Bigot of the Week Award: April 20, Ted Nugent

20 Apr

Bigot of the Week

Some weeks it’s hard to pick a bigot from the far too many choices that present themselves. Other weeks one person easily rises (sinks?) to the award; this is one of those weeks. Washed-up rocker and gun nut Ted Nugent departed from his usual crazed rantings to engage in a hostile attack on the President followed by a racist and ignorant refusal to apologize-can we say Charm Free?

At the National Rifle Association conference last weekend, Nugent ratched up his usual attacks on the Obama administration (and Democrats in general) comparing officials to coyotes who should be shot. At the heart of his bellicose bellowing was this gem:

If Barack Obama becomes the President in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.

For a self-proclaimed patriot, those words are hypocritically close to treason–this sounds like a threat to assassinate the President to me. When rightfully skewered in the press for his rant, Nugent upped the ante by making a racist comparison to try to gain the high ground.

I spoke at the NRA and I will stand by my speech. It was 100 percent positive… See, I’m a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally, and there are some power-abusing corrupt monsters in our federal government that despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth to identify the violations of our government.

This is nothing new from Nugent. While pondering a run for Michigan governor, he repeatedly attacked then-Governor Jennifer Granholm calling her “scrotumless” and shooting arrows into her picture at concerts. He has said that animal rights activists should have arrows shot through their lungs and called Fund for Animals’ Heidi Prescott a worthless whore, adding “who needs to club a seal, when you can club Heidi?” Given this history of violent rhetoric and behavior, it’s understandable that the Secret Service is taking a real interest in his latest rant. Mitt Romney, of course, whom Nugent has endorsed, remains silent on the matter.

Dishonorable mention this week goes to Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, IL. In a homily delivered last weekend, the Bishop bizarrely compared the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration’s policy on contraception and insurance to some pretty nasty company.

Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services and health care. In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama, with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.

Sure, Bishop, a secular government ensuring care for all of its citizens (which I thought was a Christian value) is just like the horrific acts carried out by those two dictators. Exaggerating hypocrisy much? If we follow Bishop Jenky’s logic here, I’m guessing he would also compare Jesus to Hitler.

9 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: April 20, Ted Nugent”

  1. Kathleen Saadat April 20, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    Interesting, my biological mother left the Catholic Church because the POPE supported Hitler at the start of the war in Europe.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 20, 2012 at 7:39 am #

      Perfect response to our bigoted bishop! I suspect too many people do not know that bit of history about the Pope.

  2. katybrandes April 20, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Didn’t Romney respond with a comment about the “divisive” nature of Crazy Uncle Ted’s rant? Regardless, he is such an abhorrent blowhard who gives all hunters a bad name. I don’t understand how anyone can find him credible with those speed-freak eyes!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 20, 2012 at 7:41 am #

      Sadly, there are those that still follow the bigoted and racist Nugent. We must shine the light of truth on his ugliness.

  3. nevercontrary April 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    I find it funny how in our society people think it is ok to say that about the president. Oh wait he’s black. That means everyone can be racist and claim they aren’t being racist.

  4. Compton April 29, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    What ever happend to this country being free.. and being able to speak your own opinion… then yet people waist this much time trying to find everything bad a person has ever done when there are way more important issues going on in this country. Its a bunch of Bs.

    • penguinlad April 29, 2014 at 7:21 am #

      Well, Compton, you miss the point. Nugent is free to speak — but he must realize that exercising that right may have consequences, such as being rightly called out as a racist bigot. It’s hardly a waste of time (check your spelling, please) or a bunch of BS to analyze the words of a man that the GOP uses as a mouthpiece on a regular basis. Also, please note that this post is two years old and that Nugent’s ranting was national news at that time. No effort was expended to suffer his bellowing.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 29, 2014 at 7:59 am #

      Mr. Compton, your hypocrisy is palpable here. You assert that: “What ever happend to this country being free.. and being able to speak your own opinion,” while at the same time you try to censor me.

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