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. Lee

    And this is the "new hip hop" party! Same ole hag spewing her hate and discontent for the majority of americans. She really is bad for america!

    February 28, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  2. Jack

    Ann only got 15 minutes? I guess that's all she's used to.

    February 28, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  3. M. Bryan

    If Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are the best Conservative
    Republicans have to offer they are in more trouble than any of
    the top-runners can get them out of.

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

    clueless

    February 28, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. tardis

    If Republicans continue to embrace the likes of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh I can rest easy that they won't win another presidency in my lifetime.

    February 28, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. CindyLouWho

    JACK: Good one!

    February 28, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. JimS.

    Keep it up, conservatives. Keep paying attention to whack-jobs like Ann Coulter, and complete the job of making yourselves totally and 100% completely irrelevant.

    I guess the wiping that McCain and Palin took obviously taught you nothing.

    February 28, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. Bob (Illinois)

    She is such a sweety!

    February 28, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. bob from canada

    and the UGLY wicked witch from the repugs his in the house......hey were's fatso limbaugh.......i so want to hear his speach.......wow.......they are inspiring......oh my god i can't keep it up........ i don't live in your country and i can feel the disgust you have for these idiots........who in their right mind would think these all white kkk members represent your wonderfull country.........ya.......or better yet.......liar bobby jindal............kill the turkey palin.......i need more pills limbaugh........or better yet they can take advice from the up and coming 13 year old.....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahhahahahaha....idiots

    February 28, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Debbie

    Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh...reasons the Republican party continues to pull their own plug. It's kind of sad.

    February 28, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. RMGofCO

    Wow. This crowd is scary. Ann Coulter is the meanest / nastiest woman alive. I feel bad for her...it can't be easy being her.

    February 28, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  12. Fan of Common Sense

    I tend to vote republican and I cringe at the thought to the party embracing this woman. She is just too over-the-top and out there.

    February 28, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. Creepy woman coulter

    I bet she doesn't have a single black or hispanic friend. She is really scary, like what the consort of satan would be..

    February 28, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Lennon for president

    what a hideous and monstrous person she is...she's just as bad as that pig Rush Limbaugh

    February 28, 2009 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. Kay

    OK, I finally figured out the slogan for the "New Republicans" as they start their 4-year trek to the 2012 presidential campaign - "The Crazier, The Better".

    February 28, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    This is all the Republicans could come up with??....desperation has definately set-in.

    February 28, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. HURRY 2010 !!

    The best that can be said about Obama, is that he will prove once and for all – Reagan was right.

    February 28, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Tom in CA

    ...and this is the way we change the GOP? We get our femme fatale out there doing jokes...er whatever....

    I've lost all respect for Ann. She just doesn't get why she's on that downward slope.

    February 28, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  19. Annie, Atlanta

    Add to the crazy things they're saying at this convention, including Obama isn't a natural born citizen, the fact that unofficial party head Rush is out there spreading his hate and Hannity has a pole on how his followers want to start the "revolution," I'm seriously wondering where the Republican Party went. Wherever that may be, they either need to take the party back or start another one. I wound up on a site last night that I accessed through a CHURCH site called Paliban (Palin +Taliban). The party has turned into a fringe group and they're getting dangerous (see previous TN church killings.)

    February 28, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  20. mw

    Rush worshiper

    February 28, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  21. Mike/Denver

    Where was Ann when we needed a cheap mascot at our local dog show?

    February 28, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  22. Trying Hard to be Nice

    This "thing" is foul. That's as nice a comment as you can make about Coulter. And Ann, I don't know who took you to the prom but all of America feels bad for her.

    February 28, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. Michigan

    Coulter...and Limbaugh are comedians!

    February 28, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. mw

    Get a life, get a job, eat a steak, cut your hair, try a pantsuit

    February 28, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  25. Empty vessel

    Let the dog barks while the camel works by calmly.

    February 28, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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