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Ted Nugent slams State of the Union. Why did he rip GOP, too?
Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 13, 2013 | Peter Grier

Posted on 02/13/2013 10:04:03 AM PST by BradtotheBone

Did you see shocker rocker/gun advocate Ted Nugent attending President Obama’s State of the Union address? At first reporters had a hard time finding him, but eventually the cameras discovered the Motor City Madman high in the House gallery, sitting quietly in the crowd, with his hat off, wearing non-camouflage clothing. He looked out of place, like a cowboy at a piano recital. He also looked bored.

“My favorite part was when I couldn’t hear clearly,” said Mr. Nugent to reporters after the address. “Then, I didn’t get angry.”

But Ted Nugent’s Excellent Washington Adventure was not an exercise in restraint. If nothing else, the Nuge fulfilled expectations from both left and right that he’d rhetorically bludgeon Mr. Obama’s gun proposals.

“My reaction? I’m not allowed to do that because I’m supposed to keep my pants on,” he told CBS News after the speech. “My reaction for the masses? It pains me to honestly give you my reaction. I just don’t believe a word the man says. I’ve heard this predictable, flowery, feel-good speech of denial before.”

Nugent then proceeded to give a fairly typical right-of-the-spectrum view of the gun violence problem. Dangerous criminals need to be kept locked up, he said, and mentally-ill people who exhibit threatening behavior should be “kept off the streets," too.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; bhosotu; gopresponse; teaparty; tednugent

1 posted on 02/13/2013 10:04:10 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Maybe because it needs ripping?


2 posted on 02/13/2013 10:07:03 AM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug
GOP sucks standing and clapping for the destruction of our country.
3 posted on 02/13/2013 10:09:34 AM PST by angcat
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To: BradtotheBone

Because somebody needs to point out the retractable genitalia syndrome that seems to afflict the GOP.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 10:09:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: angcat
The Shamnesty Shuffle.

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5 posted on 02/13/2013 10:11:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BradtotheBone

The GOP spends most of its effort being nice to Democrats, while Democrats continue to demonize the GOP to the public. Of course, what’s the public going to believe if the GOP won’t stand up for itself?


6 posted on 02/13/2013 10:13:23 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: BradtotheBone

Because Ted HATES SPINLESS WUSSIES ALMOST as much as he HATES Dems.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 10:14:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: cripplecreek
That is priceless.

Love the expression on Ted Cruz' face. It is "For the love of God, I cannot believe this sh*t."

8 posted on 02/13/2013 10:15:29 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: US Navy Vet

The GOP is part and parcel of what is wrong withthid county today.

The Democrats come up with crappy ideas , and the GOP hasn’t the balls to object to them.

Ted Nugent for President.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 10:17:00 AM PST by Venturer
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To: BradtotheBone

Give Peter Grier of the Christian Science Monitor the Captain Obvious award here! What a maroon.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 10:19:57 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: BradtotheBone

That is an epic display of restraint from ole’ Uncle Ted if I ever saw it. I just bet he was imagining what obama’s head would look like stuffed and mounted over his fireplace. If you were around Detroit in the early 90’s when he had his own radio station there, you could visualize this too.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:02 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Seriously? Peter Grier doesn't believe that the GOP is worthy of ridicule and scorn?

If he actually attended a "journalism" school....he should get his money back.

12 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:36 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Is the Second Amendment a defense against Democrats only?


13 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:55 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: cripplecreek

Notice TED CRUZ sitting, not standing. Right on brother, right on. I wish that guy would run for Pres.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 10:24:00 AM PST by CaptainKrunch (Individual liberty and freedom for the common man is true social justice)
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To: cripplecreek

That made my day.

I voted for Ted Cruz. With the way he’s been acting in Congress, I think he will now start to get some contributions from me as well. Well done Mr. Cruz.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 10:25:55 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: BradtotheBone
Ted Nugent is right. There is almost no difference between the GOP and the Democrats. Its obvious when the GOP is gnashing their teeth at the Tea Party.
16 posted on 02/13/2013 10:30:22 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: factoryrat
"If you were around Detroit in the early 90’s when he had his own radio station there, you could visualize this too."

I used to love listening to him on the radio...he was both straight talking and entertaining. I get your point, but I doubt if Ted has anything so limp-wristed over the fireplace. Not nearly enough of a challenge.

17 posted on 02/13/2013 10:31:27 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: cripplecreek

What part of the speech was this taken during? Do you know? Just curious. And is that Mary Fallin standing next to McCain?


18 posted on 02/13/2013 10:31:33 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: cripplecreek

HOORAY for Cruz! He, not Rubio, should be the face of the party.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 10:33:10 AM PST by Mach9
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To: BradtotheBone

Why rip the GOP?
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“When we assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen,” from then-Gen. George Washington’s June 26, 1775, letter to the Provincial Congress is inscribed inside the apse.
Ref
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/visitor_information/amphitheater.html
Note: The above quote was a favorite of Col David (Perfumed Princes) Hackworth USA (Ret.) (now deceased)

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“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.”
-Davy Crockett (unsourced)
Ref
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett
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my name is gop and i’m a politiciam....

semper semper!
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20 posted on 02/13/2013 10:33:16 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

According to Michelle Malkin it was from when Obama was speaking about amnesty.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 10:36:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: beelzepug

A few names provide justification: Boehner, McConnell, McCain, Graham, Snow, Shambliss, Isakson, and all the rest of the multi-term Senators and Congressmen who call themselve moderate Republicans (not Conservative).


