|GOP rising star: Ted Nugent|
They claimed that their rancor and vitriol represented passionate patriotism for the American way, free market and Second Amendment rights that Obama threatened to take away.
Remember the chant: "Obama wants your gun"
The Tea Party, newly galvanized, led the charge. They vehemently condemned all media watchers, pundits and politicians that called them racist -- even in the midst of the pathetic and silly (yes you Trump) bither movement.
And then gun nut, washed up rocker, neo-confederate, draft dodger and confessed pedophile Ted Nugent once again unequivocally proved the white cape fits:
Ted Nugent may have made his name as a rock musician, but today he increasingly is known for his controversial comments about President Barack Obama. At a January gun expo in Las Vegas, Nugent described Obama as "a communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured, subhuman mongrel."
"That’s what the Nazis called Jews to justify the genocide of the Jewish community," Blitzer said in a Feb. 18, 2014, interview. "They called them untermenschen, subhuman mongrels. If you read some of the literature that the Nazis put out there, there is a long history of that specific phrase he used involving the president of the United States." source
I must add: Ted Nugent is not a GOP/Tea Party outlier, quite the contrary, Nugent is very much connected to mainstream Republicans. He frequently shared the stage with Sarah Palin; he campaigned for Mitt Romney; and, he was a State of the Union invited guest of congressman Steve Stockman.
Nugent now is campaigning with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. This led CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to question whether the Abbott campaign understands the history of such language. (Abbott has not distanced himself from Nugent.) source
Beware: The only thing missing is the burning cross...