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. Jim Campbell

    Limbaugh is a radical. He advocates similar dictates as the Taliban. These are based on his interpretation of "right". Ultra conservatism is just as bad as ultra lieralism. I have difficulty listening to anyone that must raise their voice 50 decibles to "get their point across", so Limbaugh is not someone I turn to on the radio.

    January 26, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  2. NC Voter

    Rush: "Obama is frightened of me."

    Me: Do you mean the Rush on drugs? Or the Rush on 30 Viagra pills? Or just the garden variety fat, ignorant, racist moron Rush?

    January 26, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  3. Scott

    Rush Limbaugh is just a bag of hot air, just ignore the idiot and hopefully he will slither under the rock where he came from.

    January 26, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  4. philip

    You pig! You common swill eating swine! Take some more meds and go away forever.

    January 26, 2009 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. Mike

    I have not even listened to Rush since he supported NAFTA. He is an insignificant wind bag.

    January 26, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  6. GCLight

    I am so glad I don't listen to this, hard to tell what he is. Obviously not a bonafide U.S. Citizen. How do they keep him on the air?

    January 26, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. ceosmom

    Oh, Rush...why can't you admit that YOU have no influence over the minds of intelligent people in this great nation, as evidenced by the results of the 2008 presidential election? Methinks you're still popping those goofy pills of yours. Obama is afraid of you? Please...you're not even relevant.

    January 26, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  8. roger in ga

    Rush Limbaugh is just another Village Idiot. He was probably seperated from Gov. Palin at birth and the doctors couldn't figure out where to put the brains so they donated them to science for research. They discarded them as being totally useless.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  9. None

    Rush is an idiot. Plain and simple.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  10. Dood

    To "I was right!":

    You say this and yet Rush is one spreading vitrol just as bad, if not worse. He says what he says because he knows it pisses people off. Not because he is really right, but because he knows it pisses people off. It obviously got your attention as well. Good for Rush for doing what he wanted to do...divide people more. Yeah America!

    To "Anna Smyth":
    Being liberal leaning, I can honestly say I never wanted Bush to fail. I sincerely wanted him to succeed. But he was a failure, IMHO. And because he failed, our country is in a worse position than it was before. Why would we want that?
    Also, what evidence have you seen so far of this terrifying "Socialist State"? You're still living off of the deciet that people like Limbaugh spread. Stop listening to them for a month and listen to other commentators that are less biased. And obviously people like O'Rielly/Olbermann and such are too biased to be trusted.
    Just watch at what Obama does and make your own educated judgement on whether his actions are "Socialist" or not.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  11. Glidescube

    Why is Rush and all the fundies scared out of their wits of Obama? Why are they so afraid of nationalized health care? If you get leukemia and you don't have insurance the result is death. Why do Rep want to kill the sick? Is that what Jesus wanted?

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  12. David in CA

    Rush Limbaugh is a canker sore on this country, and Obama is the medicine to heal it. Who cares what Limbaugh thinks. He and his fringe followers are becoming a little less relevant every day.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  13. Asheville Guy

    Hmmmm – good ole Rush must be in one his drug-induced hazes. Or did he ever really emerge?

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  14. Pepou

    Is that creature on drugs again ? What is the FBI doing ?

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  15. christopher

    if you even had a fraction of the talent guys like bubba, howard stern or scotty ferrell have, i'd take your psycho babble more seriously. you want Obama to fail so you're not lonely at the frikkin bottom any more.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  16. armstrong

    I think Rush should just move to another country for the next 4 years. After a recent visit to India I am more than happy to be in the USA no matter who is president Maybe he would appreciate what a great nation we have if he moved his show to another country

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  17. Franky

    There you go, another ego right here, LOL!!

    He's frightened of you Rush, don't hurt his feelings. You'll make him cry next time, LOL!!

    Be afraid Rush, be afraid..I thought he was because of these executive orders?? LOL!! You know, we jokingly played around over here that we won't be surprised if Ann Coulter went out with Rush, we even got odds on that for crying out loud, LOL!!

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  18. Jeff an Independent

    No, Rush – he's not afraid of you. He suggested people stop listening because you're IRRELEVANT. You WISH he was afraid of you, but that's your very small narrow mind having hallucinations.

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  19. Obamanation

    I was right!: Rush Limbaugh only has 20 million listeners and there are 300 million Americans. So Limbaugh does not have that much influence in the nation as you might think. More than 70 million citizens voted for Barack Obama. Obama has more than 3 times the support that Limbaugh has so your "reason" 3. is totally false. The only reason Rush raises our blood pressure is because everything that comes out of his mouth is invented by him, false, delusional, hateful, pessimistic, ignorant and fear mongering.

    Your 1. "reason" is totally irrelevant, Tony Rezko is a nobody and just because Rush has been mentioned a lot does not give any validity to his comments or is not a compliment to him either. He is mentioned for his ignorant, hateful & divisive ideals & "values".

    January 26, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  20. Marianne Geyer

    Rush Limbaugh, your are so shallow. You have no integrity, no courage and no humility. You are a racist who makes their living off of being ignorant. No talent. Go get a real job.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  21. Dumb-o-crats

    You Dumb-o-crats just don't get it. First off....99% of you need to go back to school and finish the 6th grade. You have the writing abilities of a group of ignorant Dumb-o-crat children. I wish NObama the same goodwill as you Dumb-o-crats wished on President Bush; i.e NONE. As Carlos Mencia says..."Dee dee dee". Get back on the short bus and go back to where you came from.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  22. Wally© Belgium

    This guy needs a shrink !!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  23. Steve

    Rush is an idiot who spews fear, hate, and ignorance. It's high time all credible politicians, talk show hosts, members of academia, and commentators say so bluntly and tell folks that getting spun up at his scare tactics is senseless and unconstructive. Time to tell it like it is and quit giving this buffoon a free ride.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  24. Richard

    He reminds me of a silly little boy...he really is pathetic.

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  25. Larry Tomplait

    Rush must be having a bad rush again. To wish failure on the President of our country is like wishing failure on every citizen of the U.S.A. I think Plumbob should Pop Two Pills, Take A Nap, Wake-Up and give us something positive and straight to talk about . He should get on The Band Wagon To Recovery or Get Off the Air Ways.
    The failures of the last Eight Years has been enough for America.

    Larry, from Texas

    January 26, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
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