Ann Coulter compared President Obama to rapper and reality star Flavor Flav at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
The inflammatory line was one of several Coulter sprinkled throughout her speech, a version of which she reliably gives at CPAC every year. The 2012 edition of the address did not contain any outright shockers, such as when she called John Edwards a "faggot" in 2007. She did, however, stay current by making a very crude joke about Bill Clinton.
Her Obama line came during a series of riffs about the president. She alleged that the mainstream media "is gaga" about him, and said that he would make "a lovely next-door neighbor, as long as you're not Chinese cause then he'd be constantly borrowing stuff" -- a joke that received loud applause.
Then, she dropped her pièce de résistance. "Voters with forty years of politically correct education are ecstatic to have the first black president. They just love the idea even if we did get Flavor Flav instead of Thomas Sowell." Unfortunately for her, the joke fell pretty flat; there seemed to be quite a few more groans that laughs. Coulter quickly moved on.