Ted Nugent has become a legend in many ways, but whether you love or hate him, we can’t deny his musical success. He has sold over 40 million albums and he sells out nearly everywhere he plays. Honestly, I might even be impressed…if only he wasn’t such a total douchebag.
On his official website he said, “Though we can all agree that music is the ultimate communication, killer rock ‘n’ roll is also the ultimate soul cleansing distraction from everyday life. Politics be damned! SHUTUP & JAM!”
OK, now that sounds all fine and dandy, but why do I get this feeling that he’s only saying it so that people will overlook all of the complete bullshit that he’s said before and go out and buy tickets and CDs? I mean, is it just me, or does this ring totally hollow and fake?
Seriously, where was the “Politics be damned” attitude back at his August 22, 2007 concert when he said….
“Obama, he’s a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun. And Hey, Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch. Since I’m in California, how about [Senator] Barbara Boxer [D-CA], she might want to suck on my machine gun. And [Senator] Diane Feinstein [D-CA], ride one of these you worthless whore.”
Or how about in 2012 when he said…
“Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead.”
Of course we can’t forget how very charming the old Nuge is….like when he talked about First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1994…..
“You probably can’t use the term `toxic c*nt’ in your magazine, but that’s what she is. Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This bitch is nothing but a two-bit whore for Fidel Castro.”
And we can’t forget about this classic from 2012….
“Because I’ll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. Why are you laughing? Do you think that’s funny? That’s not funny at all. I’m serious as a heart attack.”
Or this little gem from earlier this year….
“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.”
In 2013 Nugent proudly compared President Obama to a Nazi….
“The President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama went to the Vietnam Memorial Wall. He did his smoke and mirrors scam. He pretended to show respect and honor,that’s literally like, I guess that would be like, I don’t know, a German in 1938 pretending to respect the Jews and then going home and putting on his brown shirt and forcing his neighbors onto a train to be burned to death.”
And since he is now toting the “Shut Up & Jam” bit…I can’t help but wish that he would’ve come up with that slogan a bit sooner. I mean, it would have worked great all of those times when he was spouting all of his racist crap, for example.
Like the bit he said about MTV in 1994….
“MTV is a liberal lump of hippy snot. They are embarrassing. Those big uneducated greasy black mongrels on there, they call themselves rap artists. Excuse me? During a bad bloody case of diarrhea, I got more soul than those guys do at the peak of their life. That’s not music. What do you slap some electronic noisemaker and then grunt to it? And this is like soul? No, excuse me, you want to know what soul is? No wonder James Brown went to prison, no wonder Wilson Pickett went to jail, no wonder Chuck Barry went to jail. They’re embarrassed by their black brothers.”
In 2013, Nugent wrote that the Black community had a “mindless tendency to violence”….
“Why the nasty “creepy a– cracker” racism and impulse to attack? Where does this come from? Is it the same mindless tendency to violence we see in black communities across America, most heartbreakingly in Chicago pretty much every day of the week? Where does this come from? And why is it so prevalent?”
“I think that typically when you see the, I don’t even remember the term they use, but the gangs of blacks lately that have been just been going down the downtown streets and breaking windows on cars. We played the Milwaukee state fair a couple years ago and these black mobs were just attacking white folks coming out of the fair. At some point you got to be afraid of black.”
I could continue with these disgusting quotes, but I think you get the point…and besides, if you read one more of these I’m afraid that you’ll have to go bleach your brain.