Shockingly, Ted Nugent Was Not a Fan of Obama's State of the Union Address

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Ted Nugent with his new bestie, Texas Congressman Steve Stockman.
In his State of the Union address yesterday, President Obama laid out a moderately progressive agenda, calling for a higher minimum wage, action to combat climate change, comprehensive immigration reform, and tougher gun control measures.

The Nuge was not amused. The New York Times described a "stone-faced" Ted Nugent whose "crossed arms and stern visage seemed to capture the conflict still lurking within the Republican Party."

Nugent, invited by Texas Congressman Steve Stockman into a House chamber otherwise packed with victims of gun violence and their families "seemed like a provocation, a saber-toothed tiger invited to a garden party."

But in this case, the tiger was defanged beforehand. He made good on his promise not to bring any of his guns, though this left him feeling "naked."

"I even turned in my knife! I feel like a little girl," he said, according to Politico. "I'd have to protect you with the leg of that table if something were to happen. I do have my flashlight."

As for substance, Nugent, noted for his level-headed political analysis dismissed the speech as "all flowers and very attractive and scripted emotion." And he thinks that everyone -- all the freedom-loving Amuhricuns at least -- was on his side, as he told Politico.

"People of the military, people of law enforcement, small business owners -- everyone was in agreement with Uncle Ted."

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TunaColada
TunaColada

The squirrel tail was nice, though.


Too bad Republicans are so fucking stupid that they keep outing themselves like this.   Just shut the fuck up, Republicans.  It is your only chance to beat whichever articulate candidate the Dems offer in 4 years.   God knows yours won't be.

bifftannen
bifftannen

Did he wear that dumb hat the whole time, too?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Without his gun he "feels like a little girl".  Now, I get it.

CitzenKim
CitzenKim

What a pair of media whores.

Thanks Rep. Stockman for further throwing our state's reputation under the bus so that you can have a nice photo to put in your Government-paid "information" mailings.

philcoop8192
philcoop8192

I detect a note of sarcasm in the title of this blog entry.  Shockingly?  Really?  Anybody who has heard previous "State of the Union" addresses knows they give little or no information on the State of the Union.  Instead, they're Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez-like ideological harangues, and the address of February 12, 2013 by Dear Leader was no different.  Obama has betrayed the nation, so why should Nugent or anyone else be a "fan" of his speeches?

muddystick
muddystick

Is anybody recording Nugent's comments for the next time capsule to be buried at the steps of the Texas Capitol?  These artifacts will be essential for future generations as they ponder the inevitable question, "What the fuck happened to Texas?"

dewey7
dewey7

Fuck Ted Nugent and his pants shitting draft dodging pedophilic ass.

ruddski
ruddski

“You just can’t get more of a predictable, flowery script every time he speaks,” he said. “And every time he’s done speaking, he either does just the opposite or nothing at all. So there was nothing tonight to encourage my belief or support for the president. I believe that the scam rages on, and I think that in the next four years, he will prove what he did following his first State of the Union speech, and nothing will be improved. I’m afraid it will be worsened.”

ruddski
ruddski

And on the news, the morning after his speech "Obama hits the road today to sell his economic agenda..."

Following up a speech with more speeches. The same speech he's been giving for 5 years.

Daniel
Daniel

@the.real.courtney.bl 

Three thumbs up! I don't know about you, but I'm tired of snooty elitists who edited the Harvard Law Review. When I want sociopolitical commentary, I'll consult a self-described plumber, thanks. Or, yes, Uncle Ted ... "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" seemed clever to me when I was 11 -- today, I'd say more like brilliant!

Daniel
Daniel

@philcoop8192 

Phil, the stuff your dad says at the dinner table isn't necessarily true. That doesn't mean it's ALL not true; it's still all right to love him, and to want to please him. And the bit about hard work and discipline? Totally true.

director21
director21

@April16 I am just hoping that The Nuge, out of respect for what he says about the government paying for everything, will have enough respect for us not to make us pay for his incarceration. The other option is obviously the optimum one! Bye bye, Teddy!

Daniel
Daniel

@ruddski How civilized of him not to compare Obama to a wild animal that must be shot, as he has numerous times in the past. Ah, the new, improved Nuge ... can a run for the Senate be far off?  

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@ruddski and the GOP policies have been gutting this country for 30 years.  They haven't altered their rhetoric.  Nor have you.  I've argued how and why higher tax rates would encourage the economy, you couldn't rebut or even reply.  So, you're the empty hat, with no understanding of the policies you echo. 

ruddski
ruddski

@Daniel 

That's what Chris Rock was trying to say. You may not like your daddy or love your boss, but you don't have to, you just have to do what he says.

Obama is daddy and boss, and Michelle is mama, and Nugent is probably not going to be a great son/employee, which will tear the fabric of this nation, and thank God the Observer is unafraid to take Ted on.

ruddski
ruddski

@Daniel @ruddski 

Shocking, isn't it? Ted probably didn't like his real daddy and mommy much either.

ruddski
ruddski

@scottindallas @ruddski 

Scottindallas and the DNC policies have been sheepfucking this country for over 30 years. They haven't altered their rhetoric. Nor have you.

cantkeepthetruthdown
cantkeepthetruthdown

@scottindallas @ruddski Democrats have had more control of the federal government over the past 30 years than Republicans. I know you can never admit it to yourself but this is not a R or a D problem. 

