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. Craig in Kansas

    Limbaugh is afraid of the truth. We have a true leader in President Obama and Rush is running out of hot air. Limbaugh take an 8 year vacation. One way ticket.

    January 26, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  2. Colin

    Rush Limbaugh – Powered by Oxycontin and rage.

    January 26, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  3. KJ

    Why do you say such idiotic things? Is it to get publicity like Ann Coulter. What are we going to hear next, that the Holocaust didn't happen? You thrive on sowing discord and hatred among the people. SHAME on you and all other such Nazi agitators.

    January 26, 2009 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  4. Mike

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I needed a good laugh today!

    January 26, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  5. EJ

    Rush has fooled some of the people all of the time but right now that the sum of that some is less important than in the past which makes his craving for attention even more bizarre. He doesn't know the difference between being marvelous and marble less and he's definitely lost all of his to drugs and delusion.

    January 26, 2009 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  6. Marty, FL

    Please. President Obama is showing more courage addressing our global challenges than Limbaugh could ever understand from his simple mindset of radio partisanship.

    I would advise everyone to please watch President Obama's respectful interview with the Arabian community. It is truly inspiring what our new diplomatic leader says.

    January 26, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  7. rrr

    why wouldn't he be afraid? i've always been afraid of the anti-christ....

    January 26, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  8. mark

    Rush who?

    January 26, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  9. KC

    I used to watch Limbaugh in the 80's, back then I thought him a comedian. Today Limbaugh is just sad to listen to. I am a republican and in no way does this man (Limbaugh) represent much of anything I hold dear. This has nothing to do with what Obama is trying to accomplish, it has everything to do with a selfish bigot. Oh yea and I'm white.

    January 26, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  10. Cynthia; Bham

    Rush must be hitting the happy pills heavily now because some of the things that he says is just way out there.

    January 26, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  11. twiddly

    Rush Limbaugh is [still] a big, fat liar!

    January 26, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  12. Success for America

    Linburger is just an entertainer and everyone knows it. He is just a fat version of Ann Coulter. He knows if he does not do the "windbag" thing, he becomes more insignificant than ever. BUT......to wish our President to fail ???? Our President is attempting to bring relief to this country. How would anybody that totes as much Americanism as Linburger wish for failure? For a man that gets paid to talk, he has nothing intelligent to say.

    January 26, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  13. nate

    Limbaugh should go back to what he does best...abusing painkillers.

    January 26, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  14. jeak

    Who is Rush Limbaugh? UVA '06

    January 26, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  15. RaeofSun

    Fantasy = (Limbaugh's) EGO

    Sorry, sweetie. Nothing to be scared of here.

    January 26, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  16. Carolyn

    We should all be afraid of him. He's a frickin lunatic.

    January 26, 2009 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  17. Victoria

    How sickening. The only thing that people should fear about Rush Limbaugh is whether or not he's going to sit on them...

    January 26, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  18. Evelio Matos-Martell

    Mr. Limbaugh is clearly hallucinating on some kind of drugs. Unfortunately, it has come down to personal attacks from him to anybody who is not a republican.

    It is a shame that radio stations keep syndicating his show.

    January 26, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  19. Deb loves PA!

    Hmmm.
    Rush is a perfect example of why some species should, and do eat their young.
    It's so that they won't grow up to infect their colony! Too bad he isn't from a species that would have gotten rid of this rotten apple... Clearly, the fatty foods and, the illegal drugs have destroyed his gray matter!

    January 26, 2009 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  20. Jeff

    Walter- It's easy to explain. It's a lie, just like everything else you hear on his show. I just spent 2 minutes doing a Google search to find out that his audience was once 20 million but has been on the decline for years. You should question your sources from time to time.

    January 26, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  21. Denise

    Rush is so anti-American. No sane minded person would hope their government would fail and call veterans who happen to be democrates or independants fakes. As a retired veteran I am insulted that he is given air time and that people listen and believe this venom. If he wants President Obama to fail, he wants America as a whole to fail. We have people who have lost jobs, who are about to loose jobs and there are so called experts who can't even figure out what to do to get our economy back on track. That is what our government needs to concentrate on, not childish people like Rush. He needs to be quiet and pray that hard working Americans can get back to work.

    January 26, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  22. Conservative in Connecticut

    Rush has a huge following because a lot of people want alternatives to the "news" organizations that skew their presentations to left of center political agendas. His popularity will wane when the mainstream news media stops its bias for liberal values and politics.

    January 26, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  23. Sean

    He already is on one; its called Palm Beach.

    January 26, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  24. FactCheck

    The only thing scared of you, Mr. Limbaugh, is a ham sandwich.

    January 26, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  25. nelson davis

    AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE? IDIOTS. YOU THINK HEALTH CARE IN THIS COUNTRY IS SO GREAT AND IF YOU SOCIALIZE IT, IT'S COMMUNISM? MORONS. TOOLS OF THE RIGHT. FOOLS. GO MOVE TO RUSSIA OR CHINA – YOU WILL LOVE THEIR BRANDS OF CAPITALISM.

    January 26, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
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