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. Marty from Grand Rapids, Mi

    Another republican noise maker. Listening to her is like listening to white noise.

    February 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. J. Dean

    THE CPAC, THE SO CALLED """""GOOD FOR NOTHING""""" GATHRING SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY HAD NO MATCH FOR BARAK OBAMA IN 2008 AND THAT THEY WILL HAVE NO MATCH IN 2012. ANN COULTER, RUSH LIMBAUGH AND THE ENTIRE GANG OF OLD FASHIONED ""CONSERVATIVES"" CAN KISS GOOD BYE FOREVER. THEY COULD NOT DO IT IN 2008, THEY WILL NOT DO IT IN 2012 AND THEY WILL NEVER DO IT ANY TIME BECAUSE THEY CAUSE IT DEAD. WE ARE LIVEING IN THE 21ST CENTUREY AND NOT IN 18TH OR 19TH OR EVEN 20TH CENTURY.
    I AM A LIFE TIME REPUBLICAN AND I APPROVE THE ABOVE MESSAGE.

    February 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  3. Tyler

    Ann can sure dish it out, hopefully, when the truth comes out about her she can take it!

    February 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  4. Tish

    Typical Republican party girl.

    February 28, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  5. adamwallenta

    Great. Another lame, angry, unimportant, hateful person.

    Completely insignificant.

    February 28, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. jen

    she is right, more and more people will be turning toward her and away from Obama, He is not helping people who pay their bills,

    February 28, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. sprkl12000

    YAWN...Obama is still the PRESIDENT no matter how much they disrespect him..way to fire up the base..the same base that helped put OBAMA in office..one day they will learn that this is the same type of rhetoric that people do not want to hear....

    February 28, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. thomas

    Ann Coulter is so entertaining, like a porn movie for the feeble-minded.

    February 28, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. Wesley J.

    What a mess the Republican Party has become.

    February 28, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Yikes

    She looks more like the living dead every time I see her.

    February 28, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Cathy in Kennesaw

    There is no limit to how much I abhor this woman. Anyone who encourages her vitriol by laughter is disgusting at best. BTW if the 53% majority Obama won by is "mediocre" what was the 51% majority Bush won by in 2004? Not to mention the popular vote loss of 2000! Do they think we have no memories?

    February 28, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Susan

    she is a disgrace for humanity.
    separatist............

    if Republicans will rely on Coulter and Limbaugh, then they are doomed.

    February 28, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. Patrick

    She's hurting the Party. Someone needs to shut her up.

    February 28, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  14. judy mcmillan

    Hey, Repubs, it's rough not being in power, isn't it? With so many lightweight Repubs, I guess talk show hosts were all you could come up with!!!!!

    February 28, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. a f r

    Ah, Ann Coulter is trash.

    February 28, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. Ohio Woman

    Ann Coulter is UGLY inside and out. And, what a shame, she wears a crucifix around her neck like a sheriff's badge.

    February 28, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. the Film Professor

    Look into this woman's eyes - what I see is someone dangerously deranged and scary. Sort of like Don Rickles in drag with blond hair. A cross between Phyllis Diller and Eva Braun. The kind of woman who could marry a Rush Limbaugh. (doesn't that image just kind of creep you out?)

    February 28, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. GADGTFREAK

    And we see why the Republicans lost, A nut case biggot like Ann Coulter.

    February 28, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. steve raymond

    i am a rebublican (although i am against guns) but i find it kinda dumb that the rebubs keep rush and coulter within the same time zone

    this lady is a twit and rush is just mean

    February 28, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  20. Disgruntled

    I cannot describe in this comment what I would LOVE to say about that horrible close-minded woman...she's a disgrace to the human race.

    February 28, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  21. mississippi librarian

    ann is so self absorbed, she just talks to hear herself talk, nothing substantial to say.

    February 28, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Jolene

    Ann has turned many Independant voters into Democrats. Gotta love her controversial remarks! Thanks for the votes Ann!!
    Long live the Democratic Party!

    February 28, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  23. Jillie

    This chick is an idiot. She fits right in.

    February 28, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Rush is a gas bag

    I am glad they are welcoming the worst of the neo-cons. This will only solidify their position as out of touch fear mongering idiots.

    February 28, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. Bridg

    I'm not sure whether to laugh or vomit. YUK.

    February 28, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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