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. Ron of Baltimore

    Rush, don't waste any more of America's time.

    January 26, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. Tom

    Obama Voters are racists. They ran Bush out of town and now the black guy gets excuses for this man. He does not even know what he is signing. If Bush did this they would be shouting out loud. Obama does it and he is soooo smart.

    January 26, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  3. lynn

    Palin / Limbaugh 2012!!

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  4. Unsilent Majority

    Maybe if you poke Rush gravy will spill out of the holes, this fat piece of animal dung is a disgrace to America!

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  5. Lexie

    Oh please! What a pompous blowheart!

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  6. walter

    Rush Limbaugh : Largest talk show audience with 20 million listeners and growing!! How do you Libs explain that???

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  7. Rob

    The reason President Obama warned GOP congressional leaders last week that "they should stop listening to Limbaugh" is because he represents people like George Poole. Vile, inane, morons.

    Rush Limbaugh is nothing but a self-serving huckster of feculent odium and no one is frightened of him. What IS truly frightening though is the fact that he has a large audience of like-minded "fans".

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  8. Emma

    CAN'T SOMEONE PLEASE DEPORT LIMBAUGH TO A DESERT ISLAND?

    January 26, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  9. Dexter in Houston TX

    President Obama has made it clear that we have no use for divisive tactics and those who promote them and you Rush are the most self serving divisive person on the face of this earth.

    Give me a break...this guy is a joke!
    Dx in TX

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  10. Jerry Smith

    Someone please tell this crackhead that Pres O nor ANYONE else is afraid of him.

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  11. Nancy - Houston

    Hey, Limbaugh, the next time you're down by the river, drop in. What an ego-maniac! He must be on drugs....again.

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  12. Wes

    Can you believe this disgusting drug adict makes $26,000,000 per year off of the idiots who listen to his garbage?

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  13. russell a bills

    limbaugh you are a iddiot go back under the rock you were under before our new president was elected find your drugs , disappear no is listening GO BARACK!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  14. USF Grad

    Rush is just a name calling bully who is so dumb he doesn't realize that by opening up his mouth he does more harm to his cause than good. Obama has outsmarted Rush by using his own words as a rallying call that will sting any republican who opposes him as being one of the Rush followers who doesn't want what's best for the country but rather is so partisan that they'd rather see Obama fail. Weren't repubs suppossed to be the ones putting "country first?" Not very patriotic to want the president to fail because you care more about your own hateful ideology is it?

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  15. Jon Doe

    This guy is a total imbecile!

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  16. Leo

    People should boycott his show. and stop giving him attention.He has no brains,he's just a hater.It's people like him that cause problems in the world.

    January 26, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  17. Dixie

    Rush relies entirely on distortion and sensationalism, obvioulsly he is also delusional if he thinks President Obama is afraid of him. I live very near his hometown in Missouri, but I seldom admit it! God Bless America and may the Obama administraion make all Americans proud!

    January 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    He is a complete and total idiot.

    January 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  19. cwat

    RL. you are all talk and no action, no one scared of you, you sit behind your mic for, what have you done a.h.

    January 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  20. jef

    If I were Obama, I'd be frightened that Rush would try to eat me. The man has put on some weight again.

    January 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  21. windfall

    hey Rush! "Divided We Fall"

    January 26, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  22. Craig

    The anger and hate from all sides on this message board is truly saddening.

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  23. Ted

    Frightened of an overweight drug addict? Gimme a break.

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  24. President George Hussien Washington

    well, when a person has a hood and a robe, it makes black people think twice about their intentions. This man here is a coward pure and simple, who hids behind a microphone and spews out his hate and distain as the leader of the confederate party's Racist Right Wing.

    I got a new song: "Rush the Dancing Klansman"

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  25. Dave

    Hey, Walter–I explain Rush's 20 million listeners the same way I explain Britney Spears' multi-million-selling CDs, and the popularity of Wrestlemania.

    No one ever got rich overestimating the intelligence of the American people.

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
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