Last March Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney personally solicited the endorsement of washed-up raunch-rocker, and demented pseudo-patriot Ted Nugent. At the time Nugent disclosed Romney had phoned him and that “after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney…I endorsed him.”
Last week Nugent appeared at a senile rockers concert in Ft. Worth and delivered a message to the audience that was really meant for people who wouldn’t be caught dead (literally) at a Nugent affair:
“I vow that I will use our freedom to get these dirty cock-suckers out of the White House. The president is a bad man. The vice president is a bad man. They’re all bad people. If you don’t get that, you’re a dead motherfucker.”
It is not particularly noteworthy that Nugent said something hostile and stupid. He rarely says anything else. But somebody needs to hold Romney accountable for the sort of people who he has embraced as his surrogates. Nugent’s latest tantrum is obviously profane in the extreme, but it also borders on terrorism. What exactly does he mean when he says that people who “don’t get that” are “dead.”
This is a man who has made openly hostile threats before. Last April he earned a visit from the Secret Service for saying “If Barack Obama becomes the President in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” And then there was his notorious meltdown at a concert in Chicago where he brandished automatic weapons and shouted…
“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.”
President Obama is constantly hounded by the press any time a remotely liberal person says something that Tea-publicans find offensive, even if the speaker has no relationship to Obama or his campaign. But Nugent was personally selected by Romney to represent his candidacy, yet he is never asked to repudiate Nugent’s abhorrent behavior. That’s the “liberal” media for you.