It is because of people like Ted Nugent that political debates can’t be civil anymore. Nugent, who received a visit from Secret Service agents after his bizarre rant against Barack Obama last month, can’t seem to contain himself.
In an interview with CBS’s Jeff Glor, Nugent flew off the handle and started hurling obscenities toward Glor and his female producer after Glor suggested that Nugent wasn’t moderate.
Nugent stressed he was moderate. He then made some strange connection between being politically moderate and helping dying kids. Amidst his rage, Nugent stated that he is an “extremely loving, passionate man” and “I’m a damn nice guy.”
And if you disagree with that, he’ll get in your face and yell at you.
Of course, Nugent thinks that by this time next year he will be dead or jailed. That was from his rant at an NRA convention in mid-April that led to his visit from Secret Service agents. Nugent said that he talked to those agents for 30-40 minutes and there was no problem. He hinted that they were ordered to investigate him by someone further up the command. Nugent even called the meeting with the Secret Service “adorable.”
It is rather difficult to connect either Nugent or the Secret Service as adorable. But that is the problem with Nugent. He goes off on the opposite of what should be appropriate for a conversation. His behavior would fit right into the extremists of either the Tea Party or Occupy movements.
It is unlikely that Nugent dumped a bunch of rage on the Secret Service agents who interviewed him because even Nugent has enough sense to do something that stupid.
After the interview, Nugent had an explanation why he lost control. He had to have a kidney stone removed.
Seriously. Nugent is blaming his rage on a kidney stone. If he was in discomfort, then that is understandable, but Nugent doesn’t look like a guy grabbing his side and bent over in agonizing pain. Perhaps the stone was in his brain. That would explain a lot. Perhaps we will see the “adorable” Ted Nugent from now on.
However, the larger question is not addressed. What happened to all the mental health clinics in Nugent’s part of Texas? This guy has some serious emotional problems and needs medication.