Ted Nugent putting a ‘stranglehold’ on Barr candidacy
by Kevin Foley
January 30, 2014 07:16 PM | 5694 views | 27 27 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The National Rifle Association has made no secret of its hatred of Barack Obama, even though the president has done almost nothing to regulate firearms.

The NRA pushed the limits of civility in its unhinged attacks on the president but managed a modicum of restraint. Then, on Jan. 17, high profile NRA board member and aging rock star Ted Nugent took the organization down a rabbit hole.

Nugent, who admitted in a 1977 interview he went to disgusting lengths to avoid the draft and Vietnam, has never had mass appeal. At his peak, he attracted mostly socially stunted adolescent boys who dealt with their insecurities by emulating Nugent’s wild-child personae.

Those boys are now middle-aged men and, in their dwindling numbers, they still show up at Nugent’s concerts to hear his mediocre jams.

Nugent also loves to kill animals with his many guns, which evidently qualified him for a seat on the National Rifle Association’s board of directors.

Like Nugent, former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr is a high profile NRA board member but that’s where the similarities would seem to end.

While Nugent was singing his violently misogynist “Stranglehold” (“I got you in a stranglehold baby/that night I crushed your face”), Barr was getting his legal education at the prestigious Georgetown Law School. Later he was appointed U.S. Attorney by President Ronald Reagan and then served in Congress.

I don’t agree with Barr’s politics, but he is an honorable and distinguished American.

Barr is running for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District seat and has announced Ted Nugent will be campaigning for him, according to GaPundit.com.

Assuming Barr was unfamiliar with Nugent’s Gun.com interview, I emailed him the comments Nugent made and asked for his reaction. Barr’s campaign manager acknowledged passing my email along to the candidate:

“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod,” said Nugent, “if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago Communist raised, Communist educated, Communist nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America. I am heartbroken but I am not giving up.

“I think America will be America again when Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Dick Durbin, Michael Bloomberg and all of the liberal Democrats are in jail facing the just due punishment that their treasonous acts are clearly apparent.

“So a lot of people would call that inflammatory speech. Well I would call it inflammatory speech when it’s your job to protect Americans and you look into the television camera and say what difference does it make that I failed in my job to provide security and we have four dead Americans. What difference does that make? Not to a chimpanzee or Hillary Clinton, I guess it doesn’t matter.”

Nugent can say whatever he likes — as a private citizen. But in virtually every interview he does, Nugent is introduced as a member of the NRA’s board of directors, which irrefutably makes him an NRA spokesman, not a private citizen.

Nugent’s vilely dishonest caricature of President Obama, his despicably racist “subhuman mongrel” and “chimpanzee,” and his outrageous allusion that the president be put to death reflect directly on the NRA, its executive staff, its members, its sponsors, the gun industry and its entire board of directors.

Unless they are forcefully disavowed, Nugent’s views are also the views of the NRA.

As a candidate for the 11th District, where he would be representing everyone including many Obama supporters, Barr doesn’t have the option of ignoring Nugent’s scurrilous diatribe.

Barr can condemn Nugent or Barr can say nothing, thus giving his tacit approval to Nugent’s disgraceful words.

Mr. Barr, we’re all waiting.

Kevin Foley is an author, writer and public relations executive who lives in Kennesaw.
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Commie Killer
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February 26, 2014
I just voted to re-elect Ted as an NRA Board Member. God Bless Freedom!
D.C.J.
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February 04, 2014
Wow, Foley I wonder what side of the gauge your on. Definitely not the middle or right. Just another lefty trying to tell a candidate what to think, and do.
Great White Buffalo
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February 04, 2014
After reading this I have to laugh. For more amusement I read the comments. Funny how you mention Clinton...who also dodged the Vietnam draft. We like Ted for his music and we love him for his willingness to stand up for the 2nd amendment. The only hatred demonstrated in your little diatribe is yours for the NRA. "Obama has done almost nothing to regulate firearms"...what planet do you live on? You're just another ignorant liberal with a forum, covering for this wannabe dictator. You must be miserable in Georgia. Molon Labe
Honestlong
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February 04, 2014
Thanks Foley! I was just about to mark my NRA Directors ballot. Wish you were here to watch me select Ted and Bob!! If this is all it takes to get the losers (like you) panties in a knot, I wish I could vote several times, you know, like so many Obamaniacs!
flem goober
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February 04, 2014
Whomever wrote this diatribe from the left should be put in the ocean at low tide and tied to a post, with crabs at his/her feet. The broad focused scurrilous attacks on MSNBC and Letterman

prove the left will leave no foul word or thought out of print or on the airwaves.....shame on you

Nugent is a great American Barry Solero is not

He doesn't even have a legal social security card.

So up your broke-back mountain.
number1111
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February 04, 2014
I love how childish this author is by trashing teenagers who listened to Nugent. I mean how many teenagers weren't listening to Nugent, Aerosmith, Kiss, Queen, The Who...

