love America but wants to see the President fail before he even does anything. Where was Limbaugh's outrage when the Republicans were running our country down to the ground.

    President Obama is not frightened by Limbaugh. President Obama has the will of the people, high approval ratings by most Americans and the goodwill of the world, and Limbaugh is respected by uneducated, racist, rednecks (those few millions that listen to his radio show). Trust me, Obama is not afraid of that. What Americans are afraid of is that there are people who listen to Limbaugh that also want to see Obama and America fail. THAT IS WHAT EVERYONE IS AFRAID OF. And that is unpatriotic!

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  11. Robert La Prad

    Oh Rush, you're such a junkie and a big, fat jerk. I just don't know what to make of you!

    I bet they would like you more in some other country, like Turkey.
    Please take your dittoheads with you.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  12. Malcolm in St Louis

    what a pompous blimp. Clearly off his meds. again.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  13. Brandon from WI

    The only thing Obama is afraid of is that Rush will look at his daughters the wrong way. Rush might think he is back in Guatamala (known for under-age prostitution). That's where Rush was busted coming from with all of the illegal viagra he had.

    January 26, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. Sandra, Atlanta

    Oh please! I hardly doubt Obama gives much thought to him at all.

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  15. pat

    so we all are rush, so we all are

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  16. Allen In North Carolina

    As Clint Eastwood would say....... " A Guy Like That Needs To Shut His Face ".......

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  17. john

    why do people listen to this lunatic?? He is not God He is not even informative....

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  18. Paul Stuart

    Does this pill popping idiot actually believes President of USA is afraid of him?

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  19. John Holroyd

    Rush Limbaugh's grasp of reality is tenuous, at best. He is clearly suffering from delusions of adequacy and is now totally irrelevant.

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  20. Joel

    If it helps you sleep better at night, Rush.

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  21. Vivian

    Oh pleeeessssee!! I think you are more afraid of him...or rather, what he represents (which is the majority of us here Americans!). Your take on the world is quickly becoming obsolete....thank GOD!!

    Time to retire Rush. BYE, BYE

    January 26, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  22. John

    Not only is President Obama scared of you, we are all in awe of you; you great big gorgeous hunk of a conservative, red state, head up your own, but I digress, talk show commentator!

    Keep the faith baby, only a week less than 8 years to go!

    January 26, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  23. Chris Kirkpatrick

    It seems to be ages ago that I admired Rush Limbaugh as the outspoken truth-teller that he was. My father was enamored with his conservativism. Today, he seems to be the ancient, toothless lion who makes a lot of noise but can't do much, a mere irrevalence, a partisan who cares more about close-minded Republican dogma than truth.

    January 26, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    SURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Somebody so educated, intelectual, and sophisticated like President Barack Obama is going to be scared of somebody like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET A LIFE MR. LIMBAUGH

    January 26, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  25. Jkay - KCMO

    Great comeback Gibbs!!! I love, just love, this new beginning!!

    January 26, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
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