10 years ago I wrote a wholly accurate and completely fact-based piece about child rapin', draft dodgin', Ted Nugent which was picked up in the early days of Twitter and got some wide-spread play in rightwing blogs of the day.
Nugent has always been a weak asshole (SWIDT) and like all those insecure white men who adopt Reactionary politics later in life he became a fanatical zealot to cover for his own deficiencies and short-comings.
Ted Nugent is a groomer and child rapist, he's admitted as much in interviews, in his Caveman autobiography and has been identified as such by Courtney Love who stated Ted raped her when Courtney was 12 years old.
And of course, child raping Ted Nugent was a chickenhawk coward who shit his pants to avoid being drafted for Vietnam but, was gung ho about other Americans serving in George W. Bush's Invasions and War Crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But, all of Ted's antics and crimes (grooming and child rape) are ignored because he threatened to kill Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Conservatives don't actually believe or adhere to any of the so-called values, moral, or ethics they espouse but simply use those things as rhetorical cudgels to beat up The Left and elected Democrats. This would be more widely known but, the Corporate Media is invested in normalizing rightwing behavior and as such becomes a willing co-conspirator in advancing the Fascist Republican Agenda of intolerance, oppression, and adulation of the Rich.
Ted Nugent's childish insecurity about being a Real Man is why he adopted his Bow Hunting, Tough Talking, Rightwing stance. Ted knows he's a coward at heart. Ted's insecurity also leads him to tear down others to make himself feel better about himself.
Which is why Ted Nugent has recently been attacking Joan Jett. Seriously, Nugent is such a misogynist asshole he can't let Jett have any attention because of his feelings of insecurity. Joan Jett's classic albums are better than Ted's. Ted Nugent is so indicative of that generation of right-wingers (much like Dennis Miller) in that he has to be over the top in his rightwing zealotry to cover for the fact that he's no longer in the spotlight in his field.
Joan Jett to her credit simply stated the facts about Domestic Terrorist, Chickenhawk coward, Child Raping Ted Nugent;
“Is that his implication… that he should be on the list instead of me?” Jett asked after NME told her about Nugent’s snide remarks. “Well, that’s just typical — it’s what I’ve dealt with my whole life, being written off. Ted Nugent has to live with being Ted Nugent. He has to be in that body, so that’s punishment enough. He’s not a tough guy. He plays tough guy, This is the guy who shit his pants — literally — so he didn’t have to go in the Army.”