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February 21, 2014 - 7:18 am

Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has come under fire this week, particularly from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, for campaigning with Ted Nugent after the rocker called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”

Specifically, in January Nugent called the president “a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured, subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster, Barack Hussein Obama.” Nugent dismissed the criticism as being stirred by “people who hate freedom.”

“It’s a free country but that kind of language really doesn’t have any place in our political dialogue,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told CNN last night. “It harms the Republican Party. I’m sure that it harmed that candidate there and it should be obviously repudiated from time to time. He should know, particularly in these days of Twitter and Facebook and the cloak of anonymity of Twitter, we see things that are really totally objectionable and makes you sad, actually to see. So that kind of thing is beyond the pale and I hope that our candidate down there learned a lesson.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told Blitzer “we agree that that is not appropriate language to use for the President of the United States.”

“I’m not going to get into this side of whether it’s inappropriate or not. There are people who say things all the time. I mean, the idea that Ted Nugent has said something that’s outrageous shouldn’t surprise anybody,” Perry continued. “He shouldn’t have said that about the President of the United States. We need to be focusing on the things that people really care about though…. I think that this will be a news story or two and then we will get back to being focused on what the people of the state of Texas really care about and that is how are you going to make sure that my children have a good future, that I have a job, that we continue to have the energy industry that’s creating lots of jobs.”

When Blitzer broached the subject of Nugent apologizing, Perry interjected, “He may do that.”

“I will put that responsibility on him to address that,” the governor continued. “…Ted and I have been on the stage together. He is a proud and a strong defender of the Constitution of the United States. We’ve all said things that we would like to reel back in. I suggest to you this is probably one of those for him.”

“Those sentiments there, of course I don’t agree with them,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CNN. “You’ve never heard me say such a thing, and nor would I. You know, I will note, there’s a reason Ted Nugent, people listen to him, which is that he has been fighting passionately for Second Amendment rights.”

When asked if he would campaign with Nugent, Cruz replied, “I’m going to avoid engaging in hypotheticals.”

Last night, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) chimed in:

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: “I do apologize – not necessarily to the president – but on behalf of much better men than myself,” Nugent said today in a radio interview with Ben Ferguson.

Nugent said he apologizes “for using the streetfighter terminology of ‘subhuman mongrel’ instead of just using more understandable language, such as ‘violator of his oath to the Constitution.’”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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My client Mr Subhuman Mongrel is considering legal action against Mr Nugent for the cruel comparison gratuitously inflicted by Mr Nugent on his mongrelian condition of which my client is very proud. Even in the event that my client is compensated for this outrage committed against his subhuman rights, that will not erase hours of pain and suffering that he and his subhuman family have endured. Mr Mongrel is afraid to turn on his television and remains to this day in fetal position sobbing uncontrollably. What kind of monster are you, Mr Nugent? You should be ashamed of yourself!
39 weeks ago
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All of this faux outrage about Nugent does not impress me. After Democrats and their minions of glitterati in the entertainment world regaled us with a constant barrage of images portraying George W Bush as a monkey and worse they have nothing to complain about. Such rhetoric is now mainstream acceptable. If such imagery offends our opponents on the left then they need to come clean about their rhetorical sins during the 'naughts and beg for forgiveness from the Bushes, Cheneys, Powells, Rices (Condi, not Susan) etc. Otherwise they can go drink a barrel of Sierra Tango Foxtrot Uniform!
39 weeks ago
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"subhuman mongrel" is out of bounds. Communist & gangster are pretty accurate.
39 weeks ago
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How about sociopathic, fascist traitor? What does Nugent mean by "mongrel"? If an ethnic slur, its wrong. If it refers to doglike behavior its an insult to all dogs, everywhere. My dog, a schnauzer/doberman mix, is really upset and would like some clarification. Lacking which, I may file suit against B. Hussein O for aggravating Nugent until he was forced to speak out.
38 weeks ago
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This man has been abusing America for the past six years, and we're supposed to be outraged that someone called him a name?

It's not like Ted Nugent caused millions of sick people to lose their health coverage, and they couldn't get their cancer treatment, or other treatment.

It's not like he went to sleep while four Americans were being slaughtered by terrorists in Benghazi. Then lied about it being a video that caused it.

It's not like he sold weapons to drug cartels to frame Americans, in Fast and Furious, causing the deaths of over 300 people including two federal agents.

It's not like he's appointed Muslims with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood into DHS.

It's not like he used federal agencies to abuse people. Ted doesn't have an IRS at his disposal.

Rand Paul is not impressing anyone with this. In fact it looks as though he's taking the side of the enemy. I'm really tired of those who are supposed to be on our side, going on these Stalinist type media shows, and bashing our own.

Ted did nothing wrong. George Washington probably would have shot him. He should be arrested, tried for treason, and executed. Why are they aiding an impostor in his lie? He's not a legitimate president, and we all know it. Stop acting as though no one knows. I'm sick of it. Don't apologize, Ted you did nothing wrong. You were sticking up for your country and fellow citizens. There's no need to be civil to psychopaths, even those who illegally occupy the White House. Least of all, him.
39 weeks ago
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Mongrel is accurate. Subhuman is iffy. Lying human, however, is right on.
39 weeks ago
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Ted Nugent owes subhuman mongrels the apology.
39 weeks ago
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I remember back in the 1990s there was a guy named David Duke. Duke ran for office claiming he was a typical Republican.

