Inflammatory conservative columnist Ted Nugent will be making two campaign appearances with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Abbott is predicted to run against Democratic opponent Wendy Davis, who has been the target of sexist attacks from the conservative media. Nugent himself has a lengthy history of vile misogynist commentary.
Nugent To Campaign With Republican Greg Abbott
Dallas Morning News: Nugent And Abbott Will Make Two Appearances On February 18. Nugent, who sits on the National Rifle Association board of directors and serves as a spokesperson for Outdoor Channel, will campaign with Abbott, who is running for the Republican nomination for Texas governor. From a February 13 article:
Republican governor's candidate Greg Abbott will welcome the start of early voting with rocker Ted Nugent on Tuesday with joint appearances in Denton and Wichita Falls.
While Abbott has highlighted his affection for gun rights, it would be hard to match the red, hot passion that the conservative rocker has for weaponry.
According to an itinerary put out by the Texas Eagle Forum, Nugent will join Abbott in Denton at 11 am at El Guapo's and again at 2:45 pm at Wichita Falls' 8th Street Coffee House. [Dallas Morning News, 2/13/14]
Nugent Claims Close Relationship With Abbott. During an October 30, 2013, Google Hangout hosted by a Detroit radio station, Nugent said, "I work closely with Greg Abbot and Governor Perry in Texas." [94.7 WCSX, 11/7/13, via Media Matters]
Nugent Has A History Of Profane Attacks On Women
Nugent: "Worthless Bitch" Hillary Clinton Should Ride My Machine Gun Into The Sunset. During a 2007 concert infamous for Nugent's claim that "piece of shit" then-Senator Barack Obama should "suck on [his] machine gun," Nugent also called Hillary Clinton a "worthless bitch," told Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to "suck on [his] machine gun," and called Sen. Dianne Feinstein a "worthless whore":
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 LiveLeak.com]
Nugent On Then-First Lady Clinton: "You Probably Can't Use The Term 'Toxic Cunt' In Your Magazine, But That's What She Is." From a July 7, 1994 interview with Denver, Colorado publication Westword:
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]
Nugent: Hillary Clinton Has "Scrotums." During a January 2014 appearance at a gun industry trade show, Nugent said, "Our politicians check their scrotum in at the door. Even Hillary, but obviously she has spare scrotums." [Guns.com, 1/17/14, via Media Matters]
Nugent: "Fat Chicks" Will Kill You. During a March 2013 interview on 9-11 truther Pete Santilli's conspiracy radio show, Nugent compared the benefits of abstaining from drugs and alcohol to avoiding "fat chicks":
NUGENT: You see, I never poisoned my body. My parents taught me that my gift of life is embodied in the sacred temple. So no drugs, no alcohol, no tobacco and no fat chicks. Stuff will kill you, Pete, I'm telling you, it's deadly. [Media Matters, 3/22/13]
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]
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":
[Houston Press, 7/24/12]
Nugent At 2012 Concert: "All The Skinny Girls Get A Free Machine Gun Tonight. The Big Girls Can Load Them." According to The Dallas Morning News, Nugent made the remark while holding a replica machine gun at an August 2012 concert in Fort Worth, Texas. [Dallas Morning News, 8/26/12]
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]
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:
[YouTube, accessed 2/14/14]
Nugent Calls Female Contestant On His Reality Show "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang." Nugent made the reference to his 1977 song "Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" -- an ode to a "teenage queen" -- on the March 4, 2013 edition of his show Wanted: Ted or Alive:
[The Sportsman Channel, Wanted: Ted or Alive, 3/4/13, via Media Matters]