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Ted Nugent Is Still Out There Saying Horrible Things

Musician Ted Nugent speaks Republican John Raese speaks supporters during a rally for his U.S. Senate campaign October 30, 2010 in Charleston, West Virginia. Raese and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, are embroiled in a hotly-contested race for the seat vacated following the death of Robert C. Byrd.
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The last time most Americans were made to think about Ted Nugent was last February, when he attended the State of the Union address as the guest of a Republican congressman, despite having previously invited President Obama to “suck on” a machine gun and threatening him with assassination and armed revolt. But in a video interview with earlier this week, the Motor City Madman offered an unsolicited apology to members of the military for allowing the election a commander-in-chief who is their “enemy.”

He then went on to refer to Obama as a “gangster,” a “subhuman mongrel,” and — just to make sure everyone understood what he was getting at — a “chimpanzee.” After acknowledging that “a lot of people might call that inflammatory speech,” Nugent ended the chat by encouraging viewers to join the NRA, on whose board he currently sits. Unfortunately, we can’t imagine he’s anything but extremely proud of himself for managing to make his comments about Obama as disgusting as one possibly can while avoiding the worst possible racial slur or another visit from the Secret Service.

Nugent Is Still Out There Saying Horrible Things