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People have said stupid things. Like when Digital CEO Ken Olsen told the World Future Society in 1977, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”

What Ted Nugent recently said is light-years beyond stupid.

The rock star shamefully crossed a line by referring to President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel,” in an interview with the website Guns.com.

With all the legitimate avenues of criticism to take against Obama – his failed policies, his reckless spending, his lack of transparency – why choose to be so grossly offensive as to hurl a racially tinged epithet at the president?

Nugent apologized Friday, but such shoot-from-the-lip blather has no business being uttered in the first place.

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teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 07:20 pm
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'Thanks with the totally
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'Thanks with the totally fair playing field..."
GnipGnop, the left cares nothing about 'fair play'. Many have been trained well by the Saul Alinsky people that are running the democrat party many of the rest, including a majority of black people, have been brainwashed by Marxists/communists running the democrat party and black leaders.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 08:01 pm
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"Boy you just can't
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"Boy you just can't acknowledge a wrong. "

You mean like when the President said "if you like your insurance, you can keep it....period." You seem to defend him, regardless of the number of lies he tells....why is that? hmmmmm

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 08:30 pm
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Heck Owensjef....you even
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Heck Owensjef....you even said "there is no tyranny, period" even though you have a President who orders the killing of US citizens with no due process, bulk spying on his own citizens, monitoring of what the press is reporting, using government agencies to target political foes, etc etc etc....... This guy can do no wrong in your eyes, can he?

And we all know what adding "period" behind a statement means.....it means it is a lie.....right?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/22/14 - 09:35 pm
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I agree with the critics

Way out of line and unbecoming. I like Nugent's music and conservatism, so I'm very disappointed.

The whole deal with attacking his religion, heritage, birthplace etc., is unproductive; and I've said so before. Those personal attacks do nothing to further conservative causes, and alienates reasonable people who find such offensive.

As was said: HIS RECORD AS POTUS HAS ENOUGH TO CRITICIZE HIM FROM NOW ON. Don't make it personal.

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 09:37 pm
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Gnipgnop, rightwing media

Gnipgnop, rightwing media certainly acted as though Wright and Ayers campaigned for the Dems.

But they didn't.

In fact, not only were neither of them used as a symbol by a Democratic candidate, neither of them ever appeared at a public Democratic political function.

Just so you can get this right.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 09:42 pm
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But Obama DID kick off his
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But Obama DID kick off his campaign in Ayers house.

Just so you can get this right.

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 10:05 pm
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Actually, Obama kicked off

Actually, Obama kicked off his state senate campaign, 12 years before he ran for President, at the Ramada Inn Lakeshore, 9/19/95. He appeared at a coffee fundraiser at Ayers' home that same year. Ayers was never used at a public campaign event to endorse or symbolize either a candidate, or a party.

Just so you can get this right.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 10:08 pm
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You are right. Obama is
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You are right. Obama is rarely public with his communist and terrorist friends. But he IS beginning to get bolder.

Just so you can get this right.

teaparty
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teaparty 02/22/14 - 10:33 pm
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"Just so you can get this
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"Just so you can get this right."
burn, the community organizer sat in Wright churches for 20 yrs. Wright married he & his wife, Wright baptized both his kids. Obama said in his book he NEVER MADE ANY important decision without conferring with Wright. You might remember, 'No, No not good bless but GD America. Valerie Jarrett and Ayers are good friends from way back and she shear headed Obama's political career. You might remember Valerie's father-in-law Vernon Jarrett, a member of the communist party with his friend 'Frank' Marshall Davis. The racist, America hater in the WH hung out with a nice crowd.
"Just so you can get this right."

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 10:51 pm
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"But he IS beginning to get bolder."

Indeed! Well, as bold as a "subhuman mongrel" can get, of course.

And that's the Nugent problem for the Republicans.

To some Republicans, this whole issue is simply about the guy in the White House. To prospective voters, this issue is about a mindset that holds certain types of humanity as "subhuman mongrels". This mindset was invited into the camp, and the guy that holds this mindset has been used as a campaign prop for several years now. It isn't the first time this prop has gone off the rails. It's always been part of the charm.

But now the mindset has exposed itself, expanding from directed attacks that can be cast as purely political statements, to an utterance that DIRECTLY uses the language of white supremacy. This, at exactly the time that Republicans are desperately trying to convince America they do not pander to racists.

So, as the denunciations such as this editorial roll in, the question in many folks minds is this:

If this guy's beliefs about race represent such a deplorable view that the party does not tolerate -- why's he a campaign prop? Who is the party trying to appeal to?

