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. Franky

    Ohh lord, Ann Coulter, huh? I thought she was writing books why teenage pregnancy is the world's fault, or why being single is a sin...I'll make that guy cry...I'm sorry, meant woman, LOL!!

    February 28, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  2. Chris the Ohioan

    I love this country and I pray that its problems can and will be solved. I'm not the smartest person in America but I do know that if all I did was stand around and bash the President, there would be that much less hope for OUR recovery. I implore everyone, including Ann Coulter, to become part of the solution rather than continuing to be part of the problem!

    February 28, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. Holmes

    ann coulter makes me want to vomit.

    February 28, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  4. brad h

    Despite the comments that we are reading here, Coulter and Limbaugh are perfect examples of why this country is where it is now. Since 1981 a large group of citizens have listened to this carefully disguised hate speech and propoganda and BELIEVED it! The fact that I came home on a beautiful saturday afternoon to see an exclusive and lengthy live broadcast of Limbaugh's speech on CNN made me wonder if CNN has lost what was left of its journalistic creed. As to Coulter and Limbaugh, they can thank me for my years of service defending their right to free speech by KISSING MY LIBERAL A$$. CNN you need to decide if you are part of the problem or part of the solution, it only takes a few seconds.

    February 28, 2009 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  5. chuck tulsa

    When Coulter and Limbaugh mate; their hate spewing spawn can come forward and lead the “Got nO Plan” party to another generation of irrelevance.

    February 28, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  6. Mark, Atlanta

    Coulter's elitist drivel is the lowest. The cries of the wealthy and priveliged. They have no sympathy for people out there hurting. They want power. They actually believe that they were born to govern over us all; as they pilfer the coffers. Conservative IDIOTS!!!

    February 28, 2009 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  7. Wallace D

    No one from CPAC, with all the rhetoric, complaints, pundents and comments have said anything about the plight of the American people and how they can fix it. Yet they let loud mouths like Rush and Ann do the talking while the Republicans hide behind their coat-tails and villify the President of the United States Barack Obama how do you expect the world to respect and feel about our leader.

    After that speech from Rush I know the world has said it is a sad day in America but of course (it is free speech) what a jerk.

    February 28, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  8. ralph

    I think it says enough about the GOP when entertainers don't campaign for the party, but lead it. I'd take Pitt, Clooney, and Striesand (spelling, sorry) championing their causes, than a bunch of joke sayers leading it. This lady, as well as the big fat bag of air are the scum of public consciousness! The folks who cheer these bags of hot air are like cattle following a shepherd.

    P.S. They still haven't got a clue or an idea (nor leader for that matter) about how to correct this ill fated course that their party of ill functioning lunatics have set us on.

    February 28, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  9. slp

    Okay. I am a conservative and I do feel that Ann Coulter crosses the line a lot of the time. However, democrats have gotten to the point that no ones views are to be respected if they don't line up with theirs. I have always and always will believe in the sanctity of life, that the structure of the family and the state of moral values correlates to the health of a nation, working for what I have, that God is the ultimate authority, and that my relationship with Jesus Christ ultimately defines every area of my life. I also believe that what makes this country great is that everyone in it has the freedom to have their own opinions and can voice them without fear. All of you democrats calling people like me uneducated, unfeeling, selfish, and out of touch with reality are entitled to your opinion. Think of me what you want. I am just asking that you take a moment to offer thanks for your freedoms because I am very afraid that we are in serious danger of losing them.

    February 28, 2009 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  10. Christine

    Oh boy – Ann Coulter spinning the same song and dance – she should be the woman (girlfriend) Rush is looking for....I think she could slide down that pole quite nicely, being the snake that she is....makes me sick...why doesn't she practice what she preaches?? Oh, I know why – she is a Republican. Yuk.

    February 28, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  11. MMD

    is ann a he or he, maybe a shim. She ooks like IAM MY OWN TWIN, with the absorbed twin being a boy. Mix together and you get her. Ugly beyond.

    February 28, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  12. Janice Luscher

    It sure is a sad day for republicans when Ann Coulter along with Rush Limbaugh are the face of the GOP. It is no wonder that your party is disintegrading right in front of your faces.

    February 28, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  13. Richard Gozinya

    I would so bang Ann Coulter.

    February 28, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  14. Sam in Cincinnati

    I hope the GOP and Republicans keep listening to Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly. That is good news for Democrats.

    GOP, you lost, get over it.

    February 28, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  15. JD

    It would seem that Holmes is part of the problem too.

    February 28, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. David Newport, OR

    perfect choices for leadership...Coulter, Limbaugh, Steele, Palin, Jindal, Joe the Plumber. Keep up the good work GOP (fools).

    February 28, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  17. Adrian Veidt

    This is excellent. The more the GOP snuggles up with hateful people like Coulter and self-important blowhards like Rush, the more elections they'll lose.

    February 28, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  18. barry

    anyone who takes acoulter seriously is a bigger fool than she is...she is (getting) old, very tired, sooo anorexic with a very poorly done breast enhancement...she needs to be totally ignored

    February 28, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  19. JennyO

    Where was this "guard dog" for the past 8 years? Smuggling Viagra? This Rush/Coulter Republikkkan tea party is very entertaining. At least it would be if I weren't faced with the worry of losing my job. They are predicting that 2 million+ here in NYC are in danger of losing their jobs. I wish these people would just move to Russia. That corrupt, free market nightmare is exactly what they want for this country.

    February 28, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  20. Janice Luscher

    It sure is a sad day for republicans when Ann Coulter along with Rush Limbaugh are the face of the GOP. It is no wonder that your party is disintegrading right in front of your faces. JVL

    February 28, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  21. mike

    Now that comment about "Rush Limprick" was priceless.

    The GOP needs to take a step back and look at the guy who sabotaged McCain and see how he has managed the GOP party. A bunch of dittoheads trying to run this country.

    Does this CPAC qualify as a Hate Group???

    February 28, 2009 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  22. dmg

    I pray every night for world peace, That our economy turns around, For God to bless and to watch over all people, but most of all that I am not a Republican!!!!! AMEN.

    February 28, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  23. WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!

    KEEP IT UP...THIS IS WHAT'S GONNA GET OBAMA HIS 2ND TERM!!!!! WE LOVE U ANN!!! HA HA HA AH

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    February 28, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  24. SilD

    Bush lost the popular vote in 2000 – 47.9% to Gore's 48.4% (-.5%); in 2004, he won 50.7% to Kerry's 48.3% (+1.6%) ... the argument that Obama's victory is "mediocre" is empty and convenient... it certainly wouldn't have worked for Anne or Rush when Republicans were in office.

    Also, the people that blame the media seem to have short memories... Palin was a feature on every news network in the weeks following the convention... had she handled herself better, the election – which at that time was close – could have turned the other way. Fact is that she got tripped up on some benign questions and the election turned in Obama's favor. She was given a platform and the opportunity to succeed, but did not.

    Anne and Rush are Republican shills and conservative only when it is convenient or self serving.

    February 28, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  25. the judge

    There is nothing comedic about this vicious, self-promoting, demagogue. She is a dangerous right-winger who has received far too much attention by the media. Were she given the silent treatment , the soap box she loves to stand on would eventually turn into sawdust, which incidentally is the garbage she peddles .

    February 28, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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