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. KO

    What a complete fool. The more Limbaugh talks, the more people will realize what a totally delusional, out-of-touch person he is, and how truly marginalized the right wing has become. Keep flapping your gums, Rush.

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. Lissa

    His ego's almost as large as he is. He just wants more than his 15 minutes of fame. Let's stop giving it to him and stop covering these idiotic comments.

    January 26, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  3. The Bu Man

    What a despicable soul!
    He wants millions of Americans to become unemployed, get kicked out of their homes, terrorist to humiliate the nations, and everything America stand for to collapse just for his “party” to make a point?
    The dude is on crack! or need some serious medication.

    our "party"? what is going ON!!

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  4. greg

    Why are you not asking the republicans to explain how the Bush tax cuts helped the country? Then ask them to come up with a real plan that would get us out of this mess of Bush tax cuts and his lack of overseeing the spending of the first bailout. They all (Reps) keep saying the same. No I'm not trying to make excuses for BHO his administration is at least working. GWB worked when????

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  5. James - St. Paul, MN

    Mr. Limbaugh's comment today is among the least sincere and least honest statements he has ever made; this takes some serious effort, given his very long career of insincere and dishonest statements.

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  6. Mike, FL

    I don't know why would anyone listen to this crack head??? Can someone pls give me some more pain killers so can shut up and go away along with right wing Republicans!!

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. mark

    the big pill popper is popping pills again, he is more irrelevant everyday. that is what he is afraid of.

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. Asheville Guy

    To walter: I'm not shocked there are approximately 20 million other idiots like Rush in this country – that's only about 6% of the population after all.

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. Barbara

    Perhaps Limbaugh does not understand that if Obama fails, then our country will be in a desperate shape. Limbaughs' comments are indicative of a 10th grade dropout who is also a drug addict. It is amazing how he gets paid so much money for extoling ignorant statements to an ignorant audience. All you hear is DITTO<DITTO. I turn on occcasionally to hear what that segment of our society thinks. It is impossible for me to listen past two minutes. Limbaugh, you should leave the country. The Republicans can't pay you off then. Will you and your group meet at the White House this time?

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  10. Freed_From_W

    Jason @ 7:53
    "Thank you CNN, I'm realizing Rush Limbaugh and cockroaches have a lot in common: they're both ugly, will never go away, and it's hard to imagine what purpose they serve."

    Jason – that's harsh, man. What have the cockroaches ever done to deserve being compared to Limbaugh?

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  11. bradley

    Hey Folks,

    Gotta tell you the truth is...Rush wants Prez. Obama's policies to fail...have you noticed how SOCIALIST they are? Talk about ethics, how many upstanding , patriotic Cabinet members have been approved? I am so disappointed, I thought CHANGE was coming to DC...looks like more failed policy.

    January 26, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  12. Frank

    Jeff, baby–I think you mean conceited, not conceded.

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  13. UbackonOxyrush?

    Rush, Obama is not scared of you, nor is anyone else. You have no political clout whatsoever; all you are interested in are your ratings.

    Thank God no thinking person listens to you

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  14. Eric Green

    What else do you expect from a drug user? I big fat spoiled lying brat that needs attention! He WISHES he had the swagger and confidence of someone like Obama or even McCain!! He is a joke and HE will fail at life as he already apparently has....His wife left him and he is a dope head...Now THIS is a guy we can get behind nd support!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  15. cmw

    stop giving this gnat more airtime. nobody cares about him and his ignorant musings.

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  16. jmc

    Obama can't take it. He needs a thicker skin. Radio pundits are paid millions of dollars a year, to stir up controversy. That's Limbaugh's job. And I am sure that McCain would not have been intimidated by some talk show host.

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  17. Friend of Bill

    Dear Rush:

    Why would anybody be afraid of an angry addict? You're an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.

    Start working the steps and you will get better.

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  18. k2

    I thank "God" for Rush. Every time he opens his mouth, it reminds the world how narrow minded the far right can be. Get the clues Rush. It isn't about you, the right, or the religion agenda. It's about the country. It's about inclusion. It's about EVERYBODY. Not just who you feel is worthy. Keep talking Rush.

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  19. Sally

    There are two way to become noticed.
    1. By doing something good.
    2. By doing something idiotic.
    Limbaugh has done # 2.

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  20. Brin in Houston

    Sounds like the Cry of the Irrelevant

    January 26, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  21. Steve

    A lot of us are afraid of drug addicts.

    January 26, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  22. 2008shar

    Limbaugh, do you think that you are GOD? Obama is not scared of you. You are a Conservative that makes a fool of yourself everyday and you have a bunch of fools that listens to the nonsense that you come up with. Who in the world would wish for anyone to fail at anything that they care about? Unless you were brought up by some dead beat person that don't care about themselves much anyone else. Get a grip and for once in your life DO SOMETHING GOOD.

    January 26, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  23. President George Hussien Washington

    Tom Wrote: "Obama Voters are racists. They ran Bush out of town and now the black guy gets excuses for this man"

    Tom; wouldn't it be appropriate to writeh "Bush the white guy?" No matter what you say Tome "Archie bunker" The "Black guy" Is your president and there's not a HAM thing you can do about it, so go get your hood and robe and take your coward be-hind in the woods somewhere and Burn an Elephant

    January 26, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  24. james

    Rush.... keep on taking your oxycontin and shut up. You are worthless. All you do is try to stay in the news, and you are making a fool of your fat self and your followers. Now since you have all of the answers, Take some more prescription drugs, and crawl back into your corner.

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  25. DStewart

    Life is like a box of chocolates and Rush ate them thinkin they were drugs!!

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
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