Ted Nugent is known for his right-leaning views, but his latest political outburst included harsh words for President Obama.
He was speaking to New Times when they asked him what kind of rock band Mitt Romney and Obama would represent. Nugent wouldn't connect politics with rock, but said this of the President:
"I am saddened to admit that Obama represents everything bad about humanity and Romney pretty much all that is good. It is really that stark." Ted doesn't elaborate any further, but one thing is clear: he's no fan of the President.
Nugent then declares his position on gun control laws:
"The right to self-defense is secondary to the pure righteous instinct to self-defense. Historically, monster freedom crushing tyrants, kings, emperors, despots, and evil slavedrivers denied mankind of such basic God-given rights, and this sacred experiment in self-government is based on refusing to give any of them up ever again."Freedom is not free and due diligence and vigilance is the only way to safeguard it. If a man is forced to be unarmed and helpless, you are at the mercy of evil, and that simply does not compute to conscientious, thinking people, so we stand and fight."
On a lighter note, he pays tribute to a range of classic rock artists, including Aerosmith, Van Hale, Journey, AC/DC and Dave Grohl. "As far as new bands go," he says, "I'm afraid I cannot name any that thrill me, but confidence roils eternal."