What a farce of an article. And Obama has used tragedy to push an anti-Second Amendment agenda. Where has this guy been? I think the author of this article is stuck back in the 70's with a bag of weed (or worse). It amazes me what passes for journalism these days.
Dukeof SC
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February 04, 2014
Not too familiar with Foley, but the fact of the matter is this, if Nuge is a board member and speaks like this in public then your right he speaks for the NRA, but as you've said, he's been an off the cuff kind of guy since forever, so I don't really think it shocks anyone any longer, why is it that his comments are so bad but the fact that a lot of the people the POTUS has put in positions of power have been outright criminal in deeds in their life and some still are yet they remain and when ted gets mouthy it wrong, why is it Obama does things that we clearly know our founders were staunchly against yet no one does anything about it, but when ted get in a lippy mood and says things because he gets upset he wrong?? I think its clearly a serious case of double standards , like the "N" word, they use it like its free yet if a white uses it , ohh!! no its a racist hate crime....?makes no sense whatsoever.
Mike278
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February 04, 2014
Congratulations, you effeminate marshmallow. You have to invoke the name of a real man to get people to read your weeping commentary. Man up, lose some weight and get an original thought.
Scott Puckett
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February 04, 2014
Mr. Foley, I have heard Ted Nugent on several occasions and have never heard him use such derogatory language as you quote. At those times I have heard him speak, I did hear him totally dismantle liberals who were advocating basically doing away with the 2nd Amendment. Liberals seem to want to disarm the American citizen and leave him prey to the growing number of thugs in this country, while many of those "privileged" Liberals are surrounded by their private or government security teams.
Granny Stout
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February 04, 2014
Mr. Foley, you're a lightweight.

Ted Nugent is one of the few Americans brave enough to bluntly speak the truth. I find nothing "disgraceful" about his condemnation of the treasonous current administration. Those who back Mr. Barr in his Congressional aspirations would agree with his choice of Mr. Nugent as a campaigner.

And By the way, the demise of 450 feral hogs in Texas will barely make a dent in the population that is overrunning the state.
Copperdaddy
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February 04, 2014
This gap toothed weasel needs to find a different job! If you dont like guns or want guns then by all means stay away from them! Go move into the urban hive dwelling and be a good drone and someone from the government will be around to help you wipe your butt
Polandmason
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February 04, 2014
Shameful,mr foley, your obvious bias for the obama crew.Your side can spew all the hatred it can , but when someone fires back, even a little, you libs get your knickers in a knot. Grow up!
Cadence8
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February 04, 2014
Kevin Foley - here's someone we don't need another of. He's like every other mainstream media liberal and it's odd to hear his shrill voice from Kennnesaw. Highly offensive character, typical liberal, no rational analysis at all, just the ad hominem attack. Starts off pretending a political column, uses that platform for a totally personal smear attack, just venting pure hatred. Abusing the position he has. His logic: Nugent is: Bad guitar player, no fans, draft dodger 100 yrs, ago - that's rational political discussion? Irrational, emotional, hatred. Mentions free speech, so he's heard of it, then wields the PC hammer with unbecoming delight. Color me offended by your irrational hatred, Kevin.
LeRoy Johnston
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February 04, 2014
I wonder How many of the Conservatives feel Represented by The Current Administration? I sure as hell Don't, and agree With Ted Nugent, I also want to say I hope I never Rea anything about The Sissy that wrote this article again. I would Hunt with Ted Nugent, But I wouldn't piss on Kevin Foley if he were on Fire. I also Credit Ted Nugent with Creating more Jobs than Obama has. LOL
The Callahan
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February 04, 2014
Mr. Foley bypasses the fact that while the President has not passed legislation on more encompassing gun control, it's not his fault. Not quite a year ago, senators, guided by their constituents , refused to pass the sweeping changes that the current President wanted. This has not stopped this President from attempting to influence and strong arm more legislation into being. And now , by his own words, if congress doesn't do things his way, he'll bypass them " with his pen and his phone". This President has made a mockery of both the office and the American people.
JiminGA
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February 04, 2014
Foley obviously subscribes to the progressive practice of attacking the messenger, not the message. Pathetic.
Jonathan G.
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February 04, 2014
Gee, Mr. Foley, not biased much, are we? Written like a true Obamanite.
on balance
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January 31, 2014
Give Foley a NUGIE!!!
Bob Johnson
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January 31, 2014
Once again the pc police have attacked. How much longer is this country going to put up with this junk?
Guido Sarducci
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January 31, 2014
Could you please provide documented examples of Nugent's "racist" remarks? Certainly not the remakrs quoted in Foley's Friday Farce.

As for imflammatory, it is about time somebody inflamed the people of this country to the point they take action against the traitor in the White House and his socialist, Muslim cronies.
Larry Linn
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January 31, 2014
"Lots of places have a hog problem," Nugent said. "In Texas, the hogs have a Ted problem." He described the giddy joy of shooting from the open copter with an M4 machine gun. "And four hours later I had 450 dead hogs," he said to loud applause. Then he added an afterthought that produced ample laughs: "And now if they would just take me to South Central.
Guido Sarducci
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February 02, 2014
Larry Linn, what is tour point?
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