Ted Nugent calls Obama 'clueless, rookie president'
Rocker Ted Nugent, a vocal advocate of the right to bear arms, calls Barack Obama "a clueless, rookie president" and Supreme Court justices who disagree with his stance on gun ownership "losers" and "weasels", in a scathing op-ed in The Washington Times.
U.S. officials have not commented on Nugent's article in the right-leaning newspaper, published after a Supreme Court 5-4 ruling on June 28 that extended the Second Amendment to states and cities and ahead of the Fourth of July holiday to celebrate the U.S.'s independence.
Nugent, 61, said it "comes as no surprise that this insane level of madness" reached the Supreme Court, "with the Mao Zedong fan club in the White House, a clueless, rookie president hellbent on spending like a maniac as unprecedented debt piles up all around him, and every other imaginable indicator of an America turned upside-down."
Nugent has often spoken against Obama and called him a communist. The rock singer and guitarist, most famous for songs such as "Cat Scratch Fever" and Damn Yankee's hit power ballad "High Enough", is also an author of the books Ted, White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto and God, Guns and Rock 'N' Roll.
Nugent said the Supreme Court's recent "McDonald v. City of Chicago" decision was "further proof that the American way is being attacked like never before."By all intellectually honest considerations, my gift of life qualifies as supreme, and not only worthy of defending, but clearly demanding to be defended by all moral beings," Nugent wrote. "And speaking of losers, sadly and frighteningly, some weasels made their way onto the Supreme Court who apparently do not agree with me."