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. concerned in the us

    So funny that anyone believes ann, rush, or bush and obama make any difference.

    We are a country of idiots... politicians will take advantage. Always.
    We are NEVER proactive. We never "do what is right even if it hurts"

    Imagine the oil saved if we forced pop bottle recycling like we do in some states. Imagine if we put deposit on water bottles...
    (I hate taking them back too. life is a bich)
    Imagine if we ran the country like we do private business... Oh, wait, we do! Like GM. Times will always be good right?
    Maybe a "do something unethical and loose your job and pension" plan from government. yeah right.

    March 1, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. Ex-Republican in Philadelphia

    She's a good marketer of her own "brand" which helps her sell books. There's nothing more to her than that. One poster here said that it looks as if supporters of Obama are "worried" about Coulter. Why would we be worried? The GOP is in a very difficult spot. They clearly got us into this historic economic mess and now the intelligent solutions are coming only from the Democrats. If the Repugs fight the economic initiatives and the country goes into an even worse recession, then the Repugs will be blamed. If they go along with the Democrats, they will lose their connection with their base. Thus, they bring out vacuous whips like Coulter that throw out quips to their desperate audience rather than presenting analytically sound solutions and alternatives. So, the answer is "No," Obama supporters (most of the country, in case you didn't notice...) are not worried about Ann Coulter.

    March 1, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. Andrew

    Ann and Rush look like the number "10" when standing next to each other.

    March 1, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. Merle

    -LOL-

    March 1, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. Nick

    Now, let us look at the GOP role models: Limbaugh, (911 victims enjoying their husband's deaths) Coulter, Joe (no license) the Plumber, (Won't take the stimulus money) Jindal, (Can't remember the papers I read everyday) Palin, ....

    Time to reinvent the party.

    March 1, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  6. judy

    Please go away Ann Coulter. You are nasty, mean, ugly, and you should go back under the rock you crawled out of. You have to be so unhapppy.

    March 1, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  7. JoMomma

    Wow! Noting like a little Republican pep rally to bring out the bloody fangs of the hate mongering Democrats. Free speech, baby! Wouldn't surprise me if there isn't another revolution in the U.S to get us back to the principles upon which this country was founded. Where do I sign up?

    March 1, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. Survivor

    President Obama continues to balance the state of the economy not only the effects on our country but the world and the party of "no" – he is doing a good job considering what he is dealing with – No thanks to these side line clowns named the Rush and Ann show....they are not helpful and full of self loathing and self serving ideas – good for them bad for the country.

    March 1, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. Bummer

    Wow, look at all the peace and love coming from the liberals that espouse it. You people have no problem bashing conservatives and republicans.(not the same thing, which you would know if you have half of a brain) But boy, if someone takes pot shots at your boy Obama you get all sorts of upset.

    Hypocrits!

    March 1, 2009 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  10. Bosworth

    Sorry to those who viciously attack critics of the President. Seems like if it's okay to go after Bush, then it should be okay to criticize Obama. Of course, most of the hypocrites on this page don't recognize the convention: but free speech goes both ways. Get used to it.

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  11. lkinopfl

    GOP = CULT (Satanic CULT) & Ann Coulter and Rush are the ring leaders. SAD.. VERY VERY SAD! Dear God I pray that these people never gain control of our country EVER AGAIN!!!!!

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  12. james

    people...please be nice to Ann, she's pretty hot for a tranny.

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  13. america first

    THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COULTER AND LIMBAUGH AND THE (KKK) IS THE HOOD.

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  14. Avi Shlomo

    Ann coulter on testosterone. Has anyone ever thought of the shape of her Adam apple. Is she a male hiding in female clothes? Attacking MSNBC is like the Kettle calling the pot black. what was she doing with the rest of the republican clowns for the last 8 years? If the republican failed it is because of narrow minded ideology of people like her. Blame yourself ANN B. Coulter!!

