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. Allen

    RUSH LIMBAUGH: THE FOURTH BRANCH OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. Way to go, Rush! Keep 'em on the run! You are feared by everyone who hates America.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  2. Jerry

    Rush , thanks for calling a spade a spade. This isn't about racism this is about American freedom. BHO is leading the ignorant to the poison and all need to be aware

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  3. Bill

    Rush your head is going to explode. Just why do think your party lost the great job they did.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  4. Kerry in VA

    Rush is a drug infested disease that should be thrown in in hell. Whoever listens to this man is just as idiotic as he is. Of course, he has free speech but to say that Obama is friented of him is stupid. The man has a country to run and does not have time to deal with a kid with major issues. Grow up Rush and get off those drugs. I believe you are still using.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  5. Doc, Montello, Nevada

    Limbaugh is about as credible as Billy May, the shouting snake oil salesman on TV. I don't think Obama is lying awake at night worrying about him.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  6. clintcli

    I think we should all pay special attention to drug or allegedly x drug addicts, particularly those whose cigar seems a bit more than just a cigar. But what can you expect on planet dumb and stupid! Don't believe it? Why don't you ask that doctor whose three daughters were killed.

    January 26, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  7. Becky

    I wonder if it ever occured to him that President Obama has more on his mind than to be afraid of Rush!!
    Stupidity runs amok

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  8. Flo

    Rush is so immaterial, I don't know why anyone would take him seriously. President Obama ignore the fool and his ignoramanus followers like Sean Hannity and his other porky friends.

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  9. Andrew

    Rush Limbaugh is a traitor to this nation. Wanting our President to fail means more struggles for our country and more hardships for our fellow citizens. To be so ignorant and spiteful as to wish failure for our President just because you disagree with his approach to governance and his stand on policy issues is shameful!

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  10. Miykael Poly

    I think Limbaugh is mixing up being afraid with thinking how stupid someone is.

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  11. Mike

    He didn't say he wanted the country to fail, you idiot ! He said he wants Hussein to fail if he is going to drive socialism in the USA which will result in taking away your right to be an idiot !

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  12. Chris

    Rush is quite the promoter, apparently that cyst has healed enough for him to try to be a pain in someone else's butt.

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  13. Greg

    Some people will do anything for attention and ratings. Don't forget, he also got FIRED from ESPN for making racial remark about an NFL Quarterback.

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  14. jellybean

    I am so very sick and tired of pill popping Rush!! To say that he hopes Obama fails means that he wants AMERICANS and AMERICA to fail. He should move to another country since he is so disgusted with this one. Is it at all possible tha Rush belongs to the KKK??? If he is, at least we see his face and know who he is.

    President Obama is an American president that 61% of WHITE America voted for. Rush should be angry at his race than of Blacks. The President is concerned for all of us – all Americans. And he will do his best to improve our reputation with the world and inprove US. Except for you, Rush.

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  15. Heidi

    Maybe because Mr. Limbaugh does not express himself in a constructive way. He is against everything but offers no positive ideas. He is often crude. Whatever you think of the President he expresses himself in an intelligent thoughtful way.

    January 26, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  16. wl

    He's such an idiot,Rush Limbaugh get off of the drugs,Mr. know it all the news media needs to ignore you when you talk crap.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  17. Alex

    Rush- nobody can unify with you and your listeners because you care more that your own belief system be validated by the potential failure of Obama's leadership than about the well-being of the country. That's kind of selfish, not to mention unwise and egotistical, don't you think? You have already made up your mind and you've stated it loud and clear (well, probably more loudly than anything) for all of us to hear, and there is no point in reasoning with a bully. It's so obvious that your biggest fear is to be proven wrong in your conservative/republican convictions. Why do you feel so threatened Rush? Is it because you're afraid that, if Obama does succeed, you may be judged as harshly as you judge other people? Maybe you should just shut your fat mouth.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  18. Riaz

    I don't think any one can FAIL beyond Bush and Rush...
    Who listens to this guy? I dont know why CNN is giving importance to this guy..

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  19. margaret

    can you imagine the stink he would have made if Obama or his wife had said something like this about bush? Limbaugh is so ridiculous.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  20. Mark

    He didn't wish the country would fail.

    You should listen or read before you react.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  21. Don

    I'd like to know where they dem's came up with the idea that Rush's comment had anything to do with wanting the country to fail??

    Everyone had their own comment about President Bush why can't they have the same opportunity with President Obama??

    Answer that one Dems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  22. dan L

    Limbaugh is a talk-show Nazi who is rapidly becoming totally irrelevant, and HE is the one who has failed and should be frightened because the good people of this nation, Republican, Democrat, and Independent alike, are tired of hearing his ranting garbage. The likes of Limbaugh and his female Nazi partner Coulter have done more to discredit the once-proud Republican party of this country.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  23. kathy50

    I highly doubt that President Obama is afraid of a big fat stupid idiot. I'm not afraid of him either, but what I am, is angry. Who are these people who actually listen to this man without getting nauseated? Sadly there is no shortage of hate, intolerance and sheer stupidity in this country. White trash America seems to unite behind this loud mouthed moron. The country would be better off if Rush Limbaugh went to sleep tonight and never woke up.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Rush, I think it's the other way around. I don't blame the President for ignoring someone like you. You're a perfert example of what drugs does to one's mind.

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  25. jared

    iam sure obama fears no man , including you limpbraugh i remember when you was losing your hearing and was crying and sobbing on the radio worser than a the little man that you are. and they came up w/ that new operation and restored your hearing and every sense you have been and have resorted now more than ever to your evil satanic ways. iam hear to tell you just keep livi'n persons of your ilk will reap what you sow. obama will resist the devil "and he will flee".

    January 26, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
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