March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
5 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. Craig

    Coulter and Limbaugh...what a pair

    Neither one has standing...neither has even a skin cell in the game...yet both succeed at conning the cons and neocons out of their time and money.

    PT Barnum was spot on when he said "You can never underestimate the taste (or gullibility or narrowmindedness) of the American people.

    Why does the sychophantic press even bother with these two? Too many slow news days for the vaunted "24 hour news cycle" (in which drivel is churned like clothes in a washer).

    March 1, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. Cats

    Is anyone else out there tired of being pitted against one another as Americans by the hatriots? I watched the US Farm Report segment this morning on tv. As opposed to the "radio machete" of Rush Limbaugh and his "soumates", its rational, intelligent, pragmatic and respectful of the people trying to serve in public office. May the moderates of this world unite against deliberate divisiveness, fearmongering and bigotry.

    March 1, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  3. Dhines0423

    If only President Lincoln could see what has become of his Republican party. He be ashamed to call himself a member! Those closed minded, intolerant people are extactly who he dedicated his life to fighting. And now thats all that makes up the GOP. Old Abe Lincoln would now be proud to call himself a Democrat! The party of progress. Don't forget that is was Abe Lincoln's LIBERAL idea to free the slaves and thank God for his courage!

    March 1, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  4. Beejay

    It would appear that no matter what President Obama does, it will not be good enough for the Republicans. It is so obvious that they want him to fail. Who are they to be giving advice after what they did to the country the last eight years? I cannot believe the comments from other people on some of the other topics either. It is so obvious that many of these people are so prejudiced. Nobody knows what will work in getting America back on its feet, but at least the President is trying new things. Why continue doing the same things that got the country into this mess in the first place? Even the financial experts throughout the country cannot agree on what will work. All we can hope for is that God will give the President the wisdom and guidance to help America. We all know that it will take a while…"Rome wasn't built in a day". How can people expect that things will go right in such a short period of time? Wake up people…..use some common sense. The hole was dug very deep. Don't you realize that if his plan works, it's to the benefit of America? Don't let stupidity and prejudice cloud your minds. Instead of stirring up hate, why not offer solutions instead of continuously criticizing and saying the same things over and over?

    March 1, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    YAWN.....

    March 1, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  6. Marydoe

    Actually, I don't fear Ann Coulter. I can't think of a word nasty enough for her. She spews lie after lie, and her team just laps it up. Obama never exchanged text messages with Scarlet Johannsen, but just Ann saying it makes it true to everyone who hates our president. She adds nothing to our national dialog except garbage. She does remind one of Lenny Bruce....

    March 1, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  7. decent american

    i just wanted to add... i am impressed with the TOLERANT, PROGRESSIVE comments form the liberals on this board... NOT... the irony is amazing isnt it?

    March 1, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. Drake

    The Republican circus needs some new clowns. The old ones are boring.

    March 1, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  9. Chris (DC)

    I remember being told once by a former head of the RNC that Coulter was known as the "party's mattress tester" for her ability to sleep around. That seems to be what she does. Insult people and sleep with party leaders.

    March 1, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. terry

    Thank goodness for the GOP leadership, the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. Shows the ignorance of the Conservatives.

    March 1, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Stefka

    Republicans are for less government spending......like the 12 Billion we are spending per MONTH in Iraq. We are having to borrow money from the Chinese to pay for this war. The Republicans are so much better at saving us money......NOT

    March 1, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. birou

    just another hate groupe

    March 1, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  13. lizard

    I want to tell all politicians:

    "THIS IS NOT SHERWOOD FOREST AND THEY NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE ROBIN HOOD!!!!!!!!

    All people in this country need to start taking responsibility for their actions. Help those that need help (and I know there are a lot of people out there that do) and then lets catch and prosecute the people that are stealing from the taxpayers. AND I MEAN EVERYONE! Wall Street, the banks, welfare cheaters, illegals and especially POLITICIANS!

    March 1, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. flexx

    COULTER IS A PIG! A FILTHY PIG! no wonder she has been engaged several times , but then they LEFT HER! who would want to be with this nasty idiot?? IT ALL FITS!! P.S. HEY MAYBE HER & LIMBOUGH WOULD BE A PERFECT MATCH!! YEAAAAAA

    March 1, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  15. Scott, Tucson

    The hypocrisy of the comments made by democrats and lefist nuts here are really over the top. For example..you complain about how we are critizing your new found Messiah Obama, but we had to put up with your incessant whinning over Bush for the past 8 yrs.

    As for the current economic mess, the blame is also due to your fellow democrats on the hill who for the past few years who have wrote the previous spending bills, and have been in charge of all the committiees such as the banking and housing industry which got us into this mess. Where's the investigations to explore who was at fault? Oh yeah...Speaker Pelosi along with Harrry Reid certainly don't want to start those up and lose any of their buddies.

    March 1, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  16. Julie

    Coulter crosses the line on good taste as a conservative commentator too many times. She is too mean spirited.

    March 1, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  17. Fred

    over 500 comments? get a life–All of you!

    March 1, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  18. Aaron Valentino

    I'm so glad we left the lack of subtlety, nuance, and de-humanizing comments of the Bush era behind.

    "ended Sauron's evil forever" -John

    "usual Bimbo method" -Wesley

    "Another blond Bimbo on a stick" -JayLea

    "pestering red ant" -Julianna

    "every Republican woman has poured a bottle of piss yellow hair dye over her head" -Reed

    "Isn't this the chick that was in my brothers backseat last night?" -Ellie

    March 1, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  19. Martin L.

    Perfect, just perfect. First the drug addicted, draft dodger Limbaugh and now the skank Coulter-–a very appealing face of the Republican party. Throw in Palin, Jindal, Steele and Sanford and you can see the GOP is fading away. Completely out of touch with the vast majority of Americans.

    March 1, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  20. Karen

    Ok. So to represent the Republicans they've brought us a beauty queen, a radio jockey, a plumber, a 13 year-old boy, a house negro and a mouthy bleached-blond "comedian/commentator."

    Sounds like they are priming for the next MTV reality series, not for the 2012 election.

    "Hey! Rethugs! Bring us to your leader!"
    (response: cricket sounds)

    March 1, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  21. AndyBlue

    LOL! Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly and other hate-mongers like them are the reason the republican party is now considered the rich southern white racist minority party of hatred.

    I love it!

    March 1, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  22. yellowbmblbee

    Ann C&&ter.....nothing but a bipolar psycho....

    March 1, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  23. DJ

    With people like Coulter and Limbaugh garnering media attention for their vitriolic attacks against anything that doesn't agree with their political views, it's no surprise that democrats and reasonable Americans are responding in kind.(On blogs like this and all across the nation).

    We need cooperation, not obstructionism and angry fist pumping from the conservatives. We voted as a nation for a liberal progressive administration, lets give it an opportunity and stop pandering to the outspoken minority party.

    March 1, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  24. GE - MD

    Ann Coulter is a true looney tune – a real Lulu. 'nuff said! Next topic.

    March 1, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  25. anonymous

    Anyone find it odd that the CPAC/Conservative crowd are whining about the media comparing Obama to Lincoln & Jesus, when that same media was telling us that it was 'ordained by God' that Bush was president? If it is so horrible that the media makes such a splashy statement about a president, why weren't they complaining about the comparison when their "baby boy" was president?

    March 1, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
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