Those familiar with rock legend Ted Nugent know he is willing to share his unedited opinion with anyone brave enough to ask for it. The pro-gun, pro-liberty, pro-American hero has no room for equivocation.
His latest tirade happened on a Denver radio program during an interview with host Peter Boyles. When the conversation turned toward the leftist media, Nugent could not contain his animosity.
Today’s mainstream press “is basically Joseph Goebbels’ propaganda ministry,” he said, comparing the Americans who fall for such politically charged rhetoric to sheep.
“It breaks my heart to have to say these things,” he continued, arguing that concerned citizens “have to say these things. Becaue if you don’t get rid of the bad and the ugly, the good will continue to be strangled.”
Nugent also touched on another common bone of contention: the Republican Party.
He suggested today’s GOP leadership is utterly ineffective due to an apparent desire to capitulate to the political left.
“Someone extracted their scrotum with a rusty shiv,” he said. “They have no balls.”
His characterization, albeit crass, reflects a growing sentiment among conservatives that their interest is not being pursued by the majority of Republican politicians.
“I don’t know where this ‘Let’s be Mr. Rogers with a Lawrence Welk soundtrack tie adjusting’ mantra came from,” he continued, “but my God; if there’s a life support system attached to the GOP, it’s flat-lining.”
For all his criticism of the GOP, though, he concluded leftist Democrats are capable of inflicting much more damage on the nation.
“If ever there was a poster child for apathy, disconnect, laziness and abandonment of ‘We the People’ and moral dereliction,” he suggested, “it is Colorado.”
The state has been on the forefront of several leftist missions recently, including the legalization of marijuana and imposition of strict gun control legislation.
–B. Christopher Agee
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