Ted Nugent cannot believe anyone would compare the offensive things he’s said over the years about President Obama and Hillary Clinton to the photos of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a severed Trump head, so he decided he’d call into Fox News on Thursday and whine like a hypocritical weasel.
Nugent addressed two comments he made that drew not only criticism but in one case earned him a visit from the Secret Service:
- At the 2012 NRA convention, the washed-up rocker said: “We need to ride onto that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”
- In 2007, Nugent had this to say at a concert: “Obama, he’s a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.”
Those remarks, Nugent maintained, weren’t threatening at all. As for what the Secret Service said to him, Nugent replied:
“They concluded, absolutely conclusively, I did not threaten anybody’s life. Yet Kathy Griffin and the whole left … just repeats the lie that I threatened the president’s life. Never happened.”
If you didn’t threaten anyone’s life, Ted, and it was all so cut and dried, why did the Secret Service pay you a visit in the first place?
On the “machine gun” comments, Nugent said perhaps he had indeed used an “outrageous metaphor” to express himself, but then quickly shifted the debate back to Griffin:
“It’s good to see that everyone is condemning Kathy Griffin’s action, because it is nasty. This is a world of terrorism, where beheading is a reality. … She actually referenced that to the president of the United States.”
Yeah, because terrorists never use machine guns to kill people, do they, Ted?
As the coup de grace to his whinefest, Nugent declared:
“I did nothing to harm anyone. She came out with symbolism that was truly vile. This kind of conduct is absolutely reprehensible and unacceptable.”
Griffin didn’t harm anyone, either. She didn’t suggest anyone go and commit any act of violence. But she did dare to make a comment about a lying traitor who is hell-bent on destroying the United States with his actions. And she apologized, unlike Nugent. That’s one hell of a double standard the right wingers have going. They only support the First Amendment when it applies to them. How convenient.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org