March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
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Coulter jabs Obama at CPAC

Democrats, President Obama and the media were the targets of Ann Coulter’s jokes.
Democrats, President Obama and the media were the targets of Ann Coulter’s jokes.

(CNN) - Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter’s 15-minute address at CPAC played more like a stand-up comedy act than a political speech.

Coulter delivered line after line of jabs at President Obama, the Democratic Party and the media – each met with roaring laughter from the crowd.

The commentator – who is no stranger to controversy – first went after MSNBC, calling the hosts the “alternative prom crowd.”

Pointing to recent comparisons of Obama to Jesus and Abraham Lincoln, Coulter said the media has turned from being the people’s watchdog to the “government guard dog.”

“Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t see Lincoln text messaging with Scarlet Johansson … and I forget, how many times did Lincoln vote present?” she said, to much applause.

Coulter likened members of the media and Democrats to parents “gushing” over a newborn baby.

“Having pulled off their rather mediocre 53 percent to 46 percent victory, liberals can’t stop boasting about their new baby boy,” she said.

She said it was interesting that Obama’s “adorers” in the media compare him to Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, because, “apparently they can’t think of a Democratic president worthy of being compared to.”

“If [Obama] thinks people wanted change in 2009, wait until 2012,” she said.

Coulter has a long history of making controversial comments about politicians. Following her appearance at the 2007 CPAC, multiple companies asked to pull their ads from her Web site after she used what some observers called an anti-gay slur to describe then-Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

She was also at odds with Sen. John McCain during the campaign season, saying "John McCain is not only bad for Republicanism, which he definitely is - he is bad for the country."


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  1. JayLea

    Another blond Bimbo on a stick!

    February 28, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Kyle

    Another fool rushes into the CPAC!

    February 28, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. Peter E

    This is the woman who hated John McCain so much she actually said that if he gets to be the GOP nominee, she'd campaign for Hillary Clinton... And I'm being serious, you can look it up! So don't take her too seriously.

    February 28, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  4. rob

    Here comes the hate from the CNN crowd, enjoy.

    February 28, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. David

    This is one of the reason why they will never get back into the main stream of Politics. This woman isn't a person that want to bring people together she only believe in her book sells and for the life me I don't know why.

    February 28, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. Trent

    Ann Coulter is the one who will be jumping out of the cake afterwards and into the beds of her adoring fans.

    February 28, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Julianna

    Ms. Coulter truly reminds me of a pestering red ant...
    We all surely don't need her and her disrepect for the goverment...

    February 28, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. Wesley

    She got to the top or on top by the usual Bimbo method.

    February 28, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. chad in avery, ca.

    IDIOTS!
    why would you want her at your party?
    limbaugh and coulter are losers
    1

    February 28, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  10. Peter E

    She's right as far as Obama goes, but she fails to mention that the media's love affair to him isn't unique. This same 'liberal' media also likened Dubya to Reagan and Lincoln, and were the number one advocates for the Iraq war in '02 and '03, spreading the fear the administration fed them without question.
    But the corporate media does not take responsibility for their actions, nor do they answer to the voters. They only answer to advertisement dollars.

    February 28, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Willy Brown

    Good job Ann!

    February 28, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. TracyM.

    Ms. Coulter, you are the only woman I have ever really hated. I've always been able to at least partially justify another woman's actions or words, but not yours. However, that being said, you are absolutely entitled to your opinion, and you are absolutely welcome to spew your venomous vomit. It just makes people tired. And tired Republicans don't vote. I just wish, just once, I could see a Republican practice what s/he preaches. Just once.

    February 28, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. If you don't like it go back to Europe!

    I am looking at C-PAC now and it looks like they all share 1 brain and the MaHaRushie holds the key. Hey, if you don't like the country go back to Europe!

    February 28, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Reed

    Why is it that every Republican woman has poured a bottle of piss yellow hair dye over her head?

    February 28, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  15. PAUL

    Just another reason I'll never vote Republican.

    February 28, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. arithmetic is liberal

    Ahhh, Ann Coulter. She is the best satirist of Republicans that the liberals have.

    This woman is God's gift to satire.

    Oh wait, you mean the drivel coming out of her mouth is meant to be taken seriously?

    Even funnier!

    February 28, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    YAWN AND YAWN AGAIN.... RIP GOP

    February 28, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  18. Peter E

    She suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder. Nobody pays her any attention that only she thinks she deserves.

    February 28, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  19. PAUL

    Coulter has been adorned by many.......as long as the paper bag was in place.

    February 28, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  20. Gayle G.

    Ann Coulter is a loser! With a capital "L", capital "O", capital "S", & so on... She also thinks she is "all that" when she's UGLY!!!

    February 28, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  21. Sandra

    Why do people like Ann resent the fact that Obama is popular? OK, I know why, but the GOP can surely do better than just paint Obama as some sort of religion. Do they not have a viable candidate of their own to promote? Why are they a party of bashers? All they can do is paint this negative picture. So sad...

    February 28, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  22. Jack in Ohio

    Typical Republican cheerleader. Boo Hiss!

    February 28, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  23. G.R.

    A pathetic, empty figure looking for the limelight the only way she can get it. If this is a Republican icon, then we are safe from further foolishness from that party. Another indication of nothing to offer and negativity as a strategy for governing. A party of the lost.

    February 28, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  24. Peter E

    Okay. We already knew the media is obsessed with presidents. What's her point? In what way should republicans change their ways to respond?
    In her years commentating she hasn't had one single point, or constructive advice. She only complains.

    February 28, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  25. Ellie

    Isn't this the chick that was in my brothers backseat last night?

    February 28, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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