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TEXAS: Ted Nugent Rocks Texas Campaign for GOP's Greg Abbott

Ted Nugent Rocks Texas Campaign for GOP’s Greg Abbott

By Arlette Saenz

Feb 18, 2014 2:45pm
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is drawing criticism for campaigning for governor today alongside the controversial rocker Ted Nugent.

Nugent, who has made incendiary comments about President Obama and women, campaigned with Abbott today at Get Out The Vote events in Denton and Wichita Falls, Texas.
Abbott’s opponent, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, and Democrats are criticizing Abbott’s decision to hit the campaign trail with Nugent.

“Greg Abbott’s embrace of Ted Nugent is an insult to every Texan — every man, woman, husband, and father. If this is Greg Abbott’s idea of values, it’s repulsive,” Davis said in a statement.
“Just last month, Ted Nugent called President Barack Obama a ‘subhuman mongrel’ and ‘gangster.’ He spews hate against our first African-American president and in return, Attorney General Greg Abbott welcomes him to the campaign trail. Is this how Abbott celebrates Black History Month?” Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, said.

The Texas governor’s race is part of ABC News’ 14 for 14 coverage. Click here for a snapshot of the race.

During the 2012 campaign, Nugent was investigated by the Secret Service after making potentially threatening remarks against the president.

“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Nugent said at the National Rifle Association Conference in 2012. Nugent, who endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign, met with the Secret Service, who later dismissed the rocker’s comments.

Last month Nugent had fresh insults for Obama.

“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America,” Nugent said in an interview with

Nugent has also made controversial remarks about women. In 2007, he called then Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a “worthless b****.”
But Nugent seems unfazed by this week’s criticism, tweeting Tuesday morning before his events with Abbott.

Ted Nugent @TedNugent
Proudly campaigning for the great TX AG Greg Abbott for TX governor
8:38 AM - 18 Feb 2014

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Greg Abbott is touring the state and stopping in your area
Join us in supporting Greg Abbott for Governor!
Attorney General Greg Abbott will be touring the state, meeting Texans throughout the early voting period for the March 4th Primary. Check below for a list of events to see when Greg Abbott will be coming to your area.
Tim Lambert, Chairman of THSC PAC, reiterated the PAC’s support of Greg Abbott for Governor when he said, "I have known Greg Abbott for many years and he has demonstrated a commitment to the right of parents to teach their children at home and clearly understands the fundamental constitutional right of parents to direct the care, control and upbringing of their children. For that and many other reasons I and the Texas Home School Coalition PAC are glad to endorse him in his race for Governor of Texas."


Denton, TX – Special Guest: Ted Nugent
Tuesday, February 18th; 11:00 AM
El Guapo’s
419 Elm Street

Wichita Falls, TX – Special Guest: Ted Nugent
Tuesday, February 18th, 2:45 PM
8th Street Coffee House
710 8th Street

Tyler, TX
Wednesday, February 19; 10:45 AM
Loggins Restaurant
137 S. Glenwood Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX
Wednesday, February 19th; 2:00 PM
9ers Grill
5870 New Territory Blvd

Corpus Christi, TX
Friday, February 21st; 1:30 PM
Dos Comales Café and Cantina
227 North Water Street

McKinney, TX
Monday, February 24th; 10:45 AM
The Pantry Restaurant
214 East Louisiana Street

Abilene, TX
Monday, February 24th; 2:00 PM
Betty Rose’s Little Brisket
1055 N. Judge Ely Blvd

Amarillo, TX
Tuesday, February 25th: 11:45 AM
Café Marizon
6151 Hillside Rd

Lubbock, TX
Tuesday, February 25th: 2:45 PM
Jimenez Bakery and Restaurant
1217 Crickets Avenue

Conroe, TX
Wednesday, February 26th; 12:00 PM
Montgomery Party GOP Headquarters
310 Metcalf Street

San Antonio, TX
Wednesday, February 26th; 3:15 PM
Rita’s on the River
254 E. Commerce Street

Fort Worth, TX
Thursday, February 27th: 11:00 AM
Jake’s Hamburgers
515 Main Street

Midland, TX
Thursday, February 27th; 3:45 PM
Garardo’s Casita
2407 North Big Spring Street

Waco, TX
Friday, February 28th; 10:15 AM
Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant
220 S 3rd Street

Beaumont, TX
Friday, February 28th; 1:45 PM
The Café
730 Liberty Street

Houston, TX
Monday, March 3rd; 11:00 AM
Southwell’s Hamburger Grill
1909 Taylor Street

Dallas, TX
Monday, March 3rd; 2:45 PM
Norma’s Café
17721 Dallas Parkway

Contact Jeremy Newman
Director of Public Policy
Texas Home School Coalition
Copyright © 2014 Texas Home School Coalition, All rights reserved.

Abbott, whose office is independent of the governor, has been leading the state's legal challenge to virtually every notable piece of legislation that's come out of Washington in the Obama era. Abbott has sued the Environmental Protection Agency 17 times over air quality standards and greenhouse gas emissions. (He believes carbon dioxide can't be a pollutant because it is emitted by humans, and after experiencing freezing temperatures in Midland, he once tweeted, "Whatever happened to global warming?" It was January.)

He challenged the Department of Health and Human Services four times: over funding that was attached to abortion reimbursements, for mandating that all employers provide access to contraception, over the Affordable Care Act, and for the taxation scheme in the 2003 Medicare expansion.

He sued then-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner over section III of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill, which gives the federal government the power to liquidate big banks.

He twice sued US Attorney General Eric Holder over the Department of Justice's rejection of the state's voter ID law and redistricting plans. (After the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, Abbott announced that Texas' voter ID law would go into effect immediately.)

He sued the Department of Education over a delay in the disbursement of $830 million in federal education funds.

He sued the Department of the Interior three times: over the Obama administration's moratorium on offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon spill, the creation of a new national wildlife refuge on the Upper Neches River, and a proposed casino on the Kickapoo Indian reservation. He took the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to court over reporting requirements for pipeline companies.

Even the National Marine Fisheries Service entered Abbott's crosshairs this spring, after the agency proposed "shortening the red snapper recreational fishing season in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the states' coasts." Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; take away his fish and hell hath no fury.
Abbott's opposition to any form of federal control is so fierce he even went to court to argue that Texas cities should not be compelled to provide wheelchair access because he believed the Americans With Disabilities Act was unconstitutional—despite the fact that Abbott himself has been paralyzed from the waist down since 1984, when he was struck by a falling tree.

But Abbott's biggest legacy in Washington may be the Republican who has done the most to shake it up in Obama's second term—Sen. Ted Cruz, whose political career Abbott helped launch a decade ago when he hired Cruz to be the state's first solicitor general. Cruz won election to the Senate last fall largely on the strength of his anti-Washington record as a solicitor general. But his cases were really Abbott's cases, a fact Cruz's opponents sought to use against him during the campaign.

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Hey, looks like you may have a winner here! Good going Texas!

I just pray Ted Nugent would show up in D.C. on May 16th!  What a blast that would be!

Good for you!  Keep trying...! 



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