The payoff came as Nugent’s earlier comments and song lyrics became a political issue during a campaign swing with Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. But city officials have said the move was more about the propriety of Nugent’s show for a family oriented Independence day festival than that controversy.
Nugent said he was appalled by the move, which he called pure politics.
“Those that hate me are following the Saul Alinsky playbook on how to dismantle, fundamentally transform the greatest nation and quality of life the world has ever known,” he said. “Those that hate me hate America, plain and simple.”
Nugent did not respond Tuesday to questions about published comments he made last week that Longview Mayor Jay Dean is racist and dishonest.
“I hear from reliable sources that the mayor is a racist and was offended that my band performs mostly African-American-influenced music,” Nugent was quoted as saying in a column that appeared Saturday in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Everyone knows ol’ Uncle Ted is the ultimate Independence Day rockout with the ultimate all-American, soul music, rockin’ soundtrack of defiance, liberty and freedom. We shall carry on. We are the good guys. Clueless, dishonest people like the mayor are the bad guys.”
Ted...Ted...you ignorant twit. You don't love America, you love a bumper sticker cartoon of what you think America is about.
If this nation were really about draft-dodging, friend-of-the-military poseur, blowhard guitar hacks....we wouldn't have made it this far. Your ilk is entertaining in a Honey-Boo-Boo sort of way, but those of us who support the 2nd Amendement and individual liberty on their merits...rather than picasso-ish caricatures of such...really wish you would limit your public efforts to whatever self-aggrandizing agitprop Sarah Palin has going on these days....and stop associating yourself with Conservatism.