March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
4 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. TheThinker

    Mediocre 53%?! Just what the bleep, that's actually the highest won percentage of the popular vote since the election of 1988 (roughly equal in fact). Clinton nor Bush Jr. ever got that high a win in the popular vote.
    Geez, Ann is a joke. I once watched her "lecture" and there is no professionalism in her at all, all she does is criticize and shake her hair out of her face. I actually believe she would be more likable if she did conservative stand-up instead of this faux punditry.

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

    What a nut case! The only thing that she said that I can agree with is that John McCain is bad for the country he proved that with Sarah Palin and Joe the plumber we're still suffering with their presence.

    February 28, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Trisha

    Did they have the pre-paid chanters screaming USA,USA, USA?

    February 28, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. Duke

    Did the Republicans have their pre-paid chanters screaming USA,USA,USA?

    February 28, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  5. Mike M

    yet another reason why the republican party is stuck in the mud, they are drowning themselves and they dont even realize it...priceless.

    February 28, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  6. Sandra

    Oh, the Republican darling (or is that Sarah). I would love to see her struggle to make ends meet, lose her job, lose her home. Maybe then, she would grow a conscience.

    February 28, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  7. Bethie

    Ann has helped out many a Democrat get elected. We can only hope she continues her hateful and disrespectful comments. Really.

    February 28, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. Deborah

    This woman is a caricuture of herself....even SNL can't do her better than she does herself, even though I'm sure they will try and I can't wait! A nasty woman who would be mildly amusing if she weren't so dangerous.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    February 28, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. tishoogle

    She is one sick women! Republicans are one lost party! What a joke these people are. I like to read for a laugh of the day!

    February 28, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. gg

    republician party has nothing left but scraping bottom of the barrow

    February 28, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Winston Smith

    Coulter is an absolute jerk.
    I bet her "approval ratings" was pretty low (like most Republican/Conservatives).
    I look forward to March 9th at Radio City Music Hall here in NYC....Bill Maher vs. Ann Coulter.
    Coulter doesn't stand a chance.

    February 28, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. Margo

    Ann Coulter gave Elizabth Dole advise and look what happened to poor Liz. Keep up the good work Ann, it's backfiring on you and the Republican Party.

    February 28, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. concern

    The GOP is making a come back!! They have 2 new stars in there party thats going to put the sense back into the people of the USA
    get ready people. This is what the GOP has giving the USA. The world is laughing at us

    Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh

    February 28, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  14. Mike in NYC

    It's been a long, long time since the MSM was the "people's watchdog."

    She is right about the popular vote, however. Electoral landslide aside, seven percent is not strong, considering the state of the economy. A majority of both White men and women voted against BO, despite two generations of racial guilt-tripping.

    There are legitimate criticisms you can throw at Coulter, but Obamorons really have made spectacles of themselves. On the intolerance scale, your typical BO worshipper ranks right up there with any species of fundamentalist.

    February 28, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  15. lisabeth az

    Seriously, these people are SO negative. They criticize everyone who isn't exactly like them. They are so small minded and I thank God they are not in charge of this country and never will be hopefully. They offer nothing positive, no good ideas or innovation, just their same old worn out ideas which obviously don't work.

    February 28, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  16. Brent

    You can tell that this is a chick that has been in many places. Top and bottom.

    February 28, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. yvia

    Bande de ridicules. He is your President, get over it already.

    February 28, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  18. jason, tx

    Why do these idiots give someone like this a voice. It shows why they are out of sink with the country and also shows why they are frankly hated by most.

    February 28, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  19. Vance

    Her big mouth isn't helping the Republican Party.

    February 28, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  20. Cisco

    Can't Understand Normal Thimking

    February 28, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  21. Charles

    Add up all the voters who think like Ann Coulter and see how many presidents they can elect.

    February 28, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  22. Steve in Steamboat

    Why would anyone with an ounce of intelligence listen to this yahoo?

    February 28, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  23. gPENN

    AS LONG AS THE GOP WRAPS THEMSELVES AROUND PEOPLE LIKE COULTER. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE SECOND RATE AND SECOND PLACE.

    February 28, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  24. CJ

    As long as she is representative of the GOP's ideals, they will remain out of touch with American society. I mean, really????

    February 28, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  25. jeremy

    love how this windbag jumps on the media for "guarding" government now that Obama was in. where was she for the previous 8 years of the administration spoon-feeding talking points to the networks? it disgusts me how far this party has fallen. with people like this being the flag-bearers, there isn't much choice but to be a democrat.

    February 28, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
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