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. MICHAEL

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

    January 26, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. Saifur Rahman

    Hey ,Rush don't forget Micky D's double cheese burger value meal only $2.99+tax -it could be free for you once you start working there.Trust me all the "REAL RADIO TALK SHOW HOSTS"out there -they are the one who are frightened of you not President Obama, you want to know why ,because you make all of the other radio talk show hosts look bad.Do this country a favour" QUIT YOUR JOB".

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  3. Jason in Michigan

    Rush is a washed up loud mouth prescription drug abuser. It doesn't matter which democrat is president. This is a man that hopes our new president fails in these hard times but was there to defend Sarah Palins pregnant teen daughter. because she was from the republican family. Normally he'd be blasting democrats for that. Rush doesn't know what bipartisonship is. He's a cancer that needs to be gagged and dropped off in the middle of nowhere.

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  4. Geoff

    Rush should really lay of the oxycodone

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  5. rupert

    i cant wait until the day rush radio show is cancelled

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  6. Mike from Tacoma

    The only thing scary about Rush is that people actually believe his drivel.

    Limbaugh is all about Limbaugh. His ego rules supreme in his own mind. He claims to be a "loyal American", but his words and actions show that he is more interested in spewing hate and descent than providing constructive views.

    The sad thing is, when Rush is gone, there will always be another hate monger ready to take over.

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  7. usualone

    This man is ridiculous - all the way, unfortunately, to the bank. In his case, it is sad we have "freedom of speech".

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  8. Andy

    it is people like limbaugh that will keep this country divided

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. Sara

    Dude, everyone's afraid of you. What else is new?

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    So sad that the only way this individual (the word 'man' does not apply) can get press time is to continue to try and divide his own party and the nation. Let's all just wish him a speedy recovery (he must be sick to keep spewing the same old dribble since 92).

    January 26, 2009 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  11. Meka

    Limbaugh and Palin, SEVERAL BRICKS short–of a full load!

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  12. Katie

    I seriously doubt Obama is frightened of Limbaugh.
    We all know the former drug addicted loud-mouth is an buffoon. Every time the man opens his mouth, he proves it. I just hope he keeps talkin' because with comments like, "I hope Obama fails", the man just might turn some Republicans Democratic. Who hopes Obama will fail in this economy? Only an idiot like Limbaugh!

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  13. Blogging is the legacy I leave behind!

    For god's sake, someone give this man another painkiller! He's losing his mind like House(tv show) does when he hasn't taken his 30 Vicodin.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  14. colin

    but rush, noone takes you seriously.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  15. Joe Common Sense

    Limbaugh is such a nutcase! It's such a shame that people actually listen to his extreme-isms! And he's laughing all the way to the bank...

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  16. Richard

    Of course Barack Obama is scared of Limbaugh, just like he was scared of Hillary Clinton, scared of McCain, scared of Palin, etc.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  17. Leilani

    Unbelievable. He's so full of himself it's ridiculous. President Obama could care less about Limbaugh. He isn't even giving him a first thought. He's busy running the country!

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  18. Michelle

    Why must we report Rush Limbaugh's bloviations as news? He's only marginally more relevant than Ann Coulter. I don't need to have any idea what either one of them are hyperventilating about, ever, in order to be well-informed on what's going on in the world. Please, for the love of god: cover some news, already.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  19. Michael

    What a total jerk. Limbaugh is a pathetic loser. Sorry that I can't offer more analytical commentary at this juncture.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  20. tonybama, grahamsville, ny

    The last true Republican! Let him & Sarah run the party, we'll all be better off.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  21. AK47

    Rush is a pathetic excuse for a human being. He's the epitome of ignorance in America.

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  22. Carolyn Crawford

    Is this crack head still around?

    January 26, 2009 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  23. Unknown

    What AMERICAN wants their President to fail? Wishing failure for the President is wishing failure for our country and citizens. What a disgraceful thing to say.

    January 26, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  24. Sue

    Oh Good God, I really wish Obama hadn't even paid attention to this racist moron, all he's done is give him more airtime to spout his hatred.

    January 26, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  25. George Poole

    I can't wait for the great Democrat Hillary Clinton's first official visit to Kanada as the new head of state, it's going to be very bizarre with lots of Obama bunnies in attendance I'm sure, and a freight train load or 2 of denial for all the 'supporters'. :rolleyes:

    January 26, 2009 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
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