GOP invites NRA’s vile Ted Nugent to State of the Union

NRA board member Ted Nugent has been invited to attend the State of the Union Tuesday night as a guest of GOP Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX).

Nugent is known for his foul-mouthed advocacy on behalf of the NRA – have you ever noticed how there’s never a “normal” spokesman for the NRA? – and more generally he represents the extremist mainstream of the GOP with his ongoing litany of racist, sexist and homophobic comments.

Nugent’s filthy mouth seems to endear him all the more to Republicans, even meriting him an invite to the State of the Union from a Republican member of Congress.

A sample of Ted Nugent’s hate

In the past Ted Nugent has said of President Obama that he is “evil,” “hates America” and is a “piece of sh*t.”

Nugent has called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “a toxic cun*,” a “two-bit wh*re,” and a”worthless b*tch.” (See video below).

Nugent also called Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) a “worthless wh*re.” (See video below).

Here is NRA board member Ted Nugent in action a few years ago:

Nugent also said last year  that he wondered if it would have been better had the South won the Civil War.

Nugent investigated by Secret Service

But perhaps Nugent is best known for, also last year, making comments about the President that were so disturbing they instigated a Secret Service investigation:

nra-board-member-ted-nugentTed Nugent’s threatening remarks about President Obama at the annual National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis have earned him a follow-up conversation with the Secret Service. On Sunday, the singer remarked that “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” The Secret Service, which investigates all threats against the President, confirmed to New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog that they have in fact flagged Nugent’s comment. “We are aware of it, and we’ll conduct an appropriate follow up,” the agent told the magazine.

Here’s video of Nugent’s disturbing comments, which include a subtle racist Indonesia reference as well:

As if someone like this has earned the right to own a gun.

It’s disturbing enough that any Republican congressman would embrace a man who has used such foul language about women, or the President of the United States – not to mention, inviting someone to sit in the presence of the President when he was recently investigated as a possible threat to the President. But to embrace the extreme mainstream of the NRA just two months after a gunman murdered 20 six- and seven- year olds at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut only goes to show how extreme the Republican party, and the NRA, have both become.

Welcome to today’s Republican party.


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  • Rapid Fire

    How can you compare Nugent to a President and Secretary of State who let their Ambassador be raped and murder while they watched? Ted Nugent tells it like it is….Somebody has to…Everyone else is afraid

  • Guest

    John Aravosis makes Ted look like an Angel. Disgusting yellow journalist puke.

  • Guest

    Perfect example of a liberal. Brainless, perverted, bat s**t crazy, and the most racist and bigoted pukes of any group I know of.

  • FrankO

    Well, Nancy Peloski, Madcow, Fienstein, Boxer, Moochell Obummer and so many more make all you mentioned seem normal. But I know the new normal for you libtards is running around in the streets butt buffing each other and going to fisting festivals. I can see how you would think normal people are strange.

  • FrankO

    Gees all these butt buffing homos talking about things a guy did in his youth while they fist each other and go turd farming. All you pedophile homos are not only hypocrites but are sub human pathetic weak communist freaks.

  • Jim Olson

    Of course, correction accepted. I was just so shocked that he was invited.

  • USAF Liberal Gun owning Vetera

    I’m a life long Democrat who joined the NRA following the idiocy that followed the tradgedy at Sandyhook. I find Mr. Nugent detestable as an individual just as I do Mr. Flynt of Hustler magazine. That’s whaat makes America great – I don’t have to like you or anything about you – but I do have to respect your right to be an A@@ h@le – just like the author of this so called article and the citizen that invited Nugent to the SOU .
    Grow up, your infantile side is showing. You have thr right to be wrong, Nugent has the right to be wrong and I also have that right but we also have the right to say so. Nugent is extreme but no more extreme that a lot of folks that have commented in extreme and vulgar argeement with this “article”.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    “subjects Nugent to a full strip and body cavity search” Considering his past, that ought to be interesting.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    South Carolina. figures

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Hopefully they’ll seat him between Michele Bachman and Virginia Fox, a chicken between two rotten eggs.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    And he can’t say, “I don’t do shit.”

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    On your side completly PV!

  • rob

    remember when the dixie chicks said that they were embarrassed to be from the same state as bush and the conservative outrage machine blew its stack? they burned their cds and picketed their concerts. remember when some nobody from nowhere posted a video in an open contest on moveon.org that made a brief allusion to bush=hitler and democrats were made to answer for that by the liberal media?

    you can do anything you want if you are a republican.

  • MoonDragon

    By my count, the Nuge has 63 days left to make good on his prediction.

