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. George

    Rush Limberger is a legend in his own mind...

    January 26, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. Zion

    Yes Rush he is afraid of you because you could cost him the election.....Uh, Oh... He's already won. LOL Hey has that bigoted crowd of listeners dwindled.

    January 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  3. Jon

    More like Obama doesn't have time to deal with mindless fools when the country has more important things to worry about than partisan rhetoric from political hacks.

    January 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  4. Grace

    Grow up Rush. You're part of the problem. You don't promote unity. With you it's always us against them.

    January 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. Dennis

    Don't flatter yourself Rush. You are irrelevant and most thinking people could give a rat's behind what you have to say or think.

    January 26, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  6. dani

    This guy is a joke all he does is talk about the same thing over and over ,his radio show is a puppet show how can a normal person listen to this drug addict and liar .

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. Laurens R. Hunt

    Regardless of political persuasion few talk show hosts behave as unprofessionally as Rush Limbaugh does. Independently of the balance of power there will always be an ample turnout of conservative republican voters, and plenty of these constituents disapprove of Mr. Limbaugh's tactics. He is fully entitled to his beliefs, but he will continue to accumulate many enemies along the way.

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. Elizabeth Iledare

    It is in Obama's best interest to ignore Limbaugh indefinitely. He has nothing intellegent to say. It doesn't make sense to respond to a fool.

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  9. SURE!!

    I am scared of you too!!! You're such a creepy, druggie psychopaph!!!

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  10. Eurotaz

    Just goes to show you what an idiot Rush rreally is. It should not matter who our president is or what party we belong to. The simple truth is that we are all Americans and no matter who our president is, we must choose to want to see him succeed!!! If you are wanting to see Obama fail, then you might as well join a terrorist party because they are the ones who want to see our American leader fail. I did not vote for Obama but he has my support and I hope for all of us that he will succeed.

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  11. Chetan

    Obama afraid of Limbaugh?! Is an elephant ever afraid of a barking stray dog on the street?!

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  12. Bill

    Afraid of a fat drug addict!? Doubt it.

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  13. Speider

    Everyone is afraid of Limbaugh...especially when he's hungry!

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  14. Robert martinez

    Limbaugh now more than ever is lost in his battle of hate and disdain against a man and a party that will be among the greatest in American political history based on their overall success. More importantly, however, RL's inability to rally his party to a similar level of despise indicates he is very much alone. His hate is slowly disposing of his core. I suppose it could end well, His fall could thrust him into a dark enough place that he decides to become a productive human being.

    January 26, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  15. Keaau girl

    HA HA He is what I call a comedian! he should be in a movie like "Dumb and Dumber"

    January 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  16. Bill / California

    I don't think even Rush Limbaugh is stupid enough to think the President is 'afraid' of him. He is smart enough, however, to know the more he makes these bonehead comments, the more CNN and Fox News other entertainment channels disguised as news channels will report on them.

    January 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  17. jaydog

    Does anyone really care what this weirdo junkie really thinks anymore? I didn't vote for Obama but I want him to succeed, maybe Rush is back on the pills again..

    January 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Gary H

    Limbaugh really does desparetly want to be relevant. He doesn't realize that the only media that pays attention to him is the CNN political ticker. Which is pretty much the funny pages.

    January 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. Truth teller

    This man needs to shut up. he is just craving for attention.

    January 26, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  20. Rhino

    Rush Limbaugh is an overblown, pompous idiot that unfortunately has a microphone. Unfortunately for America, he has nothing constructive to contribute to the conversation. My mother taught me that if I couldn't say something nice or constructive, that I should keep my mouth shut. Gibbs has the right idea. Who cares what the heck Rush thinks?

    January 26, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  21. MFC

    You are a jerk, an obese one too. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. You are the worst example of an American that could ever be witnessed. However, what do you care? You are a sick, morbidly obese poor example of a human being who has money and little else. Pop another pill to calm your raging insecurities that will never subside, because they are real, not imagined. The worst thing I could wish on you is for you to continue to live your lonely, shallow life knowing the next phase of your inadequate existence will be spent making up for the present. There is always a price to pay, and brother you are so screwed.

    God bless and keep Obama, and a pox on rush limburger.

    January 26, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  22. bratley02

    Obama scared of an oversized, pill popping mouthpiece for an adminstration that left this country involved in two unwinnable wars and an economy gasping for air? If he is scared of anything, its that this country is in so much trouble, in so many areas, that there may be no digging out. Thank you George.

    January 26, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  23. no cal rt

    Rush is the problem if he was all that then why won't he run for office .But first he must disclose his Drug problem

    January 26, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  24. Phyllis Miner

    Limbaugh is a nincompoop which proves if you don't have anything intelligent to say or any constructive solution to a problem you just mutter nonsense. He doesn't deserve any airtime much less getting paid for uttering such jibberish.

    January 26, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  25. Karin

    Limbaugh can only wish that Obama is afraid of him. This man has been a joke for years. The old saying "Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself.

    January 26, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
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