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. Alfred E Neumann

    She does have great legs!

    February 28, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  2. Andy B

    Ann Coulter is the modern day, female-equivalent of Joesph Goebbels.

    February 28, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  3. LEL

    The truth really hurts the libs.

    February 28, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. dr

    Right wing radio is now officially calling their mess the Obama recession. If their memory is that short, they don't need to be in charge of anything. They are suffering from a political alzheimers that seems to be contagious.

    February 28, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Scott, Tucson

    If nothing else, the republicans do have some hots babes like Palin and Coulter while the dems have the likes of Pelosi, Napalitano and Dianne Feinstein to look at.

    February 28, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  6. JulesT

    Clearly, she is a very angry and nasty person, who truly has no real knowledge or patriotism. She and Mitt should get together, they would love nothing more than to see our new administration fail., which in turn will see us all fail. It is bad enough the nastiness we had to put up with during the election. It is so tiresome and pathetic, that she, McCain, Romney and the majority of republicans will stop at nothing to continue see ruins in our American families. they should all be ashamed of themselves.

    February 28, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  7. Jealous folks

    The Chief Priest (Rush Limbaugh) and the Scribes (Ann Coulter) said Jesus Christ did all his good works through the Devil. They also like to quote scripture, make money from the suffering of the meek and poor. Barack Obama is no messiah... nor is he trying to be. But just remember what it says in the Good Book... good will always prevail or evil.

    February 28, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  8. Cathleen in St. Louis

    Every breathe she takes is a waste of oxygen. What a twit.

    February 28, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  9. joan

    CPAC.. this is an embarrasement not only to politics, but to Amercia and what it stands for. What rug are these people crawling out from under? Is this the best they have to offer. Well...they can only go up from here. Because they are at the scummiest bottom. What a bunch of rogues and hate mongers! America, pray.
    This is its own movie of dumb and dumber being played out. And really dumb people are applauding!

    February 28, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  10. Mike

    Coulter would be much better in a porn flick.

    February 28, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  11. No way

    She makes me sick, rush makes me sick all the right wing nuts make me sick. Hey, I have an idea why don't the GOP all move to the south and have there own country, and see who gets further. Since we as a country can never be united with them around, they are so against growth and progress and live in the past. They don't even want to try to work with Obama. As long as they listen to Ann and rush I do not have an ounce respect for any of them and will never support any of them.

    February 28, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  12. da

    I find it amazing that democrats who do not like what she is saying revert to name calling. And they call her the idiot.

    Why do they do thing that if someone has a different opinion there is something wrong with that person.

    February 28, 2009 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  13. Derrick

    At what point will she/he/ Ann complete the transistion from male to female? It's amazing what science can do these days.

    February 28, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  14. mike

    Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin ..............oh my!!!

    They need to have a nice hair pulling fight to see who gets to sleep with Rush Limebaugh.

    Not one conservative has come up with one single CONSTRUCTIVE idea. Newt Gingrich started all this divisiveness.....barf!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 28, 2009 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  15. Scot

    Do you think Limbaugh is banging Coultier?

    February 28, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  16. Bill_ MA

    Republicans are one sorry group of losers.

    February 28, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  17. manemang

    When Obama is done educating the nascar crowd and the gang bangers, Rush and his ilk will have no imaginary 20-million listeners to yap to. Are the conservatives scared of the erosion of illiteracy in America when Obama is done? of course otherwise explain to me how a normal human being who would vote against his interest because some guy is sitting on millions of dollars while encouraging him to vote against his healthcare and education.

    February 28, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  18. anonymous

    wow repuclicans never deserve to be elected if they follow jerks like anne coulter and rush limbaugh

    February 28, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  19. Rand Dewu

    Conservatives, please continue to idolize Coulter and Limbaugh. This makes more people turn liberal.

    February 28, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  20. mary,florida

    the Queen of the Republican whack pack.Howard Stern should be jealous.

    February 28, 2009 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  21. M. ELIAS

    FIRST THERE IS RUSH LIMBAUGH WONDERING WHY WOMEN
    DO NOT LIKE HIM. WELL, THAT IS NOT HARD TO FIGURE
    OUT. HE IS A POMPOUS A__. HE PROCLAIMS TO BE
    KNOWLEDGEABLE, BUT HE IS ACTUALLY NOT. WHAT IS
    THERE TO WONDER ABOUT? THEN ANN COLTER. WELL,
    SHE IS NO DIFFERENT THAN RUSH. SHE IS TRULY AN
    AIRHEAD WHO HAS DISCOVERED A GREAT WAY TO MAKE
    MONEY, AND SHE GOES FORTH LIKE A BULL IN A
    CHINA CLOSET. THEY BOTH PLAY TO THE IGNORANT AND
    THE POORLY INFORMED. SUCH IS LIFE...................

    February 28, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  22. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Coulter will be there to help them (GOP) snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and Pelosi will do the same for the dems if they're not careful, and try to tamper with the 2nd amendment among other things.

    February 28, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  23. Chuck

    It is interesrting that someone like Joyce, who is a "good conservative" criticizes the government and the poor while everyone in her life is on disability or is unemployed. She complains about not qualifying for programs because her family "earns too much money." It is that level of hypocrisy that has the rest of the country trying seriously to find solutions. Conservatives imagine that they live in a different world then the rest of us. They look to icons like Rush Limbaugh who makes 36 million dollars a year and think that Rush cares about them. They do not understand that issues don't have easy answers. I imagine that Joyce is worried that her taxes will be raised because Rush tells her that the is the ultimate goals of liberals. Conservative leaders care about themselves That is why Bush failed. He did what conservatives try to do when the get power..... "Get rich and stay rich."

    February 28, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  24. margo

    Ann Coulter + Rush + Palin = NO MORE REPUBLICANS

    February 28, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  25. Evan

    Ann Coulter? She's still in the news? She's so fifteen minutes ago.

    February 28, 2009 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
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