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. Joe B

    Yes, you can criticize Anne but the equivalent to Anne in the Democratic party is Nancy Pelosi. God help us all, Pelosi is the Speaker of the House, at least Anne is not making policy. When will the people in California stop electing this idiot and come to their senses.

    February 28, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  2. MattinFlorida

    CPAC is a joke. Coulter and Limbaugh are morons. She is a skeleton and he is a tub of lard. They look like the number 10 standing next to each other.

    February 28, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  3. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    It is amazing that there are so many nutty people in the republican party!

    Obama 2012

    February 28, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. Yuck

    Wow ... just wow ...

    After the repudiation of the party in the last election, it is unbelievable that they would let this woman come anywhere near them.

    I'm speechless. I didn't think they could be that dumb.

    February 28, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. Linda

    Isee CPAC had Jackie Gleason and his wife talking at their Comittee meeting.They are hilarious. Why did they call him Rush and her Ann.They were very funny and taught me a lot as they remembered the Lincoln,slavery and the Civil war.

    February 28, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. Scotish Mama

    I believe in a couple of years Ms. Coulter will be working at Sam's Club drumming up people to join. The real people who work for a living should shop at local food stores that are locally owned and operated. I couldn't listen to her, even for 1 minute. And for the prescription pill popper Rush L. he's just a scared, fear mongering, contradicting wind bag. He should scare every Republican. Country first, not ego's, will win an election. I'm making it but , willing to give up to pay more taxes. What the wealthy are afraid to give up "money".

    February 28, 2009 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. db

    If the a.c. came on, it would've blown her off the stage.

    "The sandwich wants to destroy this country!"

    February 28, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  8. Jeannie

    I listened to some of what Rush the idiot had to say and honestly, it was reminiscent of a KKK rally or something except now the hoods are off and we KNOW exactly who YOU are.

    The GOP is PATHETIC and OUT OF TOUCH!

    February 28, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  9. Muriel

    Ann Couler was brilliant as she always is. The measure of her success is revealed by the hate comments on this message board. It is amusing that conservtive women are being criticized for being blondes. They are also beautiful, intelligent and hard working, something the democrats despise. Obama will be gone by the end of the year.

    February 28, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  10. hunterblu

    Ann Coulter is a frigid old Cun. that can't keep a man.

    February 28, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. Oregon

    who is this person? an ignorant noisemaker representing so much of what is wrong in our society... she and the rest of her knuckle-dragging followers have about as much interest in the welfare of this country as Hitler had for the Jews and the KKK for black Americans.

    February 28, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  12. American Patriot

    Only the lowest white trash would take this disgusting she-male freak seriously. Another reason to make soap and lampshades out of neocons.

    February 28, 2009 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Cato

    HOORAY!!!!! LIMBAUGH/COLTER 2010!!!!! Michelle's drape selections would be safe for another 4 years for sure!!!...........

    February 28, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  14. lizzy

    I am amazed and insulted that this woman calls herself a Christian. I do not see anything wrong with disagreeing with someone, however when you use such hideous and hate filled language it makes me wonder what kind of life you are living and what kind of person would want to be a part of that life.

    February 28, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  15. josh

    **************************************************************************
    Libs! So much hate! You all act like such children. It is very sad to know that there are people like you out there. For being the liberal end of things, I sure have read a bunch of VERY sexist remarks all based on hate. You all should be ashamed

    Listen, I don't agree with her most of the time but she is right. The media is absolutely in love with Obama. He got 'Man Of the Year ' for running a campaign. HE HASN'T DONE A DARN THING YET! Are you kidding me?

    She can say what she wants, it is her right as an American. Get over it.

    February 28, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. Independent

    If the repubs wonder why they are rejected by most Americans they should look at the company they keep

    February 28, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  17. how about GOP / AIPAC lapdog?

    you had no problem when the corporate media were

    lapdogs for GOP, wall street, neo-cons, and AIPAC crowd.

    by the way, is it true that you are ummm... trans-sexual?

    just asking,

    nothing wrong with that.

    February 28, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  18. Bill

    I'm amazed at the ad hominem attacks by the CNN liberals. I guess when there is no substance to what you preach–has there ever been substance to socialism?–then the best you can do is insult.

    February 28, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. Vern

    Is that a man!? She/He sure do look manly! Of couse the Republicants would take her mess as fun look who is in the room! They don't have nothing better to do than talk crap instead of focusing on getting theold boy network together.

    February 28, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. Joey

    What do you get when you cross Bobby Jindal and Ann Coulter??? The 2012 Republican ticket!!!

    February 28, 2009 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. Minigoma

    Another proof of how the republicans are disconnected from reality:
    Ann Coulter is funny..
    The foundations of the economy are strong..
    GWB was a great president..
    Sarah Palin is not a category 5 moron, and
    Bobby Jindal is the new Obama.

    February 28, 2009 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  22. Linda

    These Conservatives have no problem demeaning the name of Jesus.They call themselves Christians then blaspheme Jesus' name.Coulter and Limbaugh,The American people need to use their heads as well as their hearts and the Bible to find out who they follow. These people used Jesus to get Bush elected. Now they have Haggi,who is the reverse of Robin Hood. He builds up his empire at the cost of the poor and elderly's donations?

    February 28, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  23. Woman Voter

    Coulter has them all fooled. She makes millions spewing hateful things that often don't make sense. Conservatives rush to buy her books and she just laughs all the way to the bank. Who knows if she really gives a hoot what the republicans do? She learned a long time ago that with them all you have to do is make outrageous statements - the more hate-filled the better– and you will be rolling in money. All she is good at is thinking up hateful insults. She has no policy analysis and her books are filled with factual errors (on purpose?). But, that is good enough for the Republicans and she is happy to take their cash.

    February 28, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  24. Shannon

    This woman is a joke.

    February 28, 2009 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  25. Jim

    Ann Coulter celebrates ignorance.

    February 28, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
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