Let’s go with ‘content of character’ next time

July 9, 2014 | « back

By: Ted Nugent

We have all seen the roving reporter man-on-the-street interviews. I’m sure we all have some friends, acquaintances, even family members and others who have uttered the painful statement. I don’t know about anyone else, but when I first heard people say that they voted for Barack Obama because he was black, or that it was “time” for a black president, my skin crawled.

I am well aware that that statement of mine will be isolated and made out to be “racist” by the dishonest media and the maniacally boneheaded Saul Alinsky gang over at the Huff-n-Puff Post and beyond, but the real horror is that the worst case of racism I have ever witnessed in my lifetime was the indecent choice en mass by millions of Americans who defiled the sacrifices and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spat on his grave when they actually admitted that they voted for this president based on the color of his skin instead of the content of his character.

God help us all.

When haters have no substance whatsoever for debate, they always plummet to the accusations of racism, and it has become an embarrassment of the left. I laugh in their soulless, race-baiting faces.

I have always made my decisions in life as to who I associate or work with based on the content of one’s character, his or her work ethic, job skills and overall human decency, never the color of skin.

For the record, I have hired blacks, Hispanics and Asians throughout my long 50-plus year rock ‘n’ roll career, and not once did I give any considerations whatsoever to color of skin, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or anything other than the individual’s integrity, capabilities and humanity.

When the dumbing down of America reaches such desperate, mindless lows for so many people to think and say such a thing is bad enough. But even worse than the indecent act itself, to be so clueless and disconnected as to state it publicly without a hint of guilt or embarrassment is the obtuse manifestation of a cultural depravity of the worse kind.

And they keep it up even to this day, not only ignoring the out and out failures, violations, scandals, constant acts of outright arrogance and defiance of the law by this totally unqualified community organizer scam artist, but when anyone dares announce that the emperor has no clothes, like clockwork (orange) the zombie-like chant of “racism” and “racist” erupt like so many lost Pavlovian dogs.

Now we hear the incessant rumbling of yet more symbolism over substance rant that it is “time” for a woman president.

Say what?

Does that mean that it might be time for a woman bass player in my band? And what time would that be? And why a woman bass player instead of just the best bass player?

Why a black president, or a woman president, instead of simply the best person for president?

To those of us across America dedicated to performing to the absolute best of our ability, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other such transparent considerations mean absolutely nothing.

Those of us driven to be in the asset column of life, the asset column of America, know that the wisest choices are always about content of character. Period. (And that’s a real period, Mr. President.)

Does racism still exist in America today? I’m guessing that it does, but in my nonstop world travels over a lifetime, being the ultra-gregarious chap that I am, enjoying the friendships of many good people, performing more than 6,500 concerts around the globe, diligently pursuing diverse peoples and places, I have never personally witnessed racism or hatred of any kind with anyone I have ever met.

I learned long ago to surround myself with good, decent, smart, professional people, who must pass the content of character test before they get to hang with the Nuge.

Conversely, anytime you wish to witness seething, vicious hate, simply visit my Facebook account and witness the violent threats to kill me and my family because we: 1) hunt and eat venison, or 2) criticize certain elected officials, daring to demand accountability from our employees in government.

Think about it. They don’t just disagree, they threaten murder. These are my fellow Americans!

The Obama presidency will go down in history as the most embarrassing, tragic mistake America has ever made.

From the cloak of secrecy of so much of his past, his mad scramble to hide an entire segment of his youth, to his association with communist leaders like Frank Marshall Davis and Van Jones and Valerie Jarrett, his Chicago community organizer scams, his association with known terrorists like Bill Ayers, long-term relationships with racists like Rev. Wright and the Black Panthers, his very un-presidential “police acting stupidly” remarks, the Rose Garden make-up beer party, the apology tours, his clear disdain for capitalism and the entrepreneurial spirit, his blatant Marxist “redistribution” beliefs, his Fast and Furious gunrunning crimes, his outright racism and meddling in the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman fiasco, his defiance of SCOTUS rulings, his dangerous rookie moves in Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria, Israel, the ever escalating insane fiasco on our southern border, the insanity of declaring the Fort Hood terrorist attack a case of workplace violence, the insanity of Obamacare, his failed pledge to upgrade the VA, his IRS scandals and numerous acts of abuse of power, his nonstop campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime, his indecent tax-wasting Air Force One jaunts, the childish arrogance of using his “pen and phone” and stating “I am the president, I can do anything I want to do,” his propensity to play golf while the world burns, and pretty much everything this man does in total defiance of the U.S. Constitution’s direction for the greatest quality of life ever in the world.

Meanwhile, the light at the end of this ugly tunnel is the new awakening of more and more Americans to our “we the people” duty to remain engaged. Like the battlecry of the tea party movement to simply demand accountability from our elected employees, hope rings eternal that content of character will guide our decisions instead of the blatant racism that got us into this mess in the first place.

I still believe.