  • krb

    How embarrassing for the GOP, they never learn, why not invite the Grand Dragon of the KKK? Republicans are dominated by illiterate, dumb, unattractive, fat white men, I guess they think it’s the right combination, keep of the good work, we libs love you!

  • http://twitter.com/ColumbusNYC Lisa M

    A perfect example of today’s GOP – vile, racist, stupid

  • http://firefeeder.blogspot.com/ Stratplayer

    Of course, the “moderates” in the Republican Party have only themselves to blame for this latest PR debacle. They let this happen.

  • http://buddybest.tripod.com/index.html BuddyNovinski

    Don’t these people worship anyone masturbating with a flag, a Bible, and a gun, let alone a worthless peice of Reaganomics!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Slight correction: An idiot Congressman invited Nugent to the SotU speech in Congress, the Capitol building, where such is delivered.

    But I agree, he’s a security risk lunatic who should never have been invited in the first place

  • bealente

    Joe Wilson

  • AnitaMann

    Why would they learn when they keep getting elected. When the party reaches maybe 25 percent of all elected officials nationwide, which is where it should be, they might get the hint. By that time we could have a viable party to the left of the Dems. A guy can hope.

  • FunMe

    Ted Nugent = Extremist = NRA =Fanatical – GOP = crazy = UnAmerican … aka NOT American

  • Jim Olson

    Seriously, to whom do we write to complain about this gentleman being invited to the White House? I think he is an enormous security risk.

  • Badgerite

    I think in Nugent’s case, drugs might actually help. Too bad he doesn’t take any because he clearly needs some help.

  • http://twitter.com/BillFromDover Bill from Dover

    “A gen-u-ine Republican hero.”

    Apparently, all ya have to do to qualify is paint one of your guitars red, white & blue.

    And these clowns still think that they only have an image problem?

  • FuzzyRabbit

    Republican from Texas, Representative Steve “Stockman said in a Monday news release, ‘I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama.’”

    Wow! Nugent is a, by his own admission, a drug taking draft dodger and a pedophile. He has also been convicted twice for poaching while hunting.

    But according to the Republican party, he is a “patriot”. The Republicans sink lower and lower every day.

  • pappyvet

    Great post ! And I will walk with pain in my legs for the rest of my life and live with the memories of friends lost young ,families crushed and visions in my head that can never be lifted. Just so cowardly big talking wingnuts can rip the Obama bumpersticker off my car,kick in my veterens licence plate and wave the flag like they are “real” Americans. They lie about science,obstruct the President even when the idea he supports is one of their own and they vomit forth the most vile afflictions on our Nation that seedy,small minds can conjure. They throw stumbling blocks in the path of our citizens in an attempt to keep them from voting,call poor underpaid and scarced out people “takers” while all the while their states take the majority of government help and the 10% who control 90% of our country’s wealth grow fatter and more insistant on their privileges. We are not witnessing Lincoln’s suicide, this my friends,is murder.

  • Guest

    The thought is horrendous, but it’s crossed my mind, which is why the secret service needs to search this guy inside and out. There need to be limits, and this guy has long since gone well past them. In fact, Stockman ought to be censured for inviting him. Come to think of it, why do individual members get to invite people anyway? The state of the union message is provided for in the Constitution and is addressed to the Congress as an institution. It’s not and never was intended to be a stage for individual members to engage in public masturbation.

  • Guest

    Your point’s valid, but It wasn’t Jim DeMint. It was Joe somebody member of the House from South Carolina.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeffreyKarter Jeffrey Karter

    Once upon a time, when Nugent actually had a music career, it was kinda-sorta cool that he had gone to my (catholic) high school, at least for a couple of years. Now, it’s an embarrassment to me and probably 99% of my fellow alumni.

    He’s also an irresponsible hunter who doesn’t appear to have much respect for the animals he kills. Or, really, much respect for anyone or anything else.

  • Naja pallida

    Seems to me that anyone who has already levied public threats against the President shouldn’t be permitted anywhere near him.

  • RepubAnon

    Oh, he’ll definitely act out – that’s why they’re inviting him. (They’re outsourcing the Jim DeMint “you lie” role.) I wonder whether the Secret Service will give him extra scrutiny…

  • RepubAnon

    Yup, typical Republican chickenhawk – or possibly chicken guano.

  • Ninong

    Ted Nugent, Donald Trump and What’s-Her-Name from Wasilla are eloquent spokespersons who are role models for today’s young Republicans. Let’s face it, it’s hard to top Michele Bachmann when it comes to bat-shit crazy but those three do their best, even if they aren’t known for hiding in the shrubbery to spy on public gatherings of known homosexuals, a la Madame Bachmann, or parade through the neighborhood stark naked and drunk as a skunk like Randy Travis. Democrats just don’t have as many controversial role models as the Republicans.

