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. David

    Clearly Rush has had one too many percocets . He should really read about the side effects.

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  2. Vicki

    Rush is the biggest idiot out there! Just like Ann Coulter!! In order to make money they have to keep themselves in the public eye. Please, if no one listens to him maybe he can get his big behind to the gym!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  3. Independent Dave, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    walter January 26th, 2009 8:58 pm ET

    Right Walter, thats why the GOP is in control, having done so well in the last 2 elections, and their ranks are growing! Explain that!

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Rebecca

    Rush is nothing but a big hot air bag.. I can't anyone listens to this joker!!

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  5. Elaine

    You should report on Rush's bipartisan plan for addressing the recession. That's the real news that came from his show today, not that he said Obama is afraid of him. He called for splitting the TARP TARP $$ 54/46%, the way the popular vote broke in the election. Democrats use 54% their way to help the ecomomy and Republicans use 46% their way.

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  6. evelyn

    Please folks, just ignore the drug addict!!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  7. Texas Teacher

    OHHH... RUSH.... BRRRR... YOU ARE SOOO SCARY! *lol*

    January 26, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  8. Forida Joe

    Limbaugh.......you are a pathetic piece of non important trash
    Given the challenges that we face for you to DARE to hope that President Obama fails show that you are still under the infulence of drugs...............We need to boycot anything that Limbaugh says .....In the words of the next Senator frmo Minnesota......RUSH LIMGAUGH IS A BIG FAT IDIOT..........................

    January 26, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  9. RMGofCO

    I feel sad for anyone that supports Rush and his views.
    This man is really full of hate and prejudice.
    I don't even consider the vile rhetoric entertainment.
    I hope that one day this man will just go away or open his heart and mind.
    I do not want the President, his policies or this country to fail. It will take more understanding and tolerance from all of us, to get on the better side of our current crisis'.

    Rush...he scares me.

    January 26, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  10. lulu

    Rush's listeners couldn't come up with an original thought if they tried, so they just listen wrong. That's why President Obama won in such a big way.

    January 26, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  11. Norah

    Rush Limbaugh is a mocker and a blasphemer. He wasn't brought up with good manners or faith. I cringe every time I hear him. I know he doesn' sleep well at night after a day on the radio. He is constantly having to make up some angle from the news he reads and comments on. What is the last book he read? I understand how people could revere this type of person. People that do parrot his exact divisve diatribes are not thinking for themselves.His show is way past being entertainment folks. I read this quote by Shakespere..."Rubbing the poor itch of your opinion, make yourselves scabs. He is scared of himself.

    January 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  12. bill

    Limbaugh, you are lucky. America is the only place that would allow a jerk like you to exist. Crawl back into the sewer from whence you came.

    January 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  13. lisa92865

    I've seen this before...anything liberals are afraid of, they talk mess about. They don't seem to want anyone with a mind of their own. And these are the same people who scream about freedom of speech. It's okay for them to call Rush a "moron" but say the same thing about Obama or any other lib "fave" and see what happens. The hypocracy has got to stop. It's completely anti-American. Freedom of speech is for everyone, whether you libs like whats being said or not. Looks like Obama can't handle the truth, huh?

    January 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  14. jimatmadison

    Obama's 'scared' of Limbaugh the same way I'm 'scared' of deliberately stepping barefoot in used cat litter. It's not fear, it's the very human reaction of disgust. Talk about full of himself.....

    January 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  15. Dirk in Colorado Springs

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

    Explanation: There are far many more moronic idiots in America than anyone previously thought.

    January 26, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  16. Suz

    Hate breeds hate, even if that hate makes no sense to the normal caring people out there. Limbaugh knows no other way to live. President Obama afraid of him? I dont think so, I feel sorry for him, he will never be able to positively influence anyone in his life. Wow, can you imagine how he felt when he saw the inauguration and all the positive feedback. I, for one, don't want to go down to his level, no wasting hate on him, not worth it.

    January 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  17. treadmarkz

    What a ridiculous human being Limbaugh has become.

    January 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  18. lucy

    I cannot decide who is crazier, Limbaugh or Blagojevich!

    January 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  19. john ippolito

    limbaugh and anyone who listens/agrees with him are nothing more than goofball idiots! it is truly unbelievable that so called intellegent
    people listen to this clown!
    come on people-no matter what party you support -this country has
    got to get moving in the right direction-fast!
    by the way,limbaugh-i doubt very seriously that the president is afraid
    of a person like you! you can not intimidate a flea!

    January 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  20. James D

    So the big fat liar is also a moron. Shocker.

    January 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  21. Ted

    In ref to comment by "walter" – Rush Limbaugh : Largest talk show audience with 20 million listeners and growing!! How do you Libs explain that???
    **********

    Those same 20+million people believe that Elvis is still alive

    January 26, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  22. debbie

    Limbaugh is such a loser. The comment that he wants Obama to fail is purely for his ratings. I think Rush senses that he is irrelevent and so now has to make nasty comments to get some press and convince everyone that he is still around. I don't think we as a people should ever hope that our elected officials fail. Limbaugh is beyond grotesque.

    January 26, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  23. Pierre Leduc

    The era of divided is over... Mr. Limbaugh is taking a lonely road toward his grave.

    January 26, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  24. Ella Guru

    Yeah, you're a freakin' Jerk, that's why. Thank goodness he won't wast his/our time like I am right now responding to this ridiculousness.

    January 26, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  25. Bob D. Caterino

    Rush doesn't wish Obama to fail, he knows he is going to fail because he is playing with the big boys now.

    January 26, 2009 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
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