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. Barbara Goldstein

    Limbaugh is a big fat, loud mouthed, pill poppin druggie who should be behind bars!!

    January 26, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  2. Richard Taylor

    Limbaugh id full of HOT AIR!!!!He has nothing better to do than to tear people down.Now I know why as a Republican I voted for OBAMA!!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  3. Kim Ohio Independent Mom


    I am not a liberal. He said he hopes he fails. If Obama fails right now we all fail. Are you a idiot!. This country is on the verge of disaster. He HATES Obama that much, that he wants his administration to fail. At this time I dont care if Bugs Bunny is in the white house. I want a successfull administration. I need to sale more homes and replinish my 401k. I know, you are to ignorant to understand that!

    January 26, 2009 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. Proud American

    Hey Rush the only thing the President of the United States and Leader of the free world is afraid of is your continued Drug Use and the affect its having on your brain. Well I guess you can call it a brain. Your a complete washed up, has been , IDIOT. I noticed how a few times a week your in the news, sounds to me like your scared and trying to hold on to your job, What are your rating numbers? Idiot

    January 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  5. Pattie Key

    Limbaugh is no loyal American. He is devisive and meanspirited with an ego bigger than him. NO one should pay any attention to someone who has such an evil agenda and who would wish failure on anyone, let alone the President of the United States. Limbaugh is a joke.

    January 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  6. cph9680

    What a joke.
    Rush needs lay off the crack!

    January 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  7. Mike in NC

    I love the idiots on here that say Rush is not important. He really isn't that important but here is what's REALLY funny. The LIBS LOVE TO BASH HIM AND TALK ABOUT HIM! So knowing this, he must be important to some degree or we wouldn't all be "talking" about him now, would we?

    Blessed are those that go in circles, for they shall be known as big wheels.

    January 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  8. Valerie

    Rush is mad that he is going to be out of a job. So the best way he can do this is by stirring up useless controversy.

    January 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  9. Charles

    Mr. President,
    Mute is the best answer.

    January 26, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. HUD

    Rush Limbaugh is a dieing breed in the U.S. an his follower.

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  11. renee


    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  12. Sammy

    Every time Rush Limbaugh blurts out something out of his mouth, he make a fool out of himself. He is like a 20 year old disillusioned dog that keeps barking and gets annoyed that nobody is taking it seriously anymore...

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  13. Brent Drayton

    This guy is a stone cold Racist. Honestly anybody who agrees with his views are crazy. In a time like this, with a economy on the verge of total meltdown, everyone reagardless of who you voted for should be behind this President. After 8 years of division and complete ignorance by the previous administration, President Obama cannot do any worse. Idiot, thats all I have to say about Limbaugh, Idiot!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  14. CMG

    The only person who should be scared of you is "you." If you had the intelligence of President Obama, you wouldn't know what to do with it. We don't expect you to give him a chance, and I doubt he is losing any sleep over it. The only really nice thing is that you are routinely on radio vs. TV. Thus, we only hear your annoying voice and are spared your disgusting face. Maybe you should move to Mexico. We know from only a few years ago of your contacts with that country.

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  15. TMB

    Lemme see I understand this: a bloated, convicted felon drug addict thinks the President of the United States is afraid of him? Hey Rush, do us a favor, *rush* towards Obama in a crowded or empty room so the Secret Service can finally get rid of your oxycontin self-absorbed delusional self. Then we can have another round of parties.

    You know who Rush is afraid of: ME!!

    By the way, is it true that Rush's oxycontin supplier was Sherri Johnston – Bristol Palin's baby's daddy's momma? Please get these folks on Jerry Springer ASAP! And bring Rush-boy and fellow rehab member Cindy McCain with them! :o)

    If nothing else, Rush is the poster child representation of the REDs (really expensive dunces).

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  16. SingingFatLady

    Nooo..you are afraid of Obama Rush. You are very afraid.

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  17. Tim C

    Isn't Rush Limbaugh a drug addict? All his diatribes seem drug addled, and a little cooky. Rush: Lay off the pills, dude

    January 26, 2009 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  18. vic

    Is there a bigger moron in our country today than Limbaugh? Who else would wish for the president of this country at such juncture in our history to fail? Maybe, just maybe the problems of GOP is that people like him have taken over of once a proud party.

    January 26, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  19. angry proud white man

    Rush is a god!!!!!!!!! if only Ted Nugent and Rush would run in 2012 there might be a hope to save this country. biraq Insane osama is the beginning of the end for this once great country. As soon as any politician speaks out against him, they will be labeled racists. It will be political suicide to disagree with the president from now on and it's going to be a rough 4-8 years with this nit wit at the wheel. I'm thrilled the smallest percent of the population has one of their own for a president, just wish it would have been someone with a clue and a real grasp on change for the better. I hope he can at least get my real estate value back up, so I can sell out and move to Mexico. Viva la Mexico!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  20. Valerie, NY


    January 26, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  21. Joe

    No Rush, maybe the President isn't afraid of you. Maybe he just finds you irrelevant.

    January 26, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  22. Limbaugh Is VERY SCARY

    What a dis gusting excuse for a man. Limbaugh is re pulsive.

    January 26, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  23. Bob

    Lexie January 26th, 2009 8:58 pm ET
    Oh please! What a pompous blowheart!
    You mean like Obama!?

    January 26, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  24. noah

    HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! he IS afraid!!! he knows Rush would call him out on all the holes, lies and reverse discrimination that he got elected on!!!!

    take that democraps.

    January 26, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  25. Kyle

    why is the most powerful person in the world scared of you again Rush?

    January 26, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
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