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. doug

    "Seriously, these people are SO negative. They criticize everyone who isn't exactly like them."

    I live in an ultra blue area so just like the ticker shows, yes liberals do hate everyone who is not an Obama worshiper. They don't have one millionith the tolerance of those on the right. Sad, telling minorities that they cannot vote for whomever they want? Libs always hold people back to power their party.

    Liberals call facts hate crime, says it all doesn't it?

    February 28, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. Obama63

    Republicans comedians laugh on themself to their own jokes.
    How pathetic! It's not a party, it's a circus!
    They just dicover irony but don't know how to use it! Look like nerds at school!

    February 28, 2009 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. nsp

    Ann bothered by the fact that Obama is compared to Lincoln, yet at CPAC, Rush Limbaugh compared to Benjamin Franklin, to great applause.

    February 28, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. John doe

    CPAC = Community Packed with American Comedians

    February 28, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  5. Don L

    Read all those anti-AnnCoulter diatribes above and what do you see? Personnal attacks without one bit of specific criticism that's valid -the angry people that attack Ann for being an angry person is absolute stupidity. Face it folks, you hate her because she's got your number and tells you to your face exactly what you are.

    February 28, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  6. Sick of the GOP

    She kind of looks like a man.

    February 28, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  7. Texas Proud!

    Ok, I've said it before and I'll say (yell) it a hundred more times:

    BOTH PARTIES GOT US IN THIS MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    --"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey
    and car keys to teenage boys".---- P.J. O'Rourke--

    Wake up folks, the government is in it for themselves. What other group of people vote for their own pay raises, perks, and the better things in life other than our great leaders. And, they all enjoy this with our taxes!!! These people should have term limits!!!!

    --"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature
    is in session".-----Mark Twain (1866)

    February 28, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. Melissa

    Why is our country not UNITED? This limited thinking is unreal. I do not label or judge people because I really like people. When I like a person it's not because they are baptist or catholic or christian or any other faith or democrate or republican or conservative or liberal. I like them because they are who they are as I am who I am. It is what it is and call me liberal but I just go with the wave of energy and sometimes it's negative and sometimes it's positive I just like the ride better when it's positive. Thank you Melissa

    February 28, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  9. Steve

    She is so right and so funny at the same time. I guess that infuriates the enemies of America.

    February 28, 2009 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  10. machar7

    ann coulter is an idiot. imagine the losing conservatives is uniting. who is listening to these people anyway.

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

    The reality is that Coulter is a political prostitute. She'll say or do anything for money. The more outrageous, the better. When a political party rests on the credentials of a Coulter, Limbaugh, Jindal, and Palin, the country is in real trouble because it then has only one Party working on the people's problems. It's fine for me for the Repukes to continue to dig their own grave. What a sorry bunch.

    February 28, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  12. JohnQ

    As a conservative black American , i really like Ann. I share many of her views and i liked the way she can use humor on her know it all opponents (quacked out liberals) before they even realize they were attacked. It's like a delayed affect and then the deer in headlight look appears on their faces...then uncontrolled anger-LOL. Liberals hate this, since they think they all have big brains. It drives these loony leftist nuts! Ann,keep it up girl! I am with you!!!

    February 28, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. BigDaddyTod

    No new ideas? Just bashing? A bigger adams apple than I have? Oh yes. Ann Coulter

    February 28, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  14. Rob C

    I like Tommy Mack's comments. What a shame this sham of an American gets media attention like she does. AND PLEASE STOP SHOWING OFF YOUR HORRIBLE BODY.......MODESTY....remember it's a conservative value (idiot!!!!)

    February 28, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  15. >=

    But, isn't that just what she is...a stand up comic?

    February 28, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  16. Chris - Memphis

    Coulter doesn't hold a candle to the insanity that blows out of Limbaugh's mouth... The conservatives are getting scary!

    February 28, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  17. ale biglio

    And now Ladies and Gentlemen....Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh!
    the thinking heads of the republican party!
    ......Good luck in 2012.......

    February 28, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  18. NIcole

    All the people who spoke today are the very cancer of the republicans. We gave Bush time to screw up the country before everyone attacked him. Rush is a loser with a bunch of old followers. I can’t believe the comments they made and how many people believe them!!! We need to think for ourselves. President Obama is just that our president… He told everyone clearly his plans and America voted for him. I am sick of Ann Coulter and all the blind sheep that follow fat Rush Limbaugh. HE is the worst person in the world!!!!!

    February 28, 2009 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  19. Angie

    cpac = morons. coulter,rush,newt,romney,palin and all the rest think they have all the answers. they know nothing. where were these losers when bush was in office. oh that rights everything was going their way. all the speaks at this hate conference was what President Obama is doing wrong. Of course they have no solutions. they are just a bunch of hate mongers.

    February 28, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  20. MBFLA

    Another right wing loser. Coulter and Limpballs deserve each other!

    February 28, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  21. sine

    If these people ever take control of this country again you might as well just bury us now. Why is it that we vote democrates in when we are about to die and when they bring us back to life we bring back the republicans to kill us again.

    The divisive language that comes from the republican party cannot be tolerated anymore!!! Americans let rush and ann know that we cannot be bullied into voting for republican agian especailly with the outdated, do nothing ideas they have been kicking us for years.

    End of rant!!

    February 28, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  22. Texan

    She looks like a ghost and she needs new material that was old during the 2008 campaign.

    February 28, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  23. >=

    And, she's adopted the Michelle Obama sleevless look. Dear Ann is so sad.

    February 28, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  24. Roland

    Ann Coulter has made conservatism synonymous with lunacy. I have a feeling if Ronald Reagan were alive today he would have two words for her: "Shut up!"

    February 28, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  25. CHUCK

    the only good thing about Ann Coulter is that she has nice breasts. she is also one sleazy broad. I would like to lock her and liberal Randi Rhodes in a walk in closet and let them go at it. I don't want to watch and they do not have to be naked. just want to lock them in and walk away. CRAZY CONSERVATIVES AND LOONY LIBERALS,,,

    GOD BLESS THE MARVELOUS MODERATES AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    February 28, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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