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. Susan in NC

    Same 'ol names, same 'ol faces, same 'ol ideas, same 'ol GOP - NO new ideas, nothing positive, and ZERO credibility!

    February 28, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. Logical

    When I want a lesson in morality, I'll ALWAYS turn to Limbaugh...
    who just said he issued a LIE that he was invited to the White House unexpectedly and then said it was just "a little trick" on his radio audience....NOT !

    February 28, 2009 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  3. Big J

    If the CPAC wanted to trot out comedians, why not bring out some that are actually funny? Like Don Rickles, Larry David, or even Fred Flintstone?

    February 28, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  4. texas teacher

    You liberals are funny. I enjoy reading your ranting and raving. It makes me a stronger Republican. Keep on hating!

    February 28, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  5. Sam

    Joyce, if your husband is 100% sc disabled through the VA then most likely is receiving his social security...I'm sure both were awarded to him in his prime. I know that those 2 incomes should top 3000.00 a month. You cant live on that? Try being a senior citizen (that worked all their life) and trying to live on 700.00 a month.

    February 28, 2009 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  6. kay segle

    Amazing how the "oh so sweet liberals" ears are offended by Ann. I guess it's because they never say ugly, vile, disgusting, unpatriotic things. They don't understand the truth when they hear it, delivered by a witty beautiful and smarter than them all woman! Oh wait, they do have: Hillary, Pelosi, Boxer (yeah the entertainment , beauty and kindness by dem women just keeps on coming)

    February 28, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  7. Bill

    Only morons listen to this tired tramp.

    She is a joke, but then again the republicans and "conservatives" seem to fall for these BIMBO's – that must be why they are out of ideas, out of energy and out of power.

    February 28, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  8. Chelle in Fla

    LOLOL Funny...go ahead have your jabs...that's all losers can do anyway!

    February 28, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  9. Cecil

    And she doesn't have any new ideas either. Wake me when the republicans wake up.

    February 28, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  10. johnny

    And the republican party continues to focus only on the strength of their party, and ignore the problems the country is facing. Good for ALL of us!

    Oh, and Ronald Regan is dead.

    February 28, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  11. Joshua Jenkins

    I am posting this comment to voice my complaint with cnn giving a platform to both ann coulter and rush limbaugh. These two individuals are the most ridiculous individuals on the air. More disturbing is that cnn is giving any time to either of these goofballs. I am most concerned that you are allowing these individuals to rant and rave their hate speech on your station. This will be the last time that I tune in unless and until you give a formal apology to the american people that actually elected President Barack Obama. Whether rush or his cohearts want to acknowledge Pres. Obama as the leader of our country, doesn't matter to me, and I am most concerned that you are allowing this hate mongering and, in my honest opinion, unpatriotic language, to be aired, is very unfortunate. I encapsulate this as a current day lynching of the GOP of the President. Absolutely disgusting. Finally, I will make sure that the rest of my patriotic, President Obama supporters, and Americans will provide comments on their levels of disgust, and also discontinue tuning in to CNN until we hear the official apology for giving these treasonous individuals a platform.

    Respectfully

    February 28, 2009 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  12. baadbob

    It's no wonder she get get lai....

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

    Coulter- just another big mouth do-nothing a__hole!

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

    coulter & palin should get a room together and have hot lesbian sex with each other!

    February 28, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. Adriana RM Marietta,Ga

    Stop giving her airtime.

    February 28, 2009 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  16. Ben

    I take solace in watching Ann Coulter's appearance more and more match her toxic personality. Why someone would intentionally watch her do anything is beyond me (or, more appropriately, below me). Ann, enjoy the remainder of your wretched life as a rancid big mouth. Perhaps Rush will share his oxycontin to take the edge off of each of your miserable lives. I have never heard one redeeming statement come out of either of you and I am, frankly, irritated that I have to share the same air as you.

    February 28, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  17. Big Ed

    Has anyone else noticed that there is never a man with her? Does she have a boyfirend or a husband? I am begining to think that all that hate and all those made up "facts" she continues to be called on may be directly connected to a strong case of sexual frustration. It is nice to see that she now has two dresses in her wardrobe!

    February 28, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  18. mimi

    COULTER.......WHAT A MEAN SPIRITED RED NECK !!!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2009 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  19. idiot

    This woman is an idiot.

    February 28, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  20. Patty

    They listened to Bush – what happened?
    They listened to McCain- " "
    They listened to Limbaugh, Rove, Pauline, Plumber-and now –
    this White Stick- Ann C.-–all white people, you bet , the GOP-Goofy Old Party will disappear for good.

    February 28, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  21. jay

    Why does anybody give cred to this Coulter dude?

    February 28, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  22. Frozone

    Why do conservatives hate America?

    February 28, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  23. Joey Eddy

    Okay your a blonde bimbo, neocon, venomous blah blah blah if you point out others lies. Obama is up to over 200 proven lies from promising to have no lobbyists influencing government to saying he didn't want pac money etc etc way over 200 promises and he lied about all of them. He took every PAC cent given to him, he hired Clintons cronies, his cabinet is full of lobbyists etc etc. How come if someone points out this guy lied about everything to everyone to get elected they are poison? The bible thumpers are loving the fact that Obama has traded a truth for a lie, the Republicans are glas Obama took all that Wal Street election cash and lies daily and or flip flops. The founding Fathers of this nation would be mor ealigned with Coulter than with Obama the bisexual, crack smoking first african american president. Has the public school system failed so bad that people no longer can read betwen the lines? Coulter is a voice crying in the wilderness...

    February 28, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  24. Larry

    Coulter should be the last person on earth to make another public appearance. She just need to crawl into a hole and stay there.

    February 28, 2009 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  25. Bud in NC

    FLASH!! This just in. There were confirmed actual sightings of Coulter leaving the CPAC meeting riding on a broom. She was picked up on RADAR heading for the land of OZ. Someone get Dorothy on the phone immediately. We need help.

    February 28, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
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