You would be hard pressed to find rightest diatribes more offensive than those from the likes of Michael Savage, Ann Coulter, or Glenn Beck, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard as revolting or violent a tantrum as this one by a machine gun brandishing Ted Nugent:
Nugent: I was in Chicago last week I said, “Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk?” Obama, he’s a piece of shit and I told him to suck on one of my machine guns. Let’s hear it for them. I was in New York and I said, “Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset you worthless bitch.” Since I’m in California, I’m gonna find Barbara Boxer she might wanna suck on my machine guns. Hey, Dianne Feinstein, ride one of these you worthless whore.
Republican pundits like to accuse liberals of being haters. It’s an absurd inversion of reality considering the venom that spews from conservative quarters. In fact, studies show that Bill O’Reilly, a frequent accuser, calls a person or group a derogatory name once every 6.8 seconds (see Bill O’Reilly: Propaganda Pimp). But when was the last time you heard a liberal incite lethal violence against leading presidential candidates and other office holders? (Click here to report this threat to the Secret Service).
When Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks merely said that she was ashamed that Bush was from the same state as her, the group was hounded by the media, blacklisted by radio stations, and victimized by boycotts and demonstrations. Right-wing outrage over lyrics by rapper, Ludacris, cost him a Pepsi commercial contract. George Clooney, Sean Penn, Barbara Streisand and more, have all felt the sting of the “Shut up and sing” crowd. What do you suppose would have happened if anyone of them had waved firearms in a public concert hall and hurled profanities at John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. And why hasn’t the so-called liberal media risen to assert their so-called moral outrage at this atrocity by a conservative so-called entertainer?
I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for these martinets of virtue to condemn, with equal vigor, the repellent, and possibly unlawful, rantings of the Motor City (pathologically) Madman. That would require character and consistency, qualities they long ago swapped for intolerance and hostility. Which makes Nugent an ideal spokesman for them.
For good measure, I thought you might like to see the sort of misogyny that Nugent is expressing on the cover of his new CD “Love Grenade.” A nude woman in bondage on a platter like a pig with a hand grenade in her mouth.
This affirms the obvious hatred he harbors for women. The fact that he feels comfortable offering this as a reward for those who pre-order just compounds the sickness of it all.