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. Freed_From_W

    Limbaugh is one of my favorite comedians. Everything he says is a joke.

    Limbaugh: Hating what He can't understand for over two decades.

    January 26, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  2. Ric

    Wow. On the contrary, Obama simply ridiculed conservatives who still listen to Limbaugh's mindless rants and just goes to show how scared Limbaugh is at the prospect being marginalized by his so-called base in this new environment. I think Americans are more discerning now than in the past couple of years.

    January 26, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. tennisguypitt

    He should be frightened of a moron, bigot, and insane man like you, Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  4. Anthony

    How can a convicted drug user, and by all accounts, drug pusher even attempt to make judgments from any sort of pedestal. Maybe it's time to start random drug testing to determine what else is in this joke of a human being's system in addition to hot air. Some people will do and say anything to get there 10 seconds of air time.

    January 26, 2009 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  5. Ida

    Does anyone care what Limbaugh thinks anymore ?!?!?!?!?!?
    For someone who talks a lot, he does not have anything intelligent or interesting to say :-/

    January 26, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  6. Dan66

    Yeah, El Rushbo knows all about bi-partisanship eh? When we criticized Bush's disastrous policies, he made us out to be traitors.

    January 26, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  7. John J

    piece of crap needs to be flushed down into toilet and never seen again. same to the rest of his F-n friends. people likes this have a tendency to spark unwant actions from certain people.

    Screw this clown and any one who supports his views. you won't win

    January 26, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    I'm frightened of him too. Every time I look at Limbaugh I cringe and instantly induce vomiting to relieve the nausea!

    January 26, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. EBC

    Rush, nice try buddy but NO cigars. This ploy only makes you look and sound so ignorant. AND you look scary buddy, that's a fact. President Obama is laughing AT YOU, along with all the REPUGS who are licking their wounds after getting their butts whooped on all fronts.

    January 26, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    RUSH, FOR YOUR INFORMATION THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AFRAID AND DISLIKE. FOR INSTANCE, I DISLIKE YOU BUT I'M NOT AFRAID OF YOU SO GET OVER YOURSELF.

    January 26, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  11. Blue is my favourite colour

    I thought everyone was–I'd run from you if I saw you coming my way. You look like a carb-addicted, kiddie-porn addicted monster.

    January 26, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  12. Patricia

    Fat Boy, please!

    January 26, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  13. texas rose

    Rush YAWN, there's an elephant in the room with you.... your ego. However your miniscule mind and lack of education is your greater problem. What a good job you have some equally mindless followers to keep your bills paid otherwise you would be hard pressed to win a janitors job.

    Sorry to all the janitors of the world you do a good job, no slight intended.

    January 26, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. Angie in Pa

    Oh Fat fat Rush the Pills must really be getting to you. If anyone should be afraid of you it should be the Republicans you know why Rush your the gift that keeps on giving to President Obama and the Democrats. Because the more you foam out of the Mouth your senseless Brainless Rants the more People will Support Obama and the Democrats so Rush do the country a favor keep Popping and hopefully OD! Or keep foaming out of the mouth RUSH LIMBAUGH MOST UNAMERICA UNPATRIOTIC PERSON IN THE WORLD!Hahahahahah

    January 26, 2009 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  15. Brad

    Limbaugh is the biggest idiot in the Country. He should just quietly go away and stop giving his input on anything. They need to put him in a mental hospital along with Hannity and the rest of his "Fox Friends".

    January 26, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  16. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    Rush, Rush, Rush ... get over yourself! You are a drug -addict who lied about his habit, you are hoping the Obama and America fail, mocked Michael J. Fox ... I don't really pay much attention but you sure ain't going get through the Pearly Gates ....

    Obama is going to try to " to unify everybody and usher in a new era of bipartisanship and love..." but dyed in the wool, single minded haters with not one redeeming quality are beyond anything positive Obama can do.

    Too low to step on and too slimy to kick": all sound and fury signifying nothing,

    January 26, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  17. Tim

    I'm frightened of Limbaugh too!! Every time I look at his puffy face I cringe at the sight and instantly induce vomiting to relieve the symptoms of nausea that overwhelms me. He truly is scary!!

    January 26, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  18. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Does anyone with half-a-mind really care what limbaugh 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 Limbaugh 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 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  19. shane

    Rush Limbaugh is so out of touch with the American people he aught to be affraid of the 2 million plus people who attended the inaguration becasue we are the ones who are going to cancel his sorry excuse for a show becasue he is going to lose listeners becasue he is stuck in the past of division and partisanship politics and Obama and the American people no matter what party are ready for that "new era of bipartisanship and Love" and finally you know what Rush the American people like the positive renforcement so take your negative talkshow back to where ever you came from.

    January 26, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  20. George

    Get serious Rush! No one is afraid of a drug addled, college dropout blowhard. You are merely a divisive element that has been allowed to stay in the limelight for much too long.

    January 26, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  21. Drug addicted fat ignorant slob

    Obama is freightened of me because I'm such a fat loser, my ears were so sick & tired of hearing me tell ridiculous lies all day that they evolved & stopped listening to me.

    Sincerely,
    Rush the degenerate.

    January 26, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  22. Ruth

    Rush, believe me–no one is afraid of you. You are unamerican and a perfect FAT idiot. Go live some where else. Only idiots listen to you on the radio anyway.

    January 26, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  23. Dick

    Sounds like Rush is getting a little desperate. Hard to take a guy seriously when he won't come out from under his rock to criticize people to their face.

    January 26, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  24. Ronald Robinson

    This is the type of people that keep the world divided, Get a LIFE not a Rush.

    January 26, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  25. Elizabeth in Texas

    Rush, go ahead. You are going to die a sad, lonely, old man.

    January 26, 2009 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
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