Is Ted Nugent going crazy in his old age? With the height of his popularity as a musician long behind him, is he so desperate for attention that he's decided to go for broke and make a new career as a professional idiot? Or is he simply so far gone that he doesn't even realize anymore how crazy and clueless he sounds?
Whichever it is, the "Cat Scratch Fever" rocker and conservative nut sure made a doozy of a comment about President Obama in a recent newspaper interview, the Huffington Post reports. When asked his opinion on which rock bands would represent the presidential candidates (because those two things just make so much sense together), the Nuge had this to say:
Out and out politicians are anathema to rock-n-roll, so I hesitate to attempt to connect the two. But on important issues, 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.
Really, Ted? Really? That's what you truly believe about this president?
Nugent's view of things is so far off the mark that it's hard to believe he said this with a straight face. Actually, it's not hard to believe at all, considering that it's only the latest in a string of bizarre and thick-headed comments he's made about Obama in the last few months.
What is almost as difficult to fathom is how Nugent can think that Mitt Romney represents the "good" side of humanity, when even some Republicans struggle to see the guy as "human" in the first place.
One wonders how someone can develop such a skewed vision of reality. If it weren't for his famously anti-drug and anti-alcohol stances, it would be tempting to assume he's been smoking something. Maybe he's just spent too long living in the woods up there in Michigan.
One also has to ask why the media keep soliciting a loon like Ted Nugent for his views on politics. The answer, though, is pretty obvious. This level of idiocy is a bit like a traffic accident: You don't want to see, but you just have to look anyway.