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. CluelessGop

    Poor ManCoulter, she is almost as irrelevant as her party. Sad!

    March 1, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  2. Casey | Sebastopol, CA

    I am SO glad that these Republicans have this opportunity to show the world what whiny brats they are, aren't you?

    Bush doubled the national debt - most of it "off the books" hiding the cost of his wars and tax cuts and they want to claim that President Obama's budget is not a solution? I find that the truth, however daunting, is FAR MORE acceptable than the constant lies and distortions of Republican run government.

    But what really chaps me is the way the GOP says "um, yeah, we doubled the budget, but now it's time to not add anything to the budget" ... why? because it's not THEIR watch? As an American taxpayer, I say it's time to spend what we need to get our house in order and to put the fair share of that cost to THOSE WHO BENEFITED MOST FROM THE SPENDING DONE BY BUSH.

    It speaks volumes that the best the GOP has to offer in terms of public female Republicans are Sarah "know nothing" Palin and Ann "windbag" Coulter.

    At least when the next 8 yrs are up, we'll have something tangible to show for the spending, unlike with Bush... oh, wait, yeah, I forgot... there are big bomb craters , dead bodies, unemployment lines and foreclosure signs that he can point to.

    March 1, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  3. Joe G.

    To Julianna above:

    Ann Coulter's disrespect for gov't pales in comparison for Obama's disrespect for the Constitution and individual liberty, which Obama is surely crushing with his radical policy desires.

    March 1, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. Mark

    Someone has to say it–Obama asked for it. Bush threw us into the death pit and Obama is just fueling the fire. There's no difference between the Democrats and Republicans at this point in time.

    March 1, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  5. sam jackson jr

    YALL KNOW SHE ISNT EVEN A LIBERAL, RIGHT? I MEAN, SHE JUST SAYS THIS STUFF TO MAKE ONEY. SHE WAS RAISED BY TWO LESBIAN. SHE DOESNT EVEN BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAYS, BUT KNOWS THAT SHE CAN MAKE MONEY THIS WAY

    TRY NOT TO TAKE HER SO SERIOUSLY

    (whoops...caps. wasnt yelling)

    March 1, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. Brian

    Lincoln ran for US Senate twice, and lost both times.

    March 1, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  7. jerry

    Anne, Rush, and Sara – this is what is wrong with the Republican Party. We need effective government not bipartisan bull like these yoyos throw around. As I watch this "Let's make Obama fail" approach, i have abandoned my party (Republican) in shame. The Republican party is lost. It stands for nothing except the opposition of the Democratic party. What this country really needs is a third party. The bipartisan bull will stop overnight and poor Rush will need more narcotics.

    March 1, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  8. Former Obama Supporter

    Does anyone have a sense of humor anymore? Some of this was funny.

    March 1, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  9. Illinois 2

    This woman is a real FLAKE.....

    March 1, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  10. Tammy

    So now an ex-junky (Limbaugh) and someone who makes millions getting sound bites like this for her books represents the conservative view points and the Republican party? All that energy and words that are hateful wasted taking pot shots at Obama instead of contributing to a solution for the nation makes me sick. This is why you lost Republicans. Get a clue.

    March 1, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  11. Gambi

    And this is why I voted HOPE not Hate.
    Obama/Biden 2008

    March 1, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  12. Put an End to the Republican Dictatorship Over the US

    This is all so sad

    March 1, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  13. cocosolo.

    I saw the stupid puppet but who s pulling the strings?

    March 1, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  14. miken

    Ann gives the CNN crowd a reason to vent and the rest of america to cheer. Smart, funny and pulling no punches.

    March 1, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  15. Colin

    The list of guests at this event alone (Limbaugh? Coulter?) lends itself to largely being a joke.

    I hope the Republicans keep up this strategy. It won't work.

    March 1, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  16. jeff

    So it sounds like this convention was nothing more than a "we hate liberals" convention without any real talk about what the conservatives' ideas can offer this country. Apparently that's because they don't have anything to offer... But if they do, they certainly haven't articulated it. So far we know that Limbaugh and Coulter hate Obama. And based on that "Obama the magic..." song that a conservative made a while back we know that conservatives are racist and hate black people. Sure sounds like a wonderful group of people.

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  17. Dallas

    Some argue that Ms. Coulter's style is too harsh...but the funny thing is that she has a nasty habit of being right. She may be a grain of sand in every liberals' shoe...but she is a pearl to those of us who don't drink the Obama kool-aid

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  18. Alex Santana

    I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE BEEN A FLY ON THAT WALL...TO HEAR LIMBUG AND ANN COOTIE COULTER....NO ONE IN AMERICA IS SO FULL OF HATE AND ANTI-AMERICAN FEELINGS THAN THESE TWO. WHAT IS AMAZING IS THAT SEEMINGLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE CAN EVEN STOMACH THESE TWO ALONG WITH SHAME HANNITY AND MIKE SAVAGE...THEY GO BEYOND NORMAL POLITICS THEY OOZE HATRED AND SCORN FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT THINK LIKE THEY DO.

    WHEN WILL THEY REALIZE THAT THIS COUNTRY IS TOO SMART AND TOO WISE TO BE CONSERVATIVE ANYMORE....WE MAY NOT BE A LIBERAL MAJORITY, BUT WE CERTAINLY DON'T LOOK TO THE RIGHT.

    PEOPLE LIKE COULTER AND LIMBUG WOULD DO BETTER IF THEY DID NOT USE THEIR WORDS TO DENEGRATE AND TAKE DOWN THEIR OPPONENTS. WHY THE GOP SEEMS TO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO PUT PEOPLE DOWN TO GET THEIR POINT ACROSS.

    IT WAS FUN TO SEE COULTER SQUIRM RECENTLY ON LARRY KING...JOY BEHAR TOOK NO PRISONERS AND SHOWED COULTER FOR WHAT SHE WAS...A BARBIE LIKE HACK...SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL HER IT IS IN 1965 ANYMORE!!!

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  19. Claudia

    Oh Ann! Again you have no real comments to offer so you are going for zingers as if you are a comedian and not a commentator ....again appeal to your base, but who thought the base meant base mentality. I pretty much see you have joined the mentality of the room and now the more you all talk.....the more convinced we are that the disconnect is so very real. Ann....get a real job. You are not part of any solution, you are a parasite....sucking the life out of hard working people along with your predator supporters. Yes the very predators that got us into this mess in the first place!

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  20. David

    Conservatives are down, but not out. After conservatives took over both the House and the Senate during Clinton's presidency, there were some who called the Democrats forever irrelevant. The arrogance of the Republican party caused its downfall. The arrogance of the Democrats will cause their downfall.

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  21. db

    LOL Come on now! Ann and LImbaugh are very funny material! Maybe even more than Palin!

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  22. gg

    the only thing missing at this gathering was apicture of hitler and a swastica flag

    March 1, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  23. MSNBC News

    Oh that does it! Anybody have a good way for us to get in touch with a hit man?

    March 1, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  24. Johnny

    Ann Coulter is crazy! With all of the controversy she promotes, she knows as well as anybody that she is cruisin' for a bruisin'.

    Have you ever seen the video of her getting a pie in the face??!?

    Its on YouTube!

    March 1, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  25. Wanda Turner

    Thank You, Ann Coulter!!!

    March 1, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
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