Ted Nugent: 'Obama Represents Everything Bad About Humanity'

"It really is that stark," says the guitar warrior goes on to state his position on gun control laws. Do you agree?

Ted Nugent: 'Obama Represents Everything Bad About Humanity'
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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."

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    GuilT
    Nugent needs to quit being a coward and admit he hates the fact that a black man is running this country.
    K.i.S.A.
    The fact that Dave Grohl is mentioned in this article is an insult to Dave Grohl.
    grunggirl
    Dave Grohl is a liberal puppet who jumped on that bandwagon because he's so wealthy he doesn't have to relate to struggling middle class families who have lost jobs and can't support their children. He's a good musician, but like most musicians and celebrities, he's afraid to think for himself.
    mulefish
    Oh boy. Not again...
    notaconotaco wrote: Wow... a guy who believes in God is an idiot that doesn't have a grasp on the realities of how life works? Shocking!
    Don't use this to perpetuate your viewpoint against religion. There are moronic people on both sides. There are also brilliant people on both sides.
    Maiden95
    If you don't like Obama, that's one thing, but to say Romney represents all that is good...are you ****ing nuts? I think he seems like a good guy, but there is so much questionable stuff about him and his time in politics. I hate to generalize, but that's what Republicans seem to do. No matter how insanely ludicrous their statement's seem to be, they have to say them to support their party.
    kratos379
    "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."
    Honestly what he says here is really not that bad. It's just that in this context, he's going to sound crazy. Freedom really isn't free and we have to keep fighting to have it. I'm referring more to NDAA and laws like SOPA though. When it comes to gun control laws though, Obama has done nothing. I don't understand why all the gun nuts are trying to demonize him for taking their guns when he hasn't done anything with gun laws at all. Also people as mentally unstable as this guy having a gun make me uncomfortable.
    Patrick123
    "The biggest threat to this democracy does not come from foreign invasion but when loyalty to the country is replaced by loyalty to the political party." George Washington
    KJP
    Dear Ted, The brown man on the television doesn't care about your closet full of guns. Kindly return to hunting squirrels with your combat knife and stop spewing empty rhetoric. lots of love, sane people
    satansnachos
    stepco12345 wrote: KEEP DISCUSSION CIVIL. I've been lenient the past couple of days, but I'm gonna become more strict with comments in articles like this.
    You just need to pull the whole article. Seriously, this article has NOTHING at all to do with playing the guitar. Not to mention, did you really expect this to not turn in to a heated discussion? U-G needs to change it's domain name to S-U-G sometimes-ultimate-guitar.com
    AllYourBass
    Maiden95 wrote: If you don't like Obama, that's one thing, but to say Romney represents all that is good...are you ****ing nuts? I think he seems like a good guy, but there is so much questionable stuff about him and his time in politics. I hate to generalize, but that's what Republicans seem to do. No matter how insanely ludicrous their statement's seem to be, they have to say them to support their party.
    It's not what Republicans seem to do, it's what people seem to do. Everyone thinks the president is the sole and most critical factor in the direction the country is headed. I personally believe this is a delusional perspective, and that the president is little more than a voicebox for bigger interests and a pincushion for public spite. Citizens United is a helluva thing.
    hereticfive
    I'm not the biggest fan of obama, but it doesnt take half a brain to realize that romney is a bad idea.
    Maiden95
    Patrick123 wrote: "The biggest threat to this democracy does not come from foreign invasion but when loyalty to the country is replaced by loyalty to the political party." George Washington
    Sir, that is a perfect quote for this 'debate'. +1
    guitar7masta
    OBAMA ISN'T TRYING TO BAN GUNS Democrats have even came right out and said it! Nothing is going to happen even in the wake of the shooting sprees. Just SHUT UP about it already! Liberals own guns too, ya know. I can't believe the spoon fed lies some people choose to believe.
    Ablast
    The constitution is meant to be changed so that it is relevant, and the second amendment was created at a time when people were in fear of an invasion, thus citizens were encouraged to take up arms. Nowadays, America has the highest defense spending in the world and one of the largest militaries. So town militias are not relevant at this point.
