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. scared of you?

    Could somebody tell me which end of this fat unpopular, bag of bad wind is speaking out of? Whichever end it is, please somebody put a stop to it. Before he polutes the remainding air that we breathe!

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  2. David


    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  3. moefreak

    Don't give the Rotund carnival barker any more time

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  4. P. D.

    Wow. Rush sounds like he's afraid. Could it be that Limbaugh and Coulter are realizing that the policies that they pushed foward are finally being rejected by the American people? Listening to them you would have thought Obama just squeaked thrugh the election. That is a lie. The electoral map shows Obama got 365 electoral votes. Poor Rush. It's a shame when reality crashes in.

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  5. Forky Tongue!!!

    Rush, Hannity, and Coulter are Racists

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  6. Mike, FL

    I guess someone had one too many oxycontin again!!

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  7. Sigh

    Rush Limbaugh is grasping for attention now that Bush is out of office, he's like a screaming toddler, throwing a fit that the Republican party no longer dominates the government.
    You might even say Limbaugh is afraid of Obama now that his audience has vanished.

    January 26, 2009 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. Al

    Can't President Obama declare this guy a federal disaster area?

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

    Rash Lamebrain, what a clown.

    January 26, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  10. John Creamer

    Poor Rush! He counts his millions but he really doesn't count anymore, relegated as is now to the fringes of the American electorate, the Pluto of the Republican Party.

    January 26, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  11. Fred7

    It is truly astonishing how the Communist Nonsense Network filters out all rational posts and will only post the liberal lemmings. "Appropriate for posting" means far-left ideology.

    January 26, 2009 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  12. Justin from New Haven, CT

    Yeah we're afraid of idiots that actually listen to him for their mental health because it's expensive on the taxpayer to medicate them.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  13. Andrea 'Enthal

    Obama's overwhelming victory in the polls, and all the positive energy surrounding him are likely to result in at least one thing: listenership to the EIB network heading down.
    The better Obama handles problems, the less people will care what this extreme ideologue radio talk show host has to say.
    When the EIB Arbitrons head down, Limbaugh will lose stations, and eventually head back to the obscurity his views deserve.
    It won't happen over night, but then neither will the economic turn around.
    He may think he has "talent on loan from god" but basically he has airspace on loan from advertising revenue.
    And when that revenue goes, so will his stardom.
    It happens to every media figure eventually. With comments like that we can hope the end of his days are coming soon.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  14. Ben in Dallas

    Dear R in Florida,

    CNN has published your "ideas" on this blog. And the fact that you have politics to the far right of genghis Kahn is irrelevant. What is relevant is that you seem to believe in socialism for the rich or at least you ignore it. And worse you whine when you can't wait for the CNN editors to to their thing. I think this forum is too smart for you.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  15. YS from MO

    This guy is a waste of space who is in dire need for attention. Everything that comes out of his mouth only makes sense to his buddies alike who doesn't want what's best for this country and who only think of themselves-so selfish and ignorant.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. miker

    if your not a liberal you have no free speach!!!
    Liberals are a very angry people and hate is in there blood, and they hate rush!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  17. Sue

    Mr. Limbaugh's statement indicates he is heavily into prescription drugs again.........

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  18. Lisa

    Rush Limbaugh sounds as small and pathetic as the bully on the schoolyard. He obviously has baggage.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  19. Jessica, Norther VA

    Are you serious? Why in the world would someone be afraid of you...unless you are going to sit on them and they can't push you of and have to listen to you ramble all day! You are fool to think that our the new president of the United States of America is afraid of one radio host. The man faced Hilliary Clinton and she is by far the brightest and strongest fighter that the democrats have had in years. You are just trying to stroke your ego because a lot less people are listening to you and you need to make up some type of excuse to make you feel better.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  20. Lancaster, PA

    What I cannot understand is why this Demon is still on-air. LimFat matches the discription of satan in the Bible- Fat blob , dirty, greesy, smelly, full of sin. He is a plegue on the earth. He opens his mouth and locus come out.

    January 26, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  21. Patrick

    "walter January 26th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

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


    January 26, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  22. I am sorry I voted for you Mr Obama

    Pelosi – Reid – Kerry-Obama - They certainly do deserve each other.

    January 26, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  23. 7pesos

    limbaugh speaks for and is a member of the white trash, redneck, war making, bush loving, southern slave states.

    the south never does good for america.

    always war, hate, christian creeps and uneducated ignorant losers.


    oh well, that's the south for you, folks !

    January 26, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  24. eaglekathy

    No one is scared of you, you old drug-addled windbag.

    January 26, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  25. Glenn Wishart

    Rush Limbaugh .... now there's an intellect!!
    ( as in "I can say whatever I want 'cause I've got the mike!" )
    Hey Rush can you spell MORON?!

    January 26, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
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