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  15. mama

    Keep it up Ann. You're doing a great job of running your party into the ground.

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  16. kd

    Republican-style hate is just so tiresome.

    ........and yet, they still don't get it.

    March 1, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  17. bill

    geez you liberals need some serious help.... first start with anger manegement then come back to me for a follow up evaluation. so many of you rip Coulter/Rush for being hate mongers etc etc, do you listen to people in your own party like Al Franken? The other Hollywood morons? So many of your politicians and look in the mirror at yourselves. It always makes me laugh when people on your side of the political spectrum talk about peace/no war but then they are the ones committing violent acts, they are the ones supporting abortion- the killing of babies. The anger on the left is out of control. You people preach all about tolerance but have none yourselves for people who have different opinions and beliefs. Pathetic!!

    March 1, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. Bgail

    What is sadder than the pathetic, negative, scurrilous ravings of the speakers at the CPAC convention is the response of their followers that totally refuses to hear these ravings for what they are. How can you possibly think of converting sane people to your way of thinking with childish attacks on their character and motives. Since when have any of you been able to read another's heart?

    When I saw Rush speak, I saw Hitler. When I hear the congresswoman from Minnesota speak, I hear McCarthy. Do you people not remember history? Do you not remember that one insane angry person can lead a nation to hell?

    I don't mind the difference of opinion. What I mind is the insighting to anger and wrath and total agreement to disagree whether a solution makes sense or not. Repubs seem to be ready to burn down their own country merely because they are no longer in control of it. How grown up!

    March 1, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  19. Linda, Phoenix, Arizona

    Nobody cares what Coulter has to say except the few who still drink the coolaid. She is a hate monger, un American traitor who should never have been able to spout her venim on our public ariwaves. Jst like Rush Lumbaugh, when the Fairness Doctrine is renewed. she will be off the air. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    I have one thing to say to her....shut up.

    March 1, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  20. Grim Reaper

    R.I.P GOP

    March 1, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  21. TCM

    you liberal pukes are amazing; what the worst part is, you can't admit mistakes...like voting for OBama...now, he's spouting that blacks have it worse than whites right now...this isn't a racial president? Taking money from the rich (because they're predominantly white) and giving it to the poor because they're predominantly black....? OR just waiting for a handout as usual...?

    Coulter's right, about everything she's citing, and you liberal wussies hate her because she speaks the truth....too bad! You've screwed the country and yourselves by electing the absolute worst person to lead this country....all due to your own selfishness.....SCREW YOU!

    March 1, 2009 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  22. dan

    why is anyone giving press time to this person?

    March 1, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  23. mike

    Gee, more hate speech from the far right wing, how productive. Wasn't Coulter's 15 minutes up long ago? If that's all the Repubs can dig up – Coulter & Limbaugh – then the Dems have nothing to fear. The same old, tired, regurgitated crap from an increasingly irrelevant party.

    March 1, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. mary

    I just feel so sorry for limbaugh and coulter. Talk about sour grapes and reeking of desperation. Pathetic. While things are def not perfect in dc lets not forget who brought us to this point. Why not say something about the waste and the leadership during that time if only to say they need to look at themselves, improve and listen to what the majority of the country would like to see happen. Do they love the state of affairs in the US at the time of bushs departure? wasteful spending now – what about the last 8 years? talk about being in a coma at the wheel. Are they competely blind deaf and dumb? What happened to conservatism then? Did it only conveniently apply to social issues?
    At least this president is on his feet trying to get things done. He doesnt have all the answers I dont think anyone does but he gets my vote so far for trying. I am not enamoured by any of these politicians and will wait to give him his final grade. He has to work for my vote next time around just like anyone else who stands for election.
    Its def time for a third party!

    March 1, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  25. Zack

    The same can be said about much of what Coulter and Limbaugh spout, Superferret. They don't exactly promote friendly, thoughtful discussion.

    March 1, 2009 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
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