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. Reverend Jank

    The reason his show is listened to by so many is that he is a sensationalist who keeps people coming back with his shock tactics.

    January 26, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  2. Ohnoes

    lol Brian beat me to it!

    January 26, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. becazican

    why do people even listen to this stupid narrow minded druggie. He is a liar and doesnt care one bit about this country, only his own checking acct. Just turn him off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Proud American

    Hilarious how this slob really believes he is some how significant. Get over yourself Rush. America is wide awake.

    January 26, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Kurt

    Rush,

    Take an oxycondin and call me in the morning.....

    January 26, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Pat

    Rush is a fat old sissy man

    January 26, 2009 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  7. ANGIE

    Rush Limbaugh The pills are really getting to you Bud Limbaugh do the country a favor and od somewhere! Obama scared of him Laughable I guess his ego is as fat as his body!

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Katy

    Rush needs to get off the pillsl and then go back to rehab where MAYBE he can rejoin the rest of us in the real world. Nobody is afraid of that fat boy, ceertainly not the Prez..

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

    Can we not get rid of this Plump, Self-Professed-Important....
    Jerk?

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  10. Tom

    So he wants Obama to fail. He doesn't care if million lost their jobs or U. S. economy goes down the tube. Why would anybody listen to this fatso is beyond me.

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  11. Dave

    Everyone is scared of a frigging lunatic who thinks he matters

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  12. ajm

    Rush- you are a joke, but not even a funny joke; what a waste of airtime. Wait, no what a waste of air period.

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  13. gail

    Limbaugh is an unpatriotic blow-hard, that cares more about the access to power he had with Bush/Cheney than this country. Often times what you say says a lot about you and in Limbaugh's case it has just confirmed what I have known all along. He is a sad case, for sure.

    January 26, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  14. Franky

    LOL!!! Thuggery...

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

    Was Obama really warning them not to listen to him? He said they can't JUST listen to him and get anything done.

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

    He's just saying the most "controversial" thing he thinks he can say right now for attention and publicity. He's desperate for both since the Republicans (or at least Republicans like him) keep fading away. Just another sad attempt to remain relevant.

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  17. giv1p

    Well we see some haters out their we are use to it! I am glad that President Obama knows his stuff and no one can touch hims suck it up and hush Yall!!!

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

    Why do you think they call him Rush? Back on the hooch huh fat guy?

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  19. Michael F, Laguna Beach, CA

    At the risk of sounding cold, Rush is an ice hole.

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  20. Juanita Johnson

    Limbaugh,

    President Obama can take care of himself.

    Here's my concern.

    More, and more fans of your ilk are calling your counterparts to express their grief over day to day events as if you, and yours have validity to your mis-opinions. One caller expressed suicidal thoughts. Another expressed depression due to being fired today [01/26/2009]. If you, and your ilk continue in this vein irreparable harm could be done to many of your fans. And, how will you defend the rants of negativity if challenged in a court of law? We are all living on hope. Help those who need encouragement in these dire economic times.

    Juan in Georgia

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

    President Obama has made one mistake since he took office: noticing that this fat, foulmouthed, pill-popping cretan exists. Actually I hope that the right wing loonies DO continue to pay attention to Rush. The more they follow his thinking, the more irrelevant they will seem to everyone else...who is, how do I put it? Normal? Rational?

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

    7 words: Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.

    (Which also happens to be a book by Senator Al Franken.)

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

    Limbaugh says these ridiculous things because it gets people talking and listening to his station. He is the political Howard Stern. "What is he going to say next". Sound familiar? If people ignore this clown then he will go away. For him to actually want Obama to fail is for him to want this country to drown in the issues that are already plaguing it. Maybe that can be considered treason and instead of him being sent to a deserted island he can be shot. Thoughts?

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  24. Rush for President

    You losers need to learn to use "spell-check". You speak of Rush being a "divider" & a "racist". What about a president who thinks it's humorous to have a preacher at his inauguration who tells whites to "embrace what is right" ??

    January 26, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. Get Real

    No one is afraid of you, Limbaugh. You must have taken one too many pills again.

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