Self-proclaimed “gay vegetarian pirate” Ted Nugent goes on periodic rants when he’s not talking about hunting, so it’s safe to assume the two are associated. With Nugent, even his lust for women is related to guns. Perhaps hunting isn’t going so well, though, because the Nooge released a nonsensical statement about gun rights. He also chose his favorite presidential candidate (he previously endorsed Donald Trump, but he’s changed his mind), which we’ll talk about in a moment.
First, there’s Nugent’s gun rants. He last urged folks to “cleanse” America of liberals with guns, and now he’s moved onto anti-Semitism. The Nooge posted a Facebook image of several prominent Jewish “punk” lawmakers — including Chuck Schumer, Mike Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel, and Richard Blumenthal — who Nugent insists are behind the gun control movement. Nooge asked his followers to “raise maximum hell to shut them down!”
Naturally, the Anti-Defamation League has little patience for Nugent’s “conspiratorial anti-Semitism.” CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt criticizes Nugent’s “scapegoating of an entire religious group” as “completely divorced from reality.” On Tuesday morning, the New York Daily News also called out Nugent with added support from Alan Dershowitz. So, Nugent fired off a non-apology aimed at the paper:
“When you hope that mankind couldnt possibly get any dumber or more dishonest, superFreaks rise to the occasion. What sort of racist prejudiced POS could possibly not know that Jews for guncontrol are nazis in disguise? ‘NEVER AGAIN!’ Anyone? Anyone?? RUFKM! The founder of Jews For the Preservation of Firearms Ownership called me his 2nd Amendment/Freedom hero. The NEVER AGAIN battlecry was universally embraced by all good people who will make sure another Holocaust never happens again … Plummet on punks. Meanwhile I adjust my yamika at my barmitzva playing my kosher guitar. My dad killed nazis & saved Jews in WWII. Eat me.”
Nugent’s position — if there is a discernible one — is that these Jewish lawmakers are “Nazis in disguise.” Hoo boy. Ted Nugent’s only digging his own hole, and he doesn’t even need a shovel to do so.
Now, onto Nugent’s riveting thoughts on the presidential election. He is (unsurprisingly) not a fan of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
The Nooge does like Trump, Cruz, and Marco Rubio on the campaign trail.
When forced to choose just one ticketed candidate, Nugent will go with Cruz. Why is Nugent tossing Trump aside? Well, Cruz once defended one of Nugent’s 2014 rants because the former shredder “has been fighting passionately for Second Amendment rights.” So, Cruz loves Nugent forever. However, Nugent falls in love with “World’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio for his tough immigration stance (and unconstitutional jails). Arpaio famously makes inmates wear pink underwear, so perhaps the Nooge is amused.