Ted Nugent hasn’t learned anything

Another hate-speecher only sees the light when one of his own gets shot down?

Ted Nugent, peacenik.

That’s bullshit, Ted. It’s also weak.

From PoliticusUSA:

“At the tender age of 69, my wife has convinced me I just can’t use those harsh terms. I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left, in the Democrat and liberal world, that we have got to be civil to each other.”

Really?

You have a change of heart, now, because a Republican hate monger got shot at by a deranged, irate liberal? And you had to be told to do it by your wife? Weak. And as your pal in the White House would say, sad.

It’s sad that it took you this long to see the error of your own hate-mongering. This is just you being pragmatic. This isn’t empathy. This isn’t enlightenment. It’s opportunity, isn’t it, Ted?

Is it unfair to be suspicious of you now? You’re the guy who said this:

“Obama, he’s a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.” (2012, from The Atlantic)

And this:

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” (2012, from The Atlantic)

As it turns out, Ted Nugent was Kathy Griffin before Kathy Griffin was Kathy Griffin. Also from 2012:

He also recommends decapitating Democrats: “We need to ride onto that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” (The folks brandishing rifles in the background of the video above add another element of surrealism to the proceeding.)

How about Ted Nugent, circa 2008? During Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, Nugent invited Obama to “suck on my machine gun.”

And there’s more.

But now it’s just too much for Ted? Suddenly, when it happens to someone you can identify with all that hate rhetoric, why, no more! No more! Please, in the name of camouflaged sheep’s clothing, can’t we all just get along?

Bull. Shit.

You didn’t make any progress here.

Nugent’s era is over

Why are we even talking about the increasingly irrelevant rocker? He used to be somebody. I admired him. There are at least a half-dozen of his songs I consider classics, when I’m in a mood for butt rock.

Of course, having been around long enough for Nugent to reveal his true self through repeat hate speech and daffy, ill-founded and cynical oratorical gifts to his moron followers, it is now impossible to enjoy former classics, like “Free For All,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Stranglehold,” “Live it Up,” “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” and, my personal favorite, “Hey Baby.” Yeah, I was a fan.

I had to let that go a long time ago, when the real Nugent surfaced. Ted Nugent deserves to be a hero to no one. This weak sauce reinforces the obvious.

You want a new civility? Then you can’t use this tragic event in Alexandria, Virginia to tone down your rhetoric. You want to be believed? Do it unprompted. Do it when someone you don’t identify with gets shot down. Retract your previous statements. Repeatedly. And never stop. Really reform your ways. Until then, know this: This new plea of yours if a bitch-ass move.

Your wife had to tell you what an asshole you’ve been? You can’t come to that conclusion on your own?

So I’m not buying it and neither should anyone else. Ted, you’re full of shit. Your dumbass hate speech was wrong before and it continues to be wrong today. You haven’t revealed any actual growth. You’re only seeing the light because a man — a hateful man, it must be stated; a bigoted man who trades on discrimination to enhance his own power — got shot down by a liberal maniac. Scalise did not deserve to be shot. Nor did the other victims of this tragedy: Matt Mika, Zachary Barth, and the true heroes of this event, Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

But for some reason, this tragedy, among all the others that happen on a daily — yes, daily — basis in America, moved Ted Nugent to decide to soften his rhetoric. Nugent is now vowing to tone down his inflammatory rhetoric — and he’s asking his “enemies on the left” to do the same.

Why now, Ted? Why not before? Can’t you care about persons you consider “other” from you? Do you need to ask your wife how to answer?

It’s bullshit. It’s weak. It’s Ted Nugent.