Rocker Ted Nugent attended President Obama’s State of the Union address and was not impressed. The guest of Texas Representative Steve Stockman on Tuesday night, Nugent gave an interview that predictably blasted the administration’s handling of domestic affairs. After the State of the Union speech, Nugent said that he considers President Obama a “dangerous man.”
Best known for his 70s hit “Cat Scratch Fever” the song title echoed Nugent’s words that were aimed to raise a fever about the dishonesty in this administration. According to Wednesday’s Detroit News report, Nugent also called President Obama the “ultimate scam artist.” Nugent clearly thinks the president’s speech was a “speech of denial” as he commented:
“I don’t believe a word the man says.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Nugent is vocal about his opposition to gun control, especially the policies that Obama is planning to institute. Calling the president’s speech predictable, Ted Nugent said:
“Nothing he proposed, or nothing that has been proposed, would have stopped any of the shootings. We’ve heard it all before. You just can’t get more of a predictable, flowery script every time he speaks.”
On Wednesday CBS News reports that Ted Nugent has an answer to reducing crime and it’s very simple. In a video interview Nugent outlined his way of reducing mass shootings:
“Now, I have ways to save innocent lives and they’re so simple it’s stupid: No more recidivism. Dangerous criminals never get out. No. 2, when someone threatens innocent life and acts absolutely dangerously crazy, don’t shrug your shoulders and say, ‘I wish we could do something.’ Get those people off the streets.”
Nugent did go on to say that whatever President Obama says he will do, “he does the opposite.” The “evidence is on film … whatever he says, he does the opposite.” Continuing on, Nugent didn’t quite rant – but gave compelling words about his belief that the State of the Union address was just words to make people “feel good.” Nugent claimed:
“It is scam, as “epitomized by his dishonesty … I think he’s a [Obama] dangerous man. I think he’s the ultimate scam artist. I’ve seen this speech before. I’ve heard this speech before. He’s the master of flowery, attractive, desirable, clever, feel-good speeches. Unfortunately in every instance, he’s either done nothing about every wonderful point he makes … or done just the opposite.”
There have been many celebrity critics of Obama, most notably Clint Eastwood. Eastwood’s “empty chair” speech made history during the Republican National Convention. The gist of Eastwood’s speech was that politicians do not own the country, but that “we own this country.” Nugent’s answer to the State of the Union address is far more scathing than the words of Eastwood.
Yes the stakes are getting high in America, as the pressure mounts for social reforms that many feel take away constitutional rights and open the country up for takeover or even worse for destruction from within. The celebrities may speak out to criticize Obama, but none have done so quite as scathingly as Nugent, who has lost a concert and criticized for his anti-Obama speeches.