Ted Cruz Clearly Has No Problem With Ted Nugent’s Anti-Semitism
Earlier this week, garbage human Ted Nugent posted a bizarrely anti-Semitic post on Facebook in which suggested that gun control was some kind of Jewish conspiracy to….um…honestly, I don’t even know at this point.
Nugent has said and done many horrific and bigoted things before. He’s written an ode to how grand life would be if he could say the N-word. He’s said the elderly and the working poor should be banned from voting. He’s posited that it would have been better if the South had won the Civil War. He’s called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel.” He’s written a song about gangraping a thirteen-year-old girl with the help of a police officer–and his lust for underage women was not merely relegated to his songwriting either. He once adopted a teenage girl in order to legally have sex with her, and Courtney Love says she performed oral sex on him when she was 12-and-a-half. In spite of all this–or perhaps because of it–he’s been excitedly embraced by many prominent conservatives such as Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz.
However! With this latest incident, even gun enthusiasts are beginning to turn their backs on “The Nuge”–and requesting that he be ousted from the NRA board and stripped of his membership.
Alas, he’s not being shunned entirely–at least not by Ted Cruz, who still has a page up on his website boasting that Ted Nugent called him his “favorite Presidential candidate.” You would think that after an incident like this, that every GOP candidate still in the running would be scrambling to distance themselves from Nugent–but no.
And you know why that is? Because that party has gotten so toxic, and so hateful, that Ted Cruz and the rest realize that this is not a thing that would hurt them with their constituency. They don’t have to worry about it. In fact, were Cruz to denounce Nugent after these remarks, it would probably hurt his standing with the Republican base–given that the party line these days is that the worst thing anyone can do is to be mad about someone saying something bigoted or mean-spirited. Like some kind of Social Justice Warrior or something.
For what it’s worth, no other GOP Candidates have denounced him either.
H/T Media Matters