Moments after Denver talk-radio host Peter Boyles introduced him on air Monday morning, rocker Ted Nugent delivered a bizarre series of insults and slurs, saying the "media in this country is basically Joseph Goebbels' propaganda ministry" and then singing his "New American National Anthem," which consisted only of the cry of a sheep: "baa-aa--aa--aa, baa-aa-aa."
"It breaks my heart to have to say these things," Nugent said. "But we have to say these things. Because if you don't get rid of the bad and the ugly, the good will continue to be strangled."
"Ted, what has happened to the Republican Party?" asked Boyles, whose show airs on KNUS 710-AM.
"Someone extracted their scrotum with a rusty shiv," Nugent said. "They have no balls. I don't know where this 'Let's be Mr. Rogers with a Lawrence Welk soundtrack tie adjusting' mantra came from, but my god! If there's a life-support system attached to the GOP, it's flat-lining."
Nugent, who's a leading opponent of gun-safety laws, like those passed in Colorado, said he's spoiled because he lives in Texas, which, he said, should "not be confused with Colorado, [which is] the suburb of San Francisco."
"It's true!" replied Boyles.
"If ever there was a poster child for apathy, disconnect, laziness, and abandonment of We the People, and moral dereliction, it is Colorado," Nugent said, praising recall activists for sending the state in a better direction. But after his previous rant, much less his record as a gun nut, his praise of the recallers doesn't mean squat.
Here's a suggestion for Boyles, who has Tancredo on his show all the time: How about playing Nugent's interview for Tanc, and discussing it line-by-line? And then, at the end, finding out if Tancredo is proud to be endorsed by Nugent.