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. Oregon speaks

    Even Obama can't unite everyone. There are always going to be people so pig headed that they really aren't even capable of thinking anything outside of their self serving garbage. I sincerely doubt the President of the United States is afraid of Rush Limbaugh, a man so obsessed with himself that he can't think of his country first. This is a guy who wants our country to go through four years of hell so he can get somebody he wants in office. Pathetic really. NOBODY should listen to Rush.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  2. William

    Rush Limbaugh is a druggy and the fact that people still listen to him scare me.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  3. Roger D.

    What a pitiful little man!
    Rush, please just go away!!!!

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  4. Dave D'Agostino

    Thanks Rush!!! Your tirades against President Obama are galvanizing people to the realization that your vitriolic attacks are nothing more than attempts to increase ratings for your radio show. I wrote you off in the aftermath of your Donovan McNabb comments whose nonresponse shows he is by far the superior person. It was great when you attacked Powell for supporting Obama just because he was black; it was so absurd that even some acquaintances who listened to you were beginning to wonder if you were off your rocker. Your latest comments, take your pick, are so ridiculous that even your most ardent listeners are beginning to think that maybe Obama is who we should be listening to not you. Keep up the good work

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  5. alvino

    As I recall, there was a movie where the Blob terrorized a whole city. I am not surprised that a person who is so large, he has not seen his feet in years, would scare people.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  6. LD in CO

    Perhaps he doesn't want to waste his time on him.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. Limbaugh Is VERY SCARY

    Any decent, educated, normal person should be afraid of Rush Limbaugh and the hate he spews.

    Simply a repulsive human being, no matter what your politics.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  8. Mike Walters

    Rush is such a headline hungry hack. What a joke, yea... Obama is afraid of you, afraid you'll try to steal his sandwich! You are pitifully clinging to a selfish fearful mindset, good luck with that, were all moving forward.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  9. cindy

    Rush is a Bamboo. Who does he think he is?

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  10. nane

    what a stupid guy ,,, more he get attention more jerk he gets
    what a morone

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. J.

    This guy makes me physically ill.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  12. Sandra Dee

    Yeah, I am afraid of you too, Limbaugh, as is Colin Powell (since he also said to stop listening to you). The last time the public was this misled, the person's first name was Adolph.

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Caroline Anderson from Alaska

    Bush and Limbaugh: A Real Life Dumb and Dumber

    January 26, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  14. js

    Sigh ... such an annoying man. Who cares what you think anymore? You're a dinosaur .. go away.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  15. Mario in Texas

    I think Rush just refilled his prescriptiion for Oxycontin again.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. bobbie

    Actually, that shaking is not from fear, but from laughter at your pomposity!

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  17. The Federalist

    The only individuals who are afraid of Rush the Blowhard are pharmamacy reps not want to give that pill popping blow fish free samples.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  18. Henry

    It is best but very difficult to ignore a moron like the Comedian Rush. Guess I will have to try harder.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  19. taylor

    RUSH LIMBAUGH, I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE A LITTLE JEALOUS OF OBAMA. LET,S SEE, HE IS GOODLOOKING AND YOU ARE NOT. HE IS FIT, YOU DON,T HOLD A CANDLE THERE. HE IS INTELECTUAL AND INTELLIGENT AND YOU ARE NEITHER. BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT HE'S A CARING MAN.YOU COME ACROSS AS A HATEFUL WANNUBE WHO TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  20. James

    I highly doubt Obama is frightened of Rush Limbaugh. Obama has the secret service to protect him in the worst case scenario and he could probably order Rush killed if he felt Rush was the slightest threat. The pill popper is pretty harmless.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  21. mstercor

    i highly doubt president obama is afraid of this idiot

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  22. Edward

    The form of conservatism that the far right preaches is dying, it simply cannot stand the test of time in such a diverse nation. Intolerant people like Rush Limbaugh will ensure that it does not last.

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  23. We love our President ! !

    How long has it been since we've been able to say that??!!

    sorry to disappoint you Limbaugh but President Obama is simply disgusted by you – as are many...

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  24. Steve in NYC

    LOL Anybody who seriously considers what this delusional drugadict has to say is not metally fit. He is an embarrasment to the educated, serious right who want to move this country forward. Regardless whether you are from the left or the right, wouldn't you want the president's policies to be succesful and get us out of this hole?

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  25. Mia and Mike

    Rush sounds like a pathetic, washed-up commentator. The only insight I have of him now is through CNN, and the story line ain't sounding so good. Last Dance anyone?

    January 26, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
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