Ted Nugent Proves His Idiocy Yet Again by Taking President Obama’s Comments Out of Context

1937950_10152243622572489_1113865489_nI’ve read several comments by people who simply say, “Who cares what Ted Nugent says, he’s an idiot!” whenever I write an article about him.  Which has been fairly often here lately since he’s been actively campaigning with the man who wants to be the next governor of Texas.  When a prominent gubernatorial candidate is campaigning with a man who has a self-admitted fondness for young, underaged girls and uses Nazi slurs toward President Obama, that is news.

Now Teddy is making a fool out of himself once again, claiming that Obama supporters attacking him for using the “subhuman mongrel” slur are hypocrites because Obama referred to himself as a mongrel during an interview with The View.

It’s true that Obama did use the term “mongrel” during an interview with The View. 

Except it was used in a completely different context than the way Nugent used it.


President Obama and Barbara Walters were discussing his race, and how he’s dealt with being biracial growing up.  Obama said:

“Well you know, when I was young, and going through the identity crises that any teenager goes through — I wrote a whole book about this — part of what I realized was that if the world saw me as African-American, then that wasn’t something I needed to run away from, that’s something that I could go ahead and embrace. And the interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is that we are sort of a mongrel people. I mean, we’re all kind of mixed up. That’s actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it. And so, I’m less interested in how we label ourselves, and more interested in how we treat each other. And if we’re treating each other right, then I can be African-American, I can be multi-racial, I can be, you name it, what matters is, am I showing people respect, am I caring for other people, that’s I think the message we want to send.”

Now let’s look at the definition of mongrel:

Mongrel: an individual resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds or strains.

In other words, someone with a diverse and mixed background.  What Obama was alluding to with his use of the word “mongrel” is that as Americans we are all mixed in our heritage.  You know, how it’s defined.

Nugent seems unaware that words can change their meaning based on the context.

Take the word “gay” for instance.  If I went out and said to someone, “I have a gay friend.”  That’s not offensive.  But if I go up to a homosexual and refer to them as “a gay” that could be taken as derogatory.


Using the term “mongrel” in its proper context isn’t offensive.  Pairing it with “subhuman” (which then makes it a commonly used Nazi term) is offensive.  Especially when it was included with this lovely rant:

“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist raised communist educated communist nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.”

You know, I’d love for just one reporter to ask Ted Nugent what freedoms has he lost since Obama became president.  Just have a pen and a piece of paper ready, slide it over to him, then have him list five freedoms he no longer has due to policies passed under President Obama.

Man, I bet watching that reaction would be priceless.

But Nugent trying to pivot this controversy toward the president because Obama used the term “mongrel” properly in a statement almost four years ago is simply pathetic.

Ted Nugent is an absolute clown, and I love the fact that he’s quickly becoming one of the first faces people think of when they mention the Republican party.

Because the more people like Nugent continue to make headlines for their right-wing idiocy, the deeper the hole the Republican party digs itself into.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • bebo

    I’ll say it again….Nugent is a douchebag that should just keep his fool mouth shut….

    • Gary Smith

      The thing is, I’m kind of conflicted about Nugent: as a guitarist, I find his playing appealing, but as a human with a functioning soul, I find the rest repellent. I’m wondering if his musical talent can sue to be emancipated from him.

  • Edward Krebbs

    Yeah, but when did President Obama refer to himself as subhuman ?

    • Darkthunder

      He didn’t. But Nugent said he did, so I guess Tea Party conservatives believes it’s true.

  • Sunnysmom

    I am stunned to think the Texas Gubernatorial candidate couldn’t get a better 2nd Amendment spokesperson for his campaign. lol Really scraping the bottom of the barrel on this one.

    • Green_Devil

      C’mon, what better person to represent insane gun-toting shitheads than The Nuge? He’s the poster child for the NRA and its opposition to even the most common-sense gun control laws and the fact that an unhinged child-raping pants-shitting scumsucker like Nugent still is able to own all the guns he wants shows what a pack of fucking lies Nugent and the NRA are spouting.

      • shutdafrtdoor

        See my post below brother…

  • Kevin Daugherty

    GREAT article Allen youre the man. And Ted aint.

  • Rochelle Lynn Dunlap

    Can this POS even write or read? You might be waiting a long time for that list!!

  • Rod Haney

    As a diehard music fan, it just keeps getting harder and harder to separate the music from the man.
    Every time Nugent opens his mouth and spews his idiocy, it makes it harder to listen the music that made him famous.

  • mickey

    you can’t say, who cares what he says, because the ignorant listen to folks like him and they care. you have to care to stop this moron

  • Sunny Ray

    What a stain…

  • shutdafrtdoor

    He is showing clear signs of mania or dimensia… maybe he should be taken into custody for the safety of himself and others…BOY that would put a kink in his barrel!