February 27th, 2014
01:24 PM ET

Ted Nugent: The voice of America?

Politics (CNN) - Ted Nugent sure knows how to stir controversy.

The rock star turned provocateur has a history of making inflammatory statements, dating back to lyrics in songs such as "Jailbait" in his earlier days.

In case you missed it, Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott came under fire for campaigning with Nugent, who recently called President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel" in a conversation with Guns.com.

The full quote: "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever-vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America."

Outrage ensued.

Abbott's likely Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, called Nugent's remarks - and Abbott's appearance with him - an "insult" to Texans.

Republican Sen. Rand Paul called on Nugent to apologize, which he did... sort of. In an interview on CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront," Nugent said he would "stop calling people names."

"Instead of using terms like 'subhuman mongrel,' I'm going to get right to the meat of the matter where our president is a liar. He lies about you can keep your doctor period. Over and over again he lies about Benghazi. He's lying about the IRS," Nugent said.


Posted by
Filed under: News • Politics • Ted Nugent
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Michele

    Watching your show tonight. You are all about the horrible GOPs. I also want to know what about Harry Reid???? My family has been hurt financially by Obamacare. The reason people watch Fox is they are covering the people who are affected. NOT lies. Please cover. Also, how about the IRS? Your station would let your audience think it is all settled! No one watching would know that Congress still is investigating! I guess too busy covering Christi.....

    February 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  2. 57tab

    The Motor City Madman should stick to rock-n-roll, hunting and being a good parent/grandparent. On the other hand, Erin appears to be creating a "litmus test" for the politicians by asking them to commit to not campaigning with Ted Nugent. That is stepping over the line of reporting the news to creating it.

    February 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  3. Krychek

    This guy makes me laugh. Reminds me of a clown. It's 2014 pal. Grow up.

    February 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  4. J.

    There's a song: "Please release me, let me go." And by any indication Mr.Obama will be glad for his tenure retirement.

    February 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.