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. DS

    Wow – is this guy full of himself or what? I have listened to him often, and evry time I have to wonder.....WHY? he really doesn't have much to say.

    January 26, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. Anonymous!

    Just plain useless, he needs to get rid of that fat over shadowing his neck...what a loser!!!!

    January 26, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Vicki

    Rush Limbaugh is a big fat liar. President Obama knows this just like most other sane people do. Limbaugh not only lies with every breath, he also corrupts with the wicked filth he spews. When will people get a clue and do some thinking for themselves? If ever there was a time for people to use their own brain cells, it is now. Limbaugh is poison to America having a better future.

    January 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Anna

    wow....thats the best he can come up with?? Obama is afraid of him?
    RUSH is just afraid of losing his job. Poor baby.

    January 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Pat, Kansas

    Rush Limbaugh is a divider. He should be muzzled. There is nothing to him. His opinions are not worth listening to. Somebody shut him up.

    January 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. John Knight III

    This Rush nut should be charged with treason and jailed all he does is stir hate and evil at a time this country is trying to heal old wounds.I can't believe he is allowed to still be on the air shame on us.

    January 26, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  7. victoria

    Yes I believe he is afraid of Rush because he is not afraid to speak the truth. That does not say much for people who call themselves christians and are afraid to speak up. You go Rush... another thing why does the media make it like we are racist I have my best friend that is black and I have been a member of an all black church. no its not racial problems he does not speak the truth and lied to the people and I will never believe him.

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  8. Beezie

    There's a saying that goes "empty barrels make the most noise". Seems pretty applicable to Mr. Rush here.

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  9. EW Tulsa

    Rush is a neocon clown, no one cares what he thinks. I think the last 8 years and the current state of things are more than enough to disprove their asinine policy positions.

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  10. Posn

    Rush Limbaugh is an idiot. I believe it is the other way all around, he is scared of President Obama.

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  11. Jay

    Wow, I needed a laugh. Thank Rush. Keep up your comedic routine that the Republicans consider "important." You haven't been given nearly enough credit for helping the Republican base become out of touch and for helping the Democrats win so many seats this past election. Thank you sir

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  12. Chelle in Fla

    Rush clearly is looking for more attention and more ratings. The President and anyone with real sense needs to ignore him...as of this moment for me he is no longer worth talking about!

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  13. M.

    What kind of ignorant moron would wish the country to fail? What a tool! Perhaps Obama isn't afraid, but like the rest of the educated world chooses to ignore stupid comments from a wased up drug addict?

    January 26, 2009 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  14. laurie

    Rush Limbaugh is probably the sleasiest human to crawl from under a rock....It's not his politics or even his everyday beliefs....it's that he is truly and utterly a mean spirited, hateful excuse for a human.... I think God cries everytime Rush opens his mouth with his egotistical venom, especially when he connects it to religion in any way....

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |

    Typical Russ. Big headed and inflated ego. If Russ only knew what an idiot and moron he really is. Hey Russ having flashbacks or withdrawals?

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  16. carol

    Limbaugh is just a crazy egomaniac. Obama isn't scared of him. He just knows how ridiculous he is.

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  17. Fred

    Who would ever listen to or be afraid of a junkie like Limbaugh..

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  18. ron

    Rush is nothing more than a critic ,he has never built anything ,whats his solution and why did'nt he come up with it with George W Bush the last 8 years.He has only venom to release ,he's a rich fat blow hart who could care less about what's best for everyone. Why people listen to him is beyond me. Go away Rush the people have spoken and O'Bama is their choice. it hasn't worked with the Republican's we need change .A former Republican who's tired of the retoric Ron

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  19. matslammer

    You know Rush, Obama should be afraid of you. I'm afraid of you. Lots of people should be afraid of you. As an American, you have the right to speak your mind – twisted as it might be. The truly horrifying thing with you is that there are people in this country who actually listen to what you have to say. That is the real nightmare.

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |

    He's a sick puppy!

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  21. Yvenst Miami

    Most of his listeners are uneducated rural individuals and limbaugh knows it. He preys off their ignorance while cashing his checks.

    Americans with limbaugh mentality is what makes a small part of this country "ugly".

    He loves to have news like this drawing attention to him.

    I personally think he's just upset that obama is going to make him pay more taxes.

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  22. TC

    It is difficult to believe that anyone would take something Rush says seriously. He is a living cartoon caricature and not even a humourous one at that. If anyone is scared it is Rush and his following. Obama talks hope and Rush seems to preach hopelessness and prey on peoples fears. I have to imagine that what is portrayed by Rush is to further his bottomline. It is hard to imagine someone could be so ignorant and pompous in real life.

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  23. C. Downton

    As an individual with a Master's Degree in Journalism who had a successful 20 year career in communications (including creating the publications of the Indiana House of Representatives) and then left to get a second masters and teach inner-city special education children, Rush Limbaugh is the person who started all of this trash radio talk. He led the trend for people to be disrespectful–he (and those who followed in his steps) have helped cause the bitter and mean divide between parties. This kind of trash radio (and it is not like his personal life is one of dignity and something for our children to admire) is not needed as all Americans must come together to make a better country. I believe in the two party system but we must be respectful to each other.

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  24. Dawn

    Rush Limbaugh is so full of himself....he obviously doesn't want a better future for America or for the world. I believe that with positive thinking and helping our "neighbours" and our friend we can accomplish anything. I think Rush needs to close his mouth and open his ears for once....listen to the winds of change!!

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  25. John

    Let me know when Rush is no longer drug-addicted and loses about 100 pounds and then maybe I can stand to listen to or look at him.

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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