So Ted Nugent roams a concert stage while toting automatic weapons, calls Barack Obama “a piece of —–” and says he told Obama to suck on one of his machine-guns. He also calls Hillary Clinton a “worthless bitch” and Dianne Feinstein a “worthless whore.”
That Nugent, he’s a man’s man. He talks the talk and walks the walk, right?
Except when it was time to register for the draft during the Vietnam era. By his own admission, Nugent stopped all forms of personal hygiene for a month and showed up for his draft board physical in pants caked with his own urine and feces, winning a deferment. Creative!
Ah, but that was a long time ago. Nugent isn’t just a washed-up rocker — he’s a right-wing madman who’s not afraid to call out some of the leading Democrats in language so vile it makes the Dixie Chick Natalie Maines’ comments about President Bush sound like a love poem.
You’d think even someone such as Sean Hannity would dismiss Nugent as a macho clown, desperate for attention.
In a discussion on his show last week, Hannity refused to condemn Nugent’s remarks, saying, “I like Ted Nugent . . . he’s a friend of mine,” and even laughing loudly as Alan Colmes read the transcript of some of Nugent’s remarks.
Funny. I don’t remember Hannity being so cavalier about the Dixie Chicks went they criticized Bush.
Not that he’s operating under a double standard or anything.
“Of registered voters say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared to 46 percent who disapprove. The last time more than half of the electorate gave Obama a thumbs up in the poll was in January 2013, when Obama took the oath of office after his successful re-election campaign against Republican Mitt Romney;” President Obama has hit his highest approval rating since his second inauguration, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.
57% to 39%
Hillary Clinton’s lead on Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, according to a new SurveyUSA poll in California. The results of the poll showed that Sanders continues to lead among the youngest voters, while Clinton leads by 12 points among voters age 35 to 49.
Of all adults say Donald Trump should release his tax returns — 54% feel strongly about the issue — while just 31% are OK with Trump not releasing his returns, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll. Among registered voters, the numbers change only slightly, with 60% saying he should release and 34% saying they are OK if he doesn’t.
46% to 43%
Amount by which a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds Clinton leading Trump. Also interesting: “Asked if they would consider a third-party candidate if Clinton and Trump were the major party nominees, 47 percent of registered voters say yes — a higher percentage than those who said yes on a similar question in 2008 and 2012.”
46% to 44%
Spread by which a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Donald Trump just ahead of Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Key findings: “Never in the history of the Post-ABC poll have the two major party nominees been viewed as harshly as Clinton and Trump. Nearly 6 in 10 registered voters say they have negative impressions of both major candidates. Overall, Clinton’s net negative rating among registered voters is minus-16, while Trump’s is minus-17, though Trump’s numbers have improved since March.”
Buck Banks | May. 24, 2016
For Marco Rubio, the veep question is moot,
Though Jesse Ventura as veep would be a hoot.
But with six wives between ’em
And no one more loathsome,
Imagine the abominable ticket of Donald and Newt!
He will get a burst of energy and he will do it.
— Donald Trump, predicting his former rival Jeb Bush is going to be able to shake off that “low energy” problem and endorse him, Politico reports.
Donald Trump is man who cares about no one but himself — a small insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt so long as he makes a profit off of it.
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), quoted by Fortune.
It’s pathetic… I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are.
— Newt Gingrich, lambasting Mitt Romney for his failed drive to derail Donald Trump, calling his actions “pathetic” and his effort “not particularly effective,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
I think Newt is lobbying to be the vice president, and I think their people are paying a lot of attention to him. … It’d be a ticket with six former wives, kind of like a Henry VIII thing. They certainly understand women.
— Trump super PAC operative Ed Rollins, acknowledging that Newt Gingrich “has, in effect, launched his own campaign” to become Donald Trump’s running mate, National Review reports.
I do not want Americans and, you know, good-thinking Republicans, as well as Democrats and independents, to start to believe that this is a normal candidacy.
“Continuing to treat a victory over Senator Bernie Sanders as a fait accompli, Hillary Clinton on Sunday questioned Donald Trump’s business record and assailed his ideas, warning that the coming weeks represented a critical period in which, if left unchallenged, Mr. Trump could ‘normalize himself’ as he seeks to broaden his support,” the New York Times reports.