comments_image Comments

Watch: Romney Endorser Nugent Tells NRA to "Cut Off [Dems'] Heads in November"

 
 
Share
 
 
 

From Right Wing Watch's indefatigable Josh Glastetter comes word of has-been rocker Ted Nugent's idea of stump remarks on behalf of GOP presidential nominee-apparent Mitt Romney, delivered at the National Rifle Association conference in St. Louis. (Video appears at the bottom of this post).

Nugent called President Obama a criminal and denounced his "vile, evil America-hating administration" which is "wiping its ass with the Constitution." Taking it a step further, he said that "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

"If you can't galvanize and promote and recruit people to vote for Mitt Romney, we're done," he continued.

[...]

Nugent concluded with a call to cut off the heads of Democrats in November: "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?"

Well, at least he didn't say that Obama never worked a day in his life.

Glastetter notes that the Romney camp enthusiastically welcomed Nugent's endorsement, despite Nugent's long history of making misogynist and racist statements, such as referring to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton as "a worthless whore." As I reported in my article, Birthers, Racists and Homophobes: 13 Toxic Endorsers of GOP Presidential Candidates:

The self-styled Motor City Madman conferred his endorsement on the Mittster after what he termed "a long heart&soul conversation," as announced on his Twitter feed. 

In the 1970s, Nugent was known for his screaming hit, "Cat-Scratch Fever." Nowadays he's known for misogynist, racist rants, which have done little to deter high-powered Republicans from seeking his foul-mouthed blessing. A longtime supporter of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Nugent made quite the impression at Perry's 2007 gubernatorial inaugural ball:

According to a report that appeared at the time in the Houston Chronicle:

Nugent appeared onstage wearing a cut-off T-shirt emblazoned with the sure-to-draw-headlines Confederate flag and shouting some unflattering remarks about non-English speakers, according to people who were in attendance. His props were machine guns.

That same year, he suggested in a night club appearance that he'd essentially like to see Barack Obama, then the Democratic presidential candidate, dead (or gravely wounded), and had some choice words for several Democratic women politicians:

"I was in Chicago last week, I said, 'Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk!' Obama, he's a piece of sh*t and I told him to suck on my machine gun! Let's hear it for them. I was in New York and I said, 'Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.' And since I'm in California, how about Barbara Boxer? She might want to suck on my machine gun! Hey, Dianne Feinstein, ride one of these, you worthless whore!"

I haven't had the opportunity to ask Romney how he feels about these remarks from a man whose endorsement he apparently sought. One might imagine that these are not the words that Mitt would have chosen. But the endorsement, well, that's another story. 

I mean, really, MSM. A crack by a self-described Democrat about Ann Romney's work history occasions a week of hand-wringing, but a call to violence from an official Romney endorser -- one who has already publicly wished violence against the nation's first black president -- doesn't warrant a peep?

 

AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at April 16, 2012, 8:20am

 
See more stories tagged with: