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. Roberta

    Trust me honey, he ain't scared of you. He just thinks listening to you causes brain rot. He just wants the people he's trying to work with to be sharp and not be zombies.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. Renel C

    Who wouldn't be scared of a pill popping lunatic idiot?

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  3. Katie

    Does he understand... that if Obama fails, we all fail. I would not wish that on my friends, family, neighbors... what an ignorant man.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  4. BJ

    Negative attention is better than no attention. That's what children think.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  5. James

    Joe the Plumber you got a job to do man, something is stincking here.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  6. JC

    When around Rush Limbaugh, one ought to have a healthy fear of getting eaten.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  7. R in Florida

    Yo "R in Maine"

    But the Democratic Republic called the United States of America DOES have reason to fear a skinny black boy, better known as the new SOCIALIST president!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  8. C

    He might be right that Obama is frightened. Most people who listen to this pill popping whack job are just as crazy as he is, but don't have the millions to keep them for going all out crazy on conservative fascism. Rush does it for the money – people who listen actually believe.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  9. Angelo Kontos

    To state the obvious, what a piece of work Limbaugh is...after misrepresenting Obama's economic plans (Obama never said he would "absorb" banks as Limbaugh claimed the other day) and stating that he hopes the new president fails, he expresses outrage at Obama for suggesting people turn off the vile, uninformed, self serving crap that he calls his radio show. Perhaps Limbaugh is afraid that if enough people stop listening, he'll lose his meal ticket and will have to go back to living off the government, as he once did. As for Obama being "frightened" of him, I think it's apparent to any clear thinking person that Limbaugh is not good enough to clean the screen on Obama's Blackberry.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  10. Nero

    What a worthless piece... why does anyone listen to him? How low of an IQ must you have to actually enjoy listening to him. He wants the United States of America to fail. If you want our President to fail, you are asking for the failure of our country. He is without a doubt, the most unpatriotic American alive. He's a drug addicted hypocrite. I really wish he would take is fat arse to another country and annoy their people for the rest of his pathetic life... only I wouldn't even wish that on the people of Iraq.

    January 26, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. Goldie's Mom

    Rush, you must be taking some new drugs that put you in a state of dellusion. The good people of USA will make this country great again and Obama will lead us there. I am 61, white, and female, and it is polution like you that makes me so very ashamed. Thank God for our youth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  12. RJL

    I feel sorry for Limbaugh's soul. When was the last time this man looked in the mirror and saw what has become of his image? I believe there is still hope for salvation, even for someone who spews so much venom.

    January 26, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  13. "Just Say No" to Rush

    If it weren't for the destruction of the Fairness Doctrine by the GOP and Reagan, this idiot wouldn't have a job. Go figure.

    "See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."

    January 26, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  14. John

    A small and bitter man preaching divisive malice to those with smaller minds; in truth, I pity him and they, for the past is the past and the future holds nothing for those who are incapable of letting go.

    Rush very much needs psychological attention; I pray he receives it before his hatred boomerangs, circling back to claim him in that dark and special way enmity always does.

    January 26, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  15. Mertis from Georgetown,S.C

    Ditto, you are pathetic and an ignorant moron. Wish you well

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  16. joseph

    Limbaugh/Palin 2012!!!! Let's Go!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  17. Westville

    Rush needs to check himself; is he so despondent over the whipping that the republicans took in the election that he doesn't know how to think straight and develop intelligent commentary for his radio show. Why in the world would the President of the United States have to fear Rush Limbaugh. I think it is time for an intervention, obviously "he doesn't have all the numbers on the clock."

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  18. J.

    Limbaugh is an idiot that feeds into those individuals who choose to live in a world of hate and racism. For those followers of Limbaugh, they obviously are not thinking of the best interest of our country, this moron wishes that our new President fails so that he can be proven right somehow.

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  19. moniker

    44 has as much to fear from this man as he did from any other outdated, hysterical facist that baited him on his way to the top, and he has responded in the same, appropriate way, by not responding.

    Once again, we have a man in charge that is equal to the office. Where are all the decent conservatives (I actually know several) who might be able to get this toxic idiot to go away?

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  20. Chris Smith

    It isn't that President Obama is scared of Limbaugh. Look Obama's plan represents driving a truck with a very important load in its carrier. Eyes focussed on the road ahead making sure we dodge all the debris along the way so that we make this long drive safely. Limbaugh represents...well....you know....that goofy looking clown that stands out right next to the highway waving some silly banner to distract you and get you to come into a Chucky Chesses or something like that. The message is clear. Ignore the funny clown and lets just focus on the task at hand.

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  21. Sean

    Limbaugh your an idiot.

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  22. Jesse Callahan

    Anyone with an ounce of common sense should be very, very afraid of Rush Limbaugh. He is more a menace to society than the worst possible plague.

    Brookeland, Texas

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  23. anna smyth = Ana Smith

    To anna smyth
    You other name is Ana Smith. What are you hiding from??
    Move and get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  24. Butch Dillon

    All these recent comments from Limbaugh suggest that he's switched his recreational drug consumption to one of the hallucinogens. Wonder how many tabs he drops before showtime.

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  25. Jeff

    Rush, you must be the most conceded man on the face of this earth.

    Obama is not scared of you, the simple fact is that you are not worth his time.

    January 26, 2009 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
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