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. Mariann Pepitone

    the rockstar: And what character do you stand on. And don't you wish you were in the same limelight making her money? Of course you do and so does all the commentors on this board. She is absolutely right when she stated people were comparing him to Jesus and Abraham Lincoln. He is not Jesus and can't hold a candle to Lincoln. Lincoln was a republican and Obama like him because he freed the slaves. Obama needs to shape up or ship out. He has made a bigger mess than we were already in by his continuing bailouts to the millionaires. If he continues you commentors will be eating crow,.

    March 1, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. Jorge

    Ann Coulter is just as crazy as she is gorgeous!

    March 1, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. digger

    Strange isn't it when a story about obama starts to get some crictial comments, the comment's are closed. But when every loon can put down someone in this artical, it is open a very long time.

    March 1, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  4. joe_bloggs

    Brilliant! The more these bigoted, avaricious imbeciles continue to represent the repugnant party, the more the American people will continue to realize how they have been hoodwinked these past few decades. Keep it up Mann Coulter and Druggie Blimpo!

    March 1, 2009 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. voter

    She calls herself a "Christian"??

    March 1, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  6. Dr. Pepper

    I love it when liberals get a taste of their own medicine.

    March 1, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. moosehuntin girl

    Thanks for the info about her fraud book sales,think I will try it too.

    March 1, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. Mariann Pepitone

    surelyjean: You are so wrong about the poor whites. If you want to talk about people being poor take a trip to the southside of Chicago and you really will see the poor who are mainly on welfare and link cards and they are not white. And Obama's grandmother paid for his college because he didn't have any money himself but he had money to buy drugs, booze and smokes. He was lucky to have her around. Get a grip on life. I live in Chicago, born and raised here, seen that welfare station trying to help someone get on SSI until he got his social security check and sitting there was mainly blacks and mexican's.

    March 1, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. liz

    YES WE CAN'T, I hope you realize that the Republican party of the 19th century is more similar to the Democratic party of today. The roles were very much reversed until FDR took office.

    March 1, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. vJ

    Is this the Republicans party that people are talking about? what a shame?

    March 1, 2009 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  11. voter

    who cares what ann coulter says. She is a moron and a bigot. It is ignorant people like her who will contribute to the demise of the republican party.

    March 1, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    reagan fan forever: I am a Democrat who is also a Reagan fan. He made me rich. So that I could work/live as I wish as an ex-pat away from what Conservative America has now become since his administration.

    March 1, 2009 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  13. james s

    Listen to what Rush said during his speech "when I Look into the audience I don't see people as Blacks, or Hispanics", but literally he was correct because there were none there. Steele was not available to attend and Jindal was at Disney land.

    March 1, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  14. Mariann Pepitone

    michael: For a two bit radio host wouldn't you like to have a 35 million dollar contract like he has. Sure you would and you would be saying the same as Rush. I like Rush because he speaks the truth and the truth hurts the democrats because this was the worst corrupt election in American history. Pelosi, Dean, Durbin and Reid. All underhanded and corrupt. Along with the Chicago city hall mob like Quinn and both Madigan's who want Burris out of that senate seat because it is a race issue. Lisa Madigan wants that seat and her father wants her job. They already know how Obama won that senate seat and the woman who was going to run for it was betrayed by him. Obama learned the tricks of the trade long before he was in Chicago and before me met Rezko the man who helped him pay for that house.

    March 1, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. laughing

    we have a party, spewing nothing but Hate and division.
    we sent a pretty clear message NO more hate, no more division
    What part of this don't they get?
    Freedom of speech is one thing, spreading hate is another and that is a new law we need. And enforced to the max.
    We call gun toting, hate groups gangs.. America has a problem with Gangs.. Send the first message to the biggest Gang in America the republicans.. NO more

    cracks me up to watch the republican party chase their tails like a bunch of dogs.. We have a working President.. which is making the republican party work for a change.. Every week… BAM
    isn't it great.. A President that's thinking.. and working..
    I think what's frustrating the pubes is they can't keep up.. can't wait till Monday to see what he hits them with!!!
    They don't have a plan of their own, they can't write one cause they are to busy being the negative/hate party.
    They are the biggest jokes in America.. every country is talking about them and laughing…
    Years of them spewing jokes about race, diversity and culture.. the tables are turned..
    And the world is seeing.. they are nothing but lies and hate

    March 1, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. flybyshoeing

    CNN has jumped the shark. Why are comments still open on this when you close others down within 15 minutes sometimes. You have become no better than Fox. Sometimes when I am flipping channels I accidently stop on Fox because I think I am at CNN. Why are you placing ads on Fox? Do you really want their viewers? Hosting Bernie Goldberg, Ann Coulter and uninterrupted Rush Limbaugh. CNN has become Chronically Negative Nonsense. We want information, not opinion. You guys interview each other. Wake up. You are suppose to inform us, not reform us. I'm sure this won't get posted. Ted Turner weeps.

    March 1, 2009 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. mike

    I love watching all the fools who voted for this Socialist idiot we have in office criticize Ann. She paints a perfect picture of how the the DUMBacRATS are destroying this country. Go ANN and RUSH!!!!

    March 1, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  18. Sam

    Imagine if these two losers, Russ and Ann were husband and wife?? Ann, you are a hate monger.

    March 1, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. Sleepless in Colorado

    I'm guessing that Texas Teacher teaches elementary school. You've been around those kids to long to relate to the big dogs. You're a joke just like Ann Coulter. I could care less if you get mad. You'll just go to your easy-bake oven and make some cookies. Welcome to the real world! Vote Rush Limbaugh 2054!

    March 1, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  20. mike

    I love watching all the fools who voted for this Socialist idiot we have in office criticize Ann. She paints a perfect picture of how the the DUMBacRATS are destroying this country. Go ANN and RUSH!!!!

    March 1, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  21. Wisest one of All

    You know why democraps hate Ann Coulter so much? Because unlike those pieces of crap Coulter love the U. S. Proven Fact!

    Also, they have nobody in their 'crap party who is her equal. Another Proven Fact!

    All of you 'craps posting on my blog here know it and know that I am always right. Third Proven Fact!

    March 1, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  22. moosehuntin girl

    You can watch grown bigots and republicans crying if you watch HBOs,right America:feeling wronged.I laughed so hard I almost .

    March 1, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  23. Charles

    Ann Coulter needs to get a life, a man, and some meat on her bones.

    March 1, 2009 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  24. Together Each Accmplishes More

    and the ignorance continues as the blind bush so-called Christians/Conservatives/Republicans continue their lies ... "Bush tried twice for regulation but your brilliant democratic congress denied it "

    Bush had the veto pen: didn't use it. With a 49-49 split in the Senate, Bush in the White House the Democrats did not "control" much at all –
    rewriting history and the party of "I don't recall" might get a surprise if Christ decided to come down and ask them what they have done for their country and their fellow man: the answer would be nothing but spew hatred.

    March 1, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  25. Lilly Rose

    @ Stephen March 1st, 2009 10:04 am ET

    You Demobrats understand that 47% of this country doesn't agree with you. 47% of this country will never back down from its beliefs and ideals. 47% that will fight tooth and nail to keep America a free nation. 47% that will never let the government control its life. . .
    Stevie, sweetie, step back and take a deep breath. You are hyperventilating. Besides, 53% of the people are actually paying attention and that is why the Republicans lost. If the 47% are so sure they are right, why not form a nation somewhere else on the planet. This will leave space for the 53% who want American to survive. And think how many jobs there would be when all of you are gone away. Yea, that's the ticket. Take your craziness and go somewhere else and practice it.

    March 1, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
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