COMMENTARY | Ted Nugent is carping on President Barack Obama again. He's telling off the Republicans, too? Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are cavorting about Michigan, Nugent's home state, for today's primary, CNN reports.
KFYI says the clip of Nugent's speech has crude language. According to The Blaze, Nugent calls his style "no holds barred." I wish it was "a few holes plugged." He fancies himself some kind of American shaman and is just spouting smarmy, sententious politically correct tripe. He's not saying anything new or useful. Just the same old rhetoric served up with generous side of gutter talk.
My grandfather always said any man who has to curse to make his point didn't have a point worth making. It's not hard to swear, vitriol-throw or drop a few body-part references. I know middle schoolers who can come up with more creative acerbity. What's more challenging, and probably out of Nugent's grasp, is to make the point with eloquence and without epithets.
He called President Obama an "anti-American monster." What does that even mean? Does he know himself or is he just bedazzled by his string of two-syllable words? Instead of espousing pride in America, his histrionics are an embarrassment.
If you could, please pick a side of the fence. We get that you fault some of your own party's choices. But could you at least try to focus on an issue? Your dizzying verbal gymnastics between what you eschew and what you espouse are unintelligible.
In fact, I'm getting fed up with the general misnomer that ham musicians are the best Michigan has to offer; Kid Rock is another epic humiliation. There's another Michigan tie I'd like to snip. No, Nugent and his ilk don't speak for this Michigander. I will not be going along with him this campaign season.
- Ted Nugent
- President Barack Obama
- Rick Santorum