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Quote Of The Half-Decade @TedNugent

Posted on | February 21, 2014 | 23 Comments

by Smitty

Bad Ted; bad (emphasis mine):

“I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself, like the best governor in America, Gov. Rick Perry, [and] the best attorney general in America, Greg Abbott [of Texas],” Nugent said.

I apologize for using the street fighter terminology, like ‘subhuman mongrel,’ instead of just using more understandable language such as ‘violator of his oath to the Constitution,’” Nugent continued. “I apologize for using the term. I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics.”


23 Responses to “Quote Of The Half-Decade @TedNugent”

  1. Political Rift » Quote Of The Half-Decade @TedNugent
    February 21st, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    […] smitty by Smitty Bad Ted; bad (emphasis mine): “I do apologize – not necessarily to the President – […]

  2. BobBelvedere
    February 21st, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Quote Of The Half-Decade @TedNugent #TCOT

  3. gntlman
    February 21st, 2014 @ 11:40 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Quote Of The Half-Decade @TedNugent #TCOT

  4. Keifer Wynn
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:03 am

    This is why the stupid party can’t have nice things. Whether or not people are too sensitive is beyond dispute but we can’t afford to be associated with people saying these type of things. I like Ted Nugent and I don’t believe he’s a racist but we can’t afford to be Todd Akinized this election.

  5. Ben Franklin
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:48 am

    Did you notice Rand Paul was smart enough to call Ted on this? He has been criticizing Clinton for hypocrisy and by also calling Ted to the carpet he appeals to the middle by showing he will go after both sides.

  6. Finrod Felagund
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    Yep, and it’s a good move on his part; his version of a Sister Soldjah moment, perhaps. Unfortunately some people are getting bent out of shape about it for some reason.

  7. RKae
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 3:45 am

    When I heard “subhuman mongrel,” all I could think was “Oh, God! I feel like I’m at the dinner table with my white supremacist family again!”

    As a gun enthusiast, Nugent should be aware of what a tactical error it is to hand over more ammunition to your enemies.


  8. bet0001970
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 4:45 am


    All things being equal and if politics is bloodsport, then why hesitate.

    Just fucking streetfight.

  9. K-Bob
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 5:05 am

    First, Nugent has been using the term ‘subhuman mongrel’ for decades, especially when describing anyone low enough to try and deprive men and women the tools to protect their families. In the vast majority of cases, the people he refers to are white. So anyone making this about race is just being a typical racehole, and should be called on it.

    Second, anyone falling for the racehole tactics is no friend of liberty. Sure it was crude. But not as crude as the crapflood coming from the left. Note the conspicuous absence of racial terms, the ‘f’ word, and all the other homoerotic terms the left always uses (you know the words: teabag, suck, blow, asshole, etc.).

    Rand Paul should have been smart and followed Newt’s lead. Calling out Nugent makes him look like a wimp.

    A wimp shilling for amnesty.

    It’s time to stop letting the left frame the outrage, the language, and the social norms. They need to be defeated, not mollycoddled.

  10. smitty
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:33 am

    Politics is bloodsport, yes: but you also don’t call the vote without knowing the outcome.

  11. smitty
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:34 am

    >Rand Paul should have been smart and followed Newt’s lead. Calling out Nugent makes him look like a wimp.

    Maybe 5% wimp, but 95% savvy for being the guy aiming for the middle.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:12 am

    Meh. It is best not to call him names that could be perceived as raaaaacist. Because the left loves to drape victimhood status over evertyhing.

    I prefer calling the President a miserable stumble fuck. Or Jug Earred Jesus. Only because it is more accurate.

  13. ThomasD
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    Because only the left can practice the rope-a-dope strategy of bomb throwing fanatics shouting hateful epithets at the right, while their ‘mainstream’ politicians gets a pass on any guilt by association.

    What Nugent said was wrong, wrong wrong. In his case I suspect it was more about his pathological need for attention than having a truly poisoned heart – like Alec Baldwin. Who hurls gay epithets to harm people much less powerful than himself.

    But, remind me again, which one got a full time gig on a cable “news” network?

  14. CrustyB
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    Ted Nugent is in trouble because he broke the first commandment of modern America: He told the truth.

  15. richard mcenroe
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    As someone pointed out over at Ace, Barack Obama called American blacks a “mongrel people” on the The View in 2010.

  16. Blake
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

    Of course, no one is asking Rand why he thinks it’s a good idea for a sitting politician to ask a private citizen to curb his speech.

    This should have been a teachable moment for Rand:

    Rand: “While I completely disagree with the statement by Ted Nugent, as a politician, I cannot engage in anything that resembles an attack on the First Amendment. Lord knows, my political opponents have engaged in some vile epithets, and, while it is impolite to say such despicable things, it is within their First Amendment rights”

    Instead, Rand calls for Ted to “apologize” for something that does not affect Rand and keeps the issue alive for the left.

  17. K-Bob
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Oh I might agree if not for his other major “aimings” that are more like serious misfires.

    I get the notion of appearing to be the less radical candidate. I really, reeeely get it if this is 1984 or so. But we’re in a strange land now, where the left is so radical that JFK and FDR look like John Birch society members by comparison. Aiming for the middle in the gap created by such a massive shift to the left is very risky, not only to the candidate, but to the nation.

    Doing so while dandling the amnesty baby on one’s knee shows evidence of impaired judgement.

    I won’t dismiss the man outright, but unless he changes his tune on amnesty, he’ll be sitting over there in the “pariah” corner with Rubio as far as I’m concerned.

  18. K-Bob
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

    By “Rand:” you mean “What Rand Should Have Said:” Is that correct?

    (If so, I agree.)

  19. K-Bob
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    Well that’s the problem. Other than “Communist” there’s almost no name you can call a leftist that can’t be claimed by them to be racist.

    This isn’t a Todd Akin moment, it’s more like a litmus test for the courage of conservatives. Folks whose knee-jerk reaction is to apologize are the ones who are failing this test.

    Newt had a perfect response to Wolf’s attempted enlargement of the issue.

    In other words, Gibbs’ rules, Number Six.

  20. Blake
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    Yes, you’re correct.

  21. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 9:33 pm
  22. Ben_Ghazi1
    February 22nd, 2014 @ 11:57 pm

    I like Ted and dislike Obama. He is a commie and he was raised by commies and his administration is corrupt. But if we keep giving ammo to our opponents so they can call us racists then it hurts our cause. Victim hood is all the democrats have and they can take one little comment and run it around the country for endless news cycles.

    Just stay away from that crap.

    Plus we really need more Blacks in our party, not just for votes, and we need our country to be less polarized, especially after the hateful, divisive obama years. Imagine how much harder he just made it for a conservative Black to convince his Black friends that our politics are right.

  23. Keifer Wynn
    February 23rd, 2014 @ 12:56 am

    I’m not making an ethical argument here, far from it! I’m merely pointing out what seems to me to be cold hard reality, no matter what should happen conservatives will be tarred with the racist brush giving race conscious millenials a reason to continue supporting a president that is failing them. By no rational definition are conservatives racist, yet quotes like these feed the larger political narrative, “confirming” a grave untruth.