UPDATE: Sticklers for accuracy would like us to point out that Ted Nugent’s reference to a “chimpanzee” did not come in the same breath as Nugent’s calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” It’s possible that Nugent was referring to someone else as a “chimpanzee,” and that possibility should be noted for the record.
Yeah, we know. But technically he could have been talking about somebody else, right?
MSNBC’s Morgan Whitaker:
Aging rock star and NRA board member Ted Nugent has taken his typical extremist rhetoric up a notch calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” in a recent interview at a hunting and outdoor trade show in Las Vegas.
“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 [Pols emphasis] 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,” Nugent said in response to a question about the 2016 election in video from Guns.com…
Acknowledging that many might consider the comment “inflammatory speech,” Nugent said, “I would call it inflammatory speech when it’s your job to protect Americans and you look into the television camera and say what difference does it make that I failed in my job to provide security and we have four dead Americans.”
“What difference does that make? he added. “Not to a chimpanzee [Pols emphasis] or Hillary Clinton, I guess it doesn’t matter.”
When we last saw aging rock legend Ted Nugent of Wang Dang Sweet Poontang fame, he was headlining an email fundraising pitch for Colorado GOP gubernatorial frontrunner Tom Tancredo (photo above right). Ordinarily, we’d expect a leading endorser of a high-profile campaign to swiftly apologize after calling the President of the United States a (making sure we’ve got this right) “subhuman mongrel chimpanzee.”
But this is Tom Tancredo we’re talking about. He’ll want Nugent on tour now.