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

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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
Replies (11-18):
jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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He's got every right to say what he likes.  I've got every right to kick back and laugh at his crazy ass.

Trollslayer
by Terica on Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:52 PM


Quoting nanaofsix531:

I love it!


4kidz916
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Not a Ted Nugent fan but he is right that all these victims have become pawns in this political game. 

momov4888
by Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Are you aware that Walmart PURPOSELY keeps employees from making enough money to sustain one person, let alone a family? Their employees are FORCED to accept food stamps, which  Walmart ACCEPTS. Walmart employs more than any other company in the world. They cry about big government and then accept welfare.

Many of those on welfare have no choice and it's important to remember that. I know some and they HATE this. They would much rather be productive and give to society.  There will ALWAYS be those who are just plain takers. But the REAL takers with the entitlement attitude are the verey CEO's who have crippled this country.

The Dems and Repubs blame each other, but the reality is, they're all in the same bed with the CEO's, Wall Street and all 3 branches of our government. Ted Nugent is just another tool for the GOP and clearly, too stupid to see that.


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.



143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

 I don't see where she said the victims should shut up...let's be honest, they WERE used as political pawns last night..it's ugly..but it's the truth. It's shameful to pull on the heartstrings of the American people to plug up their ears.

Did you hear ANY of them speak? I didn't. So what voice did they get? The voice of Barry saying "look I care about these people"...bullshit..he said the same thing about the middle class in '08 and spent the last 4 years walking all over us.

The WHOLE point of gov't assistance, whether it be welfare, or food stamps was to BE TEMPORARY..not a career choice. There are entire generations of people that tightened their belts and sacrificed and did without rather than take handouts from the gov't. Some really need a helping hand and actually don't qualify.

Gov't assistance is being abused, and it's the abuse of gov't assistance that's contributing to the crippling of this country.

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.


 

Raintree
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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That is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Seriously.. they were not 'used'. These are people who have been forced into advocacy. Advocacy is political in nature.

Unlike poor poop-in-his-pants, draft-dodger Ted.

You know, I was talking to my ultra conservative friend about this very thing a couple days ago. She was going on and on about how awful it is that people abuse social welfare programs. Meanwhile, her sex-offender *republican* husband sits in a corner without work. She got fired for bringing him into her job- at the foster care board- they're living off her ex-husband's (who is gay) child support, state and federal programs and a large grant she gets for school because technically! They were just married in a church- they never had a marriage license. So she's 'single'.

Every single conservative person I know is like this. They talk about the terrible things all *those* people do, while doing exactly those things themselves. It's freaking annoying.

And if my child were killed in a classroom, you can bet your ass I'd be out there talking or not- anything to put FACES to this problem.

You want it to be faceless. It isn't.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 I don't see where she said the victims should shut up...let's be honest, they WERE used as political pawns last night..it's ugly..but it's the truth. It's shameful to pull on the heartstrings of the American people to plug up their ears.

Did you hear ANY of them speak? I didn't. So what voice did they get? The voice of Barry saying "look I care about these people"...bullshit..he said the same thing about the middle class in '08 and spent the last 4 years walking all over us.

The WHOLE point of gov't assistance, whether it be welfare, or food stamps was to BE TEMPORARY..not a career choice. There are entire generations of people that tightened their belts and sacrificed and did without rather than take handouts from the gov't. Some really need a helping hand and actually don't qualify.

Gov't assistance is being abused, and it's the abuse of gov't assistance that's contributing to the crippling of this country.

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. 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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You obviously attract people with very poor character to be your friends, that must be a reflection on you.

Quoting Raintree:

That is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Seriously.. they were not 'used'. These are people who have been forced into advocacy. Advocacy is political in nature.

Unlike poor poop-in-his-pants, draft-dodger Ted.

You know, I was talking to my ultra conservative friend about this very thing a couple days ago. She was going on and on about how awful it is that people abuse social welfare programs. Meanwhile, her sex-offender *republican* husband sits in a corner without work. She got fired for bringing him into her job- at the foster care board- they're living off her ex-husband's (who is gay) child support, state and federal programs and a large grant she gets for school because technically! They were just married in a church- they never had a marriage license. So she's 'single'.

Every single conservative person I know is like this. They talk about the terrible things all *those* people do, while doing exactly those things themselves. It's freaking annoying.

And if my child were killed in a classroom, you can bet your ass I'd be out there talking or not- anything to put FACES to this problem.

You want it to be faceless. It isn't.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 I don't see where she said the victims should shut up...let's be honest, they WERE used as political pawns last night..it's ugly..but it's the truth. It's shameful to pull on the heartstrings of the American people to plug up their ears.

Did you hear ANY of them speak? I didn't. So what voice did they get? The voice of Barry saying "look I care about these people"...bullshit..he said the same thing about the middle class in '08 and spent the last 4 years walking all over us.

The WHOLE point of gov't assistance, whether it be welfare, or food stamps was to BE TEMPORARY..not a career choice. There are entire generations of people that tightened their belts and sacrificed and did without rather than take handouts from the gov't. Some really need a helping hand and actually don't qualify.

Gov't assistance is being abused, and it's the abuse of gov't assistance that's contributing to the crippling of this country.

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.


 



 

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM

 I never said I wanted it to be faceless..what happened in Newtown is without question a colossal tragedy.

And I have to say your little diatribe about your 'friend' is creative. You've managed to encompass all conservative views with 1 friend!

You should be a writer.

 

Quoting Raintree:

That is the stupidest thing I've ever read. Seriously.. they were not 'used'. These are people who have been forced into advocacy. Advocacy is political in nature.

Unlike poor poop-in-his-pants, draft-dodger Ted.

You know, I was talking to my ultra conservative friend about this very thing a couple days ago. She was going on and on about how awful it is that people abuse social welfare programs. Meanwhile, her sex-offender *republican* husband sits in a corner without work. She got fired for bringing him into her job- at the foster care board- they're living off her ex-husband's (who is gay) child support, state and federal programs and a large grant she gets for school because technically! They were just married in a church- they never had a marriage license. So she's 'single'.

Every single conservative person I know is like this. They talk about the terrible things all *those* people do, while doing exactly those things themselves. It's freaking annoying.

And if my child were killed in a classroom, you can bet your ass I'd be out there talking or not- anything to put FACES to this problem.

You want it to be faceless. It isn't.

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 I don't see where she said the victims should shut up...let's be honest, they WERE used as political pawns last night..it's ugly..but it's the truth. It's shameful to pull on the heartstrings of the American people to plug up their ears.

Did you hear ANY of them speak? I didn't. So what voice did they get? The voice of Barry saying "look I care about these people"...bullshit..he said the same thing about the middle class in '08 and spent the last 4 years walking all over us.

The WHOLE point of gov't assistance, whether it be welfare, or food stamps was to BE TEMPORARY..not a career choice. There are entire generations of people that tightened their belts and sacrificed and did without rather than take handouts from the gov't. Some really need a helping hand and actually don't qualify.

Gov't assistance is being abused, and it's the abuse of gov't assistance that's contributing to the crippling of this country.


 


 

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