It’s pretty clear by now that rocker Ted Nugent is a raving, racist lunatic who really should be thoroughly ignored by the mainstream media. But because Nugent has enthusiastically endorsed Mitt Romney and Romney seems reluctant to denounce Nugent when he says something crazy, Nugent has been repeatedly given a national stage on which to scream his racist silliness.
The latest Nugent nonsense comes by way of a column in the right-wing Washington Times, where Nugent comes right out in his piece about Obamacare and says that perhaps it would have been better if the South had won the Civil War.
“Chief Justice Roberts squandered the opportunity to restore judicial, financial and legislative sanity to a government that by any sane person’s standards is insane and addicted to centralized federal control of our lives,” Nugent wrote.
“Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead.”
The Romney campaign has had no response to Nugent’s rant. The last time Nugent ranted about politics, he implied that he might want to try to kill the president, which brought him a visit from the Secret Service. This is the man who Romney called and ask for his endorsement, then bragged about it.