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. jim

    I wouldn't normally say this about another human, but there's just no use for Ann Coulter. She's got nothing positive, enlightening or encouraging to say about anything, other than her books I suppose.

    February 28, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. julie

    Where's her little black cocktail dress? Did she finally decide to wash that thing? Yuck.

    February 28, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  3. William Jeffries

    Why does CNN give time for such bigots as Rust Limbaugh to demonstrate a lack of knowlwdge of the difference between the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?

    It is a shame and a disgrace for CNN to have him on tv live in prime time. Is there no news in the world?

    Are there no elections takinh place, and no victims of hunger? and no noble human enterprizes taking place?

    Please don't try descending toi the level of Fox.

    February 28, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. Amanda

    I just read the message from Reed about "Coulter's hair dye" and I am dying with laughter !

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

    She is really a man and you IDIOTS don't even see this..Look at the size of her Adams apple...Right choice again you IDIOTS>>>>

    February 28, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  6. Ann

    I didn't like when she made jokes of Hillary but I applaud her hitting Obama.

    February 28, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  7. Ohnoes

    Coulter is a man...Nuff said.

    February 28, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  8. John Puente

    I would like to know whether you intend to "Fact-Check" Limbaugh's claims regarding Pres. Obama's policies? The same of Coulter? If these folks are in fact the leaders and future of the Republican Party, then it has truly parted ways with its history. I am happy that they are able to profit so well from their divisiveness, but their profiteering is at the cost of us all moving forward as a nation. What a shame.

    February 28, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. Perusing-Through

    THE NATION'S NEXT 2012 LEADERSHIP TEAM.

    Ann Coulter = PRESIDENT
    Rush Limbaugh = VICE PRESIDENT
    Sarah Palin = SECRETARY OF STATE
    Sean Hannity = SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

    NOT!!!

    February 28, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  10. DP

    I can't believe what ignorance I just heard on that stupid cpac show. The republicans are still crying through rush limbaugh of all people. They use to say you shouldn't talk bad about bush because he was our president. Well they need to take their own advice. Well what can you expect from republicans like rush limbaugh. He is such a hypocrite.

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

    This woman needs to find a man. Problem being she is so ugly, physically,mentally and morally.......she may have to shop outside to this and any other country where men know have any intelligence, convictions or eyesight.

    February 28, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. Ed

    If this is the future of the Republican party, they still don't get it. Good luck to them.

    February 28, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  13. INDEPENDANT VET

    PUT IT LIKE THIS , IF YOU GOT ONE FLAT TIRE , AND THE ROAD IS COVERED WITH NAILS. JUST KEEP ON DRIVING . WHEN A SIGN JUST BEFORE HAND SAID , BEWARE , GET READY TO MAKE CHANGE. SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS COMING TO A TOOL BOOTH .
    THAT'S OBA,BAMA NOMICS , WITH MADAM PELOSI AT THE WHEEL . SHE CAN'T SEE PAST THE WHEEL , MUCH LESS READ ,

    NOW WE KNOW WHY SHE ONLY WANTS TO FLY BIG TIME ON TAX PAYERS DOLLARS , @ $5,760,000 ????????????????????????????????????????????????/////////////////////////

    February 28, 2009 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  14. windfall

    God she's nauseating. Making a living off hatred and poison...imagine her karma.

    and her jokes are based on lies and made up crap! lame

    February 28, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  15. Just4uliberaldemhaters

    If Obama is still having a foverable rating inspite of the recent generational theft that reflects on the bilions and trillions of bail-outs, that implies that the majority of the american people has completely deviated from their once general believes of "Amrican dream" to a "Big brother country" is pathetic and unamerica that use to be an envy of the world.

    February 28, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  16. Perusing-Through

    Conservative radio have useless political shock jocks like Rush 'The Big Fat' Limbaugh.

    Conservative authors also have useless political 'shock writers' like Ann Coulter. She say what she say, and write what she writes, solely for the money. PERIOD!!!

    February 28, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  17. bcon

    How the hell does this crowd ever expect to win back new england, the industrials states, and the west if they belive they have to be more conservative. Dnt they get most of america does no0t think like they do, its sad how much the GOP is in denial and outta touch with everyday americans

    February 28, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  18. Perusing-Through

    Conservative radio have useless political shock jocks like Rush 'The Big Fat Idiot' Limbaugh.

    Conservative authors also have useless political 'shock writers' like Ann Coulter. She say what she say, and write what she writes, solely for the money. PERIOD!!!

    February 28, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  19. Aaron, Chicago

    Do these people ever learn? They need to start getting in touch w/ the people and fixing what they broke or they're doomed to fall like Bush.

    Crist and Schwarzenegger are the only ones who can save them.

    February 28, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  20. Kelly from Canada

    Having watched and listened to this boorish woman for the last few years, I don't think you Americans have anything to worry about for along time...GOP getting elected wise I mean. She actually makes me laugh. I wish Kathy Griffen was hosting Larry King next time Ann the mouth Coulter is a guest.

    February 28, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  21. Lush Limprick is the Head of the Republican Committee!

    Your pet boy the shrub's margin was 50.7% to 48.3% now that was mediocre. Yet you stood by and let him spend 5 trillion without a word.

    53% to 46% qualifies as a landslide just in the popular vote not to mention the Electoral College votes.

    Also, this communist, pinko far left unpatriotic wing-nut finds your blasphemy offensive.

    February 28, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  22. Monica

    Really! Limbaugh and Coulter what a pair of egotistical, hateful, lets not let anyone else talk people. She is all about selling her books and seeing her face plastered on the cover. I think she is a model want-to-be. If this is all they've got the Republican party is in big trouble. And we are in trouble if this country elects another one any time soon. Look at the work we have ahead of us healing this country after 8 years of them. And they dare criticize a president who has been in office only a little over a month now. Please, when Joy Bahar asked Coulter in a recent interview if she thought anyone hated her she said no look how many books I've sold. Think again lady. I don't know anyone who even likes you even a little bit.

    February 28, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  23. Eric

    CPAC mine as well be called Hate PAC. With speakers like Coulter and LImbaugh that hate everyone in their country are not the representation the GOP needs right now.

    February 28, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  24. Rick Sutter

    Again, you fools are misusing the term "neocon". Did any of you actually attend college? Joe Lieberman is a neo-con. John McCain and George Bush are close. Reagan was a conservative (no neo needed). Coulter is a conservative (although an abrasive one). In a real debate, she would send Obama home crying to his mother-in-law.

    February 28, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  25. Dhaljit

    Coulter is hot, smart and conservative which makes you guys afraid. You guys won the election so why are you moaning and griping? If she wasn't a real threat why do 99% of the people commenting here look for ways to denounce her? Simple – you attack what you fear. Even in times when your Obama/Messiah is president and you should be happy but you are still miserable, whining people.

    February 28, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
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