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. John

    Weren't conservatives always saying the president must be respected, especially during a crisis?

    Where's that so-called "respect" now?

    February 28, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. James

    What's nice is that this female is really nice looking!

    What's sad is that she has zero brains!

    Much less – common sense!

    February 28, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  3. Pattobay

    Hey, the GOP will put Sarah and Ann up against Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell any time in a pole dance contest.

    February 28, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  4. The Coultergeist

    Coultergeist, the Comedian Rush Limbaugh, Billo the Clown, Michelle Malkin!!!

    This truly is what the Republican party has become. Insensitive, intolerant, race baiting, immigrant and gay bashing, tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts, party of NO. Like to put the minorities up front as their tokens.

    Problem is, we will vote for them again. We have short memories.

    February 28, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. Sue

    You can always tell when people are afraid of other people's views, they do not have the courtesy to allow them to speak . I guess when you aren't part of the "in" crowd you are labeled one of them.

    February 28, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  6. jackie

    Blonde bimbo?loser?With all this attention she,s getting ,she,s NO LOSER!Lighten up,the woman is obviously succeeding......getting the rest of you all fired up.She,s hilarious,smart and knows exactly what she,s doing......where is your sense of humour......

    February 28, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  7. RRose

    The same goes for you Ann,Do you have a family ?how can you talk so stupid and hateful about people I can't hardly wait for 2012 to help Obama win again.

    February 28, 2009 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. EW

    These people dont know how to do anything but be nasty, spread hate-filled propaganda and incite cultural warfare.

    Quit complaining....you had 8 years of near total control and look at the disaster that your policies have brought us.....good riddance.

    February 28, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  9. Jack in Florida

    She talks the most and says the least.....she is like a clanging symbol, yet the other idiots in the party flock to her.........by the way, does she have an adams apple????? Is she transgender? Just curious.

    February 28, 2009 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. Truth

    What a disgusting woman! Too bad her jaw is not still wired (shut).

    February 28, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  11. Victor S.

    I just figured out how to eliminate porn...have Miss Ann do a movie!

    February 28, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  12. The GOP lineup

    Tom Delay, Newt Gingrich, Boehner, McConnell, Rush, Coulter, Malkin, Hannity, Jindall, Palin, Sanford, Pawlenty, Demint

    What a lineup. More of that? I think not

    February 28, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  13. Betty Ann Roan

    While watching this Conservative Convention today, I couldn't help but think how mean spirited these people came across. Just reaffirms why I am a Democrat.

    February 28, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  14. badger

    Ann Coulter is the DEVIL. From here mouth speys nothing but hate and bias remarks that are neither true or newsworthy. Yet the repugs soak up her and rush as they are the annoited ones.

    February 28, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  15. Dan J

    I can't stand Anne Coulter and her extremist, paranoid beliefs, but a lot of her criticisms of the administration and the media are surprisingly dead-on

    February 28, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  16. Todd

    Ann and Rush have the communistson the run!

    February 28, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  17. John in KY

    Sarah's half-sister Annie Belle!

    February 28, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. Jeff

    WOW.... I can tell where all the stupid liberals get their news from..

    February 28, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  19. Greg In Colorado

    Another idiot for the party of bigots and liars.... may the republican party fall on their faces... your done

    February 28, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  20. Kathy

    She is always wearing across around her neck. She professes to being a practicing christian, yet they are so mean and hateful.

    Coulter and Hannity – shame on you – you give christians and church going people a bad name.

    February 28, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  21. Walter

    We love you Ann!

    February 28, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  22. Susan L.

    Do you guys ever report anything positive on Democrats? You know, the people in power now. The ones who kicked your beloved Republicans out of office. The ones with the high approval ratings as opposed to these bozos you're covering so lovingly.

    What kind of journalist do we have in this country? Apparently the only thing you know how to cover at all after 8 years is Republicans and their silliness. They are now IRRELEVANT!!! Even Boehner knows it when he told his people on the Hill that they are no longer legislators since they can do absolutely nothing about anything in the Congress. Nothing at all. Why are you still covering all these IRRELEVANT bozos? Can you not find a single Democrat who will talk to you?

    February 28, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Do we have a racist moderator in the house?

    February 28, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  24. AdamSmith

    Okay, so Ann is often over the top – even sometimes a bit offensive to those on the left. But hey, we've got Ann and the Obama-whackos have Rachel Maddow. Both can be terribly annoying to the other side. But at least Ann is way easier on the eyes!

    February 28, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  25. Left2Right

    Hey, worshippers of the Great Osambo Mambo: what, you think Joy Behar, "Catherine the Great" Couric, Rose O Fat O Donnell, Miz Griffin, Whoopie (no whoop), with all their sarcastic, bombastic, insulting drivel is anything less than what Ann does? Sorry, friends, it's worse. At least Ann will occasionally direct you to some proper sources, questions and philosophical thought. The others are just public puppets of poisened pus pocket Princess Pelosi. I admit that Ann needs to occasionally tone it down, but she finds it so easy to bait your little minds and big mouths, we find it laughable. What, you want everyone to be civil and be your friends? We've yet to see you do the same. By the way, the average conservative really doesn't notice her looks. . . . .really. We actually lust after the bimbo Dems hoping to conquer them.

    February 28, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
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