Memo to the Supreme Court: Ted Nugent is not a fan of this Obamacare business.
The guitar hero of the GOP sounded off about the nuances of politics and health care policy in The Washington Times on Friday, giving Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts the full blast of his disdain from his platform on the right-leaning paper’s op-ed page.
Nugent set the tone of his piece with a startling opening salvo: “With Chief Justice Roberts’ vote to save Obamacare, I was reminded of what my dad told me more than 50 years ago: Never trust a man who wears a black robe. He might be naked under there.”
After rhetorically disrobing Roberts (and giving readers reason to skip to the next article), Nugent took issue with other conservatives’ argument that the top court’s pro-Obamacare ruling could “galvanize” the right and boost presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s chances at the polls this November.
“There are some things more important than politics and elections,” opined Nugent, author of “God, Guns & Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto.”
Regardless, it’s the principle of the thing that rankled him most -- with his “traitor vote,” according to Nugent, Roberts “squandered the opportunity to restore judicial, financial and legislative sanity to a government that by any sane person’s standards is insane and addicted to centralized federal control of our lives.”
Ramping up his attack, the Detroit-born musician wondered how the U.S. might have turned out if a key chapter in its history had played out differently. “I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War,” he said, before ominously suggesting that the chief justice and his cohorts might have “engineered the demise of America” by propping up Obamacare.
Finally, the Second Amendment advocate, who caught heat for taking verbal aim at the president earlier this year, went out with a bang at the end of his piece. “The smothering era of socialism is here,” he warned.