March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
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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. Mario, mtl, ca.

    She looks like a travesty to me

    February 28, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. kj3050

    I wacthed the cpac and it's really funny to see these guys talk. I have no regards for Ann Coultier...I really think she needs to get layed and all her problems will go away. But, Rush was entertaining...that sums up the GOP!!!! It's okay to give criticsm, but not without a solution. And the movement proofed tonite that they are not and will never be a party that is inclusive.....They have a long way to go.

    February 28, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  3. m smith

    Talk about comedy central

    February 28, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. RRose

    Rush and Ann are the living pits. I just happen to turn on my tv and there was all these people jumping up and down at Rush's comments and I thought what would this world be like with these crazy people at the helm.one thing I did learn though ,the fact that Rush was having lunch at the white house (The Obama's house now the one that the slavesbuilt)! tells me why Bush made such a mess of things for the last eight years.Did anyone say anything constructive today? all I heard was slamming Obama/Biden. Get a life Rush!! hate and jealeousy along with prejudice will eventually kill you.

    February 28, 2009 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. Chris

    This woman is just hate filled! I know it is rather a cheap shot to compare someone to the Nazis but every time I hear her talk about liberals – how they are all evil, weak, conniving cowards who secretly want to destroy this country – I can't help thinking of the old Nazi propaganda. Her writings remind me of the same style and tone of the way Nazis talked about the Jews.

    February 28, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  6. Christine

    All the liberal attacks as usual. I guess you weren't paying attention to the marches in New York, Miami, and Atlanta yesterday.
    The Tea Party's who are out protesting against Obama's spending spree.
    You watch and see how big this gets.

    February 28, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  7. Biased

    Quote:
    Coulter said the media has turned from being the people’s watchdog to the “government guard dog.”

    That's the truest thing I have heard in ages. They still can't faun over him enough and some of the worst are the pundits on CNN TV.

    February 28, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  8. dustin

    i love that she is still relevant among her party, i hope she continues to be, to ensure the "right's" irrelevency will also continue. Too bad palin didn't win the pole though, i have to take mitt a little more seriously, but just a little.

    February 28, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  9. Karen in Florida

    The best humor has a good dose of the truth in it ...... and she was friggin HILARIOUS !!!

    February 28, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  10. Tom

    To Joyce... under Obama's budget, you will get a tax cut / refund.

    If you make under $150,000 a year, you will be eligible for a $500 individual refund, or a $1000 refund for a family, every year.

    February 28, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  11. CP IN OR

    Ann Coulter is apparently just as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside!!!

    February 28, 2009 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  12. Dale

    It really show how bad off the Republicans are when they listen to and take their lead from people like Coulter and Limbaugh. Lets just be thankful the two of them don't get together and procreate! And they wonder why their party lost the last election...duh.

    February 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Alan Goldstein

    Coulter is just Barney Fife in drag!

    February 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  14. Jason

    Ann Coulter what a nasty snatch.

    February 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  15. Ernie in LA

    The Demos think it is ok to call so many Republicians nasty, hateful things but when anyone says anything against Obama or their party it is just terrible. Rude attitude of youth that elected him.

    February 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  16. ross berg- Buffalo, NY

    WOW!!! What a great idea to have a pole dancing contest between her and Sarah Palin on pay for view with the proceeds going to charity!!!

    It would be a HUGE seller!! Wanna bet???

    February 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  17. Dianne

    She is a joke.

    February 28, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  18. Palin fan...NOT

    How come Coulter has an adam's apple?? Someone tell me.

    February 28, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  19. Marge

    Limbaugh and Coulter....doesn't that show everyone what kind of taste the republicans have. AND they want to gather people into their party...gee whiz....what a hoot.

    February 28, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  20. Tom

    To Mike in NYC...

    Yeah, and Bush had a "Large Mandate" because he won 51%-49%. He and his staff went around for weeks saying how that showed that America supported his policies and that now wasn't a time for any dissent.

    In fact, the supposed "Liberal Media" then proceeded to regurgitate that talking point, stopped asking Bush and team any tough questions, and definitely didn't always have on a democrat to give their opinion on every move for "balance".

    53%-46% is the largest mandate since Reagan.

    February 28, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  21. RKT

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Coulter, and Rush! (And CNN for letting the American people watch 2 major "conservative" "patriots" spew their venom against everyone who doesn't share their views).

    And the C-PAC audience is just precious!!

    February 28, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  22. KO

    The more Coulter, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc flap their gums the more the Republicans' popularity ratings fall...keep talking, Ann.

    February 28, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  23. Lloyd H

    The Republicans want to save the country from financial disaster.
    I believe this lady wants to help her own finances by selling books.

    February 28, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  24. Ohio Citizen

    Coulter, Limbaugh, Gingrich, Hannity, Santorum, Steele.
    What a bunch. After the last eight years of this crowd leading the country, I think we've had enough.

    Just what do they offer?

    February 28, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  25. republicans hate america

    hey ann join the military and go to iraq you bit@h

    February 28, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
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