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Monday, March 25, 2019

Ted Nugent offered a qualified apology on Friday for calling President Obama “a subhuman mongrel.”

“I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself,” he told conservative radio host Ben Ferguson.

The rhetoric of the musician, reality show star and sought-after conservative activist has become an issue since he appeared at a campaign event with the likely Republican nominee for governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) identified “subhuman mongrel” as requiring an apology. The senator is eager to reframe his party with minority voters.

But Nugent, who has called himself “Rosa Parks with a Gibson,” appeared to be mostly interested in shielding his favorite Republicans from criticism.

“I apologize for using the term,” he added. “I will try to elevate my vernacular to the level of those great men that I’m learning from in the world of politics.”

When asked to clarify if he was apologizing to the president, Nugent said he was — but there’s so much more for him to apologize for.

His inflammatory political comments often verge into misogyny and racial stereotypes. He’s recorded a song about sex with an underaged female, an activity Courtney Love says he pursued with her when she was 12, and he’s fathered eight children with four women. He also became the legal guardian of a seventeen-year old girl he was dating at age 30.

But Republicans — including the last GOP nominee for president, Mitt Romney — seek out Nugent because of the dearth of celebrity supporters on the right and the way his rage mirrors and activates the GOP base.

RH Reality Check‘s Adele M. Stan explains:

When it comes to fighting the “war on women,” it seems that some right-wing Republicans just can’t stop themselves. And there’s a reason for that: Their base consists largely of men with a patriarchal worldview—and the women who love them. Most of the other women (especially single women), and many of the men who don’t hate women, vote for the other party.

In Abbott’s case, he’s going to need strong turnout from his base, since the brutal battle in the state legislature last summer did not play well across the board, and it energized the pro-choice grassroots, who flooded the state capitol building and made Wendy Davis a national star.

While the right’s tolerance for Nugent’s rhetoric definitely prevents the party from reaching outside the base, Republicans again and again find that they agree with the policies of the extremists they end up having to denounce.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has the same stand on reproductive rights as disgraced Senate candidate Todd Akin. Rand Paul may not like what Nugent said and embrace slight reforms on voting rights and drug laws, but he certainly agrees with Nugent on reproductive rights, and neither man likely sees any problem with voting laws designed to keep minorities from the polls.

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72 responses to “WATCH: Ted Nugent Apologizes For Not Being A Better Republican Shill”

  1. korhal says:

    “I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself,” he told conservative radio host Ben Ferguson.

    If you apologize to no one, you’re not apologizing at all. What a douchebag.

    • iamproteus says:

      The phrase, “on behalf of much better men than myself”, actually says “for (on behalf of) every other man on the planet (much better men than myself).” What has every other man on earth done that would require that low-life piece of dog excrement to apologize on their behalf?

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      agreed

    • Dominick Vila says:

      The real question for me is why is this sexual predator not serving time in jail…with some of his admirers serving time for tacitly encouraging his behavior?

  2. linann.singh@yahoo.com says:

    I think it’s time to change his diaper, he smells like shit again.

  3. daniel bostdorf says:

    Ted Nugent has a full blown narcissistic personality order on steroids…

    Sandy Hotchkiss, PsyD, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Southern California. Hotchkiss identified what she called the seven deadly sins of narcissism::

    1. Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.
    2. Magical thinking: Narcissists see themselves as perfect, using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.
    3. Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may reinflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.
    4. Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.
    5. Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.
    6. Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.
    7. Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

    This describes Tec Nugent and thousands of others in positions of power globally.

  4. USMCMike says:

    Nugent obviously fried his brain back in the 70’s. 8 kids with 4 different women? An unhealthy fixation with very young girls? Along with his music being thought of as noise and trash. Would love to meet him in a dark alley and rearrange his facial features.

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      You and the death squads that Nugent believes is following him…

    • DurdyDawg says:

      You think drugs made him do all these things? He himself said he didn’t do drugs and I’ve known a few druggies who would never stoop so low as to commit atrocities that this putz has done and is still doing.. No, I blame his idiocy on homosapia and bloated ego.. It’s easy to blame drugs on his behavior, sort of taking the responsibility away from the perp as it can be said, “Drugs made me do it!” BS!!! he was totally straight when he concocted the idea of how to get out of the draft and his other misdemeanors and felons have been done while straight.. He’s a perverted scumbag who can skid in his dirty deeds because others just think the drugs are doing it.. A fantastic out for a career douche bag.