  • Dave K

    I can no longer believe that the Republican Party is anything but the world’s most well-funded and coordinated trolling campaign ever.

  • Quilla

    If this dickweed has been investigated by the Secret Service how can he possibly be allowed on the premises? I hope someone is guarding the door and checking Republican members of Congress for concealed weapons…and “sense” – which may or may not show up on the scanners.

  • TheOriginalLiz

    I wonder if they are not hoping that he is batsh*t crazy enough to take a pot shot at the president. Sadly, he represents what the GOP has become perfectly, and it’s not fit for civilized society.

  • Naja pallida

    I wonder if they enforce the dress code for visitors. I want to see him screaming about being forced to take your hat off is a commie plot.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I hope this asshole brings a gun with him and gets arrested.

  • Guest

    This is insane. This guy has no business being there, and if there are any responsible people left in or supporting the Republican Party, they ought to lean on Boehner and Cantor to prohibit Stockman from bringing him in. They won’t, and Boehner and Cantor will allow this travesty to occur. I hope the secret service subjects Nugent to a full strip and body cavity search before he’s allowed anywhere near the interior of the Capitol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randyariddle Randy Riddle

    Well, I hope the Nooge enjoys the thorough anal probe he’s going to get from the Secret Service before he enters the building.

  • http://blogvader.tumblr.com/ Blogvader

    Am I the only one who bats an eye at an admitted pedophile denigrating distinguished Americans with sexual insults?

  • colleen2

    I particularly liked “I was extremely antidrug as I’ve always been, but I snorted some crystal methedrine.”

  • Outspoken1

    Nugent won’t come – guns are not allowed in the Capitol or White House. No conceal carry or open carry by the public allowed. [snark]

  • nicho

    I hope he acts out and they drag him screaming from the room.

  • nicho

    You nailed it.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    In other words, Ted Nugent is the archetype epitome of today’s Republican party membership: Vulgar, disrespectful, indecent, sexist, racist, homophobic, and full of bitter hatred and xenophobia for anybody who isn’t them.

    And let’s not forget this gem: Draft-dodging Ted Nugent, as described in his own words:

    I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin’ and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin’ kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I’d drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.

    See, I approached the whole thing like, Ted Nugent, cool hard-workin’ dude, is gonna wreak havoc on these imbeciles in the armed forces. I’m gonna play their own game, and I’m gonna destroy ‘em. Now my whole body is crusted in poop and piss. I was ill. And three or four days before, I started stayin’ awake. I was close to death, but I was in control. I was extremely antidrug as I’ve always been, but I snorted some crystal methedrine. Talk about one wounded motherf*cker. A guy put up four lines, and it was for all four of us, but I didn’t know and I’m vacuuming that poop right up. I was a walking, talking hunk of human poop. I was six-foot-three of sin. So the guys took me down to the physical, and my nerves, my emotions were distraught. I was not a good person. I was wounded. But as painful and nauseous as it was — ’cause I was really into bein’ clean and on the ball — I made gutter swine hippies look like football players. I was deviano.

    So I went in, and those guys in uniform couldn’t believe the smell. They were ridiculin’ me and pushin’ me around and I was cryin’, but all the time I was laughin’ to myself. When they stuck the needle in my arm for the blood test I passed out, and when I came to they were kicking me into the wall. Then they made everybody take off their pants, and I did, and this sergeant says, “Oh my God, put those back on! You f*cking swine you!” Then they had a urine test and I couldn’t piss, But my poop was just like ooze, man, so I poop in the cup and put it on the counter. I had poop on my hand and my arm. The guy almost puked. I was so proud. I knew I had these chumps beat. The last thing I remember was wakin’ up in the ear test booth and they were sweepin’ up. So I went home and cleaned up.

    They took a putty knife to me. I got the street rats out of my hair, ate some good steaks, beans, potatoes, cottage cheese, milk. A couple of days and I was ready to kick ass. And in the mail I got this big juicy 4-F. They’d call dead people before they’d call my ass. But you know the funny thing about it? I’d make an incredible army man. I’d be a colonel before you knew what hit you, and I’d have the baddest bunch of motherf*ckin’ killers you’d ever seen in my platoon. But I just wasn’t into it. I was too busy doin’ my own thing, you know?

    Source: 1977 interview.

    Yep, the absolute epitome of today GOP. A gen-u-ine Republican hero.

  • http://twitter.com/HelleMax MatrixKape

    Th GOP just don’t understand how repulsive they are, do they? Hope security bars him from entering the premises.

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