Out-spoken, bear-shooting, right-wing musician, Ted Nugent has said that “Obama represents everything bad about humanity,” while offering his view that Mitt Romney, on the other hand, represents, “pretty much all that is good.” Nugent, who is hardly the paragon of virtue himself, was answering a question about which rock bands would represent Obama and GOP nominee, Mitt Romney.
Nugent responded, “Out and out politicians are anathema to rock-n-roll, so I hesitate to attempt to connect the two,” adding, “But on important issues, I am saddened to admit that Obama represents everything bad about humanity and Romney pretty much all that is good. It is really that stark.” Nugent has already called the Obama administration, “vile,” “evil” and “America-hating” during a National Rifle Association convention in St Louis this year.
Nugent’s anti-Obama rhetoric has also included outrage at the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama’s health-care law, slamming Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision as a “traitor vote.” Nugent has also controversially said that the U.S. would have been better off if “the South won the Civil War.”
We doubt that Obama will lose any sleep over Nugent’s ranting, but the President may just see a glimmer of hope in Nugent’s statement that, “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”