    lagofala
    I thought it was for citizens to take up arms in case the govt goes crazy?
    goingnowhere21
    Picking which candidate to vote for is like trying to pick which STD is just right for you. You can argue the pros and cons of each one, but in the end, you're still left with an STD.
    bassthunder
    I'm still trying to figure out why Ted thinks Obama's trying to take his guns away.
    Epi g-310
    I'm kinda wondering where he gets this idea that the Christian god (old testament notwithstanding) EVER said it was okay to defend yourself by killing another. Last I checked, Jesus actually said the exact opposite of that. Anyone know where I can find this new revision of the Bible?
    alkalineweeman
    Ted Nugent: Obama Represents Everything Bad About Humanity. Everyone Else: Ted Nugent Represents Everything Nutty About A Nutty Nutloaf With Extra Nuts.
    tvdinnerguy7
    Why is Ted Nugent still relevant. He's written about 2 decent songs in his career and they came out 30 years ago. All he does now is show how racist, homophobic, and paranoid he is. He should do himself a favor and try to become a relevant musician for once in his life.
    SweepSDMF
    I'm still waiting for a Nugent/Mustaine/Morrisey superband. The news on UG would be amazing.
    Maiden95
    AllYourBass wrote: Maiden95 wrote: If you don't like Obama, that's one thing, but to say Romney represents all that is good...are you ****ing nuts? I think he seems like a good guy, but there is so much questionable stuff about him and his time in politics. I hate to generalize, but that's what Republicans seem to do. No matter how insanely ludicrous their statement's seem to be, they have to say them to support their party. It's not what Republicans seem to do, it's what people seem to do. Everyone thinks the president is the sole and most critical factor in the direction the country is headed. I personally believe this is a delusional perspective, and that the president is little more than a voicebox for bigger interests and a pincushion for public spite. Citizens United is a helluva thing.
    I totally agree with you. And yeah, I know it's what people do, but it just seems like you get it more from the Republicans.
    dennis.1960
    Sharpie_Marker wrote: I agree with Hank 3 the only musician who can truly talk about politics is Jello of DK.
    I'd add Henry Rollins to that very short list. It's times like these I truly miss Frank Zappa :-(
    DickHardwood
    Man, this gun thing is weird. There are many times where I'd really like to have a gun with me but most of the time I'm more worried about some nutjob with gun-access shooting around. The whole Obama thing is stupid, if Obama was a Republican Nugent would praise him, nothing shocking here.
    jesse1994
    Obamas against weed, so by the transitive properties ted nugent is for weed.
    pwrmax
    alkalineweeman wrote: Ted Nugent: Obama Represents Everything Bad About Humanity. Everyone Else: Ted Nugent Represents Everything Nutty About A Nutty Nutloaf With Extra Nuts.
    Lars, is that you?
    WebStalkers
    It great when people make big statements like this but don't have the balls to follow it up with actual facts. I dont like either Obama or Romney. But to come out and says Romney represents all that is good and Obama all that is evil?
    Sharpie_Marker
    Okay, i'm going to say the same thing about/to Ted Nugent that i'd say to Dave Mustaine, You're a musician, Shut the **** up and play music. I agree with Hank 3 the only musician who can truly talk about politics is Jello of DK.
    Bdqdog
    Politics is the reason we can't settle anything in this country.
    Jay/Dee
    Question Ted? Does cultural ignorance such as confusing sheiks and sikhs part of what makes romney better than Obama?
    Abacus11
    Seriously, Ted... Romney represents "all that is good???" If by "good" you mean having a fortune handed to you by your father and then proceeding to make a living by destroying comnpanies, putting people out of work and being a horrible liar (even by a politician's standards) then yes... he's very "good". Just admit that you can't stand the fact that we have a black president. If Adolf Hitler were running against Obama you'd endorse him in a second. Also, the 2nd Amendment was written a LONG time ago to allow people to be legally armed to protect themselves against invasion.... not so that people can be gun-toting hillbillies in 2012.
    Highelf04
    Ablast wrote: The constitution is meant to be changed so that it is relevant, and the second amendment was created at a time when people were in fear of an invasion, thus citizens were encouraged to take up arms. Nowadays, America has the highest defense spending in the world and one of the largest militaries. So town militias are not relevant at this point.
    You sir have received my eternal respect