The racist, raucous rocker, Ted Nugent, apologized today under a great deal of political pressure, not from Democrats, but from the party he aligns himself: The Republican Party. Nugent apologized for calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel" on Friday, after his campaign appearance with Texas’s Republican gubernatorial hopeful caused a stir, reported POLITICO.
"I do apologize, not necessarily to the president, but on behalf of much better men than myself," Nugent said in a weak, watered-down apology during an interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, according to CNN.
The men he was referring were Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas both came out and said it: Ted Nugent's remarks were out-of-line and that Nugent should apologize to President Barack Obama for calling him a "subhuman mongrel."
"Ted Nugent’s derogatory description of President Obama is offensive and has no place in politics. He should apologize," said the junior Republican U.S. Senator from Kentucky on Twitter.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry on said tonight on CNN with Wolf Blitzer that he has a "problem with" Nugent's strong language about the president. "I got a problem calling the president a mongrel. … I do have a problem with that. That is an inappropriate thing to say."
Nugent expressed regret that his words had been used against Republican politicians that had campaigned with him, including Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
A political drama is developing that could be titled, "Who's afraid of Wolf Blitzer?"
Apparently, Ted Nugent is afraid of CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "chickening out" of his scheduled appearance on CNN with Erin Burnet, in response to Wolf Blitzer's criticism of Ted Nugent and his use of the words "subhuman mongrel" in describing President Obama.
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.
Abbott had faced questions about his decision to campaign with Nugent this week, which drudged up the old remarks, but praised the rocker as an activist for Second Amendment rights. Perry and Cruz were also asked about the issue in media interviews this week. Perry defended Abbott but distanced himself from Nugent’s comments.
Perry had said that Nugent should apologize for the "subhuman mongrel" comment.
On Friday, Nugent apologized "for using the street fighter terminology of 'subhuman mongrel' instead of just using more understandable language, such as ‘violator of his own — the Constitution."
"I apologize for using the term," he said. "I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics."
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