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. Joe Wright

    The conservatives I know would only visit a leftist liberal blog to read, and almost never comment. What I find interesting are the huge numbers (perhaps it's really only 4 or 5 under various names) of liberals who go out of their way to crash a conservative blog. They are always scared of the right. Even the older liberals are still cowering behind their computer screens in a prepubescent haze.

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

    "...she used what some observers called an anti-gay slur"??

    CNN, please confront homphobia for what it is: there is absolutely no dispute that "f--t" is an "anti-gay slur." She denied that she was using it about Edwards, but the uproar was over her use of the word itself more than its implications regarding Edwards.

    There is absolutely no reason to be wishy-washy about this, and I am earnestly offended that CNN feels the need to qualify this description in this way.

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

    and this is news....why ?

    February 28, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  4. AlRam

    Coulter the call girl!!!! Blah blah blah blah....

    February 28, 2009 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  5. muffy

    Coulter, Limpaw and Joe the plumber what a great group the GOP have to pick from. God help us they will never get elected dog catcher if that is the ilk thay invite to their conferences.

    The Repugs are so very envious of our wonderful Barack Obama that they don't know what to do or say. SICKO Group. The only one in the group who is worth his salt is Gov. Crist and he comes in last in their straw poll.
    I guess they still think we are as dumb as they are. Pathetic bunch.

    February 28, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  6. S. Boatman Warrensburg, Mo.

    the more this woman and rush talk the more votes the dems will get! keep flapping those lips ann! just dont forget to wipe the excrement off your chin when you are finished blabbing!

    February 28, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  7. jimmy-ohio

    i am not sure why anyone cares what she thinks considering she once told an audience at a university of kansas rally that "women are really too stupid to be given the right to vote",,,a shame really that wwhen there a good,intelligent conservative media types like thomas sowell,george will or victor hanson for exa,ple the right wing chooses to follow people like coulter,limbuagh or o'rielly these "controversial types are the jerry spring of political talk",,,but also the laft has to turn away from franken and maddow towards more inteligent and polite talk,,,what this country needs so badly right now is true ,open ,honest debate where respect is given to all,,,this garbage on both sides is doing nothing but futher the mess we are in,,,i am a proud democrat but i do not belive all repub are evil,nazi's or fascist's,,,plese do not call this retired marine a commie,socialist or unpatriotic amercian

    February 28, 2009 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  8. Donise

    I don't know what worst you or bring John Wayne Gacy back from the dead.

    February 28, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. franny

    is limbaugh still on drugs

    February 28, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  10. Beth

    I find it fascinating that the people in the "party of inclusion," liberals, can only make personal attacks. Apparently they don't have enough ammunition to attack what conservatives say, so this is what they are left with. Aren't we supposed to care about everyone? Anne Coulter is as much entitled to her opinion as anyone on the left. (I'd like to count how many of these comments refer to her as a blond bimbo.)

    February 28, 2009 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  11. LayLow

    CPAC are all racist!!

    What does Rush "FatBoy" Limbaugh think the President should do? If he doesn't want the President to spend all that money on the country, what does he want the President to do? How can the President fix the Country just being the President? The President needs money to fix this country and thats why he has asked for all those money! FatBoy is clearly a racist bastard.

    February 28, 2009 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  12. Chad

    So the CPAC thought it would be a good idea to invite

    February 28, 2009 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  13. snuggs

    I watched this thing, it was like a klan rally.

    February 28, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  14. S Callahan

    Wow that is cold!
    I am a Republican, and a Christian.....I just can't see God approving of so much bad talk. Didn't you read the part about 'love your enemies'? You can't change fate, this is all in God's plan so do your best to respect President Obama who is NOT the Messiah, nor Lincoln. Like it or not he is the leader of our country..and God demands we respect him. This country is not where it is at because of Pres. Obama..nor Bush...it has been in the making for many many years and many an unreprented heart.....it's what we 'all' have sowed.

    February 28, 2009 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  15. C.razy P.eople for A.nn C.oulter

    CPAC.

    I really can't wait for the HIP HOP makeover....

    Notorius G.O.P. is going to be hysterical!

    February 28, 2009 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  16. Shannon

    I had never listened to Ann speak or even read her books. But I did see her on Larry King a couple of weeks ago and how come shes so mad and hates people? Shes just mean.. And she thinks people love her. Shes so mean just horribly mean. I guess thats her and Rushes thing. How can anyone listen to that. Its crazy and would drive me nutts...

    February 28, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  17. tochi

    Dear CPAC-you are in a hole so keep digging with likes of Coulter and Limbaugh . It is so true " God first makes mad, those he wishes to destroy"

    February 28, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Mr./Ms. Moderator, please stop flagging my posts.

    This group is still stranded on Gilligans' Island.

    February 28, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  19. kelly

    If the Republican party would make a bonafide effort to be constructive they might be able to add some value. Allowing the likes of Coulter and Limbaugh to represent the party is just irresponsible. I hate it when I see people from either side acting hateful like this, but the fact that these two have become the biggest icons for the Republican party is the main reason I jumped ship. It isn't helpful to anyone.

    February 28, 2009 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Mr./Ms. Moderator, please stop flagging my posts. It's only on the weekends when I have a problem. Interesting....

    This group is still stranded on Gilligans' Island.

    February 28, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  21. robert guy

    As usual, Coulter was great! She, in her way, responds to the progressing, abject failure of the party in control in Washington.

    February 28, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  22. ja3p0

    you rock Ann! pathetic people span pathetic results.

    February 28, 2009 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  23. Sam

    Anyone who can stand listening to this she-devil has serious mental issues.

    February 28, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  24. kevincollins

    – Having pulled off their rather mediocre 53 percent to 46 percent victory -

    Quite interesting considering Bush won the '04 election by even less a percentage. Then again, "inconvenient facts" are something Coulter's made a career of ignoring.

    February 28, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  25. Chad

    The CPAC thought it would be a good idea to bring this bigoted, ignorant windbag to speak at their convention? Have they learned anything? I can't wait to see how many more seats the Democrats get in the next election for Congressmen and representatives. Keep appeasing the right-wing fringe in our country and continue to get power stripped.

    February 28, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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