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. xavier

    walter,
    20 million listeners? You're out of luck, that still isnt not enough to win an election.

    January 26, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  2. Eddie B

    Man you people spew vitriole when someone disagrees with your opinions.Calling people pigs and drug addicts doesn`t further your arguments very well!!The man (Rush Limbaugh) is being intentionally misinterpreted here.He didn`t say he hoped the country or BO failed.His statement was that if he pushed a Socialist agenda he hoped it failed.When you libs were on the ropes it was because people were so intolerant and wouldn`t give you a break.Wow ,now the shoes on the other foot and intolerance of free speech seems to be OK with you.The last President was dogged about everything that went wrong in this country so why shouldn`t people be able to speak their mind now if they think this president is not doing things correctly?Oh I get it you libs are only tolerant of opinions if you agree with them.

    January 26, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. Ray

    Is it any wonder why his followers are called "Dittoheads"? They sure can't think for themselves and need to keep drinking the kool-aid Rush keeps pouring for them. His audience is the same as who watch Faux "News" and kneel in adoration before their right-wing commentators.

    January 26, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  4. ray from canada

    Someone suggested they send Rush to Canada ... as a Canadian we don't want him either.

    January 26, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  5. Cathy

    Rush, Obama doesn't give you a second thought and that frightens YOU.

    January 26, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  6. Liza

    Sounds like Limbaugh is more afraid of President Barack Obama than Obama is afraid of you. The problem here, is that Obama has better things to do with his time than spend a moment of his precious time with Limbaugh.

    Limbaugh, is a disgusting, racist, and very sad human being.

    January 26, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  7. Allen

    RUSH LIMBAUGH: THE FOURTH BRANCH OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. Way to go, Rush! Keep 'em on the run!

    January 26, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  8. saw bay

    What kind of human being Limaugh is that he does not want another man to succeed in life. Maybe he wishes his family to fail too.

    January 26, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  9. socaldude

    walter:

    There are 300 million people in this country, and nearly 6 billion on this planet. Most of us don't listen to Rush, we prefer intelligent dialogue.

    January 26, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  10. M.K.

    Tom you're an obvious idiot and Limbaugh listener. Try educating yourself & stop letting someone else do it for you. Moron

    January 26, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  11. Ms.L

    This is Rush's way of getting attention, if everyone would continue to do him like we have for years especially through his pill popping years he will maybe go away.

    January 26, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  12. Pom

    In essence, does Rush truly contribute anything positive to the world?

    January 26, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  13. Leslie

    Oh, thank heavens. Rush is now getting some attention since his incompetent players have been sent home. How did he possibly manage for the last 8 years without the spotlight?
    No one is afraid of you, Rush. Most people are bored with you except for your 'Ditto-heads' who apparently don't have a mind of their own.

    January 26, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  14. JOEY/OREGON

    RUSH IS A MAJOR FACTOR WHY THIS COUNTRY IS DIVIDED.IF AMERICA BELIEVES IN EXPORT, HE SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO GO ....NOW!!!!!WHAT A JOKE.

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  15. Pete W

    Why would a popular President be worried about the thoughts of a drug addict?

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

    What is Limbaugh sniffing?

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. Jerry Decker

    Limbaugh you are dirt under President Obama's FEET!

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  18. charles

    delusional

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. Penn Voter

    Rush, fortunately or unfortunately a lot of conservative Americans share the same political point of view that you report on your show.

    However, you are and will continue to be a pompus self serving egotist. With little to no redeeming value.

    Be glad Obama was elected, because his election gave you fonder for your followers.

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. voter

    Obama afraid of the pillsbury dough boy. Please. Lose some weight and lay off the drugs then you can talk. So far the pillsbury dough boy makes no sense.

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. Bill

    Can someone please tell this druggie to just start using again and OD? I long for the day when I don't have to hear this pathetic loser's voice again. He is completely worthless.

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Ed Word

    In your dreams, you corpulent pig. You cowards like to talk big.

    Obama would kick you all the way to back to West Palm Beach like a piece of garbage.

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    ha Rush Limbaugh who listens to him anyways? What a great American... wanting our President to fail? Rush Limbaugh is a coward!

    January 26, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  24. Joe

    It is obvious that liberals can't do anything but hurl insults and call names.
    It is also obvious that not only Obama, but also the liberal media are all afraid of Limbaugh, otherwise they wouldn't pay him any attention.

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. shhhh

    I am yet to be astonished at this man behavior, , That's why I hope my kids, and my grandkids, don't have to be bother with useless people like this, who's seeds nothing but hate, divide, and discriminate if your, left, right, center, black, brown, red, or purple, it doesn't matter your not white! That's what he is really saying.to our President Obama by saying he is afraid of me. I think he should stop smoking those cuban cigars...it's effecting us now.

    Enough!

    sarah/florida-naples

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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