March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
8 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. Whiningliberal

    It was only 7 years ago that the Republican Party had both houses and the Presidency. The libs and their cult of personality are big now, but the pendulum keeps swinging. Enjoy it while you can, hope your taxes go up and the Hollywood crowd starts running the country; things will change quickly.

    February 28, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  2. Ryan

    I love that youtube Video where she totally got schooled by Al Franken.. hahaha. She's such a moron.

    February 28, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  3. RJ

    Ann Coulter is obviously extremely good and successful at what she chooses to do - irritate liberals.

    What other explanantion can there be for the plethoria of childish, illiterate responses from the far left-wing liberals who clearly dominate this biased web site.

    February 28, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. Rob

    It's so funny to see that you highly-educated, and seriously intellectual people getting so fumed ! Why don't you get out of the library and do something good for our country, for a change ? Maybe trade in that Volvo/Saab and buy a new U. S. brand automobile, or a new house to help the economy and Pres. Odumbo...He could use the help !

    February 28, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. Weepy

    HOORAY for Coulter!!!! In one month we "conservatives" are so tired of hearing from "that one". (Meaning the Obama person) So far, it has just been "words"-"Oh, I'll make another speech," he says. The lemmings don't know the difference between quality or quantity. They are so willing to blindly follow Mr. Obama, that they don't recognize it when they are being fed "PAP". Good Gosh!" What idiots! Back in my boy scout days, "all fuse and no bang" added up to failure.

    February 28, 2009 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  6. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    If they listen to Coulter, they're not listening to America. This is exactly why the GOP suffered so many staggering losses in the last two national elections. We no longer want rightwingnut leadership.

    February 28, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. Debby

    The scary part is Coulter was right on with her comments about Obama.

    February 28, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  8. Donna

    The media is the people's watchdog? Then why didn't the people know about the lies that George Bush told in order to start a war?
    The Republican's left us with a deficit. Now, they think it's a bad thing. Oh yeah, they had to lie about a war to get to that point. Obama's talking about affordable health care and a good education for all Americans. He's doesn't have to lie about it either.

    February 28, 2009 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. Tina Fey

    Yes, she is mean spirited. I only did funny little jabs, because that what we liberals do. I mean, we're the nice, inclusive type, not like those mean conservatives. I'm not condescending or elitist, just funny. And I do like little people.

    February 28, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  10. arivera

    Keep it coming Ann, between you and Rush the dems will never have to campaign again. I don't know if you really believe what you are saying or if you are just trying to put on a front for a crowd of whites that resemble lynch mobs from yesteryear.

    February 28, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  11. Stoph in Marietta

    She's such a's sad that the GOP has her and "Flush" Limbaugh as the spokespersons. It's going to make Barry "what me worry?" Goldwater look like Ronald Reagan in 2012. It's a party of white, overtly religious (i.e., they wear it on their sleeves), anti immigrants, pro-war, and anti-abortion (how many have actually adopted an 'unwanted' child?)?

    February 28, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  12. Believe in Unity

    Why can't she or Rush for once be friendly. Their remarks are always sarcastic, negative, and divisive. If this is the new GOP prescription, they will soon be a dinosaur.

    February 28, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  13. Jim

    The fact that you hate and ridicule Ann and all other conservatives is because you know that these people will never compromise their values and beliefs just to get along with you.

    As to bringing people together; what liberal does not revel in their creating and applying labels to groups of people? What liberal does not enjoy cataloging each group' s perceived victimhood? Conservatives see the American people as Americans, not clumps sorted by race, creed and circumstance. All people are created equal, but that in no way guarantees an equal outcome. It is still up to the individual to make themselves successful. No government program can ever do that.

    The most hate filled, racist, and condescending people are the liberals. How's that for lumping folks together?

    February 28, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  14. J. Williams

    Because Coulter and FOX didn't act as "guard dogs" for Bush.

    February 28, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  15. Debby

    Hey CNN why aren't you mentioning how toned Coulter's arms are and she is in her 50's.

    February 28, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  16. Emma, San Jose

    She is no "lady."

    February 28, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  17. chuck


    February 28, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  18. better now

    I hope that "Christian want-a-be Conservative Man kind" get the HATE out and actually stand for something!

    Get real GOP is now a minority group see how it feels!

    February 28, 2009 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  19. LarryK

    Hey - She's just an entertainer, just like Joan Rivers or Phyllis Diller. She's a comic with a political twist and merits the same level of respect. Enjoy the comedy but realize this is not a woman of substance and her opinions are essentially worthless. She's a female Don Rickles.

    February 28, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  20. Mike

    The CPAC Meeting just showed why the Democrats took over the White House, House of Representatives, Senate, the majority of Governorships and thousands of city and town councils in November.
    Not one conservsative there offered a single solution for our problems we are facing – not one. All they did was blast Obama and the Democrats and make fun of them.
    Is Obama and his policies an answer to our problems? I don't have a clue, but know what and who the answer is not – Republicans and Conservaties. God help us all.

    February 28, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. Independent White Woman!!!

    Ann looks like Rush Limbaugh in Drag....yea you da man by the way are you related to cousin IT of the Adam Family ???.....yea you be da man.... You disrespectful hateful Bimbo ...Good you covered that huge man size neck*** I notice you didn't have any solutions .......just BS and hate not a good example for the Young People

    February 28, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  22. Ron Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

    I hope Joy from the View sees this and calls Ann out.I sure would like to see them mud wrestle.This just goes to prove what a circus this has been for Republicans.Having Ann Coulter there does make great humor

    February 28, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  23. teacher

    If the Republican party truely wishes to make a pronounced comeback, they need to rid themselves of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter and follow a respectable person like Mitt Romney. These two ignoramuses are only taking the Republican Party further into the dark abyss of total stupidity. Don't people realize these two are only doing what they are paid to do.

    February 28, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  24. tarabk

    And the right wonders why they lost the White House. SMH!

    February 28, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  25. R.I.P. GOP

    If this human garbage is the best the republicans have then I wish you all good luck, just remember there is a neighborhood dog catcher on my block that is smarter than both coulter and limbaugh you might be interested in him more.

    February 28, 2009 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
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