Ted Nugent is getting a reputation as much for being a motormouth and a madman in certain circles as he is the Motor City Madman, the guitar virtuoso and rocker that's been entertaining the world with his high octane rock since the late 1960s. As is often the case these days, the 65-year-old "Scream Dream" singer decided to go into one of his political rants and get descriptive about his targets -- and, as has happened before, those targets were President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This time round, though, his remarks regarding the president may have crossed the line into racism. The comments were certainly racial as he described Obama as a "subhuman mongrel" and worse.
Talking Points Memo reported Jan. 22 that Ted Nugent, in an interview with Guns.com and after describing himself as "addicted to freedom" and that "hate is a good emotion," described President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel," a derogation presumably meant as a slap at the president's acknowledged mixed ancestry. He even said that the president was the "enemy of the U. S. military."
For what it's worth, the self-entitled "American Dream" also labeled CNN's Piers Morgan a "subhuman punk."
He said that Hillary Clinton has "spare scrotums."
Although he didn't call out U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder by name, he did say that he would like to apologize to members of law enforcement for an attorney general who "commits more felonies than the people he lets go."
After saying that Obama could "suck on my machine gun" on stage in 2007, he would say at an NRA stumper for Mitt Romney in 2012 that Democrats were coyotes that should be shot. He also said at the event that he would be "dead or in jail" if Obama was reelected, two predictions that failed to come true. The "Wango Tango" performer was rewarded for those comments with a visit by the Secret Service.
But he didn't just go after Democrats and liberals. He even took a swipe at the Republican Party's ability to field candidates in 2016. Nugent, who has considered running for the presidency in 2016, said the GOP couldn't "sell a blanket to a naked man in a blizzard."
Nugent laid it all out for Guns.com calmly, ultimately shouldering the blame for having not done enough to shame Americans into seeing past the liberal mask.
"I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod," he said, "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. I think America will be America again when Barack Obama, [Attorney General] Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Dick Durbin, [former New York City Mayor] Michael Bloomberg and all of the liberal Democrats are in jail facing the just due punishment that their treasonous acts are clearly apparent."
Remember what Uncle Ted taught us: Hate is a good emotion.
But where does Nugent get substantiation for calling for imprisonment for treason? It is difficult to say -- because he doesn't say...
The guitar slinger then made references to the Benghazi attacks that so preoccupy conservatives. He mockingly noted that the deaths of four Americans there "didn't matter… not to chimpanzee… or Hillary Clinton…" Some, like Talking Points Memo and PoliticusUSA, have reported that line as a derogation towards President Obama, but those reports seem to have taken the words out of context, perhaps to add more impact to the "subhuman mongrel" descriptor. However, it would seem Nugent was simply referring to any non-thinking entity, simply -- and unfortunately -- using "chimpanzee" as he spoke.
Still, referring to President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel" stands as awful enough.
Ad hominem attacks and conspiracy theories aside, the "Stranglehold" composer truly is one of the greatest guitarists of all time -- as a quick listen to "Great White Buffalo" will attest.