March 1st, 2009
09:14 AM ET
13 years ago

Coulter jabs Obama at CPAC

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Willy Brown

    Liberals can't handle the truth!

    March 1, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  2. Wisest one of All

    You know why democraps hate Coulter so much? Because unlike them she loves her country. They hate it and want to destroy it. Proven Fact!

    Also those craps have nobody in their party who can equal Coulter in beauty, brains, common sense, or love of country. Another Proven Fact!

    Sorry, 'craps, but I only speak the truth here on my blog and you know it. Third Proven Fact!

    March 1, 2009 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  3. Charles

    Rush, Ann, and Mr. Steele; what a threesome. Let's not forget Newt!

    March 1, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. Mariann Pepitone

    realist: I give you credit for telling the truth that these commentors don't want to hear. That's why they voted him in office because he duped them and the loved every speech of it. It doesn't take a college graduate to know that Obama's words are from other president's speeches. Many people in this country are now waking up to the fact of that . I like Rush because he speaks his mind and it is the truth. And what he says is all coming out now. Obama cannot run this country but his Clinton administration can because they have the experience that he has yet to learn. Most of the people on this comment board wouldn't care if Obama causes a depression because they call him the Messiah and they would praise him.

    March 1, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. Joe The Ex-Repulican

    I wish Ann, Rush, Hannity, and all other Conservative talk show hosts as many engagements as possible. Conservative used in conjunction with these people and most of the republican party is only a label they latched onto when real conservatives were prominent and growing. These people and the republican party are not conservative in any way, except for possibly social issues, for which they are past conservative and in the realm of extremism, much like a party that evolved in the 30's and 40's in Germany. Different time, different system, different people, and greater intelligence of the population here and now has stomped on this Neo Conservative movement. Rush, Ann, and others are paid handsomely to keep the dream alive.

    March 1, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. Jim

    When I see her on tv I hit the mute button and just watch her! She really is sexy – but oh so stupid!!

    March 1, 2009 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. Kevin

    Mariann Pepitone the country is much bigger than Chicago. The numbers show there are more whites on welfare than the entire black population in this country.

    March 1, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. Trang

    Republicans are angry about losing – not just about losing the election, but also losing the hearts and minds of the bulk of Americans, so they just scream from the top of lungs, hoping someone will hear them. Many are turned off by them. Focus your energy on helping Obama achieve his mission, which I think is constructive for Americans. You just have to let whatever Republicans say from one ear to the other ear, don't engage them. It's not because we are afraid of them, but rather we don't want to waste energy w/ them. Until they become constructive and have something to add toward solving the national problem, otherwise just ignore them. They just rant or rave, and it does taint the spirit of cooperation, working together inspired by President Barack Obama.

    As God said, the problem we have is due to we think we are separate from one another. Republicans cry – why should we help you, because they think we are separate, because if We are One, we wouldn't even ask that question – because helping you means helping me, because We are One. So, Democrats are on the right path, and the Republicans have lost their way. Democrats win because they have the right message this time around. Our soul long to come together and become One w/ God. I know it's not easy, because we are all different and have different ideas on how to proceed, but we can disagree w/o name calling. I think Obama's strategy is correct, as to the correct ratio, that's up the economists to debate.

    March 1, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
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