Fox Nation has gone all Common, all the time, and now Karl Rove has crawled out of the slime to weigh in:
Tonight, the president and first lady will host an evening of American poetry at the White House ... Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and long-time Obama supporter Common will attend....
Fox News host Sean Hannity invited Bush's former White House adviser Karl Rove on to berate the president and first lady for "inviting a thug to the White House"...
Yeah, because no Republican politician would ever hang out with a musician who seemed to endorse violence....
As you can see in the video ... , Ted [Nugent] had some incredibly harsh words and actions for two Democratic presidential candidates: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
While holding two machine guns and pacing the stage, The Nuge spit his venom encouraging violence against the two candidates....
I was in Chicago, I said, 'Hey Obama, you might wanna suck on one of these you punk.' ... Obama, he's a piece of shit, I told him to suck on my machine gun. Lets hear it! [crowd cheers] I was in New York, I said, 'Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.' ... She might want to suck on my machine gun.The Nuge ended his speech by holding up two machine guns and yelling, "Freeeeedom!," William Wallace-style....
Yeah, no Republican would hang out with a thug like that:
Hours after Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala. But some attendees treated the show by the “Cat Scratch Fever” rocker like an infection.
Using machine guns as props, Nugent, 58, appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cutoff T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English speakers, said people who attended.
Nope, no Republican would give him the time of day:
During the private inaugural party at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, in 2000, President George W Bush glanced across the room and recognised a man who - by his own account - has urinated on a nun, soiled his trousers for a week in order to avoid the draft, and been detained on a charge of indecent exposure, after experiencing difficulties with his loincloth in Little Rock, Arkansas. The President confronted him as a matter of urgency.
"When he noticed me," Ted Nugent recalls, "he was surrounded by these huge bankrollers from his campaign. He literally swept past all of them and said: 'Laura! Look who's here! It's Ted!' Then he hugged me and took me by the shoulders. He said: 'Just keep doing what you're doing. Don't think that we don't know what you're up to out here. Stay on course. You're doing great.'"
Nope, no Republican whatsoever:
Republicans have way too much respect for decency and propriety:
A spokeswoman for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the self-proclaimed "tough nerd," says he met Thursday with rocker and outspoken celebrity hunter Ted Nugent in the Republican governor's office....
Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher says the governor called it a "great conversation" and "a lot of fun" to meet with Nugent. She says the governor appreciates that Nugent is champion of Michigan and its outdoors.
There's a huge difference between Republicans and a president who hangs out with thugs!
(For earlier coverage of Ted Nugent on this blog, go here and here.)
UPDATE: Sarah Palin now tells Fox News that an invitation to Common demonstrates that the White House lacks "class and decency" -- or, to quote Palin's own inimitable syntax, "The judgment is just so lacking of class and decency and all that's good about America with an invite like this." Well, on the subject of "class and decency," Sarah, see the video and photo #2, above.