The YouTube was nukes, but Crooks & Liars has the video.


“I was in Chicago last week. Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk. … I told him to suck on my machine gun. … … And then I was in New York, and I said, hey Hillary. You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless b*@#!. … …” – Ted Nugent

The wanna be Jimmy Hendrix has finally flipped. Every single Republican should be asked if they endorse Nugent’s comments, complete with machine gun waving. Wonder what Sean Hannity would say? Rush?

I’ve seen Nugent in action. He performed at Rockin’
the Corp
, which benefited the
Devil Dog Marines
of Camp Pendleton. As an aside, regular readers know my
big brother is a Marine. Anyway, back in ’05 the Devil Dogs had experienced
more losses in Iraq than any other outfit in the military. Good friends of mine
helped produce the event, which was a gigantic success. Nugent came on stage
at one point and played his version of the Start Spangled Banner trying to
mimic Hendrix. You can imagine. Nugent just doesn’t have the chops, so he got
lucky that the spirit of the night carried the moment. However, he sure has the
love of the troops. They can’t wait to take pictures with the man.

Nugent’s love of the outdoors, hunting and living off the land is legendary,
as is his wingnuttery. I respect his love of the land, hunting and consuming what you kill. (We’re gun owners, as regular readers know.) But strutting around the stage with a machine gun screaming
at Obama is not only despicable, but dangerous. It’s not a joke that Mr. Obama
has extra Secret Service detail. If prominent people like Nugent run around
ranting on stage at him while holding a semi-automatic weapon in front of a crowd of people it’s no wonder. He throws in Clinton for good measure, then continues on singling out other Democratic female senators.

This isn’t about the Second Amendment. It’s not about “Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedoooooooooom!” It’s about keeping Ted Nugent’s flagging
career afloat.

Real men don’t wave guns around in public. They
don’t have to
.