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. Cynthia in Canada

    Limbaugh just doesn't get it.

    The time for miserable, nasty right wing ideologues is past.
    People are sick of his ugly divisive message.
    The only ones afraid are the Republicans watching their party implode.

    Obama is leaving Limbaugh in his dust!

    January 26, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. joey

    Rush Limbaught should help come up with great and useful ideas that can help america grow again instead of bring the country down. America has had enough of the bad mouthing and the constant bashing if he's so smart and know it all it's time he did some thing positive for america instead of making the rest of the world think America is a basket full of rotten apples. Also, I use to think the republican stand for something but now all it stands for is being un-american and un-patriotic, filled with hate and resentment. As long as Limbaugh keeps bashing America with his fowl and vile words of wisdom he is flusing the republican party down the drain.

    Joey

    January 26, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Adam

    Only an unpatriotic person would want the President to fail. 'nuff said.

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. bill for barack

    Why be afraid of a drug-addled pathetic little loser of a neo-con ?
    Rush needs to go back into rehab where he belongs.

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  5. gsiofy

    I am a conservative republican , i do not agree with everything Obama says , but wishing him to fail is plain stupid and a disgrace to every american , shame on you man

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  6. PuckU

    Talk about sour grapes, when will people wise up and stop listening to this deranged individual. All republications should denounce this diot for his hate spewing comments. Enough already there are more important things on Americas agenda. Lets move on. PuckU Rush!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  7. Robert C

    What is it that people see in this idiot?

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  8. Glen

    Obama isn't scared of Limbaugh. He's just tired of the same old failed conservative horse-hockey that gasbag continues to spew.

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  9. Dave C - NJ

    Yes, Obama is completely frightened of this pill headed loser that caters to the fringe loons on the right. Yawn.

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  10. mlw

    Step away from the drug, Rush. You just might end up in prison this time, where you should have gone the first time. (Pathetic)

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  11. Sam

    What a racist, drug adict & indeed a big fat idiot, why doesn't he immegrate to some where else to live with some people who might be interested in his ignorance, stone age racist

    January 26, 2009 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    What kind of a man is Rush, just another idiot who has no sense of country first but selffishness.

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  13. Leah

    Obama doesn't afraid of you, no one does.
    Infact, Obama has more important things to do than to be wasting time thinking about you.
    You are not that important..sorry!

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  14. SG

    i saw the interview and Limbaugh said he hoped Obama would fail at implementing some of the socialist policies he has in mind for the US. Limbaugh indicated he hoped Obama was successful at fixing the economy. What this comes down to is Obama can't stand to be challenged as was demonstrated last week when a reporter from Politico asked Obama a question. Obama's skin is too thin.

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  15. jimmy boston

    PAY ATTENTION TO ME PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!! My party got kicked out of power and my rhetoric is old and stale and nobody is buying my message anymore... WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  16. bryce in MI

    some one thinks afully high of themselves dont they?

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  17. Wanneh

    I agree... Rush why don't just go away you waged up hater...

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  18. Ray Ray

    Obama isn't afraid ... he's angry. Obama will not tolerate ANY dissenting voices. Rush, Hannity, and those seeking to criticize his holiness be warned:

    Obama will not be mocked!

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  19. tony

    Why should he be frightened of you? He beat the candidate from your party like a drum. Your "Operation Chaos" failed to help Clinton. You enthusiastically supported Palin, who could not even handle softball questions from Katie Couric. Blagojevich caused Obama more problems than you, and Blagojevich is not even a Republican.

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  20. Dana Lambert

    Limbaugh obviously is again taking some of the illegal prescriptions that he was caught here in Florida with. Rush is living proof that you can educate ignorance, and unfortunately give it an avenue to be vocal. Once in a while I will turn his radio show on, just to remind myself that my 4 year old has more common sense.

    January 26, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  21. Bill Violette

    Rush Limbaugh is a huge idiot. Anybody who listens to this guy needs to get a life.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  22. jay

    rush needs to rush to another country eat his pills and shut up

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  23. cgm

    I was thinking the same thing.. go take another pill!

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  24. E Shoebridge

    Rush Limbaugh likes to hear himself talk. He is a loser, pill popping big fat idiot who has no sense of what he would even like to see happen in a successful administration. I think he should head out on a hunting trip with Dick Cheney. Like Obama would even have the time to waste on a sack of nonsense like Limbaugh. Nobody's afraid of you, your an idiot, but you are not intimidating by any means. Big dummy!

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  25. Doug Roberts

    Like the old saying goes, "If you wrestle with a pig, you both end up dirty". Obama should just ignore this attention-seeking swine.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
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