“I’ll tell you this right now: If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year…We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November. Any questions?”
originally wrote a piece Tuesday night on Ted Nugent, who has said some nasty things about Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney, who has sought the endorsement of Ted Nugent. But I had to scrap the piece after I saw Lawrence O’Donnell’s segment last night on the Last Word:
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That segment just about covers it all, except for this: It happened that I first heard about Nugent’s nauseating narrative—which is the subject of a Secret Service inquiry—just before I heard a report on (accused) terrorist and mass murderer and right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik’s appearance and statement at his trial in Oslo, Norway. I quickly noted a few similarities between him and Nugent.
Breivik, who is charged with massacring 77 people—most of them were kids at a political youth camp—said he killed them in order to defend Norway against immigration and multiculturalism.
Among other things, he said this as part of his mostly incoherent testimony:
I don’t recognize Norwegian courts because you get your mandate from the Norwegian political parties who support multiculturalism…
Multiculturalism is evil? Hmm. Where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah. Ted Nugent wrote a piece for The Washington Times, titled:
NUGENT: Multicultural rot in the melting pot
The commentary began:
Europeans are finally awakening from their self-imposed Rumpelstiltskin deep slumber to discover that multiculturalism is actually cultural rot and is ripping their countries apart.
Breivik has admitted to the attacks, claiming they were necessary to protect Norway from being taken over by Muslims, but has rejected criminal guilt. He claims he targeted the government headquarters in Oslo and the youth camp to strike against the left-leaning political forces he blames for allowing immigration in Norway.
“Taken over by Muslims“? Hmm. Where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah. Ted Nugent again:
The brain-dead politically correct facade of multiculturalism was primarily for the benefit of Muslims, and you know it…
Well, I don’t know whether “we” know it, but I suspect Anders Behring Breivik knows it.
Breivik told the court:
Anyone could do what I did.
Oh, not anyone. It takes a special kind of person to be a right-wing mass murderer. But it also takes a special kind of person to say things like Ted Nugent has said.
He called Democratic leader Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a “brain-dead, soulless, heartless, idiot,” and he called former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a “sub-human scoundrel.” He has previously referred to Obama as a “piece of sh*t,” and Hillary Clinton as a “toxic c**t.”
Watch the following and then wonder how far Nugent’s rhetoric is from the rhetoric of Anders Behring Breivik:
And what has the endorsement-seeking Mittens said in terms of a rebuke of Ted Nugent? Not a damn thing.
As someone remarked yesterday, if Romney didn’t have the desire or the guts to stand up to Rush Limbaugh, after he hurled three days worth of insults at a female student, it isn’t likely he will take on Nugent with much gusto.