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. BigRedMac

    Someone should tell that fat drug addict to shut up.

    But, before that happens, CNN and other news agencies should quit giving the fat drug addict any news time.

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  2. Osama Akhtar

    anna smith- if you and Rush want Obama to fail, then AMERICA FAils

    May god bless both of you!!

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  3. chris

    I wonder how many people wanted Rush to fail when he was addicted to pain killers. I believe the only thing Rush is frightened of is losing another 15 minutes of fame.

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. Tom, South Carolina

    Rush Limbaugh should hope that President Obama succeeds, especially if our new President is able to push a decent health plan, then Rush could get the drugs he abuses much more cheaply.

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. wilfred

    i cannt believe he gets any attention at all, so sad.

    he brings out the worst in everyone.

    the world would be much better without this hateful jerk.

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. Rushdouchewho

    Rush Limbaugh should run for president.....oh wait hes just a panzy who hides behind a microphone and runs his fat mouth.......somebody needs to put a sock in it

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  7. tr

    what an insecure idiot! Rush go back to your pill popping and get a life!

    January 26, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  8. Obama 08

    To the dittoheads out there, or whatever you so proudly call yourselves to emphasize your mindlessness, the problem with Limbaugh's "argument" is that Obama isn't trying to turn the country into a socialist country. The bailouts certainly weren't his idea, and were initiated before he was even elected, let alone took office. You can try and fudge it by saying, "I don't want the country to fail, I want Obama to fail in his aspirations to make us socialist," but those arent his aims. He looks to adjust the tax bracket slightly - actually so that MORE Americans will be giving LESS of their hard earned money to the government - and he wants to offer a national health insurance policy, but thats not socialism. So when you say you want him to fail, its kind of hard to rationalize your way out of saying you don't want the country to fail. A president's success is measured by the relative prosperity of the country during his tenure. If America gets back on track, starts creating jobs again, gets the economy rolling again, then Obama will have been a success. I'd rather see our country prosper again than have my personal ideals validated. I guess thats a difference between myself and Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  9. texasgreenacres

    paul in orgeon check your spelling it's spelled IDIOT not a( IDiOtL) the bottom line on most idols which orginally was carvings used in worship. lifeless and boring like lumbaugh.rush is like dung stinks to high hell

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  10. Andrew

    Rush, dear friend, please remember that rehab is for quitters!

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  11. Brian

    Mr. Limbaugh is anti-American!

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  12. Farrell, Houston, Tx


    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. silas

    This man is a loser, plan and simple . All he needs is attention and its a pity he's getting that attention from Republicans who listen to him.

    Rush Bimbo got choke on some Hamburger in the Attic. We got a democrat as a President and YES YES YES he is a Black man named PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  14. Kurt

    No, what's frightening are all the morons in this country who get all their info from the fat, fascist bastard. Idiots...

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  15. rick

    Rush 2012 !!!

    January 26, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  16. David

    Rush Rimblah has some serious baggage he needs to deal with. Perhaps he should dry out and try taking a sober look at reality. He appears to have the mental capacity of a dope.

    January 26, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  17. Rick

    I am going to admit that I occasionally listen to LImbaugh. He is very articulate, has a great voice, and has a pretty good sense of humor. With that said, the real reason I listen to him is that I like to hear him suffer.. It is clearly a real effort for him to hide his disgust that an African American is now running his country. His ultra conservative views are now those of an ever decreasing minority, and he has to know that he is on the wrong side of pretty much every issue these days. I will keep listening to you Rush – out of pity.....

    January 26, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  18. Dawn

    I hate commenting on anything that Limbaugh says because he is getting exactly what he wants: attention. But why hasn't the FBI or CIA taken this ding-a-ling into custody for "threatening" our national security? If our president fails, we all fail; our collective well-being is jeopardized, and when our well-being is jeopardized, so is the well-being of millions of people around the world, or hasn't Rush been watching and listening the last eight years. Limbaugh's comments only smack of his lack of judgment and moral ineptitude.

    January 26, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  19. pat

    Sad old man. Wanting to be important. Hopefully, the American people have moved on from him.

    January 26, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  20. mpinacnx

    rush limbaugh is such a retard and schmuck for real!
    who let that retard have his own tv show?

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  21. The-Anti-Rush

    [quote]Limbaugh: Obama is 'frightened of me[/quote]
    This is so hilarious, I'm laughing so hard at this worthless, fat, dope-sodden lump that I can't hardly type. . .

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  22. philip

    Come on Rush, sounds to me like you are the one who is afraid. You want him to fail, which would only deepen the pain Americans are going through, at least the average, bottom 90% of the country who is not over compensated like you. You're nothing but a pill poping, big mouth spewing venom who could not care one bit about the future of our country unless it involves ultra conservatives ruling like kings. You should be afraid of a higher power and how you will be judged in the end. At least the President is working overtime to fix the mess and has shown more leadership in one week than you and your cronies have in 20 years.

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  23. Dennis

    Limbaugh is full of smoke and mabye oxycodone again-who really pays this guy-would never listen to him. Sponsors, you are wasting your money!!

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  24. Someone'sBeenInTheHooch...

    Ahhh...Nothin like a little rousing bloviation from "Rash" following his afternoon of overindulgence in mason jar home-brew and too much oxy.

    He still doesn't get it. Obama's had to deal with people like Rash his whole life and all it does is strengthen him. You can't do anything to him that hasn't already been done.

    About 10 years from now, Obama will have spent 8 years at the helm of this Country, will be working on his library, penning another book and be the most requested speaker in the world. Rush will be looking for pickup work as the newest spokesperson for Bob's Fatboy..ehr..I mean Bigboy.

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  25. Erick

    I wouldn't listen to anything this drug addict has to say. He lies to his listeners and spins the facts and no one calls him on it... no thanks for me.

    January 26, 2009 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
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