Right-wing author and commentator Ann Coulter was warmly received by a standing-room only audience in a ballroom at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, garnering enthusiastic applause for her criticism of President Obama’s policy on mandating birth control coverage for employees at religiously-affiliated institutions.
“This isn’t a Catholic issue, this is a freedom issue,” Coulter told an audience of conservative activists. The Catholic church has been the most critical of the Obama administration’s decision.
Coulter said the birth control decision is part of a larger assault on health care freedom, which she said involved “every crazy liberal idea.”
Coulter incorporated the “occupy” protests, Bernie Madoff, “Obamacare,” pretty girls and the Republican presidential candidates into wide-ranging comedic commentary in which she attacked Mr. Obama discussed the issues faced by conservatives. She also sought to unite a party going through a bitter and longer-than-expected Republican presidential primary.
Coulter said the “only question” conservative voters considering a presidential candidate should be asking is this: “Who will have the most appeal to undecideds?”