Maybe I’m overstating this, but based on what Ted Nugent said yesterday while appearing on a right-wing radio program, I believe we should classify this guy as a domestic terrorist.
On “The Alex Jones Show” Thursday, Nugent said he personally blames the political environment in America on teachers not showing their students the movie “Old Yeller.” Nugent told Jones:
“I don’t care why he’s foaming at the mouth, I don’t care how he got rabies, he’s rabid, get rid of the damn dog. When Old Yeller brings us slippers, give him a biscuit; when he foams at the mouth, you shoot him between the eyes. Any questions? You got to do it. America, you got to cleanse this country. No, I’m not talking about shooting anybody. I’m talking about dealing with an outrageous condition that is painful and traumatic and frustrating, but if you don’t face the beast, you’re dead, and that’s what’s going on.”
If you’re not talking about shooting anybody, then why the mention of shooting a dog between the eyes? Why say “cleanse the country?” That’s the same kind of language that was employed by Adolf Hitler to horrifying effect.
Nugent was far from finished, adding:
“I don’t really care why Barack Obama is the enemy of America. I don’t really care why Nancy Pelosi is a braindead, vicious freak. I don’t care how Sheila Jackson Lee is allowed to stay in power.”
At that point, Jones just had to interject:
“Or why Harry Reid is a piece of crap.”
Then Nugent declared liberal Democrats are “subhuman freaks.” Once again we see the echoes of how Jews were referred to in Nazi Germany.
Finally, in his last salvo of poison, Nugent said liberals want everyone “bending over and taking it in the ass.” Only real leaders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can truly lead the United States, he said.
Not to be outdone, Jones then chimed in and said he hoped the establishment in the country would finally realize President Obama is “trying to set up a caliphate” and “overthrowing this country.”
Yet these same people have the nerve to wonder why fellow nutjobs like them are so fond of taking guns and killing mass numbers of people for no particular reason. If someone on the left had said things like this when Bush and Cheney were in the White House, they would have been shipped to Guantanamo Bay and labeled a terrorist.
If they still have room at Gitmo, perhaps we can send Alex and Ted for a few years.
This article was originally published the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.