      • Barbara Morgan says:

        You are right about what you say bout Nugent. if he never did drugs how come there were news reports of his drug use back in the 70’s and 80’s weekly?

        • DurdyDawg says:

          In his own words it was media hype and false innuendos.. If you remember he came on the rock scene with anger telling everybody that they (the media) were lying scum.. much in the same way he reacts today.. You just can not keep a ‘high’ that long. The accusation did boost his popularity among the hippies for awhile though.. sort of like he created it but once they found out he didn’t do pot nor was he sympathetic to pot users, he dropped out of sight and had to relocate in the deep south where the red necks roam.

          • Barbara Morgan says:

            Red necks don’t roam the deep south because they died out when miners got better protection against breathing in coal dust and they longer had to wear a red kerchief around their neck to use as a mask to try and keep coal dust out of their lungs. The south is where carpetbaggers roam and who are trying to destroy this Country and 99% of its people. Nugent was born in Detroit not the South so that makes him a carpetbagger. Many Southerns of today are the descendants of the carpetbaggers that came down south after the civil war to capitalize on the misery that the North heaped up on all Southerns including the many Southerns that fought in the Union army after the Civil War.

          • DurdyDawg says:

            I wasn’t referring to ‘those’ rednecks.. I was pointing at the deep wood red necks who still roam the white lightnin’ backwoods and brag how their gonna take over this country one day..

          • pszymeczek says:

            Maybe he didn’t use pot, but he admitted to snorting meth during his “preparation” for his draft physical. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/ted-nugent-draft-dodger-467132
            I’d be willing to wager that it wasn’t the only time he used it.

          • DurdyDawg says:

            Well yeah, and he admitted to crapping his pants to the recruiters as well.. No! I’m wrong.. He lied about that too since he actually did it in front of them.. the bragging was just for his goofy fans, He also lied about having new buds after the feds gave him a visit.. Hell that putz would have said anything to get out of serving his country. If he did do meth (which I don’t think was a drug of choice during those years).. heroin yes but then again had he admitted to the ‘H’ word even he wouldn’t have been able to tolerate his punk ass..

          • Barbara Morgan says:

            Don’t think that meth had made it on the drug scene when Nugent was drafted. It was some other drug he inhaled.

          • pszymeczek says:

            They called it speed back then.

  5. 2010HDSTGLIDE says:

    This is just to weird.

  6. sealbeams says:

    Nothing more than a musician that likes to kill animals for sport. At least humans can turn the music down or off. The Animals don’t have that option. I have never understood what this guy is doing in the news.

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      We need to have the right to arm bears 🙂 and stripped Nugent of the right to bear arms…

    • Barbara Morgan says:

      animals that have been sedated and are on a animal hunting preserve. Has anyone ever since any proof that he hunts any place besides hunting preserves?

      • sealbeams says:

        Are you saying its OK because they are on a hunting preserve? The point here is that he enjoys killing. Its not a hunt or hunting. It just killing.

        • Duckbudder says:

          No. She is saying that Teddy, like Big Dickky C., can only hunt with the odds stacked even further in his favor. A real wild hunt is not easy.

        • Barbara Morgan says:

          Reread my post. I was talking about his being such a A-hole that the animals he hunts are sedated. When it comes to hunting, the only hunting that should be allowed is the kind where the animal killed is eaten no trophy hunting like many do.

    • pszymeczek says:

      It’s not sport when the animals are caged until just before they are shot.

      • sealbeams says:

        Its not sport no matter how you look at it. Even in the wild an animal has no chance. These clowns go out there with their 10k dollar rifles that would kill an elephant a mile away. I don’t consider that sport. Then they want to mount the head of the animal in their living room. I was over this BS by the time I was 10 years old.

  7. plc97477 says:

    I looks like the republicans have two choices. Either the “nuge” otherwise known as a pos or the guy who talks to chairs.

  8. Mark Forsyth says:

    Ted Nugent–Little more than a well deserved affliction upon the sorry assed members of the gop.

  9. JDavidS says:

    You do have a lot to apologize for, you no-talent, gutless, draft-dodging, misogynistic, lying, pedophile sack of maggot shit. Like the fact that you’re breathing.

  10. steven says:

    Nugent should have all of his weapons taken away because of serious mental problems

  11. Guest says:

    VOTE for ME! ! !