Daniel
Daniel

@scottindallas @ruddski  Wait, wait ... a person who proudly displays the Confederate flag*? Ignorant? Simply not possible!


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* "Heritage," don'tcha know. 

philcoop8192
philcoop8192

@ruddski @Daniel Obama isn't our boss, and Michelle is nobody at all.  Obama is our employee and his job description is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution -- no more, no less.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@ruddski @Daniel Explain please the policies that Obama has enacted that fit your description please.  Please note ruddski that Obamacare was a Heritage foundation policy before he implemented it

ruddski
ruddski

@GuitarPlayer @ruddski 

We're aware that to criticize Obama in any way is racism, and that to call someone a sheep fucker online is an admission of shortness and/or baldness, and possibly low T and psoriasis.

You're just mad because your daddy and boss is costing you so much.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@ruddski  

Sheep Fucker, I get this feeling that you don't like Black folks in positions of power.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@ruddski @Daniel If you think of the government as your parents, you are truly mentally deranged.

I can think of no more infantile outlook for an adult to have.

Daniel
Daniel

@ruddski @Daniel Be advised that if you call me Danny, I will read your comment in the voice and cadence of Jack Torrance.

observist
observist topcommenter

@Daniel @ruddski Given his feelings of nakedness when unarmed, I wager he's exactly the opposite of "low hanging"

Daniel
Daniel

@ruddski @Daniel Well, if you're implying that Ted Nugent is low-hanging fruit, then point taken, Rudd. 

Daniel
Daniel

Sarcasm aside, Phelps, the mainstream Republican takeaway from the election seems to be that people voted for Obama because they want "free stuff." Leaving aside the veracity, or lack thereof, of this claim, who the fuck do you figure they're talking about exactly?


As a party, the Republicans don't get to foment racial resentment and then act like they're the victims when they get called on it. Sorry. Should I generously give Phil Coop, Boy Idealogue, the benefit of the doubt? Probably. Bed, this morning: Wrong side. I'm under no more obligation to suffer fools than the next guy.

Daniel
Daniel

@everlastingphelps  

Your baseless narrative that we've become "a nation of takers"* --  well, you know where those go.

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* Which has no racist overtones! Like, at all!

Daniel
Daniel

@philcoop8192

Please enumerate the similarities between Barack Obama and Fidel Castro. 


Please elucidate why a betrayed nation reelected the man who betrayed it -- and do note that "because they're a bunch of n*ggers," however well you think you've couched it, is not a cogent argument.


Please elucidate why Ted Nugent's self-image is that of a little girl when he's not packing a deadly weapon. Wait. Strike that one.


ruddski
ruddski

@scottindallas @ruddski 

Sorry Scott, in Dallas, I don't enjoy anymore the depth of involvement required to tackle well-rehearsed, honed-to-a T rhetoric, especially on a balky comments site, I'm too old for that these days.

Espescilly with such badass boys.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@ruddski @scottindallas once again, all hat and no cattle.  You can't answer, so you run off to another rodeo.  Moronic, goat fucking rube.  Defend your point or shut the fuck up.  You're an intellectual pussy, despite your bullying bravado.  Run away little dogie.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@ruddski @scottindallas which one's, please detail?  I've pointed to the gutting of the top marginal tax rate and the cap gains rate.  Reagan is principally responsible for the first, but Clinton gutted the cap gains.  Now, that was a "democrat" though that was most certainly a change with many strong advocates in the GOP.  Beyond that, Graham, Leech, Bliley, aka the Commodities Futures Modernization Trading Act, which destroyed, finally Glass Stegal and deregulated Commodities markets have been particularly destructive, again, a policy advocated by Bill Clinton; again, a policy with many vocal advocates in the GOP.  


I'm happy to discuss why I find these particularly destructive, I've written it enough here that I wonder how you missed it.  You never disputed these arguments before.  So, what specifically do you blame on the "liberals?"  

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@ruddski @observist @Daniel @scottindallas I might not like the American Flag you admire.  The American Flag I believe in supports one person, one vote; the principles espoused in the Declaration of Independence.  When we transgress with our great power and become the very Tyranny described in that venerable document it's our right, indeed "our duty" to decry those trepidations, here or abroad.  I suspect you turn a blind eye to our murder of foreign innocents, a cavalier foreign policy that kills first and asks questions later.

ruddski
ruddski

@observist @Daniel @scottindallas @ruddski 


Observist, the American flag is ugly to a great many people in this crazy mixed up world, but surely you deep down you know it's not that to you, you have a different view.

Of course, should you display this symbol, you'll be aware that many will consider you a complete shitheel, anti-Muslim and God knows what else. Don't let that stop you, dude.

Daniel
Daniel

@observist @Daniel @scottindallas @ruddski That's impossible: All academics* are communists. What kind of dummy are you -- you don't even listen to AM radio?

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* Scientists, too!

observist
observist topcommenter

@Daniel @scottindallas @ruddski  The confederate flag has nothing to do with race.   People who display it are just federalist political philosophers - more like academics, really.

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