Ted Nugent is no stranger to controversy. He’s known for saying he doesn’t want to press 1 for English. ”If you can’t speak English, get out of the country,” he’s said to the ire of groups like LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), all the while his bass player is Hispanic.
He didn’t serve in the military while shamelessly giving of himself and his stardom to perform with little fanfare or media coverage for wounded men and women in uniform. He offers free hunts to sick and terminally ill children. He’s been named the Father of the Year, has been a member of law enforcement for years — paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr after he was killed — looks to many musicians as his mentors — including plenty who are Black. Those on the attack either choose to ignore these facts or know about them and discard them in the hope those they’re preaching to will never find out.
A couple of weeks ago Hillary Rosen, a friend of this president and administration (having visited the White House 35 times since Obama took office) was on CNN and said, “Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life.” That was a major problem among women — whom the libs had been been pandering to for months with lie after lie. You know, things like – Republicans don’t want women to have access to birth control or healthcare or food, air and water. It was all bunk but seemed though to be resonating with some women — until the Rosen debacle. Liberals needed to find a way to bury that with was a conservative whipping boy.
Enter Ted Nugent.
Here’s what the libs honed in on — quotes he made at an NRA gathering in St. Louis the weekend of the 14th of April:
“Our government is wiping it’s a– with the Constitution,”
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,”
“We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November! Any questions?”
“It isn’t the enemy that ruined America. It’s good people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote’s in your living room pissing on your couch, it’s not the coyote’s fault. It’s your fault for not shooting him.”
It’s clear to a three year old just starting to learn the language that the 30 million album-selling guitar player and singer didn’t really expect we’d ride into Washington, D.C. to actually cut off people’s heads.
Somehow DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (who the media refuses to acknowledge is the same congresswomen who fought hard against the parents wishes for Congress to help them save their daughter Terri Schiavo some years back) deduced that what Nugent said was “vile and beyond the pale,” and soon thereafter there was a meeting scheduled between the Secret Service and the rocker. That happens when there’s a concern someone is threatening the president’s life.
Clearly, that never happened here if you understand English and figurative speech versus the literal. Is this just an opportunity to jump on some figurative speech of a pro-gun, pro-constitution NRA board of directors/Rock Star? Or, is there more?
I have it from a very good source that Ted Nugent was charged with breaking an Alaskan hunting law ONE DAY AFTER he endorsed Mitt Romney. Is it starting to make sense to you now? Oh, when did this hunting trip and violation happen? 2009. So what took so long? You tell me.
Nugent was hunting in the far-north state and grazed a bear. He then killed another bear and that was a violation of law. Turns out there is a law there that you can only wound or kill one bear per year. According to Nugent, it’s a law that was recently added and most people in the state don’t even know about it. Furthermore, he put the shooting and the trip on his television show. Why would he do that, if he knew he broke the law? He wouldn’t. This was yet another part of the concerted assassination attempt of Ted Nugent.
Did it end there? Nope. On the heels of the NRA quotes and the pretend-liberal outrage, Fort Knox posted this on its Facebook page:
**For those concerned with Ted Nugent’s appearance on Fort Knox.** DATE: April 19, 2012
Fort Knox Summer Concert Lineup Changes
Fort Knox, Ky. – The artist lineup for the Fort Knox annual summer concert scheduled for June 23 changed today. Co-headliners REO Speedwagon and Styx remain scheduled to perform. However, after learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation. Army Entertainment and the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation remain committed to carrying out the June 23 concert, and the possibility exists that a replacement will be selected.
Those requesting a refund on their purchased tickets must do so by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000 or the Fort Knox Information, Ticketing and Registration Office at (502) 624-5030 by May 31.
I do a show Monday – Friday in San Antonio, Texas. It’s known as “Military City, USA.” Many who’ve called me on this move by Fort Knox are unhappy with this knee-jerk reaction by the military installation because of the made-up shock by the left-wing establishment.
Did they accomplish what they set out to do? Yes and no. Nobody’s talking about Hillary Rosen’s attack on stay-at-home moms anymore. That’s a yes. Mitt Romney’s campaign separated itself from Nugent’s comments. That’s a yes. But, the no is — they chose the wrong guy to pick on.
I’ve known Ted for 12-13 years now and I’ve seen him go through many a controversy. What usually happens is Ted ends up on top. His concerts continue to draw large crowds, his TV shows continue to draw a large viewership and he continues to live the American Dream through the freedoms and liberties protected for us all by the US Constitution. Mark my words; Obama, Wasserman-Shultz and the lib establishment will move on in short order when they realize their attacks fall by the wayside and will be quickly forgotten.