OK, I know. Ted Nugent is about as foul and depraved an individual as you’re ever likely to encounter. He is the guy who raged through a profanity-laced tirade that threatened perverse assaults on Hillary Clinton and Diane Feinstein. He’s the guy who implied that he would resort to violence, and possibly assassination, if President Obama is reelected. He’s the guy who Mitt Romney sought out for an endorsement. And now this…
“Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead.”
So Ted Nugent thinks that everything might be better if the South had won the Civil War? Nugent must be terribly disappointed that slavery was abolished and that the union was preserved.
Nugent’s grotesque remarks were published in his regular column for the “Moonie” Washington Times. The article is his response to the Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare. But his logic is unfathomable. He seems to think that a limited government is one that permits the ownership of human beings. If the Founding Fathers’ concept of allowing such atrocities is dead, that’s for the better. How can anyone argue against that?
In addition to his repugnant advocacy of slavery, Nugent expresses his desire to end some other popular programs. He contends that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are more “unaffordable, unsustainable, runaway, unaccountable social program[s].” He attacks Chief Justice Roberts saying that he “engineered the ultimate demise of this great experiment in self- government.” It’s startling how wingnut cases like Nugent can argue that democracy is imperiled by ObamaCare when it was passed by a popularly elected congress, signed by an elected president, and affirmed as constitutional by justices who were confirmed by elected senators. At which point in the process was self-government hampered?
This is just another in a long series of heinous outbursts by Nugent. Yet Mitt Romeny, who has embraced Nugent’s support, has never repudiated any of these vile, violent, and unpatriotic sentiments. The media always seems to hold Obama accountable for commentaries from anyone perceived to have even a slight leftward tilt – even when those people have no association with the President or his campaign. When will the media hold Romney accountable for one of his most prominent and contemptible surrogates?
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This raises the question of who is palling around with terrorists now? Did Bill Ayers ever make an outrageous comment like this or any of the other so called left-wingers Obama has been tennously linked with by right-wing blowhards like Palin? Romney needs to be held to account for someone whose endorsement he publicly and wholeheatedly accepted when that someone makes comments like this. It is outrageous and unacceptable!
At first I was surprised to learn Nugent had a regular column for any newspaper, no matter how legitimate. But then I realized if he understands the 10th Amendment more completely and with better legal acuity than all the members of the executive, legislative and judicial branches he should be writing for all the newspapers.
Conservatives continue to insist that their vehement hatred and unparalleled disrespect for Obama has no racial basis whatsoever, indignantly declaring “stop pulling the race card” whenever an Obama supporter points to evidence suggesting otherwise.
And then yet another FOX News commentator, conservative strategist, tea party pundit, hyperbolic radio shock-jock, or right wing blogger steps up to the plate …
And for anyone with the chutzpah to suggest that Nugent’s rant had no racist undertones, this would be akin to proclaiming that “Hitler was right” … and then insisting that you’re not anti-Semitic.
Setting aside the obvious insanity of saying such a stupid thing, does he not realize that the world has changed just a little bit since the founding? I never understood the whole ‘get back to the way it all used to be’ thing. Number one, the bill of rights WAS HEAVILY DEBATED, it wasn’t blindly accepted and agreed upon on all points, it was argued. It was also argued over 200 years ago, not to say its not relevant now or isn’t vastly important, but don’t forget this was a time when people owned other people, and raping and beating you’re wife was acceptable. The world fucking sucked back then, not to mention no nuclear weapons and biological weapons. The untested theory of small government as rightists see it has never been proven to work the way they say it would…..anywhere. Also, their own representatives they elect dont enact the theory at all, only in taxes and weapons control. The latter becoming less and less of an issue for the left every year. I also don’t know why he thought the founders thought that limited government was the way to go, they didn’t. They thought checks and balances was the way to go. And if he does think that then he needs to give a history lesson on where the founder’s ideas in terms of limited government went wrong and how. Because as I understand it, limited government was never part of the plan, a government that is accountable to ALL of its citizens and has REPRESENTATION of those citizens was. We didn’t revolt because of big government, we revolted because we were subjugated to laws and taxes that WE COULDN’T VOTE ON.
Fuck this treasonous dumbass.
Ted Nugent is a foul mouthed, self important know nothing a_____e.
As a rock singer, he was a screaming mediocre and a one hit wonder. He hasn’t had a hit song since ‘catscrach fever’ in the early seventies. People like Young, Simon, Bono, Springstein, and Dylan (and even Ozzy!)have long surpased him and left him in the dirt. The fact that most of the populer recording artists are liberals must make him feel very biter indeed. He would have been forgotten about, except for an occasional ”Where are they now?” article, if not for FUX Network. Sean Hanity and the FUX network picked up this arrogant bastard, and made him their sweetheart darling. They gave him a new carrer, as a ”political consultant” which as far as FUX is concerned, is a nice title for arrogant, racist, bigoted, loudmouth pig.
I recall that Charles Manson wanted to be a rock singer, recording artist. He tried, and failed. So instead he killed a bunch of people in the hope of starting a race war. I cannot help but to think, that if Manson succeeded in becoming a recording artist, then he would have become Ted Nugent.
Who is Ted Nugent anyhow? Bever heard of him.
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