Video: More good publicity for conservatives courtesy of Ted Nugent

posted at 3:07 pm on August 24, 2007 by Allahpundit

Coulter didn’t do much to embarrass our side last night on H&C so the Nuge helpfully picked up the slack. Thanks, Ted!

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MB4 on August 24, 2007 at 4:21 PM: Very well said, but I am afraid that it will take at least 10,000 like you to undo the damage done by for one Ted Nugent.

Fortunately, there are far more of us than that.

PierreLegrand on August 24, 2007 at 4:32 PM: So I am guessing that you believe apologizing for your rights will win the day? You believe that your rights will be won by reasonable discussion?

Apologize, hell. Our rights will be won by steady forward advancement, determined opposition, and exploitation of the other side’s weaknesses, particularly their ubiquitous dishonesty. But it also requires people to think well of us, because that’s how we make new shooters. We don’t need to make determined Second Amendment activists; we don’t need to make conservatives; all we need to do is make enough liberal citizens who own guns. That constituency will limit the options of gun-swiping politicians, no matter who wins or loses any given election. That gives us a defensive bulwark from which to advance.

Maxx on August 24, 2007 at 4:47 PM: You make a good point Well-Armed Lamb. But for all of those who would use this video in an attempt to smear gun owners, I would simply ask them who exactly it was that Ted Nugent shot.

Eh, I somehow don’t think that “Hey, he didn’t shoot anybody will win anybody over.” If I’d done what Nugent did, the cops sure wouldn’t listen to that excuse from me.

Guardian on August 24, 2007 at 4:59 PM: …he’s a loud and proud conservative and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.

If Nugent had just been loud and proud, that wouldn’t be a problem. However, implied threats go so far beyond the pale that the pale isn’t even freaking visible from the stage he’s standing on.

Bottom line: Nugent just made my job, as a second amendment activist, harder. Thanks, Ted!

Well-Armed Lamb on August 25, 2007 at 10:33 AM

MB4. Dude you sure have some latent jealousy issues with Ted. Just because Ted has been so widely appreciated and admired by millions of fans, parents, police, wildlife enthusiasts, soldiers, border patrol agents, presidents, Indian tribes, etc is no reason to be so hard on yourself. Being a cook in the Army during the Vietnam war is not that bad. If you had just applied yourself instead of living your life as inadequately as possible then maybe people would have looked up to you as well. Instead you pour out jealous hatred toward a remarkable icon who has never talked badly of you and is admired and respected by thousands of Vietnam Vets. What a sad little man you are.

Guardian on August 25, 2007 at 10:44 AM

MB4 on August 25, 2007 at 6:02 AM

You sir are a pathetic POS Ted is a great American you are not and you can take that to the bank from someone who knows Ted personally…

doriangrey on August 25, 2007 at 10:50 AM

That did NOT suck.

Mojave Mark on August 25, 2007 at 10:58 AM

I would trust Ted with the office of president more that shrillary, hussein or silky. His language is rough and brutal, and so refreshingly honest and accurate.

rakofgor on August 25, 2007 at 11:05 AM

As busy as he is, he’s doing what he loves. Ted said it best, “I really have the American dream licked.” Ted’s accomplishments and accolades over the years include:

* President of Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America
* Founder of Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids
* Fonder of the Ted Nugent Bowhunting School and Sunrize Safaris; booking, guiding and outfitting adventures worldwide

Author of New York Times best sellers:

* God, Guns & Rock ‘n’ Roll, Regnery Publishing, 2000.
* Kill It and Grill It, Regnery Publishing, 2002.
* Bloodtrails: The Truth About Bowhunting and Bloodtrails II, Wood N Water, Inc., 2004

Editor and Publisher of Ted Nugent Adventure Outdoors Magazine
Star of the hit VH1 reality TV show, Supergroup.
Star of reality TV show, Wanted: Ted or Alive, the highest-rated original series on OLN.
Star of successful reality TV show, Surviving Nugent, on VHI in 2003-2004.
Creator and producer of award-winning Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild PBS video series. It raised in excess of #3 million for PBS affiliates nationwide.

Host of the top-rated Ted Nugent Morning Show on WWBR in Motor City.
Creator and host of the Ted Nugent Commando Radio show in Detroit for 10 years.
Official rock ‘n’ roll, hunting and conservation representative of the Rush Limbaugh EIB Radio and Television Network.

Was the top-grossing act in the world in 1977, 1978 and 1979.
Founded Damn Yankees in 1989 and went on to sell over five million albums.
Tour with Kiss one of the top ten grossing tours of 2000.
2005 & 2006 Unleash the Beast tours set attendance records at venues worldwide.
On the Unleash the Beast tour, donated over 2000 tickets and passes to the military. Performed with Destiny’s Child, Godsmack and Kiss for 55 000 Marines, Sailors and families at Camp Pendleton’s Rockin’ the Corps.

Designer of Nugent Blade Broadhead, Ted Nugent BloodBrother Bow and a signature line of hunting gear.

Appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association (1995-present)
Appointed Ambassador for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Pass It On! Outdoor Mentors Program
Appointed to the Michigan Year of the Family Council by Governor John Engler
Appointed to Michigan’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage Task Force
Appointee, Michigan State Parks Foundation

Honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate in 1994
Honored in the Congressional Record by Congressman Jim Barcia, 1993
Recipient of numerous commendations from the FBI, DEA, U.S. Army, state police, sheriff departments, and police agencies nationwide
Recipient of the 1999 National Arbor Day Conservation Award

Named Father of the Year at his children’s school
Named Michigan Conservationist of the Year in 1999
Named Man of the Year by Michigan Recreation and Parks Association
Named Archery Commissioner by Governor John Engler for the Great Lakes Stage Games

Two-time recipient of the Kentucky Colonel Award, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Inducted into the Native American Strongheart Society by the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes
Nominee, Handgun Hunters Hall of Fame
Nominee, Outstanding American Handgunner Award

Active on National Steering Committee for Bush and Sportsmen for Bush in 2004
Director, Quality Deer Management Association of Michigan, Three Rivers Chapter
Board of Directors, Sheriff Deputy (1978-present)
Michigan County Sheriff Deputy (1978-present)

Spokesman for National Field Archers Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), law enforcement program
Keynote Speaker for 1995 Governor’s Symposium on North American Hunting Heritage, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Keynote Speaker for 1995 Native American Fish & Wildlife Society National Conference, Anchorage, Alaska
Guest speaker at International Law Enforcement Convention by invitation from Director of FBI, William Webster, Edwin Meese and President Ronald Reagan

Huron District Student Youth Counselor
Certified Hunter Safety Instructor and International Bowhunter Education Foundation Instructor

Led aggressive campaign on lecture circuit promoting individualism through outdoor sports and conservation to the youth of America
Created highly successful teleconferencing program to school systems nationwide

Professional staff advisor for Sims Vibration Labs, Renegade Archery, Magnus, Medalist, Browning, GameTracker, Mossy Oak, LaCross.

Outspoken pro-hunting media crusade, conducting 5-10 prime media interviews every week, impacting millions ever day.
Always outspoken about drugs and alcohol throughout career
Regular columnist and contributor to more than 40 publications
Rocks ‘n’ rolls approximately six months per year and hunts six months per year

Life Member of:
The National Rifle Association (NRA), Michigan Bow Hunters, Citizen’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners of California, Director Law Enforcement, Alliance of America, New York City Benevolent Policeman’s Association, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Michigan Big Game Hunters Association, Handgun Hunters International, Michigan Sheriff’s Association, National Trappers Association, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, Mississippi Bowhunters, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Spokesman, Outdoor Writers Association of America, Coalition of Michigan Hunters, National Field Archers Association (NFAA), Director Canadian Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA), Putting People First, South Dakota Archery Association, Maryland Bowhunters Society, Arizona Bowhunter Society, United Bowhunters of Connecticut, Massachusetts Bowhunting Association, United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania, Ohio Society of Traditional Archers (OSTA), South Carolina Bowhunters, Director: Michigan Bowhunting Conference and Vice President: American Shooting Sports Council

Guardian on August 25, 2007 at 11:56 AM

Ted Nugent has always done this type of thing. Ted has has done and said this sort of thing for decades! What’s new here is that it’s being picked up by Drudge and talk radio. He
s not the spokesmen for conservatives. He’s just Ted Freaking Nugent. He’s said the same types of things for longer than may of us pretend to be conservatives.

Egfrow on August 25, 2007 at 12:24 PM

To compare that to mlitary service is a slap in the face of the millions who have worn the uniform.
Bradky on August 25, 2007 at 5:40 AM

You’d have a good point, if i had actually done that. Problem is, i didn’t. My comment –

Not a coward? Ayuh.

Bradky on August 25, 2007 at 2:30 AM

I think most people would look at Nugent going to Afghanistan and conclude that no, he isn’t a coward.

No comparison to military service.

MB4 on August 25, 2007 at 6:02 AM

Bottom line is, you spread a bullsh*t rumor that you couldn’t back up and got called on it. If you don’t want that situation to occur, don’t spread rumors that you find on the internet.

forged rite on August 25, 2007 at 1:05 PM

Bottom line is, you spread a bullsh*t rumor that you couldn’t back up and got called on it. If you don’t want that situation to occur, don’t spread rumors that you find on the internet.

forged rite on August 25, 2007 at 1:05 PM

You were provided a couple of different sources. You choose very selectively what it is you will believe.

As I said if it is true he is a coward, plain and simple, no matter what he did after that. And his other quoted comments show him to be a very vile individual.

Bradky on August 25, 2007 at 11:16 PM

As I said if it is true he is a …

The poopy pants deferment story is obviously BS.

What that says about you is also obvious.

boris on August 26, 2007 at 7:07 PM

boris on August 26, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Obviously BS? How about some proof to debunk the sources?

Wait… you just know and truth is what you deem true… got it never mind.

Bradky on August 27, 2007 at 3:07 AM

The burden of proof is yours.

Nugent: “Didn’t happen”

Anybody with a brain: “obvious BS”

Bradky: “duh … what about me?”

Pretty clear what your problem is at this point.

boris on August 27, 2007 at 10:55 AM