March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
5 years ago

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. Proud American

    This wacko and her supporters are some sick puppies!!!!

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  2. Nik

    I cant believe CNN is letting these idiots talk on their network Rush Limbaugh makes us as a country look terrible, and we wonder why every other country hates us.

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Bill

    Keep idolizing this piece of trash, conservatives. She does not reflect mainstream American values, and the more you allow people like her to speak for you, the more America will reject you and your values, like we did in 2006 and 2008.

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  4. Chenna Benna

    I said it before and I'll say it again. Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are the resons way Ronald Regan is rolling in his grave now. Although I'm not a conservative, I believe Ronald Regan was the true embodiment of conservatism and he came up with alternative ideas. Whether or not you agree with Regan's Ideas, he did offer some. This is the one thing Repubs today don't get. It's fine if the don't like the presidents ideas, but just saying "no" is not contributing to solving the problem.

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Obama - YES!

    AnnieMae Coultergeist and Lush Dumbaugh are the reasons Governor Palin stayed away from CPAC; wise choice Governor Palin!

    This woman rants on hate towards the Obamas, yet she includes them in her books and every statement she makes because she knows that the name "O-B-A-M-A" SELLS!

    She is even emulating Mrs. Obama by wearing sleeveless dresses! LOL! Emulation is the best form of flattery!

    I am still curious as to why Coultergeist and Dumbaugh aren't married and why they never talk about their families.

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. ines

    ..cause that's the type of people who make up CPAC.

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  7. Justin

    When does David Duke give his address?

    February 28, 2009 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  8. Libs are Goofy....

    @ Nick Drance February 28th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

    This lady is so adept at insulting and disrespecting others it's unbelievable. It's one thing to have an opinion, it's another thing to be nasty about it…......

    Geee.... do you think some of your sniveling lib compadres on this site would adhere to your advice? You guys are are always quick to label someone as "meanspirited, hateful...etc" while in the same post being meanspirited, hateful...etc

    hypocrite losers

    February 28, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  9. Phil the Engineer (a new demographic)

    No one can put the "fashion" in Fascismquite like Ann.

    February 28, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  10. gg

    Iwas the repubqueen till sarah took crown

    February 28, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  11. Palmer

    This is wonderful! It's so nice to see the Republican Party hang itself like this. Limbaugh/ Coulter in 2012! Yes!!!

    February 28, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  12. Marty

    Dr. Phil should provide some counseling to this nut case.
    We shut the lady's (the nut case on View) mouth. Now need to shut his one too.
    SNL – these nuts are your laughing stock..

    February 28, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  13. AJ in Flas

    To all the"kool aid"drinkers and socialist symphazisers, DO YOU FORGET MSNBC CHRIS MATTHEWS OR THE VIEW" JOYCE WHAT'S HER NAME INSULT PRESIDENT BUSH...??? CONSTANTLY

    WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF...????

    February 28, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  14. Central Scruitinizer

    What a knuckle dragging dittohead. Her hands are frightening . No glove needed for softball.

    February 28, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  15. Independant Thinker

    My, my, my.

    Sooooo many HATE filled liberals on here today.

    Maybe y'all are just jealous.

    February 28, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  16. joyce

    hey rob who do you listen to? fixed noise.....(fox news).......lol

    February 28, 2009 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  17. Allison

    This is trash making the GOP trash.

    February 28, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  18. Ada

    It's so hilarious to see the libs getting upset when truth is spoken...

    February 28, 2009 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  19. lou-dallas

    ...you go girl...those main stream media guys and Obama worshipers find it hard to hear the truth...I imagine they miss their Bush bashing parties and get-togethers...

    February 28, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  20. Brenda(Georgia) Sick of this racist pig

    Rush, Go get a life! No once cares what venom that you spill. What does Rush, Newt, Palin, John Boyner, Mitt. and all those other racists have in common. HATRED for people who don't think like them. They lost get over it and grow up. As americans we are trying to rebuild our country where you dumb as Republicans messed it up. Now we see what you were up to for 8 years. Stealing, embe.zzling, cheating, lying
    and helping to tear this country apart. Go shut up and sit down and hope you can keep a following of idiots.

    February 28, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  21. TulsaJoe

    Hate. Venom. Division. Exactly what one might expect from Ann Coulter. What a nasty woman. I simply change the channel when either her or Malkin are speaking. Despicable human beings.

    February 28, 2009 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  22. Zeke

    And the GOP wonders why they are on a downhill slide.

    February 28, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  23. NoLeftTurn

    You liberals love it when your left wing comics or media dish it to the repubs but you are a bunch of babies when someone sticks it to you!!! Go play some basketball!

    February 28, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  24. B

    "Alternative prom crowd"?

    Does Coulter really want to be someone to make comments on people's life choics or physical appearance? The closest thing to a date that Gorgon has seen is when her Adam's apple actually became self aware.

    February 28, 2009 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  25. LayeLynn

    Republicans are scraping the bottom when they're down to Ann Coulter.

    February 28, 2009 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
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