Ted Nugent wants you to know (my emphasis):
“A person who lives by logic and studies history and tries to implement the lessons learned by history cannot begin to rationally explain the conduct of this president or his attorney general or this administration,” Nugent told conservative radio host Aaron Klein. “It is psychotic, it is crazy, it’s illogical — I believe it’s clearly and dangerously anti-American, anti-humanity.”
This reminded me of my former life as a volunteer political consultant. Once I had to offer Mr. Nugent some advice after he announced his intentions to run for Governor of Michigan…to a British reporter for a British magazine. That was the first of many political faux paux for the novice gubernatorial wannabe.
For instance, at one point, the reporter was asking a question about a past incident, and Mr. Nugent interrupted:
Nugent: “Neither did I poke my erect penis through a map of West Virginia – did you read that?”
And, at another point in the interview that was taking place in Mr. Nugent’s basement:
He fires at a Styrofoam bear using his weapon of choice, a traditional bow and arrow. “Straight through the heart… dead bear,” says Ted, as his heavily pitted target submits to yet another onslaught. “Both lungs… dead bear.” The arrows, which he makes himself, keep flying. “Dead bear… dead bear… dead bear.”
Psychotic? Crazy? Hmmm….
“I say if somebody robs you, shoot ’em. I’d like all thieves killed. And all rapists. And carjackers. No more graffiti. No more ‘snatch-pursing.’”
“How do you get peace, love and understanding? First of all you have to find all the bad people. Then you kill them.”
Psychotoc? Crazy? Illogical? Dangerously anti-American? Anti-humanity?
All of the above.