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. Lori

    @ Mike:

    President Obama won roughly 43 or 46 percent of the white vote (myself included). He actually did better than John Kerry did amongst whites. But who cares? I thought blacks, Asians, and hispanics were Americans too. With people like you around it's no wonder why the Republicans will never win again (especially without having minorities behind them- except Steele and Jindal)

    As for white guilt... that is so lame. I'll never vote for a Republican ever because of hateful people like you that have come to define the party. Also, Obama won by a 10 million. He had a higher popular vote than Reagan and Bush. That is pretty huge. But I guess facts don't count with you.

    February 28, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. Independent

    Oh what a woman......NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! She is one disgusting person I have ever seen on tv.....she can dish it out, but she sure can't take it back.....She is so hateful......and she thinks she is holier than thou....

    February 28, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  3. Marsha

    These two idiots actually take themselves seriously (Rush and Coulter).... Rush is talking about the wealthy moving out of NY if their taxes are raised...never mind the fact that a lot of wealthy people got there on the backs of not so wealthy people buying their products or utilizing their services...he just called CNN and the rest of the media idiots and non customer friendly but CNN is airing his speech?????

    February 28, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Proud Yankee

    GROSS

    February 28, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  5. bob in LA

    Like the bully's they have proven to be for the last couple decades, Name calling is all these ultra-conservatives have to offfer.
    They are to Republicans what the Taliban is to Islam- a poor representation of the majority and out of touch with reality.

    February 28, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. Heather in WA

    Rush, an 8 year old, and Coulter.....good Lord, it sounds like a family reunion of the warped.

    February 28, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  7. Jeff H

    I've always wondered what was under those short skirts she wears for all her interviews?? My feeling is that She's Rudy in drag. No really! What a pathetic excuss for a human she has so much hatered for anybody who thinks differently then her. Personally the only use for her so-called best sellers is for Butt Wipe. America Love it or LEAVE!

    February 28, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  8. Michael

    she is ugly outside and in

    February 28, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  9. 2010

    CPAC welcomes Coulter...yeah, they would. How sad.

    February 28, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. Keith

    Did she get a boob job??? Or is that just her lower lip..

    February 28, 2009 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  11. Nadine

    Yeah, I can't wait for 2012 when President Obama wins his 2nd term. She and Joe the Dumber can go to Alaska along with Sean Hannity and Glen Beck where they can listen to their demi god Rush Limbaugh instruct them on how to be a real Americans. She's such a tool.

    February 28, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  12. NC Female Christian

    Is she a transvestite?

    February 28, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  13. george

    let the CPAC have its fun and games. They will have 20 years of democratic presidents to poke their silly sense of humor at. Remember 1932 to 1952.when FDR and Truman kept the Repuplican'sparty out of the White House, because of the 1928 recession.

    February 28, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  14. JonDie

    Paris Hilton is a genius compared to this Coulter moron. Seriously.

    February 28, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  15. Bill, LA

    @TRENT;

    THAT COULD BE TRUE, I DON'T KNOW. WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT YOU WON'T FIND HER IN BED WITH AN OBAMA, ERIC HOLDER ,AL SHARPTON OR ANY OF MILLIONS OF OTHERS OF THAT CONVECTION.

    February 28, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  16. Raven

    Well I see all the Bush bashers still haven't got over the fact that he beat Al Gore.
    Get over it already.

    February 28, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  17. Mike

    Conservative republican women are so detrimental to their own cause, it's hilarious!

    February 28, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  18. Michael

    it'll take them another couple of election cycles before they realize the country doesn't want to be divided anymore by the likes of this venomous slag.

    February 28, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  19. Amanda

    The inmates are running the asylum ! Drug-addict Limbaugh and hooker Coulter are ample proof that the Republicans are imploding. It would be funny to watch if it was not so deeply, deeply sickening,

    February 28, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  20. Terry, TX

    I think she's great.....and there's alot I agree with her. Her books read because they are good. She talks her mind with regard to both parties....and she doesn't care about being politically correct. It's refreshing. She is not a celebutard, she doesn't riot in the streets, she doesn't invade and riot in churches....no the democrats do.

    February 28, 2009 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  21. Bridget

    Ann Coulter is the Democratic Party's secret weapon. Ann spews her nasty vitriol and Democrats get elected. Hopefully, her 15 minutes of fame will stretch into the 2010 elections so we can see more blue in Congress. She's like a Democrat's magic potion. Thanks, Ann!

    February 28, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  22. to rob

    Hate? Dude, you don't even know hate. Your little Barbie-from-Hell, Ms. Coulter, is the queen of venom. Lest we forget, she referred to the outspoken 9/11 widows (including the the lady who recently lost her life in the Buffalo plane crash), as "harpies." So, no. Don't you dare berate the "CNN crowd" for ripping on this pathetic excuse for a human being.

    February 28, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  23. MJS

    What a nut job! And a walking talking joke too.

    February 28, 2009 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  24. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    Ann Cooter takes her show on the road to sell books.

    Legalized prostituion, if you will.

    February 28, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  25. Ted

    Wow, she is still around? Why?

    February 28, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
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