|The Man who mistook the President for a chair|
However, none can compare with Ted Nugent, who seems to be everywhere on the campaign trail these days, spouting off whatever comes to the top of his head and damn the consequences. His latest act was calling the President a "subhuman mongrel," while stumping for Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. This led to rebukes from Rand Paul and Rick Perry, who are definitely no friends of Obama. The Nuge was forced to apologize, "but on behalf of much better men than myself," which one assumes is Paul and Perry, as he seemed to leave Obama out of this rather vague act of contrition.
|The Nuge and Wheels (aka Greg Abbott) at a gun shop|
The major difference is that Democrats tended to shy away from Dr. Gonzo, especially in his latter years when his hard living caught up with him. By contrast, the Republicans went so far as to invite the Nuge, along with Willie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty (pictured below with Paul Ryan), to the President's State of the Union address. It would seem that despite the concerns, the GOP is willing to embrace such persons and take advantage of their "celebrity" status on the campaign trail.
|Of Ducks and Men|