22 posted on 02/13/2013 10:38:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: BradtotheBone

You left out the money quote...

“It’s almost like Mr. Rogers with Lawrence Welk music,” said Nugent, referring (we think) to the GOP. “That can’t win anything. The other side is ruthless. They’re just ruthless.... Maybe that’s why I’m allergic to ties. I see too many Republicans worried about grooming instead of winning.”


23 posted on 02/13/2013 10:39:15 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: CaptainKrunch
Juanholio was all excited because Obama was talking about amnesty.

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24 posted on 02/13/2013 10:39:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That is one of the most frightening images I have ever seen.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 10:44:04 AM PST by EternalVigilance (America's Party: An irate, tireless minority...setting brushfires of freedom...www.SelfGovernment.US)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, any time McCain and Graham are dancing and clapping enthusiastically along with Schumer, it can’t be good. But Fallin clapping along as well......is she buddies with McCain?


26 posted on 02/13/2013 10:45:54 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Hugin

“The other side is ruthless. They’re just ruthless.... Maybe that’s why I’m allergic to ties. I see too many Republicans worried about grooming instead of winning.”

Spot on, Mr. Nugent!!!


27 posted on 02/13/2013 10:46:58 AM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Only two men at the SOTU last night, and they are both named Ted...what are the odds?


28 posted on 02/13/2013 10:50:49 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BradtotheBone

It is the author who obviously does not get it.


29 posted on 02/13/2013 10:57:13 AM PST by Revel
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To: cripplecreek

Love that pic.


30 posted on 02/13/2013 10:59:41 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: BradtotheBone

It took Democrats and Republicans working together to bring us to where we stand today.

Insolvent.


31 posted on 02/13/2013 10:59:49 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: BradtotheBone
“My reaction for the masses? It pains me to honestly give you my reaction. I just don’t believe a word the man says. I’ve heard this predictable, flowery, feel-good speech of denial before.”

Ted, you don't believe a word the MARXIST says. good, I thought I was the only one!!

32 posted on 02/13/2013 11:01:15 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s a telling clip. The only stand up guy in that bunch is sitting on his hands.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 11:04:50 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hilarious!


34 posted on 02/13/2013 11:08:49 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: SaxxonWoods

“It took Democrats and Republicans working together to bring us to where we stand today.

Insolvent.”

Yep! The sooner that is admitted to, the better off we’ll all be.


35 posted on 02/13/2013 11:13:03 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

I doubt that’s Mary Fallin since she’s now Governor of the State of Oklahoma, having left Congress over two years ago.


36 posted on 02/13/2013 11:21:46 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: TADSLOS; cripplecreek

“That’s a telling clip. The only stand up guy in that bunch is sitting on his hands.”

Yep. He doesn’t look too impressed, does he?


37 posted on 02/13/2013 11:25:09 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Peter Grier doesn't believe that the GOP is worthy of ridicule and scorn?

Even before I left the Republican Party -- the selection of Romney was my last straw -- I found the party worthy of ridicule and scorn: the only way they could be that ineffectual* is if they were (a) complicit, or (b) utterly incompetent.

* When was the last time they really stood for:

  1. Repealing current gun control: NFA and GCA?
  2. Abolishing government agencies?
  3. Actually balancing the budget? (see above)
  4. De-legitimizing government overreach?
  5. Restricting abortion? (Yes, I know about the partial-birth abortion ban -- and while I then thought it was good, I've come to think it nothing more than a scam.)
  6. Reigning in the judicial-abuse of the constitution? (The constitution gives Congress the ability to exclude classes of cases from the USSC; so it could exclude, say, death-penalty cases from them and keep them from ever telling us that we cannot kill traitors, murderers, and rapists.)

And even with all the above the sheer spinelessness of the party, even in standing against something as unpopular as gun-control, is staggering.

38 posted on 02/13/2013 11:29:10 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cripplecreek

They should all have been sitting quietly like Ted Cruz. Rand Paul’s response rocked. Too bad nobody bothered to carry it on live TV.


39 posted on 02/13/2013 11:33:32 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
It took Democrats and Republicans working together to bring us to where we stand today.

Insolvent.

That would make an awesome political poster: short, to the point, and inescapable fact.

40 posted on 02/13/2013 11:33:48 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: BradtotheBone

“Nugent then proceeded to give a fairly typical right-of-the-spectrum view of the gun violence problem. Dangerous criminals need to be kept locked up, he said, and mentally-ill people who exhibit threatening behavior should be “kept off the streets,” too.”

Yeah, just wild how the truth is so-wacko-far-right-extremist-better-keep-yer-eyes-on-’em.


41 posted on 02/13/2013 11:36:14 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: Mach9
HOORAY for Cruz! He, not Rubio, should be the face of the party.

Amen and amen!


42 posted on 02/13/2013 11:38:05 AM PST by re_nortex
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To: US Navy Vet
Because Ted HATES SPINLESS WUSSIES ALMOST as much as he HATES Dems.

I think most of us do.

43 posted on 02/13/2013 11:39:20 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mach9
HOORAY for Cruz! He, not Rubio, should be the face of the party.

You got that right. Rubio did good last night, but the gang of eight is going to make a fool of him before long.

44 posted on 02/13/2013 1:17:10 PM PST by Reddon
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