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 10:42 pm
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Are there any conservatives
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Are there any conservatives here that are defending Nugent's comments? I don't see any....but if you want to try to paint us all in a corner with him...you are welcome to try. The Democrats aren't trying at all to convince America that they don't pander to racist, because they are pretty open with their associations to racists...and the racists among them themselves.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 10:50 pm
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Why is it you can list policy
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Why is it you can list policy after policy that you disagree with, and the left STILL claim that the only reason you dislike the President is his race. Is that really all they have?

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 11:01 pm
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Pond Life, I'm not "the

Pond Life, I'm not "the left", and I can only speak for myself and what I've observed: very few people say the ONLY reason people don't like the President is because of his race. Rather, many folks say they don't like his policies AND they don't like his race.

After years of birthers, secret Muslim comments, "Kenyan" mentalities, etc etc etc -- "subhuman mongrel" just starts to sound like the least roundabout way to express the same sentiment.

You've never given me reason to think you have a racist bone in your body -- and you should be furious that politicians on the Right have chosen to represent your views with idiots like Nugent.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/22/14 - 11:14 pm
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And you should be furious
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And you should be furious that politicians supported a KKK member for his entire carrier. And that they give support and comfort to racist on a daily basis.

"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

burninater
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burninater 02/22/14 - 11:50 pm
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Who wouldn't be furious about

Who wouldn't be furious about the KKK? They are repugnant. Is there somebody on the Left campaigning with a KKK member? In the present? The now?

But this -- "at the age of twelve or thirteen" ... Seriously. I should be repulsed at the emotional sensibility of a child? Seriously?

And you're holding this up -- fear of ingratiation in a child -- against "subhuman mongrel" from a grown man?

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teaparty 02/23/14 - 10:47 am
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"Pond Life, I'm not "the
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"Pond Life, I'm not "the left", and I can only speak for myself and what I've observed:"
burn, you have the lefts talking points down pat. Many times you have repeated the lies spread by the left.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/23/14 - 12:23 pm
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I'm not fooled either,
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I'm not fooled either, teaparty. It's quite obvious.

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teaparty 02/23/14 - 03:33 pm
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"And you're holding this up
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"And you're holding this up -- fear of ingratiation in a child -- against "subhuman mongrel" from a grown man?"
burn, When he was 12 he had had the racist, America hating, communist and child molester 'Frank' Marshall Davis as a mentor for 2 yrs. When the community organizer wrote the book he was a grown man and he did not say he felt any different then. If he felt he made a mistake he would have said so but yet he listened to the Rev. Wright spew racial hate for 20 yrs.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/23/14 - 07:36 pm
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Since Klansman Byrd recently
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Since Klansman Byrd recently passed away, you think there are no more like in in the DNC?

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teaparty 02/23/14 - 08:57 pm
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"Since Klansman Byrd recently
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"Since Klansman Byrd recently passed away, you think there are no more like in in the DNC?"
AS bad as the Klan is I believe they would not want any of Marxists/communists that make up the democrat party.

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Truth Matters 02/23/14 - 10:27 pm
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"Who cares about Ted Nugent?"

The same people who insisted that Obama distance himself from Jeremiah Wright should care.

Brother Ted should go to Sunday School. Today's lesson was about "controlling speech." Bill Maher is an avowed atheist, and I expect no better from him. But I find it amazing that those who profess their Christian beliefs are asking "who cares." Words do matter and are a reflection of ones character.

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Truth Matters 02/23/14 - 10:46 pm
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Point of clarity

There is a difference between one acting as a surrogate for a candidate and one who simply supports a candidate. I may support "Joe Doe" for mayor and spout off some offensive language. That does not necessarily merit an apology from the candidate or distancing. However, if I am on the campaign trail with a candidate and speak on his behalf as a surrogate, then the candidate is "buying" my influence and whatever I say or do can be considered a reflection of that candidate's position and beliefs. That is why candidates have to be so careful in choosing who represents them.

Many times a false equivalency is drawn by both the left and right in this regard. As much as I abhor some of the bile that comes out of Rush's mouth, he is not necessarily acting as a surrogate for any particular candidate. Martin Bashir was not acting as a surrogate for any candidate when he made the comments about Sarah Palin, but his language was no less offensive.

The adults in the room should call out this behavior no matter who is doing it. We are quick to blame the foul-mouth language of our youth on rap and Hollywood when some of the bad examples are in the political, cable and talk radio arena.

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teaparty 02/24/14 - 12:47 pm
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Hypocrite - somebody who
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Hypocrite - somebody who pretends to have admirable principles, beliefs, or feelings but behaves otherwise
Maher has donated $1 million to Obama’s re-election campaign. They did not give the money back after Maher called Palin the C-word.
The Annual Radio & TV Congressional Correspondents' Dinner on June 8, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. was going to be headlined by comic and Obama supporter Louis C.K. until Fox bought his vile comments about Palin to light.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2855063/posts

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