He’s a rhetorically violent psychopath. So why isn’t he a pariah in Republican circles?
It’s worth asking, because Nugent, who can now expect a Secret Service visit after saying he’d be dead or in jail this time next year if President Obama is re-elected, is mainstream enough in conservative circles tha he gets invited to speak at the NRA, and the Republican party’s presidential nominee seeks and receives his endorsement – something that is seen not as embarrassing, but valuable.
Is that who the GOP wants to be? besides, of Hillary Rosen, a CNN contract holder who based on that alone, cannot be part of the Obama campaign, can be stitched by the right to the president for things she says, how is Mitt Romney not stuck with Nugent?
Just questions, folks.
UPDATE: Nugent stands by, and even amplifies, his rant.