Heavily armed crazy person Ted Nugent is making another media splash, this time stemming from a statement made in a video for ‘Guns.com,’ in which he describes President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” This, being paraphrased from a much longer diatribe in which everything related to or in proximity to the President becomes “communist,” Nugent went on to call the President a “chimpanzee” while attempting to reference the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Though Nugent promised in 2012 to be “dead or in jail” if President Obama was reelected, he has thus far failed to live up to such promises, instead opting to brandish both his firearms and his inflammatory racist rhetoric on a regular basis, making him a go-to firebrand commentator for many in the pro-gun camps of the conservative right. These latest statements, though patently unacceptable by the standards of most civilized people, are but the latest in a string of bombastic, vile and often racist characterizations of what he views as his political enemies.
In July of last year, Nugent, while speaking on comedian Nick Cannon’s podcast, said of black Americans that he believed they ought to be profiled by police, as people do with dangerous dog breeds. And earlier this very week, Nugent sought to take on Jewish film producer and gun control advocate Harvey Weinstein, by comparing him to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in an interview with the NRA talk show “Cam & Company.”
While Nugent’s routinely disgusting racism and militancy has earned him the scorn and ire of many a thinking person throughout the nation, such has apparently failed thus far to truly tarnish whatever public image the motor city psychopath may be seeking to cultivate. Jim Liberatore, who runs The Outdoor Channel, recently struck a television development deal with Nugent and defended him, stating,
[box type=”shadow”]“Ted Nugent symbolizes everything that is right in our industry and represents our viewers as an outspoken patriot, a skilled outdoorsman and a devoted family man; we are proud that he can be found exclusively on Outdoor Channel,”[/box]
While it may be surprising to many that racism, machine guns and blanket hostility to any who do not share one’s worldview stand at the center of the Outdoor Channel, its executives’ and viewers’ values set, the recent explosive bigotry espoused by yet another famous outdoors enthusiast and television personality, Phil Robertson, could give the less “outdoorsy” reader cause to stop and wonder just what the culture of outdoor sports and the hunter-patriot are really all about in this, our modern, divided America.
Watch Ted Nugent get all warm and cuddly taking about politics and politicians in this video below.