The clueless and aging right–wing rocker Ted Nugent, a board member of the National Rifle Association, a group he describes as a “family, grassroots organization,” has joined an elite circle of lowlifes currently making a living by attacking teenage victims of a mass shooting.
Nugent, who isn’t good enough for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, called the Parkland school shooting survivors “mushy brained children who have been fed lies.” He made the comments during an appearance on The Joe Pags Show, a right–wing talk radio program, in which Nugent also said he was “literally stoned on freedom.”
Like, yeah, dude.
“First of all, I couldn’t be more proud to be a member of the National Rifle Association, along with millions and millions of good American law–abiding families,” the Motor City Nutcase said. “The National Rifle Association is families—good families. It’s the most important grassroots family organization in the world, Joe.”
Nugent also somehow linked the Constitution to gun nuts protecting “the gift of life.”
“Everything they say about guns is a lie,” he then said, referring to the outspoken teenagers who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. “They don’t know anything about weaponry, they don’t know anything about ballistics, and they certainly don’t know anything about the use of various weapons in crime and murder.”
Uh, excuse me? One thing the Douglas high school students do know about is guns and ballistics and murder and what it feels like to be on the receiving end of incoming fire from an AR–15 that killed 17 students and faculty and wounded several others.
“All you have to do now is not only feel sorry for the liars, but you have to go against them and pray to god that the lies can be crushed and the liars can be silenced so that real measures can be put into place to actually save children’s lives,” Nugent said.
He added (emphasis mine): “The lies from the left, the lies from these poor, mushy–brained children who have been fed lies and parrot the lies, they are actually committing spiritual suicide, because everything they recommend will cause more death and mayhem, guaranteed.”
Nugent joins several other right–wing NRA mouthpieces in attacking the teenagers, including Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham, who’s about to lose her show over it, and Pete Hegseth, who last weekend said on Fox & Friends, “Forgive me if I don’t want to watch a 9–year–old tell me that her dream is a world without guns.” He added, with no sense of irony, “They shouldn’t be giving me lessons on the Second Amendment. They should be in civics class.”
Several Republican politicians also have joined in the bullying, including neo–Nazi lawmaker Steve King from Iowa, who said the Parkland students shouldn’t be allowed to vote, and FL Sen. Marco Rubio, who in between ridiculous Bible quotes has accused the teens of “arrogance” and “boasting.”
Listen to Nugent’s entire interview here, if you can stomach it.