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. Lou from CT

    Hey Rush – go back to your EIB studio – have something more to eat – and SHUT UP!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. FLUSH RUSH

    Limbaugh is a piece of crap. A steaming, stinking pile of turd and nothing more. He is the scum of the earth, along with Bin Laden, Bush, child raping priests, meth crazed gay evangelist preachers, foot-tapping bathroom sex-wanting Senators and vile, cowering disease infested junkies. He is a drug addict who wishes the worst for America in order to further his own pathetic and miserable agenda.

    To make anything this kook says into a "news" story shows a complete and utter lack of integrity and professionalism on behalf of cnn.

    FLUSH RUSH.

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. obama mania

    I am just laughed...........laughed................laughed..............laughed.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................and..............laughed

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  4. Worried in MO

    Obama is worried about Rush Limbaugh because Limbaugh will get the message out that Obama is what he is. Obama has used crack cocaine, and slept with a man according to a report that was hidden from most American's eyes. This man is going to change our country, all right. It will be changed from everything our forefathers set up up. He will sign bills that will ultimately control us, and stir up a racial war in this country that hasn't been seen since the Civil War. Obama needs to get out of the office, and I hope it is done soon, so that we can get on with things.

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  5. Raquel

    The mad mind of a drug addict. This is the voice/face of the Republican right? Rush......even the name implies drugs! Amusement does not constitute fear. People laugh at you. No one, especially not the most powerful person in the United States, is scared of you, you fool.

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  6. Tony

    Limbaugh should be charged with sedition, he insights anger towards the government with outright lies...

    Those that follow him without actually getting another data point to support his argurment are nothing more than sheep...

    - former republican...

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  7. bush league

    Osama Bin Limbaugh? The great patriot. LOL. Hes got enuf money. Maybe he just needs more drugs and wives.

    January 26, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  8. atom

    rush rush rush.....
    another sarah palin trying to say anything to stay relevent,
    this guy should load his mouth up with some truths for once and do us a favor
    people that listen to this garbage and believe it should follow suit
    liberal haters ha ha
    forget all sides the system needs to be scraped

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

    Ignore this fool that's the only sure way he will fade away

    January 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  10. Sick of Stinky Limberger

    Rush you stink like a piece of old french goat cheese rotting in the Riveria sun. Do us all a favor and gag it! Your opinions are formed from the mouth of a coward, who hides behind a microphone and has never contributed one useful, positive act to society–except getting arrested and going off air for a time. At a time when our country is smoking and the flames are about to erupt your windbag mouth fans the fires of dissent and hate, that is not what this country needs right now. Do something useful and retire, help other drug addicts get their life back together, at least you know something about that.

    January 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  11. Bob in Texas

    Major lack in Judgement by Obama to call Rush out by name. Rush might be full of it, but the President of the United States does not tell people to stop listening in another US citizen. It shows weakness.

    January 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  12. Chris Hopfe

    I find it hard to give a former Oxycontin addict any of my time. How many times was this moron wasted out of his mind when spewing his drivel. Wake up folks, stop letting someone else tell you what to think. You too can examine the facts and come up with your own opinion. Rush, much like Michael Moore cash in on people's ignorance. They could care less what you think.

    January 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  13. Clayto

    Hey Belinda,

    McCain was born in Panama and Obama was born in Hawaii. That makes Obama a "naturalized" citizen and McCain not. Didn't every media outlet and even McCain himself make this CLEAR during the election. Wake up you automaton. You just proved the point that this man has you believing lies. How pitiful this makes your statement.

    Don't forget it was the Bush Administration that flew the Bin Laden family out of here when no other planes were allowed to be up in our airspace without military approval, not Obama, and it is he who has a unique upbringing that allows him to see both sides of the fence from both a religious and racial point of view. Something you or I can not. This will prove to be the balance this country needs. Lets not forget we founded this country with the intent of freedom of religion.

    Just because Muslims were responsible for 911, many home grown terrorists have done many horrific things. What about the wacco's in Waco should that make us hate Texans, Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh was a Christian and lets not forget all the priests and ministers that have been caught groping our kids. WAKE UP!

    January 26, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  14. Bill

    Yes, Rush, the President of the United States is afraid of you. Has it occurred to you that Obama hasn't taken your bait because he considers you insignificant?

    January 26, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  15. serge

    This man is need of attention.

    January 26, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  16. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    @ Walter......

    you can have 20 million idiots so what's your point???

    January 26, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  17. La Chatte

    Let's see if I understood this article. A sycophantic, narcissistic, megalomaniacal, Southeast Missouri State drop-out junkie worshipped by the fundamentalist sheep of the now-tattered Republican party thinks that a highly intelligent, articulate, Columbia/Harvard educated, solutions-oriented, physically fit United States President elected by 53% of We The People is afraid of him?

    LMAO! My sides are splitting and snot is coming out of my nose! Oh, ow, my tummy hurts. Delusion, thy name is Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  18. Shapan

    Hey, we are not living in medieval period, when fear was a tool of politics. President Obama is trying to relate the American peoples' dream with the reality and creativity with the self-confidence, not with the politics of fear. When these few will understand, this is the age of mutual respect, creativity, self-confidence, and unified efforts.
    However, let them live in their fictitious and fearful world. We shall go forward for the better future.

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

    Rush is suffering from illusions of grandeur!

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  20. Fred Reyes

    I'm sure President Obama is scared of Limbaugh...who is not scared of a lunatic like Limbaugh. This person just wants to ride on with the popularity of President Obama.

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  21. Brian

    Who is Rush Limbaugh?

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. RB NJ

    Rush is on DRUGS again!!! Obviously he is losing his mind.........you do not fear IGNORANCE.

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. Jeremy

    Walter, 20 million listeners? not quite. check those numbers, especially in the coming week's after Arbitron's PPM expands to more markets.

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. pv2009

    Actually, Rush, we are all a little frightened by you! . It's very common for people to be frightened by "extremists and crazies" From what I can see it's probably a good time for you to get back on your meds. Yep, it's a free country, God Bless America and God Bless our President and yes, God Bless you, you moron!

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  25. Frank Lee

    That's an easy one, Walter.

    Idiots like you have nothing to think WITH, so you rely on the likes of Limbaugh.

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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