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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:25 PM

The problem runs a lot deeper than Ted Nugent

The problem runs a lot deeper than Ted Nugent

Posted by Greg Sargent

Lots of chatter about the news that GOP Rep. Steve Stockman, who threatened Obama with impeachment over guns, has invited Ted Nugent to the State of the Union address. Nugent has accepted:

“I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama,” Stockman said in a press release. “After the Address I’m sure Ted will have plenty to say.”

That’s a good bet; apparently Stockman is encouraging reporters to interview Nugent after the speech. Nugent, of course, is best known for making this claim, which was investigated by the Secret Service:

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said, according to a video that the NRA posted on YouTube. “If you can’t go home and get everybody in your lives to clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don’t even know what you’re made out of.”

That’s bad, but if I were the GOP leadership, the prospect of further comments from Nugent after the speech would have me a bit worried. After all, there’s little doubt that reporters will seek him out, and there’s really no telling what Nugent will say. The GOP leadership has not commented on the news.

But really, this episode is significant for reasons that go well beyond Nugent. The key actor here who matters is Steve Stockman. The problem lies in all the over-the-top stuff GOP lawmakers say regularly that isn’t quite crazy enough to earn widespread condemnation, as Nugent’s quotes have, but are still whacked out enough to encourage an atmosphere that helps keep millions of GOP base voters sealed off from reality. The problem is the perpetual winking and nodding to The Crazy that is deemed marginally acceptable – the hints about creeping socialism, the claim that modest Obama executive actions amount to tyranny, the suggestions that Obama’s values are vaguely un-American and that Obama is transforming the country and the economy into something no longer recognizably American, and so on — more so than the glaringly awful stuff that gets the media refs to throw their flags.

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Reply The problem runs a lot deeper than Ted Nugent (Original post)
ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Siwsan Feb 2013 #1
rurallib Feb 2013 #2
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #3
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #4
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #5
handmade34 Feb 2013 #6
Initech Feb 2013 #7
Moosepoop Feb 2013 #10
Initech Feb 2013 #11
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #8
surrealAmerican Feb 2013 #9
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #12
Skittles Feb 2013 #13
dawnie51 Feb 2013 #14
kardonb Feb 2013 #15
edbermac Feb 2013 #16
alp227 Feb 2013 #17
They_Live Feb 2013 #18
ThomThom Feb 2013 #19
SCVDem Feb 2013 #20
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #22
freshwest Feb 2013 #21
SCVDem Feb 2013 #23

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. As a veteran, I FUME to see the words Ted Nugent and Patriot, joined

in the same sentence. I hope there is a massive backlash against this congressman.

I need a drink!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:43 PM

2. maybe Nugie will give Stockman a souvenir turd

as a reminder of who he (stockman) is really dealing with.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:43 PM

3. Some of the comments on that link are, well...

well...

I dunno.

I am amazed that some of those folks are actually able to read ('literate' is giving them too much credit).

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:50 PM

4. Hat tip to Greg Sargent!

He hit the nail on the head.

Steve Stockman, and his ilk, are the crux of the problem. They want to dumb down their base, while at the same time, whip them into a passionate frenzy. The GOP wants to keep them so deaf and blind, they will never see the reality, or the truth of who is really hurting them.

Thanks to you, ProSense, for your OP.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:52 PM

5. The SS needs to inform Mr. Nugent he is not welcome....End of message to him..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:11 PM

6. +1

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:21 PM

7. Ted Nugent is the Milli Vanilli of patriotism. He's to patriotism what Lean Cuisine is to fine dining.

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Response to Initech (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:29 PM

10. Disagree.

He's to patriotism what botulism or E.coli are to fine dining.

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Response to Moosepoop (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:32 PM

11. There's always that!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:25 PM

8. On the bright side

perhaps SS agents will approach the scatological pedophile with a couple of questions, Nooge will run his mouth, and that will trigger an inpromptu full-cavity search. Now THAT's must-see TeeVee

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:27 PM

9. The president has nothing to fear from anything Ted Nugent ...

... might say, he (or rather the secret service) needs to be concerned about what Nugent might do.


Nugent speaking only makes the right look stupid.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:56 PM

12. “Obama, he’s a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun."

- Ted Nugent

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:59 PM

13. there is something really wrong here

how can a guy who shit his pants to avoid military service and threatened the life of an American president be in ANY WAY considered a "patriot"? Conservatives are going COMPLETELY over the bend.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:13 PM

14. Nugent is trying so hard......

to be relevant. I worry about what kind of disturbance and disrespect he will create. Rational people should never forget that this piece of shit rep., Stockman, has made this whole scene possible. He should be ridiculed and driven from office as the embarrassment he is.

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Response to dawnie51 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:55 PM

15. noogie

he is the new SP . He'll day anything to get in the news . The problem with him is he is so unhinged , he might get violent and dangerous . Prime subject for a mental evaluation , ASAP .

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:55 PM

16. I hope Ted attends.

And gets a long and thorough cavity search by the Secret Service.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:03 PM

17. Eww, what if he had a cavity search at his draft exam?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:05 PM

18. It would be funny

if they called him on his poopie pants tactic as false and pressed him into Military Service on the spot.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:18 PM

19. Why would he even want to attend?

hope he doesn't cause a disturbance
maybe they won't even let him in after threatening the Pres.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:21 PM

20. I await a Nugent outburst ala Joe Wilson

The next thing I want to hear is: Sargeant at Arms! Remove that disruption!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:53 PM

22. No.

 

Seargeant at arms! Cavity search the Nooge, and remove all organs and inspect them thoroughly before he's cleared.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:38 PM

21. The GOP is determined to turn the SOTU into a circus. A GOP reg, a bagger and this freak.

They've loaded the deck, three cranksters against the POTUS. I was looking forward to check out this SOTU speech. Now it's just another disgrace by the same posse.

No wonder Obama said looking over the crowd last month 'This is the last time.' If you tried to pay him a hundred trillion dollars and all the gold in the world, it would not be worth putting up with this insane asylum another term even if possible.



http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=8808

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:37 PM

23. I would send a message to the Rethug leadership

that any outbursts will be met the same as Code Pink was at last weeks confirmation hearing.

Clear the hall!

Decorum WILL be observed! Or else!

I would lay any outbursts at the feet of Boehner and McConnell publically.

Tell the world they have no control of their party!

Proceed Mr President.

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