  12. ThomasBonsell says:

    Ted Nugent is only engaging in what Sigmund Freud termed “transference” (or “projection”, if you wish), in which a person attempts to transfer to other people the despicable aspects of his own nature. Nugent is only confessing to the world that he is a “subhuman mongrel” while not having the intelligence to understand that he’s doing it. So let’s just take his word for the description of himself and remember this is very common in right-wing circles.

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      In additional to transference, Ted Nugent has a full blown narcissistic personality disorder.

      The seven deadly sins of narcissism::

      1. Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism, and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.
      2. Magical thinking: Narcissists see themselves as perfect, using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.
      3. Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may reinflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.
      4. Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.
      5. Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.
      6. Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.
      7. Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist there is no boundary between self and other.

      This describes Nugent and thousands of others in positions of power globally.

      Transference:
      As classically defined by Sigmund Freud it is a form of projection. The client redirects her feelings about some significant person in her past from that person onto the therapist. Thus for example if the client feels anger towards one of her parents the client pretends the therapist is that parent then starts getting angry at the therapist instead. This process occurs unconsciously and one of the goals of psychoanalysis is to articulate it in order to attempt to resolve the conflict between the client and the person towards whom the emotion initially was felt. The process of psychoanalysis is the development of a transference neurosis followed by its resolution and generalization to other areas of the client’s life.

  13. Bill says:

    Nugent, draft dodger, child abuser, big mouth asshole, what does it say about the GOP who seem to love him? If he loves guns so much why did he become a draft dodger, probably because he is really a coward, he would like to shoot at people but he doesn’t want them to be able to shoot back.

    • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh says:

      It’s easy. He is everything they want to be but cannot get away with being. As for Nugent wanting to shoot people, I don’t think he would be brave enough to shoot them while they were facing him. He would turn chicken-shit and cry like a baby if he was face-to-face with someone he was about to shoot. A coward like Nugent could only do so when he was aiming at the backs of their heads.

  14. JD says:

    Is there a brain-transplant available for Nugent from any creature of IQ higher than a worm to turn him into a semblance of a human? He could maybe graduate to sub-human mongrel status?

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      You are defaming we mongrels in this country LOL

      Definition of mongrel:
      an individual resulting from the interbreeding
      of diverse breeds or strains; especially : one of unknown ancestry :
      a cross between types of persons

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      You have just offended all of us mongrels who were born and raised here…by allowing a suggestin of inclusion! 🙂

      Definition of mongrel:
      an individual resulting from the interbreeding
      of diverse breeds or strains; especially : one of unknown ancestry :
      a cross between types of persons

      Nugent is pond slime. Not sub human.

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      You post a clip from gateway Pundit/ This is legitimate journalism?? HARDLY…..
      The Gatewood Pundit is a hard-right website that spends most of the day complaining about Barack Obama and liberals. It is a fairly popular blog, allegedly getting 4-5 million views each month, once again proving that being popular doesn’t necessarily make you right.
      It’s Contents:

      Positions/General stupidity
      Since it’s basically just another blog that keeps in line with a radical right point of view, you probably know the drill by now.

      Godwin’s law invoked on Obama (surprise surprise) and the Daily Mail cited as a credible source.[1][2]
      Godwin’s law also invoked on environmentalists, because trying to do something about global warming is a “Fascistic/Statist (ie, Progressive) power grab”. The site in general is consistent on it’s global warming denialism.
      Pushing Birtherism, mainly through just asking questions combined with appeal to authority, but sometimes they’re more direct about it. Obama may also be a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
      Red-baiting, because they don’t realize the Cold War is over.
      Gun nuttery, such as claiming that universal background checks will lead to Stalin-like tyranny.
      Pandering to homophobes.

      So—-did you see the entire clip? Remember the ending??
      No you didn’t because he stated ALL Americans are mongrels…

      Definition of mongrel:
      an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strains; especially : one of unknown ancestry : a cross between types of persons

      Obam’s statement was NOTHING compared to Nugent.

      As usual—extreme right anti-Obama haters will no everything to take clips of a statement and blow it out of proportion to the TRUTH!

      I am researching the transcirpt and will post it…

      • daniel bostdorf says:

        Here is the correct video: Big apology to National Memo and readers.

        The out of context clip is 8 minutes 30 seconds into it…

    • daniel bostdorf says:

      Entire interview with Obama here. Ignore Dave in VA….he is a serial right wing troll poster.

  15. daniel bostdorf says:

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