March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
8 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. Richard Gross

    Coulter and her crowd have run this country since 1981 and, but for the wealthy, ran it into the ground. Now something good this way has come, replacing the wicked. Coulter's barbs are meaningless.

    March 1, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  2. Barbara

    Why are so many Dems weighing in on the CPAC, Coulter and Limbaugh?? You Dems need to clean up your own mess that is now in the WH. We are all going to be in the poor house by the time BO, NP and HR gets thru with their "tax & spend" plans. NP said she would raise taxes faster and higher. So all you DEMS hold onto your hats and get ready for the poor house. You will soon wish we had a Republican in the WH.
    You dems are such a sorry lot, you actually believed BO when he said he would make changes, have you looked lately? He has surrounded himself with nothing but the old dems left in DC plus some that he is pulling in from the midwest, KS. He is for abortion, and so many other things that are too numerous to list.

    March 1, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. T

    What's truly funny (or sad) is that I sincerely doubt that Rush and Coulter even believe a lot of what they are saying. They just realize that majority of their constituents will believe everything they say and follow it to the letter. For Rush to say things like "Obama's favorite word is community, and the root word is commune" – he knows that all he is doing is getting uneducated voters fired up and believing that Obama is a communist.

    March 1, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  4. Jeff from Jersey

    Text message for Coulter: You are the most vicous,negative creature on the planet.You and Limbaugh ought to mate and we'll send your off-spring to Iran as a gift.

    Crawl back under your rock.

    March 1, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  5. EG

    Ahahaha, why is this conference even making the news?

    The Republican Party is a minor regional power, and if they keep trying to stand in the way of progress, they'll end up going the way of the Whigs.

    March 1, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. hank

    Oh, that's so sad. She thinks she's pretty.

    March 1, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  7. Jeff from Jersey

    Conservative my eye!These are the worst our society has to offer and they are DESPICABLE!

    March 1, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. Terry

    Keep talking Anne!!.....You are only making the Democratic party stronger every day!!

    March 1, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  9. scnative

    Wow! Way to go! Off to the races? Republicans, get your act together. If you don't gain control of this idiocism you will become distinct. Sanford, how about running our state instead of forgetting about our many needs and thinking only about your political future. I am being driven further and further away from the party I joined when I first signed up to vote.

    March 1, 2009 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  10. cdoggyd

    Ann Coulter is just as irrelevant as Paris Hilton. She runs her mouth just to get press. I wish the media would stop falling into her trap and put her back under the rock she crawled out from.

    March 1, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Maryann Rose

    Oh, she can't see Lincoln text messaging? Neither can I.

    She does know that the technology didn't exist then, right? Neither did Scarlett Johannsen.

    LOL! What an idiot!

    March 1, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  12. Phil

    Why does CNN and other outlets think this woman's comments qualify as news!? The more they "report" her the more attention she gets. Isn't there anything else more important going on that what this woman says? Can we please get away from the old divisive politics already

    March 1, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  13. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Coulter endorsed Palin. 'Nuff said.

    March 1, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. sherry

    She think's shes so witty.

    Hey Ann you need to get l-aid so you can lighten up a little.
    Enjoy a little, get that chip off your shoulder.

    March 1, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  15. CBilndr

    What's with her index finger?

    Is she ET's cousin?

    March 1, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  16. Les

    Sometimes the truth hurts, I don't care much for Coulter but when she strikes a nerve saying it as is, that makes a lot of these so called liberals lose their heads. In fact these people who call themselves as democrats, tolerant, peace loving etc etc are the most hateful, violent groups of people, you can ask AYERS, Obamachimp mentor about socialism and how to destroy USA.

    March 1, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. meadowlands

    David Newport OR – The dems have tax dodgers & crooks like Geithner, Emanual, Rangel, Daschle to name a few. Talk about fools

    March 1, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  18. scnative

    Awwww, I wish for distinct but I meant distinctly extinct. I am losing hope! Where is our governor??? Skipping out on our important meetings to plan his political future on the national scene. What crisis Sanford says I suppose!

    March 1, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  19. Rumsfeld

    The more this group speaks, the more definite their demise becomes. Do they really think we are all so clueless?

    March 1, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. edson

    Kind of ironic that Superferret blames the Ds for the inability to achieve bipartisanship in the comment section of an article describing the Rs at CPAC throwing the insults.... Are you seriously that much of a hypocrite?

    March 1, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. The Blessed One

    How pathetic

    March 1, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  22. Christo

    It is a different period of time for Obama than it was for his predecessors and on a number of points, he sets a precedent. He is for the people and does not sit on a high horse pontificating down his nose at will. His job will be hard enough without you amusing yourself by ignoring his humanity. Take these words to heart, positive energy builds and negative energy destroys.

    March 1, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |


    March 1, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  24. Muse

    This sort of ting is Coulter's stock and trade - Limbaugh's too. Remember that first and foremost these people are entertainers. It's how they make a living. Some find them entertaining - some are foolish enough to take them at their word - some find them idiotic. But you have to admit they apply their trades well, in a targeted fashion. I find them to both be annoying, and potentially dangerous.

    March 1, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  25. Rob

    Alot of bomb throwing from the liberals here, but not one good arguement or point for that matter. I guess facts have never been a liberal strong point. Capitalism has been the foundation of this country for over 200 years! It's made us the great nation that we are, brings freedom and innovation. And now, because the lazy and unsuccessful want more and more handouts, we're voting for people like Obama to give it to them, at the cost of the hard-working that is. Who are you to say we should throw that away for socialism. Wake up people. You have a choice every day of what the outcome of YOUR life is gonna be. Making the rich the bad guys is only gonna destroy their lives and not make yours better by one bit! I would dare any one of you who bad name Rush Limbaugh to just try and find one lie in the speech that he gave yesterday. ONE! He's a good man who only wants freedom from big gov't. boo-hoo, right....

    March 1, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
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