March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
9 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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    March 1, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  2. Ray

    I can`t pay attention to Ann. Trying to become a perfected Jew is a full time job.
    If this wasn`t so sad that these people continue to drink the Kool-Aid after Bush it would be funny.
    Obama is for big government? Maybe. But if I recall, GW oversaw the largest increase in spending and government since WW2.
    Please continue to stand on the platform of smaller government while going in the opposite direction. Apparantly the GOP is simply the party of the hypocritical.
    There was a time I was a Republican. Sadly, I didn`t leave the GOP...the GOP left me!

    March 1, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Jenny from IN

    Excuse me, excuse me, "da", I believe your name is, down there:

    You left a comment asking why liberals feel they have to name call people who disagree with them..


    Get real.

    March 1, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. MOE

    I just have four words for Ann Coulter: SHUT UP SORE LOSER.

    March 1, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  5. Floyd in New York

    Justin February 28th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

    When does David Duke give his address?

    Right after Democratic and former KKK member and current Sen. Robert Byrd and former Democratic segregationists Gov. George C. Wallace and Gov. Lester Maddox!!

    March 1, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. marko

    What happened with republican party of limited government and fiscal conservatism? They turned into gun loving, gay hating, Christian fundamentalists, anti abortion, lets reduce taxes of the wealthiest 1 percent party. This is why I voted Obama in last elections. Could you please stop be a party of the conservative south with no progresive ideas. A party of fox news and people like coulter so I can take a republican candidate into consideration for 2012 election.

    March 1, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  7. Jamie from Philly

    And the Republican Brittany Spears continues to lock it up for the Dems in 2010 and 2012.

    March 1, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. Tari Torch Sweeney - Shaker Heights, OH


    The reason that this continues is because the media gives play to these people – Limbaugh, Romney, the Republicans, who are upset at their major loss, Ann Coulter. These are all right wing fanatics. Enough already. If he doesn't do the job, fire him out of office in 2012. End of story. But, he was voted in by a majority, and therefore should be given the chance to succeed without all the crazies leaving their caves. (this would also include Palin). Stop with the whining and griping. It is boring and hurtful, as well as destructive (and probably self-destructive for the Repubs – that may be a good thing...they are shooting themselves in BOTH feet) It's tiresome.

    March 1, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. Diane

    Ann Coulter has nothing else to offer but hate. She profits from it. I guess we all must survive. Sadly, this is her gift and contribution to the world.

    March 1, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  10. Charleston

    Say and feel what you want about her. She is amusing!!!!

    March 1, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  11. John

    This is awesome, all they need are red arm-bands and the horror show is complete. I'm not sure how many people really perceive how racist and anti-semetic Coulter is. Maybe Palin didn't attend to prove she "LOVES ISRAEL" just as much as Jeebus. What American "conservatives" forget is that the only real political and fiscal conservative to run in the past 16 years (McCain... whom... without Palin I *may* have voted for) was hijacked and buried by his own team. This team... a group of self serving fascists primed for Mussolini's Italy and as extreme as the Taleban.

    March 1, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. ERIC B

    To qoute Austin powers "Thats a man baby"

    March 1, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  13. Hate Sh!tStirrers

    She should start writing her obituary...

    March 1, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. change in America

    The Republican is doomed .....After hearing Rush and Ann , Jindal this Republican party sound like some cry baby and taken American for granted people are loseing jobs, home healthcare and they on live tv cracking jokes...............>>>>>>>>>> Vote Republicans out the office 2010 .........................No More Republicans in 2010

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  15. Roderick

    The reason Ann Coulter delivered a bunch of one liners is because she is a joke. I can see it now, President Palin and Vice President Coulter, we would be laughing all the way into the hands of the Chineese. I think the only way to top that would be have Rush as secretary of state, they could all pop pain pills and spew hate at 80% of Americans with one liners and cocktail parties.

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  16. Heywood Usumi

    The simple fact is that liberals and the ignorant left wing crazies can dish it out but sure can't take it when they are on the receiving end. Just like the school ground bullies when you give them their own medicine they can only shout and bluster before slinking off into the night like thieves.

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  17. Pel

    Oh how the right wing love her, which is great for them. This further enhance the KKK adittude she and the right wing has. She and Rush are great eye openers for america. I hope they keep doing what they are doing. The USA public will soon destroy them with their political ideas.

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. Hate Sh!t Stirrers

    She shoult stard writing her obituary...

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  19. L. L. Hutchison

    Anne Coulter, a transvestite yet to come out. Come on people, take a good look. Ahhhhhhhh now!! Now you see it! Smoke & Mirrors, thats the GOP strategy and it all starts with the most vocal blowhards. When you take a good look at the rottweilers of any group it's ironic they have the most to hide. Honk if you love and follow Transvestites!! Heh.

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  20. Jim

    Ann Coulter is pathetic. She knows how to push people's buttons and makes good money doing it. She clearly hates the majority of Americans. I suspect she was physically or sexually abused growing up...

    March 1, 2009 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  21. A tired American

    With the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, Gingrich, and Coulter advising and leading the Republicans we have the Four Horsemen mentioned in the Bible. Hopefully the Second Coming will get here before the Republicans can regain control of the government and carry out the wishes of the above mentioned Four (headless, as in brainless) Horsemen.

    March 1, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. FGD

    Listern to the dim-o-crats. Spewing hate at people but calling others full of hate. Typical of what they do, always blaming someone else and pointing fingers to take the heat off themselves.

    I love to see dim-o-crats react to Ann and Rush you can tell when they hit a nerve.

    As someone else commented it's ok to make fun of a Republican but make one joke about Barry and the hate comes roaring out.

    March 1, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. T-Money

    "Lighten up libs, it was just a comedy routine"? You mean, like the Palin comedy routine you offered up last November? Great; keep it coming! I'm not gonna complain, I'm a Democrat !! LOL

    March 1, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  24. Mark

    Wasn't is just a few months ago that the media was so relentless in criticizing the president that it hated America? Now a couple of months later the roles switch as if the last 8 years never happened.

    P.S. to the conservative freakshow in Washington: It's much easier to sleep at night and just be able to live with yourself if you can acknowledge the truth.

    March 1, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  25. Suzie M.

    Tell that tiresome woman to go home. She, along with Rush and Newt, are dragging the Republican Party down.

    March 1, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
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