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. Pattie K

    Go take some more pills, Rush. You're a friggin' moron. NOBODY wants to hear anything you say! JUST GO AWAY...FOR GOOD!!!

    January 26, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  2. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

    What an idiot! The only thing bigger than his ego is his capacity for stupidity!

    January 26, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  3. Mary

    Who ISN'T afraid of Limbaugh and the garbage he spews? He is terrifying, mostly because he actually believes in the stupid crap he says. The one thing he's good for is a gooooood laugh. Seriously. What a pompous jerk.

    January 26, 2009 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  4. Ares X

    There are not enough words for me to show my disdain for this character Rush Limbaugh is divisive and absolutely the last thing anyone should care to listen to in this country especially now. In my eyes, you are the fuel for hatred that could lead weak minded individuals who actually believe what you say to foolish acts of aggression. i believe in freedom of speech of course, but with clear messages. Not one in which shows a hidden agenda beneath it. The world can be a better place based on ground breaking events over the past year. Our president has not even had a chance to prove himself yet and your already riding him. We just finished the term of a president who drove our country to the ground and we are on our knees, and this is who you supported Rush? Says something about your judgement and stubborn nature. In addition Obama is not scared of you, Im sure he is thinking of a way to silence people like you and others who stretch freedom of speech to the realm of hate.

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  5. Mike

    I'll bet the name Limbaugh has not even crossed a single synapse in Obama's brain since Nov. 4th or before

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  6. Perusing-through

    Rush, when are you going to learn that you are nothing to 99.99% of the American populace.

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  7. Jimbo - st. louis

    Although Rush has been over the top and trying at times... he is a breath of fresh air after all the leftist lunatics we have to deal with. Obama and his thugs are a disgrace to mankind. No civility.

    Rush.. keep it coming.

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  8. Viv

    Americans have better things to do than go NEGATIVE! I agree with the President. Stop Listnening to Satan!!!

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  9. Brad

    Given CNN's multiple mis-characterizations and out-of-context reportilng of Limbaugh in the past, I have difficulty believing this piece. What other reports are skewed?

    January 26, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  10. A.

    The way that Rush has been fapping over Barack Obama for the last year and a half? I'm thinking that Rush is more terrified of Obama than Obama could give a crap about him.

    January 26, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  11. LBC

    The only worry that Obama should have in regards to Mr. Limbaugh is that his constant stream of hot air will radically increase the rate of global warming.

    January 26, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  12. baby

    This limbo freak is so racist and so ignorant. I cannot believe anyone would give him the time of day. By the way, I know exactly what his name is. I just think the term limbo is more suitable for someone with his obviously low level of mentality.

    January 26, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  13. cindy

    rush limbaugh is an idiot

    January 26, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  14. Jersey boy

    Talking all that crap about the president.... all I have to say is I hope his taxes are intact.

    January 26, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  15. TX_C

    Rush better be scared of Obama. Rush needs to be taken down/off radio - promoting nothing but hate and praying on mental ill people.

    January 26, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  16. mamosa

    Casting aspersions.
    Those nasty conservatives!
    Rush gets his hook caught.

    January 26, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  17. Larry D.

    And the Republican party would still like to know why the voting public kicked them to the curb. With idiots like Limbaugh on their side, you would think they will eventually get the picture. This is a time for unity, not hatred.

    January 26, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  18. Leonard

    If Limbaugh has 20 mil loyal fans, that is terrifying, even for some conservatives. That does not indicate the level of convervative values in this country, it explains alot as to why most so many Americans really are NOT as smart as a 5th grader!

    January 26, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  19. Mackie

    Rush makes me gag...

    January 26, 2009 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  20. Chad

    This drug addict is still on the radio? lol I thought he went away in the 90s. What a joke he is. He'll probably get higher ratings now that their is a democrat in office.

    January 26, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  21. Emma

    Pitiful, chubby Rush. Little man. Small brain. Loud mouth. Thought we got rid of the likes of him.

    January 26, 2009 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  22. Eiger

    Those wondering what happened to the Republican party over the last 2 decades need look no further than this man. The more he talks, the more polite society (and voters) recoil. Funny that the right wing can't see that, isn't it?

    January 26, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  23. Kay

    I DON'T BLAME HIM, I BLAME THOSE WHO SEND HIM MONEY TO SUPPORT HIS HABITS!

    January 26, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  24. steve

    Hey walter... I can't hear you over the sound of your banjo. You heading out Californee-way this sewing season? Da-da-der-der-der-der-der-der-der.

    January 26, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  25. Larry

    Rush is Right.! Liberals only know how to call names and hurl insults. Just look at these comments here! Liberals are like immature children that have no ability to deal with logic and reason. Liberalism(i.e. Socialism always fails in the end in all of World History because it is based on faulty principles that destroy a society) Rush will get the last laugh! Carry on with your childish insults!

    P.S. Obama will greatly disappoint most of you liberals in a year! This will be fun to watch your great liberal disappointment while Obama wrecks the country!

    January 26, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
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