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. Mary

    Laughable.

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  2. Jenny V

    I think that Rush has no respect for America. Whether you are Republican or Democrat- you need to respect the President. If he doesn't know that- he doesn't know anything! Maybe the pills had a lingering affect.

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. Thomas Paine

    When you look up the words Hubris and Arrogance in the dictionary there is a picture of Rush Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  4. Charles Stoll

    Only Bigots, Homophobes and the etreme radicals you pretend to fear listen to this man. He is nothing but a snake oil salesman whose future should be curled up with a botttle of oxycontin with Ann Coulter, not pushing his divisive ramblings on the radio. He is far more offensive that Imus ever could be and Hoping the president fails at this juncture of 3 million out of work amounts to insightment and treason from my perspective. Here ye you nay sayers, where is the FCC now with their fine books?

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  5. Doug in New Mexico

    I do believe that Rush has taken one to many drugs and it is dismantled what was left of his thought processes. My word, how can someone so ignorant and ill informed of reality get paid so much?

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  6. Not Sure

    Rush is delusional. He'd be better off if he cut back on the Oxycontin.

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  7. Susan, Albany, NY

    Yes, and me too.

    You scare a hell lot of people.

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. Chuck

    You are a blow hard and a half wit. Why would anyone be frightened of you or your buddy Hannity. You two hide behind your microphones without any solutions in mind.

    January 26, 2009 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  9. Patrick

    Rush needs to get over himself. Obama's point was that conservatives shouldn't get in the divisive and hateful mindset that Limbaugh has. Nobody is frightened of Rush Limbaugh, he lost all of his credibility after becoming a pill-head and escaping charges by going to rehab (somehow forgetting that he believed that drug addicts shouldn't be able to escape charges by going to rehab).

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  10. Patricia

    Rush Limbaugh needs to go away. He is destructive and very old news. I think it is great that our President isn't afraid to speak out about people who are not accountable for anything they say. We all need to be personally accountable for our actions and words and Rush Limbaugh is not. Go away Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  11. ConsiderThis, FL

    Limbaugh is a puddle of puke. Nobody is frightened of you Rush, we're all sick of you!

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  12. SDB

    Obama should take Limbaugh's advice and knowledge to heart because at least Limbaugh wants to work in a truly bipartisan way and knows what he is talking about.

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  13. Bobbie in Maryland

    If this idiot wants the President to fail in his efforts, that, by definition, means that he wants America to fail. What is WRONG with this picture?????
    Go Obama!

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  14. tee

    Just like the nutcase that he is, he is trying to blame President Obama for dividing this country. He has made millions off the division of this country, He could care less about the poor souls that follow him. If this country fail, they fail, but Ruch will be alright. Would not throw them a bone.

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  15. Keith, Ohio

    Rush take your medication! Please do not skip a dosage, you seem to get "crazy" when you don't take your medication!

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  16. bill

    GO TO HELL LIMAUGH.SO YOU WANT OBAMA TO FAIL .THUS AMERICA FAILS.YOU BIG MOUTH BIGIT.HAVE SHOUT OFF YOUR BIG DUMB MOUTH ONCE TOO OFTEN.there are places for people like you.rot in hell.bigmouth bigit

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  17. rr

    I listen to rush all the time but i will never listen to him again not because Obama says so but because alot of people are loosing their jobs and all he care about is his rep party.

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  18. AMERICA FIRST!

    RUSH LIMBAUGH IS LIKE SARA PALIN, IF YOU IGNORE HIM AND CNN PUTTING HIM IN THEIR "NEWS" HE MIGHT GO AWAY. HE IS OBVIOUSLY ANTI-AMERICAN, HE WANTS OUR PRESIDENT TO FAIL. WHAT A WHACK JOB THIS GUY AND HIS LISTENERS ARE, NOW WHO FRIGHTENS WHOM. HE SPREADS RACISM AND BIGOTRY THROUGH OUT HIS RADIO WAVES. DON'T EVEN GIVE THIS JERK THE TIME OF DAY BECAUSE HE WITH HIS TWISTED MIND GETS PAID MILLIONS AND MILLIONS TO SPREAD THAT GARBAGE. THIS IS MY ONE AND ONLY TIME I WILL COMMENT ON THIS JERK.
    CNN, RACIST SHOULD NOT MAKE TOP HEADLINERS ON YOUR PROGRAMS BY DOING SO FUELS HIS FIRE.

    January 26, 2009 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  19. uglyinamerica

    There are only two things afraid of Rush Limbaugh: a sandwich and a bottle of pain killers.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  20. bernie

    mr. limbaugh's comments about wishing that president obama will fail is like an act of terrorism. isn't it that terrorists don't want to see america prosper? isn't it that terrorists would love to see americans suffer? that's what exactly mr. limbaugh is trying to do. to hurt more and more americans. that's not godly act.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  21. bossvt

    What a blow hard.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. Blue is my favourite colour

    Are you sure it's not the other way around, Rush Lamebone?

    Go eat some more high-calorie food–your mouth needs to be otherwise occupied so it will be quiet.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. Tina

    This guy is pathetic. He get no press time so he has to make these sensational comments.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  24. Sophia Beck

    Limbaugh is so very scary-Talk about a man with a BIG EMPTY EGO-
    They let anybody on radio don't they-I like how this man has had troubles with drugs but ya never hear him talking about his shortcomings-

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  25. AP Borda

    Limbaugh is a angry, childish, frustrated, pathetic mouthpiece! I love it when he throws a tantrum.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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