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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soundoff (2,847 Responses)
  1. Bob

    Rush ROCKS!

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  2. Nancy

    Me doth think the Liberals and Dems are protesting too much. Rush must be hitting a nerve!

    January 26, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  3. Allen, Philadelphia PA

    Saying that you want your president to fail is indirectly stating you want the whole country to fail...good one rush...why would people listen to this man's nonsense?

    January 26, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  4. Shutthe ****up

    Oh my gosh, Rush, you are still alive. I thought you dropped deal already. How can you work for satan and sleep at night, oh you are satan. Tell your buddies, Dick, Karl, and Bush, hi for me.

    January 26, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  5. Fred in Vicksburg

    Being afraid of Limbaugh is like being afraid of a slug in your garden. They are annoying pests.

    January 26, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  6. Big Joe

    Hundreds of comments and insults about Rush, no factual evidence of racism or stupidity. Left-wing playbook clearly states, when you can't compete in the arena of ideas, just call names! Look at all these posts for you proof.

    January 26, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  7. adam

    i don't even like obama as much as everyone else, but he would destroy rush
    well anyone with half a black heart would

    January 26, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  8. Fred Reyes

    Why should anyone afraid of an addict like Limbaugh...no way.

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

    Scared Rush is going to eat him, maybe.

    January 26, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  10. Sally

    Do no thoughtful, principled Conservatives have a radio show?? Do they not get airtime? How come this joker gets to be appointed as the on-air voice of the right??

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  11. DanyO

    Couldn't we just stop giving Rush any media attention? If he wants the country to fail, that's his opinion, but giving him national media attention does not help. Absolutely no good can come of it. Obama will never be able to please everyone on every issue, so lets just stop bickering on single issues, and keep an eye on the big picture.

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  12. Sam

    What an idiot this guy is and a drug addict that shouldn't have the platform to put out is hate from. Someone please show him the door and take him off the air

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  13. Dilligaf

    Reading some of these comments, it looks like a lot of the moronic, Kool-Aid drinkin' Obamaniacs mommies gave them their 5 minutes on da compooter tonight. Rush. Bad. The Chosen One. Good. LOLF! We have the biggest idiot since Carter running our country. Hang onto your wallets fools, this dude is coming for your $$$$$!

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  14. Amused

    I'm sure a black man who's overcome many odds to become the President in these turbulant times.... a man who has people who hate him because he's American, he's black, and he's the President.... is afraid of a fat white bigot hiding behind the skirts of Lady Liberty and freedom of speech.
    Rush needs to get over it. He's a poster child for why this country needs good healthcare and a top-notch education system. And a mama unafraid to box his ears! Isn't he lucky to have a President who swore to uphold the constitution that gives him the freedom to spout such rubbish?

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  15. Jen

    Rush calls it like it is! Sorry the liberals don't like it! They'll have a RUDE awakening in about six months.

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  16. Tomas E

    You know, Rush couldn't ever hold down a job until he got one where he spouted his mouth off constantly. I used to listen to him religiously and then I woke up in life. When I woke up, I realized Rush was a lot of hot air with little substance. I hope Rush fails! For the life of me, I don't understand Rush anymore. He's lost it! We've got a country that needs immediate help and by him blowing his mouth off like he does, he's not helping. He's adding to the problem.

    January 26, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  17. Larry "O", Missouri

    Shut Up. You are not the radio and political god!

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  18. Rick in Az

    As a independent I must state that I agree with Rush that Obama is frightened of him. With that said, I believe it's safe to say that on November 4th 53 percent of Americans stated with their votes that they to are frightened of Rush and those that agree his philosophy of running the government.

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  19. Sandy

    I wonder if the little boys at the 'tours' Rush goes on get scared when they see him?

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

    WALTER,

    CONSERVATIVES WOULD BE ENTERTAINED WATCHING PAIN DRY IF IT WOULD SPOUT MORONIC CHATTER!

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  21. Achai Kamau

    Let him talk. Like Sarah Palin, his extremism only serves to demonstrate the intellectual joke that is American conservatism.

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  22. pure liberal

    Most of those soooo afraid of "socialism" don't even know the meaning of socialism. It's so funny to ask someone what is socialism? and they give all sort of answers, no one knows. Fear usually lives in the minds of the illiterate. So, educate yourselves, be curious, read so you can have an educated opinnion and quit repeating what others fear. As far as Rush, what is it, a person or an illness?

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  23. Average American

    Rush, sounds like you need to lay off the Oxycontin...again.

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  24. Mim

    Awww, maybe he should get back on those drugs he was busted for.....then, maybe he'll "mellow-out".

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  25. Teresa

    I don't listen to junkies Mr. Limbaugh. Enjoy your pills.

    January 26, 2009 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
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