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. francee

    He's a sad, lonely man who spits out negative ideas to his followers who by the way are just like him. It's a new day and a new generation. No longer is this country led by people who use fear and anger to rule.
    So he's making a lot of money...I'd bet he trade all those dollar bills for a loving wife and two beautiful children to go home to, like our President. The best thiing to do is to ignore him. He'd be funny, if he wasn't so pitiful.

    January 26, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  2. keith cummings

    ... time for everyone to grab the line and pull together. People like Limbaugh should be sent to prison for disturbing a nation's peace.

    January 26, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. Alex

    This "shock jock" named Limbaugh, he precisely the reason why the Republican Party cannot get their act together. As a lifelong member of the Republican Party, I absolutely reject this clown (Limbaugh) as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and it's values that I have held throughout my life. It is apparent, at least to me, that his abuse of narcotics and pain medications has affected his reasoning. I have and will continue to evaluate President Obama's decisions using a fair and objective standard and not the extremist and radical idiocy of Rush Limbaugh who obviosuly thinks so highly of himself and his cleaverness (NOT!)

    January 26, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. JD

    Rush Limbaugh is a big, fat idiot. Tell him I said "hi", too.

    January 26, 2009 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  5. CP

    This guy is one sick puppy! He is so full of himself!

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Limpbaugh, you've been a loud mouthed slob ever since you started radio. It's a sad thing when some one like you is allowed to use OUR air time to slander our Presidents. Your a disgrace to the human race. Your mean spirited, hateful, arrogant, stupid, and UGLY.... And those are the good things I would say about you. I would tell you to go away but people like you are to stupid to understand what I am saying to you. As for President Obama being afraid of you ... Yah, right. Not in your biggest wet dream would Obama be afraid of the likes of you. Your not even a piss ants shadow compaired to President Obama so why would he be afraid of you... Go somewhere and fall off the earth why dontcha??

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. Mary

    Obama does not want anyone to disagree with him!! I don't think Limbaugh has anything to do with if Obama fails or not. Obama is his worst enemy!!

    God Bless us all!!!!

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  8. Chuck

    Is this guy for real? I mean seriously? He opens his mouth and fills the space with garbage..... can someone pls make this windbag shut up for once?

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. Dave

    Is this guy, Rush, even relevant? Does anyone actually listen to his blather? Please, Mr Limbaugh, go hang out with yer buddy, Cheney, and be quiet. Far too contentious, whether you agree with him or not. He's only saying harsh things to keep on the air. Useless windbag...

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  10. Patrick

    Whether you like Limbaugh or not, when the administartion refers to him directly it gives him credibility. That's why O'Reilly never mentions Olberman by name; it keeps the other person from gaining any sort of credibility. The Obama administartion would be unwise to continue a spat of words with a radio talk show host.

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. Caligirl


    You are a hateful trash!!!!

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  12. ANNA

    Rush Is clearly a racist. Get over it Rush..he won and he is YOUR president!

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  13. Derrick

    What a pompus clown. Two wars, a financial crisis, global warming, etc. I believe President Obama has more things to be frightned about than you.

    Mr Limbaugh. locate your pills, pop a few, and chill.

    Derrick, Dallas, Texas

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  14. Mikee

    ooo I'm scaaared

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  15. Sue

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha takes a breath of air hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha takes another breath of air

    I can't stop laughing.

    Limbaugh should be on Comedy Centeral !

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  16. Don't fear the reaper

    Dude, I'm scared of Limbaugh too, but that's only because I'm afraid of what sort of garbage is waiting to come out of his mouth.

    January 26, 2009 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  17. patrick

    this man is pertinent now because????? really can this drug addict wind bag go away. Rush we aren't afraid of you, we are afraid of your ideas. Look what they did for us the last 8 years. Go away. Can you and Ann Coulter go do whatever disgusting place you came from and stay there. Try Venezuela or Cuba, you fit right in with their media. UGGGG, i mean I have had to have this pest around for way to long. You make Oreilly look smart you windbag.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  18. Brad

    Afraid? Do this man's ignorance and hubris know no boundaries? Obama merely dismissed him as the worthless purveyor of selfishness and stupidity that he is. Why is this dropout junkie even famous?

    Rush does have one thing right though. He probably is more influential than any of the republicans left in Washington.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. Dick M

    Limbaugh who?

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  20. Bonnie

    What an idiot Limbaugh is. He's so addled by drugs he thinks he's important. Just shut up already. Your party is out and a new era of hope is here.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  21. hcm

    keep eating those pills Rush.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  22. Christolyn Shepard

    Shut Up Rush – You're a loser and a racist.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  23. Lynn in NM

    Sorry, Rush. He's not afraid of you. He is the "chosen one". The media has his back, no matter what happens.

    January 26, 2009 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  24. Tim

    What's going on, Rush? Are the meds getting the better of you again?

    January 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  25. Joanna

    The only scary thing about you rush is that you put false info in peoples heads. This is a dangerous thing rush and you know it. Some fool will believe you. Your lies and hate mongering can lead to nothing good. Oh where was all this outrage when your boy g, bush was having his way with all of us? But i guess that was OK?

    January 26, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
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