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. Ryan

    Gee Rush could it be that you spew nothing but hate and divisive speech? The President isn't afraid of you, he just knows when to ignore a hateful bigot such as yourself.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  2. barry

    Limbaugh is a putz

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  3. Emily

    I don't think he is afraid of you, more than likely just disgusted by
    you and your idiotic, hate mongering blabber. Why don't you
    just shut up and go away. We don't need people like you
    spitting hate and venom.

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  4. You need Help Rush

    If you are so good Rush why don't you share your wealth with some of your listeners that have lost there jobs...

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

    when will you die! the world will be one terrorist free when you do!

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  6. Patti

    He should be frightened of you! We should ALL be frightened of you cause you're a nut!

    January 26, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. Lorna, NY

    Can't someone shut that man up!

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  8. Pog Mahon

    Rush Lintball is a sad joke, anybody who pays attention to him is a fool.

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  9. Justin

    President Obama, just remember to keep your hands and fingers away from his mouth. 🙂

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  10. Jeff

    idiot

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  11. Gary

    Get real,

    RUSS

    Who cares of your thoughts.

    Gary

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  12. chippyarm

    It's obvious that Lamebutt has exactly NOTHING else to talk about.

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  13. Bea

    Rush Limbaugh is just a circus sideshow. Anyone who puts stock in anything he gushes about should "get a life" as they say. He's like a little child misbehaving because any attention is better than no attention.

    January 26, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  14. Diane M of Los Angeles, CA

    Yes, Obama IS the great unifer, and Luciferush needs to choke to death on his own rhetoric and be condemed to eternal to Hell!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  15. Obama 2.0

    So am I you are a basket case.

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. Mark

    It's good to see these great "patriots" cheering for their own leader and country to fail after putting the nation into the toilet. I guess it's un-American only if someone else is rooting against the nation, not when people like Rush do it.

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  17. kristy fatherree

    It is completely irresponsible for someone like Limbaugh to say he would like to see Obama fail.....It saddened me greatly that someone with such a huge platform to do goodwill would project to the public this sentiment...Regardless of which side of the fence you stand it would be a nice change/challenge to see the US back on it's feet...

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  18. Dave O

    Is he really that deluded?

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  19. Whatabout it

    Why didn't Rush run for president or any office for that matter?

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  20. 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 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  21. Rush The Failure

    Rush is a failure and only failures should tune on to listen to this drug addict. lol 🙂

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  22. mama

    oh..shut up

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  23. Pog Mahon

    Rush Lintball is a sad joke. Anybody who pays attention to him is a fool.
    Keep moving (forward) people.

    January 26, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  24. deb

    is rush back on the oxycontin?

    January 26, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  25. Gene

    If Rush has admitted that he wants to president to fail.. wouldn't that be the very symbol for treason.. to say that you want your country to do poorly, that you want your country to fail?

    How is this guy any different than a terrorist who wants to see our country fail? He may not be killing people or destroying property, but he is trying to instill the idea in people to let our country go down in flames just because it's switched over to democratic leadership... he's trying to start a rebellion before even giving Obama the chance to actually do his job.

    Maybe I was wrong about Guantanamo Bay... maybe we should keep it open with a special cell reserved for Rush.

    January 26, 2009 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
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