Good Day World!
Most entertainers stay away from politics.
Most, not all.
When they do, they generally take a liberal view of things. The exception – in anyone’s book – is Ted Nugent.
I think the man hates peace and order. I know he loves guns. He claims he isn’t racist, but his actions prove otherwise on a regular basis.
“Nugent was interviewed by Guns.com at the almost-aptly-named SHOT Show 2014 about a variety of topics, and had a few more choice words for President Obama, whom Nugent once said (from a distance) should “suck on my machine gun.”
Toward the end of the interview, Nugent referred to the President as a “subhuman mongrel,” while also asserting that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has “spare scrotums.”
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney sought, and received, an endorsement from from Nugent. Nugent was also a Republican Congressman’s guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address.” HERES THE CLIP
EVER HEAR THIS INTERVIEW?
Ted Nugent In 1977. A look inside the mind of a man that proclaims himself to be a patriot, but here he tells how he got a 4F.... Nugent is a self admitted draft dodger. He even shit his pants to get out of serving his country!
Quote: “Then a week before the induction center, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.”
TYPICAL CRAZY TED STRIKES AGAIN
DOES TED NUGENT SPEAK FOR YOU?
In case you missed it, Nugent's most recent rant raised all kinds of red flags when he called President Barack Obama "a subhuman mongrel."
But even as the self-proclaimed "Motor City Madman" was called mad by critics, Nugent didn't appear to lose any support among fans or politicians.
Some say Nugent amplifies Americans' anger at Washington. But is he the voice of America? The torchbearer for the disaffected?
"There are reasons ... people listen to him," Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite, said.
This time, critics said Nugent's statements went an insult too far.
For the record, here's what he said in an interview with Guns.com:
"I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever-vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America." (source)
HOW DID NUGENT BECOME A STAR FOR THE GOP?
Republican strategist and former Romney adviser Kevin Madden said politicians "assume this star power will help them identify with voters and help them get some headlines they might not get if it was just another boring political rally or public event."
That star power is built in large part on Nugent's music career, which peaked in the late 1970s when his signature single "Cat Scratch Fever" cracked the Top 40 and he was selling out arena-sized venues. The self-proclaimed "Motor City Madman" released his greatest hits album in 1981 but that was followed by dwindling record sales.
He emerged on the national political scene with the rise of the tea party in 2010. His politically incorrect comments on the music scene, once telling VH1 he had affairs with underaged girls, transferred to the political stage, where he became an outspoken opponent of Obama and the Democratic Party.
The risks include the increased chance for negative headlines that could turn off a more mainstream audience. On the other hand, an appearance with Nugent might increase the candidate's appeal to the rocker's active supporters.
Take for example the rocker's appearance with Abbott at campaign events. The Times Record reported that attendance at Abbott's event in Wichita Falls in northern Texas near the Oklahoma border "increased significantly" with Nugent's appearance. (source)
Time for me to walk on down the road...