Fake GOP Outrage
This is article is about conservative operatives and their silence on Ted Nugent's comments about President Obama at The NRA Convention last week.
How The GOP Outrage Machine Has Gone Silent
As The General Election for the Office of President Of The United States moves into its second
week, we now have our latest “Your supporter/SuperPac donator, said something that was reprehensible
and completely over the line moment”. The culprit this week is hasbeen rocker and mortal enemy of four-legged beings everywhere Ted Nugent.
At the NRA's National Convention on Sunday, Nugent let loose a string of right wing talking points
that would have made Ann Coulter blush. Nugent referred to The Obama Administration as vile, evil, and America hating, and suggested that they are using The Constitution as toilet paper. Nugent even called out the four liberal leaning justices on The Supreme Court saying that “They don't believe in the right to keep and bear arms”, and compared them to “stoned hippies”. Nugent then put the cherry on top of the sundae by saying that “If Barack Obama becomes the President again in November, I'll either be dead or in jail”.
Nugent is the epitome of the gun toting, gay hating, send em' back to Mexico conservative we all know.
He is also as irrelavant now as he was in his heyday. Let's be honest he could never carry the guitar case of Hendrix, Clapton, Paige, or Gilmour just to name a few, now he can't even carry Mitt Romney's water, which in a lot of ways is sadder. Throughout his fanatical diatribe about the President, The Motor City Mad Man never once mentioned a positive thing about a Romney presidency, instead focusing on an Obamaville narrative of doom and gloom that was made famous in a Rick Santorum ad.
As amusing as it is pointing out Nugent's shortcomings, I don't want this campaign to become the CNN pundit vs. the former guitar hero. Republicans everywhere, including the Romney campaign put on Oscar winning performances last week when they faked outrage over CNN analyst Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney. Rosen simply pointed out Romney's inability to relate to working mothers, you know being worth $250 million can do that to you. The Republican spin machine, however got cranked up, and by the end of the week The First Couple, David Axelrod, and Jim Messina all ran away from Rosen like she had the measles.
Before Rosen, Bill Maher was the GOP target, in large part because he rather enthusiastically donated $1 million to The Obama SuperPac. Maher has never been shy about what he does for a living (comedian) and how he sees the world, but Republicans are under the assumption that because Obama has his money he (Obama) is also responsible for everything that comes out of his month. Maher piled on to Rosengate on his show last Friday Night, and by Sunday Morning Romney surrogate Eric Fehrnstrom was on Twitter calling for The Obama Administration to refund Maher, as if they had sold him some rotten candy bars.
If both candidates spend their time defending or rebuffing what supporters are saying there will be no chance to discuss the important issues. I would love to hear Romney defend his support of “The Ryan Plan”, or why he has disavowed his crowning acheivement, HealthCare for all in the State of Massachusetts without his attention being averted when a jackass like Allen West decides he needs attention and calls 80 democrats communists. In an election as important as this one, the ancillary stuff should go away.
Comparing Nugent to Rosen or Maher is like comparing apples to pizza, Nugent's comments were vile, disgusting, and more importantly dangerous and Romney should disavow them the same way some Dems should have and did disown disgusting comments about George W. Bush. Once that's done
America needs to focus on what's important, How many bank accounts does Mitt Romney have in the Cayman Islands.