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By Carolyn Shore Aresu as libby shaw.

Greg Abbott descended into a hole in hate hell when he invited Ted Nugent to serve as one of his surrogates. But at least we now know a side of Greg Abbott we may not have noticed until today.

We know whose company he keeps and who can speak on his behalf.

Apparently, in order to woo his far right wing base (as if they really needed to be wooed), Greg Abbott unleashed a racist psychopath to unpack a lot of hate while campaigning in North Texas today.

You know. The perfect way to bring out the best in people. Sarah Palin did the same in 2008 when running as Republican candidate for Vice President. At her rallies she would work supporters into a frenzy until one or a few of them would finally scream "kill him."  

Maybe this is how a Party that is bereft of ideas and goals for the future of the state, and for the country for that matter, has to excite its voters.  Fling 'em slabs of red meat dipped in hate and fear.


In the last century there was a group that referred to another group as subhuman. This would   be in 1930 Germany when the Nazis labeled Jewish people as subhuman.  

Nice company you keep, Mr. Abbott.

A few weeks ago, Nugent launched his latest verbal volley at President Obama, calling him a “subhuman mongrel,” among other things. On Tuesday afternoon’s Wolf, the eponymous host discussed Abbott’s decision to campaign with Nugent, and went into great detail about the historical origins of the rocker’s comments about the President. Blitzer asked Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News if the Abbott campaign was aware of “the history of that phrase, subhuman mongrel?”

“That’s what the Nazis called Jews to justify the genocide of the Jewish community,” he continued. “They called them ‘untermenschen,’ subhuman mongrels, if you read some of the literature that the Nazis put out there, there is a long history of that specific phrase he used involving the President of the United States.”

Since Mr. Nugent is one of your surrogates, Mr. Abbott, we can assume you approve of these choice tidbits too.
NUGENT: I was in Chicago last week. I was in Chicago and said, "Hey, Obama you might want to suck on one of these you punk." Obama, he's a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun. Let's hear it for him. And then I was in New York. I said, "Hey, Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch. Since I'm in California, how about [Senator] Barbara Boxer [D-CA], she might want to suck on my machine gun. And [Senator] Dianne Feinstein [D-CA], ride one of these you worthless whore. Any questions? [Ted Nugent, 8/21/07, accessed 2/14/14, via]
Really, Greg Abbott? You have a fine way of choosing your surrogates.

The next quote is far too nasty for the front page.

Cross posted on Texas Kaos.

About Hillary Clinton: "You probably can't use the term `toxic cunt' in your magazine, but that's what she is. Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This bitch is nothing but a two-bit whore for Fidel Castro." [Westword, 7/27/94]
Wow. What an effective way to win over women voters.  Thoughts, Mr. Abbott?
Nugent To Female CBS Producer: "I'll Fuck You, How's That Sound?" During a May 2012 outburst on CBS This Morning, Nugent made a lewd comment to an off-camera female producer while arguing his claim that he is "an extremely loving, passionate man" and "a damned nice guy." [CBS, CBS This Morning, 5/4/12, via Media Matters]
Do you consider Mr. Nugent a loving and nice guy, Mr. Abbott?
Nugent Album Cover Featured Nude, Bound Woman On A Platter With A Grenade In Her Mouth. The cover for Nugent's 2007 album "Love Grenade" -- which was subsequently replaced because of its offensiveness -- made the Houston Press' top ten list of "tasteless album covers":
Nice, huh?
Nugent: "What's A Feminist? Some Fat Pig Who Doesn't Get It Often Enough?" VH1's Behind the Music Remastered: Ted Nugent includes a video clip of Nugent saying that he thinks a feminist is "some fat pig who doesn't get it often enough." [VH1, Behind the Music Remastered: Ted Nugent, 1/30/12]
Do you share the same opinion of feminists, Mr. Abbott?
Nugent: Sarah Brady, Janet Reno Are "Dirty Whore[s]." In an undated performance of "Kiss My Glock," Nugent sings that both Sarah Brady, a leading gun violence prevention advocate, and former Attorney General Janet Reno are "dirty whore[s]." During the performance, Nugent's band also shot an arrow at a Nazi-flag-holding effigy of Reno, causing the effigy's pants to fall and reveal a giant phallus.