Typical Republicans from all over America denied being anything like David Duke. When Duke was defeated Republicans breathed a sigh of relief that they would no longer be associated with a clearly racist Klansman like David Duke.

I wish more 21st Century Republicans would do the same to Ted Nugent.

Oh, and good for all conservatives that have already distanced themselves from this sh*t-smeared chickenhawk.
39 weeks ago
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Boy oh boy, I certainly wouldn't want to be criticized by an intellectual media giant like Wolf Blitzer, certainly not after seeing this giant on Jeopardy. Wow, what a mind.
Of course considering the filth that Obama has vomited and the monumental lies, as well the ugly and never to be finished power grabs, I think some vulgarity is called for with this beast.
39 weeks ago
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Since reading this yesterday, I've changed my mind.

Yesterday I thought it was just a crazy rock star mouthing off like he often does and didn't see his comments as racist. Demeaning, yes. Racist, no. I still don't think he meant to be racist, Nugent just was trying to express strong disapproval of Obama in a rude, smart-aleck way.

Today I think he should offer a real apology simply because those who want to see racism in everything will use his words to paint us all as racists. The Tea Party, conservatives, the GOP doesn't have enough clout on our side to be wasting time defending and explaining nonsense like this.
39 weeks ago
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Social advocacy/opposition movements make excellent hiding places for bigots. In my opinion the Dem Party has a much larger problem in this regard than the GOP, but it would be naive to think the GOP doesn't have the same issues. It then becomes a credibility issue.

It might be time for the GOP to consider identifying and culling its bigots from the herd, a thing the Dem Party steadfastly refuses to address in even the least way.

The Dem Party doesn't even see their own problem as an issue. In fact its bigots have gone out of their way to create theories on why feminists can never be man-hating sexists, and non-whites never be racial bigots.

The Dem Party doesn't understand the extent to which people outside the liberal insulated bubble consider this failure with contempt. It is the fundamental basis of political correctness, a thing liberals claim doesn't even exist, even while they tout the racist and non-existent "white privilege."

The GOP should be wary of allowing itself to go down this path.
39 weeks ago
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As long as the media remains squarely in the Democrat's court the playing field will be severely uneven- with the slightest nuances of bias magnified to be seen as blatant racism when they come from one side and the most egregious acts of bigotry ignored when they come from the other. The GOP could do a complete house cleaning yet the perception will remain and the likes of CNN and MSNBC will see to that.
39 weeks ago
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Sorry, nuges remark was certainly
Over the top but Its way past time for being
nice with these Chicago gangsters.
Freedom is something you fight for and
By any means!
39 weeks ago
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Calling Obama a "subhuman mongrel" is an insult to mixed breed dogs. You could say much worse about the President without making gratuitous insults that discredit the speaker.
39 weeks ago
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Wolf Blitzer? Handmaiden for Obama's first run for US Presidency! Wolf Blitzer the voice for then Democratic House of Representatives who were openly professing their members allegiance to then Democratic Socialists of America (an openly communist body of US House of Representative members espousing the ruination of everything America...and whose members are still there, all roughly 100 or so). Wolf Blitzer, the voice of CNN for "collectivization" of all America with a centralized government controlling everything, and everyone in all America...a "SOVIET" IF YOU WILL. That Wolf Blitzer, is against Ted Nigent? Ted, who is merely expressing his first amendment rights to free speech? OH! Almost forgot, Wolf Blitzer believes the US CONSTITUTION is for We The Elite People of Culture of Corruption in all of Washington DC to flaunt and use for THEIR own purposes. Yes, THAT Wolf Blitzer. See, Wolf is just like his unvetted (see, Wolf wouldn't VET OBAMA) "Prevaricator-In-Chief,"i.e., total control over all MSM with CNN over all. WOW! Wolf's Third Reich, all over again. Pray. Amen. God Bless America. A "WOLF" IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING...guarding the Washington DC hen house. Ted Nugent, true American...don't have to apologize for anything TED! Go for it. America! Join a Tea Party. Support a local ARTICLE V committee for:1)term limits, 2)balanced budget and 3)return of states rights.
39 weeks ago
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Taking it to the streets. Are we sheep
Or are we men?
39 weeks ago
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Liberals want everyone to believe that we evolved from apes, yet get offended when someone goes to the zoo to interview their uncles and aunts while they pick their butts and throw feces at the crowd.

By all means call G.W. Bush a monkey, but don't dare call a liberal one.

I don't know why MB4 and Larry in Israel spend so much time commenting about someone they don't like? I guess they carry on a conversation amongst themselves to show each other that their views are shared by others even if it is just the two of them.

But when they converse together they do believe they are intellectual giants looking down on all of us small people.
39 weeks ago
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There's a Time for niceties but that time has passed.
Freedom is to be fought for and by any means necessary.
39 weeks ago
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