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5 Moments From Ted Nugent's State Of The Union Media Tour

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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5 Moments From Ted Nugent's State Of The Union Media Tour

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Ted Nugent, a National Rifle Association board member and conservative columnist with a long record of virulent, inflammatory commentary, attended the February 12 State of the Union speech as a guest of Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX).

Nugent's attendance received widespread media attention, largely due to his April 2012 statement that if President Obama were to be re-elected, he would "either be dead or in jail by this time next year."

Here are five moments from Nugent's State of the Union media tour:

Congressman Paralyzed By Gunfire Has "S**t For Brains." Nugent's attendance drew criticism from Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), who was paralyzed in a gun accident as a teenager and had urged other members of Congress to invite those touched by gun violence to attend the State of the Union. At a press conference prior to the speech, Nugent reportedly responded:

"He probably has s**t for brains," he said of Langevin.
 
[..]
 
"I couldn't be more proud of myself, what I stand for, and for this pompous ass to claim that he cares more about a family that lost a child than I do is a perfect example of the brain dead critics of Ted Nugent," he said."

Those Attending The Speech Whose Lives Were Touched By Gun Violence Are "Pawns." In an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nugent explained that he wanted to attend the speech to counter the influence of the survivors of gun violence and family members of victims who had been invited by other members of Congress:

"The State of the Union would be stacked with pawns, friends of [President Barack] Obama, a lot of props, to further the president's anti-gun agenda," Nugent, who owns a ranch in Texas, said in an interview. "I'm a gun guy. I've never been without a gun."

A "Bloodsucking Orgy" Is "Crippling America." In an interview prior to the speech, Nugent reportedly said:

"I can't wait for a check. I don't get any sick days. I don't believe in sick days, so I take care of myself so I'm not sick because if I don't go to work, I don't get a paycheck. This is how most of America operates. We would be offended to be a recipient of this vulgar food stamp orgy or the Obama phones or any of the bloodsucking orgy that is crippling America today."

He Appeared To Watch The Speech "In Various Stages Of Physical Agony." Slate's David Weigel reported:

He spent the entire speech, 13 typed pages, in various stages of physical agony. At the emotional apex of the night, when the president counted off victims who "deserve a vote," Nugent sat with his arms crossed.

Speech Reaction: "I'm Supposed To Keep My Pants On." Asked by CBS News for his reaction to the State of the Union, Nugent responded, "My reaction? I'm not allowed to do that because I'm supposed to keep my pants on." 

by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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soonergirl980
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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While i probably wouldn't word it so crassly I mostly agree with him. Those victims were pawns to attempt to force a vote through pulling at American heartstrings to illicit an emotional response. I to would be embarrassed to take food stamps, welfare, or anything else free whete I come from we work hard and earn what we get. I do believe entitlement is crippling this country.
Raintree
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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Yeah. Those victims should shut the hell up. Who gives a shit what they think, right?

Right?

Quoting soonergirl980:

While i probably wouldn't word it so crassly I mostly agree with him. Those victims were pawns to attempt to force a vote through pulling at American heartstrings to illicit an emotional response. I to would be embarrassed to take food stamps, welfare, or anything else free whete I come from we work hard and earn what we get. I do believe entitlement is crippling this country.


susan115
by on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Never been a fan of his, but he has right to say what he wants and he is right. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM

First of all, not a "State of the Union Media Tour" - it's called freedom of speech - which last I checked, is a basic Constitutional right.

Just a more "colorful" version of someone who disagrees with Obama - and has the Constitutional right to do so. I don't speak like this, but he does. I think it is certainly better than Alec Baldwin threatening to kill Henry Hyde and his family, and burn his house down.

And, a clarification of his comment: When Ted said

Nugent's attendance received widespread media attention, largely due to his April 2012 statement that if President Obama were to be re-elected, he would "either be dead or in jail by this time next year." The word "he" refers to Nugent, not Obama. Meaning he would be distraught, or would disobey the doofus laws or executive orders Obama would probably enact.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM

 

Now you're getting it  - there may be hope for you yet.

Quoting Raintree:

Yeah. Those victims should shut the hell up. Who gives a shit what they think, right?

Right?

Quoting soonergirl980:

While i probably wouldn't word it so crassly I mostly agree with him. Those victims were pawns to attempt to force a vote through pulling at American heartstrings to illicit an emotional response. I to would be embarrassed to take food stamps, welfare, or anything else free whete I come from we work hard and earn what we get. I do believe entitlement is crippling this country.



 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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This, of course.

Mr. Nugent has been harrased, probably more than any private citizen, by this administration than anyone else in the history of history.

Quoting SallyMJ:

Just a more "colorful" version of someone who disagrees with Obama - and has the Constitutional right to do so.

And, a clarification of his comment: When Ted said

Nugent's attendance received widespread media attention, largely due to his April 2012 statement that if President Obama were to be re-elected, he would "either be dead or in jail by this time next year." The word "he" refers to Nugent, not Obama. Meaning he would be distraught, or would disobey the doofus laws or executive orders Obama would probably enact.


 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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True. And I believe this historical fact is historically more accurate than the history of Obama's college education. Historically speaking.  :)

Quoting Billiejeens:


This, of course.

Mr. Nugent has been harrased, probably more than any private citizen, by this administration than anyone else in the history of history.

Quoting SallyMJ:

Just a more "colorful" version of someone who disagrees with Obama - and has the Constitutional right to do so.

And, a clarification of his comment: When Ted said

Nugent's attendance received widespread media attention, largely due to his April 2012 statement that if President Obama were to be re-elected, he would "either be dead or in jail by this time next year." The word "he" refers to Nugent, not Obama. Meaning he would be distraught, or would disobey the doofus laws or executive orders Obama would probably enact.





nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

The draft dodging, sh** his pants, pedophile has a right to say what he wants.I thank God every day he is not a role model for my kid's or my grand kids.

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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soonergirl980
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM

hmmm I didn't see any victims speaking last night I must have missed that.

Quoting Raintree:

Yeah. Those victims should shut the hell up. Who gives a shit what they think, right?

Right?

Quoting soonergirl980:

While i probably wouldn't word it so crassly I mostly agree with him. Those victims were pawns to attempt to force a vote through pulling at American heartstrings to illicit an emotional response. I to would be embarrassed to take food stamps, welfare, or anything else free whete I come from we work hard and earn what we get. I do believe entitlement is crippling this country.




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