by Oliver Willis/Media Matters
National Rifle Association board member and Washington Times columnist Ted Nugent refused to back down from his recent inflammatory comments about the Obama administration in a radio interview with CNN contributor Dana Loesch on The Dana Show. Nugent told Loesch that "I will stand by my speech" and said that he was being attacked with the "Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbook."
Speaking at the NRA's annual meeting Nugent accused President Obama of having a "vile, evil America-hating administration" that is "wiping its ass with the Constitution." He went on to tell a crowd that "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November" and said that "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." The Secret Service is reportedly reviewing Nugent's comments.
Nugent insisted to Loesch that his message had been "100 percent positive," and Loesch agreed that he was being used as a "scapegoat" by the Obama administration.
Later in the interview, Nugent added more derogatory comments about Democrats. He described Democratic chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as a "brain-dead, soulless, heartless idiot," and said House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi was a "sub-human scoundrel."
Asked about a request from the Democrats that Mitt Romney (who sought and received Nugent's endorsement) distance himself from Nugent's comments, Nugent claimed that "Mitt Romney knows what I'm saying is true. He puts it into words for him, I put it into words for me."
These aren't the first inflammatory remarks from Nugent.
- Nugent said Obama was "a piece of shit" who should "suck on my machine gun."
- Nugent said the Muslim community is "rude and stupid."
- Nugent described Hillary Clinton as a "toxic cunt" and a "two-bit whore for Fidel Castro."
- Nugent said anyone who says "gun control" should be put in jail.
- Nugent described the Democratic Party as a "modern-day slave master" to the poor and unemployed.