But what about the worst of the worse of Ted Nugent?

TED NUGENT (4/26/98) For some reason, I have a vivid recollection of hearing “Where Have You Been All My Life” (from Ted Nugent’s eponymous LP) on the juke box at a pizza place sometime in the mid 70s when I was I was in my mid teens. I don’t know why it made such an impression. I guess it just condensed everything juvenile about being, uh, juvenile. Unfortunately, Ted never progresses beyond his teenaged mentality as evidenced by this episode of Behind The Music. Ted spends the bulk of this program proving what a hypocrite he is. He lambastes drug users and alcohol drinkers, but repeatedly admits (without a trace of humility, however) to being a serial pedophile. Two relationships (one with his wife and one with “muse” Pele Massa, who was 17 when they started dating) were ended due to Ted’s infidelity while on the road, often with underage women. But Ted justifies his behavior with one of his trademark funny expressions: “alternative flesh management.” And look, I’m not anti hunting, I mean I don’t exactly dig the meat industry, but Ted has this attitude that you’re somehow stupid if you don’t hunt. I just think it’s unrealistic to believe that suddenly a nation of 290 million or so people are going to head to the woods every night before dinner. What is really surprising is his disdain for both fans and fellow band members. Both of which were necessary for his, um, success. Ted accuses fans of being unable to handle the energy of his shows when they behave violently, although tons of other bands have high energy shows without incident. And his determination to subdue singer Derek St. Holmes, resulting in his quitting the band seems incredibly pointless and stupid. You just have to laugh (well, I did) when they get to the part where Ted finds out that his management has blown all his money on chinchillas and horses. My favorite piece of Nuge-stalgia, however, is the video for his 1982 song “Bound And Gagged”. Ostensibly this song is in protest of the 1979 Iranian “hostage crisis”, but in reality it’s just an excuse for Ted to whine about flag burning while he and his band prance about in pastel spandex. Of course Ted never mentions the CIA’s coup of democratically elected Mohammad Mossadeq, and the atrocities of the US backed Shah that led to the revolution in ‘79. Oh well. And then, there’s Damn Yankees. Ouch! Ultimately Ted comes off like you or me when we were maybe 19 and we thought we had the answers to everything (apologies to all you 19 year old know it alls), and it was impossible to consider another view point. But Ted is still like that, and he’s in his fifties. I guess he plays guitar pretty well, though. (CB)
Shame on you Greg Abbott. You have absolutely no respect for the majority of Texas voters.  

Don't try to hide behind a curtain of entertainment, jokes or Second Amendment rights. Hatred is not entertainment. You dragged Ted Nugent out of his hole in hell for a reason.

What is your agenda for Texas if you are elected Governor, Mr. Abbott? Guns, God and Freedom?  What do these abstractions mean in everyday reality?

Small government, low taxes?  We already have small government and low taxes.  

What are you plans for education?  The same as Rick Perry, i.e. budget cuts for public schools and more charter schools?

What are your views on oversight of the state's programs and agencies?  Will they go the way of CPRIT, i.e. no oversight?

What about immigration, other than your plans for more drones, border walls and militarization?  What about the quality of life for the people in South Texas considering you want to turn the region into a war zone? You haven't mentioned this aspect so far.  

I'll tell you what your agenda means to me, Mr. Abbott.  You trotted out a psychopath because you have nothing else to offer to your base. Your buttoned up campaign tells me that an Abbott administration will be a continuation of the Perry administration. Pay to play, crony capitalism and it's my way or the highway politics.  No oversight of anything.  Businesses can run roughshod over consumers. Fracking and pollution will continue unchecked.  You and Ted Cruz will scream amnesty every time anyone proposes immigration reform.  

