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. paul (staunch Moderate)

    Keep on listening to this clown and the Republican Party will be flushed down the toilet.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  2. Sal Marino

    My only comment for Rush Limbaugh is that he's unpatriotic. Shouldn't we all support the president? Isn't that what Rush, Fox News and others on the far right preached for eight years? Rush Limbaugh is no better than Benedict Arnold as far as I'm concerned. He is a traitor to his country.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  3. liv pertzoff

    Oh, I wouldn't be so sure of that, Rush. Hello? Rush? Hello? Are you joking again?

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  4. sety

    Rush Limbaugh, you are a big fool. Our President Barack Obama, who is also your "PRESIDENT" is not scared of you. I am sure he feel sorry for you. We, citizens of United States feel sorry for you.

    As from today, any evil you wish the President will go back to you. Any negative requests you wish, I wish all upon you.

    I also ask God to take control of you. You are so senseless and childish. You call yourself a christian which you are not, God will definitely take control of you.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. kay

    This Limbaugh needs to get over himself as he's no longer relevant. His more than 15 minutes of fame are over and he's only a mean-spirited SOB as are most of his proponents. Power mad and pitiful.

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. The Bu

    Tell Rush to go grab his, uhum...meds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and SHUT UP!!! You make conservatives look bad Rush!

    January 26, 2009 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  7. Bill

    Rush is the Foghorn Leghorn of talk radio.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. Stu-Florida

    Rushs' name should be Richard Cranium.

    Now he's enjoying what he perceives, is the limelight. Undermining a need for this country to get back on track. What a lowlife. He's trying to undermine a great Presidents' hope and determination to do so! He's also trying to undermine all of us that stand behind Obama. He's trying to make a bigger name for himself than his well nourished body!

    He has the intellegence of a tree frog.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. Matt - Florida

    It's like watching Ali vs Holmes. Poor Limbaugh just doesn't realize his time has past. You crooked old hack, it's time to retire.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  10. Canadian soccer mom

    Delusions of grandeur.

    Sorry for the typo.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  11. Debbie

    Sounds like Rush is back to popping pills. That'll make you hallucinate, which is obviously what's happening here.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  12. Sleepless in Colorado

    Would you please stop giving this idiot press! He says whatever he wants and most of the time he doesn't sound like he has a clue what he's talking about. Limbaugh is afraid of his own shadow.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Gary Gatewood

    Sorry Rush, NOBODY is afraid of YOU! Who could be afraid of a big mouthed, un-American, racist, drug addict, hypocrite that is hoping for the failure of an American President! Sorry Rush, the polls are closed. We the People reject you and your divisive BS. Now go away!

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  14. Sandy in Washington

    Once again, Rush Limbaugh proves how delusional his thinking is by opening his mouth. But I guess a radio pulpit is a pretty safe place from which to spout his hate and discontent. I will celebrate the day when he is no longer littering the airwaves...

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  15. Don Judd

    Yeah, he's scared Rush. Scared to invite you over for dinner because there might be a drug bust in the White House with you there. Or scared you and your Klan buddies might want to have a "talk" with him. After all, we all know from your stint as an NFL commentator how you feel about minorities right?

    This is just another dumb redneck looking to extend his career on the president's coat tails. Rush, your fifteen minuted of fame ended about 10 years ago. Go home and give it up. I'm sure there's a pill bottle in the medicine cabinet waiting for you.

    January 26, 2009 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  16. bco

    nobody's frightened of you, you old windbag

    you don't even deserve upper case letters or punctuation

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  17. Sue

    Limbaugh is as absurd as he is irrelevant.

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  18. s

    And I'm the pope

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. Gloria

    This nut needs to be in a mental institution.

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Why would anyone be afraid of gasbag Rush Limbaugh? Just give him another pill and send him on his way. What a waste of skin!

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  21. Donovan

    The only "fear" Obama has of Limbaugh is the bills he'd rack up from his Oxy habit if a national health plan ever emerged! Who listens to this wacko anymore? Oh yeah ... right wing evangelical nutjobs.

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  22. Killa Bee

    He's afraid you might steal any prescrips in his medicine cabinet.

    January 26, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  23. Ann

    Joe the Plumber, you got a job to do, please fix Limbaugh filthy mouth, its stincking.

    January 26, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  24. budburgoonclark

    "mr" Limburger ... you are LESS than the toe-jamb under my toenails. Go take some more drugs and leave decent people like PRESIDENT Obama alone.

    January 26, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  25. Old White Virginia Female

    Rush, take another pill and take a long, long, long nap. You are truly sick.

    January 26, 2009 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
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