I guess this is why you are running a hate campaign against President Obama and powerful, successful women who are a threat to you, Mr. Abbott.  You have absolutely nothing new or consequential to offer Texas voters.  I guess this is why you have to hide behind the likes of Ted Nugent, also known as yet one more Vietnam War draft evader just like W. and Dick Cheney.  Guns, God, War and Cowardice.

Originally posted to Libby Shaw on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 07:13 PM PST.

Also republished by Houston Area Kossacks and TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans.

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  •  How can you write about Nugent (6+ / 0-)

    and not once mention the fact that the chickenshit statutory rapist literally shit and pissed his pants out of fear of being shipped to Vietnam.  He got out of fighting in Vietnam by crapping and pissing in his pants.

    Interviewer: How did you get out of the draft?

    Ted Nugent: Ted was a young boy, appearing to be a hippie but quite opposite in fact, working hard and playing hard, playing rock and roll like a deviant. People would question my sanity, I played so much. So I got my notice to be in the draft. Do you think I was gonna lay down my guitar and go play army? Give me a break! I was busy doin' it to it. I had a career Jack. If I was walkin' around, hippying down, getting' loaded and pickin' my ass like your common curs, I'd say "Hey yeah, go in the army. Beats the poop out of scuffin' around in the gutters." But I wasn't a gutter dog. I was a hard workin', mother****in' rock and roll musician.

    I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin' and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin' kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I'd drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.

    See, I approached the whole thing like, Ted Nugent, cool hard-workin' dude, is gonna wreak havoc on these imbeciles in the armed forces. I'm gonna play their own game, and I'm gonna destroy 'em. Now my whole body is crusted in poop and piss. I was ill. And three or four days before, I started stayin' awake. I was close to death, but I was in control. I was extremely antidrug as I've always been, but I snorted some crystal methedrine. Talk about one wounded motherf*cker. A guy put up four lines, and it was for all four of us, but I didn't know and I'm vacuuming that poop right up. I was a walking, talking hunk of human
    poop. I was six-foot-three of sin. So the guys took me down to the physical, and my nerves, my emotions were distraught. I was not a good person. I was wounded. But as painful and nauseous as it was — 'cause I was really into bein' clean and on the ball — I made gutter swine hippies look like football players. I was deviano.

    So I went in, and those guys in uniform couldn't believe the smell. They were ridiculin' me and pushin' me around and I was cryin', but all the time I was laughin' to myself. When they stuck the needle in my arm for the blood test I passed out, and when I came to they were kicking me into the wall. Then they made everybody take off their pants, and I did, and this sergeant says, "Oh my God, put those back on! You f*cking swine you!" Then they had a urine test and I couldn't piss, But my poop was just like ooze, man, so I poop in the cup and put it on the counter. I had poop on my hand and my arm. The guy almost puked. I was so proud. I knew I had these chumps beat. The last thing I remember was wakin' up in the ear test booth and they were sweepin' up. So I went home and cleaned up.

    They took a putty knife to me. I got the street rats out of my hair, ate some good steaks, beans, potatoes, cottage cheese, milk. A couple of days and I was ready to kick ass. And in the mail I got this big juicy 4-F. They'd call dead people before they’d call my ass. But you know the funny thing about it? I'd make an incredible army man. I'd be a colonel before you knew what hit you, and I'd have the baddest bunch of motherf*ckin' killers you'd ever seen in my platoon. But I just wasn't into it. I was too busy doin' my own thing, you know?

    A real patriot that one.  It's a shame he didn't go to Vietnam.  he either would have been shot in the back while running away from a fight or would have been fragged for being a dick.

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 07:37:35 PM PST

  •  Oh, Greg Abbott, you'll never wash off the stink (4+ / 0-)

    of old poopy pants now.

  •   (3+ / 0-)

    GOP just can't stop their hate, Abbott may win in Texas but will kill the GOP down the line.

  •  Somewhere, (1+ / 0-)
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    Libby Shaw

    in a sane country, this sort of fecal skidmarking by Abbott would constitute the end of the line.

    ... but not in Texas.

    "May we have another, Greg?"

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